Last year, the UK became the first major world economy to make a legal commitment to ending its contribution to global warming by 2050. As the Government and businesses take stock of COVID-19 and align their green recovery strategies with their Net Zero commitments this is a pivotal moment for securing a sustainable future. We must now enhance the UK’s progress so far and turn widespread ambition into a sustained and equitable decrease in carbon emissions.

The impact of the pandemic presents challenges for government and business in meeting Net Zero targets, as well as opportunities to accelerate the transition. Business leaders have a key role to play in linking up short-term action to long-term climate targets. What does purposeful and practical leadership from business look like in the context of a carbon neutral recovery? How can we join up new Net Zero commitments to affect meaningful progress across whole sectors? How can the UK show international leadership and support the global effort on these issues?

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Event for: Directors/Heads of: Sustainability | Energy | Environment | Property | Supply chains | Carbon

Speakers

  • Julie Hirigoyen

    Chief Executive, UK Green Building Council
  • Paul Dickinson

    Executive Chair, Carbon Disclosure Project
  • Ben Kellard

    Director of Business Strategy, CISL
  • Gabrielle Giner

    Head of Environmental Sustainability, BT Group

Round Tables

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  • During the Green Recovery Festival panel events, our usual topical roundtables will be replaced by hackathon-style discussions on how to integrate solutions into business practices and make the Green Recovery a reality.

Agenda

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  • 14:00 - 14:10
    Welcome and introductions
  • 14:10 - 14:45
    Moderated panel discussion with Paul Dickinson, Executive Chair, CDP; Julie Hirigoyen, CEO, UK Green Buildings Council; Ben Kellard, Director of Business Strategy, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, and Gabrielle Ginér, Head of Environmental Sustainability, BT Group
  • 14:45 - 15:25
    Virtual breakout rooms: hackathon-style discussions on how to integrate solutions into business practices and make the Green Recovery a reality.
  • 15:25 - 15:30
    Breakout room summaries and closing remarks

Venue Details

All of The Green Recovery Festival events will be hosted online.

Who's Attending

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Guestlist to be confirmed.