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THE CLIMATE CHOICE says thank you for a special 2022!
What a year for climate champions! We all faced major new challenges in 2022 – especially companies that were particularly hard hit by the energy crisis and supply chain bottlenecks. Despite everything, you, the CLIMATE community, have continued to work with us to drive the transformation to a low-carbon economy. There have been many positive highlights and developments for which we at THE CLIMATE CHOICE want to say thank you. Let’s take a look at how 2022 allowed us to boost climate transformation all around the globe!
Kicking off the year with strong, new partners
Our year began with a firework of climate action. We were able to start working with many new major and influential customers for the Climate Intelligence Platform, including, as two special highlights, the corporate projects with the mobile phone provider o2 Telefónica and the baby food manufacturer HiPP. We kicked off inspiring collaborations to elevate the transparency of emissions along their supply chains by using our platform.
HiPP was able to successfully identify climate-related risks and potentials of five suppliers with the help of our software tool. HiPP’s Head of Sustainability Management Dr. Johannes Knubben reflects: “The software tool from THE CLIMATE CHOICE enables us to implement a scalable and reliable process to increase the climate-relevant transparency of our supply chain.”
Our next goal is to extend the software-driven climate data collection initially to other partners and ultimately to HiPP’s supply chain. Through an integration of THE CLIMATE CHOICE software tool into HiPP’s sustainability and procurement strategy, the full potential of climate-relevant supplier management is to be exploited.
Our corporate project with o2 Telefónica also successfully identified climate-related risks and potentials of the selected suppliers. The company is now able to develop a transparent, scalable process for collecting comparable data on the climate maturity of suppliers.
In the next step, we will integrate our platform into the procurement dashboard of o2 Telefónica. The climate-relevant data collection for the decarbonization of Scope 3 will be extended to around 1,000 suppliers.
CLIMATE TRANSFORMATION Summit 2022
The climate action kept on flowing and reached a new peak at our #CTS2022. For the third year in a row, we brought together international climate leaders and procurement experts for our two-day 100% online Climate Transformation Summit.
We welcomed 64 speakers, who interacted with over 1,000 attendees from 59 different countries. Attendees had the chance to participate in 12 limited workshops together with our Partners from B.A.U.M. e.V., First Climate, BearingPoint, AXA Climate School, Enviria, Fairantwortung gAG, Katjes Fassin GmbH & Co. KG, Regionique, IBM, Make-IT Alliance, Telefónica Germany, EcoVadis, Alice Schmidt, ESG Portfolio Management, Sustainable Procurement Pledge Germany, Development and Climate Alliance Foundation and WWF Germany. THE CLIMATE CHOICE says thank you!
More good news: We just announced the date for #CTS2023! We cannot wait to welcome you on May 11 & 12 2023 for two days full of climate action! Our focus this year: Making it happen – the decarbonization of supply chains! Together with you and leading experts, we will find out how we can impement CO₂ reduction along the value chain.
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Launching CLIMATE Readiness Check
The most important insight we gained from the discussions at the #CTS2022 was that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in particular still find it very difficult to get a quick start in climate transformation because they often do not have sufficient know-how and/or resources. In response to this challenge, we worked over the summer on a new solution offering.
The result: In October, we launched our digital and freely available Climate Readiness Check in partnership with 10 leading sustainability organizations. Among those B.A.U.M. e.V., Bundesverband Nachhaltige Wirtschaft e.V. (BNW), Stiftung Allianz für Klima und Entwicklung, Jaro Institut für Nachhaltigkeit und Digitalisierung e.V., and the Deutscher Mittelstands-Bund (DMB).
The Climate Readiness Check offers SMEs an easy entry point into their climate transformation: through knowledge and insights into their own climate maturity, benchmarks, suggestions for improvement, and access to a B2B climate data platform.
Our Launch was a full success! We are beyond happy to see so many companies kicking off their climate transformation with our Climate Readiness Check! We can’t wait to see who will join us in 2023!
Kickstarter Program 2022
In addition to the projects we developed ourselves, this year we were also part of pioneering external initiatives. Among them, one highlight: In August, we were selected from more than 2.000 applicants for the Climate Lab and Kickstart Innovation scale-up program in the finance and insurance track! Kickstart is one of the largest European Innovation Platforms. Each year they chose a select number of the best international startups to participate in a 10-week program.
We were honored to work in the program with corporates – such as Swisscom, Credit Suisse, AXA, Sanitas, Post Finance, La Mobilière, Coop, CSS, SATW – from the DACH region, who strive to reduce climate risks and emissions in value chains.
Thanks for the EU ‘Best Digital Solution’ Award
The cherry on top of 2022 was winning the “Best Digital Solution” award from the European Commission. The award recognizes the development of our software platform for the collection of climate-relevant data from suppliers and attributes it great impact potential for the greening and digitalization of European industry.
On behalf of the European Commission’s DG GROW, Deputy Director General Hubert Gambs emphasized: “Digital solutions are not only useful to be competitive and provide better value to European customers. They are also key to making our economy greener and European businesses more resilient to future shocks.”
We are so grateful and can’t wait to enable more businesses in boosting their climate transformation!
Many, many thanks for driving our Mission together!
Our mission at THE CLIMATE CHOICE is transforming every company into a climate champion and enabling businesses to make procurement decisions that are aligned with the 1.5-degree-goal! We have summarized our mission for you in this short video.
We are very grateful to work with inspiring companies – and that media is increasingly sharing our mission. THE CLIMATE CHOICE says thank you Süddeutsche Zeitung, t3n, Berliner Morgenpost, Gründerszene and many more, for featuring our platform and allowing us to gain more visibility on our mission!
Our Wrap up, 2022!
Let’s wrap it up before we go back to wrapping presents. 2022 was a complicated year for the world. We learned that the energy transition is a major driver for the overall climate transformation. We literally saw that it is interlinked with peace and has a positive impact on people, planet and profit. At the THE CLIMATE CHOICE we are therefore honoured that we were able to work on one piece of the puzzle – bringing us towards a regenerative future. These are our 5 highlights:
- Started working with major new customers, including HiPP and o2 Telefónica
- Held our 3rd 100 % digital CLIMATE TRANSFORMATION Summit with 64 speakers and 1.000 participants from 59 countries
- Launched our new Climate Readiness Check, accessible for companies of all sizes for free to kick off their climate transformation
- Won the EU ‘Best Digital Solution’ award of the Get Digital Initiative from the European Commission and the European DIGITAL SME Alliance
- Süddeutsche Zeitung, Gründerszene, t3n, Berliner Morgenpost, Beschaffung aktuell and many more shared our work
Our biggest ‘THANK YOU’ goes to you, Climate Champion! If you are reading this, you are dedicating your valuable time to make this climate transformation a positive one. Whether you are Sustainability Manager, Procurement Expert, or Tech Champion: You are on a mission to strive together with us for an economy that allows the world to stay below 1.5 degree. Let’s start the new year with the same energy and even more climate action. Cheers to 2023!
THE CLIMATE CHOICE
Our WHY behind the #CTS2022
Climate action is all about collaboration and we need to start thinking (and acting) beyond the company’s borders! How can we fulfill the latest regulations? Which innovations should we have on our radar? What are best practices of climate-progressive companies?
We believe that we can all learn from each other’s experiences to boost #climatetransformation! That is our ‘WHY’ behind our third CLIMATE Transformation Summit on June 2nd and 3rd.
As Dr. Jonathan Foley of Project Drawdown said last year at #CTS2021:
How do we go about it? At the CLIMATE TRANSFORMATION Summit 2022, over 900 Speakers, Climate Pioneers and Climate Solution Providers will gather to discuss Best-Practices of the Climate Transformation. Trend topic of this year’s climatesummit.de will be the decarbonization of companies and their supply chains. At the #CTS2022 we are going to raise questions of how to effectively reduce CO2 along entire supply chains. We will share success stories and will learn from each other’s experiences – Together we design, create and discuss. For two days, live and 100% online. And the best part: You can participate!
On June 2nd and 3rd, we will all be part of the solution! We will work together to make our goal – decarbonising companies and their supply chains – a reality. In interactive Panels, Fireside Chats, Speed-Networking Sessions and an Online Fair, we will talk openly about challenges and opportunities and discover tangible climate solutions! In deep-dive workshops, you can share your insights, clarify your questions, actively participate and get to know the community.
The Agenda of #CTS2022 – Changing the economy together
We already know how to tackle the Climate Transformation! Today, Climate-Tech and Green-Tech innovations from different fields enable innovative climate solutions. Get to know the climate experts and solution providers at the #CTS2022:
Among others, we will have Prof. Stefan Rahmstorf (PIK), Yvonne Zwick (B.A.U.M. e.V.), Gaby Symonds (Nestlé Germany AG), Dr. Jonathan Foley (Project Drawdown), Therese Seiringer (Vodafone Germany), Johannes Knubben (HiPP), Gundula Ullah (FUNKE Mediengruppe), Tom Raftery (SAP) and many more.
In order to find ways for a regenerative future, we need to bring the climate debate out of the niche and into the broad economy and provide practical steps to implement Climate Transformation in businesses. And since we already know that the supply chain is the biggest lever of Climate Transformation, it gets clear: We can only do it together!
Transparency, Collaboration and Data!
We are looking forward to learning from our speakers, coming from international corporations such as Microsoft, IBM, Telefónica Germany, SIEMENS and Nestlé as well as from CLIMATE Pioneers such as WWF, Project Drawdown and Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact! All of them are ready to share valuable business insights with you into how their organization is tackling the biggest opportunity of our time: The Climate Transformation!
How do we engage all relevant stakeholders and how do we establish a functional supplier-management? At the #CTS2002, these are only some of the questions that will be answered by leading Climate Experts. Topics like climate-relevant procurement decisions and data-driven solutions for climate performance assessments will be covered. Businesses will get insights on how to prepare for upcoming climate-related disclosure requirements, such as the EU-Taxonomy, and companies will get to know innovative ways on how to collaborate with suppliers, in order to move towards a climate-relevant economy, together!
YOUR SUMMIT, YOUR CLIMATE TRANSFORMATION!
The #CTS2022 is exactly what you are looking for? You can still get a ticket! The CLIMATE TRANSFORMATION Summit invites all decision-makers, climate officers, buyers, green tech entrepreneurs, self-employed, researchers and interested parties who want to implement relevant climate transformation measures and best practices now!
TOGETHER WITH STRONG PARTNERS!
The summit connects solution providers and companies, as well as interested parties and experts. The #CTS2022 is made possible to a large extent by its great supporters! Without B.A.U.M. e.V., First Climate, Ørsted, BearingPoint, AXA Climate School, Enviria, Fairantwortung gAG, Katjes Fassin GmbH & Co. KG, Regionique, IBM, Make-IT Alliance and StackFuel, the Summit would not be possible! Likewise, our terrific media partners make the Summit a real community event! Thank you for your support and enthusiasm, which makes us look forward to the Summit with great excitement. It’s wonderful that you are all here!
Since we want to make climate transformation accessible to as many people as possible, the Transformation Ticket is for those who cannot afford the ticket due to the current situation. It gives you access to all event points. Please send us an email to email@example.com – subject: Transformation-Ticket. We are looking forward to seeing you!
This year’s workshops at #CTS2022 – Take action and be part of change!
The preparations are full on – the CLIMATE TRANSFORMATION Summit 2022 is just around the corner! Just 5 weeks to go until Climate Experts, Entrepreneurs and Decision-Makers get connected to discuss and share Best-Practices on decarbonizing the supply chain. Are you in? Get to know more about the program and exclusive workshops at climatesummit.de below.
Climate Targets and Decarbonization – Why is it relevant today?
The topic of supply chain decarbonization is more relevant this decade than ever before. Many companies have already set climate targets and aim to build a climate-compatible supply chain. Not only because most of them understand that including a climate strategy into their core company goals is relevant today more than ever, but also because political decisions drive companies towards the disclosure of climate relevant information.
For example, the European Union is about to tighten controls on supply chains and demands companies to review their entire supply chain instead of merely their direct suppliers. According to the EU’s draft for the supply chain act, companies with 500 employees and 150 million Euro annual revenue are required to disclose relevant information regarding social and environmental standards along the supply chain. Corporates now face the challenge of preparing for this law. However, most of the companies still lack the knowledge and resources to make climate relevant decisions and create transparency around the value chain in order to identify the important savings potential.
The value chain is the biggest lever for a successful Climate Transformation – up to 90% of the emissions are generated along the supply chain. So let’s take this challenge and transform it into an opportunity! Here is how the climatesummit.de will help you achieve this.
Why you should take part in #CTS2022
In order to effectively reduce CO2, the first step is to calculate Scope 1-3 emissions. Generating climate-relevant data along the supply chain is the foundation to get an overview over the suppliers climate performances. Doesn’t sound feasible yet?
Together with Climate Experts and Change-Makers, we will explore the questions around climate-relevant data and how it’s being used for managing climate-related risks and opportunities along the supply chain. Data experts will share their experiences and success stories and show how climate data enables a holistic supply chain decarbonization and drives a strong Climate Transformation in businesses. In keynotes, panels and fireside chats, Climate Pioneers such as Project Drawdown, WWF Germany and B.A.U.M. e.V. will give insights on how to implement Climate Transformation internationally and based on most recent scientific findings share Best-Practices for decarbonization.
Also, Climate Transformation isn’t something to do on your own. That’s why connecting a strong CLIMATE Community and building networks is also one of the main goals of the Summit. At our online fair, you will get to know innovative climate solutions – such as myclimate, windCORE, BearingPoint, greenmiles and exxeta. Learn how these suppliers of climate-friendly B2B products or services can help your company reduce CO2 and build a climate-relevant supply chain.
Interactive workshops with CLIMATE Pioneers
And that’s not all! We also want to hear what you have to say! Take part in this year’s interactive workshops and share your experiences and expertise as well as raise your questions around the topic of decarbonization. From workshops about climate-relevant procurement and supplier management to creating solutions on how to reach the 1.5 degree goal in a climate simulation game – Here’s something for everyone!
Which specific topics await you? Find out more about the workshops below. Here are some of the topics that will be tackled in the workshops this year – more details will soon be published on the climatesummit.de.
Have you ever wondered how to train employees on climate and sustainable transformation? AXA Climate enables companies to upskill and engage all employees to succeed in the sustainable transition and already trains more than 3 million subscribers. Join the workshop in order to learn more about driving Climate Transformation together with your employees.
Global Climate Action – Simulation Game
Ready to take action? In this interactive workshop with Alice Schmidt, we are going to simulate global climate action and together create a scenario in which global warming stays below 1.5 degrees Celsius. Together, we will establish high-impact actions and discuss how energy efficiency, renewable energy investment or carbon pricing affects temperature rise.
In workshops with Sustainable Procurement Pledge Germany and BearingPoint, we will tackle the most relevant questions about sustainable procurement. We will explore how procurement can engage suppliers in the race to Net-Zero emissions by 2050, the pros and cons of doing so, and how to make it happen. Learn how to increase supplier engagement and enable your relevant suppliers to reach climate targets.
Data-driven CLIMATE Rating
It’s all about data – In the workshop by Telefónica and The Climate Choice, we will discuss the relevance of climate-related ESG data and how it enables companies to make sustainable sourcing decisions. Learn how to collaborate with suppliers in order to successfully decarbonize your supply chain by using data-driven Climate Analysis Tools.
Transparency and ESG-Reporting
Reporting standards and disclosure needs are providing new risks and chances. What are companies expected to deliver? In this workshop with Christoph Klein, companies’ executives understand the perspective and requirements of a manager of article 9 funds. Join the discussion and learn how to tackle the challenges of companies to comply with new reporting standards.
Join #CTS2022 – be part of Climate Transformation
As you can see, the #CTS2022 will be full of different insights, learnings and opportunities to challenge your company with new CO2-reduction strategies and Best-Practices for Climate Transformation! Not only in the „Climate Bubble“ but among the wider economic sphere, we need to raise awareness and make climate solutions easily accessible for every business – cause that’s how real change happens. The climatesummit.de invites all Decision-Makers, Climate Officers, Green-Tech Entrepreneurs, Freelancers, Researchers and interested parties to join the CLIMATE Community and enable a long-lasting Climate Transformation!
We are happy to have you joining! Get your ticket here!
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CLIMATE TRANSFORMATION Community – International decision makers join #CTS2022 to share Best-Practices for Decarbonisation
We could not be more excited! The CLIMATE TRANSFORMATION Summit 2022 is less than two months away and we’re super happy to share with you who is going to join #CTS2022 and will be sharing insights, challenges and Best-Practices with you. Please meet our #CTS2022 Ecosystem!
Let’s get started: Your personal Program, 100% online & 100% interactive
The agenda of the Summit is already ready and so are we! As the latest update of the sixth IPCC Assessment Report highlights once again, the time to act is NOW. The good news are: Technically, we have all the solutions right there and at our fingertips to make a successful Climate Transformation possible. But, it needs us to get them implemented. Everyone of us, as employee, employer or decision maker, as climate officer, procurement leader or budget owner. We need to take climate relevant decisions to get active and decrease emissions drastically. Within the next 8 years around 50%. The challenge is on and accepted!
That’s why we’ve gathered over 50 Climate Pioneers, Experts, Practitioners and Decision-Makers to share their current challenges as well as Best-Practices at CLIMATE TRANSFORMATION Summit 2022. We welcome you to a two-days interactive program, full of insights, time for learnings and networking. 100% online and live.
At this year’s third edition of ClimateSummit.de, on the 2nd and 3rd of June, a wide range of speakers come together to share with you their individual steps towards a comprehensive, climate compatible transformation and provide their insights on Supply Chain Transformation, Decarbonisation Data & IT, Infrastructure for Transformation, Emission Management and the International Climate Community.
Join and become part of the CLIMATE Community!
Supply Chain Decarbonisation: A Game-Changer
We all know: Reducing emissions is hard enough. But it gets even harder if you want to get to the root of it: The value chain, where up to 90% of the total corporate emissions typically are generated. Hence, the biggest lever of a successful Climate Transformation is the supply chain. This brings a huge shift in climate management as the highest potential for companies to reduce CO2 emissions lies in supplier management as well as in climate relevant procurement decisions! So how can climate and procurement leaders work together to make this change happen? This is what we explore together at #CTS2022. Because we are all just getting started and it needs all of us to get it right.
This is why, we can’t wait to learn more from our speakers, who come from international corporations such as Microsoft, IBM, Telefónica Germany, SIEMENS and Nestlé as well as from CLIMATE Pioneers such as WWF, Project Drawdown and Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact (PIK)! All of them are ready to share valuable business insights with you into how their organisation is tackling the biggest opportunity of our time: The Climate Transformation!
“Data is the new oil“
In an ever more connected world, having reliable data is needed for any kind of business decision. So what is it about climate relevant data?
The first topic is obvious: Calculating Scope 3 (indirect) emissions of a corporate carbon footprint – the emissions that occur along the entire supply chain – is indispensable. Up until today, those are hard to measure as not all data is available. The second topic around climate relevant data is a little hidden. It is formed around the question: How do you measure and track how well companies are managing their Climate Transformation? How are they setting up climate targets, how are they implementing reduction efforts and how well are they managing internal and external climate risks? All these questions occur today, especially in the financial world. Investors and financial institutions – but also customers and business partners – want to understand if a specific company will be negatively affected by climate change or is turning into a Climate Champion. Therefore, one needs to manage climate related ESG data, which is reflecting the governance, strategy, risks and metrics of companies around climate.
At #CTS2022, we will explore all of these data needs in different panels and fireside chats. Especially Decarbonisation Data & IT Experts will come together and share their experiences on how data can be successfully used for decarbonisation and showcase cutting-edge innovations. We can’t wait to see what practitioners such as Microsoft, IBM, SINE Foundation and many more have in store for the successful Climate Transformation!
Keeping track of the emissions!
So we see already that advanced knowledge and technology can be used for monitoring and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from business operations. Therefore, we are happy to present innovative emission management solutions and enabling services as Climate Pioneers at our online fair – such as myclimate, First Climate, BearingPoint, greenmiles and Planted. Get to know them as exhibitors, schedule a call or explore their virtual booth, and learn how you can implement comprehensive CO2 management.
In addition, in the various Panels, interactive Fire-Side-Chats, Deep-Dive Workshops and Speed-Networking sessions, it is all about you! All participants will become part of the vibrant CLIMATE Community and have the opportunity to get involved and active! Present your insights during each session and exchange best-practices with others, work together on decarbonisation and Climate Transformation. This way, the day after the Summit, you can get started in your company, with new business partners, community support or know-how. You don’t want to miss out on that!
Why does it need a Climate Action Community?
As stated by research from the United Nations, the Sustainable Development Goal (SGD) number 17: Partnerships is the single most powerful goal as it affects all other goals such as Safety, Health, Education, Biodiversity, Climate and so on.
In order to make the monumental task of decarbonisation of companies and their supply chains possible, we need a strong and motivated international community that works together on not only setting climate targets but also implementing them in terms of strong actions, along supply chains. This is why we are so glad to build up an open-minded, respectful and supportive CLIMATE Community at the CLIMATE TRANSFORMATION Summit 2022!
Meet the international Community at #CTS2022
We are very honored to have so many amazing international and local players being part of the Community. Climate pioneers such as Project Drawdown, B.A.U.M. e.V., GreenBiz, Futurewoman, WWF Germany and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) will be presenting through their speakers and workshop hosts insights from the international Climate Transformation. Be prepared for the most recent scientific findings and biggest potentials for decarbonisation. Join and contribute, together we make the Climate Transformation happen!
You want to dig deeper? Take a look below at the first overview of the #CTS2022 Ecosystem Line-Up. We’re super thankful to have such diverse and impressive speakers participating in the Summit, coming from different industries and tackling the climate crisis in their own individual ways to make the transformation work! If you want to become part of this ecosystem yourself, you can still apply here.
Always in the making – be a part of #CTS2022!
Just like in nature, the #CTS2022 ecosystem can only function if all participants are on board and pull together in one direction. Therefore, we would like to say THANK YOU for your great support and motivation – you are making it all possible!
To make real change happen we need to go beyond the „Climate Bubble”, raising awareness amongst the wider business community. This is the mission of the Summit: Making Climate Transformation available for companies and their entire supply chains. Therefore, the CLIMATE TRANSFORMATION Summit invites all Decision-Makers, Climate Officers, Green-Tech Entrepreneurs, Freelancers, Researchers and interested parties who now want to implement relevant measures and best practices of the Climate Transformation.
We are happy to have you joining! Get your ticket here and join the CLIMATE Community, be part of #CTS2022 and make decarbonisation happen.