July 15, 2020 @ 11:00 am 12:30 pm UTC-4

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This is an invitation only event. As part of a World Environment Center initiative to support international companies that feel the need to advance on sustainability in order to meet expectations of customers, investors, and regulators.

Executives from Dow, Volkswagen, Ecolab, and Orbia will speak on key aspects of sustainability, including setting goals and targets, addressing the circular economy, decarbonizing the business, managing water resources, and setting up a sustainability program. Glenn Prickett of the World Environment Center will moderate the session.

In the light of growing expectations from customers, investors, and regulators that companies reduce their exposure to environmental and social risk and at the same time use business opportunities that arise from sustainability we are seeing that many of the most exposed global brands have implemented structures and have made much progress on EHS and sustainability.

Less exposed brands, often those in B-2-B customer relationships or in less regulated markets, haven’t felt the same need to take sustainability very serious. This is changing and has been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. A new program is currently being launched by the World Environment Center (WEC) to help these companies learn from those that have successfully integrated Sustainability into their business.

 

This webinar will focus on the following topics, each of them being kicked-off by a leading company:

  • How are leading companies setting goals and targets (incl. the SDGs)?
  • How are they addressing the circular economy in practice?
  • What is expected from companies that use water and what are leading companies doing in practice?
  • How to address climate change and how are leading companies decarbonizing their business?
  • How has a leading company recently set up a sustainability program from scratch and how had it secured top management’s commitment?

Webinar: Company Practice on Communicating Carbon Neutrality Goals and Achievements: How to Avoid Misunderstandings

We were overwhelmed by the huge interest in the topic of our webinar and cordially thank you all for joining the webinar titled: “Company Practice on Communicating Carbon Neutrality Goals and Achievements: How to Avoid Misunderstandings”

We hope you enjoyed Liz Willmot (Microsoft), Ralf Pfitzner (Volkswagen), Cynthia Cummis (WRI/SBTi) and Wolfgang Berger (DFGE – Institute for Energy, Ecology and Economy) exploring how leading companies are communicating their response to the Paris climate agreement. Glenn Prickett of the World Environment Center moderated the session.

Details of the event can be found here. If you would like the presentation slides & recordings of the webinar please email skonduri@wec.org

April 28, 2020 10:30 am 12:30 pm

Please join Liz Willmot (Microsoft), Ralf Pfitzner (Volkswagen), Cynthia Cummis (WRI/SBTi) and Wolfgang Berger (DFGE – Institute for Energy, Ecology and Economy) for a webinar exploring how leading companies are communicating their response to the Paris climate agreement. Glenn Prickett of the World Environment Center will moderate the session.

In the light of a growing number of companies communicating decarbonization plans, there is a risk that business decision-makers and stakeholders alike get confused about what Carbon Neutrality means and how the term differs from Net Zero emissions. Furthermore, many are not sure to what extent Carbon Offsetting is a legitimate way to respond to the Paris climate agreement of 2015. To avoid disappointment among stakeholders and eventually the need for disruptive action this webinar’s goal is to clarify a number of issues:

  • How are leading companies communicating their decarbonization programs?
  • What are the differences between industry sectors and what can be expected?
  • How to define Carbon Neutrality vs. Net Zero?
  • How do companies make sure that carbon offsetting doesn’t replace ambitious reductions from their own operations and value chains?

We plan an interactive webinar with live surveys and immediate evaluations in a moderated group discussion.

Professionals from business, government, NGOs and academia focused on corporate affairs, strategy development and goal-setting processes will find this webinar of particular interest, as well as experts in corporate responsibility/sustainability and EHS.

If you are not able to join us live but are interested in the content, please register anyway to ensure you receive the full recording and presentation slides.

You may register at the following link

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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April 28, 2020
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Practical Experiences of Companies Trying to Measure their Impact on the SDGs

The World Environment Center, Swiss-based Think-Tank 360impact and business experts from five industries in Germany, Switzerland, and the USA met on February 19, 2020 in a workshop in Munich/Germany to explore how business is developing tools to measure the impact that individual companies have on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  The discussion helped to share practical ideas about how business can accelerate the momentum of working with the SDGs after most of them have already aligned their corporate strategies with the SDGs. For more information please read our summary here.

February 19, 2020 9:00 am 5:00 pm

This SDG-Business Workshop with 10 companies and our keynote speaker Sandra Wirth (of Swiss based Impact 360°) is scheduled for Feb 19, 2020 in Munich. It is the third in our annual series and will especially focus on how companies measure impact that they have on the Sustainable Development Goals. Other topics we’ll cover are practices to prioritize SDG engagement, and how to involve the most critical departments to advance the SDGs, as well as opportunities for collaboration. The workshop is limited to company representatives.

A few seats are still available. Company representatives interested in more information please contact Mr. Frank Werner at fwerner@wec.org.

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Date:
February 19, 2020
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Mr. Frank Werner
Email:
fwerner@wec.org