Lord Deben

Lord Deben

Company: Committee on Climate Change

Job title: Chairman


The Rt. Hon John Gummer, Lord Deben, set up and now runs Sancroft, a Corporate Responsibility consultancy working with blue-chip companies around the world on environmental, social and ethical issues. Lord Deben is Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change, Valpak Limited, and the Personal Investment Management & Financial Advisers Association. He was the longest serving Secretary of State for the Environment the UK has ever had (1993-97). His sixteen years of top-level ministerial experience also include Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries & Food, Minister for London, Employment Minister and Paymaster General in HM Treasury. He has consistently championed an identity between environmental concerns and business sense.


Keynote 9:45 am - 10:05 am

Climate emergency response: Assessing the UK’s progress towards net-zero We begin with a keynote talk and Q&A session with the chairman of the committee which advises the Government on how it can reduce emissions to net-zero before 2050. How has the Covid-19 pandemic impacted the UK’s decarbonisation pathway? And what must happen next at a…Read more

day: Day 1 – Business Leadership