About Sustainable Innovation Forum 2021

An inclusive, collaborative platform enabling climate action at COP26

COVID-19 has changed the way we live, work and meet. Digital and virtual platforms are now critical to success.

For 11 years, Climate Action has been uniting heads of state and multilaterals, environment ministers, business leaders, investors, and NGOs alongside the UN Climate Change negotiations, convening the largest multi-stakeholder forum: Sustainable Innovation Forum.

The 12th edition took place alongside COP26 in Glasgow with a fully programmed hybrid event creating a virtual window into COP26, connecting our physical and digital realities, and providing a trusted global platform for you to engage in the most important climate meeting of our generation. The role of non-state actors in the transition to net zero is critical.

Our platform offered all stakeholders the opportunity to have a tangible impact at COP, helping forge the cross sector, public-private partnerships essential for transformational change, showcasing business action, the power of green finance and the innovative solutions at our disposal today.

Who Attended?

Global Audience Profile:

Public sector:
  • Ministry of/Department for – Environment
  • Ministry of/Department for – Finance
  • Ministry of/Department for – Treasury
  • Ministry of/Department for – Climate
  • Ministry of/Department for – Energy
Private Sector:
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Mobility & Transport
  • Construction & Built Environment
  • Buildings & Urban Planning
  • Infrastructure & Engineering
  • Business Services, Consulting & Advisory
  • Heavy Industry (Cement, Steel, Chemicals etc)
  • Heavy Transportation (Aviation, Freight, Shipping etc)
  • Agriculture & Agribusiness
  • Media & Press
Finance and Investment Communities:
  • Asset Owners
  • Asset Managers
  • Institutional Investors
  • Impact Investors
  • Sovereign Wealth Funds
  • Development Banks
  • Investment Banks
Intergovernmental Organisations Multilateral and Supranational Organisations International and Regional Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) Civil Society Groups

Job Titles Represented:

(Based on 2020 attendance)

Live Streaming Audience

Connected global viewers across the world. Engaged wider audiences with the UNFCCC COP process to raise climate ambitions.

Geographical Breakdown

(Based on 2020 attendance)

Organised by

Established in 2007 and headquartered in London, UK, Climate Action establishes and builds partnerships between business, government and public bodies to accelerate international sustainable development and advance the ‘green economy’.

We do this by providing a global media and events platform across which stakeholders can share knowledge, technologies and expertise, and identify innovative solutions to the challenges faced by climate change and a growing population.

As Part of

The Sustainable Innovation Forum 2021 formed part of Climate Action’s Roadmap to COP26, designed to help organisations engage with stakeholders and targeted audience groups and maintain momentum on climate action in the lead up to COP26 in Glasgow. The Roadmap included numerous hybrid and virtual events focused on key industry pathways including hydrogen, industry, transport, energy and cities.