Sustainability Webinar: The Road to Carbon Neutrality


Event Details

Date:            Thursday 30th September

Time:           10:00 – 11:15 am, including a panel Q&A discussion

Location:      WebEx – Register here

Achieving carbon neutrality, no later than 2050 requires buy-in from all sectors. In the third instalment of our sustainability series of webinars, we invite you to our next upcoming Sustainability Series Webinar on: The Road to Carbon Neutrality with contributions from Dr. Cera Slevin, CEO and founder of Climate Matters Ltd; Paul Kennedy, Global Nature and Sustainability Manager; and Mark Stafford, Nature and Sustainability Manager at Danone Specialised Nutrition in Wexford.

Cera’s presentation will identify how businesses can aspire and reach carbon neutrality no matter where a business is on its climate journey.

Danone will provide a case study, specifically on their Wexford Plant and operations, presenting on how they have become the world’s first carbon-neutral infant formula production plant and the steps they have taken to decarbonise their supply chains.

Following the presentations, there will be a live Q&A discussion to explore practical suggestions and strategies for decarbonising business, and focusing on the fact that it is possible to reduce carbon emissions to achieve net-zero carbon ratings.


Speakers & Topics:

Dr Cera Slevin, CEO and founder of Climate Matter Ltd

  • What does climate risk mean for your business?
  • Why it’s valuable to your business, employees & customers to know your climate footprint
  • What’s next…

Paul Kennedy, Global Nature & Sustainability Manager, Danone Specialized Nutrition, Wexford

  • Intro to Danone’s climate ambitions & journey
  • Actions in decarbonising our operations

Mark Stafford, Nature and Sustainability Manager, Danone Specialized Nutrition, Wexford

  • Danone’s climate policy
  • Danone Wexford the world’s first carbon-neutral infant formula plant
  • Decarbonisation in Danone Wexford’s logistics chain

Followed by a Q&A with speakers and attendees chaired by IEA CEO Simon McKeever.


Dr Cera Slevin

Experienced engineer and company director with 24 years’ experience across energy; from design, construction, operations and maintenance, trading, project development to more recently establishing joint ventures, new business models and managing investments. Prior to starting Climate Matters Ltd, Cera was involved in establishing and developing a number of Innovative energy trading, solar and storage businesses. Cera holds a BEng and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Queens University, Belfast and is a Chartered Engineer (CEng). She also has Postgraduate Diplomas in Coastal Zone Management, Leadership and Management as well as Executive and Business Coaching.


Mark Stafford, Nature and Sustainability Manager

Mark Stafford is the Nature & Sustainability Manger in Danone Specialised Nutrition, Wexford. He is the Environmental and Sustainability Lead for the Wexford plant and has led the decarbonisation programme, energy programme and associated certifications for the plant.


Paul Kennedy, Global Nature and Sustainability Manager

Since 2015 Paul Kennedy has overseen the global nature and sustainability programme in Danone’s baby food operations, integrating the company’s commitments on climate change, water preservation, regenerative agriculture & promoting a circular economy for packaging & food waste. Since 2019 he has taken on the additional responsibility of Danone’s medical nutrition operations. Paul graduated as an engineer from the National University of Ireland in Galway. He started his career as a project engineer within the construction industry and joined Danone in 2010 as an Environment, Health and Safety Manager at Danone Wexford, the baby formula plant that was certified as carbon neutral by the Carbon Trust.

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