Webinar | NI Case studies on climate action: Danske Bank

In the first of this webinar series, you’ll learn more about how the NI Climate Champion Danske Bank is taking action on the climate emergency in its sector and be inspired to drive change in your own organisation.

  • Date:

    30 Nov 2020

  • Time:

    14:00 - 14:45

  • Location:

    Online

Acting on the climate crisis is still high on the agenda. Businesses are, now more than ever, expected to play their part to keep the planet liveable. But it can feel overwhelming and difficult to know where to start.

In the first webinar of this inspirational series, Géraldine Noé, Head of Environment at Business in the Community NI will be joined by Chris Martin, Head of Climate Risk & Strategy for Danske Bank – a BITC Climate Champion – and Donagh Moorehead, Senior engineer, Carbon Trust, to understand how businesses that are office-based can start on their climate journey, take practical action to reduce their direct impacts, and start looking at their broader footprint.

This webinar series is part of the BITC Business Action on Climate campaign, aimed at challenging and supporting businesses to address the climate emergency. As part of the campaign BITC is asking businesses to sign the Climate Action Pledge, a public commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. To change everything we need everyone.

The webinar is suitable for anyone with environment or corporate responsibility aspects to their role, and senior staff members interested in learning more about how their organisation can take action to address to climate emergency. Members and non-member are welcome to attend.

Webinar agenda

  • What can be done at office level
  • How to start looking at broader impacts
  • Case study: Danske Bank
  • Next steps – How Business in the Community can support you on your climate action journey

Read more about Business Action on Climate and the Climate Action Pledge here. Download the Pledge document in advance of the webinar here.

If you have any questions you would like to raise in advance of the webinar, please contact Geraldine Noe.

Guests

Chris Martin, Head of Climate Risk & Strategy, Danske Bank

Chris has over 25 years’ experience in financial services with a background in both retail and corporate banking and strategy roles. He is responsible for developing Danske’s strategic response to climate change with a focus on both the risks and opportunities arising, along with developing solutions to help Danske customers make the transition to a net zero carbon future.

Myles McCarthy, Carbon Trust

Over more than 18 years at Carbon Trust, Myles has developed and led a range of major programmes in areas including driving investment into low carbon technology innovation, and the provision of business advice and support for the implementation of energy efficiency technologies. He is currently the main relationship manager for a number of multinational corporate clients, supporting their development of sector-leading sustainability strategies, such as the setting of science-based carbon reduction targets and renewable energy strategies.

Myles is also the Carbon Trust’s lead on electric vehicles and broader e-mobility strategies, which includes work as the technical partner for the Climate Group’s EV100 initiative. He is a regular commentator on corporate sustainability and energy efficiency technologies in the media.

Myles is a Chartered Accountant, having spent his earlier career at KPMG in audit and financial consultancy, as well as supporting start-up technology businesses. He has a degree in Applied Physics from the University of Durham.

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