Corporate Net-Zero: Decarbonizing value chains October 7, 2021 • 14:00 CET
Sustainability professionals Decarbonization Net-Zero Economy Leadership Carbon Neutrality Climate Change

Virginia CovoVirginia Covo

Global Director, Climate Action at AB InBev

Virginia Covo is the Global Director of Climate Action at AB InBev, the world’s largest brewer. In her role, she leads the Climate Action agenda. She is responsible for GHG emission reduction across all 6 zones, providing guidance to achieve AB InBev’s 25% reduction goal by 2025. She was responsible for setting AB InBev’s Science Based Target and setting the strategy in emission reduction across the supply chain globally. Virginia has over 10 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, working in roles from research and product development, to sales, supply chain, and sustainability. She holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from Universidad de los Andes in Colombia and an MBA from University of Virginia, Darden School of Business.

Takes part in

Oct, 7 2:00 PM CET
Panel Discussion

Net-Zero Supply Chain: Industry Leadership beyond Profit

This panel will discuss and explore how the leaders in Scope 3 decarbonization are taking initiative to efficiently engage with suppliers, conclude meaningful partnerships, and try new approaches to fully unlock a climate-neutral organizational structure and facilitate a slower temperature rise worldwide.
  • Unboxing the role of sustainable logistics and renewable energy

  • Climate transparency as a prerequisite for an environmentally clean company

  • Incentivizing suppliers and partnering with third-party stakeholders

Dorethe Nielsen Vice President of Corporate Environmental Strategy at Novo Nordisk
Maurice Loosschilder Head of Sustainability at Signify
Virginia Covo Global Director, Climate Action at AB InBev
Steffen Schwartz-Höfler Head of Group Sustainability at Continental AG
Stuart Broadley CEO at Energy Industries Council
Oct, 7 6:00 PM CET

Presentation of ABInBev’s supplier decarbonization platform

Virginia Covo will present Eclipse, the company’s tactical platform for decarbonizing suppliers. Eclipse is ABInBev’s sustainability-dedicated collaboration platform developed for its network of suppliers and partners. It is designed to promote shared target-setting, standardized ways of measurement, sharing of best practices, and co-innovation. Covo will cover results of implementing this project and share some examples of how:

  • Every 10% increment of recycled content can reduce emissions by 2%
  • Reducing fertilizer usage on crops decreases carbon emissions in the supply chain
  • Reducing water usage normally results in energy savings in manufacturing
Virginia Covo Global Director, Climate Action at AB InBev