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etc.venues St. Paul's
etc.venues St. Paul's, 200 Aldersgate St, Barbican, London EC1A 4HD, UK

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Event Date Mon Mar 21 GMT - Thu Mar 24 GMT (in about 2 months)
In your timezone (EST): Sun Mar 20 8:00pm - Wed Mar 23 8:00pm
Location etc.venues St. Paul's
200 Aldersgate St, Barbican, London EC1A 4HD, UK
Region EMEA
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Accelerating transition, building resilience
The world is not transitioning to net zero fast enough. Extreme weather events of the past year—with average global warming at 1.1°C over pre-industrial levels—are just a taste of what could lie down the road. If countries fail to become carbon-neutral by 2050, limiting the global temperature rise to 1.5°C will not be possible.

This is the decade to deliver. Business leaders need to respond more aggressively to meet ambitious targets for mitigating climate change. Governments need to invest in climate-resilient infrastructure while reducing social inequalities that have been highlighted by the covid-19 pandemic.

Four months on from COP26, the seventh edition of Economist Impact’s Sustainability Week will examine how existing policy and regulatory frameworks have addressed climate change, and the progress made so far on emission-reduction commitments. Bringing together industry leaders, policymakers, entrepreneurs and researchers from around the world, the event will assess how society can take a more holistic approach to sustainability in order to achieve targets and deliver significant impact.

Who should attend?
• Senior sustainability and CSR professionals from all industries
• Business leaders and executives (managers, directors, c-suite) from all industries
• Impact investors / responsible investors
• ESG reporting agencies
• Charities and organisations with an interest in sustainability issues
• Sustainability and climate academics e.g. researchers and professors
• Relevant government bodies, departments and policymakers

Speakers

2022 Speakers

Ban Ki-Moon
Eighth secretary-general, United Nations and chair, Global Center on Adaptation

Rebecca Marmot
Chief sustainability officer, Unilever

Ethan Brown
Founder, president and chief executive, Beyond Meat

Jennifer Morgan
Executive director, Greenpeace International

Alexander Van der Bellen
President, Republic of Austria

Adam Matthews
Chief responsible investment officer, Church of England Pensions Board

Beth Thoren
Director, environmental action, EMEA, Patagonia

Nick Watts
Chief sustainability officer, NHS

Tanya Steele
Chief executive, WWF-UK

Lea Wermelin
Minister for the environment, Denmark

Mathias Cormann
Secretary-general, OECD

Thomas Becker
Vice-president, sustainability and mobility strategy, BMW Group

Fatih Birol
Executive director, International Energy Agency

Sabine Mauderer
Member, executive board, Deutsche Bundesbank and member, steering committee, central banks and supervisors, Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS)

Paul Simpson
Chief executive, CDP

Damilola Ogunbiyi
Chief executive and UN secretary-general’s special representative, Sustainable Energy for All and co-chair, UN-Energy

Olaf Sleijpen
Executive director, monetary affairs and financial stability, De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB)

Catherine Howarth
Chief executive, ShareAction

Emma Howard Boyd
Chair, Environment Agency

Konstantinos Skrekas
Minister of environment and energy, Greece

Megan Starr
Global head of impact, The Carlyle Group

Cecilia Parker Aranha
Director, consumer protection enforcement, Competition and Markets Authority

Leonore Gewessler
Federal minister of climate action, environment, energy, mobility, innovation and technology, Republic of Austria

Ben Caldecott
Director, Oxford sustainable finance programme, Smith school of enterprise and the environment, University of Oxford

Peter Betts
Strategic counsel, UK Cabinet Office, and senior advisor to the director-general, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Nick Robins
Professor in practice for sustainable finance, Grantham Research Institute, LSE

Simonas Gentvilas
Minister of environment, Republic of Lithuania

Sanda Ojiambo
Executive director, United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)

Jim O’Neill
Chair, Chatham House

Christopher James
Founder and executive chairman, Engine no. 1

Deborah K. Orida
Senior managing director, global head of real assets and chief sustainability officer, CPPIB

Partha Dasgupta
Frank Ramsey emeritus professor of economics, University of Cambridge

Patrick Verkooijen
Chief executive, Global Centre on Adaptation

Ani Dasgupta
President and chief executive, World Resources Institute

Andy Samuel
Chief executive, Oil & Gas Authority, UK Government

Eric Usher
Head, UNEP Finance Initiative

Paul Druckman
Chair, World Benchmarking Alliance Supervisory Board

Bruno Oberle
Director general, International Union for Conservation of Nature

Basile van Havre
Co-chair, Convention on Biological Diversity, United Nations

Erin Billman
Executive director, Science Based Targets Network

David Craig
Co-chair, Taskforce for Nature-related Financial Disclosures

Mark Gough
Chief executive, Capitals Coalition

Helena Leurent
Director general, Consumers International

Brian Sullivan
Executive director, IPIECA

Stephanie Pfeifer
Chief executive, Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC)

Nina Seega
Research director for sustainable finance, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Lutfey Siddiqi
Visiting professor in practice, LSE IDEAS

Rosa Pritchard
Plastics lawyer, Client Earth

Alex Hilton
Head of sustainability, HM Revenue and Customs

Andrea Álvares
Chief brand, innovation, international and sustainability officer, Natura & Co.

Brune Poirson
Secretary of state, ministry for the ecological and inclusive transition, France

Carine Smith Ihenacho
Chief governance and compliance officer, Norges Bank Investment Management

Dave Jones
Director, climate risk initiative, University of California, Berkeley and former insurance commissioner, State of California

Joanna Dorothy Haigh
President, Royal Meteorological Society

Mary Schapiro
Vice-chair, global public policy, special advisor to the founder and chairman, Bloomberg and former chairperson, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Roger Millar
Transport secretary, Washington State Department of Transport

Uday Varadarajan
Principal, carbon free electricity, RMI

Deborah K. Orida
Senior managing director, global head of real assets and chief sustainability officer, CPPIB

Partha Dasgupta
Frank Ramsey emeritus professor of economics, University of Cambridge

Patrick Verkooijen
Chief executive, Global Centre on Adaptation

Ani Dasgupta
President and chief executive, World Resources Institute

Andy Samuel
Chief executive, Oil & Gas Authority, UK Government

Eric Usher
Head, UNEP Finance Initiative

Paul Druckman
Chair, World Benchmarking Alliance Supervisory Board

Bruno Oberle
Director general, International Union for Conservation of Nature

Basile van Havre
Co-chair, Convention on Biological Diversity, United Nations

Erin Billman
Executive director, Science Based Targets Network

David Craig
Co-chair, Taskforce for Nature-related Financial Disclosures

Mark Gough
Chief executive, Capitals Coalition

Helena Leurent
Director general, Consumers International

Brian Sullivan
Executive director, IPIECA

Stephanie Pfeifer
Chief executive, Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC)

Nina Seega
Research director for sustainable finance, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Lutfey Siddiqi
Visiting professor in practice, LSE IDEAS

Rosa Pritchard
Plastics lawyer, Client Earth

Alex Hilton
Head of sustainability, HM Revenue and Customs

Andrea Álvares
Chief brand, innovation, international and sustainability officer, Natura & Co.

Brune Poirson
Secretary of state, ministry for the ecological and inclusive transition, France

Carine Smith Ihenacho
Chief governance and compliance officer, Norges Bank Investment Management

Dave Jones
Director, climate risk initiative, University of California, Berkeley and former insurance commissioner, State of California

Joanna Dorothy Haigh
President, Royal Meteorological Society

Mary Schapiro
Vice-chair, global public policy, special advisor to the founder and chairman, Bloomberg and former chairperson, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Roger Millar
Transport secretary, Washington State Department of Transport

Uday Varadarajan
Principal, carbon free electricity, RMI

Deborah K. Orida
Senior managing director, global head of real assets and chief sustainability officer, CPPIB

Partha Dasgupta
Frank Ramsey emeritus professor of economics, University of Cambridge

Patrick Verkooijen
Chief executive, Global Centre on Adaptation

Ani Dasgupta
President and chief executive, World Resources Institute

Andy Samuel
Chief executive, Oil & Gas Authority, UK Government

Eric Usher
Head, UNEP Finance Initiative

Paul Druckman
Chair, World Benchmarking Alliance Supervisory Board

Bruno Oberle
Director general, International Union for Conservation of Nature

Basile van Havre
Co-chair, Convention on Biological Diversity, United Nations

Erin Billman
Executive director, Science Based Targets Network

David Craig
Co-chair, Taskforce for Nature-related Financial Disclosures

Mark Gough
Chief executive, Capitals Coalition

Helena Leurent
Director general, Consumers International

Brian Sullivan
Executive director, IPIECA

Stephanie Pfeifer
Chief executive, Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC)

Nina Seega
Research director for sustainable finance, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Lutfey Siddiqi
Visiting professor in practice, LSE IDEAS

Rosa Pritchard
Plastics lawyer, Client Earth

Alex Hilton
Head of sustainability, HM Revenue and Customs

Andrea Álvares
Chief brand, innovation, international and sustainability officer, Natura & Co.

Brune Poirson
Secretary of state, ministry for the ecological and inclusive transition, France

Carine Smith Ihenacho
Chief governance and compliance officer, Norges Bank Investment Management

Dave Jones
Director, climate risk initiative, University of California, Berkeley and former insurance commissioner, State of California

Joanna Dorothy Haigh
President, Royal Meteorological Society

Mary Schapiro
Vice-chair, global public policy, special advisor to the founder and chairman, Bloomberg and former chairperson, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Roger Millar
Transport secretary, Washington State Department of Transport

Uday Varadarajan
Principal, carbon free electricity, RMI

Sponsors & Partners

2022 Sponsors and Supporters

DIAMOND SPONSOR:
• Infosys

PLATINUM SPONSOR:
• Avery Dennison

GOLD SPONSORS:
• Ecovadis
• Google cloud

SILVER SPONSOR:
• BCG

SUPPORTING ASSOCIATIONS:
• Earth Day Initiative
• Global Cause
• Media Planet