Thank you for joining us for this live written panel discussion to explore how business can ensure people are at the centre of climate action. The live segment of this event is now over, however you can still post your comments. This event is part of an ongoing programme of conversation and collaboration in the lead up to COP27 on business and climate justice.
Thursday 21 April, 10am-11am EST/ 3pm-4pm BST
An online discussion on how to ensure a just transition within a business. Are employees involved in planning the company’s transition away from carbon and toward resilience? Are employees protected and enabled to cope with the transition? How is the company investing in skills, tools, and knowledge to promote a just transition and climate justice?
Samantha Smith, ITUC, Just Transition Centre
Sandra Latner, Senior Director, Sustainability & ESG Investor Engagement, Pearson
Justin Perrettson, Head of Sustainability Partnerships, Novozymes
Brendan Curran, Policy Fellow Grantham Institute LSE
Simon Connell, Global Head Sustainability Strategy, Standard Chartered
Daniella Foster Global VP & Head, Public Affairs, Science & Sustainability, Consumer Health, Bayer
Simon Derrick, Global Head of Sustainability, Blue Skies
Alexandra Knezovich, Managing Director, Market Development & Communications, Toilet Board Coalition
Jacqueline Garcia Project Manager, Energy Saving Trust
Alice Allan, Collaboration Director, Business Fights Poverty
What does the just transition look like for your organisation, and are you aware of any emerging examples of good practise approaches in other organisations or sectors?
What are the biggest challenges in achieving a just transition, and how far can education and skills play a role in overcoming them?
What role can technology, including social technology, play to ensure that employees, workers and impacted communities can contribute and innovate towards the just transition?
This is a text-based discussion which remains open, so please do continue to share your insights.
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