The Net Zero Festival will bring together some of the world's foremost thinkers on what it takes to accelerate and expand the net zero transition and we'd urge business executives, investors, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and campaigners to join us in exploring how to navigate what is the defining economic, political, and technological trend of the age.

Leading Speakers

With thousands of companies now committed to delivering net zero emissions and the UK set to host the critical COP26 Climate Summit this November, the Net Zero Festival could not come at a more opportune time.

Building on the success of the inaugural Festival last autumn, this year's event will provide a showcase for the projects and innovations that are driving the net zero transition, as well as a unique forum in which to explore the immense challenges and opportunities associated with the green industrial revolution.

Net Zero Festival: Free passes now available

In this pivotal moment in the fight against climate change, we want to make the Net Zero Festival as accessible and inclusive as possible.

We're delighted to announce that thanks to the support of the Net Zero Festival's commercial partners, we've released a tranche of free passes to this year's event!

Book now to join sustainability practitioners and business leaders from around the world and access the latest cutting-edge thinking on how to accelerate the net zero transition and navigate the many challenges and opportunities it offers.

BusinessGreen members will be able to access an exclusive VIP experience as part of the Festival.

The virtual event is set to be hosted by BusinessGreen editor James Murray alongside top broadcast journalists Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Gavin Esler, and Lucy Siegle.

Keynote speakers for the Festival, include former Energy and Climate Change Secretary Amber Rudd, leading US climate scientist Michael E. Mann, Schroders CEO Peter Harrison, and Solar Impulse chairman and solar aviation pioneer Bertand Piccard.

They will be joined by a raft of top green business experts, such as Lanzatech CEO Jennifer Holmgren, CDP CEO Paul Simpson, and former Marks and Spencer's sustainable business director Mike Barry.

Further speakers are set to be announced in the coming weeks...

Net Zero Festival 2021

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Wednesday 29 September - Friday 1 October

Speakers include

Alison Rose
Chief Executive
Natwest Group
Bernard Mensah
President (International)
Bank of America
Bertrand Piccard
Solar Impulse Foundation
Catherine Howarth
Chief Executive Officer
Claire O'Neill
Managing Director, Climate & Energy
World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Joel Makower
Chairman and Founder
GreenBiz Group
Maria Mendiluce
We Mean Business
Michael E Mann
Climate Scientist and Author
Peter Harrison
Group Chief Executive
The Rt Hon Amber Rudd

Faster, Together

The aim is simple: to provide business leaders with both the inspiration and the practical, actionable advice required to develop and advance their own net zero strategies.

The rationale is equally simple: the climate crisis is real; the scale of the challenge is unprecedented; the net zero transition is happening and accelerating.

 The goal is obvious: to demonstrate that a rapid transition towards a net zero economy by 2050 at the latest is not just possible, but is hugely desirable, is something worth celebrating.

BusinessGreen Net Zero Festival – for leaders who won't wait until 2050 to build a better business, and a better world. 

Introducing BusinessGreen's NetZero Events

New for 2021 is our series of Net Zero Pathway events, four summit-style conferences, each one dedicated to a key theme in the road to a net zero economy. 

Click on the links below to find out more.

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