[Replay] Next Normal: Sustainability

Will sustainability take a backseat to COVID-19? Or does it present an opportunity to reset and build back better?

Last year, CEOs ranked climate change as the number one risk to organization growth. This year, COVID-19 has eclipsed climate and dominated the discussion around risk. Yet, many large companies have doubled down on their climate commitments, including the likes of Microsoft, Amazon and Stripe. On the one hand, COVID-19 may be creating an opportunity for some companies to reset and become more resilient. On the other hand, COVID-19 has caused economic devastation that may limit the resources available for climate action.

In this webinar, we examine the impact of COVID-19 on sustainability, with a focus on corporate climate action.

Discussion topics

  • Changes to carbon emissions across industries
  • Climate strategy in the short and long-term
  • Technologies to shorten supply chains
  • Carbon negative technologies
  • Carbon offsets and permanence


George Livingston

George Livingston
Orange Silicon Valley
Email: george.livingston@orange.com

Guest speakers

Elizabeth Willmott

Elizabeth Willmott
Carbon Program Manager

Diego Saez Gil

Diego Saez Gil
Co-Founder and CEO



The Next Normal series is produced by Orange Silicon Valley, the innovation division of the Orange Group that collaborates with startups, investors, entrepreneurs, and enterprises. Building on Orange’s 20+ years of immersion in Silicon Valley, the webinars will help executives at the Fortune 500 understand Silicon Valley’s impact on the global digital economy. We extend these webinars to Orange Business Services customers for complimentary thought leadership during the COVID-19 crisis. Orange Silicon Valley brings together corporations to access Silicon Valley innovation through the expertise, startup network and scalability of Orange Business Services through the xForce co-innovation program. Interested in learning more about xForce? Contact David Martin: david1.martin@orange.com.