Climate Action & A Sustainable Future

FROM BEAN TO CUP: CREATING A TRANSPARENT COFFEE SUPPLY CHAIN

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We learnt more about the initiatives creating a more efficient coffee supply chain and, in the process, addressing disparities in power and improving livelihoods around the world.

CLIMATE JUSTICE AND THE LAW: FIRESIDE CHAT WITH JAMES THORNTON

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We held a fireside chat with James Thornton, the Founding CEO of Client Earth and Paul van Zyl, Co-Founder of The Conduit, as they discussed the future of climate litigation and the implications of climate justice in ensuring that governments and companies commit towards ensuring a just net zero emission future.

GREENING OUR CITIES: THE RISE OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES

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We explored recent government policies introduced to accelerate the deployment of EVs, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on urban mobility, the deployment of EV charging infrastructure, and the implications of electricity and battery demand.

BUSINESS AT ITS BEST

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The world needs business at its best – creating opportunities, helping to resolve global issues, and adding value to society. So how can we change the way we do business in order to create a better future for all?

ANGER TO ACTION: MOBILISING GLOBAL CLIMATE MOVEMENTS

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We spoke with champions of global climate movements to explore how we may chart new paths towards action, unpack the challenges that arise along the way, and share key insights on what it takes to mobilise effective movements.

FISHING FOR THE FUTURE: SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD AND FOOD SECURITY

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We explored the role of regulators, investors, entrepreneurs, and consumers in ensuring long-term resilience of ocean wildlife and our global food systems.

WORN AGAIN TECHNOLOGIES: THE TECHNOLOGY TRANSFORMING THE TEXTILES INDUSTRY

When Dr Adam Walker discovered a way of separating polymers by dissolving them, he had little idea that the technology might have the potential to transform the textiles industry, among others.

SOLVING THE CLIMATE CRISIS: AN EVENING WITH AL GORE

In the middle of a torrential downpour in London, former Vice President Al Gore took to the stage at the Emmanuel Centre to speak about the current state of the climate crisis and to raise awareness and support for The Climate Reality Project.

PETER FLAVEL, CEO, COUTTS: “YOU CAN BE COMMERCIAL WHILST ALSO HAVING A STRONG PURPOSE”

To celebrate ‘A Sustainable Life’, our podcast series created in partnership with Coutts, we chatted with Peter Flavel, the institution’s CEO, about balancing profit with purpose and staying relevant in a fast-changing world.

MEET THE YOUNG ACTIVISTS FIGHTING FOR THEIR FUTURE

For London Climate Week, we invited four youthactivists (all under 23-years-old) working to tackle climate change to The Conduit, to share their missions, methods andchallenges. Here, they reflect on why they first became involved with environmental activism and share their calls toaction for the wider community.