Event details

Date
Time
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2021-11-18 10:30:00
2021-11-18 12:30:00
Europe/London

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Webinar Description:

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.

Panellists

Elisabeth Ottawa

Elisabeth Ottawa

Deputy Head of Public Policy, Schroders Investment Management

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Elisabeth joined Schroders as Deputy Head of Public Policy in March 2018 focusing on EU developments and broader engagement on international level. She started her professional career at the Austrian Ministry of Finance, holding various positions including Senior Expert for AML/CFT and Head of Delegation to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). Between 2011 and 2014, Elisabeth worked as Financial Services Attaché at the Permanent Representation of Austria to the EU, and then joined Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) as Head of the EU Liaison Office. Elisabeth holds a law degree from Vienna University.

James Murray

James Murray

Editor-in-chief, BusinessGreen

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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.

Matthew Bell

Matthew Bell

Director, Frontier

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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.

Nick Mabey

Nick Mabey

Co-founding Director and Chief Executive, E3G

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Nick Mabey is the Chief Executive of E3G and a founder director since 2006. In addition to his leadership role, he engages on issues of climate diplomacy, foreign policy, European politics and the security implications of climate change and resource scarcity.

Pete Betts

Pete Betts

Associate Fellow, Energy, Environment & Resources Programme

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Pete was a career British civil servant for 35 years. For 10 years until 2018 he led UK policy on international climate change and energy, including overseeing a £3bn programme of projects in developing countries. From 2010 to 2016 he was also Lead Negotiator for the European Union in the UNFCCC negotiations.

He currently has senior advisory roles with the European Climate Foundation; Willis Towers Watson; the COP26 Unit in the UK Cabinet Office; the International Renewable Energy Agency; the UK Climate Change Committee; and Macro Advisory. He is a Visiting Professor of Practise at the LSE Grantham School and an Associate Fellow at Chatham House. He currently advises others, including the Inevitable Policy Response, the World Bank and the Elders.

He was awarded a CBE in 2010, and a CB in 2020.

Greg Conary

Greg Conary

Head of Government Affairs, M&A, Innovation and Sustainability, UK & Ireland Zone, Schneider Electric

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Greg has had a 20+ year career at Schneider Electric.  Most recently recruited to join the UK team as head of strategy and now head of Government Affairs, M&A, Innovation and Sustainability, Greg has a major role in driving Schneider Electric’s influence in the zone with regards to COP26.

Prior to this, Greg was SVP of Strategy for the company’s Industry Business. Greg joined Schneider Electric in 2014 through the acquisition of Invensys. Prior to the acquisition he was head of global business development for the Invensys systems business and a leader on the integration of the company into Schneider Electric.
Prior to joining Invensys, Greg worked ten years for the Ethyl Corporation where he held a series of senior positions in R&D, technical support and global accounts. Greg is a chemist by training and holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Southern Illinois and a Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico. He is a resident of the UK and a dual US and UK national.

Edmond Rhys Jones

Edmond Rhys Jones

Partner, BCG

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Edmond is a Partner in BCG’s London office with extensive experience of supporting central government, civil society and private sector organisations address climate change. Edmond is a core member of BCG's Social Impact practice with a focus on climate and sustainability. Ed has supported the development and operationalisation of the UK strategy for COP26. Prior to joining BCG, he spent seven years in diplomacy and international development.

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