We discuss key conversations from NYC Climate Week 2023 with PwC's Global Sustainability Leader.
New York City Climate Week brings together international business leaders, policymakers, and other civic leaders to help drive progress and speed transition on climate-related issues. This year’s event highlighted the sustainability advancements made over the past year – with a look ahead to the actions companies need to take next to prepare for net zero.
This week, host Heather Horn is joined by Will Jackson-Moore, PwC’s Global Sustainability Leader, to discuss some of the bigger themes that emerged from the week, from energy transition and demand reduction to the impact of emerging sustainability reporting regimes around the world.
In this episode, you’ll hear discussion of:
  • 3:04 - An overview of the current sustainability landscape and the challenges that companies face with decarbonization
  • 8:00 - The relative priority companies are assigning to climate actions and progress
  • 10:32 - How organizations are executing strategic planning and reporting on climate
  • 15:44 - The time runway for companies to transform their businesses and assets for resilience
  • 22:13 - The role of reporting in driving climate action
  • 26:09 - The evolving prominence of the chief sustainability officer role
  • 34:38 - How meaningful demand reduction progress can be made by embedding energy efficiency in strategy beginning with the C-suite

Looking for more information on sustainability strategy and reporting? Check out our previous podcasts on TNFD, CSRD, and the sustainability expectation gap in reporting.
About our guest
Will Jackson-Moore is PwC’s Global Sustainability Leader, responsible for leadership of our sustainability teams, technology, alliances, and methodologies.
About our host
Heather Horn is PwC’s National Office thought leader, responsible for developing our communications strategy and conveying firm positions on accounting and financial reporting matters. She is the engaging host of PwC’s accounting and reporting weekly podcast and quarterly webcast series. With over 30 years of experience, Heather’s accounting and auditing expertise includes financial instruments and rate-regulated accounting.
Transcripts available upon request for individuals who may need a disability-related accommodation. Please send requests to us_podcast@pwc.com.
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