Emma Watson

Emma Watson

Company: Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi)

Job title: Senior Manager for Net-Zero


Emma is responsible for the Science Based Targets initiative’s Standards Team. The Standards Team develops and maintains SBTi’s cross-sector standards, which includes near-term science-based targets, the Corporate Net-Zero Standard, and the emerging Net-Zero for Financial Institutions and Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) Standards. Emma led the development of the Corporate Net-Zero Standard – the first standard for setting corporate net-zero targets in line with climate science.

Prior to joining the SBTi, Emma was the lead for science-based targets at Accenture’s Carbon Intelligence – a service which she developed and brought to market.

Emma is a member of the Race to Zero Expert Peer Review Group, an advisor to the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero and sits on the Standards Committee for the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative. She has an MSc in Carbon Management and BSc with Honours in Environmental Science, both from the University of Edinburgh, and is based in London.


KEYNOTE: What is net-zero? Towards a common definition for industry 11:20 am - 11:35 am

Talking points: Carbon neutral, carbon negative, carbon positive and net-zero – what are we aiming for? What makes a credible, ambitious decarbonisation commitment? Key considerations when setting out your net-zero strategyRead more

stream: 2. NET-ZERO STAGE
day: DAY 1 - 1 March 2023
stream: Policy, frameworks and definitions