Hours of Content
London Climate Action Week’s largest multi-stakeholder event.
The Climate Innovation Forum returns for the third year, as a hybrid event during London Climate Action Week, to build critical momentum ahead of COP26. The 3-day agenda will focus on the UK’s Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution – exploring how we can build back better, support green jobs, and accelerate our path to net zero – whilst harnessing the power of London for global climate action.
With over 150 speakers and more than 50 partners, the Forum will include high-level plenary sessions and deep-dive industry tracks, a digital exhibition, virtual networking and climate boardrooms (roundtables). Connect with more than 5,000 senior policy makers from local authorities, national UK government, investors, climate-tech solution providers, heads of sustainability from FTSE 500 companies, and NGO’s in order to close the gap between ambition and action.
Richard Roberts is Inquiry Lead at Volans, a research and advisory firm focused on sustainability, innovation and market transformation. Over the last decade, he has worked on strategy development and corporate transformation projects with companies in a range of sectors, from finance to heavy industry. Since 2018, he has led Volans’ work on Tomorrow’s Capitalism—examining the role of business and finance in shaping tomorrow’s markets in ways that foster resilience and regeneration.
Richard is part of the delivery team for the Bankers for Net Zero initiative, which is bringing together leaders from banks, business and policy to accelerate progress towards the UK’s net zero target in the lead-up to COP26. He is the lead author of The Retrofit Revolution, the first in a series of Bankers for Net Zero briefing papers setting out how the right combination of policy and finance can accelerate the UK’s transition to net zero emissions.
The Prime Minister's Finance Advisor for COP26
Mark Carney is currently the UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance and Prime Minister Johnson’s Finance Adviser for COP26. Mark is a member of the Arnhold Distinguished Fellowship Program Board within Conservation International. He is also an external member of Stripe’s Board, a global technology company building economic infrastructure for the internet.
Mark was previously Governor of the Bank of England (from 2013 to 2020), and Governor of the Bank of Canada (from 2008 to 2013).
Internationally, Mark was Chair of the Financial Stability Board (from 2011 to 2018), He chaired the Global Economy Meeting and Economic Consultative Committee of the Bank for International Settlements (from 2018-2020) and was First Vice-Chair of the European Systemic Risk Board (from 2013-2020). He is Vice Chair of Brookfield Asset Management and a member of the Global Advisory Board of PIMCO, the Group of Thirty, the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum, as well as the boards of Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the Hoffman Institute for Global Business and Society at INSEAD.
Mark was born in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, Canada in 1965. After growing up in Edmonton, Alberta, he obtained a bachelor degree in Economics from Harvard and masters and doctorate degrees in Economics from Oxford.
After a thirteen-year career with Goldman Sachs, Mark was appointed Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada in 2003. In 2004, he became Senior Associate Deputy Minister of Finance. He held this position until his appointment as Governor of the Bank of Canada in February 2008.
Mark Gough is the CEO of the Capitals Coalition, a global collaboration of business, governments and civil society that is transforming the way that decisions are made by including the value provided by nature and people.
Previously, Mark led the Natural Capital Coalition and was on the board of the Social and Human Capital Coalition. He championed and delivered the bringing together of these two communities, creating a unified, systemic, collaborative approach.
Mark has worked extensively in the private sector, leading programs and strategy for the Crown Estate and Reed Elsevier (now RELX), as well as advising many more.
Among other board and advisory positions, Mark is on the Advisory Board for TEEB (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity), a member of the Steering Committee of the United Nations CEO Water Mandate and an advisor on the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy.
3 days. 2 stages. 50 hours of content.
The Forum will review London and the UK’s progress in reaching net zero, the successes and opportunities presented by the UK’s 10-Point Plan.
Plenary sessions: Each morning the Climate Action Stage will feature keynote presentations, fireside chats and high-level panel debates focusing on the UK’s net zero strategy. Speakers will discuss how the UK could lead the global green economy, what must be achieved in the short term, and why public-private partnerships driven by business innovation will be crucial to achieve the government’s Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution.
Industry tracks: The afternoons will split into concurrent deep dive industry tracks with climate leader interviews and panel debates exploring the policy mechanisms, technologies, business innovations and financing structures needed to accelerate the UK’s path to net zero.
- Tuesday 29 June: Energy Transition and Green Finance Hub
- Wednesday 30 June: Green Homes & Buildings and Transport Decarbonisation Plan
- Thursday 1 July: Nature-Based Recovery and Industrial Hydrogen Strategy