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Event Date Wed Sep 29 EDT - Fri Oct 1 EDT (27 days ago)
Location Online Event
Region All

The Net Zero Festival will bring together some of the world's foremost thinkers on what it takes to accelerate and expand the net zero transition and we'd urge business executives, investors, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and campaigners to join us in exploring how to navigate what is the defining economic, political, and technological trend of the age.

Hear from some of the world's top business leaders on how they are seizing the opportunities and managing the risks that arise from the fastest and most consequential economic transition in human history.

Faster, Together!

• The aim is simple: to provide business leaders with both the inspiration and the practical, actionable advice required to develop and advance their • own net zero strategies.
• The rationale is equally simple: the climate crisis is real; the scale of the challenge is unprecedented; the net zero transition is happening and accelerating.
• The goal is obvious: to demonstrate that a rapid transition towards a net zero economy by 2050 at the latest is not just possible, but is hugely desirable, is something worth celebrating.
• BusinessGreen Net Zero Festival – for leaders who won't wait until 2050 to build a better business, and a better world.


2021 Speakers

Philippe Joubert
Founder and CEO, Earth on Board

Carol Hui
Executive Mentors, Aziz Corporate

Paul Begley
Director, Customised Programmes, CISL

Gavin Esler
Broadcaster, Journalist and Writer

James Murray
Editor-In-Chief and NZ Festival Chair, BusinessGreen

Andrew Plepler
Global head of Environmental, Social & Governance - Bank of America

Eunice Sampson
Head, Sustainability - Dangote

Kristina Kloberdanz
SVP, Chief Sustainability Officer - Mastercard

Steve Varley
Global Vice Chair - EYAndrew Plepler
Global head of Environmental, Social & Governance - Bank of America

Bill Hare
CEO - Climate Analytics

Catherine Howarth
Chief Executive Officer - ShareAction

Paul Simpson

Stefan Descheemaeker
Chief Executive Officer - Nomad Foods

Jeevan Vasagar
Environment Editor - Bureau of Investigative Journalism

Miranda Hadfield
Project Leader - Boston Consulting Group

Jennifer Holmgren
CEO - LanzaTech

Charles Brand
President, Europe & Central Asia Region - Tetra Pak

Dr. Rhian-Mari Thomas OBE
Chief Executive - Green Finance Institute

Hugh Jones
Managing Director, Advisory Services - Carbon Trust

Mike Barry
Strategic Consultant, former Director of Sustainable Business Marks & Spencer

Ed Boyd
Co-Founder & Executive Director - ReGenerate

John Heller
CEO - Little Sun

Sharan Burrow
General Secretary - International Trade Union Confederation

Ted Christie-Miller
Senior Researcher - Onward

Laura McGadie
Group Head of Energy - Energy Saving Trust

Mike Thornton OBE
CEO - Energy Saving Trust

Cecilia Keating
Senior Reporter - BusinessGreen

Jeevan Vasagar
Environment Editor - Bureau of Investigative Journalism

Dr Sam Geall
Executive Director - China Dialogue

Bill Winters
Group Chief Executive - Standard Chartered PLC

Amal-Lee Amin

Emma Howard Boyd
Chair - Environment Agency

Nigel Topping
UK's High-Level Climate Action Champion

Claire O'Neill
Managing Director, Climate & Energy - World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Shaun Spiers
Executive Director - Green Alliance

Tim Lord
Senior Fellow - Net Zero - Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

Julie Hirigoyen
CEO - UK Green Building Council
Sam Hockman
Chief Executive Officer, Energy & Technical Services - Equans

Ana Musat
Head of Policy - Aldersgate Group

James Cole
Director of Corporate Relations and Communications - CISL

Andrew Griffiths
MP, Net Zero Business Champion

Maria Mendiluce
CEO - We Mean Business Coalition

Simon Heppner
CEO - Net Zero Now

Anna Muir
Graduate Electrical Engineer - Atkins

Darren McClure
Chartered Civil Engineering / Chair the Institution of Civil Engineer’s Expert Panel for Energy - Atkins

Mindy S. Lubber
CEO and President - Ceres

Alex Steffen
Planetary Futurist

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Partners

• Aldersgate Group
• Bankers for Net Zero
• Carbon Tracker
• Ceres
• Chartered Accountants Worldwide (CAW)
• Climate Advisers Trust
• Conservative Environment Network
• Green Alliance
• Little Sun
• Make My Money Matter
• Natural England
• Race to Zero
• Recycle2Riches
• Renewable UK
• The Climate Coalition
• The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)
• UK Green Building Council
• UN Global Compact Network UK
• Zemo

• Atkins
• Schroders
• The Climate Pledge

• Bank of America
• Derwent London
• Drax
• Energy Saving Trust
• Engie
• Facebook
• Hitachi
• Midrex
• Tetra Pak
• Volvo
• Equans

• Kingspan