If you want to get involved with the events taking place around COP26, here are our suggestions for where to get started – whether you’re watching online or attending the conference in person.
COP26 and the boardroom: what’s next? (recording)
Earlier in October we spoke to Mark Tucker, Chair of HSBC, and Nicola Brewer, non-executive director at Iberdrola SA, about what COP26 could mean for NEDs and the boardroom. Watch the event recording for their insights or read the highlights.
Thursday 21 October, 3:30-4:30pm BST
Hear Uninhabitable Earth author David-Wallace Wells and other speakers explore how business leaders can accelerate action towards achieving net zero carbon, and join the discussion about how to lead your business to a more sustainable future.
1- 12 November 2021
The CBI will be hosting a series of four business-focused hustings during the fortnight. Each hustings will bring forward the business viewpoint on the key themes of the UK COP26 Presidency. They will be convened in the auditorium of Scottish Power’s headquarters in Glasgow and broadcast live online:
- Sustainable finance, Thursday 4 November, 10-11.30am
- Energy transition, Thursday 4 November, 2-3.30pm
- Clean transport, Thursday 11 November, 10-11.30am
- Nature and biodiversity, Thursday 11 November, 2-3.30pm
What to watch: Morning briefings from Bloomberg Green (8-10 November)
The Bloomberg Green morning briefings will serve as a daily playbook for what’s ahead. Focused on the COP26 theme of the day, Bloomberg Green reporters, editors and key climate experts will share their insights on the top priorities for the day.
The Green Horizon Summit (2-5 November, and 11 November)
This five-day virtual event will be co-hosted by the City of London Corporation and Green Finance Institute. It will tackle the big questions we face in accelerating the flow of capital into climate- and nature-friendly investments, translating commitments into action, and helping financial institutions ‘green’ their business models.
The New York Times Climate Hub (3-11 November)
This year, The New York Times Climate Hub will explore one of journalism’s biggest questions: how do we adapt and thrive in a changing world? A range of events is on offer and day tickets are £24.99. The Climate Hub is also running The Forum, a series of COP events designed specifically for leadership.
Throughout COP, McKinsey Sustainability is holding live virtual events daily to explore what it takes to drive the difference: how to decarbonise industries, finance sustainability, build new businesses, and transform existing ones. Their event series will bring together CEOs and other leaders who share a commitment to solving the net zero equation.
From 1-12 November, the COP26 Green Zone will be open to the public at the Glasgow Science Centre.
With over 100 exhibitors, 200 events and 11 sponsors taking over the space, there will be fantastic opportunities to listen, learn and celebrate climate action.
If you are unable to attend in person you can join virtually by subscribing to the COP26 YouTube channel.
Why is COP26 so important? Read our NED’s quick guide to COP26Read