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Join subject matter experts from Schneider Electric's Energy & Sustainability Services team for an update on the latest global energy trends, how they have impacted the 1st quarter of 2019 and what to expect the rest of the year. This webinar will cover (in varying degrees) political influences, commodity volatility, non-commodity shifts, weather impacts, emerging market opportunities, and supplier differentiation.
Rueil-Malmaison, France, March 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has been recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere® Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing ethical business standards.
Nairobi, Kenya, March 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Almost 4 years after the adoption of the Paris Agreement, President of France Emmanuel Macron is organizing on March 14th in Nairobi (Kenya) the first regional edition of the One Planet Summit, co-chaired with Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, the President of the Republic of Kenya.
At Schneider Electric, we understand that we must work together today to co-create a more sustainable world. We believe in making a low-carbon economy a reality now, both for businesses, and the world’s most vulnerable populations alike. One in seven people still lacks electricity, and most of them live in rural areas of the developing world.1 We look to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals for inspiration to do our part in ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy access for all.
When I published this blog last year, the response was overwhelming, which can only mean that this topic is emotive, and resonates with many of us. It’s also why I was motivated to refresh it to keep the conversation going.
The number of companies setting public energy or sustainability goals is on the rapid rise. Recent research from GreenBiz and Schneider Electric shows that more than 50% of companies have set these goals, with still others seriously considering them. For many companies, 2020 marks a key milestone in achieving their goals on time, and gaps in the marketplace suggest that corporate progress is lagging.
Globally, women play a powerful role in sustainability. Across countries, organizations and communities, women make a substantial, positive contribution to growth and innovation, while also impacting environmental and social crises. This still-emerging and significant influence is one reason the United Nations prioritizes gender equality and women’s empowerment as one of its 17 interrelated Sustainable Development Goals.
Equality through sustainable development benefits all
Climate change is a rapidly growing global concern. Therefore, new, more stringent regulations to reduce CO2 emissions will be introduced to allow a massive deployment of distributed energy resources, including the incorporation of electric vehicles. Electrical distribution utilities will therefore face problems in managing their networks and will need to adopt new solutions.