MASTERCLASSES

Masterclasses 

Working alongside our intelligence partners and sponsors we have created a series of masterclasses to encourage discussion and collaboration around key elements of energy strategies.  

Typically hosting a smaller, more intimate crowd of 50-60 attendees, the six masterclasses ran across two sessions are designed to be interactive and participatory in feel. 

11.25-12.15 

Masterclass 1 - in association with Mainstream Renewable Power

Renewable Energy: A hedge against the future

Between 2004 and 2011 the global total new investment in clean energy rose from $54bn to $280bn. Large corporates are voluntarily investing in renewable energy as part of their corporate sustainability efforts to green their electricty supply and reduce carbon emissions.

Maintream's masterclass will bring together a range of experts to discuss how 'going green' is not merely a branding exercise but how an opportunity to hedge against rising prices and help secure security of supply whilst nuturing your bottom line.

Eimear Cahalin, CFO, Mainstream Renewable Power
Matthew Spencer, Director, Green Alliance
Tim Brooks, Director, Environmental Sustainability, Lego
Henrik Kuffner, CEO, Windmade

Moderator: Sam Roots, Analyst, BNEF

11.25-12.15 

Masterclass 2 - in association with Scanenergi

Partnering on reduction initiatives

Industrial processes demand large amounts of energy. Energy costs have already surpassed labour costs in many industries and, by 2020 are likely to be 3-4 times larger. Through proactive energy management it is possible to reduce energy costs by 10-20%. Portuguese Unicer and UK-based Imperial Tobacco have started a journey to reduce their energy costs and carbon footprint in cooperation with Scanenergi Solutions. The ESCO-model makes it possible to implement large reduction initiatives without any upfront payments, have positive EBIT impact after year 1 and with a positive cash flow all the way.

Chris Wickenden, Group Occupational Health, Safety and Environment Manager, Imperial Tobacco Group
Lars Gronbak, Sales Direcor, Scanenergi
Vasco Carvalho, Utilities Project Manager, Unicer

Moderator: Dexter Galvin, Head of CDP Supply Chain, Carbon Disclosure Project

11.25-12.15 

Masterclass 3 - in association with Schneider Electric

Emerging Sustainability Trends

Join Schneider Electric to discuss future trends: adaption & resilience; natural capital; and demographic shifts alongside the relevance of governance and community responses and materiality at all levels of the ecosystem. We seek to understand these evolving risks and opportunities, and discuss establishing a political, organisational community and technology framework to translate this into a meaningful and actionable response.

Nic Seuren, Head of Sustainable Strategy & Consulting, Schneider Electric
Lynn Forrester, Sustainability Manager, Nationwide
Alban Jacquin, Sustainability Performance & Communities Director, Schneider Electric

Moderator: David Metcalfe, CEO, Verdantix

14.20-15.10

Masterclass 4 - in association with Ernst & Young

Buying renewable energy - experiences from the market

Corporates are starting to uncover compelling business cases for moving beyond basic offset, certificate or green tariff based strategies for buying renewable energy. Financial, reputational and environmental benefits can be seen on the horizon but several paths lie ahead and none are yet well trodden. Ernst & Young will talk through some of the key decisions that need to be made in order to set off on the right track and some of the issues that are typically encountered on the journey. Ernst & Young has recently published their 10th anniversary edition of the Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index. You can view the report and watch the related video at ey.com/recai

Stephen Smith, Director, Lead Advisory - Environmental Finance, Ernst & Young LLP
James Barrett-Miles, Director, Lead Advisory - Environmental Finance, Ernst & Young LLP
Robert Williams, Head of Energy Supply, BT plc
Jane Hamilton, Head of Corporate Real Estate, HSBC

Moderator: Sam Roots, Analyst, BNEF

14.20-15.10

Masterclass 5 - in association with Utilyx

Unlocking the value of an integrated energy strategy

Are you doing everything you can to mitigate rising energy prices? Utilyx will identify your options across all three energy pillars – buying, consumption and generation, helping you consider how to bring those activities together into an integrated energy strategy for maximum results. The Masterclass will provide an opportunity to hear how different commercial arrangements are providing access to capital and expertise in practice. We will show how energy users have overcome their unique challenges to deliver real cost savings. You’ll explore how to express the financial and environmental benefits in robust and compelling ways, to drive and monitor your integrated energy strategy.

Jo Butlin, Managing Director, Utilyx
Mark Stokes, Managing Director, Utilyx Asset Management

14.20-15.10

Masterclass 6 - in association with Forum for the Future

The role of business in “the BIG energy shift”

The energy challenge is huge. We need to decarbonise; we need secure supplies; and concerns about cost – and fuel poverty – loom large. This workshop will look at the system-level challenges you have identified in the British Land “Going Naked” Survey, such as embodied carbon, behaviour change and policy uncertainty . We will look to understand the nature of the problem and investigate the solutions that individual and coalitions of companies can start to do to tackle these issues and create a system level shift in the energy system.

Giles Bristow, Head of Energy, Forum for the Future

Anna Birney, Head of System Innovation Lab, Forum for the Future

Justin Snoxall, Head of the Business Group, British Land

 

Green Corporate Energy is not a traditional conference. We bring together the best minds in the energy and sustainability space and use our innovative formats to extract, and share, their collective intelligence. 

 

The final programme for 2013 is still being put together, but here's a taster of what's to come. 
- Inspiration: The day will commence with a series of speakers selected to educate, energise and inspire. 
- Go Naked: One company will be brave enough to bare all, putting up their energy strategy for critique and comment by you, our expert crowd
- Idea Idol: Appearing for the first time at Green Corporate Energy, Idea Idol gives an opportunity for the best in energy innovation to be shared with some of
the industry's biggest players
- Small Group Sessions: Masterclasses, Roundtables, Goldfish bowls and more will offer the opportunity to dig into the detail of the issues most important to you.Green Corporate Energy is not a traditional conference. We bring together the best minds in the energy and sustainability space and use our innovative formats to extract, and share, their collective intelligence. 
The final programme for 2013 is still being put together, but here's a taster of what's to come. 
- Inspiration: The day will commence with a series of speakers selected to educate, energise and inspire. 
- Go Naked: One company will be brave enough to bare all, putting up their energy strategy for critique and comment by you, our expert crowd
- Idea Idol: Appearing for the first time at Green Corporate Energy, Idea Idol gives an opportunity for the best in energy innovation to be shared with some of the industry's biggest players
- Small Group Sessions: Masterclasses, Roundtables, Goldfish bowls and more will offer the opportunity to dig into the detail of the issues most important to you.   

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