EDF+Business is proud to present the Greening the Global Shopping Cart webinar series.

Supply chain solutions for our network of business leaders, industry experts and thought leaders.

For 25 years, EDF+Business has combined cutting-edge science, economic expertise and unexpected partnerships to help high-impact companies transform “business as usual” in their products, operations, supply chains and advocacy.

Upcoming webinars

Thursday, July 26: The Sustainability Journey: What's Working? What's Needed?

Thursday, July 26, 2018 12:00-1:00 pm EDT

The Sustainability Journey: What's Working? What's Needed?

A webinar with Susannah Enkema and Virginia Vowell of The Shelton Group


Everywhere you turn, there’s a resource touting how it can help guide your path to setting and executing science-based sustainable supply chain goals. It’s critical to maximize resources and strategies that will effectively support your company through its sustainability journey.

Join EDF in collaboration with Shelton Group as we delve into the findings from our recent interviews with sustainability professionals across major industries. In this webinar, we’ll explore:

– Unmet and under-met needs of companies, organizations and other NGOs who are on the path to setting supply chain sustainability goals
– The sources your peers trust for education and inspiration in the sustainable supply chain space
– What roles NGOs are playing (and can play) in the process.

Hope to see you there!

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Past webinars

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 1:00-2:00 pm EST

Project Gigaton: Where Should You Start?

A webinar with Elizabeth Sturcken and Jason Mathers, EDF

If you’ve made a Project Gigaton commitment—or are considering one—we’ll answer the question “what now”? Jason Mathers and Elizabeth Sturcken, EDF, will walk you through the initial key learnings of our new supply chain roadmap. They’ll also highlight existing EDF+Business resources and ways companies can work with EDF to advance their projects.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017 1:00-2:00 pm EST

Halting Deforestation

A webinar with Katie Anderson, EDF and Natasha Calderwood, Conservation International

Deforestation is a huge driver of greenhouse gas emissions globally, with just four commodities—beef, soy, palm oil and pulp and paper—accounting for about 1.7 Gigatons of emissions each year. Many organizations and companies have set deforestation commitments, but we are still seeing increases in deforestation. What is causing this discrepancy and how can NGOs, governments and companies collaborate to see real impact at scale? Katie Anderson, EDF, and Natasha Calderwood, Conservation International, will review the opportunities associated with jurisdictional approaches for commodities in Latin America and give companies a helpful path forward for engagement.

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Thursday, July 27, 2017 1:00-2:00 pm EST

Safer Chemicals Innovation

A webinar with Boma Brown-West, EDF; Zach Freeze, Walmart; Jennifer McPartland, EDF; Martin Muvihill, University of California Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry; and Martin Wolf, Seventh Generation.

Consumers want the safest chemicals available in products. With major retailers identifying key chemicals of concern for removal, which alternatives will fill their place? What happens when preferred alternatives aren’t readily available? Businesses have a major challenge and opportunity to meet growing demand for safer chemicals and products. EDF’s new report Smart Innovation outlines a practical approach to meeting growing demand and ensuring safer design, while earning consumer trust and contributing to a more sustainable and healthy marketplace.

The webinar will share highlights from EDF’s report and also review customer demand trends, business perspectives around safer chemical and products, and different approaches being taken to accelerate safer innovation. The webinar is beneficial for product manufacturers, suppliers, retail industry executives, sustainability executives, and researchers.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 1:00-2:00 pm EST

Climate Smart Ag

A webinar with Jenny Ahlen, EDF

Globally, agriculture is responsible for one-third of greenhouse gas emissions. Excess use of nitrogen fertilizer produces a greenhouse gas 300x more powerful than CO2, and an estimated $412m in fertilizer runs off into streams and rivers each year as pollution. At the same time, raising sheep, cattle, chickens and hogs is responsible for 18% of all GHGs—more than the combined exhaust from all transportation. Jenny Ahlen, EDF, will give a high-level overview of best practices, strategies, programs and collaborations that companies can take advantage of in pursuit of their Project Gigaton goal.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017 1:00-2:00 pm EST

Greening Your Freight Moves

A webinar with Jason Mathers, EDF

Every product has a freight journey to from factory to the store shelf. The combined impact of these trips is enormous: retailers spend over $20 billion a year on fuel alone to truck products. Over 300 million tons of carbon pollution are emitted to bring goods to market. Retailers and their suppliers can cut costs and emissions by adopting green freight practices. Join EDF to hear how leaders are leveraging the Five Principles for Greener Freight to create business value; and learn how to launch your own green freight journey.

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017 1:00-2:00 pm EST

Setting Science Based Targets

A webinar with Matthew Banks and Tim Letts, WWF

Hundreds of cities, states and companies have committed to meet the climate targets outlined in the Paris agreement. But in order for these targets to be effective, they must be developed using standardized methods that are “science-based”. Experts Matthew Banks and Tim Letts will discuss how to ensure that your corporate targets are aligned with current climate science and how to determine which approach is right for your organization.

This webinar will provide guidance for setting science-based targets for operations (scope 1 and 2) and ambitious targets for supply chain emissions (scope 3). An EDF Climate Corps manager will give an overview of how that program can get you help. 

Attend this webinar if you’re interested in: Science-based targets, GHG reduction goals, supply chain strategies. 

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Thursday, October 19, 2017 1:00-2:00 pm EST

Beyond a Building: Scaling Energy Efficiency

A webinar with Joe Indvik, DOE Better Buildings and Ben Meyers, Boston Properties

Energy efficiency is a proven cost-effective, simple and quick method to reducing energy costs and GHG emissions in a building. But energy efficiency can be a lengthy and resource-constraining process, especially when dealing with a portfolio of buildings or engaging suppliers on energy efficiency. Joe Indvik from the DOE will provide guidance on scaling existing technologies and best practices throughout a portfolio of buildings and discuss several energy efficiency financing options and tools to make it possible. Ben Meyers will provide a real-life case study about Boston Properties' experience.

Attend this webinar if you’re interested in: scaling energy efficiency, energy efficiency financing, advanced efficiency technologies.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017 1:00-2:00 pm EST

Achieving Success through Renewable Energy Procurement

A webinar with David Ganske, Forefront Power

Procuring renewable energy has become a proven and popular strategy to meeting corporate renewable goals. However, navigating the options, deal structures, internal preparation, sourcing and evaluation offers can be a challenging and overwhelming process. How do you know which procurement options are right for you to reduce operating expenses and achieve your renewable goals?

David Ganske of Forefront Power will dive into how to identify which procurement options are right for you, better understand off-site PPAs and VPPAs and use tools to champion success in navigating the process.

Attend this webinar if you’re interested in: renewables procurement, solar, renewable energy.

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Thursday, November 2, 2017 1:00-2:00 pm EST

Quantifying Scope 3 Emissions & Engaging Suppliers in Energy Reduction

A webinar with Jenny Ahlen and Theresa Eberhardt, EDF

Establishing an accurate baseline and quantifying scope 3 emissions is a critical step in meeting both supply chain energy reduction goals and partner goals. But it can be challenging to translate that internal goal into supplier action.

Jenny Ahlen and Theresa Eberhardt of EDF+Business will  discuss how to transition from the goal-setting phase to the implementation phase, guiding you through various tools and resources available.

Attend this webinar if you’re interested in: scope 3 emissions, engaging suppliers, energy reduction strategies

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Thursday, May 10, 2018 12:30-1:30 pm EDT

Delivering Corporate Climate Targets Through Responsible Land-Use

A webinar with Michele Zollinger, Quantis; Ashley Allen, Mars; Mark Eastham, Walmart

Agriculture, forestry and other land uses account for nearly a quarter of annual greenhouse gas emissions, but this sector is often less


represented within corporate climate commitments.

This webinar will highlight why companies should account for greenhouse gas emissions from the land sector within their Scope 3 goal-setting and reporting, and how it can be done effectively.

Through real-life case studies from Mars and Walmart, we will give actionable examples that participants can use as they consider how to fold land-use into Scope 3 emissions accounting.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018 12:00-1:00 pm EDT

Evaluating Chemical Exposure: Current Practices and Leadership Actions

A webinar with Star Scott, Green Labs (U of Georgia) and Jennifer McPartland, EDF

People are exposed to chemicals through multiple sources. One of the primary sources is through the products they use. This webinar will explore what exposure means – what are the current practices for exposure assessment? What makes for leadership evaluation of exposure?

Star Scott, Green Labs Program Coordinator at the University of Georgia, will talk about her experience in EDF’s wristband project that measured the chemical exposures in her everyday life. EDF Senior Scientist Jennifer McPartland will talk about current practices and emerging approaches to exposure assessment.

Attend this webinar if you’re interested in: toxic chemical mitigation, transparency, sustainable supply chain

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018 12:00-1:00 pm EDT

Walmart Sustainability Index: Best Practices for Suppliers

A webinar with Brad King and Marca Hagenstad



Whether reporting sustainability data for the first time or the sixth, all suppliers responding to the Walmart Sustainability Index can benefit from hearing best practices.  Join TSC-Trained Service Providers, Marca Hagenstad and Bart King, as they draw on their own experiences and experiences from Georgia Pacific, Henkel, Mars and Wrangler, to share challenges and tips for gathering data, setting improvement goals and communicating achievements to stakeholders.

In the webinar you’ll learn:

  • Benefits of responding to the Walmart Sustainability Index
  • Efficient practices for data collection
  • Recommended timelines for the process
  • Tips for engaging your suppliers and colleagues
  • Tools available for engaging your supply chain and calculating KPIs
  • How to leverage your results strategically
  • Plus, how to turn your data into a Project Gigaton commitment

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