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

Wednesday, August 16: Climate Smart Ag
Wednesday, September 13: Greening Your Freight Moves


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

Setting Science Based Targets

A webinar with EDF

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 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. The 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 host will give insights on his/her process of setting a science-based target and where they are now. 

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

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Thursday, October 12, 2017 1:00-2:00pm EST

Beyond a Building: Scaling Energy Efficiency

A webinar with EDF

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. Experts 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. An EDF Climate Corps host will discuss their recent project this past summer on scaling energy efficiency and where they are now.

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 1:00-2:00pm EST

Achieving Success though Renewable Energy Procurement

A webinar with EDF

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? Experts 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. An EDF Climate Corps host will share their experience with procurement and where they are now.

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

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

Quantifying Scope 3 Emissions & Engaging Suppliers in Energy Reduction

A webinar with 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. Experts will discuss how to transition from the goal-setting phase to the implementation phase, guiding you through various tools and resources available. An EDF Climate Corps host will talk about their recent project this past summer on how they have engaged their supply chain in achieving energy reduction strategies and where they are now.

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

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Past webinars

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

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