A growing number of companies are announcing ambitious emissions reductions goals, and putting them into action. To help guide companies on this journey, the SustainAbility Institute by ERM has launched "From Promise to Action on Net Zero", a series of executive interviews, reports, and events exploring how companies are translating net zero emissions goals into practice, the challenges they face, and the kinds of solutions they are developing to overcome them.

The series will run from November 2020 through COP26 in November 2021, and the first three executive interviews with Equinor, Unilever and Nestlé are now available on the SustainAbility Institute by ERM site.

The first virtual event in the series - Net Zero: From Promise to Action - will take place December 1st at 4pm UK time / 11am Eastern. Moderated Matt Haddon, ERM's Global Lead for Low Carbon Economy Transition, the webinar will discuss key drivers of corporate net zero commitments and the related role of investors, steps companies are taking to translate their goals into action, and challenges companies anticipate on the path to net zero global economy by 2050. Featured speakers include:

  • Rob Cameron, Global Head of Public Affairs, Nestlé
  • Emily Farnworth, Global Director of Low Carbon Transition, ERM
  • Mindy Lubber CEO and President, Ceres, Inc.
  • Bjørn Otto Sverdrup, Senior Vice President of Corporate Sustainability, Equinor

The webinar is complementary, and open for registration.

The first report in the series has also been published - Delivering Your Company’s Net Zero Ambition. The report provides an overview of contextual forces influencing corporate climate strategy and offers succinct guidance on essential steps all companies must consider on their journey to net zero. This includes five essential steps senior business decision-makers must include in planning and execution. Learn more and read the report

ERM has set ambitious science-based targets to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions as part of a unified private sector response to the global risks of climate change. Validated by the Science Based Targets Initiative, this makes us an early adopter among the professional services sector. Learn more in our 2020 Sustainability Report