Educating SMEs to reduce their carbon footprint


businesses supported in 12 months


carbon events with sector-specific training for business leaders


Santander Navigator members have access to exclusive Webinars

About Santander

International banking group Santander are expert in providing bespoke export advice to SMEs across the UK. Following their digital Navigator Portal launch, Santander’s goal has been to educate businesses on minimising, reducing, and offsetting export emissions from supply chains, manufacturing, and transportation activities.

As one of Santander’s preferred partners, One Tribe supports Santander in helping businesses on their Net Zero journey.

The team at One Tribe also provides advice and education to help SMEs reduce their carbon footprint impact.

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The Challenge

Decarbonising Exports

The environmental implications of exporting products and goods are vast, as is the confusion around how to offset and mitigate this impact. From manufacturing, warehousing, shipping, and distribution, reducing and offsetting a company’s carbon footprint can seem daunting. Many businesses feel unsure about where to start and how to progress to Net Zero.

More and more businesses also recognise their impact and the responsibility to do more to combat climate change. They are also subject to new legal requirements on ESG reporting, but finding and understanding the most effective ways to comply can be difficult.

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The partnership between Santander and One Tribe is pivotal in helping Business leaders to understand more about Carbon and enable thousands of businesses across the UK to take their first or next steps towards Net Zero.

Ric Porteus

One Tribe's CEO

The Solution

Partnering to minimise the environmental impact of exports

Santander created the Navigator platform to support UK companies with international growth needs and overcome trade-related obstacles. The Santander team partnered with One Tribe to prioritise sustainability solutions and minimise the environmental impact of exports. 

In addition to supporting businesses directly, One Tribe also provides training via a series of Carbon Education events. The events, launched in September 2022, focus on high-carbon-emitting sectors such as logistics, food and drink, retail and wholesale, and tech and media. 

The Carbon Education series includes a variety of educational blog posts, interactive webinars, and podcasts. It helps business leaders to understand the environmental impact of exporting goods and services, how to measure and offset carbon emissions, the benefits of high-grade nature-based offsets, and the steps businesses need to take to become Net Zero and Carbon Positive.

The Results

Delivering solutions to thousands of businesses

One Tribe’s Carbon Education series, including webinars, podcasts and practical guidance, has already supported thousands of businesses. The series is accessible to all Santander Navigator platform subscribers and is also promoted by the Department for International Trade advisors (DIT) and the Food and Drink Export Association to extend support to all UK businesses seeking sustainable export advice and solutions. 

One Tribe has educated many businesses through the decarbonisation process thanks to its partnership with Santander, offering a full Net Zero service that helps businesses measure, reduce and offset their remaining business emissions.

Find the right solution for your business and join One Tribe today

Eric currently works as an independent consultant at the intersection of nature and climate, focused on catalysing market and non-market solutions to drive the just transition.

He previously was Head of Product at Earthshot Labs, supporting nature conservation and restoration projects across the global south secure project finance. Prior to Earthshot Labs, Eric led nature-based carbon project development for Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique and founded the Carbon Cooperative, a global alliance of leading nature conservation and restoration practitioners exploring carbon finance. After serving in the Peace Corps in Mozambique out of university, he spent much of his 20s working in community-based conservation and ecosystem restoration efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa interspersed with two startup ventures as co-founder and CEO of a mental health tech startup and COO of a sustainable coffee company. Eric has a dual Masters in Environmental Engineering and Environmental Policy from Stanford University where he was a NSF Graduate Research Fellow and a BS in Environmental Engineering from Tufts University.

Alan is a risk management thought-leader, superconnector, and FinTech pioneer. His mission is to enable an Earth Positive economy which includes nature in global accounting systems.

Alan is Founder of Generation Blue, a venture studio dedicated to planetary game changers powered by exponential technologies. Previously, Alan established Natural Capital Markets at Lykke AG, pioneering blockchain based forestry and carbon backed tokens. Alan has over two decades of risk management experience advising global financial institutions, and was a founding member of the RiskMetrics Group, a JPMorgan spin-off. Alan is an investor and advisor to regenerative impact ventures, including TreeBuddy.Earth, Regenativ, and Vlinder Climate.

Lori Whitecalf made history when she became the first woman to be elected Chief of Sweetgrass First Nation in 2011. She served three terms of office from 2011-2017.  

Lori took a two-year hiatus from leadership to expand the family ranch and serve as the FSIN Senior Industry Liaison. She was re-elected on November 29. 2019 and again on November 30, 2021, as Chief of Sweetgrass. Chief Whitecalf practises a traditional lifestyle of hunting, fishing and gathering. She currently sits on the following boards: Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology, FSIN Lands and Resource Commission, Battle River Treaty 6 Health Centre and Battleford Agency Tribal Chiefs Executive Council, FSIN Women’s Commission.

Tina is the Chief Business Officer for MLTC Industrial Investments, the Economic Development arm of the Meadow Lake Tribal Council. She has a diverse background of experience. Having spent 15 years as a municipal Chief Operating Officer, 20 years involved in Saskatchewan’s Health Authority Board Keewatin Yatthe and 9 years with Northern Lights Board of Education. 


She continues as a Board Member with Beaver River Community Futures supporting small business development in her home region. Tina brings a wealth of experience in a variety of fields and many connections to the Indigenous communities of Northern Saskatchewan. In addition Tina holds a BA Advanced from the U of S, a Certificate in Local Government Authority from the U of R and is certified as a Professional Economic Developer for Saskatchewan and a certified Technician Aboriginal Economic Developer (TAED).

Tootoosis’ career spans 40+ years in HRM, political leadership, and Indigenous economic development, as a dedicated bridge builder and advocate for Indigenous causes.
As a key member of the Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA) team since 2021, he develops strategies for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission final report and Call to Action #92.

He is a graduate of the First Nations University of Canada and a certified Professional Aboriginal Economic Developer. Spearheading various community initiatives while serving as a Chair of the SIEDN while directing ILDII and WIBF. Founder of MGT Consulting Tootoosis is based in Saskatoon, Treaty Six Territory.

Cy Standing (Wakanya Najin in Dakota) has a long and distinguished career including serving overseas as an Electronics Technician in the Royal Canadian Air Force, former Chief of Wahpeton Dakota Nation, former Vice Chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indigenous Nations (FSIN), past Executive Director of Community Development Branch of the Department of Northern Saskatchewan as well as an Order in Council appointment to the Federal Parole Board.  

Mr. Standing has served as a Director on many Profit and Non-Profit Corporate Boards, including serving as a Director for Affinity Credit Union with assets of over six billion dollars as well as IMI Brokerage and Wanuskewin and is currently a member of the One Tribe Indigenous Carbon Board.