Online | Sharm El-Sheikh | Cairo | London - 3 DaysWednesday
2022Businesses increasingly recognise the urgency of tackling and adapting to climate change. More and more companies are joining the Race to Zero, the Science Based Targets Initiative, and other efforts to lower their emissions. Yet, there is a danger that the focus on Net Zero, as important as that is, will mean we fail to recognise that climate change is fundamentally about people.Climate change is affecting us all, but the most severe impacts are being felt by the most vulnerable people. A recent UN climate change report made clear that 40% of the world’s population is currently “highly vulnerable” to climate change impacts – and most of them live in places least responsible for causing climate change.
Existing inequities – due to factors such as gender, race and income – exacerbate the risks to people’s lives and livelihoods. Inequity also shapes people’s capacity and opportunity to participate in the transition to a green economy. Climate change and inequity are two of the biggest challenges of our time; progress on either means we need to recognise that both are inextricably connected. Broadcasting live from Sharm El-Sheikh, Business Fights Poverty Climate Justice 2022 will be a genuinely hybrid, inclusive and interactive event, giving you a chance to be an active part of the conversation even if you can’t be at COP27. Join us online, or apply to join one of our intimate in-person workshop spaces in Sharm El-Sheikh, Cairo or London.
The Summit will bring together people around the world who are passionate about climate justice, from across business, civil society and government. Together we’ll explore critical questions on leadership, partnership, youth empowerment and gender equity. Building on conversations we convened during last year’s COP26 and since, we’ll identify new actions we can take together.
Our highly-rated format will give you the chance to participate meaningfully in the conversation and learn from your peers. For over 16 years, we have been driving deep collaboration, carefully-curated convenings and action-focused community learning. We bring this same energy to our Summits, with a commitment to ensuring you get access to the insights and relationships you need.
Across our 2022 hybrid events, 98% of participants say they learnt something valuable for their work, and 97% say they would recommend them to a colleague. Working with our content partners, we are focused on including the voices of those proximate to the challenges we are discussing. Get ready to be inspired by individuals who are working at the cutting edge of the issues you care about.
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This is intended to be a socialization of ideas as our entrepreneurs look at different options for growth and expansion. We want to brainstorm options in discussion with our network.
Guests: Joy Lamptey (Brighter Investments), Minhaj Chowdhury (Drinkwell), Shelley Saxena (Sevamob), Dr. Joshua Kibera (The Pathology Network)
Each entrepreneur will give a brief overview of their company followed by a short Q&A and introductions for follow-up conversations.
Time: 9:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada) | 12:00 PM ET