Embedding Social and Environmental Benefits in Renewable Energy

September 30, 2020 by  
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Embedding Social and Environmental Benefits in Renewable Energy Renewable energy deployments are on the rise. The U.S. alone is expected to add 132 to 157GW of new renewable energy capacity in the next five years. How and where that renewable energy is deployed can drive radically different outcomes — with the potential to maximize positive impact for a range of stakeholders or limit benefits to just a few.  Traditionally, renewable energy procurement and project selection focuses on financial and logistical criteria (e.g. price, risk, volume, location, timing). These are essential criteria but they do not provide a comprehensive view of everything that matters. Some renewable energy projects displace more fossil fuels than others, some are built at the cost of critical habitat for plants and animals, and others share jobs and infrastructure benefits with the local community. By incorporating additional social and environmental criteria (e.g. additionality, land use, emission avoidance, job creation) into the renewable energy procurement process, buyers can conduct a holistic evaluation of projects and better identify the ‘best’ renewable energy projects. In this webcast you’ll learn: Why a holistic approach to renewable energy procurement is important How a large company has applied this approach and received buy-in from the full organization How you can incorporate a number of critical environmental and social criteria into your evaluation process Moderator: Sarah Golden, Senior Energy Analyst & VERGE Energy Chair, GreenBiz Speakers: Megan Lorenzen, Sustainability Manager, Salesforce Bruce McKenney, Director for Strategic Initiatives, Energy & Infrastructure, The Nature Conservancy  Henry Richardson, Senior Analyst, WattTime.org Alex Klonick, Manager, REBA If you can’t tune in live, please register and we will email you a link to access the archived webcast footage and resources, available to you on-demand after the webcast. taylor flores Wed, 09/30/2020 – 07:52 Sarah Golden Senior Energy Analyst & VERGE Energy Chair GreenBiz Group @sbgolden gbz_webcast_date Thu, 10/15/2020 – 10:00 – Thu, 10/15/2020 – 11:00

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Developing a Comprehensive Circular Economy Strategy

September 11, 2020 by  
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Developing a Comprehensive Circular Economy Strategy How can companies establish an organizational circular economy strategy that’s owned and embraced by key internal stakeholders? The impacts of circular initiatives can ripple throughout a business and its supply chain, creating opportunity and disruption in its wake. But no matter how visionary or comprehensive, a circular economy strategy will translate into real-world impact only if it breaks through silos and takes hold across an organization. Hear from leaders who not only have established comprehensive circular economy strategies, but also effectively implemented them across their organization. This discussion explores the structure of different circular economy strategies — including core focus areas, KPIs, ownership and impacts on compensation — as well as actionable tactics to engage colleagues, assure alignment and create cross-functional initiatives without derailing existing operations. Speakers John Davies, VP, Senior Analyst, GreenBiz Group   Xavier Houot, Global SVP Safety, Environment, Real Estate, Schneider Electric Natasha Scotnicki, Program Manager, Circular Economy, Cisco Holly Secon Thu, 09/10/2020 – 20:19 Featured Off

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How to Design for the Future

September 9, 2020 by  
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How to Design for the Future   How do we design for the future amid the disruptive present? Speakers Tim Brown, Chair, IDEO Lauren Phipps, Director & Senior Analyst, Circular Economy, GreenBiz Group Holly Secon Wed, 09/09/2020 – 13:17 Featured Off

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Network Effect: From Neurocircuits to Circular Economies

September 9, 2020 by  
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Network Effect: From Neurocircuits to Circular Economies Structuring circular economies like a neural network enables our transition from linear use, lowers risk through collective action and unlocks low-hanging circular wins. Hear from neuroscientist turned circular economy start-up founder Garry Cooper, whose company, Rheaply, is generating millions in savings for partnered organizations by scaling corporate reuse and facilitating circular materials flows. Speakers Garry Cooper, CEO, Rheaply Holly Secon Wed, 09/09/2020 – 13:14 Featured Off

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SDG Ambition: Scaling Business Impact for the Decade of Action

June 25, 2020 by  
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SDG Ambition: Scaling Business Impact for the Decade of Action Now more than ever, companies everywhere must unite in the business of a more resilient, sustainable world. Despite progress made in many areas, we are not on track to deliver on the SDGs by 2030. In fact, the United Nations Global Compact Progress Report 2020 reveals only 39 per cent of companies surveyed believe they have targets that are sufficiently ambitious to meet the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Less than a third consider their industry to be moving fast enough to deliver priority SDGs. While 84 per cent of companies surveyed are taking action on SDGs, only 46 per cent are embedding them into their core business and only 37 per cent are designing business models that contribute to the SDGs.  The need for increased business ambition is clear but how do companies get started? How do they set ambitious benchmarks in the areas that will have the greatest business impact on the SDGs and accelerate integration of sustainable development into enterprise management processes and systems? In this webcast: Learn how to prioritize opportunities for SDG impact through core business activities – operations, products & services, and value chain Learn about best practice business benchmarks to gauge whether corporate activities are aiming at the necessary level of ambition to deliver on the SDGs Hear how companies can set goals – or level-set existing goals – in line with what is required to achieve the SDGs and about the processes and tools required to meet them Learn about SDG Ambition, a new accelerator initiative, in partnership with SAP and Accenture that aims to empower and equip companies to set ambitious corporate targets aligned with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and accelerate integration into core business management Moderator: John Davies, Vice President & Senior Analyst, GreenBiz Group Speakers: Sue Allchurch, Chief, Outreach & Engagement, UN Global Compact Michael D. Hughes, Manager, Sustainability & Responsible Business, Accenture Ann Rosenberg, Senior Vice President, UN Partnerships and Sustainability, SAP If you can’t tune in live, please register and we will email you a link to access the archived webcast footage and resources, available to you on-demand after the webcast. taylor flores Thu, 06/25/2020 – 11:22 John Davies VP, Senior Analyst GreenBiz @greenbizjd Sue Allchurch Chief, Outreach & Engagement UN Global Compact @allchurch_sue Michael Hughes Manager, Sustainability & Responsible Business Accenture Ann Rosenberg Senior Vice President, UN Partnerships and Sustainability SAP gbz_webcast_date Tue, 07/21/2020 – 10:00 – Tue, 07/21/2020 – 11:00

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