Sustainability Working Group Meeting

Location: Steigenberger Hotel (am Kanzleramt), Berlin, Germany, 6-7 June 2023 >> Meeting Room: Salon 4 (and Session III in Saal A)
Telco-only group. Only the vendor/consultant presenting in the meeting can attend.
ETIS Central Office contact: Ljuba Radman >> >> +32 483 405 706

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Day 1
June 06, 2023
Day 2
June 07, 2023
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Common Session
Meeting Room: TBD - Participants from all ETIS working group invited to attend
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ETIS Chairman intro
Paul Slot,
Executive Vice President, Network,
Mobile and IT Infrastructure, KPN
09:10 – 09:25%common%%common-list-item%
Keynote 1: A new model of growth in telecoms: how to ‘think different’ and succeed in practice
Andrew Collinson,
EVP and Chief Research Officer,
STL Partners
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Keynote 2: Metaverse: How will it impact the telco business?
Gabriel Mohr,
Principal, Arthur D. Little
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Keynote 3: Why Sustainability for telcos is a matter for all
Catherine Bals,
Sustainability Department Lead,
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Keynote 4: Sustainability and Energy Reduction in telecoms – What has worked and biggest challenges so far
Roman Friedrich
Managing Director & Partner, BCG
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Keynote 5: The future is here: How is cutting- edge technology revolutionising Customer Experience?
Branimir Spajić, Director Customer Experience Management, Hrvatski Telekom
Ana Miranda, Business Development Manager, Risk & Fraud division, INFORM
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Keynote 6: Secure automated efficient edge deployment at scale
Dominique Vanhamme,
GM, WW Communication Service Providers Business Unit,
Lenovo & Intel®
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Roundtable discussion, Q&A
All panellists
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Coffee Break
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Session I: Company Updates (Chair: Catherine Bals)
Introductions, projects, challenges, recent successes
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Introductory presentation: Welcome from the WG Chair + Sustainability priorities
Catherine Bals, Sustainability Working Group Chair,
Head of Reputation & Sustainability, Proximus
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Group discussion: Informal roundtable
All participants, Chair: Catherine Bals, Proximus.
Participants introduce themselves, and share current projects and topics they would like to engage on during the two-day meeting. (5 min/company.)
- Introductions
- Recent projects, challenges, successes and future plans
- Topics and questions they would like to engage on with their peers
Each company will prepare a few slides
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Session II: *JOINT SESSION* with the Procurement and Supply Chain Management working group
The Urgency of a Sustainable Value Chain (Chair: Jikke Op de Weegh)
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Introduction (5’): The Session Chair will introduce the topic to be discussed
Jikke Op de Weegh, VP Sustainability & Energy, KPN
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Presentation (15’): Commercial opportunities and challenges linked to Circularity – BCG’s findings
Roman Friedrich, Managing Director and Partner, BCG
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Presentation: Circular economy: how to make it a priority
Jikke Op de Weegh, VP Sustainability & Energy, KPN,
Charlotte Hannen, Strategy & Net Zero Advisor, KPN
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Group discussion: Circularity & Sustainable Value Chains
All participants, Chairs: Jikke Op de Weegh and Charlotte Hannen
Group discussion:
- Environmental, social & ethical standards
- A sustainable value chain (impact of geopolitics, regulations)
- Expanding networks
- Energy Sourcing
- Power Purchase Agreements
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Coffee Break
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Session III: *JOINT SESSION* in Saal A+B with the Energy Reduction Task Force, Network & IT Transformation WG, Digital Telco Strategy Forum
Smart Energy Systems (including use of AI)
Meeting room: Saal A+B
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Presentation: Sector-coupling opportunities between energy and telecom infra: case of Elisa Distributed Energy Storage (DES)
Jukka-Pekka Salmenkaita, VP AI and Special Projects, Elisa
Ville Vare, Business Development Director Smart Energy, Elisa
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Presentation: TeBIT 2023 – scope and plan for the latest edition
Thomas "Tom" Kruger, Partner and Director, Data & Digital Platform, BCG
17:00 – 17:30%joint%%joint-list-item%
Q&A Session and Discussion
All participants
18:15 – 20:30%networking%%networking-list-item%
Guided sightseeing tour of the city, from the Steigenberger hotel to the Restaurant
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Dinner – Gendarmerie Hauptstadtrestaurant
Behrenstrasse 42, 10117 Berlin – Phone: +49 (0)30 – 767 75 270
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Session IV: Sustainability Governance and Reporting
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Presentation: Internal Sustainable Strategy
Maria João Carrapato, Head of Investor Relations and Sustainability, NOS
09:20 – 09:40%wg%%wg-list-item%
Presentation: Data Collection – Vendor’s showcase
Alexander Stevens, CEO, Greenomy
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Introduction (5’): The Chairs for this Workshop will introduce the topic to be discussed
Maria João Carrapato, Head of Investor Relations and Sustainability, NOS
Valter Sousa, Sustainability Manager, NOS
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Workshop + Alignment discussion (45’): CSRD Compliance
All participants, Chairs: Maria João Carrapato and Valter Sousa.
Form 2 groups to discuss experiences regarding the preparatory work to meet CSRD requirements (20’).
The two groups present their findings and discuss ways to align on targets, reporting metrics and measurements (25’).
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Coffee Break
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Session V: Renewables, Market Independence, and Pathway to Carbon Net Zero
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Introduction (5’): The Chair for Discussion 1 will introduce the topic to be discussed in this session
Adriana Kaulina, ESG Lead, TET
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Discussion 1 (35’): Renewables and market independence
All Participants, Chair: Adriana Kaulina
Switching to green electricity is the major strategy for telco/digital industry decarbonization. Yet in many regions renewable production is still underdeveloped which creates disadvantageous conditions for companies willing to use green energy. How companies are dealing with this challenge?

Have your company set renewables targets and what is your progress currently?

Which solutions do you prefer for green electricity and why (guarantees of origin (renewable energy certificates), power purchase agreements, own production)?

Does switching to green electricity come with extra cost and what is your company’s motivation to take it today, amidst uncertain economic outlook? Do you experience growing customer demand for green services? In which business areas?

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Presentation: Pathway to Carbon Net Zero 2040 – Pilot case for real-time management of scope 3 emissions
Minna Kröger, VP of Corporate responsibility, Elisa
Sudina Shrestha, ESG Manager, Elisa
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Discussion 2: Strategies to improve scope 3 data quality and frequency (tools and methodologies)
All participants, Chairs: Minna Kröger and Sudina Shrestha
12:30 – 13:30%networking%%networking-list-item%
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Session VI: Sustainability and Supply Chain Management
*JOINT SESSION* with the Procurement and Supply Chain Management working group
13:30 – 13:50%joint%%joint-list-item%
Presentation: Sustainable Supply Chains Programme (use cases and update)
Lisa Pommerening, Enterprise Risk Manager, A1 Group
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Presentation: Supplier Screening Process benchmarking survey results
Catherine Bals, Head of Reputation & Sustainability, Proximus
14:00 – 15:00%joint%%joint-list-item%
Group discussion: Sustainability and the Supply Chain
All participants, Chair: Catherine Bals
In the Supply Chain, is Sustainability just costing more, or does it help to save? What is the perception of the members of both working groups? What is the top management perception? How is it used to progress?
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Session VII: Open Session and Wrap-Up
An open session dedicated to topics not currently on the agenda but for which group members have previously shown interest, as well as those that come up within the course of the meeting’s discussions. Participants are encouraged to use this session for questions or feedback they have related to priorities of theirs.
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Open Discussion: All participants
If you have anything you would like to engage on with your peers during the open session, please contact Ljuba Radman at .
15:45 – 16:00%wg%%wg-list-item%
Wrap-Up: All participants
- Feedback
- Next meeting topics
- Webinars and physical meetings frequency
Farewell Reception for all attendees in the Foyer