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Leading the way to COP26

Our latest survey on the Net Zero economy showed that 38% of respondents said they fully understand the term net zero and the implications for their business while 21% did not.

Amidst unprecedented challenges, our August 2020 study revealed that one third of firms did not consider net zero to be a priority and more than two-thirds have either never heard of COP or knew the name only. However, appetite to become net zero is very high, with 88% saying they are actively taking at least one measure to reduce carbon emissions.


'Leading the way to COP26 – the UK’s journey to Net Zero', was a panel event delivered in partnership with Drax, enabling participants to:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the term 'net zero' and the impact it will have on their business.
  • Understand more about COP26, what it means for their business and how they can get involved
  • Hear a real-life case study from Drax, with their vision to be carbon negative by 2030, including the changes they’ve made and the hurdles they’ve faced.
  • Take away actions to bring them closer to realising their net zero ambitions and/or targets.

Claire Walker, Co-Executive Director at the British Chambers of Commerce was joined by:

  • Will Gardiner, CEO, Drax Group
  • Chris Stark, Chief Executive, The Climate Change Committee
  • James Heath, Chief Executive, The National Infrastructure Commission
  • Eliot Whittington, Director, The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group
  • Claire Perry O'Neill, Managing Director, Climate & Energy, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)