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The Future of Manufacturing

The New Energy World: Perspective from global leaders

CNBC Catalyst collaborated with Schneider Electric to interview 30 blue-chip brand experts on strategy and best practices regarding energy management and sustainability.

Global businesses from a wide range of sectors including technology, CPG, retail and manufacturing revealed the importance of public commitments to drive sustainability programs, roadmaps to secure funding and also using energy sourcing to deliver greater sustainability and increase ROI.

The report contains distilled insights and case studies from brands such as AEG, AngloAmerican, AstraZeneca, BT, Coty, Groupe Casino, HSBC, intu, Saint-Gobain and Standard Chartered.

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The accompanying "The New Energy World" video features further shared learnings from global industry experts from Diageo, E.ON, Euromonitor International, Food Industry Asia, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, JLL, Medxcel, MGM Resorts and QTS Data Centers.
We'll find half a dozen or so companies that can support us in that business and then narrow it down through a very rigorous process of figuring out who it is that can help us with the exact problems that we meet.
TRAVIS WRIGHT
VP Energy & Sustainability, QTS
A lot of the cities we operate in will probably be implementing certain policies and regulations that will impact what kind of energy we can buy, what kind of energy we can use, how that's going to impact on our supply chain.
JANICE LAO
Group Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability, Hong Kong & Shangai Hotels
Seeing the shift in corporates really driving renewable energy targets, and greenhouse gas reduction targets, has changed the scope - especially in the U.S. - of the energy mix.
ALEXA PATON
Director Energy Marketing, E.ON
Over time we do believe that the competitive market will provide business advantages over the older model. So we created a renewable energy RFP and went to the marketplace.
HENRY SHIELDS
Executive Director of Finance, MGM Resorts
When you factor in the end life energy use, it automatically factors in that energy reduction we want to see.
ROB WILLIAMS
GM Procurement, BT
The drivers for that were the huge increase of energy costs, globally where we were operating. And the huge part of the energy cost in the P&L of retail.
PHILIPPE HOUINS
Director General, GreenYellow
What we've been able to find is that in the 32% of our energy that we have procured from renewable sources, it's less expensive than conventional.
TRAVIS WRIGHT
VP Energy & Sustainability, QTS
We have invested in a software platform to get better oversight and understanding of our energy data; this enables our technical services teams to ensure that our centres use energy more intelligently.
AMANDA CAMPBELL
Corporate Affairs & Sustainability Director, Intu
Our Green Chemistry initiative is as much about driving efficiency in our factories (starting with technology development to design future processes) as it is about sustainability.
FREDERICK HELLMAN
Compliance Associate Director, Astra Zeneca
We work very closely with a lot of our operations team and our technologies team and corporate real estate teams to be able to achieve this strategy of our environmental reduction.
LIZZETTE BUTKIEWICZ
Global Head of Sustainable Operations, HSBC
We are considering a centralized energy management system where we can see that linkage of net metering and actual usage - a digital version.
NARASH TYAGI
Chief Sustainability Officer, Aditya Biria Fashion & Retail
It's not just about making decisions based on cost or production, it's about understanding the full range of impacts of any given decision.
LAURA BROOKS
Head of Sustainability Integration, Anglo American
The ability that technology has brought is incredibly fast, and has really just made monitoring a lot more affordable. I think the opportunity is endless.
RYAN SPIES
Director of Sustainability, Energy & Stewardship, Saint-Gobain
The challenge, once you select the partner, is making sure that there's clarity in terms of the agreements, the key deliverables and how the process translates into value.
KEVIN AKALOO
Director Global Safety & ISC Capability, Mondelez
We'll find half a dozen or so companies that can support us in that business and then narrow it down through a very rigorous process of figuring out who it is that can help us with the exact problems that we meet.
TRAVIS WRIGHT
VP Energy & Sustainability, QTS
Those partnerships are key, because they help us find opportunities, run efficiently, and ultimately secure deals that will help further our sustainability goals.
SANDEEP GUPTA
Global Energy Program Lead, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
We really rely on those partners just to keep us educated about what's coming down the pike and what the right decisions are to make.
JOHN MARLER
VP Energy & Environment, AEG
I don't think we would have been where we are without companies coming together through these industry associations and groups.
GABRIELLE GINER
Head of Sustainable Business Policy, BT
When it comes to technology, one of the things that we’ve really been able to benefit from is having a global platform to pull all the data in. So we then have visibility and transparency into all of our data.
MICHELLE KERBOW
Global Utilities & Sustainability Manager, Equinix
What does it say to the community, when they pull up to your facility and see solar panels, and they see renewable energy being generated there?
JIM PRINCE
Director of Energy & Facility Performance Excellence, Medxcel
Our external auditor gives us guidelines as to what's good practice, what we both consider to be an efficient building, and what’s considered work to be done, and that helps us set targets for the future.
DARREN SEAR
Head of Engineering, Energy & Environment, Standard Chartered
In our earlier days as a division, we talked to a lot of smart people and other outside experts in this space.
HENRY SHIELDS
Executive Director of Finance, MGM Resorts
When we talk about new technologies, I think you have to really think, you have to take a rather wide perspective.
STEPHEN STOFFER
Group Vice President Development, Smurfit Kappa
For instance, we do a lot of heating of hot water for a lot of our products. For me, the obvious thing there is co-generation, when we use heat, can we re-use it to heat somewhere else?
LUKE ERVINE
Sustainability Consultant, Coty

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