To meet the 1.5-Degree target requires ambitious investments and innovations. Discover some of the latest innovations, collaborations and technologies that are accelerating the move to a low-carbon economy
The nature of all businesses is to grow but, under current models, this growth comes at the expense of the environment. Pioneering companies are changing cultures, systems, markets and strategies that mitigate impacts in areas such as; carbon emissions, plastic waste, deforestation and water to provide a net-positive impact on the environment while the company prospers financially.
Moderator: Sandra Seru Director Forum for the Future
Satya Tripathi Assistant Secretary-General UN Environment
Jay Gould CEO Interface
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James F. Kenney Mayor Philadelphia
Public-Private collaborations will be critical to delivering a connected and clean city of the future. Hear how local Governments, cities, investors and companies are working together to build smart, circular cities that help to decarbonize the urban space.
Moderator: Stephanie Kersten-Johnston CEC New York Organiser Circular Economy Club
Ravinder Bhalla Mayor, City of Hoboken Hoboken
Jon Mitchell Mayor, New Bedford New Bedford
Kurt Summers Treasurer City of Chicago
Increasing pressure on natural resources are forcing companies take a Life-Cycle-Analysis approach to product development. How can you embed such an approach within R&D, innovation, procurement and marketing?
Moderator: Kevin Eckerle Director of Corporate Research & Engagement NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business
Bridget Croke VP External Affairs Closed Loop Partners
Giulio Bonazzi Chairman and CEO Aquafil
Joey Bergstein CEO Seventh Generation
John Coyne Vice President and General Counsel Unilever
Jason Pelz Circular Economy Director Tetra Pak
To achieve the 1.5-Degree Target requires ambitious collaborations across industry value chains. From transportation to buildings, hear how companies are collaborating to accelerate the adoption of renewables across the value chain.
Moderator: Terry Slavin Editor Ethical Corporation
Tom Murray Vice President EDF
Nathan Truitt Vice President of Strategic Partnerships American Forest Foundation
Tim Fleming Director of Enterprise Sustainability AT&T
Plastic has been an invention that has been seen until recent years as the perfect material for product packaging.
However, its strengths are also its weakness. In this 90-120 minute Chatham-House rules workshop, learn how to:
John Kotlarczyk Senior Director, CSR & Waste Reduction Walgreen Boots Alliance
Andy Keller CEO & President Chicobag
John Hocevar Oceans Campaign Director Greenpeace
Judy Panayos Sr Director, Sustainability, Supply Management Sodexo
Keith Christman Managing Director, Plastics Markets American Chemistry Council
2020 deforestation targets are fast approaching, and many companies haven’t reached what they set out to. What does leadership look like moving forward? Learn how your company can take the lead on deforestation and drive change through partnerships on a national level.
Dan Strechay Interim Director of Outreach & Engagement and U.S. Representative RSPO
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