Emerging Trends in Climate Resiliency and Leveraging Scope 3 as a Strategic Advantage: Join Us for this Impactful Two-Part Webinar Series
Register Here – Feb. 25th: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/3614757/0FA35AB9CCF63F6B9ED402B7FE76A3E8
Register Here – March 25th: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/3614787/8BD5C85EADA7D4ABC2019CE005EFFBF4
Part 1: February 25, 2022 at 12:00 – 1:00pm CT
Emerging Trends in Company Decarbonization and Climate Resiliency Strategy
Investors and regulators increasingly expect companies to have both a decarbonization strategy (greenhouse gas accounting, science-based targets, low-carbon transition plan) and a climate resiliency strategy (managing acute/chronic physical risks and regulatory/market transition risks). In this program, climate and carbon strategy experts will discuss key emerging trends in carbon reduction and climate risk assessments, including Scope 3 greenhouse gas accounting, the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), internal carbon prices, and Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) disclosures.
Sustainability experts will discuss:
- The differences between climate goals and carbon goals – and how to guide appropriate strategies for each
- How to tie climate and carbon strategies to common frameworks including Science Based Target Initiatives (SBTi) and TCFD.
- Actionable tools for organizations, including publicly available climate risk assessment data, facility climate resiliency toolkits, and decarbonization strategies
- How to leverage existing resources to implement new climate strategies cost-effectively
Moderator: Nate Kimball, a climate risk and ESG expert with Antea Group. Nate has more than 12 years of leadership experience delivering climate-related disclosures, risk assessments, policies, and operational plans that align with a resilient, low-carbon future. He excels at bringing groups of stakeholders together to drive consensus and facilitate decision making on critical climate-related issues. Nate developed climate mitigation and adaptation solutions for the built environment for the city of New York and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Among other projects, Nate delivered New York City’s first stormwater resiliency plan and managed the Port Authority’s greenhouse gas inventory, decarbonization plan, and CDP disclosures. He has developed strategic climate risk assessments and sustainability plans for New York and New Jersey airports. Nate holds an MBA from New York University Stern School of Business and a Bachelor’s in Earth Science from Vassar College. Nate is based in New York.
Speaker: Tara Brown serves as Jack Henry’s Director of Corporate Responsibility, a role charged with setting the strategy and delivering the execution of the organization’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) efforts. Prior to stepping into ESG leadership, her positions were focused on advancing social initiatives including talent development and diversity, equity, and inclusion. The S&P 500 company is a leading SaaS provider of technology solutions primarily for the financial services industry. Over the last three years, Jack Henry has completed a materiality survey for environmental and social topics, published its inaugural sustainability report, assessed its climate-related risks, and reduced GHG emissions by 16.6%. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology, is a certified Professional in Human Resources, and received her Strategic Planning certification from Northwestern University. https://www.
(Additional speakers to be announced.)
Part 2: March 25, 2022 at 12:00 – 1:00pm CT
Engaging the Supply Chain on Scope 3 Emissions for Strategic Advantage
For most companies, Scope 3 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions created throughout the supply chain are by far the largest contributor to their overall carbon footprint. Because Scope 3 emissions are indirect, they are hard to control or even influence, making them a weak link in ESG strategy and performance. With increasing expectations around ESG performance and ambitious goal setting (e.g., science-based targets), carbon footprint is being scrutinized for companies of all sizes, meaning companies that can rein in Scope 3 emissions have a strategic advantage when it comes to ESG. However, this process is often experienced as a “squeeze,” where companies are simultaneously feeling pressure to reduce their own emissions as suppliers to their major customers while putting pressure on their supply chain to reduce its footprint.
During this webinar, attendees will learn:
- How to help companies increase their attractiveness as sustainable vendors
- How to develop and implement effective strategies to methodically reduce Scope 3 emissions throughout your supply chain while maintaining successful supplier relationships
- What to expect and how to plan for future requirements around Scope 3 reporting
- How to use supply chain management as a differentiator in ESG performance
- How to leverage existing tools, processes, and systems to build supplier engagement programs
Moderator: Peylina Chu is a Senior Vice President at Antea Group and responsible for leading the company’s ESG market strategy, including Antea Group’s ESG advisory services. She has more than 25 years of consulting experience helping multinational companies develop ESG strategies to improve operational performance and strengthen business resilience, with much of her current work focused on climate, carbon, and associated supply chain challenges. She currently serves as Executive Director for the Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (www.hprc.org) and as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Inogen Environmental Alliance (www.inogenet.com), an alliance of global environmental health and safety and sustainability consultants. Peylina is based in Boston, MA.
Speaker: Jing Zhang, Senior Advisor on Climate at the Value Reporting Foundation, is an accomplished executive with deep expertise in R&D, business development, and large-scale initiatives involving cross-functional teams. He has demonstrated ability to quantify complex risks of multiple asset classes and their interactions and excels in integrating and leveraging innovative technologies to emerging business opportunities. Jing has an MA in Mathematics from Tulane University and a PhD in Statistics from the Wharton School of Business.