A Conversation with Bain & Co’s Chief Sustainability Officer: How the Company Reduced its Business Travel Emissions

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Bain and Company has long been a frontrunner in its industry, and in 2011, it became the first consulting firm to achieve 100% CarbonNeutral® status. Yet, as a company with offices in 40 countries, serving clients globally across all industries, 70% of Bain's pre-pandemic emissions were from air travel.

As a company that leads by example, Bain pledged to reduce its scope 3 emissions from business travel by 35% per employee. Recognizing the challenges involved in this audacious goal, Bain appointed Sam Israelit as the company's first Chief Sustainability Officer and tasked him with leading the charge to embed sustainability into aspects of its operations.

Watch this webinar on demand to hear Clarasight CEO Adam Braun and Sam dive deep into Bain's initiatives to make internal travel more sustainable. You'll learn what it takes to accelerate your carbon transition from the company leading the way in this 60-minute masterclass.

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Sam Israelit

Chief Sustainability Officer at Bain & Company

Sam Israelit joined Bain & Company in 2000 to co-found the company’s Enterprise Technology practice. Over the course of his career, he has worked extensively with clients across IT, manufacturing, and procurement. In addition to his core work, Sam has developed a deep interest in social impact and environmental sustainability. When presented with the opportunity to help support Bain's sustainability efforts, Sam focused on finding ways to ensure the firm could live up to the social and environmental standards it has set. Recognizing the challenges involved, Sam was appointed as Bain's first Chief Sustainability Officer in 2021. In this capacity, he is leading the charge to ensure that Bain is fully committed to sustainability in all aspects of its operations. Sam earned an SM from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 1993. He also graduated from Harvey Mudd College in 1985, where he received both a BS and an MS in Engineering.

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Adam Braun

Co-Founder & CEO at Clarasight

Adam Braun is the Co-Founder & CEO of Clarasight, a leading Carbon Planning & Analysis platform. He is a 3x Founder and New York Times bestselling author with experience driving sustainability initiatives across multiple continents. In recent years he has been named to Business Insider's "40 Under 40”, Wired Magazine's "50 People Who Are Changing the World and received the United States' highest award for public service, the Jefferson Award. His book, The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change, debuted at #2 on the New York Times Bestseller list and became a #1 national bestseller.