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.

The line-up for this year's Festival covers the full breadth of the net zero transition and promises to explore the myriad opportunities and challenges that the green industrial revolution will present.

The event will provide both invaluable practical guidance on how to navigate the economic and technological shifts that are already underway and an exploration of how to accelerate decarbonisation strategies.

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 Gavin Esler, Lucy Siegle and Roger Harrabin.

Headline speakers include renowned climate scientist Michael Mann, NatWest chief executive Alison Rose, Solar Impulse founder Bertrand Piccard, former Energy and Climate Change Secretary Amber Rudd, CBI chief economist Rain Newton-Smith, President of the Sustainable Restaurant Association Raymond Blanc and former chief scientist and co-founder of the Climate Crisis Advisory Group Sir David King.

The latest wave of confirmed speakers also includes Julie Hirigoyen, CEO of the Green Building Council; Nigel Topping, the UK's High-Level Climate Action Champion; Andrew Plepler, global head of Environmental, Social, and Governance at Bank of America; Rishi Madlani, head of climate and sustainable finance at NatWest Group; Charles Brand, president for Europe and Central Asia region at Tetra Pak; and John Perkins, director and senior corporate counsel for sustainability, policy and process at Salesforce.

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
Michael E Mann
Climate Scientist and Author
Peter Harrison
Group Chief Executive
Rain Newton-Smith
Chief Economist
Confederation of British Industry
Raymond Blanc
Chef Patron
Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons
Sir David King
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry
University of Cambridge
The Rt Hon Alok Sharma
MP & President for COP 26
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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