Walmart’s Zach Freeze to Keynote at B2B Climate Solutions Event
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – People around the world now recognize that climate change poses an imminent threat to the prosperity of future generations. With the passage of time, it has become clear that the solutions must be business-driven. Several large companies are now stepping up and making it their mission to lead this fight from the front.
Companies Vs Climate Change (CvCC) is holding a global B2B climate solutions conference from Nov 29 to Dec 1 in Miami. The conference will focus on how companies can address climate change and how they can collaborate and share best practices in order to create a larger impact.
CvCC has now announced that Zach Freeze of Walmart will be a keynote speaker at this event in Miami. Freeze is a Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives – Sustainability for Walmart, responsible for product sustainability in Walmart’s general merchandise and consumables categories. He also oversees the company’s Sustainability Index program.
According to Freeze, as the first retailer with a science-based target to reduce emissions, Walmart understands the importance of incorporating the utility of sustainable business practices in its business. He said that the CvCC Conference is a noteworthy initiative that signals continued support for progress on emission reductions and provides a forum for like-minded companies to collaborate on their sustainability goals.
During his decade-long tenure at Walmart, Freeze has played an instrumental role in the development and rollout of Project Gigaton, an initiative that will provide an emissions reduction toolkit to a broad network of businesses seeking to eliminate one gigaton of emissions – the equivalent to taking more than 211 million passenger vehicles off of US roads and highways for a year – by 2030.
Scott Perry, Chief Technology and Procurement Officer for Ryder, will also be keynoting at the Miami event. Other speakers will include Founding Sponsor TD Bank, Autodesk, Ingersoll Rand, General Mills, Wyndham Worldwide, Office Depot, Helly Hansen, DanoneWave, Seventh Generation, Subway, NRG, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Triple Pundit, Salterbaxter, Ford, Bechtel and AMD.
Source: CSR Wire