Sustainability & Net Zero

Theatre 2

EMEX Theatre 2 - Net Zero & Sustainability

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ClearVue

Strategies | Visions | Reporting | Transformational Change | Adaptation

This theatre is your unique opportunity to learn about effective techniques and opportunities for change from leading professionals creating our low carbon sustainable future.  Explore a range of common challenges, work themes, opportunities visions and strategies, from company reporting to climate change adaptation.

2022 Speakers included:

Hugh Knowles, Co-Executive Director at Friends of Earth
Co-Executive Director
Friends of the Earth
Ian Duff
Deputy Programme Director
Greenpeace UK
Asheya Patten, Operations DirectorOperations Director at Nemo Link Limited
Operations Director
Nemo Link
Gillian Brown
Head of Property Sustainability
Office of Government Property

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Wednesday 23rd November 2022  |  Download Agenda

09:50 -  10:20  | FREE to attend, register now

COP27 Roundup and Next steps for UK climate change policy

What is now needed from policy, key stakeholders, research, and other enablers if decarbonisation targets are to be met by 2050?

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Ian DuffIan Duff Deputy Programme Director
Greenpeace UK
Lord Rupert RedesdaleLord Rupert Redesdale Chair
EMEX Conference
10:30 -  10:55  | FREE to attend, register now

Science-Based Targets: How procurement can succeed in reducing supply chain Scope 3 emissions

[Panellists to be published soon] Net Zero and ambitious targets are becoming increasingly mainstream. However, one of the biggest challenges for committing, setting and meeting these targets is reducing Scope 3 emissions. CDP has found that, on average, GHG emissions in the supply chain are 11 times greater than direct emissions, with this being much higher in certain sectors, such […]

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Anthony MaAnthony Ma Global Environment Marketplace Lead
Accenture
Sonya Bhonsle is the Global Head of Value Chains & Regional Director Corporations at CDP.Sonya Bhonsle Global Head of Value Chains & Regional Director Corporations
CDP
11:00 -  11:50  | FREE to attend, register now

Sustainability: Going Beyond the Legislative Imperative

[Other panellists will be confirmed shortly] Whilst businesses across the globe are increasingly recognising their responsibility to reduce energy consumption, this has now become a commercial and regulatory imperative. The current energy crisis will have significant and lasting impacts, with recent estimates suggesting a £20 billion increase in energy bills for UK businesses in 2022. However, energy use is one […]

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Charles SainsburyCharles Sainsbury Energy and Sustainability Manager
Eden Project Limited
Scott ArmstrongScott Armstrong COO
Planet Mark
Steven VallanceSteven Vallance Sustainability Specialist
SP Energy Networks
12:00 -  12:25  | FREE to attend, register now

There is no such thing as a Just Transition

The industrial revolution took 25-100 years for the benefits to reach the average person. We cannot afford that this time round. The word transition suggests an orderly journey from one state to another but there are only radical futures left now. Either we dramatically change society or a changing climate and collapsing natural world will change us…and not in a […]

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Hugh Knowles, Co-Executive Director at Friends of EarthHugh Knowles Co-Executive Director
Friends of the Earth
12:30 -  12:55  | FREE to attend, register now

Utilising Big Data and Energy Management Systems to Develop a Successful Carbon Emissions Reporting Roadmap

ClearVUE.Business’ Director of Energy Services, Dan Smith, looks at the challenges faced by businesses in terms of knowing when, where and how they are using energy, and how real-time, granular data offers them unique insights. Powerful data allows businesses to plan energy consumption patterns, proactively target energy efficiency improvements and see the impact of operational and behavioural adjustments.

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Dan SmithDan Smith Director of Energy Services
ClearVUE.Business
13:00 -  13:50  | FREE to attend, register now

How do you build resilience against climate change in the food supply chain?

COVID / Ukraine War / Heatwave / Flood have reminded us how fragile our supply chains are. We are waking up to the impact and dependencies of climate change on society, the global economy and businesses. Committing to net zero emissions is a critical step forward but it may not be enough to secure the company’s successful future in a […]

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Emma Piercy, Head of Climate Change & Energy Policy at the Food and Drink FederationEmma Piercy Head of Climate Change & Energy Policy
Food and Drink Federation
Nicholas BevanNicholas Bevan European Communications & Sustainability Manager
Baker & Baker (UK)
Phil McNaughtonPhil McNaughton Company Environment Manager
British Sugar
Tom Maidment, Group Product Sustainability Senior Manager at Hilton FoodsTom Maidment Group Product Sustainability Senior Manager
Hilton Foods
14:00 -  14:50  | FREE to attend, register now

Planning for Climate Change Adaptation

The scale of potential future flooding and coastal change is significant. Despite the positive work the Environment Agency and other risk management authorities are already doing, a different philosophy needs to be adopted. While it will never be possible to prevent all flooding and coastal change, the current approach has been developed responding to previous floods rather than to meet […]

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John Dora, Director, Technical Lead at Climate SenseJohn Dora Director, Technical lead
Climate Sense
Julie FoleyJulie Foley Director of Flood Risk Strategy and National Adaptation
The Environment Agency
Paul SayerPaul Sayers Partner
Sayers and Partners
Professor Richard Dawson,Director of Research, School of Engineering at Newcastle UniversityRichard Dawson Director of Research, School of Engineering
Newcastle University
15:00 -  15:50  | FREE to attend, register now

Climate Change: Climate Risk Assessment, Adaptation and Resilience

The global climate is changing, and will continue to change, in ways that affect the planning and day to day operations of businesses. The session will present practical steps on how to perform a climate change risk assessment. implementing an adaptation plan a increase resilience and identify vulnerabilities threatening operations.

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Asheya Patten, Operations DirectorOperations Director at Nemo Link LimitedAsheya Patten Operations Director
Nemo Link
Baishakhi Sengupta Environmental Sustainability & Governance Strategic Consultant Avara FoodsBaishakhi Sengupta Environmental Sustainability & Governance Strategic Consultant
Avara Food
Spence SeamanJ Spence Seaman Senior Advisor & Climate Change Manager
Environment Agency
Sam NixsonSam Nixson Social Innovation Business (SIB)
Hitachi Europe

Thursday 24th November 2022  |  Download Agenda

10:00 -  10:50  | FREE to attend, register now

Net Zero Best Practices across the Public Sector

Government organisations have a vast and varied property portfolio. The complexity of the estate can make it very difficult to both manage and control energy consumption as well as taking steps to reduce this consumption. This session looks at some exemplar case studies from Central Government departments to show how they are tackling the Net zero dilemma and how they […]

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Gillian BrownGillian Brown Head of Property Sustainability
Office of Government Property
Richard WilsonRichard Wilson Sustainability Manager
Government Property Agency
Siobhan WalkerSiobhan Walker Head of Energy and Sustainability
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
11:00 -  11:25  | FREE to attend, register now

Building a Refillable Beverage Market in the UK

Again and ABI share their ambitions and plans to introduce refillable beverages nationally across the UK.

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Brian MatuszewskiBrian Matuszewski Chief Partnerships Officer
AGAIN
Luiz Brandao, Procurement and Sustainability Manager at AB InbevLuiz Brandão Procurement and Sustainability Manager
Anheuser-Busch InBev
11:30 -  11:55  | FREE to attend, register now

Engaging with your supply chain to reduce scope 3 emissions

AstraZeneca is a global science-led biopharmaceutical company that has been disclosing through CDP for over a decade and has been ranked on the CDP A List for both climate change and water security for six consecutive years. Since 2015, AstraZeneca has delivered a 59% reduction in their Scope 1 and 2 emissions and in October 2021, AstraZeneca became one of […]

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Robert Williams,Director Procurement Sustainability at AstraZenecaRobert Williams Director Procurement Sustainability
AstraZeneca
12:00 -  12:25  | FREE to attend, register now

Balancing methane

Danone works directly with over 50.000 farmers and partners around the world to regenerate soils and transition to Regenerative Agriculture. Danone is exploring various solutions to reduce methane emissions, a powerful greenhouse gas which is 28 times more powerful than carbon dioxide at warming the Earth, on a 100-year timescale. Cees Jan will present an overview of Danone’s carbon footprint […]

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Cees Jan Hollander, DanoneCees Jan Hollander Global Farming Expertise Manager
Danone
12:30 -  12:55  | FREE to attend, register now

The state of the energy market and what EBRS means for you?

With all the uncertainty around the energy market currently it’s hard to know what really is happening. Josh will outline the key issues that are causing energy prices to rise. He will also explain what the Energy Bill Relief Scheme is and how to know if you are eligible. Josh will also answer the question in everyone’s minds… will energy […]

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Josh RobinsonJosh Robinson Head of Utility Contract Management
NFU Energy
13:00 -  13:25  | FREE to attend, register now

Utilising Big Data and Energy Management Systems to Develop a Successful Carbon Emissions Reporting Roadmap

ClearVUE.Business’ Director of Energy Services, Dan Smith, looks at the challenges faced by businesses in terms of knowing when, where and how they are using energy, and how real-time, granular data offers them unique insights. Powerful data allows businesses to plan energy consumption patterns, proactively target energy efficiency improvements and see the impact of operational and behavioural adjustments.

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Dan SmithDan Smith Director of Energy Services
ClearVUE.Business
14:00 -  14:25  | FREE to attend, register now

BBC story on Net Zero so far…

Danielle Mulder, Director of Sustainability at the BBC, shared some learning points from her journey on sustainability from other Sectors and what the BBC is actually doing. The session provided practical advice with examples. Topics covered: Creating a sustainability strategy that is aligned to the editorial and business strategies. Some learnings on how to do this and Board engagement. What […]

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Danielle Mulder Group Sustainability Director
BBC
14:30 -  14:55  | FREE to attend, register now

Net Zero – the defence approach

In a world that looks increasingly unstable and subject to climate shocks, the military must strike a balance between being effective maintaining security against any adversaries, supporting allies, and at the same time reduce their impact on the environment. There is a growing movement among the defence sector to find the solution of more personal and national security and yet […]

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Richard NugeeRichard Nugee Lieutenant General (Retd)
MOD
15:00 -  15:25  | FREE to attend, register now

Sustainable Decarbonisation – More Than Just Carbon Reduction

The RNLI along with the rest of the world are seeking to find ways to reduce and mitigate the carbon impacts of our lifesaving activities and with a fleet of diesel fuelled boats and an estate of specialised buildings, factories and support centres the route to zero carbon is far from simple. Whilst looking at options and strategies it has […]

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Victoria Limbrick Energy & Environmental Resources Manager Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)Victoria Limbrick Energy & Environmental Resources Manager
Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)

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