Tuesday 10th November, 10am – 11.30am
About this event:
With thousands of businesses around the world setting or considering net zero emissions targets, attention is turning to how to deliver on genuinely ambitious decarbonisation goals. How can businesses of all sizes develop credible and comprehensive net zero strategies while achieving their commercial ambitions?
This BusinessGreen Deskflix event, hosted in association with ENGIE as part of the world's first Net Zero Festival, will provide an invaluable deep dive into how leading businesses are developing roadmaps that can put them on track for net zero, bolstering their resilience and enhancing their competitiveness in the process.
Through a series of presentations, panel debates, case studies, and interactive workshops, this in-depth virtual briefing will explore the elements that need to be considered when developing a net zero strategy and the financing and procurement options to achieve net zero.
Offering essential insights for companies that have either set a net zero target or are considering doing so, the event will bring together leading experts and top sustainability executives to discuss how it is possible to both develop and then follow a decarbonisation roadmap that can transform an organisation, positioning it to seize the opportunities offered by the net zero transition.
Editor-in-Chief, BusinessGreenView Bio
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.
Solutions Development Director, ENGIEView Bio
Kirti is responsible for enabling net zero through resilient, sustainable and affordable client solutions at ENGIE. As a Chartered Accountant, with 15 years of experience in the energy sector, Kirti supports ENGIE customers in technical development through to commercial structuring and funding of services. In the last five years, she has enabled long term energy services contracts with an aggregate lifetime order value of c£86million, carbon savings of c8,277 tCO2 per annum and guaranteed energy savings of c£4million per annum.
Sales and Marketing Director – Business Services Division, ENGIE UKView Bio
Gordon leads a dynamic and enthusiastic team in ENGIE, creating complex facilities management, energy and services solutions for customer across the UK private sector.
Some of the long term relationships Gordon has been involved with include energy and support services with Grant Thornton, Met Police, an innovative 10 year business process and IT partnership with North Tyneside Council and our award winning strategic partnerships with North East Lincolnshire and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Gordon is passionate about creating relationships that focus on the environment, citizen engagement and delivering social value to the communities ENGIE serves. He very much shares ENGIE’s vision about creating more sustainable services alongside low carbon, decentralised energy solutions within the UK.
Director of Policy, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership; Director of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders GroupView Bio
Eliot leads CISL’s team that bridges between business and policy makers to bring about a more sustainable economy. He is the current Director of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group, which brings together businesses to work towards a step change in policy and action on climate change, and of the EU Green Growth Platform, which creates a common space for governments, businesses and parliamentarians to collaborate in support of a greener EU economy.
Bigger Picture Director, SkyView Bio
Fiona Ball is Director of the Bigger Picture at Sky, Europe’s leading media and communications company, responsible for its sustainability strategy and performance. She spearheads the group’s responsible business, social impact and cause-related strategy, marketing, plans and campaigns.
The Bigger Picture strategy focuses on three material issues - Young People, Environment and Communities, and under Fiona’s leadership, has delivered world-leading strategies and campaigns including Sky Zero, Sky Ocean Rescue, Sky Cares and Sky Academy Studios. Fiona was also responsible for Sky Rainforest Rescue, Sky’s six-year campaign and partnership with WWF.
Alongside this, Fiona is responsible for Sky’s environmental impact, through sustainability of its product and services, access services, responsible sourcing, child safety, stakeholder engagement and reporting, and maintaining Sky’s leadership position on climate change.
Fiona possesses an honours degree and masters in environmental management from Brunel University, is a Chartered Environmentalist and a member of the Institute of Environmental Management. She lives in Surrey with her husband and three children.
Deputy Policy Director, Green AllianceView Bio
Roz is deputy policy director at the charity and environmental thinktank Green Alliance.
She joined Green Alliance in June 2019 from the manufacturers’ organisation, Make UK, where she led the team working on climate, energy and environmental policies. Before that she worked as an environmental journalist, writing for a number of publications including ENDS Report, Environmental Finance, The Guardian and The Architects’ Journal, before becoming the associate editor of the daily EU news service ENDS Europe.
Roz studied Biology and Geography at the University of Bristol and has an MSc in Science Communication from Imperial College, London.