Seventh Generation’s 2020 Conference will look a little different than years past.
Rather than a member meeting of networking, a panel of speakers on stage, and members, colleagues, educators, investors, advisors, and friends, we’re preparing for a virtual panel discussion, donning the style of a “Brady Bunch” title screen we all have been experiencing these past few months.
The year, 2020, marks 50 years since the first Earth Day, and we are grappling with the effects of the climate crisis. At present, and in years past, SGI members urge utilities, among other companies, to publish decarbonization plans that meet Science-Based Targets (SBT) aiming to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees celsius. Without corporate action, this is seemingly impossible. Moving towards a low-carbon economy presents new challenges on technology and the workforce.
This year’s annual conference: Just Transition to Clean Energy will take place virtually on October 12th, 2020.
Joining us to take on the questions of “what is a Just Transition?,” and “what does it mean for energy providers, employees, consumers, and investors?,” are:
- Tom Content (Moderator) – Wisconsin Citizen Utility Board
- Vonda Brunsting – Director of the Just Transition Project, Initiative for Responsible Investment, Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
- Peggy Kelsey – EVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, WEC Energy Group
- Cari Anne Renlund – VP & General Counsel, MGE Energy
- Christina Herman – Program Director, Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility
- Bob Stone – Assistant Business Manager, IBEW Local 2150
These expert panelists will bring a unique set of experiences and remarks, challenging each other, and us, on the path to achieving a Just Transition. A social issue as much as a technology, climate’s intersection with human work becomes more apparent in the energy sector as the push towards electrification grows. We are lucky to have this great panel lined up for this event, and we look forward to learning all we can from them!
It would be hard to hold this conference and not mention the impacts of COVID-19 on all those affected. While we hope our virtual conference allows for the inclusion of those previously unable to attend, we hope all are staying safe and healthy amid this pandemic.
If you are interested in attending, and haven’t previously registered, please do so here.
The webinar link and information will be sent out via Eventbrite prior to the conference date.