Available on demand: edie’s science-based targets webinar

Individuals looking to adopt and implement science-based targets for their business are encouraged to watch edie's recent on demand free webinar, which featured expert insight from the likes of BT, Capgemini and The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group.

Brought to you as part of the UK Government’s Green Great Britain Week, this webinar took place on Thursday 18 October – a day dedicated to Business Action as part of the Week.


Science-based targets offer a massive opportunity to build investor confidence, enhance brand reputation and drive bottom-line savings. This webinar will hear from a selection of sustainability leaders and experts to help you deliver a successful science-based targets strategy.

Almost 500 companies have committed to taking science-based climate action, with 140+ firms having approved science-based targets in place. But adopting such ambitious carbon-reduction goals is not without its challenges.

This webinar cuts through the complexity and provides you with the answers, by hearing from leading businesses and science-based targets experts to map out exactly how science-based targets can be used to future-proof growth.

Webinar speakers:

– Eliot Whittington, Director of Policy (Acting) Director, The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group

Eliot leads the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) team that bridges between business and policy makers to bring about a more sustainable economy. He is the current Director of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group, which brings together businesses to work towards a step change in policy and action on climate change, and of the EU Green Growth Platform, which creates a common space for governments, businesses and parliamentarians to collaborate in support of a greener EU economy.

– Gabrielle Ginér, Head of Environmental Policy, BT

Gabrielle has worked on BT’s environmental sustainability programmes since 2009.  Her work has spanned BT’s carbon targets, including BT’s recent 1.5 degrees Celsius science-based carbon reduction target, BT’s net positive carbon abatement target, ICT’s carbon abatement potential and BT supply chain engagement initiatives, such as the award winning BT Better Future Supplier Forum.

– James Robey, Global Head of Corporate Sustainability, Capgemini

James has been driving the sustainability agenda at Capgemini since 2008 – initially for Capgemini UK and since January 2011 globally.  Bringing together the local sustainability leaders from across the Group, James broadened Capgemini’s traditional community focus into a wide-ranging programme covering Environmental Sustainability, Community Engagement and Diversity & Inclusion.

– Harry Verhaar, Head of Global Public & Government Affairs, Signify (formerly Philips Lighting)

A recipient of the 2011 UN Leader of Change Award, Harry is responsible for Signify’s relationship management with the World Economic Forum, UN and the World Bank and is a founding member of UNEP’s en.lighten program and the SE4All’s Global Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform. He holds an MSc in Solid State Luminescence from the University of Utrecht.

Incorporating expert sessions and live audience Q&A, the webinar is free to watch and is now available on-demand.


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