#14 Walk the Talk

on sustainability

UN Race to Zero

In the early morning of the 20th National Sustainability Congress, Global Compact Network Netherlands and Sustainalize organized the CEO breakfast. During this breakfast, chaired by business leader and changemaker Mr Paul Polman, a group of leading CEOs announced that their companies have joined the UN Race to Zero. An UN-backed global campaign, rallying non-state actors across the global economy to take rigorous and immediate action to halve global emissions by 2030 and deliver a healthier and fairer zero carbon world in time. 

A great statement where companies commit to having ambitious interim science-based targets aligned with limiting global warming to 1.5°C and/or to reach net-zero global emissions by 2050 at the latest. One of the companies signing this statement was NS. In this episode of our Sustainalize podcast series Walk the Talk on sustainability, our partner Nick speaks with Sacha Goddeke (Director QHSE and Sustainability at NS) and Marco Swan (Program Manager at Global Compact Network Netherlands) about the wishes, expectations and challenges regarding this ambitious target.

Read more about the CEO breakfast and the companies who committed to net Zero.

About our podcast series: Walk the Talk on sustainability
With all the trends and developments that are constantly emerging in the world of sustainability, it can be difficult to keep up. Every fortnight, we guide you through a relevant corporate sustainability topic. We will be sharing the journeys of our clients, the expertise of our specialists, and the prophecies of experts. Get to know more about lessons learned, pitfalls as well as opportunities; in no more than 20 minutes you will be provided with the guidance you need to take your sustainability journey to a whole new level.

Authors
Nick de Ruiter

Nick de Ruiter

Partner, Sustainalize

Guests

Sacha Goddeke

Director QHSE and Sustainability, NS

Marco Swan

Program Manager, Global Compact Network Netherlands

In collaboration with
Pascalle Kok

Pascalle Kok

Marketing & Communications Manager, Sustainalize

Published on: 12 November 2021

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