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Why attend?

Our free-to-attend events are a unique opportunity for leaders of business and policy to come together and put their collective expertise behind addressing some of the immediate challenges that will shape the COP26 agenda, as well as accelerating the pace of change brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.



22 SEPTEMBER 2021

How business can drive climate action

Increasing numbers of companies are going or pledging to go carbon neutral. Leading global companies will explain what they are doing, why they work to remove emissions from their own operations and in their supply chains. What are the challenges? And how companies can use their experiences to lead and drive policy and action, rather than waiting for a clear steer from government and policymakers.

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13 OCTOBER 2021

Why technology is at the heart of the net zero revolution 

The energy transition and the move to net zero will only be possible if we employ the very latest digital technologies, whether it is to balance energy systems, manage cyber security, or forecast the output of renewable energy systems. It will be the biggest challenge yet to the global technology sector’s ability to coordinate its efforts, collect and share data, and merge the physical and digital realms.

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Making Sense of Net Zero

An exclusive global event series that will convene over 2000 business leaders, policymakers, sustainability officers, NGOs and investors in the lead up to one of the most crucial UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in a generation.

Event series overview

Making Sense of Net Zero is an exclusive global event series that will convene over 2000 business leaders, policymakers, sustainability officers, NGOs and investors in the lead up to one of the most crucial UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in a generation.

Increasing numbers of countries and companies are pledging to reach net zero emissions. But what does this mean? Is it a business risk or a business opportunity? A sign of economic or political strength? How can you make sure your company is ready to meet ambitious carbon reduction demands, while remaining a competitive, successful business? And what can policymakers do to support businesses in making this transition?

Drawing on the editorial expertise and global reach of the New Statesman, Energy Monitor, Capital Monitor, Tech Monitor and Investment Monitor, Making Sense of Net Zero will arm you with the strategies and solutions designed to help your business lead, innovate, collaborate and invest in the transition to a more sustainable society and drive change worldwide.

Four half-day events will take place throughout September and October, allowing you to carve out a manageable chunk of your day whilst connecting with peers in an interactive and intuitive virtual setting.

Events in the series

08 SEPTEMBER 2021

Why net zero makes economic sense

It makes economic sense for countries and companies to shift from a reliance on fossil fuels to renewable energies, and to push for net-zero emissions throughout supply chains. Leading policy, finance and business experts will examine the economics of the clean energy transition and demonstrate why it makes sense to invest in this change rather than supporting the old order.


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20 OCTOBER 2021

Beyond COP26: Remaking the global economy

Many believe the drive for net zero is an opportunity for a just transition to a fairer global economy. A just transition is much more than creating jobs for former coal miners. What does net zero mean for economic growth and prosperity? How do business leaders and policymakers ensure that the drive for net zero has a positive impact also on nature, health and society more generally? 

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Editors

Derek Baraldi

Head of Banking Industry and Capital Markets, Project Lead Financing the Transition to a Net Zero Future

World Economic Forum


Mads Nipper

CEO and Group President

Ørsted


Robert G Eccles

Visiting Professor of Management Practice

 Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Speaker Bio

Victor van Hoorn

Executive Director

 Eurosif

Speaker Bio

Kelly Levin

Senior Associate, Director of Tracking and Strengthening Climate Action, 

World Resources Institute

Fiona Reynolds

CEO

 Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

Valérie Schmitt

Deputy Director, Social Protection Department, 

International Labour Organization

Samantha Smith

Director of the Just Transition Centre, 

International Trade Union Confederation

Philippa Nuttall Jones

Editor-in-Chief

Courtney Fingar

Editor-in-Chief

Daniel Flatt

Editor-in-Chief

Pete Swabey

Editor-in-Chief

Dmitry Reider

Special Projects Editor

 

 Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, register today to secure your place.

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These events are free to attend

Michael O'Leary

Managing Director

 Engine No. 1

Speaker Bio

Elizabeth Gillam

Head of EU Government Relations and Public Policy

Invesco

Speaker Bio

The Net Zero series provides a platform to position your brand alongside leading organisations and make executive connections. If you are looking to align your brand with these events and require further details, please contact mark.buller@ns-mediagroup.com 

Jaakko Kooroshy

Global Head of Sustainable Investment Research

FTSE Russell

Helen Clarkson

CEO

The Climate Group

Angela Miller-May

 Chief Investment Officer

The Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund

Michael Kelly

 Chair of the Sustainable Investing Committee

 OMERS

Kirsty Jenkinson

 Investment Director, Sustainable Investment & Stewardship Strategies

California State Teachers’ Retirement System

Harry Boyd-Carpenter

Managing Director.,  Green Economy and Climate Action

EBRD


Speaker Bio

David Germain

Group Chief Information Officer

RSA Group plc

Steve Watt

Chief Information Officer 

University of Saint Andrews

Craig Charlton, 

Group Chief Information Officer

 Compass Group PLC


Speaker Bio

Speakers include

Derek Baraldi

Head of Banking Industry and Capital Markets, Project Lead Financing the Transition to a Net Zero Future

World Economic Forum


Mark Campanale

Founder & Executive Chairman

Carbon Tracker


Robert G Eccles

Visiting Professor of Management Practice

 Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Christian Kjær

Senior Vice President, Head of Liquid Markets

ATP

Kelly Levin

Senior Associate, Director of Tracking and Strengthening Climate Action, 

World Resources Institute

Fiona Reynolds

CEO

 Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

Valérie Schmitt

Deputy Director, Social Protection Department, 

International Labour Organization

Samantha Smith

Director of the Just Transition Centre, 

International Trade Union Confederation

Michael O'Leary

Managing Director

 Engine No. 1

Nigel Green

Chief Executive and Founder

deVere Group

Arne Staal

CEO

FTSE Russell

Helen Clarkson

CEO

The Climate Group

Angela Miller-May

 Chief Investment Officer

Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund

Michael Kelly

 Chair of the Sustainable Investing Committee

 OMERS

Kirsty Jenkinson

 Investment Director, Sustainable Investment & Stewardship Strategies

California State Teachers’ Retirement System

Harry Boyd-Carpenter

Managing Director.,  Green Economy and Climate Action

EBRD


David Germain

Group Chief Information Officer

RSA Group plc

Steve Watt

Chief Information Officer 

University of Saint Andrews

Craig Charlton, 

Group Chief Information Officer

 Compass Group PLC


Speaker Bio

Dr. Oliver Marchand 

Global Head of ESG Research & Development

 MSCI Climate Risk Center


Speaker Bio

Tara Lindstedt 

Chairman, IPM Group

Member of the Management Board, InoBat Auto

 Managing Director, EP Global Energy, Ltd.


Speaker Bio

Dr. Oliver Marchand 

Global Head of ESG Research & Development

 MSCI Climate Risk Center


Speaker Bio

Tara Lindstedt 

Chairman, IPM Group

Member of the Management Board, InoBat Auto

 Managing Director, EP Global Energy, Ltd.


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Speakers include

Derek Baraldi

Head of Banking Industry and Capital Markets, Project Lead Financing the Transition to a Net Zero Future

World Economic Forum


Speaker Bio

Mark Campanale

Founder & Executive Chairman

Carbon Tracker


Speaker Bio

Robert G Eccles

Visiting Professor of Management Practice

 Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Speaker Bio

Christian Kjær

Senior Vice President, Head of Liquid Markets

ATP

Speaker Bio

Kelly Levin

Senior Associate, Director of Tracking and Strengthening Climate Action, 

World Resources Institute

Fiona Reynolds

CEO

 Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

Speaker Bio

Valérie Schmitt

Deputy Director, Social Protection Department, 

International Labour Organization

Samantha Smith

Director of the Just Transition Centre, 

International Trade Union Confederation

Michael O'Leary

Managing Director

 Engine No. 1

Speaker Bio

Nigel Green

Chief Executive and Founder

deVere Group

Speaker Bio

Arne Staal

CEO

FTSE Russell

Helen Clarkson

CEO

The Climate Group

Angela Miller-May

 Chief Investment Officer

Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund

Speaker Bio

Michael Kelly

 Chair of the Sustainable Investing Committee

 OMERS

Kirsty Jenkinson

 Investment Director, Sustainable Investment & Stewardship Strategies

California State Teachers’ Retirement System

Harry Boyd-Carpenter

Managing Director.,  Green Economy and Climate Action

EBRD


Speaker Bio

David Germain

Group Chief Information Officer

RSA Group plc

Steve Watt

Chief Information Officer 

University of Saint Andrews

Craig Charlton, 

Group Chief Information Officer

 Compass Group PLC


Speaker Bio

Dr. Oliver Marchand 

Global Head of ESG Research & Development

 MSCI Climate Risk Center


Speaker Bio

Tara Lindstedt 

Chairman, IPM Group

Member of the Management Board, InoBat Auto

 Managing Director, EP Global Energy, Ltd.


Speaker BioSpeaker Bio

Amy Parry 

Insights Lead

Vuelio


Speaker Bio

Mona Naqvi

Global Head 

ESG Capital Markets Strategy

S&P Global Sustainable1


Speaker Bio

Amy Parry 

Insights Lead

Vuelio


Speaker BioSpeaker Bio

Mona Naqvi

Global Head 

ESG Capital Markets Strategy

S&P Global


Speaker Bio

Diandra Soobiah 

Head of Responsible Investment

National Employment Savings Trust


Speaker Bio

Diandra Soobiah 

Head of Responsible Investment

National Employment Savings Trust


Speaker Bio

Ian Penny

Chief Information Officer

Hiscox


Speaker Bio

Ian Penny

Chief Information Officer

Hiscox


Andy Bord

CEO

Flood Re

Speaker Bio

Andy Bord

CEO

Flood Re


Speaker Bio

For any enquiries about the event, contact mark.buller@ns-mediagroup.com

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Matthew Gorman

Carbon Strategy Director

 Heathrow Airport

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Susanna Kass

Data Center and Clean Energy Advisory to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals & DG Program 

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Philippe Valahu

CEO

Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG)

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Max Schulze

Executive Chairman

 Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance e.V.

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James Alexander

Chief Executive

UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF)

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Lynn Scarlett

Chief External Affairs Officer

The Nature Conservancy

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Richard Batten

Global Chief Sustainability Officer

JLL

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Dave Hopping

CEO, Solutions and Services

Siemens Smart Infrastructure

Thomas Kiessling

Chief Technology Officer

 Siemens

Ian Funnell

CEO

Hitachi ABB Power Grids UK and Ireland

Andrew Steel

Managing Director, Global Group Head Sustainable Finance

Fitch Ratings

Laura Sandys CBE

Non-Executive Director 

SGN 

 Energy System Catapult

Claire Elsdon

UK Director of Capital Markets

CDP

Julian Popov

Member

European Council on Foreign Relations 

Advisory Council

 Climate-KIC

Sarah Chapman, PhD

Global Chief Sustainability Officer

Manulife

Régine Clément

CEO

CREO Syndicate

Ram Ramachander

Chief Digital Officer and Chief Commercial Officer

Hitachi Europe

Gavin Starks

Founder & CEO

 Icebreaker One

Vance Merolla

Worldwide Director, Global Sustainability

 Colgate Palmolive Company

Ian Cameron

Head of Customer Services and Innovation

 UK Power Networks

Mark Campanale

Founder & Executive Chairman

Carbon Tracker


Richard Roberts

Head of Research

 Volans

Karin Lachner

Head of Marketing and Communications

 CINDE

Wolfgang Kuhn

Independent Consultant on Responsible Investment Strategy, former Director of Financial Sector Strategy, ShareAction