Aimed at highlighting the sustainable initiatives and projects the business community in Cornwall is pioneering, the G7 Sustainable Growth 2021 Conference, in conjunction with Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, is taking place on the 8 of June ahead of the G7 conference starting on the 11.
Welcomed virtually by HRH Prince Charles, the Duke of Cornwall, and the Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Patrick Vallance, a variety of guest speakers across many industries will inspire other businesses to embrace the global transition to a zero carbon future.
Alongside Sir Tim Smit KBE, Co-founder of our partner The Eden Project, Planet Mark CEO and Founder Steve Malkin will join guest speakers including George Eustice MP, Secretary of State DEFRA; Professor Fiona Charnley from Exeter University; Hugo Tagholm, CEO of Surfers Against Sewage; Kate Kennally, CEO of Cornwall Council and Dr Ryan Law, Geothermal Energy pioneer.
With a focus on supporting SMEs in their first steps towards sustainability progress, Steve will be joining a masterclass to speak on how business’ can measure their carbon footprint so that they can report their progress with confidence and authority.
The conference will be held in the week before our eight-month Zero Carbon Tour touches down in Cornwall at The Eden Project on 14 June, in the UK’s first fully electric Carbon Battle Bus.
The Zero Carbon Tour will be taking the net zero carbon message to communities across the UK in support of the UN-backed Race to Zero campaign, the world’s largest alliance of actors committed to halving global emissions by 2030 and achieving net zero emissions by 2050 at the latest. It will highlight how all businesses can set their own credible net zero carbon targets in line with Race to Zero’s rigorous minimum criteria and implement plans to achieve them.
In this critical Decade of Action businesses in Cornwall and beyond are looking to take meaningful action in the fight against climate change. Individuals, businesses and leaders need to collectively act to ensure the UK achieves its net zero target by 2050.
Find out more and sign up to the G7 Sustainable Growth Conference here.