2020 was due to be a landmark year for those pushing for a net-zero future, with world leaders being tasked update and upgrade their pledges on tackling climate change and emissions targets through to 2030. Unfortunately, the Covid-19 pandemic has meant that COP26 has been postponed until 2021, but it’s imperative to action and momentum continues to ensure we put business on a net-zero footing
Delivering Net Zero Virtual Week (4th – 5th August 2020) will provide practical ideas and strategies on how business can put a Net-Zero ambition at the heart of their recovery plan.
This project aims to bring together 3,000+ CEOs, CPOs, CSOs and heads of Sustainability, Energy and Investors to share their strategies on how they are working now to ensure we continue momentum ahead of next year’s COP26 meeting. It will deliver the practical strategies on how to execute Science-Based Targets to transform the entire organisation in-line with their vision for decarbonisation and procure investments to accelerate the process of achieving a Net Zero Future.
Nigel Topping UK's High-Level Climate Action Champion UNFCCC
Sharan Burrow General Secretary ITUC
Gonzalo Muñoz High-Level Champion of Chile UNFCCC
Virginie Helias Chief Sustainability Officer The Procter & Gamble Company
Anirban Ghosh Chief Sustainability Officer Mahindra Group
Marc Engel Chief Supply Chain Officer Unilever
Helen Clarkson Chief Executive Officer The Climate Group
Willem Mutsaerts Chief Procurement Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer Givaudan
Alberto Carrillo Pineda Co-Founder and Steering Committee Member Science Based Targets initiative
Pernilla Bergmark Principal Researcher, ICT Sustainability Impacts Ericsson
Sam Kimmins Head of RE100 The Climate Group
Ray Dhirani Head of Sustainable Finance & Green Economy WWF-UK
Sasja Beslik Managing Director Head of Sustainable Finance Development Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG
Strategy and Culture:
With the UN’s launch of the ‘Race to Zero’ pledge companies are tasked with delivering ambitious net-zero GHG emissions pledges ahead of COP26. At the same time companies are rebuilding their business post-Covid-19. Hear how companies are setting structured plans and investments to help lead to a Net-Zero future
Finance & Investment:
Delivering a Net-Zero future will impact every aspect of the global economy - energy, agriculture, cities, transport, and apparel to name a few. The financial sector plays a critical role in delivering investment and infrastructure for a decarbonised world. Hear how investors are re-aligning their focus from simply financial returns, to returns and impact.
For many industries the most challenging area in delivering the Net-Zero transition is the need to decarbonise the value chain. Senior business leaders will new ideas and strategies to decarbonise every part of the business engaging suppliers &customers to accelerating renewable energy purchase
Industry Driven Agenda
Our bespoke agendas are crafted by in-depth research to provide a conclusive guide to your net-zero strategy
C-Suite and board level insights
Gain access to first-hand insights from the industry’s leaders on what progress has been made and what opportunities lie ahead
Practical Case Studies
Deep-dive into case studies that will give you a guide on how to map & implement Net Zero initiatives
One-to-One Networking Service
Connect with your peers and find new partners through a dedicated virtual meeting platform. You will be able to message, schedule meetings and use virtual meeting rooms to ensure even in isolation you are not isolated from new connections, ideas and partnerships
We cannot succeed in transition alone. Search through exhibitors from your own desk to find partners that will help you to find the latest services and technology solutions to decarbonise your business.
Reuters Editorial Interviews
Our editorial colleagues are keen to drive debate and will leave live fireside chats onstage with the biggest names in climate politics. Prepare for household names to take to the stage with direction-setting insights and industry-leading analysis
Reuters Events’ Delivering Net-Zero Virtual Week will bring together leading companies across multiple industries to address the challenge; how companies can reduce carbon emissions and develop regenerative strategies that align with the 1.5 Target, whilst ensuring the business recovers commercially from the Covid-19 pandemic. This poses significant challenges, both large and small, across the globe.
With the UN’s launch of the ‘Race to Zero’ pledge companies are tasked with delivering structured net-zero GHG emissions pledges ahead of COP26. At the same time companies are tasked with rebuilding their business post-Covid-19. Hear how companies are setting structured plans and investments to help lead to a Net-Zero future.
The financial sector will play a critical role in delivering investment and infrastructure for a decarbonised world. Hear how to find new sources of investment and how investors are re-aligning their focus from simply financial returns, to returns and impact. Discover where investors are looking to increase engagement, capital allocation and policy support.
Leaders will share their Net-Zero strategies to accelerate internal processes and how are they engaging suppliers & consumers to decarbonise their whole value chain.
Paul Polman, Former CEO, UnileverReuters Events Sustainable Business (formerly Ethical Corporation) over its years has made a major contribution in advancing the cause of more responsible and sustainable business models. It provides a unique, refreshing perspective and insights for the responsible business leaders.
Reuters Events NetZero Week mission is to ensure we continue momentum ahead of next year’s COP26 meeting. Bringing 3,000+ CEOs, CPOs, CSOs and heads of Sustainability, Energy and ESG Investors to share strategies on how they are working now to ensure integrating Science-Based Targets to transform the entire organisation in-line with their vision for decarbonisation.
Get in touch with the Reuters Events Sustainable Business team