Many businesses are striving for carbon management success as pressures from the marketplace and stakeholders continue to grow. Even once initiatives are underway, knowing how to get started and measuring results can be daunting. Countless items can clutter a company’s sustainability to-do list including complying with international reporting standards, managing a global carbon footprint, submitting emissions data to the CDP, achieving renewable energy goals, filling out supplier scorecards and establishing energy benchmarks. Despite the many challenges, a number of organizations are making a difference and realizing success in these key areas.
Companies with successful sustainability programs have one thing in common - a carbon management strategy. Effective carbon management strategies rely on capturing accurate data and identifying business objectives to help guide their efforts and provide a framework for evaluating results.
During this free webinar, you’ll learn:
- How AT&T has realized successes from carbon and sustainability initiatives from AT&T’s Executive Director of Energy, John Schinter.
- What hurdles AT&T encountered along the way, and how those were overcome, and the results they achieved.
- How to develop a carbon strategy, and lessons Schinter and AT&T have learned along the way
Mr. Schinter will be joined by Marc Gunther, Contributing Editor for GreenBiz.com and Bill Brewer, VP of Sourcing and Sustainability for Summit Energy. Mr. Gunther and Mr. Brewer will provide environmental sector and energy industry perspectives to round out the discussion. They will explain how companies are addressing carbon management and discuss factors companies should consider as they move down the road to sustainability.
Marc Gunther, Contributing Editor – GreenBiz & Fortune
Marc Gunther is a writer, speaker and consultant whose focus is business and sustainability. He is a contributing editor at FORTUNE magazine, a senior writer at Greenbiz.com and a blogger at www.marcgunther.com. Marc has written FORTUNE cover stories about the greening of Wal-Mart, the Chinese electric car company BYD, and spirituality in the workplace. His book, “Faith and Fortune: How Compassionate Capitalism is Transforming American Business,” was published in 2004. A graduate of Yale, Marc lives in Bethesda, MD.
Bill Brewer, VP Sourcing & Sustainability – Summit Energy
Bill Brewer is responsible for the oversight of Summit's client energy portfolio for natural gas, electric power, alternate fuels, carbon and renewables. He has extensive experience helping clients develop risk profiles for energy procurement and environmental sustainability strategies. Mr. Brewer formerly served as a wholesale trader for natural gas and electricity in the western United States for Merrill Lynch and Allegheny Energy. Mr. Brewer received a MA of International Business at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia and a BA in Business Administration at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky.
John Schinter, Executive Director of Energy – AT&T
John Schinter currently serves as AT&T’s Executive Director of Energy and oversees the development and management of the business unit responsible for AT&T’s energy expenditure. Before joining AT&T, Mr. Schinter served as the President of Energy & Sustainability Services at Jones Lange LaSalle, where he established the Global Energy & Sustainability Services line of business serving 1.2 billion square feet of real estate. Mr. Schinter received a dual degree in Mechanical Engineering and Thermo-Mechanical and Energy Conversion at the University of Illinois at Chicago.