#SustyTalk: Budweiser Brewing Group’s Mauricio Coindreau on renewable energy procurement
edie's #SustyTalk interview series continues with an exclusive discussion with Budweiser Brewing Group's head of procurement & sustainability Mauricio Coindreau.
With edie readers working remotely or on furlough, this exclusive series of video interviews keeps you connected to the inspirational business leaders who are continuing to drive sustainability and champion climate action from their own homes.
#SustyTalk is all about keeping edie’s loyal readers connected to sustainable business leaders across the world, whilst reminding us all that sustainability and climate action must go on through the current Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.
The latest episode sees edie’s senior reporter Sarah George speaking with Budweiser Brewing Group’s head of procurement & sustainability Mauricio Coindreau.
This discussion took place shortly after Budweiser Brewing Group achieved a pledge to power all breweries and operations with 100% renewable electricity. The firm has invested in a combination of onsite generation and power purchase agreements (PPAs) to achieve this milestone, working with partners including CleanEarth Energy.
In this interview, Coindreau outlines some of his key learnings from the process in the hopes of helping listeners looking to generate and/or procure their own renewable energy.
He also outlines how businesses can better embed sustainability in procurement decisions and other key departments, to show true leadership in the run-up to COP26.
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The Clean Energy report – the first in this series – is now available to download for free here. Hosted in association with British Gas, it contains an up-to-date snapshot of clean energy policies, progress and challenges globally, as well as outlining the desired outcome in this field at the talks themselves. Also detailed are the ways in which the private and public sector can contribute to the energy transition at this pivotal moment in time.
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