The Business of Carbon Emissions, a new video series
Sustainability • Published on May 6, 2020
Sustainability experts and business leaders answer fundamental questions about carbon emissions in new Convoy video series
The way the world makes, moves, and sells goods is changing. Businesses are being asked to meet growing consumer demand faster, easier, and cheaper – while at the same time diminish the impact of their operations.
Convoy’s network scale and efficiency puts us in a unique position. We work together with shippers and truck drivers to solve big, shared challenges – saving time, money, and resources, while creating value for society.
Sustainability is core to our business: hauling millions of truckloads of freight across the country while reducing billions of waste. On Earth day we launched our Carbon Emissions Savings counter, showing the cumulative carbon emissions we’ve prevented from entering the atmosphere. Last week, Convoy was named the Transportation Winner for Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Award. Today, we are launching a new video interview series, “The Business of Carbon Emissions,” to amplify the sustainability conversation by demonstrating how sustainability and business impact are directly aligned.
Eliminating waste is good for shippers, carriers, and our environment. Every truck Convoy shifts to optimized reloads and algorithmic batching reduces annual carbon emissions by 15,725 pounds of CO2 —the equivalent of planting 118 trees or taking 1.5 cars off the road each year.
Discussing carbon emissions with business leaders
Through talks with thought leaders, educators, government officials, and industry disruptors, this series will answer the fundamental questions about carbon emissions and highlight stories, research, and innovations about how reducing carbon emissions drives positive environmental and business impact.
Targeting companies who already place high priority on supply chain sustainability leadership as well as those who are just beginning to enter the conversation, our featured guest speakers include:
- Alexis Bateman, Research Scientist and Director of MIT Sustainable Supply Chains at MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics
- Jon Bostock, Co-Founder and CEO at Truman’s
- Michael Case, Forest Ecologist at the Nature Conservancy
- Dr. Anne Goodchild, Director of Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics at the University of Washington
- Jonathan Propper, Founder and CEO at Dropps
- Aaron Grunfeld, Founder at Patch
- Erin Hiatt, Senior Director of Supply Chain and Innovation at Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA)
- And more!
And they will weigh in on a variety of topics including:
- Carbon footprints
- Carbon offsets
- The environmental impact of online vs in-person shopping
- Reducing scope 3 carbon emissions
- Endless capacity and zero waste
- The financial benefit of reducing carbon emission
- Environmental impact of retail
Convoy provides shippers reliable, flexible, and instant capacity when they need it most. Learn more about shipping with Convoy today.
SUSTAINABILITY AT CONVOY Sustainability at Convoy means driving positive environmental and societal impact. We are focused on reducing the billions of waste in trucking and supporting the communities where we live and work. Visit www.convoy.com/sustainability to learn about Convoy’s commitment to sustainability.