Transforming industry and infrastructure

From inspiring keynotes and high-level panel debates through to a choice of practical masterclasses, our Net-Zero Carbon Day is a must-attend for all energy and sustainability professionals seeking to cut carbon, increase efficiencies and unlock new revenue-driving opportunities.

Day 2 – Net-Zero Carbon

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Exhibitor zone open

9:30 am - 9:35 am

Welcome & introduction

9:35 am - 9:45 am

Speed networking

9:45 am - 10:05 am


How to get to net-zero whilst strengthening our economy and improving our lives

Conservative MP and PRASEG Chair Bim Afolami opens Net-Zero Carbon Day with a keynote talk and Q&A session which will provide the policymakers’ perspective on why net-zero is so important for the UK economy, how the net-zero transition will positively impact our society, and what businesses can do with Government to deliver decarbonisation at scale.    


  • Bim Afolami

    Bim Afolami
    Conservative MP and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Renewable and Sustainable Energy Group (PRASEG)

10:05 am - 10:50 am

Panel discussion

Energy management in a post-pandemic world: Challenges and opportunities

Covid-19 has had a monumental impact on all aspects of business, and energy management is no exception. This panel debate brings together an array of energy industry experts to discuss how businesses can collectively turn the UK’s net-zero ambition into action – despite the turbulent backdrop.  

  • Assessing the impacts of the pandemic on net-zero progress
  • Is 2050 ambitious enough? When should we be aiming for?
  • From energy efficiency to carbon pricing: the policy priorities of UK energy managers


10:55 am - 11:15 am

BREAK – Speed networking, Information & resources hub, Exhibitor zone

11:15 am - 12:00 pm


Pick and choose:

Masterclass 1: 45-Minute Masterclass: How to manage and reduce your Scope 3 emissions and achieve science-based targets

Scope 3 represents one of the most crucial aspects of achieving a net-zero carbon economy – but it is also one of the most difficult areas for businesses to effectively manage and reduce. This 45-Minute Masterclass will break down the role of Scope 3 emissions within the net-zero movement, and offer some practical tips and advice when it comes to reducing them.

Discussion points:

  • Factoring Scope 3 emissions into your net-zero carbon strategy
  • Taking control of your upstream and downstream supply chain emissions
  • The tools and techniques to effectively gather and act upon Scope 3 emissions data

Paven Juttla, Sustainability Manager, Multiplex 


Masterclass 2: Unlocking access to funding for a net-zero future

As we enter an unprecedented recession, securing access to funding for net-zero-related projects and initiatives has become even more difficult than it was before – but it’s not impossible. This 45-Minute Masterclass will offer some best-practice examples and top tips when it comes to overcoming funding barriers and financing your organisation’s net-zero transition.

Discussion points:

  • Securing boardroom buy-in for carbon reduction projects and initiatives
  • How to attract and engage with new investors
  • Identifying where to allocate the limited funds you may have

Sam Baker, Strategic Adviser, Chapter Zero 


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

BREAK – Speed networking, Information & resources hub, Exhibitor zone

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Roundtable discussions, Information & resources hub, Exhibitor zone

Open roundtable 1: Flexible futures: What is the role of decentralised, democratised energy on the road to net-zero?

Renewable energy technologies and ‘flexible’ power systems such as energy storage and demand response are together changing the way that energy is generated and used. This open roundtable discussion will explore  how businesses can champion decentralised, democratised energy systems to deliver deep decarbonisation.

The roundtable will consist of a group of sustainability and energy experts, hand-picked by edie. All other attendees are able to sit in on the conversation, share their own ideas, and ask questions throughout the one-hour session.

Discussion points:

  • What the future holds for renewable energy in the UK, and what that means for business
  • Utilising battery storage to cut carbon, control costs and deliver commercial returns
  • Key considerations when making the shift to demand response-based systems


Open roundtable 2: Net-zero buildings and transport: What does a great decarbonisation strategy now look like? 

Virtually overnight, Covid-19 radically changed the way we use buildings and transport. This open roundtable discussion will therefore explore what the future looks like across both of these areas – from the virtual office to electric vehicle (EV) sharing models.

The roundtable will consist of a group of sustainability and energy experts, hand-picked by edie. All other attendees are able to sit in on the conversation, share their own ideas, and ask questions throughout the one-hour session.

Discussion points: 

  • Net-zero carbon buildings and transport policy – fit for purpose?   
  • Developing the green office of the future, today 
  • EVs and beyond: Getting smarter with your business travel 
2:00 pm

Close of day 2