The Business & Climate Summit takes place on June 28-29, 2016 in London. It is the leading annual forum for businesses, investors and policymakers on climate action. It is where business and governments come together to agree on a roadmap for reaching net zero emissions over the next half century. It will demonstrate how low carbon strategies are good for business and good for growth - and it will build the partnerships needed to scale up and accelerate the low carbon transition.
2016 is the turning point. In the aftermath of the Paris Agreement we are on an irreversible path to a net zero carbon economy. However, to keep the average global temperature increase well below two degrees, we must act faster and more decisively than ever. It’s no longer just about commitments, it’s about real climate action.
Business holds the key to meeting global carbon reduction targets; and collaboration between business and government is critical to success. Forward thinking companies with climate change at the heart of their business strategies will reap the benefits of high return investments while those that don’t will face greater risks – from policy, investors and climate change itself.
Convened by The Climate Group and We Mean Business, supported by International Chamber of Commerce, United Nations Global Compact, WBCSD and EPE - Entreprises pour l’Environnement, with support from the World Economic Forum Global Project on Climate Change - organizations working with millions of businesses around the world - Business & Climate Summit takes place at Guildhall in London.
- The 1st Business & Climate Summit marked a turning point for business engagement on climate policy. The second Summit will harness this engagement to make an unequivocal shift from words to action.
- The 2016 Business and Climate Summit will be held London, the heart of global finance and a leading business and technology hub. The summit is being designed by business for business, with a convening network of partners that represent over 6 million businesses worldwide.
- Forward thinking companies with climate change at the heart of their business strategies will reap the benefits of high return investments, while those that don’t will face greater risks – from policy, investors and climate change itself.
- Investors are increasingly directing their money toward the clean technologies of the future. A rapidly developing innovation and technology frontier is emerging, unlocking trillions of dollars of investment.
- It’s no longer just about commitments, it’s about real action. This year’s Business & Climate Summit will set out how business, in the short, medium and long term, can take advantage of a swift transition to a resilient low carbon economy.
The Role and Responsibility of Creative Industries on Climate Action
Connect4Climate will also be at the Business & Climate Summit preparing discussion about "The Role and Responsibility of Creative Industries on Climate Action" on June 29 - 10:45 to 12:45 BST. Find out who the panelists are and see the run of show here.
During a public interview with Al Gore at the 2015 Annual Cannes Lions Advertising Festival, Sir Martin Sorrell, Chairman of WPP Group of advertising agencies offered to stand arm-in-arm with heads of rival advertising networks at Cannes Lions 2016 if all will pledge solidarity with the climate change movement.
The World Bank’s Connect4Climate Campaign in partnership with the Business Climate Summit and Maitland Green/Havas is staging a thematic discussion on “The Role of Creative Industries in Sustainability and Climate Change” with the objective of perpetuating the engagement of media, entertainment and advertising sectors on climate action.