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.
Wednesday, July 12: Halting Deforestation
Thursday, July 27: Realizing a healthier marketplace through safer chemical innovation
Wednesday, August 16: Climate Smart Ag
Wednesday, September 13: Greening Your Freight Moves
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 1:00-2:00pm EST
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.
Thursday, July 27, 2017 1:00-2:00pm 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.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 1:00-2:00pm EST
Climate Smart Ag
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.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 1:00-2:00pm EST
Greening Your Freight Moves
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.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017: Project Gigaton: Where Should You Start?