Zero Carbon Leadership in Labs: Building a Global Culture of Sustainability in Science
Laboratories are massively resources intensives spaces, and the global biotech and pharmaceutical industry is one of the more carbon intensive industries in the world. Join this session to gain a sneak peek on global trends in carbon emissions in life science and get a sneak peek into a report My Green Lab is releasing for COP 27 on the impact of the industry and the need for change. This presentation will also provide practical recommendations for building a culture of sustainability in your lab, leveraging My Green Lab’s marketing leading tools and programs.
James Connelly, Chief Executive Officer, My Green Labs
One of the most influential leaders in the corporate sustainability and green building movement today, James Connelly is the Chief Executive Officer of My Green Lab. James is a frequent keynote speaker on regenerative design, sustainable business, and laboratory sustainability. He is an avid writer, and his research and commentary have been featured in news outlets such as China Dialogue, CGTN TV, Engineering News Record, Building Green, Trim Tab, Sustainable Brands, and GreenBiz.
Before joining My Green Lab, James was the Vice President of Strategic Growth for the International Living Future Institute, where he led international growth strategy and became a founding board member of Living Future Institute Europe. During his time at ILFI, James created several leading-edge sustainability programs, including Declare, an innovative ingredient transparency label for non-toxic building products, Living Product Challenge, the world’s most advanced sustainability standard for building products, Just, a social equity label for organizations, and Zero Carbon Building Certification. James has won numerous scholarships and awards for his research and work; notably, he received a 2012 Fulbright Fellowship to research on green building rating systems in China, was selected as a Greenbiz 30 under 30 Sustainable Business Leader in 2016, and a Net Zero Energy Trailblazer in 2019.