“Decarbonizing Value Chains: The Built Environment” – First in a Series of Executive Roundtables Focusing on Decarbonizing Scope 3 Emissions

Sept RT Group Shot

Eliminating greenhouse gas emissions in a company’s supply chain and among its customers—so-called Scope 3 emissions—is the biggest challenge in decarbonizing most businesses. Effective solutions are needed that companies can implement to decarbonize their value chains. Globally, buildings account for 40 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. Fortunately, decades of experience with green buildings support a bold vision for net-zero buildings. In this Roundtable, senior business leaders and technical experts discussed practical solutions to eliminate emissions from buildings in corporate value chains.


Scott Tew – VP Sustainability & Managing Director, Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability, Trane Technologies

Sheryl Telford – CSO & VP EHS, Chemours


  • Amy Cortese, New Buildings Institute
  • Zoe Haseman, Jacobs
  • Glenn Prickett, World Environment Center
  • Sheryl Telford, Chemours


  • Gensler: Gail Napell
  • Johnson Controls: Mark Reinbold
  • Marriott: Denise Naguib
  • Morgan Stanley: Thomas Kamei
  • PACENation, Colin Bishopp
  • Trane Technologies: Scott Tew
  • ULI Center for Sustainability & Economic Performance: Billy Grayson
  • WBCSD: Luca de Giovanetti
  • World Resources Institute: Clay Nesler

The event brought together 36 senior sustainability and buildings experts from seven countries, of which 61% came from global companies, and 39% from Think Tanks/NGOs and service providers.

Read the full summary HERE.

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