COP26 is being viewed as the most significant climate change conference since the Paris summit in 2015. Thinking back to the legacy from Paris, the shared global effort to limit warming and consider adaption and resilience has framed aspirations and shaped practical efforts against climate change. COP26 is an opportunity to ratchet up ambitions, mobilise finance, and keep 1.5° of warming within reach.

To date, speculation and preparations in the run up to COP26 are missing perhaps the most important consideration: a clear account of what meaningful next steps could and should look like. Despite a flurry of bold statements and net zero declarations, not to mention a global lockdown, atmospheric carbon levels still rose to record levels in 2020. At the same time there is a growing sense that the events of the last two years have triggered a sea change in the way we view each other and the planet. COP26 will now take place in the context of national economic recovery plans and global financial system reforms. What new ways of thinking about a global green economy are waiting to be born out of the legacy of Glasgow? Has the pandemic triggered a renewed focus on systemic change, grounded in a more holistic view of human and planetary health? And what can businesses do to ensure that COP26 will be looked back upon as a decisive turning point in the transition to a low carbon future?

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Event for: Directors/ Heads of: Sustainability | Environment | CSR | Strategy | Risk | Marketing and communications | and related fields.


  • Frances Way

    Executive Director, Climate Champions Team, COP26
  • Fiona Ball

    Group Director of Responsible Business, Sustainability and Social Impact, Sky
  • Sir Brian Hoskins

    Chair of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment
  • David Croft

    Global Director of Sustainability, Environment and Human Rights, Reckitt
  • Ray Dhirani

    Head of Sustainable Finance, WWF
  • Joey Tabone

    Founder, Sixty7.Green

Round Tables

  • Whilst we're still online, our usual topical roundtables will be replaced by hackathon-style discussions. They will be assigned based on the interests specified in the application form.


  • 15:00 - 15:10
    Welcome and opening remarks
  • 15:10 - 15:45
    Panel discussion with: Frances Way, Executive Director, Climate Champions; David Croft, Group Director of Sustainability, Environment and Human Rights, Reckitt Benckiser; and Fiona Ball, Group Director of Responsible Business, Sustainability and Social Impact, Sky
  • 15:45 - 16:25
    Virtual breakout rooms for business leaders to share practical insights and intelligence on focused issues.
  • 16:25 - 16:30
    Closing remarks

Venue Details

This event will take place online.

Who's Attending


This event will be attended by Directors/ Heads of sustainability, environment, CSR, strategy, risk, marketing and communications and related fields.