“Having a net zero target with a date before mid-century is probably the best single indicator of whether a nation is serious about delivering what it promised at the Paris summit” – Richard Black, Director of the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU)

Businesses are no different. Over 100 of the world’s largest businesses announced ambitious emissions reduction targets around October’s UN Climate Action Summit in response to increasing pressure from shareholders, customers and employees.

For large, complex businesses the pathway to net zero is unclear. Net zero can mean different things to different people, and it can be difficult to cut through the jargon to determine what a credible definition of net zero is for your business.

Join us for a collaborative forum with industry experts and companies already on their net zero journey and equip yourself with the tools to accelerate your company's transition to net zero.

This event is for sustainability leaders driving change within:

  • Brands and retailers with complex supply chains
  • Professional service organisations
  • Financial services institutions
  • Telecommunications and technology firms

This event will allow you to understand what is meant by net zero emissions by answering the following questions:

• Which Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions should your net zero target cover?

• What is a credible net zero emissions reduction and removals strategy?

• How can net zero targets align with science-based targets?

• What does net zero look like in practice?


Lea Fink, European Regional Lead, CDP

Lea Fink is the European Regional Lead for the Commit to Action campaign at CDP Europe. She works with companies in supporting them to commit to bold climate action and leadership through the We Mean Business coalition ‘Take Action’ platform of initiatives, including the Science Based Targets initiative and RE100.

Claire Brightley, Lead Carbon Advisor, Yorkshire Water

As part of a public commitment, coordinated by Water UK, Yorkshire Water have pledged to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030. Drawing from first hand experience, Claire will give insight into the challenges and opportunities of building a net zero strategy and what it looks like in action. 

Lizzy Carlyle, Head of Environmental Practices, National Trust

National Trust is one of UK's largest landowners, with over 250,000 hectors and 500 historic places of interest. Faced with the mammoth task of understanding their emissions from all 3 scopes, including land-use change, and visitor travel, Lizzy will give a fascinating insight into National Trust's journey to net-zero.

Richard Tarboton, Director of Strategic Services, Carbon Credentials

Richard leads on strategy services at Carbon Credentials supporting global clients such as Vodafone, BT and Rothschild develop ambitious and target driven strategies that are built to deliver long lasting impact.

Agenda Overview

8:00am - 8:30am - Arrive and sign in

8:30am - 1:00pm - Main talks and workshops

1:00pm - 2:00pm - Networking and lunch

Speakers details coming soon.

This event is free to attend but spaces are limited. The event is designed for professionals who are likely to be involved in their business's sustainability strategy and not consultants or students.