What is MindShare?

MindShare is designed for professionals focused on finding innovative, sustainable business solutions. CCG members and WRI experts convene on challenges, opportunities, and insights to inform corporate sustainability strategy and CCG member engagement for the year ahead. The events are closed to non-members and confidential, to foster precompetitive discussions that focus on solutions to the thorniest issues in sustainable business.

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MindShare events occur throughout the year, and have covered topics such as:

  • CCG Fireside Chat with Ani Dasgupta: Stories to Watch 2022
  • How Corporations Can Set a Science-Based Net-Zero Target
  • Creating a Robust Accountability Framework for Science-Based Targets
  • Nature Based Solutions: A Sneak Peek at WRI’s New Position and Principles for Responsible Investment
  • Understanding Climate Resilience and Adaptation: How Companies Can Engage for Impact
  • Methane: Why this Super Pollutant Matters for Your Company
  • Trends in Water Stewardship and Target Setting
  • Environmental Justice and Equity
  • The Great Land Squeeze: Tools, Data, Opportunities and Challenges
  • Transportation and a Low Carbon Future: Opportunities for the Private Sector

CCG members are invited to participate in the following sessions in the fall of 2022:

  • Environmental Justice and Equity Series Part 2: Identifying Challenges, Brainstorming Resources to Enable Corporate Action in the US, Monday, September 12 – How should companies incorporate concepts of equity and justice to their environmental work? Carla Walker and Caitlin Macomber lead a discussion on identifying the tools and resources the private sector requires to overcome the most pressing challenges and resource gaps in the United States. This is part 2 of a 3-part series convening in 2022.
  • The Road to Sharm El-Sheikh: COP27 Discussion, Wednesday, September 28 – For this year’s UN climate summit (COP27), the stakes could not be higher or the need more urgent. WRI experts David Waskow, Nisha Krishnan and Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio provide attendees the programmatic priorities at COP27, how WRI is involved and opportunities for corporate engagement.

If you’re a current member and would like to learn more, contact Emily Neagle (emily.neagle@wri.org) or Rebeca Cipollitti (rebeca.cipollitti@wri.org).

Highlighted MindShare Contributors and Experts:

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Ani Dasgupta

President & CEO, WRI

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Sara Walker

Director of Corporate Water Engagement and expert on water stewardship in agriculture

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Lihuan Zhou

Associate II at Sustainable Finance Center

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Devashree Saha

Senior Associate and expert on climate policy, economy and a just transition to a low-carbon economy at WRI United States

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Kevin Moss

Chief of Institutional Alignment

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David Waskow

Director of International Climate Initiative and expert on country-level climate policy

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Emily Neagle

Senior Manager, Corporate Relations and Communications

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Roman Czebiniak

Nature Based Solutions & Climate Private Sector Lead

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Rich Waite

Senior Research Associate for Food Program

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Lori Bird

Director of US Energy Program and expert on clean and renewable energy

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“As a new CCG member, I enjoyed attending my first MindShare this year. Each session was an opportunity to better understand WRI’s work and gain insight into the important initiatives other corporate sustainability professionals are working on. The conversations also introduced me to the available tools, science, data, and trends and gave me some great ideas on how to incorporate all this into our work.”
 

Manager, ESG Reporting at a CCG Member Company