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The Path to Net Zero

More and more companies are making a pledge to achieve 'net zero' carbon emissions and it certainly sounds like a good idea. But what does this claim actually mean? Without a universal definition and without established guidelines, where does a company begin? What's the best path a company can take when moving from ambition to action? What role do offsets play in achieving a net zero goal? We'll start with the basics and get into the details in this highly interactive conversation.

Moderated by Jim Giles of GreenBiz Jim is Senior Analyst for Food and Carbon systems at GreenBiz Group, Conference Chair for VERGE Carbon and VERGE Food, and the author of the Food Weekly newsletter on sustainable food systems.

Erin Meezan, VP and Chief Sustainability Officer at Interface Inc - Erin heads up sustainability for flooring company and sustainability pioneer Interface- they currently have a goal to be a carbon negative enterprise by 2040 and have just launched a global carbon negative product.

Sean Kinghorn, Global Sustainability Leader at Intuit - Sean leads the internal and external sustainability efforts at Intuit for global operations including carbon reduction, water conservation and waste reduction.

Kaj Török, Chief Reputation & Sustainability Officer, Max Burgers - Kaj is CRO (Chief Reputation Officer) and CSO (Chief Sustainability Officer) at MAX Burgers. After ten years as an external advisor to MAX he became an integral part of the companies top management team in 2016.

Austin Whitman, CEO ClimateNeutral.org - CEO of Climate Neutral, a non-profit that provides a certification for brands with zero net carbon emissions. Austin launched Climate Neutral in 2019 after more than a decade working in climate and energy policy and finance.

Nick Aster, Director of Marketing for North America, South Pole - Nick is director of Marketing for South Pole in North America. Prior to that he was founder of TriplePundit.com which has grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place