PUSHING FOR ACTION: WHAT BUSINESSES WANT FROM COP26

30th January 2020

This Aldersgate Group event will be a great opportunity to hear about the initiatives, plans and targets that businesses across the economy are pursuing to play their part in the net zero transition. The event will explore what businesses need from domestic and global policy, what the UK Government’s key priorities should be in the run up to COP26 and what a successful summit looks like. Panelists will be asked to:

  • Provide a sense of the activities and initiatives that businesses are pursuing to support the net zero transition, and the practical challenges and opportunities that they are encountering in the process;
  • Set out what businesses need from the domestic and global policy framework to align their business models with the UK’s net zero target and 1.5ºC goal of the Paris Agreement;
  • Assess the UK’s priorities for COP26: what does being an effective and successful host of the summit look like and what can businesses do to support government in the process?

Introduction:

  • Caroline May, Head of Environment, health and safety, Europe, Middle East and Asia, Norton Rose Fulbright

Keynote:

  • Political speaker to be confirmed shortly

Chair:

  • Joan Walley, Chair, Aldersgate Group

Speakers:

  • Anna Turrell, Head of Sustainability, Nestlé UK & Ireland
  • David Symons, UK Director of Sustainability, WSP
  • Sarah Handley, Carbon Neutral Manager, Siemens
  • Marte Borhaug, Global Head of ESG Investment Solutions, Aviva Investors
  • Christina Downend, Responsible Sourcing Manager, Tesco
  • Martin Casey, Director Public Affairs Europe, CEMEX

Location:

Norton Rose Fulbright, 3 More London Riverside, London SE1 2AQ (map)

Date:

Thursday 30th January 2020

Time:

6:00pm: Registration

6:30pm: Panel starts, followed by Q&A session

8:00pm: Panel ends, drinks reception

Registration:

Please RSVP to confirm your interest but note that due to limited room capacity, places will be confirmed on Thursday 23rd January. In the event of high levels of interest, priority will be given to Aldersgate Group members and Norton Rose Fulbright stakeholders.

This event will be photographed and images used by the Aldersgate Group.

The event will be live tweeted using #COP26 from @AldersgateGrp.

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