Get your business ready for a net-zero economy - the next decade is a time to put your plans into action and deliver net-zero. Find out how to ensure your business stays on track with Government policy to deliver a net-zero economy.
As we turn in to the next decade, the pressing need to act on climate change increases. This conference will explore how business leaders can grasp the financial, social and environmental benefits of creating a sustainable business in line with Government policy to deliver a net-zero economy by 2050.
Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, the CBI's Director-General will open the conference explaining why the need to act on climate change to create a sustainable economy has never been more important for business. You will hear direct from senior Government officials how Government policy is driving change and what your business must do to step up its transition to net-zero emissions.
Confirmed speakers include (to see the speakers in the agenda, please scroll further down):
- Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Minister of State for Business, Energy and Clean Growth
- Rt Hon Claire Perry MP, UK Nominated President of COP 26
- Hannah Mills, British Sailor, Olympic gold medallist and International Olympic Committee Sustainability Ambassador
- Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, Director-General, CBI
- Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP
- Colin Matthews, Chairman, EDF Energy
- Professor Martin Freer, University of Birmingham and Director of the Birmingham Energy Institute and the Energy Research Accelerator
- Professor Nick Robins, Professor in Sustainable Finance, Grantham LSE
- Matt Gorman, Director of Sustainability & Environment, Heathrow
- Peter Harrison, CEO, Schroders
- Nicola Stopps, CEO, Simply Sustainable
- Mike Hughes, Zone President UK & Ireland (CEO), Schneider Electric
- Gillian Cooper, Head of Energy Policy, Citizens Advice
- Mike Thompson, Director of Analysis, Committee on Climate Change
- Rain Newton-Smith, Chief Economist, CBI
- Stewart Fox-Mills, Commercial Director, Abellio
- Ed Syson, Chief Safety and Strategy Officer, Cadent
- Sonal Jain, Sustainability Director – Clients, JLL
- Michelle T Davies, International Head of Clean Energy and Sustainability, Eversheds Sutherland
- John Alker, Director of Policy & Places, UKGBC
- Belinda Gordon, Strategy Director, Green Alliance
- Ian Clough, Managing Director Network Logistics and Transport, DHL Supply Chain
- Paul Spence, Director of Strategy and Corporate Affairs, EDF Energy
- Jessica Ground, Global Head of Stewardship, Schroders
- James Murray, Editor-in-Chief, BusinessGreen
- Martin Curtois, External Affairs Director, Veolia
- Madeleine Hallward, Government Affairs Director, Ford of Britain
- Rob Leslie-Carter, Director, Arup and Fellow of the Association for Project Management
- Bill Adams, Yorkshire and Humberside Regional Secretary, TUC
- Gemma Rastelli, Senior Sustainable Finance Manager, HSBC
- Tom Thackray, Director of Infrastructure & Energy, CBI
- Dawn Woodward, Deputy Head, Resources and Waste, DEFRA
- Steve Kenzie, Executive Director, UN Global Compact Network UK
Here are four of the great reasons you should attend:
- Gain practical advice from experts so that you:
- Know how you can adopt and integrate a sustainability strategy in your business
- Know the benefits sustainability can bring to your business
- Support your business to build a strategy to take it towards 2050 with confidence
- Understand how to overcome the challenges of responding to climate change when implementing your own goals
- Network with senior professionals working at organisations who have already invested in new business models. Borrow their ideas to speed up your own adoption plans
- Visit the exhibition floor to discover new products that can help you reach your sustainability goals
- Demonstrate your firm’s support of the Government’s Green GB & NI campaign
Who should attend?
Moving to a low carbon economy will impact every business. There are many opportunities for business as well as threats to those businesses that do not adapt. No matter how large or small your business attending will help you understand and prepare your business to thrive in a net-zero economy.
Open to all, this conference will be of most interest to you if you are a:
CEO / Business owner
Strategy / Insight Director
COO / Logistics
CFO / Finance
CMO / Marketing
Professional adviser – legal, finance, consulting
In addition, policy makers, industry professionals and advisers would also benefit from attending to more fully understand the perspective of business.
All CBI members and non-members are welcome.
CBI Members benefit from free tickets – a saving of £450.
If the event is heavily subscribed, member ticket restrictions may need to be applied.
Get your business ready for a net zero economy - the next decade is a time to put in place your plans, act and deliver.
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