Transform: Energy & Carbon · 28 - 29th September

How your Business can Help Lead the Energy Transition

  • 3,000+Attendees
  • 50+Expert Speakers
  • 3+Days of Interactive Workshops
  • 2+Days of Networking

Businesses are living through a period of unprecedented change. Driven by the climate emergency and incoming regulation, plus shareholder, employee and consumer pressure - every business is being challenged with how to become a low-carbon enterprise.

Reuters Events’ Transform: Energy and Carbon will bring together leading companies across multiple industries to address the challenge; how companies can reduce carbon emissions and develop regenerative strategies, whilst continuing to grow, increase the bottom-line, and deliver the products and services that make the brands what they are.

The 2-day live virtual event, followed by virtual VIP working groups, will unite CEOs, CPOs, CSOs and heads of Sustainability, Energy and Sourcing share strategies on how they are operating, designing, manufacturing and supplying a Net-Positive business. It will deliver the practical strategies on how to execute Science-Based Targets to transform the entire organisation in-line with their vision for decarbonisation.

The thought leaders transforming business for a better future speaking at Transform

Hear from the most senior line-up of sustainability, procurement supply chain and circularity leaders helping deliver a clean, circular and inclusive future

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Katharina Stenholm Chief Procurement Officer Danone

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Marc Engel Chief Supply Chain Officer Unilever

Regine Lucas - Headshot
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Regine Lucas Chief Procurement Officer L'Oréal

Dan Bartel - Headshot
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Dan Bartel Chief Procurement Officer Schneider Electric

Nigel Stansfield - Headshot
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Nigel Stansfield President EAAA Interface


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Marco Van Der Ree Chief Development Officer GRI

Kęsţutis Sadauskas - Headshot
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Kęsţutis Sadauskas Director of Circularity & Green Growth European Commission



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Sharan Burrow General Secretary International Trade Union

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Nick Glicher Chief Operating Officer Thomson Reuters Foundation



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Euan Murray CEO Sustainability Consortium

Leen Zevenbergen - Headshot
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Leen Zevenbergen Co-Founder B Lab Europe



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Michael Gidney CEO Fairtrade Foundation

Paul Campbell - Headshot
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Paul Campbell Senior Vice President Supply Chain Pepsico Europe and Sub Saharan Africa


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Kate Wylie Global Head of Sustainability Mars

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Sir Ronald Cohen Author of IMPACT: Reshaping Capitalism to Drive Real Change and Chair of GSG

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The 2020 Virtual Conference Agenda

10:00am – 10:30am (BST)

Login, Welcome & Icebreaking on Networking Platform

10:30am – 11:00am (BST)

KEYNOTE: Delivering a Green, Clean Form of Rebuild Amidst Covid-19

Reuters News Interview with International Energy Agency

Europe has targeted a Clean rebuild of the economy post Covid-19. Businesses understand that financial sustainability now means low carbon. Understand how companies are planning to balance their immediate business priorities with the increasing impediment to decarbonise. How much can we sacrifice? How much can we spend now?

Dr. Fatih Birol Executive Director International Energy Agency

CHAIR: Matthew Green Journalist Reuters News

11:00am – 11:15am (BST)

Reaching Net Zero – Realigning Finance Behind a Low-Carbon Future

From Theory to Practice: Exploring the practicalities of implementing the energy transition and what it means for our finance markets

Jonas Persson MD of Sustainability and Head of Energy & Utilities Lloyds

CHAIR: Mike Scott Founder Carbon Copy Communications

11:15am – 11:45am (BST)

KEYNOTE: Embedding a Low-Carbon Mindset Across Your Organisation: Departmental Collaboration for Deep Decarbonisation

To truly decarbonise, companies must collaborate across a product’s lifecycle, from research & product development, material resourcing, and supply-chain operations, right through to retail and customer end-use. Hear how leaders are managing this collaborative decarbonisation across multiple departments, geographies, and disciplines through embedding a carbon consciousness across the organisation and product lifecycle.

Pia Heidenmark Cook Chief Sustainability Officer IKEA

Marc Engel Chief Supply Chain Officer Unilever

Chair: Sam Kimmins Head of RE100 The Climate Group

11:45am – 12:15pm (BST)

The Future of Businesses and Carbon Strategy: More than Just Targets

Laying down targets across various areas of your business is one thing, achieving them is another. Understand how businesses must govern GHG mitigation by highlighting the importance of behaviour to the impacts of emissions and tying performance to decarbonisation targets, ring-fencing funding for decarbonisation and much more.

Scott Foster Director of Sustainable Energy UNECE

12:15pm – 12:45pm (BST)

Exclusive Fireside with UNFCCC

Gonzalo Munoz Chilean COP Champion, COP26 team UNFCCC

Terry Slavin Editor-in-Chief - Sustainable Business Reuters Events

12:45pm – 1:30pm (BST)

Embedding Climate Risk into Enterprise Risk Management Process

As illustrated by Covid-19, identified risks will occur sooner or later. It is imperative that companies prepare their business operations for the physical risks associated with Climate Change and the impending changes that a net-zero transition will bring. Learn how companies are using the latest technologies to strategise for differing scenarios and embedding the most salient risks within their Enterprise Risk Management processes.

Roberta Barbieri Vice President Global Sustainability PepsiCo

Keyvan Macedo Sustainability Director Natura & Co

Chair: David Wei Climate Director BSR

1:30pm – 1:45pm (BST)

Supercharging Green Energy Development Across Your Supply-Chain Through Collaborations

Discover how companies are leveraging their procurement function to advance clean energy in their supply chain. Get the latest on company collaborations aimed at decarbonising shared suppliers through clean and energy efficient solutions

Kathrin Brost VP Global Forwarding GoGreen Programme DHL

1:45pm – 2:30pm (BST)

Creating a Carbon Conscious Supply Chain

Options to reducing scope 3 emissions are limited. Listen to leaders discuss their innovative approaches to decarbonising their supply-chains, from new technologies and strategies, moving suppliers closer to choosing lower carbon transport options.

Diana Visser Senior Director of Sustainability Corbion

Vance Merolla Worldwide Director of Global Sustainability Colgate Palmolive Company

CHAIR: Rana Adib Executive Director REN21

2:30pm – 2:45pm (BST)

Exclusive Insights: Reinventing ESG – Measuring Transition Opportunity and Risk in Carbon Intensive Sectors

Reuters ESG analytics partner Constellation Research and Technology (Constellation), is releasing new transition readiness metrics combining ESG and financial data with granular sales, production, and operational benchmarking data for carbon intensive sectors.  Beginning with the auto sector, the new rule-based, quantitative performance metrics, part of Constellation’s Maturity and Momentum model, enable comparisons of automakers between 2015 and 2019 on many dimensions, including:

Tim Nixon Co-Founder, SVP Business Development & Partnerships Constellation Research

Lauren Young Editor Digital Special Projects Reuters News

2:45pm – 3:15pm (BST)

Leveraging Digital Technology for Scope 3 Strategy and Delivery

Reuters News Interview with Microsoft

Setting science-based targets is one thing, developing a strategy for delivery and measuring progress is another. Hear how leading corporates are leveraging digital technology to aid their decarbonisation journey; monitoring carbon hotspots and remote supply-chain operations through satellite imagery.

Shelley McKinley VP of Technology and Corporate Responsibility Microsoft

Chair: Matthew Green Journalist Reuters News

9:00am – 10:00am (BST)

Login, Welcome & Icebreaking on Networking Platform

10:00am – 10:30am (BST)

Transition Risk: Key Levers for Accelerating the Shift to a Low-Carbon Economy

Reuters News Interview with J.P. Morgan

Jean-Xavier Hecker Co-Head of EMEA ESG & Sustainability Research J.P. Morgan

CHAIR: Matthew Green Journalist Reuters News

10:30am – 11:00am (BST)

Low Carbon Manufacturing: The Key to Making Low-Carbon Future a Reality – Live Q&A

Climate change is striking harder than usual, how do we strive for industrial growth while driving low-carbon manufacturing practices. Learn how multinational brands such as adidas are working on their carbon roadmap: Lessons learnt, targets established, tools developed, transforming carbon ambitions into action; including identifying solutions to work with global suppliers and involving suppliers in their journey of accelerating low carbon manufacturing.

Tracy Nilsson Senior Director, Social Environmental Affairs Adidas

11:00am – 11:15am (BST)

Identifying Nature Based Solutions Most Suited to your Needs to Achieve Net Zero

Most companies will look to Nature Based Solutions to help offset their emissions and assist their low-carbon transition. Understand how you identify initiatives that most suit your needs, both now and in the future. Learn how leading corporates have identified ambitious partnerships and investments to accelerate their transition.

Ibrahim Al Zu’bi CSO Majid Al Futtaim Properties

11:15am – 12:00pm (BST)

Corporations Leading the Low-Carbon Transition: Collaboration, Community Investment, and Corporate Activism

Companies are not limited to their own scope 1,2, & 3 emissions in the climate fight. Hear how corporates are investing in low-carbon initiatives in their communities, how they are collaborating with each other to decarbonise shared suppliers across the world, and how they are lobbying for greener regulation at the regional, national, and international level.

Maria Mendulice CEO We Mean Business Coalition

Ezgi Barcenas Global Head of Sustainability AB In Bev

Mads Stensen Senior Sustainability Developer Maersk

CHAIR: Faustine Delasalle Director Energy Transitions Commission

12:00pm – 12:15pm (BST)

Achieving Net-Zero – How Science-Based Targets for Nature Play a Part

Erin Billman Executive Director Science Based Targets Network

12:15pm – 1:00pm (BST)

Identifying, Investing and Deploying Decarbonization Solutions

As the demand for decarbonization continues to grow, how are the private markets identifying, investing in and deploying technologies that can meet and deliver the material carbon emission reductions, and the financial returns, they require?

Cyril Yee Co-Founder, Head of Investments and Research Third Derivative

Tyler Hamilton Director of Ecosystem, Cleantech MaRS

Chair: Nelson Switzer Managing Partner Climate Innovation Capital

1:00pm – 1:15pm (BST)

Financing the Energy Transition During Covid-19

Karolina Ryszka Economist Energy Transition Rabobank

Terry Slavin Editor-in-Chief - Sustainable Business Reuters Events

1:15pm – 2:00pm (BST)

Securing Internal Finance for Low Carbon Initiatives

In uncertain economic times, securing funding for decarbonising initiatives can be difficult. Hear how industry leaders have approached the issue, tying procurement programs, new product development, and supply-chain initiatives to a decarbonisation strategy

Pierre Rousseau Senior Strategic Advisor, Sustainable Business for CIB BNP Paribas

Mindy Lubber CEO Ceres

Zoe Knight Global Head of Sustainable Finance HSBC

Chair: Professor Charles Donovan Executive Director of the Centre for Climate Finance, and Investment Imperial College Business School

2:00pm – 2:15pm (BST)

The Next Frontier: Consumers and Behaviour Change

To see change in our future, consumer habits and resistance must be overcome. How can we harness the conscious consumption behaviour brought about by the Covid-19 crisis and engage the end user to shift toward green alternatives over convenience? Revisit the favourite presentation from July’s Transform: Sustainable Procurement & Circularity by Leen Zevenbergen as he discusses the barriers and pressures have been changing already, and learn how business can learn from this going forward.

Leen Zevenbergen Co-Founder B Lab Europe

2:15pm – 3:00pm (BST)

Achieving Net-Zero: How to Realise a Carbon-Neutral Packaging Value Chain

In partnership with:
Anthesis

By 2050, we need 70% more food to feed a growing global population. In parallel, we have to address the current environmental crisis and take active measures to mitigate climate change. Learn how Tetra Pak aspires to use nature-based solutions towards net-zero, while pursuing a collaboration-driven, science-based roadmap to harmonise the needs of the people and the planet.

Markus Pfanner VP Sustainability Tetra Pak

Alberto Carrillo Pineda Co-Founder and Steering Committee Member Science Based Targets initiative

CHAIR: Mike Scott Founder Carbon Copy Communications

3:00pm – 3:30pm (BST)

A Look Ahead: The Future of Businesses and Carbon Strategy - Becoming Carbon Positive

Kaj Török Chief Reputation Officer MAX Burgers

I could think of no better place to make our announcement today than among other businesses who understand that responsible business is good business

Ronan Dunne, Former CEO – Telefonica UK (O2) Telefonica UK (O2) Ronan Dunne

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Six Reasons Why the Reuters Events Transform: Energy & Carbon is Unique:

CEO and Board Level News

Gain access to first-hand insights from the industry’s biggest names on what progress has been made and what opportunities lie ahead

All Stakeholders, All Assets, One Place

We cannot transform business to lead the energy transition alone. Join leaders from across all industries and sectors as we share strategies on how they are operating, designing, manufacturing and supplying a Net-Positive business

Practical Case Studies

The ONLY forum to deep-dive into case studies from a range of sectors to encourage across-industry learning and ensure we are all doing our best to transform, protecting our people, our businesses and our planet !


Industry Driven Agenda

Our bespoke agendas are crafted by industry, for industry with carefully selected themes and discussions to provide a conclusive guide to transform your entire organisation in-line with its vision for decarbonisation

Reuters Editorial Interviews

Our editorial colleagues are keen to drive debate and will leave live fireside chats onstage with the biggest names in climate politics. Prepare for household names to take to the stage with direction-setting insights and industry leading analysis

1:1 Networking Services

You cannot succeed through transition alone. Join us for 2+ days of bespoke 1-2-1 networking through our matchmaking and meetings services for total interaction


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Transform: Carbon will unite the senior Carbon Target Strategists, Sustainability and Procurement Officers who are defining and leading corporate decarbonisation and energy strategies.

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Representatives include:
  • Chief Sustainability Officer
  • Net-Zero Manager
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Head of Environment
  • Chief Procurement Officer
  • Director, Carbon Management
  • Head of Global Procurement
  • Sustainable Sourcing Director
  • Head of Energy Strategy
  • Head of Energy
  • Head of Carbon
  • Head of Renewables
  • PPA Manager
  • Head of Sustainable Development
  • Head of Procurement Responsibility and Sustainability Chief Strategy Officer
  • Purchasing Director

Our in-depth sessions and workshops will bring together subject matter experts to deliver the practical strategies on how to execute low-carbon strategies across the organisation.

Corporate Energy:

  • Energy Procurement
  • PPA Manager
  • Waste Procurement
  • Energy Strategy
  • Head of Energy
  • Head of Carbon
  • Head of Renewables

Procurement & Supply-Chain:

  • Head of Supply Chain
  • Group Purchasing
  • Global Procurement
  • Business Resources Procurement
  • Sustainable Sourcing
  • Head of Environment

Partners & Consortia:

  • EV100
  • RE100
  • Global Battery Alliance

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This Summit is an extremely good platform to exchange practical ideas on sustainable procurement and to shape the future of corporate sustainability.

Luis Neves, Group Sustainability and Climate Protection Officer, Deutsche Telekom Deutsche Telekom Luis Neves

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