Date and Time
December 4, 2023
10:00 am-11:00 am GST
Dubai (Finland Pavilion, OR02G4, Blue Zone)
Digitalization will play a key role in enabling climate action—but it will also drive up demand for critical minerals and metals. The World Bank estimates that the proliferation of clean energy technologies could lead to an increase of nearly 500 percent in demand for minerals such as graphite, lithium, and cobalt by 2050. Many clean energy technologies depend on extensive digitalization, including 5G networks, which will lead to a further increase in demand for key metals and minerals.
In this event, Nokia and guest speakers, including BSR Director Giulio Berruti, will unpack how the digital industry can embrace circularity to enable the green transition while also avoiding a metals and minerals crunch, all the while minimizing emissions while ensuring equitable access to key resources.
Access the livestream here.
- Melissa Schoeb, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Nokia
- Ville Tavio, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development, Republic of Finland
- Karen Basiye, VP Sustainability, Safaricom plc
- Giulio Berruti, Director, Climate Change, BSR
- Philippe Tuzzolino, VP Environment, Orange Group
- Subho Mukherjee, Vice President Sustainability and Global Head of ESG, Nokia
Director, Climate Change, BSR
Giulio leads BSR's climate work in the EMEA region. BSR works globally on value chain decarbonization across consulting, collaborative initiatives, and grants. Giulio brings expertise in Scope 3 supplier engagement, reverse sourcing, and commodities decarbonization, as well as helping companies implement their net zero and environmental targets. He also works across sectors on implementing the TCFD recommendations and climate scenario analysis.
Prior to joining BSR, Giulio worked for climate change consulting firm EcoAct in both France and Kenya. His work focused on climate targets, carbon neutrality, and project implementation, as well climate risk assessments. He speaks English, French, Italian, and Spanish.
Giulio holds an M.S. in Sustainability from HEC Paris School of Management. He also holds a double degree M.S. in Management and Industrial Engineering and a double degree B.S. in Technology and International Business from Politecnico di Torino and UIC Barcelona