Bold Business Commitments to a Just Transition

November 7, 2018, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

This September, the business community took center stage at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, with many companies announcing ambitious new commitments to reinforce and enhance their contributions to scaling up climate action and ensuring that it is inclusive. A “just transition” has two parts: first, managing the impacts on workers and communities of the transition away from high carbon industries and sectors; and second, making sure that climate action both improves existing jobs and creates new, good jobs in low- or zero-carbon sectors. The just transition, which is included in the Paris Agreement, was a critical theme of the Global Climate Action Summit and will be central to COP 24 in Poland. This session will showcase real-life business examples of just transition and inclusive climate action.

Session Speakers


Photo of Emily Hickson

Emily Hickson

Senior Manager, Net-Zero by 2050
The B Team

Photo of Kate Gordon

Kate Gordon

Fellow
Columbia Center on Global Energy Policy

Photo of Virginia Dundas

Virginia Dundas

Lead Sustainability Advisor
Ørsted

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Kelly Gallo

Manager
BSR
(Moderator)


Thank You BSR18 Sponsors

Platinum

AXA logo

Goodera logo

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation logo

Target logo


Gold

Coca-Cola logo

International Copper Alliance logo


Silver

Microsoft logo

PVH logo

Tides logo

Carbon Offset

BEF logo


Supporters

21st Century Fox

Amazon

Boeing Company

EQT AB

Flex

Google

HU Working Capital Fund

Humanity United

Polecat

The Walt Disney Company

UK Aid


Marketing and Media

3BL

Greenbiz Group

SSIR