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The Low-Carbon 2020s - a Decade of Delivery

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Get your business ready for a net-zero economy - the next decade is a time to put your plans into action and deliver net-zero. Find out how to ensure your business stays on track with Government policy to deliver a net-zero economy.

As we turn in to the next decade, the pressing need to act on climate change increases. This conference will explore how business leaders can grasp the financial, social and environmental benefits of creating a sustainable business in line with Government policy to deliver a net-zero economy by 2050.

Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, the CBI's Director-General will open the conference explaining why the need to act on climate change to create a sustainable economy has never been more important for business. You will hear direct from senior Government officials how Government policy is driving change and what your business must do to step up its transition to net-zero emissions.


Confirmed speakers include:

  • Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Minister of State for Business, Energy and Clean Growth
  • Hannah Mills, British Sailor, Olympic gold medallist and International Olympic Committee Sustainability Ambassador
  • Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, Director-General, CBI
  • Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP
  • Colin Matthews, Chairman, EDF Energy
  • Professor Martin Freer, University of Birmingham and Director of the Birmingham Energy Institute and the Energy Research Accelerator
  • Professor Nick Robins, Professor in Sustainable Finance, Grantham LSE
  • Matt Gorman, Director of Sustainability & Environment, Heathrow
  • Peter Harrison, CEO, Schroders
  • Nicola Stopps, CEO, Simply Sustainable
  • Mike Hughes, Zone President UK & Ireland (CEO), Schneider Electric
  • Gillian Cooper, Head of Energy Policy, Citizens Advice
  • Mike Thompson, Head of Carbon Budgets, Committee on Climate Change
  • Rain Newton-Smith, Chief Economist, CBI
  • Stewart Fox-Mills, Commercial Director, Abellio
  • Ed Syson, Chief Safety and Strategy Officer, Cadent
  • Sonal Jain, Sustainability Director – Clients, JLL
  • Michelle T Davies, International Head of Clean Energy and Sustainability, Eversheds Sutherland
  • John Alker, Director of Policy & Places, UKGBC
  • Belinda Gordon, Strategy Director, Green Alliance
  • Rebecca Self, Chief Financial Officer – Sustainable Finance, HSBC
  • Ian Clough, Managing Director Network Logistics and Transport, DHL Supply Chain
  • Paul Spence, Director of Strategy and Corporate Affairs, EDF Energy
  • Jessica Ground, Global Head of Stewardship, Schroders
  • James Murray, Editor-in-Chief, BusinessGreen
Further speakers to be announced in due course.


Here are four of the great reasons you should attend:

  • Gain practical advice from experts so that you:

- Know how you can adopt and integrate a sustainability strategy in your business
- Know the benefits sustainability can bring to your business
- Support your business to build a strategy to take it towards 2050 with confidence
- Understand how to overcome the challenges of responding to climate change when implementing your own goals

  • Network with senior professionals working at organisations who have already invested in new business models. Borrow their ideas to speed up your own adoption plans
  • Visit the exhibition floor to discover new products that can help you reach your sustainability goals
  • Demonstrate your firm’s support of the Government’s Green GB & NI campaign


Who should attend?

Moving to a low carbon economy will impact every business. There are many opportunities for business as well as threats to those businesses that do not adapt. No matter how large or small your business attending will help you understand and prepare your business to thrive in a net-zero economy.

Open to all, this conference will be of most interest to you if you are a:

  • CEO / Business owner

  • Strategy / Insight Director

  • COO / Logistics

  • CFO / Finance

  • CMO / Marketing

  • Entrepreneur

  • Professional adviser – legal, finance, consulting

In addition, policy makers, industry professionals and advisers would also benefit from attending to more fully understand the perspective of business.


All CBI members and non-members are welcome.

CBI Members benefit from free tickets – a saving of £450.
If the event is heavily subscribed, member ticket restrictions may need to be applied.

Get your business ready for a net zero economy - the next decade is a time to put in place your plans, act and deliver.


Preliminary agenda

08:30 Registration and refreshments

09:00 Welcome
Matthew Fell, Chief UK Policy Director, CBI
Peter Harrison, CEO, Schroders

09:10 CBI keynote
Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, Director-General, CBI

09:25 Sponsor keynote
Colin Matthews, Chairman, EDF Energy

09:40 Panel session: the pathway to net-zero – achieving our 2030 decarbonisation goals
Following the setting of the 2050 net-zero target by the UK, we will discuss how we deliver this ambition, and the policies needed to deliver progress over the coming decade.

  • Chaired by Rain Newton-Smith, Chief Economist, CBI
  • Mike Thompson, Head of Carbon Budgets, Committee on Climate Change
  • Professor Martin Freer, University of Birmingham and Director of the Birmingham Energy Institute and the Energy Research Accelerator
  • Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP
  • Paul Spence, Director of Strategy and Corporate Affairs, EDF Energy

10:20 Political keynote

Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Minister of State for Business, Energy and Clean Growth

10:35 Sponsor keynote

10:50 Refreshment break

11:10 Panel session: a zero-carbon nation – UK-wide approaches to decarbonisation

Discussing opportunities for decarbonisation across the UK, including the different priorities for low-carbon technologies across the country and how these can contribute to national emissions reduction and economic growth.

  • Ian Clough, Managing Director Network Logistics and Transport, DHL Supply Chain
  • Ed Syson, Chief Safety and Strategy Officer, Cadent
  • Michelle T Davies, International Head of Clean Energy and Sustainability, Eversheds Sutherland

11:50 Political keynote: Shadow Secretary of State
To be announced

12:05 Interview pairs: Financing the transition
• How do we pay for the transition to net-zero?
• What is the role of green finance in funding low-carbon technologies?
• To deliver a ‘Just Transition’ how do we ensure the financial burden of change is shared equally?

  • Professor Nick Robins, Professor in Sustainable Finance, Grantham LSE
  • Rebecca Self, Chief Financial Officer – Sustainable Finance, HSBC
  • Jessica Ground, Global Head of Stewardship, Schroders

12:35 Lunch and exhibition

13:45 Special guest keynote

Hannah Mills, British Sailor, Olympic gold medallist and International Olympic Committee Sustainability Ambassador

14:00 Panel session: overcoming challenges and grasping the opportunities of sustainability
Exploring how businesses can grasp the financial, social and environmental benefits of embracing sustainability and a circular economy.

  • Chaired by Rain Newton-Smith, Chief Economist, CBI
  • Nicola Stopps, CEO, Simply Sustainable
  • Belinda Gordon, Strategy Director, Green Alliance

14:40 Panel session: The Built Environment – harnessing the power of buildings to deliver climate action
• How do we harness low-carbon technologies to achieve carbon reduction across the built environment?
• Can businesses lead the way in retrofitting existing properties to help reduce energy demand through better energy efficiency, energy management and on-site power generation?

  • Mike Hughes, Zone President UK & Ireland (CEO), Schneider Electric
  • Sonal Jain, Sustainability Director – Clients, JLL
  • John Alker, Director of Policy & Places, UKGBC

15:20 Sponsor keynote
To be announced

15:35 Panel session: The consumer journey – the role of business in driving changes
Discussion on the role of business in facilitating the mass change in consumer behaviour needed to deliver net-zero. Focus on shifts in transport and energy use at home.

  • Chaired by James Murray, Editor-in-Chief, BusinessGreen
  • Gillian Cooper, Head of Energy Policy, Citizens Advice
  • Matt Gorman, Director of Sustainability & Environment, Heathrow
  • Stewart Fox-Mills, Commercial Director, Abellio

16:15 Closing remarks
Matthew Fell, Chief UK Policy Director, CBI

16:20 Finish


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