Making Sense of Net Zero: Speeding up the energy transition

Presented by:

  • Online
  • Free to attend

Why attend?

DAY 3 – Wednesday 12th October 2022 

Speeding up the energy transition 

The energy transition is more than just developing a low-carbon economy: it involves the transformation of the entire global energy system to meet net-zero targets. Against a backdrop of regulatory uncertainties and elevated energy prices, how can the private sector lead the energy transition and drive rapid change, while ensuring fair access to affordable and reliable energy for all?

Day 3 will explore how companies can create robust, sustainable business models and seize the opportunities derived from a global transition to a cleaner, smarter and more resilient economy. 

This free-to-attend event is a unique opportunity for leaders of business and policy to come together and put their collective expertise behind addressing some of the immediate challenges that will shape the COP27 agenda, as well as accelerating the pace of change brought about by COP26. 

Other events in the Making Sense of Net Zero series:

2022 featured speakers across the series:

  • The Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP, COP26 President
  • The Rt Hon Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, UK International Champion on Adaptation and Resilience for the COP26 Presidency, Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade
  • The Rt Hon Lord Deben, Chairman, UK Climate Change Committee
  • Lord Browne, Chairman of BeyondNetZero and former CEO of BP
  • Mary D. Nichols, Former Chair of the California Air Resources Board
  • Sir Douglas Flint CBE, Chairman, abrdn
  • Louise Heaps, Head of Sustainable Blue Economy, WWF
  • Andy Bord, CEO, Flood Re
  • Vance Merolla, Worldwide Director, Global Sustainability, Colgate-Palmolive Company 
  • Sonya Bhonsle, Global Head of Value Chains & Regional Director Corporations, CDP
  • Anders Schelde, Chief Investment Officer, AkademikerPension
  • Pontus Lidbrink, Head of Thematic Strategies and Implementation, Fjärde AP-fonden (AP4)
  • Mark Campanale, Founder & Executive Chairman, Carbon Tracker Initiative
  • Julian Leslie, Head of Networks and Chief Engineer, National Grid ESO
  • Jeremy Lawson, Chief Economist and Head of the abrdn Research Institute
  • Gyude Moore, Senior Policy Fellow, Center for Global Development
  • Dolf Gielen, Director for Innovation and Technology, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
  • Mardi McBrien, Director of Strategic Alliances, IFRS Foundation
  • David Craig, Co-Chair, Taskforce for Nature-Related Disclosures (TNFD) and former CEO and founder of Refinitiv
  • Demetrios Papathanasiou, Energy and Extractives Global Director, World Bank
  • Karen Sack, Executive Director, Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance (ORRAA) 
  • Michael Lewis, Head of Research ESG, DWS
  • Steve Waygood, Chief Responsible Investment Officer, Aviva Investors 
  • Rachel Barré, Environmental Leadership Director, L’Oréal
  • Mafalda Duarte, CEO, Climate Investment Funds
  • Eero Ailio, Advisor, Directorate for Just Transition, Consumers, Energy Efficiency & Innovation, European Commission 
  • James Alexander, Chief Executive, UKSIF
  • Morgan Richmond, Senior Analyst, Climate Policy Initiative
  • Dr. Jyoti Parikh, Executive Director, IRADe
  • Florian Kemmerich, Managing Partner, Bamboo Capital Partners
  • Peter Munro, Head of Division, European Investment Bank
  • Aline Casagrande, Climate Solutions Global Director, AB InBev



Select a speaker to learn more

Eero Ailio
Advisor, Directorate for Just Transition, Consumers, Energy Efficiency & Innovation, European Commission
Next speaker
Dolf Gielen
Director for Innovation and Technology, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Dolf Gielen is IRENA Director for Innovation and Technology since 2011. He has more than 25 years of experience with energy transition strategy development and implementation as well as technology policy in an international context. He has a PhD from Delft University of Technology in Delft, The Netherlands.

Next speaker
Julian Leslie
Head of Networks and Chief Engineer, National Grid ESO

Julian is a chartered engineer with three decades of transmission system operation, planning and investment experience. Julian’s role is to prepare Great Britain’s electricity network for net zero operation, defining future network needs so that market and network owners can invest in the right technology solutions at the right time. He is also responsible for transmission system connections, ensuring that access – both connection and maintenance – is safe, secure and straightforward and keeps consumers’ costs to a minimum.

Next speaker

Media Partner

Contact Us

If you want to become a sponsor, speak at an event or become a partner, leave a message at the "Partner with us" page and we will contact you as soon as possible.