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Spring Forum
Series 2015

Upcoming Events

Building Climate-Resilient Supply Chains

London, UK

 

Date and Time

Thursday May 28, 2015
9:30 am-5:30 pm


Location

London, UK


Topics

#Climate Change, #Resilience, #Supply Chain


BSR Spring Forum: A Series of Events on Climate

This spring, BSR will gather the business community ahead of the COP21 climate talks to drive leadership on climate with a series of spring events throughout Europe.

BSR will share its business and climate strategy, Business in a Climate-Constrained World, and how climate “wedges” can be applied to different industries and sectors and—when combined—how they can contribute to a 2°C pathway, which is generally considered the upper limit of global temperature rise to avoid catastrophic climate impacts.

How to Build Climate-Resilient Supply Chains

As part of the event series, BSR will hold a one-day event dedicated to climate and supply chains on May 28 in London.

Typically, more than 50 percent of an average corporation’s carbon emissions are from the supply chain. As a result, global supply chains are one of the most critical opportunities for companies to reduce their climate impacts and to gain business benefits from building resilience.

At this event, BSR will launch its report on climate-resilient supply chains, which will include a step-by-step framework for managing this important risk area, case studies from BSR member companies and partners, and best practices for companies in the consumer products, information and communications technology, retail, and food, beverage, and agriculture sectors.

Agenda

(Subject to change)

  • 9:30-10 a.m.: Registration and networking
  • 10 a.m.-noon: Workshop: climate strategy and the “wedges” approach
  • Noon-1 p.m.: Networking lunch
  • 1-3 p.m.: Panel discussion: Key findings of BSR’s climate and supply chains report and discussion of case studies
  • 3:00-3:30 p.m.: Networking break
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m.: Panel discussion: Best practices on climate and supply chains with corporate leaders
  • 4:30 p.m.: Cocktail reception

Sponsor

M&S logo

This event is kindly sponsored by Marks & Spencer (M&S).

Partner

CDP logo Responsible Investor logo

Speakers

  • Mike Barry, Director, Plan A, Marks & Spencer
  • Michael Beutler, Sustainability Operations Director, Kering
  • Dexter Galvin, Head of Supply Chain, CDP
  • Gabrielle Ginér, Environmental Sustainability Program Manager, BT Group
  • Tara Norton, Former Managing Director, BSR
  • Eric Olson, Former Senior Vice President, BSR
  • Emilie Prattico, Former Manager, BSR
  • Hugh Wheelan, Managing Editor, Responsible Investor (moderator)

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