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Please join us for a fast-paced, highly interactive role-playing activity about investing against climate change. Together with two leaders from the sustainable business and finance community, we will run a simulated emergency climate summit organized to avoid catastrophic effects from global warming.
Using system dynamics flight simulator En-ROADS, participants are divided into teams that represent different global stakeholders, including the oil and gas sector, renewable energy developers, clean tech investors, developing countries, and others. Once teams have brainstormed game strategies, each team is invited to propose a climate investment approach or policy to be implemented. These actions are analyzed in real-time with the simulator to determine their effects on the climate. The game is played until agreement is reached or time is up.
Joining us will be PepsiCo’s VP of Global Sustainability Roberta Barbieri and HSBC Bank VP of Sustainability Andrew Greenspan, who have used En-ROADS to inform their own sustainability efforts.
EN-ROADS, co-designed by MIT and the non-profit Climate Interactive, runs on an ordinary laptop in a fraction of a second, offers an intuitive interface and is carefully grounded in thirty years of the best available science.
A wide range of people have used En-ROADS, including science educator Bill Nye, members of the U.S. Congress, Governor Jay Inslee of Washington, the Hewlett Foundation, local community groups, the UN Secretary-General’s Office, university professors around the world, community groups around the world, the Energy Transition Forum in London, the U.S. Climate Action Network, and many others. In February, participants at GreenBiz 2020 rated it a workshop using En-ROADS the best session of the conference.
NOTE: This workshop has been conducted successfully online for big audiences and is adaptable to larger demand.
VP Global Sustainability, PepsiCo
Roberta Barbieri is PepsiCo’s Vice President for Global Sustainability with over 25 years of experience in environmental sustainability. In her role with PepsiCo, Roberta is accountable for executing PepsiCo’s environmental sustainability strategy, with specific responsibility for integration of sustainability into core business processes, and for delivery of PepsiCo’s goals on Climate, Water Stewardship, Waste, and Sustainable Packaging. Before joining PepsiCo, Roberta worked for Diageo, where she held the position of Global Environmental Director and served as the principal architect of Diageo’s Global Environmental Sustainability strategy.
Roberta currently serves on the steering committees of the 2030 Water Resources Group and the World Economic Forum’s Global Plastics Action Partnership. She is past chair of the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable’s Water Working Group and has served on the steering committee for the CEO Water Mandate. Roberta holds an MS in Environmental Engineering and an MS in Environmental Science from the University of New Haven, as well as a BS in Environmental Conservation and International Studies from the University of New Hampshire.
Climate Program Associate, Climate Interactive
Bindu is based in Nepal and works remotely with the Climate and Energy team, contributing to international diffusion of the interactive tools developed by Climate Interactive. A graduate in veterinary science, and a passionate climate campaigner and science communicator, she loves wearing different hats tailored to different contexts.
Motivated by the philosophy that ‘youth are the present’, she believes in leading by example and has coordinated dozens of grassroots campaigns in Nepal and beyond. Over the years, she has worked with several international not-for-profit institutions like CliMates, Rotaract International, WWF, and Tunza Eco-Generation focusing on climate change and sustainability. As an Asia Regional Officer of CliMates and also a World Climate Ambassador of Climate Interactive she has facilitated dozens of World Climate Simulations in Nepal, India, France, and Morocco. She is interested in global governance and has participated in several UN Climate Change Conferences. Before joining Climate Interactive she worked at ICIMOD in the Knowledge Management and Communications Unit, which focuses on intergovernmental learning and knowledge sharing across the eight member countries of the Hindu Kush Himalaya.
Bindu has been honored with several awards and recognitions for her campaigns in sustainable communities and youth empowerment including, the Inspiring UN Volunteers Award, Collegiate Ambassador for Peace, and Eco-generation’s Best Regional Ambassador, to name a few. She was recently listed as 25 female climate leaders shaping 2019.
VP Sustainability, HSBC Bank
Andrew Greenspan is a sustainability professional in the financial services industry with focus on sustainable operations and sustainability risk. He has a passion for implementing solutions that reduce environmental impact and engaging and training employees and partners on the opportunities and risks relating to action (or inaction!) on climate change. His successes and interests are global. He first had his sustainability ‘spark’ in 2015 when he was knee deep in mud in the Mai Po marshes in Hong Kong, testing the soil for carbon content. The scientists at Hong Kong University lectured that evening about the important ecosystem services that mangrove forests provide. He has been excited about environmental solutions, both natural and technological, ever since. He received a Master’s degree in Sustainability Management from Columbia University.
Business Partnerships, Climate Interactive
Chris is a sustainability consultant and systems thinker with experience in government, inside two Fortune 500 companies, and in the nonprofit sector. She is collaborating with Climate Interactive to grow En-ROADS’ impact and profile in the world of sustainable business.
As Climate Director for the City of Seattle, Chris oversaw the city’s efforts to meet their greenhouse gas reduction goals. Prior to her work in government, she was Director of Energy and Environment at Amazon and Global Director of Energy and Sustainability Strategy at Yahoo!, where she was responsible for corporate environmental activities, including renewable energy procurement and carbon reduction goals. Chris worked at Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), a Colorado-based “think-and-do tank” led by energy efficiency guru Amory Lovins. She has also been a field instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School and a writer/editor for the public radio environmental program “Living on Earth.” She has an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies from Brown University and a Masters in Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
- Climate flight simulator En-ROADS: teaser
- Facilitator Bindu Bhandari presenting the tool in Madrid at the COP climate negotiations in December 2019
- Facilitator Christina Page’s webinar on En-ROADS for business:
- New Yorker coverage of En-ROADS climate simulator by climate change leader Bill McKibben
- Bloomberg Green's coverage of the En-ROADS model