Net Zero Festival 2020 
Wednesday 30 September - Friday 2 October

 Thank you to everyone who joined us for the world's first Net Zero Festival.

We'll be back in September 2021 - more details to follow soon...

What happened at the Net Zero Festival 2020?

The world has changed. And yet, the 21st century's biggest long term threat and greatest economic opportunity remains constant: the climate crisis and our collective response. We cannot let the COVID-19 pandemic derail the net zero transition.

The world's first Net Zero Festival took place virtually across 3 days, from Wednesday 30 September - Friday 2 October 2020, each day dedicated to a different theme - leadership, innovation and culture - with action being the overarching theme for the entire Festival. Click here to view the 3 day agenda.

We brought together top business leaders, influential academics and policymakers, and inspirational thinkers to provide an invaluable guide to the economic and industrial revolution that will define the post-Covid world.

 The need to move faster, together - to recover, better - has never been clearer. 

Faster, Together

The aim is simple: to provide business leaders with both the inspiration and the practical, actionable, advice required to develop and advance their own net zero strategies.

The rationale is equally simple: the climate crisis is real; the scale of the challenge is unprecedented; the net zero transition is happening and accelerating.

The goal is obvious: to demonstrate that a rapid transition towards a net zero economy by 2050 at the latest is not just possible, but is hugely desirable, is something worth celebrating.

The BusinessGreen Net Zero Festival – for leaders who won't wait until 2050 to build a better business, and a better world.  

Introducing our 2020 Headline Speakers

2020 Headliners

Global Optimism
Vice President, Worldwide Sustainability
Minister for Pacific and the Environment
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Chief Executive
UK Committee on Climate Change
High-Level Champion of United Kingdom
Director of Cambridge Zero
University of Cambridge
Group CEO
Managing Director, Sustainable Finance
Bank of America
Energy UK
UK Green Building Council
Minister for Climate Change and Corporate Responsibility
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Deputy President
Strategic Advisor on Climate Change
United Nations Development Programme
Deputy CEO
Head of Advanced Transport
Bloomberg NEF
Professor in Practice
Lancaster Environment Centre
Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
London Business School
Head of Engagement

Introducing Event Hosts

2020 Hosts

Fully Charged
Broadcaster, Writer and Environmentalist

Introducing our Partners

Fringe Events

Carbon Forward 2020

Sep 30 to Oct 2, 2020 | London, England

In 2020 BusinessGreen and Carbon Forward forged a partnership that established the Carbon Forward 2020 conference as the carbon market partner for the Net Zero Festival, unveiling plans to bring together hundreds of businesses from right across the economy to jointly explore how to accelerate both the next phase of the net zero transition and the crucial role of carbon markets in driving decarbonisation. More details on the partnership will be announced in due course.

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