- Many governments and companies have pledged to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.
- Leaders in energy, technology, and finance discuss what it takes to transition to net-zero production.
- On August 9, 2022, Insider is hosting “Equipping Generations to Make a Sustainable Future Possible,” a free virtual event at noon ET, featuring speakers from Schneider Electric, IBM, and Citi.
- Click here to register for this free virtual event.
Net-zero emissions is one of the most challenging, pressing issues for humanity. In order to mitigate climate catastrophe, global emissions must be reduced by 45% of current emissions in 2030, and 100% in 2050. Local and global actors are slowly making changes needed to meet emissions goals set by the 2015 Paris Agreement.
Since the Agreement, more than 70 countries and 350 corporations have pledged to cut their greenhouse gas emissions to near zero by 2040. Additionally, entire industries have made pledges to go fully electric in product by the next decade.
However, a core challenge is the lack of global standards set in place to accredit climate goals. So, with conversations about greener products and greener production taking place, it’s crucial to interrogate all aspects of product creation: sourcing, use of energy, and reskilling talent are all critical components of cleaner production.
Insider’s virtual event “Equipping Generations to Make a Sustainable Future Possible,” presented by Schneider Electric, takes place on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at noon ET, and includes live conversations with Insider editors and sustainability leaders.
The panel will examine the challenges and opportunities of sustainability transformation including what governments and private companies can do to accelerate the energy transformation without compromising decarbonization efforts.
- Gwenaelle Avice-Huet, Chief Strategy & Sustainability Officer, Schneider Electric
- Christina Shim, Head of Strategy and Sustainability, IBM
- Valerie Smith, Chief Sustainability Officer, Citi
Register below to join the conversation.