Available to watch on-demand: Climate-resilient supply chains webinar featuring BT and HPE
edie's latest webinar, focused on how businesses can build sustainable, climate-resilient supply chains featuring expert insight from sustainability professionals from BT, HPE, Project X Global and UL. It is now available to watch on-demand.
This one-hour webinar, which took place on Thursday 16 April 2PM-3PM (BST) explored how businesses are moving from ‘risk’ to ‘resilience’ with their supply chains by championing sustainability, increasing transparency, and engaging suppliers with climate action.
As the threats of the climate crisis become ever more real, the onus is on businesses to future-proof operations through effective engagement with the supply chain. From comprehensive measurement and auditing through to the development of collaborative initiatives to spur collective action – this is arguably the most important piece of the sustainability puzzle.
At the same time, disruption caused by the coronavirus is disrupting how business can engage with suppliers during the lockdown. As such, sustainability professionals are struggling to grasp how to engage with suppliers and internal colleagues to ensure emissions reductions aren't forgotten across the value chain.
This edie webinar, hosted in association with UL, brought together a selection of sustainability and supply chain experts to showcase how organisations large and small can engage with suppliers to deliver deep decarbonisation and accelerate climate action.
Specifically, the webinar aimed to equip energy and sustainability professionals with unique insights into how to spur the use of renewable energy among suppliers; enhance social sustainability at every point in the chain, and monitor and report progress.
INTRODUCTION AND CHAIR:
Content Editor, edie.net
Senior Sustainability Consultant at UL
Adrian leads UL’s Carbon Management practice. In this role he applies a decade of experience working with many of the world’s largest companies to measure and manage their carbon footprint. He blends technical depth developed between 2015 and 2019 with UL and strategic vision gained between 2011 and 2014 with Accenture. Combined these enable him to take a precision approach to decarbonization. His main focus, and personal mission is helping global brands understand emissions hotspots in their supply chain so that they can target their carbon reduction activities for maximum impact.
CEO & Co-Founder Project X Global
With a career of over 20 years of experience in value chain, sustainability and banking, Marcela is a recognised leader in purpose-led transformation models, with a proven track record in South America, North America and Europe. Prior to co-founding Project X, Marcela was Head of Customer Innovation at RBS, and a member of its Corporate Banking Board, where she led innovative programmes transforming the way traditional systems work together, resulting in multi-million pound savings, additional revenue for the bank, its customers and suppliers and significant environmental benefits.
Technologist, Circular Economy, IT Efficiency and Sustainability,
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Mateo Dugand is an Energy & Sustainability Engineer, who holds a Master’s degree in Energy Management and Sustainability Engineering from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland. Today, Mateo Dugand leads HPE’s practice for collaboration on circular economy, sustainability and IT efficiency in EMEA. He partners with HPE’s largest customers, stakeholders, and governments to develop net positive solutions to business challenges, share best practices, and drive new business opportunities.
Head of Sustainable Business 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. Gabrielle represents BT in external fora – WBCSD, We Mean Business and the UNFCCC Momentum for Change Advisory Panel.
- Carrot or stick: How to decarbonise your supply chain?
- The role of transparency and risk analysis in future-proofing product supply
- Looking beyond the ‘four walls’ to drive sustainability
The webinar will be available on-demand afterwards for those who have registered. Register for the webinar here.