Virtual Roundtables on Emerging Issues Session
Addressing Key Challenges in Committing to—and Delivering—on Net Zero
The world’s leading authority on climate science, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, issued a report in August that painted a dire picture of our future. The impacts of a 1.5°C and 2°C world—extreme weather, species and crop loss, disrupted supply chains, public health crises and displaced communities—could arrive during our own working lives. Thus, it isn’t a problem that we should solve in the next generation; it is a problem we must solve immediately. The staggering rise of corporate net-zero commitments comes at an auspicious time, and this momentum from businesses to build net zero value chains can change our global trajectory. But companies face multiple challenges in setting robust net zero targets and transition plans, including lack of a clear definition of net zero for businesses, reconciling net zero targets with strategy, misalignment emission boundaries, and lack of clarity on how to use carbon credits. Join us for a discussion on the challenges companies are facing today on net zero and learn about their approach to navigating the process and setting ambitions targets that translate into meaningful business transformation.
- Sara Nordbrand, Head of Group Sustainability, Telia Company
- Gareth Scheerder, Environment & Climate Manager, Pandora
- Dinni Lingaraj, Group Manager, Sustainability, Wipro
- Mark Harper, Group Sustainable Development Manager, John Swire & Sons