Webinar: Climate activism: Redefining business engagement to help reach net-zero


5 November 2019

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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.

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:

 

Matt Mace

Content Editor, edie.net

 

Speaker:

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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.

 

JULIE HIRIGOYEN

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.

 

JULIA GIANNINI

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

 

CARRIE HARRIS

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.    




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