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Decarbonization throughout the value chain – Perspectives from the Tech Sector

Limiting global warming to 1.5⁰C above pre-industrial levels will require businesses and industries to look beyond their own direct emissions. Partnering across value chains in every sector is critical to ensuring lifecycle decarbonization and achieving sustainable outcomes. In this session, we will examine the value chain elements from the technology sector and discuss the challenges and opportunities in the transition to a net-zero future. Technology impacts all sectors of the economy and is integral to everyday life for people and businesses worldwide. It is a sector that has continued to yield exponential growth while committing to the most ambitious corporate climate targets. We will hear from several players within this value chain, with speakers from Microsoft, Western Digital and Jacobs talking about their call to action and the decarbonization of the value chain.

Moderator: Sharon Jean-Baptiste, Vice President, People & Places Solutions Growth & Sales, Mid-Atlantic


Sean James, Director of Energy Research, Microsoft

Joshua Parker, Assistant General Counsel and Head of Sustainability, Western Digital

Andy Solberg, Global Technology Lead, Facility Modelling & Analytics, Jacobs

Jameson Morrell, Director of Sustainable Solutions, Jacobs