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Challenge 2030 – Make the Climate Crisis History: Energy

Nov 09
Date and time
Mon, 09 November  @  12:00  -  13:00
No charge for members or non-members of BITC
Open to BITC members and non-members, Environment/sustainability practitioners/managers, C-suite/senior leaders
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Open to BITC members and non-members, Environment/sustainability practitioners/managers and C-suite/senior leaders
No charge for members or non-members of BITC

Mon, 09 November 2020  @  12:00  –  13:00

Business in the Community (BITC) is organising a series of online events during the week that COP 26 (the UN Climate Change Conference) would have been held in Glasgow, to share insights into the big issues and how business can both cut carbon and build climate resilience.

About this webinar
Energy is at the heart of modern life and successful business.  As we emerge from COVID-19, we have real opportunities to build resilient and low carbon energy into our operations and supply chains, as well as supporting employees to reduce carbon at home.  From efficiency to renewables, smart systems to figuring out how to manage scope 3 emissions from people working at home, to investing in nature to build resilience to buildings and infrastructure.  

There are so many ways that every business can make a difference and now is the time to get started. Join us for this webinar where we will hear from leading businesses, both on what they are doing in their organisations and where they see the key challenges and opportunities for the future.  It is also an opportunity to share your thoughts and get inspiration for your next steps.

Guest speakers

  • Steve Hargreaves, Corporate Strategy Director, EDF Energy
  • Andy Dempsey, Head of Resourcing, National Grid
  • Steve Thompson, Environmental Sustainability Manager, National Grid
  • Matt Pluke, Climate Change and Carbon Manager, Anglian Water Group

This event is open to BITC members, with a limited number of spaces for non-members. It is also suitable for Senior management/Director level sustainability and responsible business professionals, and Finance Directors.

Contact details and further information
For more information, contactElena Perez, Events Manager at BITC. Full joining instructions will be sent before the event.

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Challenge 2030
BITC’s Challenge 2030 campaign is part of our initiative to create a blueprint for responsible business. This will enable us all to build back responsibly as we recover from COVID-19. Our Challenge 2030 campaign calls on all businesses to act now to understand the risks and opportunities of climate change for their whole value chain.

Find out more about Challenge 2030 and read our factsheet, an A-Z guide of the terminology used in relation to Challenge 2030. It explains each environmental term in an easy to understand and simplified way.

As COVID-19 restrictions tighten again, there are growing calls to tackle the climate crisis to reduce the risk of future shocks.  At Climate Week NYC, HRH The Prince of Wales, called on businesses to accelerate their targets for net zero to 2030, adding extra impetus to our Challenge 2030 campaign.

The BITC environment agenda
Our environment and sustainability agenda encourages innovative and transformational change at the core of business. Our programmes focus on building a one-planet economy that delivers lasting prosperity through the UN Global Goals, also known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Following government advice on social distancing, all BITC events over the coming months will be delivered remotely via digital technology.

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