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Using Nature to Make Progress on Your Sustainability Goals

Wednesday, 12 August 2020
1pm EDT / 10am PDT / 6pm BST / 7pm CEST
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Overview

Join two conservation groups, the American Forest Foundation (AFF) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC), and two sustainability leaders, Domtar and VF Corporation, for a discussion on how companies are tapping into forests as part of their comprehensive climate strategy.

In the U.S., forests cover 766 million acres, providing one of the most significant opportunities for climate mitigation. Despite what most think, the largest portion of these forests – 36% – are owned by private individuals and families across rural America.

This webinar will provide different viewpoints on the benefits of investing in nature, the dynamics of forest ownership and the mechanisms to activating these forests in making progress on a company’s sustainability goals. Learn about a new program, the Family Forest Carbon Program, created by AFF and TNC that can help companies reach their climate goals and support rural communities across the country.

What You Will Learn

In this webinar, attendees will be presented with these takeaways:

  • Gain insight into the value nature brings to a company’s sustainability strategy
  • Why companies from all sectors are investing in forests
  • The benefits of working specifically with family-owned forests across America
  • What is the Family Forest Carbon Program and how it helps companies accomplish multiple goals

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Speakers

Nathan Truitt
Vice President of Strategic Partnerships
American Forest Foundation (AFF)

Nathan Truitt joined the staff of the American Forest Foundation in March 2013. As VP of Strategic Partnerships, he manages the business and program development operations for the American Forest Foundation.

Christine Cadigan
Director of the Family Forest Carbon Program
American Forest Foundation (AFF)

Christine Cadigan has served as Director of the Family Forest Carbon Program for the American Forest Foundation since 2019. She joined the organization in 2011, first working on federal forest policy and conservation.

Josh Parrish
Director of the American Forest Carbon Initiative
Nature Conservancy

Josh is the Director of the American Forest Carbon Initiative (AFCI) at the Nature Conservancy. The AFCI provides forest carbon tools, incentives and programs incentives to forest landowners across the U.S. such as the Working Woodlands Program, Forest Carbon Coops and the Family Forest Carbon Program.

Paige Goff
Vice President of Sustainability
Domtar

Paige Goff is Vice President of Sustainability at Domtar. Goff is responsible for identifying and leveraging the latest sustainability trends to strengthen and support all facets of Domtar’s business. She joined Domtar in 2004, building upon 21 years of experience in the forest products industry. She has a Master of Business Administration degree.

Beth Jensen
Director of Sustainable Materials and Products
VF Corporation

Beth Jensen is Director of Sustainable Materials and Products at VF Corporation. In this role, she oversees sustainability impact reduction goals and programs across VF and its brands, including responsibility for related public commitments within the Scale for Good pillar of the VF Made for Change strategy. She is also responsible for VF’s climate change efforts related to materials and packaging impacts.

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