Webinar: The sustainable business power hour: Preparing to lead in 2019

Event Date: 06/12/2018 1:00 pm

This live, interactive webinar will see a range of sustainability leadership experts offer advice, share real-experience cases studies and reveal the key trends to watch out for that will help sustainability professionals hit the ground running in 2019.

Hosted in association with GridBeyond and the 2019 Sustainability Leaders Forum, this live, interactive webinar will hear from some of the leaders of the low-carbon revolution that are igniting new thought-processes, behaviours and initiatives across their business to decarbonise operations and embed sustainability at the heart of their company. 

The recent IPCC report underlined the urgent need to redefine climate action and push for even more ambition in 2019. Meanwhile, the global plastics problem has rapidly become one of the biggest waste issues of our time. Fortunately, in the face of these challenges, some businesses have taken the lead in 2018, driving positive change and building new momentum through ambitious pledges. 

But, how do these businesses take up this ‘leadership’ position? With 2019 just around the corner, this interactive webinar will break down exactly how sustainability and energy professionals can transform their business into a sustainability leader over the next 12 months. The ‘power hour’ session will provide expert tips along with the key trends and industry developments to be aware of in 2019 – all in the space of 60 minutes.

Discussion points:

  • The push for ‘net-zero’. The IPCC report has led to the likes of BT setting a new net-zero carbon target, while the UK Government is now discussing what such an ambition would look like for the entire nation. How can other businesses begin to align their own emissions reductions under this more ambitious roadmap?
  • The plastics problem in 2019 – Public awareness of the environmental harm that some plastics can cause reached new heights over the last 12 months and looks likely to be the ongoing hot topic into 2019. But the conversation is changing, and – as this webinar will reveal – businesses need to look at a lifecycle approach to resource use.
  • Finding your real purpose – Building trust with ethically aware consumers is vital to business growth. But, in the digital age, greenwash is easy to spot. How can businesses find and use their purpose to promote sustainability best practice and build consumer trust? This webinar will explore the answers.





Content Editor, edie.net

Ramon Arratia

Sustainability director, Ball Beverage Packaging Europe

Bridget Jackson

Director of sustainability, PwC

Wayne Muncaster

Managing director, GridBeyond


Martin Gettings

Head of Sustainability, Canary Wharf Group


edie’s Sustainability Leaders Forum 2019 

This webinar will features some of the speakers appearing at edie’s Sustainability Leaders Forum in 2019. The two-day event, taking place on 5-6 February 2019 at the Building Design Centre in London, will include more in-depth debates on science-based targets, how to solve the plastics crisis and the state of corporate action on sustainable packaging. 

For more information and to register for the 2019 Sustainability Leaders Forum, click here.

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