In collaboration with London Climate Action Week

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Accelerating policy, innovation and finance for our zero carbon future

3 July 2019

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Accelerating policy, innovation and finance for our zero carbon future

The organisers of the Sustainable Innovation Forum are delighted to convene the Climate Innovation Forum 2019 during the first ever London Climate Action Week, 1-8 July, 2019.

For over a decade, the Sustainable Innovation Forum has been one of the largest official side events at the annual UN COP meetings, bringing together international policy makers, business and finance to catalyse collaboration and innovation for climate action. The Climate Innovation Forum 2019 in London will be the first in a series of regional events aimed at championing innovation to accelerate the zero carbon economy. Focusing on 4 themes – zero carbon energy, zero carbon buildings, zero waste, zero carbon mobility – the event will look to mobilise cross sector collaboration to develop – and deliver – innovative products, services and systems that can be scaled up on a city-wide, nation-wide and even global, level.

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4 Thematic Areas

Zero Carbon Energy
Zero Carbon Energy
Zero Carbon Transport
Zero Carbon Transport
Zero Waste
Zero Waste
Zero Carbon Buildings
Zero Carbon Buildings
OUR MISSION IS TO PROMOTE
  • Innovation to enable zero carbon and waste
  • Leadership and ambition from cities and governments
  • Greater access to funding for start ups
  • Development of new climate finance products
  • Cleantech and start-ups and entrepreneurs
  • Policy frameworks that give business the certainty to invest
  • The transition to a circular economy
IN ORDER TO SOLVE
  • Carbon emissions from transport, energy and buildings
  • Air pollution and health crisis in cities
  • Mobility model in cities is broken
  • Transition to clean energy systems
  • Greater energy efficiency in buildings
  • Barriers to funding for clean tech sector
  • The objectives of the Paris agreement
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Speakers

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Barbara Buchner

Executive Director

Dr. Barbara Buchner is Executive Director of Climate Finance at Climate Policy Initiative. Named one of the 20 most influential women in climate change, Barbara advises leaders on climate, energy, and land use investments around the world. Barbara directs the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance, which solicits, shapes, and tests cutting edge climate finance instruments that resolve financing barriers hindering alternative energy, adaptation, and land use projects. Instruments from the Lab have mobilized over 1.6 billion US dollars for sustainable development in five years. She is also the lead author on CPI’s Global Landscape of Climate Finance, which has set the benchmark for climate finance tracking.

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Cristina Gamboa

CEO

Cristina Gamboa, CEO of the World Green Building Council as of November 2018, is a passionate advocate for green buildings and cities as one of the most effective solutions to climate change and as a means to deliver on social justice and other environmental goals, such as stopping biodiversity loss.

She previously worked as CEO of Colombia Green Building Council and also has expertise in the fields of economic research, journalism and international affairs. Thanks to her active, committed and participatory leadership, and thorough knowledge of sustainable development, the Colombia GBC met significant milestones that enabled sustainability in construction to become mainstream in her home country.

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Iain Macbeth

Head of Foresight

Iain Macbeth is an expert on emerging trends and technologies in the transport sector. Currently the Head of Foresight at Transport for London (TfL), Iain sits at the nexus between transport solutions and the challenges that global cities face – population growth, economic and social issues, urban planning, and energy. His expertise covers drones, electric vehicles, connected and autonomous vehicles, as well as emerging models such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS), micromobility and car clubs.

Previously, Iain worked in a number of consultancies leading sustainable travel projects, DHL, and a large UK pharmacy chain where he was responsible for transport, security and development control at their head office campus. He is a member of several Advisory Boards and Panels in the UAM and Future Mobility sector, and also works with a number of European and International organisations such as POLIS, the OECD and ERTICO.

He is a former chair of the Chartered Institute of Highways & Transportation Sustainable Transport Panel, and was a Director and Company Secretary for the UK Association for Commuter Transport (ACT) and the Boots Benevolent Fund.

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John Elkington

Founder & Chief Pollinator

John is a writer, thought-leader and business strategist, a serial entrepreneur and, at heart, an environmentalist. He is the Founder and Chief Pollinator at Volans, a certified B Corporation driving market-based solutions to the future’s greatest challenges. John is also Honorary Chairman of SustainAbility, and sits on an A-Z of some 20 boards and advisory boards. He has written 19 books, and his latest is co-authored with Jochen Zeitz, former CEO of PUMA and now co-chair, with Sir Richard Branson, of The B Team. The book, entitled “The Breakthrough Challenge: 10 Ways to Connect Today’s Profits with Tomorrow’s Bottom Line” comes full circle from John’s 1997 “Cannibals with Forks”, where he first introduced the Triple Bottom Line concept.

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Justin Laney

General Manager of Fleet

Justin Laney manages the John Lewis Partnership fleet of 3600 commercial vehicles and 1500 cars. The fleet is recognised for leading in innovation, and the priorities remainto reduce all emissions (including those affecting air quality and noise) through efficiency and displacing all diesel with low carbon alternatives. Areas of focus are using bio-methane in heavy trucks, electrification, high capacity vehicles, aerodynamics, and other methods based on good science and rigorous testing. Headline commitments include running all heavy duty trucks on biomethane by 2028, and achieving a zero carbon fleet by 2045.Justin’s career started with London Transport (Buses), having obtained a BEng at Liverpool University. He also worked at UPS for 20 years, managing fleets in EMEA as well as the UK. Justin is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and holds senior posts in several organisations dedicated to advancing clean freight transport.

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Meryam Omi

Head of Sustainability & Responsible Investment Strategy

Meryam is responsible for integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects into the investment process at LGIM and for creating responsible investment product solutions.

Meryam has over 13 years of asset management experience, starting her career as a business proposal writer for fixed income funds. After joining LGIM in 2008, she has been essential to establishing its engagement programme on key sustainability topics.

Meryam has led the launch of funds in the pioneering Future World range, as well as the Climate Impact Pledge, which is LGIM’s commitment to engage and act on climate change.

Meryam holds an MSc in Environmental Decision Making. She sits on the board of the Institutional Investor Group on Climate Change and the advisory board of the Finance Dialogue on Climate Change.

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Professor Sam Fankhauser

Co-Director, Grantham Institute on Climate Change

Professor Sam Fankhauser is Director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics.  As part of this role, he also directs the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP) and the Place-based Climate Action Network (PCAN), which are both funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council. Sam is a Non-Executive Director of CDC Group, the UK’s development finance institution, and an Associate Director at economics consultancy Vivid Economics. He was an inaugural member of the UK Committee on Climate Change, on which he served from 2008 to 2016.

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Simeon Agada

Head of Clean Energy and Advanced Economies

Simeon Agada is the Head of Clean Energy and Advanced Economies at the UK Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Simeon is responsible for the UK’s bilateral energy relationship with the US, Canada, Japan and South Korea. He is the lead UK representative to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM). Prior to his current role, Simeon was an Energy Strategy Advisor at BEIS; contributing to the development and delivery of UK energy policy. He has served in multiple operational and leadership roles in the energy industry. Simeon started his career as a Petroleum Engineer at Baker Hughes GE where he coordinated and delivered international energy projects. He holds a PhD in Petroleum Engineering from Heriot-Watt University and Postdoctoral Fellowship from Imperial College London.

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Attending Companies

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Who Will Attend?

The event will convene 350 senior representatives from:

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Interested in joining us at the Climate Innovation Forum 2019?
Attendees
350

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Speakers
60

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Sponsors & Partners
20

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