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Delivering a resilient, net zero economy webinar series

The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group is running a series of webinars ‘Delivering a resilient, net zero economy’. The series is 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.

Webinar recordings


Launch webinar: Delivering a resilient, net zero economy How do we transition infrastructure at pace in the race to zero - 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 a 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

Webinar 2: Delivering a resilient, net zero economy: Transforming infrastructure investments to deliver a resilient and net zero world, 18 November 2020

This webinar was delivered as part of the Race to Zero Dialogues that took place from 9 to 19 November 2020. It was one of several dialogues that focussed on the cross-cutting theme of resilience. The Dialogues were ran as part of Race to Zero, a campaign driving global commitments and ambition to limit warming globally to 1.5C. This webinar examined how we transform infrastructure investments globally to deliver a resilient and net zero world. The dialogue explored the role of policy, approaches and investments required globally to support and build resilient supply chains, infrastructure and a thriving natural environment through place-based examples from the UK and other countries.

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. Speakers included

  • Peter Simpson (Chair), Chief Executive of Anglian Water Group, and co-Chair of The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group
  • Nigel Topping, UK High Level Climate Action Champion
  • Emma Howard Boyd, Chair, Environment Agency (EA) and UK Commissioner to the Global Commission on Adaptation
  • Elena Visnar Malinovska, Head of Adaptation Unit, EU Commission
  • Rowan Douglas, Head of the Climate and Resilience Hub, Willis Towers Watson
  • Robin Price, Managing Director, Water Resources East
  • Daniel Tugues, Director of Operations and Circular Economy, Aguas Andinas
  • Lord Zac Goldsmith, Minister for Pacific and the Environment at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)