Conference Programme

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Conference Programme

Main Programme (Paid)

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09:30
  1. Pioneer Stage
    20 mins
    • Keynote
    The Doughnut Economy has been adopted by Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Brussels as a sustainable framework to run their governments and hailed by Sir David Attenborough as "our species’ compass for the jo ...
09:55
  1. Pioneer Stage
    20 mins
    • Keynote
    London has set out a pathway to net zero that focuses on clean air and net zero, a just and equitable transition and identifying finance to support this through the London Climate Finance Facility. Th ...
10:15
  1. Pioneer Stage
    45 mins
    • Business & Industry
    • Finance & Investment
    Along with the challenges faced by cities due to climate change, the UN has predicted that 68% of people will live in cities by 2050. Cities use 78% of the global energy supply and produce 60% of gree ...
  2. Trailblazer
    45 mins
    • Business & Industry
    • Finance & Investment
    Finance has an important role to play on the journey to net zero. Corporate policies that incentivise preserving biodiversity, making ESG commitments and operating in a sustainable manner are growing ...
  3. Ground Breaker
    45 mins
    • Business & Industry
    • Finance & Investment
    The 17 SDGs set out the many complex problems that we must globally work together to solve by 2030. The focus is put upon systemic poverty, climate change and human rights. So, we know what the proble ...
11:00
  1. 15 mins
11:15
  1. Pioneer Stage
    60 mins
    • Business & Industry
    • Start-ups & Entrepreneurs
    How can digital infrastructure, smart systems and IoT be leveraged to address climate change? In an increasingly digital world, where digital emissions seem invisible, what solutions can technology of ...
  2. Trailblazer
    60 mins
    • Finance & Investment
    The ESG regulatory framework is rapidly evolving. Finance and investment can be used effectively to focus on sustainability, so how do we make sure we’re having the impact we intend to?
  3. Ground Breaker
    60 mins
    • Business & Industry
    The first step to making changes towards net zero in your business is to measure your emissions. Once you understand the scale and nature of your problem you can set science-based targets and go about ...
12:15
  1. Pioneer Stage
    60 mins
    • Business & Industry
    • Start-ups & Entrepreneurs
    Despite a growing market of renewable energy suppliers appealing to popular demand and constant innovation in the sector, we still rely on fossil fuels. How can we encourage the mass adoption of renew ...
  2. Trailblazer
    60 mins
    • Finance & Investment
    After the Paris agreement and COP26, investment stewardship will play an important part in the transition to net zero. Fund managers and intermediaries can influence companies to make positive changes ...
  3. Ground Breaker
    60 mins
    • Start-ups & Entrepreneurs
    • Finance & Investment
    How can we create an environmentally sustainable future for business and investment? Businesses need to begin to operate in a way that doesn't solely prioritise growth but environmental and social imp ...
13:15
  1. 60 mins
14:15
  1. Pioneer Stage
    60 mins
    • Business & Industry
    • Start-ups & Entrepreneurs
    • Finance & Investment
    Decarbonisation requires an overhauling of our infrastructure, policy and technological systems, and that requires a lot of investment. How do we decide what is a priority out of the many things that ...
  2. Trailblazer
    60 mins
    • Finance & Investment
    The impact we make when we invest is one thing, but can we be sure it is ensuring that people and places thrive? We have some of the worst regional inequality in Europe and that has only increased dur ...
  3. Ground Breaker
    60 mins
    • Finance & Investment
    The technologies we need in order to create a sustainable future need investment. There are countless start-ups that have solutions to aspects of climate change who can’t get off the ground due to lac ...
15:15
  1. 15 mins
15:30
  1. Pioneer Stage
    60 mins
    • Start-ups & Entrepreneurs
    In order to halve emissions by 2030 we’re going to need cutting edge sustainable technology to take the place of highly emitting technologies. Some of these innovations have the power to quickly trans ...
  2. Trailblazer
    60 mins
    • Finance & Investment
    Cities need to upgrade and transition their infrastructure to make it easy for people to navigate in a sustainable way. In order to make these substantial changes, investment is needed.
  3. Ground Breaker
    60 mins
    • Start-ups & Entrepreneurs
    Launching a start-up in the pandemic is likely to have been difficult but when it’s purpose-led you’re faced with unique challenges.
09:30
  1. Pioneer Stage
    20 mins
    • Keynote
    From climate change to wildlife recovery, the food system to clean oceans, WWF, the world’s largest independent conservation organisation, is a critical force for influencing change. The WWF’S mission ...
09:50
  1. Pioneer Stage
    20 mins
    • Finance & Investment
    Sustainable development and working towards climate resilience will bring with it financial growth.
10:10
  1. Pioneer Stage
    45 mins
    • Business & Industry
    The critical needs of the environment demand a transition to net-zero emissions. What at the environmental challenges at stake and how must business plan and respond?
  2. Trailblazer
    45 mins
    • Business & Industry
    • Finance & Investment
    The solutions that will fast track the transition to net zero will need funding and the cooperation of business. How will we overcome this challenge? 
  3. Ground Breaker
    45 mins
    • Start-ups & Entrepreneurs
    As we seek to de-carbonise our economies, energy sectors and overcome established challenges, innovating new models and approaches to low carbon and renewables will be key to accelerating the switch.
10:55
  1. 20 mins
11:15
  1. Pioneer Stage
    60 mins
    • Business & Industry
    • Finance & Investment
    Exploring actions that can be taken now to protect and enhance our biodiversity. How can we reverse the current declines toward nature positive, so that species and ecosystems can recover?
  2. Trailblazer
    60 mins
    • Business & Industry
    • Start-ups & Entrepreneurs
    Examining systemic challenges within the fashion industry and the consumer mindset. Transitioning toward sustainable business models and ethical consumption.
  3. Ground Breaker
    60 mins
    • Business & Industry
    Understanding the processes and technologies that can be implemented now, from smart building planning and construction through to sustainable renovation or demolition.
12:15
  1. Pioneer Stage
    60 mins
    • Business & Industry
    How can we empower learners of all ages with the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to address the global challenges we are face?
  2. Trailblazer
    60 mins
    • Business & Industry
    • Finance & Investment
    2021 global emissions have surged to record levels instead of falling. What are the primary challenges? What levers of decarbonisation can be activated? How to align business and investors behind a ne ...
  3. Ground Breaker
    60 mins
    • Business & Industry
    Addressing the ecological footprint posed by packaging, reducing materials used and exploring innovative re-use and  biodegradable options that minimise carbon footprint and plastic pollution.
13:15
  1. 15 mins
13:30
  1. Pioneer Stage
    60 mins
    • Start-ups & Entrepreneurs
    How can we mobilise business, governments, and citizens to re-think their approach to consumerism and waste? Policy and investment to support transition to a circular economy.
  2. Trailblazer
    60 mins
    • Business & Industry

    Exploring the necessary changes that need to be made when considering how food is produced, distributed, packaged and consumed.

     

  3. Ground Breaker
    60 mins
    • Start-ups & Entrepreneurs
    Technical innovation and overcoming the key challenges around EV transition. Addressing the slow pace of rollout, suitable charging infrastructure and business case for transition.
14:30
  1. Pioneer Stage
    60 mins
    • Business & Industry
    Preserving the future of UK agriculture, valuing our soils and preventing exhaustion of biodiversity. How can success be achieved through working with farmers and managing land resources strategically ...
  2. Trailblazer
    60 mins
    • Business & Industry
    Understanding the challenges for major corporates and adoption of sustainability practices at scale. How can business be incentivised and supported on its journey to net zero?
  3. Ground Breaker
    60 mins
    • Start-ups & Entrepreneurs
    Lowering the barrier to B corp certification and supporting business. How can we ensure profitability, managing risk and making the most of green credentials.
15:30
  1. Pioneer Stage
    30 mins
    After a busy two days at the conference our speakers look to highlight the key lessons learned from the event and set the tone for the path ahead. 

Innovation & Mobility Hubs (Free)

Supporting Institution:EIT Urban Mobility logo 

The Innovation and Mobility Hubs showcase the foremost leaders in sustainability within various sectors. At the Innovation Hub, you can find pioneers and out-of-the-box thinkers in green solutions to a wide variety of industries and contexts. Within the Mobility Hub there will be speakers from hospitality to logistics, transportation to utilities, all united by their drive to lower emissions within the transportation sphere.

The free content hubs are located in the main exhibition hall. You will need to register for a free Visitor Ticket to access this area. In order to gain access to the main conference programme (as well as the exhibition hall & content hubs) you will need to purchase a Delegate Pass. A free Visitor Ticket will give you access to the keynotes.

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10:30
  1. Innovation Hub
    20 mins
    Our pressure to act quickly on carbon emissions only grows as the days advance and yet the progress towards net-zero is not fast enough. In order to reach our sustainability goals, we need drastic cha ...
  2. Mobility Hub
    20 mins
    All sustainability targets require a drastic drop in our carbon emissions, and yet the global economy requires we be everywhere at once. Balancing our mobility needs with polluntant free practices wil ...
10:50
  1. Innovation Hub
    25 mins
  2. Mobility Hub
    25 mins
11:15
  1. Innovation Hub
    20 mins
  2. Mobility Hub
    60 mins
    This session presents 3 case studies on how fleets, logistics and transportation firms have executed their decarbonisation plans, incorporating views from end users, technology enablers, asset owners ...
15:15
  1. Innovation Hub
    15 mins
15:30
  1. Innovation Hub
    20 mins
  2. Mobility Hub
    20 mins
    Just because we are on holiday, doesn't mean we aren't polluting. What ways can the tourism industry change so as to support travel without sacrificing the environment?
15:50
  1. Innovation Hub
    20 mins
  2. Mobility Hub
    40 mins
    Suppliers form essential relationships and transactions to every business. Trade with the wider world provides countless economic opportunities and benefits, but it is far from being sustainable. How ...
10:15
  1. Innovation Hub
    45 mins
    As companies become more aware of their social impact, there is still space for socially conscious startups to fill in. How do we navigate this space?  What are the best business practices as a startu ...
10:40
  1. Mobility Hub
    20 mins
    While lithium ion batteries are certainly more sustainable than disposable ones, they are far from the ideal in many respects. How can we move past or adapt lithium in order to bolster further sustain ...
11:00
  1. 15 mins
11:15
  1. Innovation Hub
    20 mins
    Acting on climate change requires that everyone contribute to carbon reductions. How can we incentivise our workers to practice sustainable habits or employ our workforce to support sustainable ventur ...
  2. Mobility Hub
    60 mins
    While EVs present a fantastic opportunity to break our addiction to fossil fuels, they are also massive energy users. On top of this, charing an EV can take hours under the current system, making them ...
11:55
  1. Innovation Hub
    20 mins
    Far from some fad, cryptocurrency has caught on to the popular conscience and is here to stay. However, crypto currencies also massive amounts of energy. Bitcoin alone uses up to .55% of all global energy production; about the same amount as Sweden or Malaysia. Where can cryptocurrencies improve in order for us to reach our sustainability targets or should they have a place at all?
12:15
  1. Innovation Hub
    75 mins
    Investments are the backbone of startups. This is true for all businesses but particularly vital for small businesses and startups. Knowing the different types of startup investments available and wha ...
13:30
  1. Innovation Hub
    90 mins
    The PEA (People & Environment Achievement) Awards in association with Ocean Diva are the green awards for individuals and teams who care about the planet. The PEAs honour those who have demonstrated t ...
  2. Mobility Hub
    40 mins
    Rail services are often touted as the most carbon neutral forms of traditional transportation, but they still have ground to cover to reach net-zero emissions. What ways can rail improve its emissions ...
14:10
  1. Mobility Hub
    40 mins
    By 2030, the sale of new petrol and diesel cars will be banned. How can we ensure this massive transition will be undertaken responsibly and without increasing emissions?
14:50
  1. Mobility Hub
    40 mins
    In order to create a sustainable future, the old ways of concrete, massive highways and large parking lots will need to go. What infrastructure systems will we need to build in order to make sure we w ...

London Hub (Free)

In partnership with: London & Partners logoHire Space logoHire Space logoglisser logo

 

The London Hub focuses on the UK capital as a global centre for sustainability, with a special focus on the city's thriving meetings and events sector.  Hear from leading experts putting sustainability front and centre of an £84 billion industry, and safeguarding London's future as a global business destination.

The free content hubs are located in the main exhibition hall. You will need to register for a free Visitor Ticket to access this area. In order to gain access to the main conference programme (as well as the exhibition hall & content hubs) you will need to purchase a Delegate Pass. A free Visitor Ticket will give you access to the keynotes.

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10:50
  1. London Hub and Bar
    25 mins
    21st century problems require 21st century solutions. New technology to help achieve net-zero emissions is not simply limited to solar panels and EVs. How can we mitigate emissions that stem from the event industry using cutting edge technology?
11:15
  1. London Hub and Bar
    20 mins
    B Corp Certification is a designation that a business is meeting high standards of verified performance, accountability, and transparency. Two leading events organisations discuss the journey to becom ...
11:35
  1. London Hub and Bar
    40 mins
    London is one of the world’s great historic capitals, with hundreds of venues with rich heritage. Three of these venues discuss the changes they’ve made to become beacons of the city’s green offering. ...
13:15
  1. London Hub and Bar
    60 mins
    How do we measure our carbon footprint? Where do we start, what data do we need, how to we turn this into emissions results and are we focusing on the biggest impact streams to be most efficient with ...
15:15
  1. 15 mins
16:30
  1. London Hub and Bar
    30 mins

    Cities are where we can pioneer new cycles of net zero investment, bringing together revised urban utilities and infrastructure, with a new approach to the built environment, and an enabling environment that allows citizens to make easy low carbon choices. This session looks at 6 innovative case studies from across the UK  that are delivering on this strategic vision.

09:30
  1. London Hub and Bar
    60 mins
    How do we measure our carbon footprint? Where do we start, what data do we need, how to we turn this into emissions results and are we focusing on the biggest impact streams to be most efficient with ...
10:40
  1. London Hub and Bar
    20 mins
    While sustainable vehicles of all sorts have been developed, aviation seems to be the hardest to tackle. How can we reach a future where flying can be emission free? Is this future even possible?

Financial Adviser Hub (Free)

In partnership with:SRI Services logo

The flow of capital into sustainable, ESG-rated and ethical funds is critical in facilitating the finance sector's transformation. The Financial Adviser Hub is a dedicated space to host the full cross-section of finance and sustainability stakeholders showcasing their funds, ideas, innovations and key partners.

The free content hubs are located in the main exhibition hall. You will need to register for a free Visitor Ticket to access this area. In order to gain access to the main conference programme (as well as the exhibition hall & content hubs) you will need to purchase a Delegate Pass. A free Visitor Ticket will give you access to the keynotes.

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11:35
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11:55
  1. 20 mins
    Switching to a green pension is one of the most powerful tools we have to reduce our climate footprint. UK pensions are "the largest single group of institutional investors in the UK", according to th ...
12:15
  1. 60 mins
13:15
  1. 60 mins
14:15
  1. 135 mins
    On Day 1 between 14.15 -16.30, Julia Dreblow and a number of funds and IFA's will looks at three pressing topics: How are sustainable funds reducing emissions and is climate risk real?  How can financ ...
  2. 45 mins
    Why does climate change matter to investors?  What are sustainable funds doing to help reduce emissions and why does doing so make sense for clients?
15:00
  1. 45 mins
    What processes can they adopt? How can financial advisers offer sustainable funds with confidence?  How can they avoid greenwash and make sure clients are offered suitable investment options? 
15:45
  1. 45 mins
    With war and the cost of living crisis raging, should financial advisers wait to see what the FCA’s new SDR rules say before discussing sustainable funds with clients?
11:15
  1. 20 mins
    Switching to a green pension is one of the most powerful tools we have to reduce our climate footprint. UK pensions are "the largest single group of institutional investors in the UK", according to th ...
11:35
  1. 20 mins
11:55
  1. 215 mins
    On Day 2 between 11.55 - 15.30, Julia Dreblow and a number of funds and IFA's will looks at three pressing topics: How are sustainable funds shifting environmental and social issues?  Divest or engage ...
  2. 45 mins
    How are sustainable funds helping to shift the dial on environmental and social issues – and why is a ‘Just Transition’ in the best interest of investors? 
12:40
  1. 60 mins
13:45
  1. 45 mins
    How do sustainable fund managers decide whether to engage or sell when an investee company does not deliver on its sustainability promises?  
14:45
  1. 45 mins
    Sustainable and ESG funds have won the battle to be taken seriously, but where do they go from here?