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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)



COP26 seeks to deliver measurable progress on mitigation, adaptation, and finance. Alongside this, non-state actors - including business and financial institutions - are being asked to join the Race to Zero and set their own long-term net zero targets and ambitious 2030 targets. Collaboration between governments, financial institutions and corporates will be key to delivering the transformations required.  

This event will bring together perspectives from government, financial institutions and corporates to examine where we have got to now and what needs to happen beyond COP26 – not just to put us on track to halve global emissions by 2030, but also to help economies globally to build forward better following the pandemic, protect communities and nature, and build resilience to climate change.   

Date: Friday 5 November, 9.30am –11am

Location: Merchants House, Glasgow (outside of the COP zone)

Panel 1 speakers: Where have we got to?

  • Jessica Fries, Executive Chairman, Accounting for Sustainability 
  • Rachel Kyte, Dean, The Fletcher School, Tufts University 
  • Tony Danker, Director-General, CBI 
  • Chair: Clare Shine, CEO, CISL

Panel 2 speakers:  What next?

  • Wendy Clark, CEO, Dentsu 
  • Janet Pope, Chief of Staff and Group Director, Sustainable Business, Lloyds Bank 
  • Paul Spence, Director of Strategy and Corporate Affairs, EDF Energy  
  • Gonzalo Sáenz De Miera, Director of Climate Change and Alliances, Iberdrola 
  • Chair: Dr Nina Seega, Research Director for Sustainable Finance, CISL 


Friday, 5 November, 2021 - 09:30 to 11:00
Event location: 
Merchants House, Glasgow