R&D leaders must play a key role in the journey to Net Zero
Science Group's Sustainability team have recently been published in the MIT Sloan Management Review in an article examining the role R&D Leaders can play in delivering on their organisations' Net Zero Commitments.
The thrust of the article is how Net Zero needs to become a core consideration in R&D - as central as quality or safety - and what are the practical steps that can be taken to embed this thinking.
This article is based on our Net Zero playbook that was developed in conjunction with CTOs from seven leading organisations in different industry sectors.
CTOs and other executives who lead research and innovation are positioned to be critical change agents in cutting enterprises’ carbon footprints. Science Group convened a forum of R&D leaders and CTOs
— including executives from Amcor, Bayer, Mars, PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, Solvay, and Stepan — to identify ways in which companies can translate net-zero ambitions into material progress. In particular, we wanted to help define the pivotal role that innovation teams can play in the journey.
Here, we highlight insights that emerged from this forum about practices that help build a pathway for both industry and the planet to thrive.