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Webinar: Challenge 2030: can we make the climate crisis history?

Jul 13
Date and time
Mon, 13 July  @  10:00  -  11:00
Webinar United Kingdom
Open to BITC members and non-members, CSR/responsible business practitioners/managers, Environment/sustainability practitioners/managers
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Open to BITC members and non-members, CSR/responsible business practitioners/managers and Environment/sustainability practitioners/managers

Mon, 13 July 2020  @  10:00  –  11:00

This webinar, Challenge 2030: Build back better to make the climate crisis history webinar will provide the opportunity to share the outcomes of new research completed by Route2 for Business in the Community (BITC). The research shows the economic and social benefits of that can be achieved by reaching net zero much earlier than 2050.

It will also:

  • outline the importance of leadership in making the climate crisis history at the heart of business strategy
  • provide opportunities to hear from business leaders on how they are accelerating the transition in their own organisations and networks.
  • launch the campaign with input from BITC experts who will share how organisations can get involved in a decade of action that delivers a just transition that works for people and nature.

This webinar is open to both members of BITC and non-members. The webinar is aimed at responsible business practitioners, and sustainability and environmental professionals.

The COVID-19 global pandemic has seen unprecedented disruption to businesses, communities, and many of the systems we rely on to live and work. As we begin to restart our economy, we have an equally unprecedented opportunity to build back better and tackle the climate crisis. BITC believes that business leadership will be at the heart of driving the transformation needed if we are to deliver a future where all children can thrive. And we must start now.

BITC aims to inspire and support business to understand the risks and opportunities of climate change and take the action needed to accelerate the transition to a net zero carbon, resilient future through our #Challenge 2030 campaign. The science tells us that achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 only gives us a 50:50 chance of avoiding catastrophic climate change, so we must go faster. Challenge our thinking, our behaviour and our view of what is possible.

Now is the time to step up. Rebuild the health of nature so that our life support systems are restored. Kickstart a new era of innovation in a circular economy. We are not naive about the systemic challenges that need to be overcome. But together, we can aim higher and accelerate progress by creating markets, mobilising employees, customers, and suppliers and encouraging bold policy making and investment decisions. Purposefully redesign, to achieve better outcomes for businesses, people and nature.

Contact details and further information
For more information, contact Elena Perez, Events Manager at BITC.

Full joining instructions will be sent shortly before the event.

Following government advice on social distancing, all BITC events over the coming months will be delivered remotely via digital technology. Details on how to join will be sent prior to the event.

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