Climate Action Speakers

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Andy Wales

Bernhard Looney
Chris O'Shea

"Climate change is one of the biggest global challenges facing society today and the energy sector is at the forefront of the need to respond. Our climate goals, which are in line with science, underpin the clear role and responsibility Centrica has in supporting customers on their journey to be net zero, and in decarbonising the energy system and our business."- Centrica


"I'm passionate about helping organizations to focus on their impacts, and how they create value over the long term. That means considering and measuring environmental, social, and economic outcomes. It's fundamental for efficient capital markets, and we now know from our research that institutional investors are more focused on non-financial performance than they ever have been - recognizing the significant impact this can have on a business's value. It's how we are helping to build a better working world."- EY

“Natura &Co has committed to reach net zero by 2030. Our planet has been pushed to breaking point, and now is the time to take action. We must rapidly build an integrated approach to bring global emissions in line with the 1.5-degree target and to regenerate nature while we do that. Our Group has been operating in the Amazon for over 20 years and has a deep respect for nature. We hope protecting nature to be one of the dominant topics in discussions at COP26 and concrete steps to be taken in building an agreement to halt and reverse biodiversity loss by 2030.”- Natura & Co

Takalani Netshitenzhe Vodacom
Theodor Swedjemark ABB Ltda

“COP26 is first and foremost about setting ambitious targets and find policies to meet the 1.5°C climate goal of the Paris Agreement and beyond. COP26 brings together governments, multilateral institutions, businesses, local authorities and NGOs. It’s through cross-sector collaboration we can bring about solutions that make industry and society more sustainable. We are engaging at COP26 because we see enormous opportunities to decarbonize industries, transport, buildings and infrastructure, which together account for three-quarters of global CO2 emissions. We can reduce the use of natural resources by implementing existing technologies across the globe while empowering better decisions at scale through digital capabilities. COP26 also highlights the importance for every company to set high ambitions in their own operations – at ABB, we have more than halved our greenhouse gas emissions since 2013 and are committed to being carbon neutral by 2030.” - ABB

“Now, it's time to maximize our voice and call on governments, society and private initiative to combat the effects of climate change. The IPCC’s report is clear: we must take immediate action to reduce global carbon emissions. It also says that we can reduce global temperature by removing more carbon from the atmosphere than what we emit. We need to work together to tackle this challenge. All 7.7 billion of us. This is not a task that can be done by one company alone nor one sector alone. World leaders gathering at COP26 in November must reach consensus to enable us to start acting collectively. I believe that implementing a regulated carbon market linked to the Paris Agreement is a global mechanism that encourages concrete initiatives to remove carbon from the atmosphere. Moreover, these initiatives can be coupled with the protection of nature by financing Nature Based Solutions. Tackling climate change is the greatest challenge of our generation and if we want to leave a better world for future generations we must take bold and coordinated action now. Earth is our home and it is what unites us, keeps us connected and that's why our individual actions, no matter how small, impact everyone and everything that shares the planet with us." - Suzano