Antea Group is excited to be presenting on a two-part webinar series hosted by the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI). The second webinar will focus on Engaging the Supply Chain on Scope 3 Emissions for Strategic Advantage, taking place on March 25, 1:00 PM EST.
For most companies, Scope 3 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions created throughout the supply chain are by far the largest contributor to their overall carbon footprint. Because Scope 3 emissions are indirect, they are hard to control or even influence, making them a weak link in Environment, Social, & Governance (ESG) strategy and performance. With increasing expectations around ESG performance and ambitious goal setting (e.g., science-based targets), carbon footprint is being scrutinized for companies of all sizes, meaning companies that can rein in Scope 3 emissions have a strategic advantage when it comes to ESG. However, this process is often experienced as a “squeeze,” where companies are simultaneously feeling pressure to reduce their own emissions as suppliers to their major customers while putting pressure on their supply chain to reduce its footprint.
During this webinar, attendees will learn:
- How to help companies increase their attractiveness as sustainable vendors
- How to develop and implement effective strategies to methodically reduce Scope 3 emissions throughout your supply chain while maintaining successful supplier relationships
- What to expect and how to plan for future requirements around Scope 3 reporting
- How to use supply chain management as a differentiator in ESG performance
- How to leverage existing tools, processes, and systems to build supplier engagement programs
Moderator: Peylina Chu
Peylina Chu is a Senior Vice President at Antea Group and responsible for leading the company’s ESG market strategy, including Antea Group’s ESG advisory services. She has more than 25 years of consulting experience helping multinational companies develop ESG strategies to improve operational performance and strengthen business resilience, with much of her current work focused on climate, carbon, and associated supply chain challenges. She currently serves as Executive Director for the Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (www.hprc.org) and as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Inogen Environmental Alliance (www.inogenet.com), an alliance of global environmental health and safety and sustainability consultants. Peylina is based in Boston, MA.
Speaker: Jing Zhang
As a Senior Advisor at the Value Reporting Foundation, Jing is working with the VRF research team on developing an overarching climate research strategy for the SASB Standards through conducting relevant evidence reviews and targeted market engagements. Previously, he was the Global Head of Quantitative Research at Moody’s Analytics, where he oversaw research and analytics globally including the effort to quantify the financial impacts of climate change. Jing has numerous published books and research papers on financial risk including the forthcoming book by Risk Publication, “Climate Change: Managing the Financial Risk and Funding the Transition”. Additionally, Jing serves as the Board Chair of Hack the Hood, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting economic mobility for the under-represented youth of color. Jing has a Ph.D. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree from Tulane University.
Speaker: Mandi McReynolds
Mandi McReynolds is an award-winning author, educator, and practitioner-scholar. She has spent her career building corporate responsibility and environmental, social, and governance divisions across four different industries. Mandi serves as the Senior Director, Environment, Social, and Governance at Workiva. McReynolds is the co-editor and co-author of the book Diving Deep in Community Engagement: A Model for Professional Development. She received her B.A. in Organizational Communications from Cedarville University and M.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies: Speech Communication, Women Studies, and Higher Education from Iowa State University.