DAY 1 – Tuesday 28 June


Registration & Refreshments

Registration and information desks will be open to collect your badge and obtain any information you may need. Refreshments will be served in The Old Library.

09:30 – 10:00
Welcome & Keynote Addresses


Sir Roger Gifford, Chairman, City Green Finance Initiative
Peter Bakker, Chief Executive Officer, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Ségolène Royal, Minister of Environment, Energy and the Sea, in charge of International Climate Relations, Government of France; President of COP21
Rachel Kyte, Chief Executive Officer and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL)
Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United Nations (Video Message) 

10:00 – 11:00
PLENARY ‘What Does The Paris Agreement Mean For Business: Risks And Opportunities’



The Paris Agreement sent a clear message to the global business and investment community. It’s no longer just about commitments or waiting for governments to move – it’s about real climate action now. This plenary discussion will interpret what the Agreement means for business in terms of risks and new opportunities over the short and long-term, directly and as a result of national and local policies.

Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary, UNFCCC
Michel Madelain, Vice Chairman, Moody’s Investors Service
Jean-Dominique Senard, Chief Executive Officer and Managing General Partner, Michelin
Mahendra Singhi, Group CEO and Whole Time Director, Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited
Aron Cramer, President and Chief Executive Officer, Business for Social Responsibility (Moderator)

11:00 – 12:15
PLENARY ‘How Can Business Action Bend The Curve Below 2 Degrees?’


The Paris Agreement is based on the twin pillars of collective action and the individual Nationally Determined Contributions put forward by countries in the lead-up to COP21. These NDCs represent the maximum possible ambition that nations believe they can achieve over the next decade and a half. But despite the Paris Agreement committing the world to keeping temperature increase well below two degrees above pre-industrial levels, current NDCs leave us short of these goals.

Business has demonstrated the economic case for ambitious climate leadership across energy, transport, supply chains, industrial processes and the built environment. But how can this leadership be scaled up to get us on track for a sub-two degree world? Where are the biggest opportunities? What would the impact be if the business community as a whole delivered the maximum possible ambition it could achieve?

This plenary, led by a mixture of policy, business and investor voices, will see the launch of the Business Determined Contribution Report which is designed to address these questions. The reports outlines how a “visionary business determined contribution” will set an ambitious emissions reduction goal for the business sector for both 2020 and 2030, as well as draw on the many corporate commitments that have been made since the UN Climate Summit in 2014.

Kerry Adler, Chief Executive Officer, SkyPower
Steve Howard
, Executive Board Member, IKEA
Patrick Pouyanné
, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Total
Laurence Tubiana, Ambassador for Climate Change negotiations, Special Representative for COP21, Government of France
Paul Simpson, Chief Executive Officer, CDP (Moderator) 

12:15 – 12:45
PLENARY ‘Bold New Climate Policy In Canada’s Oil Sands: How Oil Companies And Environmental Organizations Are Creating New Conversations About Decarbonization In A Resource Rich Economy’


This session features unlikely collaborators: Steve Williams, the CEO of Canada’s largest energy company and Tzeporah Berman, well known climate campaigner and strategy advisor for environmental organizations across North America.  With colleagues from four other large oil sands producers and a number of leading Canadian environmental organizations, they engaged in intensive problem solving for over a year to understand their respective interests and identify potential paths forward both could support. Through bold and courageous leadership, they were able to provide advice on strong climate policy in Alberta including the world’s first emissions limit for a major hydrocarbon basin that was welcomed by Alberta Premier Notley in announcing the Alberta Climate Leadership Framework on November 22, 2016.

Steve Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer, Suncor Energy
Tzeporah Berman, Co-Chair, Joint Problem Solving Forum, Adjunct Professor, York University 

12:45 – 14:00

A variety of vegetarian dishes will be served in The Old Library.

14:00 – 15:30
PARALLEL SESSION ‘The Energy Transition: Can We Make Good Progress On Our SDG7 And Climate Goals By 2030?’


Organised by Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL)

The Paris Agreement called for an urgent and radical shift in the way we produce and consume energy, setting the ambition to keep the increase in the global average temperature rise to “well below 2 degrees” and pursue efforts to “limit the increase to 1.5 degrees”. Sustainable Development Goal 7 calls for ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. In order to achieve both goals, business plays a key role as one of the most efficient and effective engines of change to reorient development along a more sustainable trajectory.

This debate will explore the business commitments, new business models and technology solutions that are needed to meet the Paris and SDG7 goals by 2030.

Keith Anderson, Chief Executive Officer, Iberdrola UK
David Hone, Chief Climate Adviser, Shell
Charlotte Aubin, Chief Executive Officer, Greenwish
Peter Sweatman, Chairman, Climate and Strategy partners
Kathy Calvin, President and Chief Executive Officer, UNF
Sheila Watson, Director of Environment, FIA Foundation
Preben Munch, Director, Corporate Customers & Strategic Partnerships, EcoHz
Michael Liebreich, Chairman of the Advisory Board, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Sandrine Dixson-Decleve, Chief Partnership Officer, Sustainable Energy for All (Moderator) 

14:00 – 15:30
PARALLEL SESSION ‘Achieving Climate-Positive Land Use In Agriculture & Forestry – The Role Of Business’


Organised by Tropical Forest Alliance 2020

The combined emissions reduction potential in agriculture and forestry is roughly equal to that of the power and transport sectors combined.  Moreover, forests offer an opportunity to cut emissions in the short-term and at an up-front cost of possibly as low as $6 per ton of CO2 abatement – less than a third of the respective cost in the power sector. In agriculture, the average cost of abatement measures are the lowest of all major economic sectors, and can even reach negative costs.

Private sector companies have taken important actions to realize climate-positive growth opportunities in agriculture and forestry, including commitments for deforestation-free supply chains, land restoration, measures to prevent forest fires, development of climate-smart crops and agriculture technologies, as well as innovative financial support schemes to enable the transition towards low-carbon agriculture and forestry. Often, these measures require effective collaboration across sectors and public-private partnerships with national and sub-national governments.

This session will be the opportunity to showcase how leading private sector companies are taking action to realize climate-friendly growth through sustainable land use in agriculture and forestry. The panellists will have the opportunity to discuss the role of collaborative approaches and public-private partnerships to accelerate the transition towards low-carbon growth and development in the land use-based economy.

Justin Adams, Global Managing Director, Lands, The Nature Conservancy
Chris Hood, President Europe, Kellogg Company
Chris Brett, Senior Vice President, Olam International
Jeff Seabright, Chief Sustainability Officer, Unilever
Bey Soo Khiang, Vice-Chairman, RGE
Emmanuelle Wargon, Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs and Sustainability, Danone
Jon Williams, Partner, Sustainability and Climate Change, PwC
Jim Leape, Consulting Professor, Stanford University (Moderator) 

14:00 – 15:30
Decarbonizing Transport: The Opportunities & Challenges For Business


Organised by World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Our guiding long term vision for climate action must include total decarbonisation of transport. This panel will bring together companies working on developing and deploying solutions to enable this decarbonisation, including low carbon energy, system efficiency and innovative partnerships. But there are barriers across technology, policy and finance that must be overcome. To explore the scale of the challenge – and the pace of change we can expect – road and air experts will affirm that there is no single silver bullet. Instead we require a range of technologies and energy vectors for transport if we are to stand a chance of succeeding.

Maarten Van Dijk, Chief Executive Officer, SkyNRG
Matthew Tipper, Vice President – Alternative Energies, Shell
Joshua Whiton, Founder, Transloc
Patrick Oliva, Senior Vice President, Sustainable Mobility & Energy Transition, Michelin
Brian Baynes, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member, Joule
Gareth Dunsmore, Electric Vehicle Director, Nissan Europe
Peter Bakker, Chief Executive Officer, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (Moderator) 

14:00 – 15:30
PARALLEL SESSION ‘Doubling Global Real Estate In A 2 Degree World’


Organised by Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction

This session aims at addressing the following questions: How to meet the estimated needs by almost doubling the real estate by 2050? How can long-term visibility and partnerships between stakeholders address in deliver?

Buildings and construction sector is responsible for 30% of global CO2 emissions. This figure is growing rapidly and could reach 50% of CO2 emissions by 2050. Moreover, buildings are long-term ventures. Today’s new buildings are tomorrow’s existing stock. Failure to act now will lock in growth in GHG emissions for decades, as the global real estate should double by 2050.

On the other hand, the buildings and construction sector is an economic powerhouse. It represents more than 50% of global wealth. The sector also offers one of the most cost effective and an economically beneficial path for reducing energy demand and associated emissions while at the same time supporting adaptation and resilience to climate change. Many solutions are available. Proven policy, finance and technology actions exist.

In this context, the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (Global ABC) aims at mobilizing resources and actors to build a greater pace for action and make buildings and infrastructure a large-scale lever to reduce GHG emissions.

Tatiana Bosteels, Director Responsibility & Head Responsible Property Investment at Hermes Investment Management
Ronan Dantec, Vice-President, La Commission Développement Durable du Sénat
Curt Garrigan, ‎Cities and Buildings Programme Officer, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Jérôme Gatier, Ministère de L’Écologie, France
Yves Laurent Sapoval, Global Alliance for Buildings & Construction
Terri Wills, Chief Executive Officer, World Green Building Council
Bernard Mathieu, Group Head of Sustainable Development, LafargeHolcim
Francois Baillon, Commercial Director, International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC)

15:30 – 16:00

Refreshments will be served in The Old Library.

16:00 – 17:30
PARALLEL SESSION ‘Going Further, Faster: Accelerating The Clean Energy Transition’


Organised by Sustainable Energy For All  (SE4ALL)

Together with the help of governments and the private sector, our collective challenge is how to translate the vision of Sustainable Development Goal 7 and the Paris Agreement into results. Countries have taken leadership, developing NDCs where 99% outline efforts to address greenhouse gas emissions from the energy sector. The private sector has made commitments to accelerate the transition to an affordable, reliable and sustainable energy system. But to move from plans to implementation and deliver across multiple agendas in a way that is resilient to economic and political changes, requires greater coordination across initiatives, instruments and investments – and the emergence of new, non-traditional partnerships.

This session will focus on moving the bar fast and far. It will be opened and closed by inspirational keynotes and include a panel of public and private sector leaders who are already delivering the low carbon energy transition.

Robin Chase, Co-Founder and Former Chief Executive Officer, Zipcar, Buzzcar and GoLogo; Co-Founder and Board Member, Veniam; Author, Peers Inc
Anders Opedal, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Statoil ASA
Luiz Eduardo Osorio, Chief Institutional Relations & Legal Officer, CPFL Energia
Assaad Razzouk, Chief Executive Officer, Sindicatum
Naoko Ishii, Chief Executive Officer, GEF
Saïd Mouline, Chief Executive Officer, ADEREE & Chairman of the Energy, Climate and Green Economy Committee, CGEM
Rui Teixeira, Board of Directors, EDP
David Turk, Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Climate and Technology, U.S. Department of Energy
Philippe Joubert, Executive Chairman, Global Electricity Initiative and Chair, The Prince of Wale’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) (Moderator) 

16:00 – 17:30
PARALLEL SESSION ‘Accelerating The Business Transition To The Circular Economy’


Organised by Circular Economy Initiative of the World Economic Forum

In a world of close to 9 billion people expected by 2030 – including 3 billion new middle-class consumers – the challenges of expanding resource supply to meet future demand are unprecedented. Today’s linear ‘take, make, dispose’ economic model relies on large quantities of cheap, easily accessible materials and energy, and is a model that is reaching its physical limits. The circular economy is a viable, profitable alternative that many businesses have already started exploring. Companies with significant market share and capabilities along several vertical steps of the linear value chain can play a major role in circular economy innovation, driving it into the mainstream by leveraging their scale and vertical integration. Many new models, materials, and products can also come from entrepreneurs.

This discussion will seek to explore new opportunities for business to shift to the circular economy as well as further the conversation on the collaboration possibilities with non-business actors, such as governments, international organizations, civil society and academia.

Justin Keeble, Managing Director, Accenture UK (Moderator)
Harry Verhaar, Head of Global Public & Government Affairs, Royal Philips
Henry Saint Bris, Senior Vice President Marketing & Institutional Relations, Suez Environnement
Andy Ridley, Chief Executive Officer, Circle Economy
Freya Burton, Vice President Communications & Government Relations, Lanza Tech
Maarten van Dijk, Chief Executive Officer, SkyNRG
Kirstie McIntrye, Director Global Sustainability Operations, HP 

16:00 – 17:30
PARALLEL SESSION ‘Key Climate Levers For Transport, Logistics & Corporate Fleets’


Organised by BSR

International-trade-related freight transport currently accounts for around 7 percent of global carbon emissions and, if left unchecked, is projected to increase fourfold by 2050 (from a 2010 baseline). We need bold business leadership from all sectors to ensure that the impact of international trade does not seriously undermine global climate goals.

The good news is that there are many levers to pull for improved performance, from greater route and vehicle efficiency to modal shifts and the scaling of low carbon fuels. There are also many barriers to overcome, from the slow turnover of stock and infrastructure to the high capital costs and uncertainty characterizing many potential low carbon solutions.

In this session, we will hear from leaders in different modes and layers of the transport value chain both about the progress they are making, and the combination of technology innovation, cross-industry collaboration and sustained policy intervention that will be required for the sector to do its part in addressing GHG emissions.

Peter Harris, Director of Sustainability, EMEA, UPS
Patrik Klintbom, Director Environment & Energy, Volvo
José Viegas, Secretary-General, International Transport Forum at the OECD
Eric Olson, Senior Vice President, BSR (Moderator) 

16:00 – 17:30
PARALLEL SESSION ‘Built Environment – Getting To Net Zero’


Organised by World Green Building Council

Buildings are responsible for 30% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Data from the International Energy Agency tells us if we continue building this way, the sector will contribute to a 6 degree scenario of global warming. But if we get to net zero building fast, we can keep to a 2 – or even 1.5 – degree scenario. A number of global green building corporate leaders will showcase how net zero is achievable at a building and district scale – today.

Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited
Mike Chaldecott, Chief Executive Officer, Saint-Gobain UK
Ibrahim Al Zu’bi, Head of Sustainability, Majid Al Futtaim
Jonathan Maxwell, Chief Executive Officer, Sustainable Development Capital
Terri Wills, Chief Executive Officer, World Green Building Council (Moderator) 

17:30 – 18:30
Close & Drinks Reception

Drinks will be served in The Old Library.

DAY 2 – Wednesday 29 June