Highlights from 2022

Event Summary

The Climate Innovation Forum was held at the QEII Centre on Tuesday 28 June as a flagship event of London Climate Action Week. As a key touchpoint between COP26 and COP27, the Forum assessed progress made since Glasgow and identified the urgent action needed to deliver a net zero, just transition.
Impact as a driver

It was clear from discussions that there has been a shift in the allocation of capital, but that there needs to be a changing paradigm – to ensure that impact is more central in decision-making.

Global Language

Our panelists raised the issue of the need for a global language to link ESG with the rest of the world, enabling collaboration and therefore driving the net zero agenda.

EU Green Deal

Despite the European Green Deal enabling an opportunity for Europe to accelerate strategic investments to decarbonise its economy, these commitments will require an increase in investment, estimated at 520 billion euros per year until 2030. ​

World Class Speakers

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Opening keynote: Achieving net zero in the UK: progress, prospects and the role of innovation

The Rt Hon Greg Hands joined the Climate Innovation Forum 2022 to discuss how the UK’s drive towards net zero hinges on the success of cross-sector collaboration and private sector investment, whilst acknowledging the need for the right underlying policy environment and clear signals about the UK government’s innovation priorities.


Rt Hon Greg Hands, Former Minister of State for Energy, Clean Growth, and Climate Change, UK Government

Panel: Decarbonising supply chains: the next level of corporate action

Supply-chain decarbonisation is a game changer for corporate climate action. Addressing Scope 3 emissions is fundamental to realise net zero targets and to achieve 1.5 degrees. From MNCs to SMEs we all need to collaborate to succeed: to share knowledge, technology, investment and resources. This session asks:

  • How can big companies best use their influence to speed and support supply chain decarbonisation?
  • What needs to be done to build capabilities in SMEs?
  • How can digital innovation achieve radical carbon reduction in supply chains?
  • Bev Cornaby, Programme Director, CISL and Chair, UK business Group Alliance for Net Zero
  • Carmel McQuaid, Head of Sustainable Business, Marks & Spencer
  • Phillip Pratt, CSO, THG, Managing Director, THG Eco
  • Sophie Punte, Managing Director of Policy, We Mean Business Coalition
  • Anna Turrell, Group Head of Environment, Tesco

2022 Partners

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