Browse our COP28 Business Pavilion events, hosted in collaboration with We Mean Business Coalition sponsors and supporting partners. Those events listed with (*) take place outside the Business Pavilion.
The economic case for sustainable healthcare: How can sustainability improve hospitals’ bottom line?
Hosted by: Royal Philips
Moderator: Roger Harrabin, Independent Journalist, former BBC
The potential economic opportunities resulting from more sustainable healthcare are tremendous. From development of ground-breaking energy efficient technologies to better use and re-use of products, to more effective green procurement approaches, we can transform healthcare to have a lower environmental footprint, greater societal benefit, and stronger financial value.
But it requires large scale change: better policy and regulatory frameworks to deploy and commercialize sustainable healthcare technologies, and smarter investments to achieve wide-ranging impact. This session will explore the barriers and opportunities to realizing the economic benefits of sustainable healthcare.
Lauren McKown (Managing Director, Seed Global Health)
Robert Metzke (SVP, Global Head of Sustainability, Philips)
Ilias Iakovidis (Advisor Green Transformation, European Commission)
Roger Harrabin (Independent Journalist, former BBC)
Moderator: Pietro Bertazzi, Global Director, Policy and External Affairs, CDP
The event will showcase the global collaboration between CDP and ISSB, supporting the adoption of the ISSB Climate standard to alleviate the reporting burden for companies. Further, it will deep dive into plans to enhance collaboration at a regional level and explore the role of climate-related financial disclosures in enhancing accountability to drive action.
Mardi McBrien, Chief of Strategic Affairs & Capacity Building, ISSB
Nicolette Bartlett, Chief Impact Officer, CDP
Sarah Bloom Raskin, Colin W. Brown Distinguished Professor of the Practice of Law, Co-Chair RAF consultation
Dr. Mohamed Farid Saleh, Vice Chair of the IOSCO Board and Chair of the Growth and Emerging Markets Committee (GEMC)
João Paulo de Resende, Special Advisor on Climate Change Economics, Ministry of Finance, Brazil
Jamie Fergusson, Director for Climate Business, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Hendrik Rosenthal, CLP Director - Group Sustainability
Moderator: Anna Stanley-Radiere, Director for Climate Transparency at WBCSD
Join The Climate Pledge and the Partnership for Carbon Transparency (powered by WBCSD) for an engaging panel delving into how top businesses are utilizing innovative methods to measure and manage their Scope 3 emissions. Panelists include Jon Creyts (CEO, RMI), Daniel Schmid (CSO, SAP), John Powers (VP of Global Cleantech and Renewables, Schneider Electric), and Chris Roe (Director of Worldwide Carbon, Amazon).
From Dubai to Brazil: Building Ambition on the Road to COP30
Hosted by: We Mean Business Coalition
Moderator: Jennie Dodson, Senior Director, Policy, Advocacy and Member Mobilization, WBCSD
This discussion will consider the COP28 conference in the context of the longer term objective of raising climate ambition in line with the 1.5°C objective by COP30 in Brazil in 2025. It will bring together leading government and business representatives to exchange views on how the private sector can work with governments to urgently raise ambition, and consider the critical role of Brazil, and its business community, in its Presidencies of both the G20 in 2024 and COP30 in 2025.
María Mendiluce, CEO, We Mean Business Coalition
Marina Grossi, President, Conselho Empresarial Brasileiro para Desenvolvimento Sustentável – CEBDS
André Corrêa do Lago, Secretary of Climate, Energy and Environment (Brazilian Government)
Izabella Teixeira, IRENA, Former Minister of the Environment of Brazil; Co-President of the International Resource Panel – UN
Keyvan Macedo - Sustainability Director, Natura & Co.
Madalena Calle Lucas, Head of Climate, EDP
Adaptation now: Bridging the gap between business action and the global agenda
Hosted by: PwC
The UN High Level Climate Champions team, supported by PwC, have been working together to explore how business can accelerate progress towards the Sharm el Sheikh Adaptation Agenda (SAA). Their forthcoming paper aims to bridge the gap between business action and the SAA outcome targets, by highlighting the role of businesses in supporting their delivery. Using examples of existing action across the SAA systems, it also explores how achieving system level resilience will in turn support business resilience. This session will share and reflect on emerging findings, discuss the vital role that businesses play, and explore how to accelerate progress.
Bob Moritz, Global Chair, PwC
Emma Cox, Global Climate Leader, PwC UK
Roman Roehrl, Climate Change Specialist, EIB
Sanjay Wagle, Co-Founder and Managing Director, The Lightsmith Group
Michael Okoroafor, Chief Sustainability Officer, McCormick
Marisa Drew, Chief Sustainability Officer, Standard Chartered
Building Resilient, Adaptive, and Disaster Ready Communities: Innovations in digital financial inclusion to address humanitarian and climate crises
Hosted by: Visa
Moderator: Dr. Chelsea Clinton , Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation and Clinton Health Access Initiative
Oxfam and Visa are scaling up B-READY, an innovation uniting parametric forecasting with community inputs and digital financial inclusion to provide humanitarian assistance to individuals and businesses in the crucial window before a disaster strikes, saving lives, building resiliency, and drastically decreasing the impact of emergencies on communities. Together we will stand up B-READY in 4 high-risk countries, reaching 1.1 million individuals and micro-small enterprises. We invite business leaders, policy makers, funders, strategists, journalists, and humanitarian and climate groundbreakers to join us in a fireside chat, exploring ways to accelerate impact through technology, innovation, and financing.
Rajiv Garodia, Senior Vice President and Global Head, Government and Public Sector Solutions at Visa
Abby Maxman, President & CEO, Oxfam America
Attorney Melchor Mergal, Provincial Board Member, Eastern Samar province, Philippines