Alongside the success of the Global Climate Action Summit and Climate Week NYC, September saw 13 leading companies join RE100, making ambitious commitments to source 100% renewable electricity. This month’s newsletter reflects on both summits, our new report with Capgemini Invent demonstrating the business case for renewables, and important upcoming events.
Welcoming new joiners
Shortly after Capital One, Sony Corporation, McKinsey & Company, Royal Bank of Scotland, and WeWork joined RE100 for the Global Climate Action Summit, followed by clothing giant PVH. Climate Week NYC then saw seven new joiners from seven different countries: Decathlon, Lyft, Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India, Fuyo General Lease Co., and TRIDL, as well as our first members from Turkey (Gürmen Group) and Latin America (Grupo Bimbo).
RE100 members forum
The Climate Group led on the Healthy Energy Systems challenge at the Global Climate Action Summit. RE100 members Apple, Dalmia Cement, IKEA Group, Mars, Inc., Microsoft and Salesforce spoke at events on corporate sourcing of renewable energy.
Going further and faster for Climate Week NYC
The Climate Group hosted the 10th Climate Week NYC, showcasing ambitious climate action. The Opening Ceremony featured the CEO of Ricoh, Chairman of Mars, Inc., and the President and Chief Legal Officer of Microsoft. This was followed by a series of business focused events in the first ever Climate Week NYC Hub.
RE100 members forum
More than 40 delegates participated in this RE100 forum at Climate Week NYC. Discussions focused on how to show leadership on corporate sourcing of renewables, through peer collaboration, policy influencing, and growing the RE100 movement.
RE100 webinar with Swiss Re
Gold members were invited to a webinar with Swiss Re on risk management for corporate power purchase agreements.
Novo Nordisk writes on why “going 100% renewable just makes sense” in a recent Q&A.
Over 15 companies attended a virtual workshop with RMI’s BRC, CDP and RE100 in September, discussing how companies engage their supply chains. This will be followed by two in-person workshops led by RMI and co-facilitated by RE100, at the REBA summit in October. For more information, or to sign up to the FUSE supply-chains newsletter please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find out about our events and webinars, go to www.there100.org/events.