Connecting leaders in business, policy and finance to drive net zero innovation
28 June 2022 | In-Person & On-Demand | QEII Centre, London, UK
On-Demand Global Views
Qualified In-Person Delegates
Full day of in-person networking
Innovation. Collaboration. Action.
Returning for the fourth year, the Climate Innovation Forum is a flagship event of London Climate Action Week, 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 – will be a critical touchpoint between COP26 and COP27.
The Forum will look 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.
Join us at 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 will be 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 will be an action orientated event to showcase 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
UN Climate Change High-Level Champion for Egypt
Green Finance Institute
Ingrid Holmes is the Executive Director of the Green Finance Institute. Ingrid was previously a Director and Head of Policy and Advocacy at Federated Hermes International. She was also the firm’s climate change coordinator. She has over 15 years of experience working on environmental policy and sustainable finance issues. Prior to joining Hermes Ingrid was a Director at climate change think tank E3G, leading a range of global initiatives on sustainable and inclusive finance. She has also held positions at the low carbon asset manager Climate Change Capital; been an energy and environment adviser in the UK Parliament; and adviser at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Prior to that she had a career in science publishing and journalism.
Ingrid has held a number of UK and EU advisory roles including Member of the UK Green Finance Initiative (2016/2018), Member of the European Commission’s High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (2017/2018) and ran the Secretariat for the Green Finance Taskforce (2017/2018). During the period 2019/2021 she was Vice Chair of the Disclosures Working Group within the UK Prudential Regulation Authority/Financial Conduct Authority Climate Financial Risk Forum and Co-Chair of the Investment Association’s Climate Change Working Group. She is currently a Member of the Lloyd’s ESG Advisory Group, acting as an independent expert on climate change.
Ingrid has a BSc in Biological Sciences (Hons Zoology) from the University of Edinburgh and an MSc/DIC in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London. Her BSc thesis was published in Genetical Research (Cambs) and she was awarded the Kathleen Lacy Prize for ranking first in her MSc specialism (Pollution Management).
Chief Safety, Health and Environment Officer
Transport for London
Lilli is leading our work to make the capital safe and attractive for all journeys, and to
achieve our goal of Vision Zero, where no one is injured or killed on the transport
Lilli joined TfL in 2006 and has been Chief Safety, Health and Environment Officer
since September 2019. One of her many passions and responsibilities is working to
address the climate crisis and to achieve a net zero carbon railway by 2030 and to
ensure TfL’s environmental performance is exemplary.
Her career has included being a member of the UK Government’s Commission for
Integrated Transport and running her own transport consultancy where she led major
projects on sustainable transport for a range of clients.
She is an alumnus of Imperial College, having gained her MSc in Environmental
Technology at its Centre for Environmental Technology.
Lilli was appointed to the Board of the Environment Agency in 2021
Head of Environment and Climate Change
Royal Mail Group
Zebrina is head of environment and climate change with royal mail and Non-Executive Director of Peabody Housing Association. Zebrina is responsible for the delivery of Royal Mail’s Net-Zero 2040 ambition and environmental strategy ‘Steps to Zero’ which focuses on transitioning the UK’s largest fleet, decarbonising a large UK-wide estate and driving ambition throughout the supply chain. Zebrina has been working in ESG for 15 years primarily in construction and transport sectors prior to joining Royal Mail in 2021.
Chair of the Community of Interest Urban Freight
Transport Decarbonisation Alliance
Chief Strategy Officer
Deputy Challenge Director for Transforming Foundation Industries
VP of Franchise Operations, Great Britain and Ireland
Coca-Cola Great Britain and Ireland
Jon began his career at Cadbury Schweppes, where he spent eight years in a variety of sales and marketing roles. In 1997 he moved to Inbev, the world’s largest Brewer, before joining Coca-Cola in 2005 as Business Development Director. He was appointed General Manager, Coca-Cola GB & Ireland, in April 2010, and is responsible for all aspects of The Coca‐Cola Company’s operations in the UK and Ireland. In 2017 Jon also assumed responsibilities for The Coca-Cola Company operations in Northern Europe. Jon was President of the Food and Drink Federation between 2019 and 2021, he was also President of the Incorporated Society of British Advertisers (ISBA) between 2011 and 2014. Jon has a degree in Banking & Finance from Loughborough University, where he was sponsored by HSBC.
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."