EDF Climate Corps’ free, annual webinar series focuses on energy and sustainability management expertise featuring thought leaders in support of the EDF Climate Corps fellowship program and the EDF Climate Corps network.
This series spotlights energy management and sustainability education, inspiration and insight for our network of fellows, hosts, colleagues and friends.
To watch recordings from the 2018 Webinar Series, click here.
2019 Webinar Lineup
Thursday, June 6th 3-4pm EST
Quantifying Supplier GHG Emissions Impacts and Driving Reductions
A webinar with WSP
Addressing supply chain emissions allows organizations to build a more sustainable, resilient value chain. However, quantifying supplier emissions and emissions reductions can pose significant challenges.
Learn best practices to quantify supplier GHG emissions and engage suppliers to reduce those emissions. WSP will briefly cover the basics of GHG accounting, followed by an in-depth discussion about how to quantify GHG emissions in your supply chain. WSP will share insights and best practices on how to engage your suppliers to not only calculate GHG emissions, but also reduce emissions over time.
Watch this webinar if you're interested in: Carbon Accounting, GHG Emissions (Scope 1, 2, 3), Supply Chain Sustainability.
Tuesday, June 11th 1-2pm EST
Innovative Funding for Energy Efficiency/On-Site Energy and Storage Projects
Redaptive and RENEW will highlight funding mechanisms in the market: capital purchase, capital and operating leases, shared-savings agreements, and PACE. The Webinar will outline ideal applications of each mechanism, based on the profile and energy-savings goals of the company. Is one site or an entire portfolio being addressed? How does the company’s credit rating affect funding strategies?
The presentation aims to enable Fellows to more effectively analyze a company’s needs and chart a path to funding—particularly for portfolio-wide upgrades. The presentation will also include a deep dive using case studies on ESA and an alternate deployment approach using the same funding mechanism.
We will present third-party, impact investor funding options to advance energy retrofits and on-site clean energy for Commercial, Industrial and Institutional buildings, sharing case studies of successful Energy Services and Power Purchase Agreements which can combine Energy Conservation Measures with varying ROIs.
We will illustrate how delay commits companies to excess energy/maintenance spending, while third-party funding can unlock savings without impacting capital budgets.
Watch this webinar if you're interested in: Financing Tools, Energy Entrepreneurship & Resources, Energy Efficiency Funding Tools.
Thursday, June 13th 3-4pm EST
Engaging Stakeholders on Behind-the-Meter Energy Storage
A webinar with ERS
ERS will illustrate how the landscape for energy storage is changing, and the opportunities available for engaging new stakeholders.
Energy storage can save customers money by reducing their demand charges and can support the greater grid by allowing customers to easily participate in demand response programs. These demand response programs pay participants to lower their demand during the most expensive hours of the year, saving all ratepayers from paying for unnecessary capacity. New utility rates are being rolled out that allow customers to capture both values, and more.
Watch this webinar if you're interested in: Energy Storage, Stakeholder Engagement.
Tuesday, June 18th 1-2pm EST
Strengthening Supply Chain Engagement as a Valuable Step Towards a Circular Economy
A webinar with Circle Economics
Most companies lack visibility and control over the lifecycle impact of their products. Strengthening relationships with suppliers and increasing data assets can help companies identify important hotspots throughout the value chain.
It is known that the most valuable opportunities to reduce a product’s environmental impact typically exist within the supply chain. A pragmatic 3-step approach is recommended to measure, manage and market a company’s value chain environmental impact, enabled by network technology. Circular business models bring great opportunities. Sustainability data is used to identify where resources can be used more efficiently and chart the most cost-effective path towards circularity.
Watch this webinar if you're interested in: GHG Emissions (Scope 1, 2, 3), Supply Chain Sustainability, Circular Economy.
Thursday, June 20th 3-4pm EST
Building Insights with Artificial Intelligence
A webinar with IBM
Learn about how Artificial Intelligence and the internet of things are being applied to industrial processes and buildings to make sense of energy data and helping companies save 20% on their energy costs with no major equipment upgrades or behavioral changes.
Watch this webinar if you're interested in: Energy Technology.
Tuesday, June 25th 1-2pm EST
The Role of Distributed Energy Resources in Distribution System Planning
A webinar with Coalition for a Resilient DC
Utility distribution system planning is undergoing rapid changes. Many forms smart-grid technologies are emerging, including distribution automation, communication systems, and distributed energy resources (DERs).
As utilities continue their decades-old process of planning the grid, they struggle with understanding how new technologies and resources can drive down costs, improve resilience and reliability, and lower emissions. DERs can play a critical role in this planning process, creating new opportunities and business models for third-party developers.
Watch this webinar if you're interested in: Utility, Stakeholder Engagement, Energy Technology.
Thursday, June 27th 3-4pm EST
Financing Sustainability Solutions through Green Bonds and Loans
This webinar will explore the hot topic of climate finance: providing a background on the trends and regulatory developments of the market, along with nuances and case studies of green bonds, green loans and the newest development, ESG-index loans.
Understanding these financing mechanisms will allow fellows to identify eligible assets and initiatives and provide meaningful recommendations to host organizations on the best way to finance initiatives while attracting a wider investor and/or lending base.
Watch this webinar if you're interested in: Financing Tools.
Tuesday, July 9th 1-2pm EST
The Secret Code: ESG Changes Investors' Opinions
A webinar with Schneider Electric
You’re reporting to one, two or maybe even multiple external platforms (like GRI, CDP, GRESB, DJSI or others) to show the great work your company is doing and how you measure against others in the market.
How are investors using the information you report? How can you make sure you’re providing the right information to best stack up against the competition while making your organization the most appealing to potential investors? In this webinar, Schneider Electric unlocks the minds of investors and what they’re looking for in companies. Walk away with a roadmap on how to tackle challenges and crack the code on ESG ratings.
Watch this webinar if you're interested in: Sustainability Reporting Frameworks, Influencing Investors.
Wednesday, July 10th 3-4pm EST
Framing Your Public Summary
A webinar with EDF Climate Corps
The EDF Climate Corps Marketing and Communications team will review the storytelling workshop they presented during the training and would like to help several of you work on your summaries. Send Natalie a rough draft at firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP to participate! It'll be a safe space where everyone can help each other out, and by the end, you'll have a better summary!
This webinar is mandatory for 2019 EDF Climate Corps fellows.
Thursday, July 11th 3-4pm EST
The Latest Trends in Energy Efficiency Data Tracking and Sharing
A webinar with Sustainable Endowments Institute
This webinar will explore the various ways institutions are improving their project-level sustainability tracking and data sharing through different models and platforms.
The Sustainable Endowments Institute will cover trends at institutions in a variety of sectors including universities, K-12 schools, governments, hospitals, companies and airports.
Watch this webinar if you're interested in: Energy Efficiency and Data.
Wednesday, July 17th 12-1pm EST
A webinar with EDF Climate Corps
This webinar will prepare all fellows for completing their final deliverables for EDF and their host organizations. Stephanie will cover tips for successful final presentations, explain expectations for the final report, and walk through the process for submitting final deliverables to EDF.
Every fellow should attend this webinar to ensure that they complete the necessary requirements to successfully complete the program!
This webinar is mandatory for 2019 EDF Climate Corps fellows.
Thursday, July 18th 3-4pm EST
Strategies for a Job Search in Sustainability
A webinar with Sustainable Career Pathways
Trish Kenlon, founder of Sustainable Career Pathways and EDF Climate Corps alum, will dive into the importance of strategic networking and how to network effectively in the sustainability space.
She will also share best practices on how to focus your job search on a specific area of sustainability.
Watch this webinar if you're interested in: Strategy for sustainability job search.
This webinar is mandatory for 2019 EDF Climate Corps fellows