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Business leadership for a climate neutral economy

This webinar is part of the series: Delivering a resilient, net zero economy, providing a call to action and supporting enhanced collaboration between policymakers and business leaders that feeds into UK business climate leadership, policy, the green recovery and the Government’s COP26 campaign.

This webinar took place on Thursday 5 November, 2:30pm – 3:30pm GMT.

The aim of this webinar was to examine the challenges of how we transition national infrastructure towards a resilient net zero vision. It took place-based approach to look at the role of business in accelerating the transition, opportunities for innovation, where new approaches may be required and the policy levers required to release private investment.

The webinar follows CISL’s Future we Want Leadership Discussions, which bring together leading thinkers from business, finance, government and academia, to shine a light on the choices that need to be made, both now and in the long term for a net zero, sustainable future.

  • Dame Polly Courtice, Founder Director, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
  • Steve Barclay MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury and MP for North East Cambridgeshire TBC
  • Emma Pinchbeck, Chief Executive, Energy UK
  • Julia Pyke, Director of Sizewell C Financing and Economic Regulation, EDF
  • Giles Harvey, Group Supply Chain Director, Sky
  • Joao Pola, CEO UKI, Signify
  • Colin Matthews (Chair), Non-Executive Chairman of EDF in the UK, and co-Chair of The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group

Click to watch the recording here.

Read this blog by Colin Matthews, Non-Executive Chairman of EDF in the UK, as he reflects on the role businesses can play to reach net zero by 2050. Using the place-based examples discussed within the webinar, the blog explores the key themes raised and looks at what businesses are already doing to transition infrastructure at pace in the race to zero.