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A Climate Crash Course for EMEA High-Growth Tech Companies

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This convening is by invitation only and is part of a broader series of meetings among young, high-growth companies. Please contact jmorris@bsr.org if you are interested in attending.


Date and Time

Tuesday June 15, 2021
5:00 pm-6:00 pm CET


Location

Webinar


Topics

#Climate Change


The topic of climate change is more important than ever, no matter where you are in your sustainability journey.

While COVID-19 highlighted immediate social and economic issues that need to be addressed, it also served as an indicator of how global shocks, such as those expected with climate change, can disrupt even the most resilient companies. In fact, climate risks can be more wide-ranging and disruptive to the global economy and businesses.

2021 has seen a renewed global commitment to fight climate change. The European Council and European Parliament reached provisional agreements on climate law, setting in legislation the objective of a climate-neutral EU by 2050, and strengthening the 2030 GHG reduction target to “at least 55 percent” below 1990 levels.

What does this mean for a young, high-growth tech company? How can early-stage companies starting out today develop a climate strategy that meets the moment, learns from and leapfrogs others, and fits their business model, scale and stakeholder expectations?

Join us for a facilitated discussion with BSR’s climate lead Giulio Berruti and high-growth company representatives to share approaches and challenges to developing and implementing a climate strategy.

Topics to be covered include:

  • The global and EU context and challenge presented by climate change
  • Understanding, setting, and developing a strategy to meet a net zero emissions commitment (hear about Okta’s 100% renewable electricity commitment)
  • How a younger, fast-growing company can decarbonize its business operations

We will also provide basic next steps to help growing companies understand climate footprint and build a roadmap to decarbonization, net zero, and science-based targets.

This convening is by invitation only and is part of a broader series of meetings among young, high-growth companies. Please contact Jonathan Morris at jmorris@bsr.org if you are interested in attending. 

Speakers

  • Alison Colwell, Director of ESG and Sustainability, Okta
  • Alice Steenland, CSO, Dassault Systemes
  • Giulio Berruti, Director, BSR
  • Jonathan Morris, Associate Director, BSR
  • Christine Diamente, Managing Director, Business Transformation, BSR

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