ICC Make Climate Action Everyone’s Business Forum

01-13 Nov 2021

Online English
Invitation-only events
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The clock is ticking to make the changes needed to stave off the devastating effects of climate change, and there is an urgent need to translate the aspirations and expectations into concrete outcomes. The "what" – net-zero emissions by 2050 – must now come with a "how.” Policymakers have it in their hands to provide clarity on structural changes, regulatory frameworks and financial incentives that businesses need in order to deploy the billions – even trillions in capital expenditure required to keep the global temperature increase to below 1.5°C and to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

The Make Climate Action Everyone’s Business Forum hosted by the International Chamber of Commerce from 1 –13 November 2021 will catalyse peer-to-peer discussions and frank exchanges between business leaders from small, medium-sized and multinational enterprises representing different sectors and jurisdictions; policymakers leading the UN negotiation process as well as local government representatives and UN agency heads.

This fully virtual Forum aims to bring together 10,000+ participants from over 100 countries and will be organised around five key themes, focusing on critical issues to consider when developing the necessary regulatory frameworks and incentives needed to enable rapid decarbonisation of the global economy.

The platform aims to mimic an in-person experience, facilitating networking, prescheduling meetings, closed door substantive discussions (including BINGO briefings) and plenary sessions. Should circumstances permit, hybrid and in-person elements will also be developed at the COP 26 official venue.

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*CET Time Zone

1 November

10:00 - 11:00

How to ramp up investments and to increase the profitability of climate solutions

Hosted by Climate Leadership Coalition

1 November

11:00 - 12:00

Case Study: Facilitating ESG Finance for the Recycling Industry

Hosted by, Nordea We-Trade and CRIF

1 November

14:00 - 15:00

HOLD

1 November

15:00 - 16:00

Private Briefing 

1 November

16:00 - 17:00

Catalytic Convergence: Corporate Purpose and Climate Action

Hosted by Washington Institute

1 November

17:00 - 18:00

Sustainable Farming Practices and Climate Change, a Vision from the Southern Cone

Hosted by Group of Producing Countries from the Southern Cone

1 November

18:00 - 19:00

More Bang for the Buck – Investing in Mitigation and Resilience Together

Hosted by Business Council for Sustainable Energy

*CET Time Zone

2 November

10:00 - 11:30

Supply Chains are Global. Climate Change is global. The Solution Lies in Global Collaboration

Hosted by French Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain

2 November

12:00 - 14:00

Aligning Trade Rules to Meet Climate and Environment Goals: The UK Experience

Hosted by ICC United Kingdom

2 November

15:00 - 16:00

Private Briefing 

2 November

16:00 - 17:00

Sustainable Trade Finance Definitions

2 November

17:00 - 18:00

Insurance Impacts from Climate and Extreme Weather Events

hosted by J. S. Held

2 November 

22:00 - 00:00

Public-Private Prevention of Marine Litter and Climate Change Mitigation in the Caribbean Sea

hosted by CEGESTI

*CET Time Zone

3 November

12:00 - 13:00

Net Zero Metrics and Reporting: How to Respond to Investors and Other Stakeholders

Hosted by SUST4IN

3 November

13:00 - 15:00

From Kunming to Glasgow: Uniting Global Businesses to Tackle Nature Loss

Hosted by The International Chamber Of Commerce, United Kingdom

3 November

15:00 - 16:00

Private Briefing 

3 November

16:00 - 17:00

Brazil and Carbon Markets: Exploring Economic Opportunities

hosted by The International Chamber of Commerce, Brazil

3 November 

17:00-18:00

Reducing Transport Emissions by Eliminating Empty Miles

hosted by Convoy

3 November 

18:00-19:15

Getting to NETs-Zero: The Integral Role of Negative Emissions Technologies in Meeting the Paris Goals

Hosted by Resilient LLP, Carbon Engineering and Planetary Hydrogen

*CET Time Zone

4 November 

11:00-12:00 

The Campaign for Greener Arbitration Protocols – Genesis, Practicalities and Adoption

Hosted by Pinsent Masons

4 November 

12:30-13:30 

Gender and Climate: Bringing Gender Equality into the Conversation

hosted by Acciona

4 November 

14:00-15:00 

Partnerships for SDG 14: Innovative Financing for Sustainable Oceans

hosted by Joint SDG Fund, Vala Capital and 10% for Oceans

4 November 

14:00-15:00 

Supporting SMEs to take Climate Action

hosted by The International Chamber of Commerce and Sage

4 November

15:00 - 16:00

Private Briefing 

4 November

15:00 - 16:00

Amazon: Zero Harm

Hosted by Di Blasi Parenti & Associados

4 November

16:00 - 17:00

Lessons Learned from Panama, Suriname and Bhutan: A Framework for Becoming Carbon Negative

hosted by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Panama

4 November

16:00 - 17:00

Private Equity's Role in Advancing Building Decarbonization and Resilience

Hosted by World Resources Institute

4 November

16:00 - 18:00

5G and Climate Change: Enabling Industries, Greening Networks

Hosted by ETNO

4 November

17:00 - 18:00

HOLD

4 November

18:00 - 19:00

Transparency and Eco-Innovation in the New Global Supply Chain

Hosted by Parley for the Oceans

4 November 

22:00-00:00

Ecological Threats to Global Peace and Resilience (English)

hosted by Institute for Economics and Peace

4 November

9:30 - 11:00

European Chambers Delivering on the UN SDGs

Hosted by Eurochambres

*CET Time Zone

5 November

13:00 - 15:00

Environmental Certification Fostering Inclusion in Global Value Chains

Hosted by Government of Sao Paolo

5 November

13:00 - 14:00

Business Contributions to a Just Transition

Hosted by World Benchmarking Alliance

5 November

14:00 - 15:00

Managing Tradeoffs between Climate Change Mitigation, Food Security and Landscape in Low Carbon Africa

Hosted by AGRA (Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa), African Development Bank and the World Resources Institute

5 November

15:00-16:00

Private Briefing 

5 November 

16:00-18:00

Ecological Threats to Global Peace and Resilience (Spanish)

hosted by Institute for Economics and Peace

5 November 

18:00-19:00 CET

Can We Use Tech to Connect Skilled Specialists and Organizations for Effective Climate Action?

Hosted by Digital Bird

5 November 

21:00-22:00

Local Action, Global Goals – How Hawai'i's private sector is making progress on the Aloha+ Challenge and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

hosted by Hawai'i Green Growth Local2030 Hub

*CET Time Zone

7 November

15:00 - 16:00

Private Briefing 

*CET Time Zone

8 November 

10:00-12:00

Entrepreneurship for Climate Mitigation and Resilience

hosted by SEED UNO

8 November

12:00-13:00

Ensuring Tangible Results with the Help of Sustainable Finance in the Blue Economy

Hosted by UN Global Compact Norway

8 November

12:00-13:00

Trends in Climate Arbitration and Litigation in European

Hosted by Gessel

8 November

13:00-14:00

Closing the Youth Skills Gap to Fill Green Jobs of the Future

hosted by members of the UN Secretary General's Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change, World Federation of Engineering Organisations Global Young Engineers Working Group on SDG13, Global Youth Climate Network (World Bank Group)

8 November

14:00-15:00

Retail’s Role in Tackling Climate Change

Hosted by INGKA Group

8 November

15:00-16:00

Private Briefing 

8 November

16:00-17:00

Climate Action in the Global Dairy Sector to Achieve the Paris Agreement

Hosted by Global Dairy Platform

8 November

17:00-19:00 CET

Enabling Sustainability Transparency across Supply Chains

Hosted by EY

8 November

20:00-22:00

The Importance of Investing in Medium- and Low-Income (Emerging and Developing) Markets to Tackle Climate Change

hosted by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

8 November

8:00-9:00

Innovation Driving Climate Solutions

Hosted by UN Global Compact Network China

*CET Time Zone

9 November 

10:00-11:00

Women in Agriculture: Champions of Climate-Positive Action

Hosted by Corteva and Grow Asia

9 November 

11:00-12:00

Leveraging the Benefits of Green Innovation

hosted by WIPO Green and International Chamber of Commerce

9 November 

12:00-13:30 CET

Putting Money to Work for Climate - Mobilising Finance and Investment to Support Net-Zero Transition and Build a Resilient Future

Hosted by PwC

9 November 

14:00-15:00

Launch of the Low Carbon Roadmap for the Global Nitrogen Fertilizer Industry

hosted by the International Fertilizer Association (IFA), the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

9 November

15:00-16:00

Private Briefing

9 November

15:30-16:30

Children and Climate Change are Everyone's Business

hosted by International Chamber of Commerce and UNICEF

9 November

17:00-18:00

Small Businesses, Sustainability, and the Future of Global Trade

hosted by UPS

9 November

18:00-20:00

Enhancing Global Governance to Address the Climate Crisis

hosted by Integrity Initiatives International and the Climate Governance Commission

*CET Time Zone

10 November

HOLD

10 November

12:00-13:00

North-South Private Sector Engagement and Collaborations: Hands-On Experiences with Technology Transfer and Development in East African Communities

hosted by BVEK: Federal Association of Emissions Trading and Climate Protection

10 November

14:00 - 15:00 

Circular Economy Session

hosted by The International Chamber of Commerce 

10 November

14:00-16:00

The Relevance of a Common Policy Framework for Net Zero Transition

Hosted by the International Chamber of Commerce, United Kingdom

10 November

15:00-16:00

Private Briefing 

10 November

16:00 -17:00

Developing ESG Programs for Small and Mid-Sized Companies

Hosted by Chambers Ireland and Movado Group

10 November

16:00 -17:00

Environmental Marketing Claims

hosted by The International Chamber of Commerce

10 November

17:00-18:15

Building a Net-Zero and Resilient Economy - The Developing Role of International Standards

hosted by The International Standards Organization and the International Electrotechnical Commission

*CET Time Zone

11 November 

15:00-16:00

Making Business Sense of Scope 3 Emissions

hosted by Carbon Trust and Carlsberg

11 November

15:00-16:00

Private Briefing 

11 November

16:00-17:30

Co-Designing a Community Carbon Project in Honduras

hosted by Zero Mission Sweden

*CET Time Zone

12 November

15:00-16:00

Private Briefing 

12 November

15:00-16:00

Climate Change Related Disputes and their Resolution through Arbitration / ADR

Hosted by Aarna Law

12 November

17:00-18:00

Canadian standards as effective tool to help organizations meet UN SDGs

Hosted by CSA Group) Canadian Standards Association, University of Guelph and Niagara College

12 November

18:00-19:00

Employee Engagement in Sustainability

hosted by 2030 Builders 

12 November

8:00-9:00

Carbon Emissions Peak and Carbon Neutrality:Chinese Business Action”

Hosted by ICC China, World Business Council For Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and Beijing Energy Conservation Low-Carbon Environmental Protection Industry Service Association (BEISA).

*CET Time Zone

13 November

15:00-16:00

Private Briefing 

TBC

Demystifying the Consumer Belief-Intent Gap

hosted by Ipsos and ESOMAR 

TBC

Helping Oil and Gas Companies Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy

hosted by GRI

TBC

Decarbonisation Innovations from Industry and Key Developments in Financing and International Trade

 hosted by Corrs, Chambers, Westgarth

TBC

Removing and storing carbon: Responsible Forest Management as a Tool to Limit Climate Change to 1.5°C

hosted by Inter-IKEA Group

TBC

Case study: How Payables Finance Can Drive Sustainability through Supply Chains

hosted by Barry Callebaut, International Finance Corporation and Demica

TBC

Multilateral Mechanisms to Fight Carbon Leakages

hosted by The International Chamber of Commerce, France 

TBC

Flightpath to Net-Zero Emissions in Aviation

hosted by ATAG 

TBC

Harnessing the Potential of Digital Innovation for Enhanced Multistakeholder Climate Action

hosted by Climate Chain Coalition

TBC

Mobilize: Climate Infrastructure, Innovation and Investment for a Sustainable Recovery

hosted by USCIB

TBC

Regulatory Roadblocks on the Way to ESG Heaven

hosted by Dentons

TBC

Unleashing Innovation in Agriculture to Deliver Climate Solutions

hosted by Croplife International

TBC

Digital Solutions for Climate Action

hosted by SAP, Vodafone and Nokia

TBC

Green Restart: Build to Zero

hosted by Danfoss

TBC

Nature-Based Solutions to Reckon with the Past, Promote a Resilient, Equitable Future

hosted by Purpose Collaborative 

TBC

Science-Based Emission Reduction Targets for Hard to Abate Sectors – How to Decarbonise Travel?

hosted by Ndevr

TBC

Not Enough CO2 Available for the Largest Circular Project in the Nordics?

hosted by Ragn-Sells

TBC

How Technology Can Accelerate Green Progress in the Middle East

hosted by Bee’ah

TBC

On the Horizon: Business-led Ocean Solutions to Climate Change

hosted by World Ocean Council 

TBC

Night-Friendly Lighting for Climate Protection

hosted by The Fulda Chamber of Commerce

TBC

Strengthening Competitiveness of MSMEs Through Climate Resilience in Global Value Chains

Hosted by International Trade Centre 

TBC

Transparency in Climate Change Commitments: Reality Check and the Role of Finance Providers

Hosted by HSBC Germany

TBC

Managing Tradeoffs Between Climate Change Mitigation, Food Security and Landscape in Low Carbon Africa

Hosted by Santiago Chamber of Commerce

TBC

Net Zero Arbitration

Hosted by Deschert

TBC

Transition Financing for Critical Companies and Sectors

Hosted by DZ Bank

TBC

Marketing hype or conscientious consumerism?

TBC

Race to Resilience: Supporting Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Practices in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

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