Connecting leaders in business, policy and finance to drive net zero innovation
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Innovation. Collaboration. Action.
Returning for the fourth year, the Climate Innovation Forum is a flagship event of London Climate Action Week 2022, bringing together senior public and private sector decision makers to accelerate the delivery of net zero commitments. The event – with an in-person audience of 700 and 3,000 on-demand global views – is a critical touchpoint between COP26 and COP27.
The Forum looked at core pathways to net zero and the delivery of the Glasgow Breakthroughs, shining a spotlight on the urgency of innovation.
Bringing together policy-makers, investors, climate-tech solution providers, business leaders and multilateral organisations, the action-orientated event will showcase what’s actually working to close the gap between ambition and action – exploring the creation and adoption of innovative technologies, processes and business models to reach net zero at the scale and pace needed.
Watch the Climate Innovation Forum to be inspired, to drumbeat, to connect and to do business. Be part of the action!
Event Aims & Overview:
The Forum was a critical touchpoint between COP26 and COP27, reflecting on the promises made at COP26 and the importance of the Glasgow Breakthroughs across power, road transport, hydrogen, steel, and agriculture sectors. The Forum showcased innovation and finance solutions that are closing the gap between ambition and action, within cities and across supply chains.
- Connect climate tech and low carbon solution providers with public and private sector organisations striving to achieve net zero targets
- Drumbeat successes: to highlight what’s actually working to close the gap between ambition and action
- Identify key investment and business opportunities around the Glasgow Breakthrough Agenda.
- Maintain momentum between COP26 and COP27
- Showcase innovation from the UK’s leading climate start-ups and scale-ups
- Promote effective policy at local, regional and national level to advance, accelerate and scale low carbon projects and innovations.
Innovation for the Glasgow Breakthrough Agenda
Financing Net Zero
Decarbonising Supply Chains
Digitisation for Net Zero
Net Zero Cities
Innovation for 1.5 Degrees
Climate Innovation Forum
IRENA Innovation and Technology Centre
The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has revealed the first six start-ups that will be backed by its member companies as part of the first ever Innovandi ‘Open Challenge’ in the race to ‘net zero’ by 2050.
Executive Director of Climate Investment Research
Sylvain Vanston is Executive Director, Climate Investment Research at MSCI since November 2021. In this capacity he helps formulate a research agenda for MSCI’s climate-related content through collaboration with a wide range of teams and works with strategic clients globally on issues of climate risk reporting, risk management, portfolio management, TCFD, GFANZ, climate metrics, biodiversity, etc.
Previously, he worked at the AXA Group where he was in charge of generating new policy developments and integrating Climate Change and Biodiversity-related factors into the AXA Group’s operational, underwriting and investment processes (e.g. ESG integration, Impact Investing, divestment, shareholder engagement, underwriting guidelines, coalition building, green products, etc). He also led AXA’s work within the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance, Net-Zero Insurance Alliance, TCFD and TNFD.
His academic background is in International Relations, with degrees from Sciences Po Paris, London School of Economics, and Kent University. He started his career in Public Relations and business finance, followed by SRI ratings and analysis.
Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge, UKRI
Bryony leads the Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge (IDC), which forms part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF). IDC is a £200m programme with £261m match funding from industry, designed to deploy low carbon technologies and enabling infrastructure in heavily industrialised regions of the UK.
Bryony was previously Head of Technology at Costain, with responsibility for the identification and development of new technology. She was a member of BEIS’ CCUS Cost Challenge Task Force, a Director of the CCSA (where she co-chaired the Technical Working Group) and has previously chaired the Independent Advisory Panel for the UKCCSRC.
CEO and Founder
Truman Semans is Chief Executive Officer of OS-Climate (OS-C), a part of the Linux Foundation (LF). OS-Climate a breakthrough Open Source solution for climate-aligned finance, investing, and financial regulation. Using the proven Linux Foundation approach for community-driven projects to solve complex challenges, OS-Climate is a non-profit data and modeling platform that enables investment decisionmakers to run scenario-based predictive analysis for accurately forecasting and pricing risk and opportunity related to physical climate impacts and economic transition. Responding to the universal call for more rigorous, transparent, and affordable climate data, OS-C’s Data Commons will provide corporate and other climate related data as a public good.
Previously, Truman was CEO of Element Capital Advisors, helping family offices and foundations integrate climate and ESG into their portfolios. He was a Partner of strategy consultancy GreenOrder, helping clients including private equity firms, Morgan Stanley, Google, GM, GE, Duke Energy, SABIC, and DuPont drive growth and profitability through investments in environmental innovation, resource efficiency, and clean technology. Truman led the Pew Business Environmental Leadership Council, and he co-founded the U.S. Climate Action Partnership (USCAP) and the U.S. Partnership for Renewable Energy Finance (USPREF). Truman consulted with McKinsey & Co., served as the U.S. Treasury Department International Economist for global environment, and was the financial mechanisms lead on the U.S. Climate Change Negotiating Team.
He has an MBA and BA from Duke University and a Masters in International Economics from Johns Hopkins SAIS. He serves on the Investment Committee of the National Wildlife Federation and the Advisory Board of Coast Capital, LLC.
Group Head of Environment
Anna is Group Head of Environment for Tesco. At Tesco, Anna is responsible for delivery of the Group’s global climate change strategy and net zero commitment, alongside other agendas including restoring nature in food production. Anna is also responsible for Tesco’s flagship partnership with WWF. The cornerstone of the partnership focuses around halving the environmental impact of the average UK shopper’s basket.
Prior to joining Tesco, Anna was Head of Sustainability for Nestlé UK & Ireland, where she led the development and roll-out of an integrated sustainability strategy across the multi-category business. Before moving in-house, Anna spent 10 years in sustainability consultancy in Europe and Asia.
Attended by the world's leading organisations
"The sooner we begin to get our corporations to come together… the faster we're going to stand the chance of meeting this challenge."
"Net zero isn't about withdrawing from the economy, but it's actually more about engaging with the economy. We're not going to shrink ourselves to net zero, we need to invest and grow ourselves to net zero."
"I do believe there has been a fundamental change in the last 12 to 18 months, and now we've got to turn that passion, that hope, into tangible action."