Available to watch on demand: edie's net-zero business webinar
edie's most recent webinar outlined how businesses can engage staff, consumers, stakeholders and suppliers to inspire a global movement towards net-zero emissions, featuring experts from the UK Green Building Council, ITV and International Airlines Group (IAG).
Having taken place on Tuesday 5 November at 3pm, the webinar explored how sustainability professionals can engage internally and externally to create a collective movement to deliver net-zero emissions by 2050, at the latest. It is now available to watch on demand here.
Note: the webinar is part of edie’s Net-Zero November, a dedicated month of content and action to drive progress towards net-zero. More information will be released shortly.
Following 12 months of heightened climate awareness driven by the climate strikes that have occupied cities across the globe, businesses are no longer expected to merely operate within the planetary boundaries. Instead, an era is arising where corporates must reflect their role in society through their actions, beliefs and demands.
This webinar, sponsored by EDF Energy, explores how the early adopters of corporate climate activism have managed to align their business models with a purpose that brings consumers and suppliers with them on a journey towards a decarbonised and closed-loop world.
The UK Green Building Council’s chief executive Julie Hirigoyen discussed how the organisation mobilised climate action by engaging and taking part with the global climate strikes.
ITV's senior manager of Social Purpose Julia Giannini presented on the company's effort to embed climate action and green awareness across the business following the declaration that it will set a 1.5C science-based target.
Topics to discover:
How to tap into the global strike movement to make sustainability business critical
How to grow a staff force that is educated and dedicated to sustainability
Bringing the supply chain on the net-zero journey.
INTRODUCTION AND CHAIR:
Content Editor, edie.net
VINCENT DE RUL
Director of Energy Solutions, EDF Energy
Vincent joined EDF Energy to head the Business Development Team, having also managed the business sales team, responsible for EDF Energy supply activity for our business customers. He is now Director of Energy Solutions, thus responsible for the development and sales of all Energy Solutions for our business customers, including energy monitoring and energy efficiency, Demand Side Response, Storage, Electric Vehicles and storage.
Vincent joined us from EDF Fenice Rus, the Russian subsidiary of Dalkia, where he was Chief Executive Officer. Operating as an Energy Service Company (ESCO) in Russia since the end of 2009, Fenice Rus helps its industrial clients to improve the energy efficiency and environmental impact of their factories through energy service and performance contracts.
Chief executive, UK Green Building Council.
As Chief Executive of UKGBC Julie is focused on delivering lasting change within the industry by engaging with UKGBC members, regulators, and wider stakeholders in an effective and collaborative way.
Julie was previously UK Head of Sustainability and an International Director at JLL, having come into JLL as a result of an acquisition. JLL acquired Upstream, a leading sustainability consultancy which Julie was co-founder and Joint MD of, in 2007. Having led the Upstream team through the integration into JLL, Julie oversaw further development of cutting-edge sustainability services to property investors and occupiers across the UK and EMEA.
Senior manager of Social Purpose, ITV
Julia Giannini is a corporate responsibility strategy development and implementation, communications and engagement specialist. As Senior Social Purpose Manager at ITV she helped develop ITV’s new Social Purpose strategy: Shaping Culture for Good. At ITV she is also Environmental lead, influencing ITV's response to the environmental agenda both on and off screen. She is currently working with the business to develop implementation roadmaps for ITV’s new Environmental targets that include setting a science based emissions target and becoming a zero waste business
Group sustainability manager, International Airlines Group
Carrie is Group Sustainability Manager at International Airlines Group (IAG) where she coordinates sustainability strategy across the Group’s airlines including Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia, Vueling and LEVEL. With over 20 years’ experience in aviation, Carrie has led sustainability communications and cultural transformation programmes in several organisations including Heathrow Airport and NATS UK air traffic control. IAG is the first airline group worldwide to commit to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The Group’s recent launch of its Flightpath net-zero campaign is the latest in a number of trailblazing sustainability programmes that reflect her commitment to delivering positive change.
The webinar is available to watch, on-demand, for those who registered. Register to watch the webinar here.