Ten years ago, “corporate sustainability plan” was often a dressed-up term for “recycling program.” Today, employees and investors are demanding more from the companies they support.
Global powerhouses like Microsoft, Amazon and Volvo have announced ambitious plans for carbon neutrality or made nine-figure commitments to combat the effects of climate change. But what can you do if you’re not a Fortune 100 company?
Can smaller businesses really make a difference and help change the future of our planet? Let’s talk about it.
The Nature Conservancy is working with strategic partners around the world to reduce carbon emissions by 26 percent in the next 10 years. Here in South Carolina, we’re working with businesses to better understand their goals and challenges and to offer support with their next best step.
Investing in Sustainability is a three-part webinar series featuring business and thought leaders having an honest dialogue around corporate sustainability. We invite you to join for one, two or all three!
Register for upcoming webinars at the links listed under each event below. You must register to attend — information on how to join the webinar via Zoom will be provided upon registering.
Check in often to watch previous webinar recordings at the links listed on the next tab.
We hope to see you online soon!.
Getting Started and Why It Works
March 2 at 11 am EST
Co-hosted by The Nature Conservancy and the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance
Sponsored by Bridgestone
Join us to hear from South Carolina manufacturing leaders about their experience in sustainability goal-setting and planning. This webinar will provide business leaders with an introduction to sustainability practices, sage advice around stepping into planning and connections with industry experts.
Welcome: Sara Hazzard, President & CEO, South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance
Rodney Blevins, President, Dominion Energy
Ed Harrington, Global Environmental Director, Sonoco
Maurie Lawrence, Sustainability Director, Associate General Counsel, Milliken & Company
Moderator: Weston Dripps, Executive Director, Shi Institute, Furman University
Closing comments: Dale Threatt-Taylor, Executive Director, The Nature Conservancy in South Carolina
Carbon Markets and Offsets
April 15 (Tentative) at 11 am EST (Tentative)
How do carbon forests and the voluntary credit market work? Plus, hear stories from businesses that have used carbon forests to reach sustainability and carbon-reduction goals. (NOTE: Registration link to come.)
Economic Impact and the Competitive Edge
May (Date and Time TBD)
How does South Carolina recruit businesses and support their sustainability goals? What tools are available and/or needed to stay competitive? Plus, learn the triple benefit of carbon forests. (NOTE: Registration link to come.)