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From Commitment to Implementation: ‘Take Action’ on Climate

London

 

Date and Time

Tuesday October 4, 2016
9:00 am-2:30 pm BST


Location

London


Topics

#Climate Change


The Paris Agreement, adopted in December 2015, is a decisive, defining, and catalytic instrument for building a thriving clean economy, and the We Mean Business coalition has provided a successful platform—the “Take Action” commitments—for companies and investors to contribute to this shift. To date, more than 1,000 commitments have been made on this platform by 431 companies representing more than US$8.1 trillion in revenue, and by 183 investors with more than US$20.7 trillion in assets under management.

BSR and CDP—as two of the seven co-founding members of We Mean Business—will hold a half day of workshops on three of the “Take Action” commitments: “Adopt a Science-Based Emissions Reduction Target,” “Remove commodity-driven deforestation from all supply chains by 2020,” and “Commit to 100 Percent Renewable Power." Through these three sessions, participants will hear from companies who have implemented the commitments and from technical experts who will present them in detail.  

Whether your company has already made a commitment or is considering doing so, this event will help you understand:

  • The drivers of and barriers to implementation
  • The benefits of making these commitments—from concrete results on climate to recognition by peers and civil society
  • The gold standard in corporate climate action for your industry

Speakers

  • Farid Baddache, Former Managing Director, BSR
  • Mike Barry, Director of Plan A, Marks and Spencer
  • Dorothee Bernier, Sustainable Development Manager, Thalys
  • Erin Callahan, Manager Global Initiatives, CDP
  • Philippe Deconinck, CSR Manager Environment and Supply Chain, Proximus
  • Andrew Griffiths, Sustainability Manager, Nestlé
  • Peter Hughes, Director of Sustainability, Pearson
  • Katie McCoy, Head of Forests Program, CDP
  • Emilie Prattico, Former Manager, BSR
  • Nigel Topping, CEO, We Mean Business
  • Wesley White, Director of Environmental Sustainability, AstraZeneca
  • Dr. Susie Wood, Senior Manager Science Based Targets, CDP

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