Industry Leaders to Discuss Opportunities for Improving Energy Efficiency in the Private Sector
Next month’s Climate Action webinar will unite Fortune 500 Company Avery Dennison and the Chief Executive of the World Green Building Council to discuss opportunities to save money and energy within the private sector. During Paris Climate Week global business leaders reaffirmed their commitment to supporting the transition to a clean energy future- an integral part of reaching a meaningful agreement at COP21 this December.
Making drastic energy efficiency improvements is vital in achieving this low carbon vision. Recognised by Deutche Bank as the ‘first fuel’, increased investment in energy efficiency will not only save money and carbon dioxide but drive green economic growth, creating skilled jobs and new business opportunities.
The private sector is increasingly seeing the value of investing in supply chain efficiency, with average market returns on energy efficiency investment having the potential to reach up to 17%. The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change recently opened a pilot scheme with £6 million available to kick start energy efficiency investments, making funding available to new projects in GB that will save electricity during peak times.
This free webinar will unite two industry experts to discuss their experiences around the integration of energy efficiency measures into business models- considering the financial impact of undertaking such measures and the policies that would support greater implementation.
Helen Sahi, Head of Corporate Sustainability, Avery Dennison
Terri Wills, Chief Executive Officer, World Green Building Council
Moderator: Anna Watson, Head of Production, Climate Action
What funding opportunities are available to drive energy efficient measures within businesses? How tangible are the returns on this investment?
How can global supply chains best incorporate energy efficiency measures across their operations?
How can energy efficiency improvements be measured and managed to ensure on-going improvement?
Climate Action’s Head of Production, Anna Watson said: “I look forward to bringing together such knowledgeable speakers to discuss the opportunities and barriers facing energy efficiency improvements in the private sector. As the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change begin to engage more businesses in their £6 million Energy Reduction Pilot I feel that this is a timely moment to shout about the huge potential offered by energy efficiency in cutting both bills and emissions!”
Business owners can register for free at www.cop21paris.org/knowledge-centre/webinars/improving-private-sector-energy-efficiency.