Nigel Topping

Nigel Topping

Job title: Former COP26 High Level Climate Action Champion

Bio:

Nigel Topping, CMG was appointed by the UK Prime Minister as UN Climate Change High Level Champion for COP26. In this role Nigel mobilised global private sector and local government to take bold action on climate change, launching the Race To Zero and Race To Resilience campaigns and, with Mark Carney, the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero. Nigel is now a global advisor to governments, financial institutions and private companies on climate and industrial strategy. He is a non-executive director of the UK Infrastructure Bank, an Honorary Professor of Economics at Exeter University and was awarded the honour of CMG in Queen Elizabeth’s final honours list in 2022. Nigel read Mathematics at St Johns and won two rugby blues, before entering a career in the manufacturing industry.

Seminars:

KEYNOTE: Business and the Breakthroughs Agenda 9:30 am - 9:40 am

Achieving the breakthroughs required to shift to a net-zero, resilient and just economy is only possible when governments and businesses converge on a common set of clear, simple goals. In this keynote talk, former COP26 High-Level Climate Action Champion, Nigel Topping, reflects on three years in the role and provides a powerful call to action…Read more

stream: 1. STRATEGY STAGE
day: DAY 1 - 1 March 2023
stream: Leadership, purpose & the emergency response

KEYNOTE PANEL: Our next giant leap: How business leadership is being redefined in the age of great uncertainty 9:40 am - 10:30 am

With the right business leadership, the seeds of transformative climate action can flourish. Join this keynote panel of visionary sustainability leaders for an exploration of the “giant leaps” we must all now make to reverse the trajectory of climate change and achieve the future we want. Talking points: Climate chaos, cost of living, perverse inequality:…Read more

stream: 1. STRATEGY STAGE
day: DAY 1 - 1 March 2023
stream: Leadership, purpose & the emergency response