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Online events from 2degrees in May

Jenny King looks ahead to a selection of online events from 2degrees over the coming month. To participate or find out more about 2degrees, an online global community for sustainable business, sign up for free membership of the network.

In this look-ahead:

For a full calendar of what’s planned for the coming weeks in 2degrees, including many more events, see the 2degrees calendar of events.

Employee Engagement Innovation: The collision of games, social networking and sustainability

Tuesday 8th May 2012 3:00 p.m. (BST) / 10:00 a.m. (EDT): Long gone are the days when small “green teams”, coffee room posters or passive intranet sites were considered the most effective way to engage employees in corporate sustainability efforts. Use this webinar to: understand the concepts used in game mechanics and social networking to make sustainability relevant and more importantly to drive an engagement level that delivers financial results, learn about the compelling business case and the challenges involved in deploying employee engagement solutions, and discover why Salesforce.com is rolling out an employee engagement solution to its 8000 employees. More from 2degrees…

Exposing Corporate Water Risks: WWF unveils new water tool

Thursday 10th May 3:00 p.m. (BST) / 10:00 a.m. (EDT) : What do you know about water risk? In business, what you don’t know can hurt you. Join this webinar to: discuss the importance of water risk for companies and investors, view a demonstration of the Water Risk Filter, a new online tool that can help assess risk for any business, anywhere, and earn how the Water Risk Filter sets itself apart from the plethora of water risk screening tools, and learn if this might be the right tool for your company. More from 2degrees…

What Does Demand Response Mean for your Business?

Tuesday 15th May 2012 3:00 p.m. (BST) / 10:00 a.m. (EDT): The UK’s first trial of a system where companies are paid to turn off non-essential systems and appliances at times of peak electricity demand is under way as part of the UK’s largest smart grid project. Join this webinar to: learn more about the UK’s biggest smart grid project and how it could help the country move towards a low-carbon economy, find out how it could help customers reduce their energy costs and carbon emissions in the years to come, and hear about technologies such as demand response and how these can be applied to any business. More from 2degrees…

Delivering Sustainable Energy Savings through HVAC

Thursday 17th May 2012 3:00 p.m. (BST) / 10:00 a.m. (EDT): Driven by rising energy costs and awareness, manufacturers are producing more and more energy efficient HVAC systems. However, difficulties in properly managing and controlling these systems abound. Use this webinar to: know how to diagnose where your systems may be going wrong, learn how to control your systems to optimal efficiency, and ensure full accountability for the energy consumed. More from 2degrees…

What has the CRC actually done? CRC survey results

Monday 21st May 2012 3:00 p.m. (BST) / 10:00 a.m. (EDT): Global Action Plan, interested in the impact of the CRC, undertook a survey designed to gain a deeper understanding of this directly from its participants. After gathering a wealth of information, Global Action Plan is releasing the results of this survey. Use this webinar to: discuss and refine the findings so that the true impact of the CRC is understood, understand what the impact of the reputational league tables has had on participants, and Find out what actions the CRC has encouraged organizations to take. More from 2degrees…

Designing for Behavior Change

Thursday 24th May 2012 3:00 p.m. (BST) / 10:00 a.m. (EDT): In our recent series of webinars on using behavior change to improve the energy efficiency of existing commercial buildings we have looked at ways that owners and property managers can engage with occupants through initiatives such as information campaigns and recognition programs. Join this webinar to learn: why behavior change is crucial to reducing building energy consumption, what strategies can be employed by designers, and hear about case studies where designers have introduced behavior change measures. More from 2degrees…

Identifying Social Hotspots in your Supply Chain: Practical insights

Wednesday 30th May 2012 3:00 p.m. (BST) / 10:00 a.m. (EDT): This webinar will describe the Social Hotspots Database system and show how it can be used as part of a Social Responsibility or Social Compliance programme. Join this webinar to: learn how to collect data in order to report about full product life cycle social impacts, understand how to put corporate social responsibility initiatives in perspective with their local and sectoral context, and understand how it is possible to systematically study the potential social risks and opportunities of product supply chains at low cost and report on them quantitatively. More from 2degrees…

How Can the CIPS Sustainable Procurement Review Help Build a Strong Supply Chain for the Future?

Thursday 31st May 2012 2:00 p.m. (BST) / 9:00 a.m. (EDT): Join this webinar to understand: why sustainable procurement is important, how implementing sustainable procurement removes risk and cost and increases a company’s competitiveness, and how the CIPS Sustainable Procurement Review supports the implementation of sustainable procurement policy, process and skills. More from 2degrees…


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