As part of BusinessGreen's COP26 Hub, hosted in association with Schneider Electric and BCG, the site will this autumn host two free webinars providing exclusive insights into how the crucial Glasgow Climate Summit will impact businesses and help shape the net zero transition.
Staged either side of the COP26 Summit in early November, the interactive webinars will bring together leading experts, to first preview what businesses can expect from the crucial climate meetings and then analyse the outcomes from the event.
The online events will explore the investment signals provided by COP26, the geopolitical implications of any agreement, and the technical outcomes that should help drive trillions of dollars of global investment in low carbon infrastructure and technologies.
It will also address the crucial question of how business leaders and investors can build on the support for climate action catalysed created by COP26 and guard against the gathering momentum in support of the net zero transition being lost in the wake of the high profile summit.
Full details on the speaker line up and agenda will be announced in the coming weeks.
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James Murray is Editor-in-Chief of BusinessGreen, having launched the site in October 2007. He is responsible for BusinessGreen's leading news, opinion and analysis, and also contributes to the brand's expanding events' programme. James is one of the UK's leading commentators on the low carbon economy. He writes occasionally for The Guardian newspaper and has also reported for BBC Radio on a number of green technology stories. James reports daily on a wide range of green business issues, with a particular focus on low carbon policy, economics and technology. In March 2011, James was voted number eight in the Press Gazette's list of the top 50 environmental journalists in the UK. Prior to launching BusinessGreen, James spent five years as a technology journalist working on a variety of IT titles.
Director, FrontierView Bio
Matthew Bell is a Director and jointly leads Frontier’s Public Policy Practice. He has been helping clients for over 20 years on the design of effective policies, including cost-benefit analysis, impact assessment, policy design, behavioural research and quantitative modelling.
He has worked extensively on healthcare, climate change and environmental issues; as well as on industrial policy, education, housing and criminal justice. His work has focused on the UK but he has offered expert advice to Governments in over 20 countries on all continents.
From 2014 to 2017 he was the Chief Executive of the UK Committee on Climate Change. In that capacity he oversaw all the Committee’s work, including its advice to Parliament and work to influence the passage of legislation and policies relating to greenhouse gas reduction and adaptation to climate change. Earlier in his career he worked in the UK Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit. He is widely recognised as an expert in using economic analysis to design effective policies.
Matthew was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2018 for services to combatting climate change.
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Ana is the Head of Policy at Aldersgate Group, where she works with the cross-industry business and NGO membership to shape the Group’s policy outputs in the climate and environmental space. The main focus of her work is on industrial decarbonisation, green recovery and net zero strategy. She is the lead on climate and energy policy, working with the relevant government departments to make the business case for policy action. Ana is also a consultant and part of the steering group for the Green Finance Institute’s Coalition for the Decarbonisation of Road Transport.
Prior to joining Aldersgate Group, Ana worked with The Whitehall & Industry Group, an organisation set up by the Cabinet Office to better connect business and government, where she led on the environment programme of events and engagement with key stakeholders. She also worked on business development, and looked after the organisation’s relationship with government departments and agencies, as well as some law firms and consultancies.