Net Zero Delivery Summit Agenda

You can catch up here on the main Net Zero Delivery Summit sessions.

Wednesday 11 May 2022

Keynote address - The Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero 

Mark Carney, UN Special Envoy on Climate action and Finance, and Co-Chair, GFANZ


Coming six months after the COP26 Summit in Glasgow, this session updates on the progress being made by GFANZ members to deliver on their commitments to transition to net zero. GFANZ’s work programme and deliverables for this year are highlighted and set in the broader context of the opportunities and challenges of transitioning the global economy to net zero.

Panel: Net Zero Implementation

This session takes stock of progress that GFANZ members in the financial sector, alongside real economy corporates, have made since COP26 to deliver on their commitments to transition to net zero.  It considers the broad challenged being addressed, what supporting infrastructure is needed and being developed, and what more is needed. 

The discussion takes place against a challenging geopolitical backdrop and stresses in energy and commodities markets, and touch on how participants are navigating these challenges.  


  • Moderator: Mark Carney, Co-Chair, GFANZ
  • C. S. Venkatakrishnan, CEO, Barclays
  • David Schwimmer, CEO, London Stock Exchange Group
  • Noel Quinn, Group Chief Executive, HSBC
  • Cécile Prévieu, Executive Vice President Energy Solutions, Engie
  • Javier Echave, CFO, Heathrow Holdings
  • Nili Gilbert, Vice Chairwoman, Carbon Direct and Principal, GFANZ

Keynote address by John Kerry, US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate

Investing in Support of the Transition in Emerging Economies

Adam Matthews, Chief Responsible Investment Officer, Church of England Pensions Board & Chair, Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI)

Panel: Mobilising Capital to Climate Solutions

The session focuses on the solutions needed to increase the flow of private capital to emerging markets and developing countries for the financing of transition initiatives. It will has practical approach and focus on examples of “what is working”. 


  • Moderator: Nili Gilbert, Vice Chairwoman, Carbon Direct & Principal, GFANZ
  • The Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP, President, COP26
  • Shemara Wikramanayake, MD & CEO, Macquarie
  • Dr Rhian-Mari Thomas, Chief Executive, Green Finance Institute
  • Dr Kevin Kariuki, Vice President, African Development Bank Group
  • Andrew Bainbridge, Chair, PIDG Ltd

The City of London Corporation and the Net Zero Transition, with Chris Hayward, Policy Chairman, City of London Corporation

This session provides an opportunity for the City of London Corporation to outline progress made under its own Climate Action Strategy, which should see the Square Mile go Net Zero by 2040. Also an opportunity to highlight lessons learned that can be applied to other financial centres the world over.

Panel: The Road to COP27

This session looks ahead to COP27 and beyond, focusing on the milestones in the lead up to Sharm El-Sheikh and ambitions for the conference.


  • Moderator: Kate Abnett, European Climate and Energy Correspondent, Reuters  
  • HE Dr Rania Al Mashat, Minister for International Cooperation of Egypt  
  • HE Dr. Nawal Al-Hosany, Permanent Representative of the UAE to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) 
  • Nigel Topping, High Level Champion for Climate Action, COP26 
  • Dr Dalia Abdel Kader, Chief Sustainability Officer, Commercial International Bank

From Commitment to Action: The Role of Transition Plans in Achieving a Net Zero Economy 

With Mary Schapiro, Vice-Chair of GFANZ

Fireside chat – Green Finance 

Following the Chancellor’s Announcement at COP26 of plans to deliver the world’s first Net Zero Financial Centre in the UK, this slot provides an opportunity to hear an update on HMG’s green finance initiatives – aligning with GFANZ’ workstream on net zero implementation.

With John Glen, Economic Secretary to the Treasury, and Michelle Scrimgeour, CEO, LGIM  

Climate Reporting: Update on ISSB Standards

The announcement of a new ISSB was one of the most significant to emerge from COP26 from a policy perspective for financial/professional services. Hear an update on the Board’s work to date and plans ahead, while detailing its synchronicity with the objectives of GFANZ. And hear from industry about their needs and aspirations for ISSB reporting.

  • Moderator: Silvia Pavoni, Editor, Sustainable Views, Financial Times Group
  • Ravi Abeywardana, Technical Director, ISSB
  • Andy Agg, CFO, National Grid
  • Hywel Ball, UK Chair and UK&I Managing Partner, EY

Followed by Q&A

Keynote address: How green finance can be mobilised to support new technologies and achieve the UK's net zero and energy security objectives 

Lord Callanan Minister for Business, Energy and Corporate Responsibility

Thursday 12 May 2022

Welcome by the Rt Hon. the Lord Mayor, Alderman Vincent Keaveny

Welcome message from Michael Bloomberg, Co-Chair, GFANZ

Panel 3: Net Zero Public Policy

This session focuses on the public policy the financial system is most dependent on, as outlined in the GFANZ Call to Action, if we are to accelerate the crowding in of private finance to support an orderly net zero transition.  It considers steps being taken to set transition paths and policy for the real economy, to improve climate risk and transition disclosures, to align central bank and regulatory mandates and activities to net zero, and to price carbon and upgrade voluntary markets. 

  • Moderator: Alice Carr, Executive Director for Public Policy, GFANZ
  • Bruce Carnegie-Brown, Chairman Lloyd’s
  • Bryony Widdup, Partner and Head of Sustainable Finance, DLA Piper
  • Sarah Breeden, Executive Director (Financial Stability Strategy & Risk), Bank of England

Fireside Chat - International Perspectives: UK-China Green Finance Cooperation  

Dr Ma Jun and Sir William Russell, Co-Chairs, UK-China Green Finance Centre.

Unlocking Investment in Renewable Energy

Sven Utermöhlen, CEO Offshore Wind RWE & Chair, WindEurope

Closing remarks from Alderman Vincent Keaveny, the Rt Hon the Lord Mayor of the City of London