Sphera’s Virtual Sustainability Summit (November 10 – 11, 2020)

Learn From Experts, Discuss Insights and Accelerate Your Sustainability Journey

Today’s forward-thinking organizations are including sustainability in their comprehensive business strategies to ensure greater resilience in the face of change. Furthermore, embedding sustainability into a company’s DNA is good for the planet and creates real business values. Being compliant was yesterday – it’s time now to actively manage sustainability across all company levels, from the production floor to top-level management. 

Join Sphera’s Virtual Sustainability Summit, November 10 and 12, and learn from your peers and from industry experts how to boost your company’s sustainability initiatives and overall performance. 

What you can expect to hear from our experts:

  • How organisations achieve business values by integrating sustainability into their business strategy
  • Insights into challenging regulations affecting sustainability reporting, including carbon neutrality and net-zero targets, SBTs, scope 3, ESG data and more.
  • How an integrated technology approach can elevate your organization, connecting data, software and consulting expertise across your product life-cycle and corporate sustainability management
  • Customer use-cases and real-world best practices from leading industry sustainability professionals.

Online registration can be had here:

Agenda – Tuesday, November 10, 2020

9:00 a.m. CT (3:00 p.m. GMT)

Duration 75 minutes:

Business Value & Challenges in Sustainability

To derive real value from sustainability, businesses need to assess and understand how their operations and products impact the environment. But how can you move from a report-and-comply model to leveraging sustainability as a competitive advantage for improving financial performance? We will discuss the latest results from a survey we conducted in preparation for this summit. In addition, our expert panel we will explore the challenging regulations and reporting requirements affecting a company’s sustainability performance, including carbon neutrality and net-zero targets, SBTs, scope 3 and more.

Speaker: Andreas Svennefjord, Account Manager, Reporter Services, CDP | Annika Bruß, Senior Consultant, Sphera | Marc Binder, VP Consulting, Sphera | Dr. Johannes Gediga, Consulting Director, Sphera | Matthias Münzing, VP Corporate Sustainability Solutions, Sphera | Dr. Rajesh Singh, Sr. Director, Business Development and Consulting, India and South East Asia, Sphera

An Integrated Technology Approach

10:30 a.m. CT (4:30 p.m. GMT)

Duration 45 minutes

Our experts weigh in on how reporting and management software has evolved, supporting companies in significantly improving sustainability performance. 

Speaker: Yaowen Ma, Principal Analyst, Verdantix | Jeff Ladner, VP Environmental Performance Solutions, Sphera | Brian Payer, Director Digital Solutions Group, Sphera | Mike Zamis, Chief Product Officer, Sphera

Agenda – Thursday, November 12, 2020

On the Road to Net Zero

9:00 a.m. CT (3:00 p.m. GMT)

Duration 45 minutes

Achieving carbon–neutral growth or even reaching a net-zero target is a challenging and complex task. It involves data collection efforts along your complete value chain and varies highly between industries and organisations. Learn how to advance your de-carbonisation journey to build a competitive advantage.

Speaker: Michele Del Grosso, Global Program Manager Sustainability, APTAR | Dr. Jan Schöneboom, Team Lead LCA Corporate Sustainability, BASF | Dr. Martijn Gipmans, Director Consulting, Sphera.

Move On and Improve Corporate Sustainability Performance

10:00 a.m. CT (4:00 p.m. GMT)

Duration 45 minutes

Stakeholders across the value chain consider corporate sustainability to be fundamental. Learn how to move forward on the maturity curve and go beyond management and reporting of sustainability initiatives, aiming to drive key processes and overall performance. 

Speaker: Dr. Simon Weihofen, Senior Program Manager Sustainability Office, ISTA International GmbH | Kelsey Bergan, Director of Sustainability, Ferguson | Preyasi Patel, Senior Consultant Corporate Sustainability, Sphera