The Net-Zero Future

Driving Ambition Ahead of COP26 and Beyond
  • 3,000+Attendees
  • 50+Expert Speakers
  • 2+Days of Interactive Workshops
  • 2+Days of Networking

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.

Hear from global leaders:

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Nigel Topping UK's High-Level Climate Action Champion UNFCCC

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Sharan Burrow General Secretary ITUC

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Gonzalo Muñoz High-Level Champion of Chile UNFCCC

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Virginie Helias Chief Sustainability Officer The Procter & Gamble Company

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Anirban Ghosh Chief Sustainability Officer Mahindra Group


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Marc Engel Chief Supply Chain Officer Unilever

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Helen Clarkson Chief Executive Officer The Climate Group


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Willem Mutsaerts Chief Procurement Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer Givaudan

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Alberto Carrillo Pineda Co-Founder and Steering Committee Member Science Based Targets initiative

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Pernilla Bergmark Principal Researcher, ICT Sustainability Impacts Ericsson


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Sam Kimmins Head of RE100 The Climate Group

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Ray Dhirani Head of Sustainable Finance & Green Economy WWF-UK


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Sasja Beslik Managing Director Head of Sustainable Finance Development Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG

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Key Themes setting Delivering Net Zero agenda

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.

Value Chain

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


Accelerate the process to achieve Net Zero Target

Audience Interactivity Get in-depth answers in real-time in our live Q&A sessions in each presentation and panel!

Watch Live & On-demand Watch presentations, fireside chats and panel discussions from top industry thought leaders all day, every day! Missed a session? Catch-up in your own time through our on-demand service.

One-to-one Meeting and Networking Service Connect with your 3,000+ fellow attendees and find potential new partners through a dedicated virtual meetings platform.

Workshops In depth workshops to will help you to solve your challenges

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Six Reasons Why Delivering Net Zero Virtual Week is a must-attend

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

Find Solutions

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


The agenda at a glance

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.

Net Zero: Strategy & Culture

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.

Net Zero: Finance & Investments

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.

Net Zero: The Value Chain

Leaders will share their Net-Zero strategies to accelerate internal processes and how are they engaging suppliers & consumers to decarbonise their whole value chain.

Reuters 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.

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  • President
  • Chief Sustainability Officer
  • Chief Environment Officer
  • Head of ESG
  • Chief Procurement Officer
  • Chief Sustainable Investing Officer
  • Chief Investment Officer
  • Chief Communications Officer
  • Head of Social Impact Investing
  • Head of Sustainable Finance
  • Vice President of Environment
  • Global Vice President of Communications
  • Sustainability Director
  • Vice President Sustainability
  • Director Climate Change
  • Head of Sustainability
  • Head of Sourcing
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Director
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  • Chief Sustainability Officer & Chief Resiliency Officer
  • Chief Economist
  • Senior Vice President of Sustainability
  • Chief Social Responsibility Officer
  • Director Human Rights and Supply Chain
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Mission Statement

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.

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