COP26 and what it means for business

    | date: 24.11.2021 17:00

    In the first two weeks of November, all eyes will turn to Glasgow where the 26th UN Conference of the Parties or COP26 will take place. Described as the most significant climate event aiming at averting climate catastrophe, this high-level meeting will see world leaders report on the progress of decarbonization since the adoption of the Paris Agreement in 2015. As the world shifts to align with net zero emission, there will certainly be some new decisions and legislative changes to accelerate the climate action. Whatever the outcomes of this climate summit, they will undoubtedly have impacts on businesses and how they will have to operate in the next decades.

    In this panel discussion, we discussed with business leaders from different sectors why a successful COP26 is vital for them, and what the outcomes and new resolutions mean for them in terms of opportunities, challenges and concrete actions to address the climate risks.


    Cecilia McAleavey

    Director of Sustainable Eating and Public Affairs

    Oatly, Sweden

    Emma Keller

    Head of Sustainability

    Nestlé, UK

    Jess Shanklemann

    Reporter on renewable energy, climate change and corporate responsibility

    Bloomberg News

    Dr Thomas Becker

    Vice President Sustainability and Mobility Strategy

    BMW Group, Germany