Transforming energy: Bringing electricity procurement into corporate carbon footprints

World Resources Institute is pleased to release the new GHG Protocol Scope 2 Guidance.

This Guidance represents a four-year global collaboration to harmonize methods for how companies report greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from purchased electricity, steam, heat, and cooling (called scope 2 emissions). It amends the existing GHG Protocol Corporate Standard’s rules, strengthening the rigor and consistency of reporting while recognizing diverse market instruments and supplier arrangements. This clarification has the potential to transform corporate energy procurement practices around the world.

This event will include a presentation of the new Guidance rules, and panel discussions featuring leaders in business, government, and civil society. The panels will discuss how the Guidance will bring clarity and direction to corporate GHG reduction strategies, low-carbon and renewable electricity procurement goals, and market opportunities.


11:00-11:15 am Welcome and Opening Remarks

11:15-11:45 am Presentation of the Scope 2 Guidance

  • Mary Sotos (World Resources Institute)

11:45 am-12:00 pm Q&A

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00- 1:50 Panel discussion How can this Guidance enhance corporate GHG management and electricity procurement strategies?

  • Moderator: Bryn Baker (WWF)
  • Panelists:
    • Lance Pierce (CDP)
    • Kelsey Vandermeulen (Google)
    • Gary Cook (Greenpeace)
    • Roger Ballentine (Green Strategies)

1:50-2:00 Coffee Break

2:00-2:50 Panel discussionLinking disclosure, procurement and accounting: what is best practice?

  • Moderator: Matt Clouse, U.S. EPA
  • Panelists:
    • Todd Jones (Center for Resource Solutions, Green-e program)
    • Dan Sobrinski (WSP)
    • Kevin Rabinovitch (Mars)
    • Preben Munch (ECOHZ)

2:50- 3:00 Closing Remarks


The guest list for this event has reached capacity. To be put on the waiting list, please contact Lindsey Longendyke at

To participate via webcast, register here.