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Session C2 2017-09-08T20:26:34+00:00


Corporate Sourcing of Renewable Energy

Day: 12th September, 2017

Time: 17:00 – 18:30


Short Description:

More and more companies are committed to using renewable energies in their operations. These large purchasers collectively have the ability to drive renewable energy developments – in both mature and developing markets.

Nearly 100 large companies with headquarters in Europe, Asia, and North America have set targets to achieve 100% renewable energy power consumption, and others have established smaller, but substantial goals. For example, Apple has committed to install 4GW of clean energy worldwide, including 2GW in China by 2020. Microsoft announced they will power their datacenters with energy that is at least 50% wind, hydro and solar by 2018 and 60% early next decade.

Questions to be addressed by the session:

  1. How can legislative frameworks support the advancement of corporate sourcing?
  2. Where do you see the obstacles for large companies to commit to renewable energies?
  3. Where do you see the role of corporations to achieve 100% RE?
  4. How do you encourage both large corporations and SMEs to participate in the transition to renewable energy?
  5. What are the key success factors and obstacles of corporate sourcing programmes?

Session composition:

The keynote speaker gives a 15 min overview of the thematic context of this session. In the remaining time, the panelist’s respond to the questions posed by the moderator as well as discussion points from the audience.

Keynote: Mr. Christian Zinglersen, Head of Secretariat, CEM

Moderator: Mrs. Dymphna Van der Lans, Senior Director for International Corporate Engagement, WWF 


Other Panelists TBC

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