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What Business Leaders and Directors Need to Know to Prepare for a Low-Carbon Future


IoD Briefings Series: sponsored by Accenture

As part of our ongoing work to share exclusive content and insights with members, we are delighted to invite you to join our upcoming Briefings webinar titled, 'What Business Leaders and Directors Need to Know to Prepare for a Low-Carbon Future ', on Tuesday, 23rd November. This session will include presentations from Karen O'Regan, Managing Director, Accenture Strategy, and Juan Aguiriano, Group Head Sustainability and Technology Ventures, Global Executive Team, Kerry Group. 

COP26 has been referred to as our last best chance to limit global warming and to turn the Paris commitments into action – so what does that mean for businesses in Ireland, particularly considering the publication of the Government’s highly anticipated Climate Action Plan.

Karen will present new findings from the world’s largest sustainability study conducted to date by the United Nations Global Compact and Accenture, which found that 71% of CEOs say they are actively working to develop a net-zero emissions target for their company, however only 2% of these companies have a formal target that has been scientifically validated. 

Juan will discuss Kerry Group’s Beyond the Horizon strategy and how it is driving Kerry’s ambition to reach over two billion people with sustainable nutrition solutions by 2030. 

Please note, there will be a live Q&A facility for this webinar. 


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Karen O'Regan

Karen O'Regan

Managing Director, Accenture Strategy

Karen O'Regan is Managing Director of Accenture Strategy in Ireland and leads Accenture’s Sustainability practice. She works with CEOs and senior management of large organisations in both the public and private sector. Her role focuses on transformation, sustainable business growth and innovation strategy. Karen helps organisations respond to disruptive technology shifts, using sustainability as a key lens in driving competitive agility.

Juan Aguiriano

Juan Aguiriano

Group Head, Sustainability and Technology Ventures, Global Executive Team, Kerry Group

Juan Aguiriano is Group Head Sustainability and Technology Ventures, Global Executive Team, Kerry Group. Juan is a corporate sustainability pioneer with over 25 years of experience leading businesses and working at the C-suite level at some of the world’s biggest food, chemical and fibre companies to provide strategic guidance in helping develop and implement innovative strategies to transform businesses and operations towards triple-bottom line sustainability.

Currently leading the sustainability strategy at the Kerry Group, a world leader in Taste & Nutrition, Juan is focused on creating significant, positive impact on the environment and society, by driving businesses’ sustainability leadership. 

Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialised skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centres. Our 624,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Accenture has been operating in Ireland for over 50 years and employs 5,000 people.  

Visit the Accenture website for more information.


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