“Climate Action for a Green Recovery” – First Executive Roundtable of a Series in Collaboration with Microsoft

On the occasion of awarding the Gold Medal 2021 to Microsoft, the World Environment Center convened an Executive Roundtable to learn from thought leaders and practitioners in key action areas about how an economic and social recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic can draw from solutions for a greener business – especially the urgent challenge to decarbonize our economies. This Roundtable was a dialogue designed to share goals, strategies and practical solutions to scale global decarbonization efforts in ways that deliver economic opportunity and social justice for all communities in the wake of a devastating global pandemic.

We had the pleasure to have speakers join us to provide great insight in key action areas: 

  • Keynote: Climate Action for a Green Recovery: Lucas Joppa – Chief Environmental Officer, Microsoft 
  • Clean Technology: Scott Tew – Trane Technologies 
  • Natural Climate Solutions: Marcia Macedo – Woodwell Climate Research Center 
  • Environmental Justice: Aradhna Tripati – UCLA Center for Diverse Leadership in Science 

moderated by Glenn Prickett, President & CEO, World Environment Center 

The Roundtable was held virtually, with 28 senior executives from WEC member companies and other international corporations, as well as senior officials from academia and think tanks.

Read the full summary HERE.

Note:  WEC Executive Roundtables are conducted under the Chatham House Rule.