BUSINESS & CLIMATE SUMMIT 2016
‘Powering Progress: unlocking growth in the renewable energy market’
RE100 side event – June 29, 16:00-20:00hrs
Led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP, RE100 has already brought together 65 of the world’s most influential companies committed to powering 100% of their global operations with renewable electricity – and this number is on the rise.
Through a RE100 networking event, which immediately follows the close of the Business & Climate Summit being held nearby at Guildhall, RE100 aims to connect these businesses so that they can discuss face-to-face the challenges and opportunities they are experiencing as they work towards their 100% goals – and help others to start out on their journey.
Following introductions from DLA Piper and Damian Ryan, Director of Strategy & Planning, The Climate Group, there will be a panel discussion high level between speakers from leading companies in the campaign, including Steve Howard, Chief Sustainability Officer, IKEA, Iarla Flynn, Director of Public Policy & Government Affairs, Google, Simon Heller, Head Global Environmental Management, UBS and Jessica Shankleman, Renewable Energy Reporter, Bloomberg News (Moderator). Speakers will share the progress they are making towards their 100% renewable electricity goals and discuss the broader role for corporates in scaling renewables to help deliver on the Paris Agreement.
The discussion will be followed by a networking reception and refreshments. This event is by invitation only – invitees include RE100 companies and prospects, partner organizations, selected media, and energy sector stakeholders working with RE100 companies to deliver against their goals.