With thousands of companies now committed to delivering net zero emissions and the UK set to host the critical COP26 Climate Summit this November, the Net Zero Festival could not come at a more opportune time.
The line-up for this year’s Festival covers the full breadth of the net zero transition and promises to explore the myriad opportunities and challenges that the green industrial revolution will present.
The event will provide both invaluable practical guidance on how to navigate the economic and technological shifts that are already underway and an exploration of how to accelerate decarbonisation strategies.
The virtual event is set to be hosted by BusinessGreen editor James Murray alongside top broadcast journalistsGavin Esler, Lucy Siegle and Roger Harrabin.
Headline speakers include renowned climate scientist Michael Mann, NatWest chief executive Alison Rose, Solar Impulse founder Bertrand Piccard, former Energy and Climate Change Secretary Amber Rudd, CBI chief economist Rain Newton-Smith, President of the Sustainable Restaurant Association Raymond Blanc and former chief scientist and co-founder of the Climate Crisis Advisory Group Sir David King.
The latest wave of confirmed speakers also includes Julie Hirigoyen, CEO of the Green Building Council; Nigel Topping, the UK’s High-Level Climate Action Champion; Andrew Plepler, global head of Environmental, Social, and Governance at Bank of America; Rishi Madlani, head of climate and sustainable finance at NatWest Group; Charles Brand, president for Europe and Central Asia region at Tetra Pak; and John Perkins, director and senior corporate counsel for sustainability, policy and process at Salesforce.