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Saint-Gobain CertainTeed is a leading North American manufacturer of building materials including roofing, vinyl siding, trim, fence, railing, decking, insulation, gypsum, and ceilings products. Saint-Gobain is one of the top 100 industrial companies in the world.
Climate action has been at the core of Saint-Gobain’s business strategy for a long time. In 2010, the company committed to reduce its CO2 emissions by 20 percent by the year 2025, and have already achieved a reduction of 14.5 percent CO2 by the end of 2019. Saint-Gobain provides energy-efficient solutions and support the development of renewable energy by providing solutions for industrial players and utilities in the energy sector. Its solutions for lightweight construction materials drive building design toward significantly less carbon-intensive options when compared to traditional construction. Saint-Gobain supports the Net Zero Carbon Commitment of the World Building Council, and is an advocate for a greener, more sustainable built environment.
As president of COP26, the UK Government is committed to delivering an inclusive, whole of society conference in Glasgow. The COP26 summit will bring governments, business, civil society and indigenous peoples together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement. As part of the UK’s objectives for meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement, we are looking to work with national leaders to end unabated coal power in developed countries by 2030, in other major emitters by 2040, and in developing countries by 2050. The UK’s international goals are to support the global transition to clean power and therefore we also need to scale up clean power investment, enhance support for developing countries to achieve their transition, increase public investment in clean energy R&D. The British Consulate General in Houston, led by Consul General Richard Hyde, is tasked with building relationships across the southern US that support delivery of those goals. With teams working together to facilitate science and innovation partnerships, conversations on policy development, and identifying trade and Investment opportunities, the Consulate serves as the bridge for engagement with the UK.
The Consulate General of Canada in Boston is one of 161 offices of the Trade Commissioner Service (TCS), part of the Government of Canada. Trade Commissioners provide Canadian business and innovation clients with practical advice, on-the-ground intelligence, and connections to help them achieve their global goals. Its priorities align with what New England has to offer and where Canada has strengths: life sciences, IT (AI, cleantech, digital health), agriculture (including food tech), sports tech, consumer and retail, aerospace and defense, robotics, and ocean technologies.
Canada is committed to transitioning to a low-emission economy by collaborating with stakeholders and jurisdictions across the country and around the world to bring innovative and competitive clean technology to market. Canada’s low R&D costs, highly skilled talent, wealth of natural resources, and support for innovation make it attractive for clean technology development and commercialization.
Enel is a multinational power company and a leading integrated player in the global renewable, power, and gas markets. It is the largest European utility by ordinary EBITDA, and is present in over 30 countries worldwide, producing energy with over 86 GW of installed capacity. Enel distributes electricity through a network of over 2.2 million kilometers, and with around 74 million business and household end users globally, the Group has the largest global customer base among its European peers. Today, Enel is the world’s major private producer of renewable energy.
Sustainability, an objective that must be achieved through innovation processes, is at the heart of Enel’s Open Power strategic approach. In line with its Open Power strategic approach, Enel has placed environmental, social, and economic sustainability at the center of its corporate culture and is implementing a sustainable development system that is based on the creation of shared value, both inside and outside of the company. This strategy has prompted Enel to become part of the United Nations Global Compact Board with a commitment to make a tangible contribution to four of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These are: access to clean and affordable energy, the promotion of innovation, sustainable industrialization and resilient infrastructure, the creation of sustainable cities and communities, and climate action, with a view to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.
State Street’s Environmental Sustainability Employee Network (ESEN) is a resource group made up of passionate employees around the world who are focused on reducing State Street’s environmental impact. The network serves as a communication tool for employees to share ideas and activities, and it helps management give and receive information about corporate sustainability goals and initiatives.
Aligned with the goal of waste reduction, the ESEN has partnered with Global Procurement Services to increase employee knowledge of the financial and environmental benefits of eliminating Styrofoam use in State Street’s offices globally. In addition to employee participation, the ESEN also serves as a resource to business units looking to broaden their sustainability efforts. This year, the ESEN facilitated employee engagement and education of Global Realty Services’ increased implementation of on-site solar energy generation, supporting additional electric vehicle charging stations.
Google Cloud is reducing environmental impact with the cleanest cloud in the industry. Google is carbon neutral today, but aiming higher: its goal is to run on carbon-free energy, 24/7, at all of its data centers by 2030. Google Cloud is sharing technology, methods, and funding to enable organizations around the world to transition to more carbon-free and sustainable systems.
Google Cloud has launched Carbon Footprint reporting—users can measure, track, and report on carbon emissions associated with Cloud and companies everywhere can now track their progress toward ensuring a healthier planet. Google data centers are twice as energy efficient as a typical data center, now delivering seven times more computing power for the same amount of electrical power compared to six years ago, but they know they can do more. Google Cloud is sharing performance data to move the entire industry forward and help businesses get greener. It’s solving for a healthier supply chain—its circular principles affect how we design products, buildings, and infrastructure, helping us make smarter use of the Earth’s resources. Google Cloud designs out waste/pollution, keeps materials in use, and promotes more sustainable supply chains. And Google Cloud is restoring our planet, together—its partners already use Google AI and ML to drive important climate and conservation efforts, including restoring our oceans, forests, and wildlife.
Halliburton Labs is a collaborative environment where entrepreneurs, academics, investors, and industrial labs join to advance cleaner, affordable energy. Located at Halliburton Company’s headquarters in Houston, Texas, Halliburton Labs provides access to world-class facilities, operational expertise, practical mentorship, and financing opportunities in a single location to help participants scale their businesses.
Vineyard Wind is an offshore wind development company building the first large-scale offshore wind energy project in the U.S., to be located 15 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard. Vineyard Wind, based in New Bedford, MA, is 50 percent owned by funds of Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) and 50 percent by Avangrid Renewables.
Canary Media is an independent nonprofit journalism outlet powered by RMI dedicated to chronicling the transition to a decarbonized economy and society, with a particular focus on the transformation of the energy, transportation, industrial, and building sectors.