This week, organisers of the Net Zero Festival 2021 announced some of the line-up and key speakers for this year’s Virtual 3 day event, in which the aim is: ‘To provide business leaders with both the inspiration and the practical, actionable advice required to develop and advance their own Net Zero strategies’ (netzerofestival.com)
What is the Net Zero Festival?
Brought to life by commercial partners; Drax, Bank of America, Facebook, GSK, Volvo, Tetra Pak, The Climate pledge and Lead Partners; WWF UK, The Climate Coalition, Race to Zero and Atkins, the Net Zero Festival is an opportunity to hear from and pick the brains of, some of the world’s leading navigators of economical, political and technological trends in relation to Net Zero.
With the UK on a path to Net Zero, companies across the nation are committing to delivering net zero, the event is set to be a wealth of knowledge for businesses of any nature.
The remote 3 day event will follow the same format as the first ever Net Zero Festival last year, focusing on a different Net Zero sub-theme each day with 150 speakers and over 75 sessions.
Hosted by James Murray of BusinessGreen, Krishnan Guru-Murthy and others, the festival is set to be scheduled for 29th, 30th September and 1st October, for which the first wave of complimentary tickets are now available.
Headliners for the event have already been locked in with the likes of representative from Natwest, Atkins, University of Cambridge, Bank of America and the Co-Operative Group.
Already we can expect Partners; Atkins to present the keynote speech on the topic of the crucial role of engineering in meeting 2030 sustainable goals, which is led by Darren McClure; Chair of the Institution of Civil Engineer’s Expert Panel for Energy, accompanied by Graduate Electrical Engineer; Anna Muir.
What else to expect from Net Zero Festival 2021
The online festival includes keynotes speeches from Commercial Partners, as well as Workshops, Live Panels, Talks and Case studies, led by Sustainability Representatives from BusinessGreen, Carbon Trust, Intel, Netflix, the University of Oxford and Kate Brandt; the Sustainability Officer for Google.
Some of the topics- for discussion have already been teased, such as ‘Why businesses need a chief sustainability officer’ and ‘How to deliver credible net zero goals’. As well as an inspirational talk from CEO of LanzaTech; Jennifer Holmgren, a company who have revolutionised alternative aviation fuel with an aim to recycle carbon waste.
Organisers have also announced a panel discussion with TETRA PAK President; Charles Brand, CARBON TRUST Managing Director; Hugh Jones and Strategic Consultant; Mike Barry, former Director of Sustainable Business Marks & Spencer.
The session will be based upon expert knowledge of building a net zero supply chain, and practices to drive sustainable practices.
A range of festival Packages include: ‘Access All Areas’ and ‘Vendor Networking Access.’
A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for senior corporate executives involved in sustainability, NGO’s, National Government and Not-for-Profit organisations
All Packages include Access to streams and breakout sessions, Q and A sessions, networking access and main stage access.
Learn more about the Net Zero Festival here.