From net zero to circular thinking: BusinessGreen launches 2019 Leaders Summit

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From net zero to circular thinking: BusinessGreen launches 2019 Leaders Summit

Annual BusinessGreen Leaders Summit confirmed for October 23 - reserve your place now to avoid disappointment

BusinessGreen has today confirmed the annual BusinessGreen Leaders Summit will take place this year on October 23rd at the Crystal in London's Docklands.

Now in its third year, the Summit will bring together over 200 senior sustainability executives and green business leaders to discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by the net zero transition and the upcoming decade of disruption that will result as clean tech deployment and green business models march into the mainstream.

Thanks to the support of our headline sponsor Centrica, the Summit is free to attend for in-house sustainability and environmental professionals who are recommended to reserve their place as soon as possible.

Tickets are also available for green service providers, product vendors, and consultants, with an early bird rate available until July 5. NGOs can also apply for passes with requests considered on a case-by-case basis.

The theme for this year's Summit is the upcoming decade of disruption that all businesses will face as the transition to a net zero and circular economy gathers pace. In the coming months BusinessGreen will unveil a line-up of high profile speakers from across the green economy who will provide invaluable insights into how the UK's leading businesses are both driving this transition and navigating the risks it presents.

"The green economy has never had so much riding on it," said BusinessGreen editor-in-chief James Murray. "From street protests and scientific warnings to parliamentary debates and corporate strategies, the climate emergency and the critical need to build a net zero emission economy is suddenly everywhere. Whatever happens next one thing is clear: all businesses face a decade of disruption as the green economy enters its most exciting period yet. Firms can choose to either drive that disruption - seizing opportunities along the way - or fall victim to it.

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"That is the economy-shaping backdrop for this year's BusinessGreen Leaders Summit, and there has never been a more important time to have these discussions. In the past six months, the IPCC, Extinction Rebellion, Greta Thunberg, and the Committee on Climate Change have all cranked up the pressure on governments and leading corporates to engineer a step change in climate action. But for many organisation's the question of precisely how to respond to escalating climate risks and green opportunities remains hugely challenging. The BusinessGreen Leaders Summit and wider Net Zero Now campaign are dedicated to exploring this crucial question and providing sustainability executives with the information and inspiration they need to accelerate this economy-shaping transition.

The BusinessGreen Leaders Summit is the centrepiece of BusinessGreen's expanded events programme for 2019, which also includes quarterly Leaders Briefings on the journey Towards Net Zero. The next briefing on Towards Net Zero Energy will take place on June 7th in Westminster and tickets are available now.

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