Time: 11:30 am
day: DAY 1 - Ambition into action


Delegates have the opportunity to choose between two panel discussions (also available to watch and contribute questions online).

STREAM A:  Winning the race to zero

“To net-zero and beyond: Strategies for effective climate leadership”  

The world has finally woken up to the impacts of climate change, and decarbonisation goals have duly been set. Now, it’s time to move from the ‘what’ to the ‘how’. This panel of business leaders will discuss the steps required to make net-zero happen across all industries and sectors.   

  • Top-down and bottom-up: Engaging leadership and building a net-zero culture
  • Aligning net zero carbon strategies with core business purpose
  • SMEs and net-zero: Decarbonisation pathways and opportunities

CHAIR: Ana Musat, Head of Policy, Aldersgate Group
Damien Field, Co-founder, Say Do
Paul Irwin-Rhodes, Head of sustainability and SHE, Greggs
Shirley Rodrigues, Deputy mayor for environment and energy, London
Richard Hagan, Founder, Crystal Doors 
Natalia Agathou, Sustainability director, L’Oréal UKI


STREAM B:  Becoming a net-positive business

“Biodiversity and nature-based solutions: A business call to action”  

Mounting resource pressures and rapidly shrinking biodiversity threaten our very existence. But there remains an opportunity; to take ownership of our environmental impacts, scale-up nature-based solutions, and become a truly ‘net-positive’ organisation. This panel of climate experts discuss what it takes to seize that opportunity.

  • Giving more than you take: Best-practice examples
  • Measuring, managing and mitigating our impacts on nature
  • The role of innovation in scaling up nature-based solutions and biomimicry

CHAIR: Solitaire Townsend, Co-founder, Futerra,
Akanksha Khatri, Head of Nature Action Agenda, World Economic Forum (Virtual)
Dr Darren Moorcroft, CEO, Woodland Trust
David Saddington, Head of the COP26 nature campaign, BEIS 
Laura D’Arcy, Head of Trillion Trees, WWF
Mike Morecroft, Principal specialist in climate change, Natural England