#SustyTalk: P&G’s James McCall on nature-based climate solutions

edie's #SustyTalk interview series continues with Procter & Gamble's (P&G) senior director of global climate and supply chain sustainability James McCall, who provides exclusive insight into the firm's new emissions targets.

With edie readers working remotely or on furlough, this brand new 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 dialling P&G’s senior director of global climate and supply chain sustainability James McCall, who played an instrumental role in the development of the firm’s new carbon-neutral target.

Announced in July, the target is for P&G to neutralise all operational emissions by 2030. P&G is investing heavily in nature-based climate solutions to deliver against this ambition and, in this exclusive interview, James provides insight as to why this approach was developed and how it will be developed. 

“We felt like this is a critical point in time; we are at a precipice and we need to make some major differences,” James explains. “First and foremost, our goal is always to reduce – the best emissions are the ones that are never produced.”  

James also discusses, among other topics, the use of offsetting, the importance of tackling downstream Scope 3 emissions and advice for communicating on sustainability during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Click here to see our catalogue of #SustyTalk video interviews.

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edie staff


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