New Normal: Climate Change and the Supply Chain with Sanjith Gopalakrishnan
Many companies aim to be carbon neutral by 2030 or 2040, but often their goals don’t include emissions from supply chains. “Given that supply chain emissions are six to 20 times that of direct emissions, if companies want to seriously consider their carbon footprint and make a meaningful change, the holy grail of sustainable operations is in reducing your scope three, that is, your supply chain,” says McGill Desautels Faculty of Management Professor Sanjith Gopalakrishnan.
Reducing the environmental impact of supply chain emissions depends on both public pressure and government regulation. In Delve’s The "New Normal" podcast series, Professor Gopalakrishnan joins journalist Dave Kaufman to discuss the impact that supply chain management has on climate change, how to mitigate the environmental impact caused by supply chain greenhouse gas emissions, and whether progress made in the rationalization of greenhouse gases will allow for the Paris Accord targets to be achieved.
Delve’s The "New Normal" podcast series is produced by Delve and Dave Kaufman, with audio engineering by David Rawalia. Each episode looks in-depth at a different aspect of the new normal that we are all navigating due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Original music by Saku Mantere.
Dave Kaufman is a Montreal-based journalist and commentator. He has worked for CJAD 800 and TSN 690 Radio in Montreal, CTV News Channel, CTV Montreal, and TalkRadio and SkyNews in the United Kingdom. He has written for the National Post, Montreal Gazette, and Toronto Sun and other publications. Follow him on Twitter at @TheKaufmanShow.