3M’s support for COP27 reinforces its commitment to climate mitigation and sustainability goals
3M attended and maintained a high profile at the recently concluded COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
3M demonstrated its commitment to carbon neutrality across its operations by 2050 by providing scientific expertise to help customers achieve their own sustainability goals by reducing carbon footprints across their products and operations and developing new technologies solutions to help solve some of the world’s greatest environmental challenges, a corporate press communique revealed.
3M’s participation at COP27 was led by global and regional senior executives including Dr. Gayle Schueller, Global SVP and Chief Sustainability Officer, 3M; Laszlo Svinger, Vice President and Managing Director, Middle East and Africa, 3M; and Maxime Bureau, Director Government Affairs and Sustainability, Europe Middle East & Africa, 3M.
In line with their goals, 3M sponsored and participated in two discussion panels at COP27. The first-panel discussion centred around the topic of ‘Creating Energy Security for All: Technology & Policy Opportunities’.
The panel discussion delved into the urgent need to elevate the technologies and policies to ensure energy security as a response to the global energy crisis.
Members of the Global Alliance for Sustainable Energy (GASE) shared their expectations and vision for a secure energy future. The discussion focused on how countries, corporates and public organizations can drive near-term solutions for energy sufficiency.
The panelists included Dr. Gayle Schueller; Dr. Afif Al Yafei, CEO, Abu Dhabi Transmission and Despatch Company (TRANSCO); Luiz Augusto Figueira, Chief Management & Sustainability Officer, Electrobas, and Miguel Setas, Executive Board Member, Group Chief Sustainability & Risk, EDP with Shelly Trench, Global Climate & Sustainability Strategy Lead, BCG moderating the panel discussion.
Collaborating for Climate Solutions
The second-panel discussion focused on the topic of ‘Collaborating for Climate Solutions: How can we accelerate partnerships.’ As part of this panel discussion, participants addressed the importance of partnerships between the private sector, investors, and global connectors to drive climate change innovation.
The panelists included Dr. Gayle Schueller; Kristen Siemen, CSO, General Motors; Walaa Elhusseiny, Executive Director, UNGC Egypt Network and Diana Acconcia, Director, Climate Action, European Commission.