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8th annual Sustainability Week sets up in London

Hosted by Economist Impact, the yearly event welcomes experts and pioneers in green finance, decarbonisation, circular economics, supply chains and more. 

Running from Wednesday 29th to Friday 31st March, the 8th annual Sustainability Week is open to both virtual delegates and in-real-life pass holders at London’s Business Design Centre. The agenda focuses on helping businesses and organisations become sustainable faster. 

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Highlights from the coming days include António Guterres, United Nations Secretary General, alongside Mahmoud Mohieldin, an Egyptian UN climate change high-level champion. Elsewhere, tech and entertainment are well-represented, with speakers from Google, Netflix, and Schneider Electronic all confirmed. And those looking for insight into policy and government can find names from the UK Climate Change Committee, Energy Transitions Commission, and Competitions and Markets Authority. 

Panels for this year include a special on biodiversity and natural capital as part of opening day. Ivo Mulder, Head of Climate Finance at the United Nations Environment Programme, will join Edward Perry, a biodiversity policy analyst from the OECD, Maelle Pelisson, Advocacy Director at Business for Nature, and Sky Group director Fiona Ball. With 2023 set to be a year of biodiversity action – including the new compulsory biodiversity net gain clause for new developments in Britain – the discussion should be particularly relevant. 

As per last week’s IPCC report, the world is still struggling when it comes to green finance and organising investment for environmental projects. Another Wednesday panel will examine some of the solutions and frameworks hoping to address this obstacle. And, elsewhere, the programme also focuses on the problems of implementing corporate ESG practices, sustainable aviation developments, digital transformation, and greening. 

Registration is still open, with passes available here

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