“Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society,” warned the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in its report of October 2018. From energy, oceans and land use to manufacturing, transport and cities, climate change is affecting all aspects of human life, and every industry must rise to the unprecedented challenge.
Over the past four years, The Economist’s Sustainability Summit has tracked the evolution of the sustainability imperative from a “nice to have” perk to a core component of business strategy. Amid the disruption of covid-19, Sustainability Virtual Week will ask how businesses and governments can harness the disruption for good.
Across our virtual platform we will host over 1,000 attendees to assess the efforts under way to meet the ambitious target of reducing global net human-caused carbon-dioxide emissions to zero by 2050. Through panel discussions, roundtables and interviews we will ask how solutions can be scaled up and examine how sectors can work together for collaborative advantage.
Who should attend?
- Senior sustainability and CSR professionals - all industries
- Impact investors / responsible investors
- Charities and organisations with an interest in sustainability issues
- Sustainability academics e.g. researchers and professors
- Government bodies / departments who focus on the environment