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Challenge 2030 – Make the Climate Crisis History: Value Chains

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

Fri, 13 November 2020  @  12:00  –  13:00

Products, services and operations are key areas where business can lead transformation to tackle the climate crisis. Taking responsibility for your end-to-end impact through examining your value chain is becoming more and more important.

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. These events will share insights into the big issues and how business can both cut carbon and build climate resilience.

About this webinar
Whereas ‘supply chain’ refers to the system and resources required to move a product or service from supplier to customer, ‘value chain’ also considers the manner in which value is added along the chain, both to the product/service and the actors involved.1 This webinar will look at how companies can examine their value chain and identify ways they can help make the climate crisis history. This could be from supporting suppliers and cutting carbon, to helping customers make different choices with regards to developing circular approaches to material use.

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

  • Giles Harvey, Group Supply  Chain Director, Sky
  • Sophie Walker, UK Head of Sustainability, JLL

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, contact Ellie Jefford, Events Coordinator at BITC. Full joining instructions will be sent before the event.

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

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.

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

Business in the Community is innovating to sustain and repair our planet

  1. Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, (2020) What is a value chain? Definitions and characteristics, University of Cambridge, available at https://www.cisl.cam.ac.uk/