IX Summit Sydney 2022

IX Summit Sydney 2022

Australia's largest climate tech conference with live sessions from COP27

Impact X Summit Sydney 2022 Speakers

Paul Hawken a

Paul Hawken

Founder of Project Drawdown & Project Regeneration
Amy Brown

Amy Brown

CEO, Investment NSW
Tony Chappel

Tony Chappel

Chief Executive Officer, EPA
Brooke Sprott

Brooke Sprott

Head of Sustainable Business & Communications, Unilever ANZ
Martijn Wilder a

Martijn Wilder

Founding Partner, Pollination
Agatha  a

Agathe Gross

Partner, Bain & Company
Dermot OGorman a

Dermot O'Gorman

CEO, WWF Australia
Sophia a

Sophia Hamblin Wang

Chief Operating Officer, MCi
Sally Anne Williams a

Sally-Ann Williams

CEO, Cicada Innovations
Reece Proudfoot a

Reece Proudfoot

Head of Innovation & Impact Investment, WWF
Thomas S a

Thomas Schroder

Head of Climate Action, South Pole
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Bernadette Fitzgerald

Director, Precincts and Infrastructure, WSP
Khory a

Khory Hancock

General Manager, Climate Revive
Deo Prasad a

Deo Prasad

Scientia Professor , UNSW
Roch a

Roch Cheroux

Managing Director, Sydney Water
Catherine Lovelock a

Catherine Lovelock

Professor, The University of Queensland
Tara Kennedy a

Tara Kennedy

Energy Sector Lead, Earth and Environment, WSP
Mahdi Babaee a

Mahdi Babaee (PhD, CPEng)

Associate Director, Structures, WSP
Monica Richter a

Monica Richter

Senior Manager – Low Carbon Futures; WWF Australia
Dan Sheedy a

Dan Sheedy

Director, Strategy & Engagement, Climate Active
Helen Rowe a

Helen Rowe

Program Impact Manager, Transport, ClimateWorks
Josh Bishop a

Joshua Bishop

Conservation Economist, WWF
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    Paul Hawken

    Founder of Project Drawdown & Project Regeneration
    Paul Hawken starts ecological businesses, writes about nature and commerce, and consults with heads of state and CEOs on climatic, economic and ecological regeneration. He has appeared on numerous media including the Today Show, Talk of the Nation, Bill Maher, CBS This Morning and others, and his work has been profiled or featured in hundreds of articles including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Newsweek, Washington Post, Forbes, and Business Week. He has written nine books including six national and NYT bestsellers: Growing a Business, The Next Economy, The Ecology of Commerce, Blessed Unrest, Drawdown, and Regeneration. He is published in 30 languages and his books are available in over 90 countries. His latest book, Regeneration, Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation, was published by Penguin RandomHouse September, 2021, his sequel to Drawdown, He is the founder of both Project Drawdown and Project Regeneration (regeneration.org). Project Regeneration is the world’s largest, most complete listing and network of solutions to the climate crisis.
    Amy Brown

    Amy Brown

    CEO, Investment NSW
    Amy Brown is Secretary of the Department of Enterprise, Investment and Trade (DEIT) and Chief Executive Officer of Investment NSW. Enterprise, Investment and Trade drives the NSW Government’s commitment to economic transformation and thriving communities, while Investment NSW reinforces the state’s position as the most desirable place in the world to do business, study and invest. Promoting the state’s clean economy and the opportunities inherent in the journey to Net Zero is key for both organisations. Amy is passionate about improving the quality of life for the people of NSW by enabling access to opportunities for individuals via a strong sustainable economy, healthy communities and high quality government services. Underlying that, Amy is committed to the power of partnership between government, the private sector, NGOs and educational institutions to drive outcomes and deliver value for taxpayers.Prior to the establishment of Investment NSW in 2021, Amy was Deputy Secretary of Strategy and Delivery at the Department of Premier and Cabinet and was a partner with PwC’s Infrastructure and Urban Renewal Business. She has also worked in infrastructure finance at NSW Treasury and as a leading infrastructure lawyer.
    Tony Chappel

    Tony Chappel

    Chief Executive Officer, EPA
    Tony joined the EPA in August 2022 with strong experience in highly regulated industries and a commitment to the environment. His experience across the public and private sectors, and in regulated industry means Tony brings a useful understanding and perspective of what is required of licensees, as well as the community impact of industry actions. Prior to joining the EPA, Tony was Executive General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Legal Risk and Governance at the Australian Energy Market Operator. His role included responsibility for stakeholder engagement, regulatory strategy and policy, working with all Australian governments to ensure the delivery of safe, reliable and affordable energy, and to enable the energy transition in the interests of consumers. Tony holds a master’s degree in Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford and a master’s degree in Environmental Technology from Imperial College, London. He has also worked as a researcher at the Smith School for Enterprise and the Environment in Oxford.
    Brooke Sprott

    Brooke Sprott

    Head of Sustainable Business & Communications, Unilever ANZ
    Brooke is a sustainability and communications leader with 20years’ experience in FMCG. She oversees implementation of Unilever’s Compass goals in ANZ. The Compass is Unilever’s strategy to make sustainable living commonplace and improve the health of the planet, improve people’s health, confidence and wellbeing and contribute to a fairer, more equitable and socially inclusive world.In her 14 years at Unilever she has been Nutrition Manager, Regulatory Manager, and in her current role she is driving solutions for a healthier planet& upskilling teams to help drive Unilever’s ESG agenda forward. She works with R&D and Supply Chain to design-out unnecessary waste in product packaging& production, reduce plastic, minimise Unilever’s carbon footprint and reduce food waste.She engages with external stakeholders to advocate for systems change and circularity in the food & grocery packaging system.
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    Martijn Wilder

    Founding Partner, Pollination
    Martijn is a world leader in climate law and sustainable investing. With a background in economics and law, Martijn is focused on developing innovative policies, ideas and investments that enable our economies to rapidly transition to net zero, while at the same time preserving our natural ecosystems. Martijn has retained over many years the accolade of the world’s leading climate change lawyer and the Star Individual by Chambers Global Law Guide.   Martijn was head of Baker & Mckenzie’s global climate law and finance practice for 20 years, and was formerly Chair of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and a founding Director of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation. He is currently President of WWF-Australia and Chair of NSW Climate Change Council and the Law for Development Initiative.    Martijn was a Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholar and awarded an Australian Honour (AM) for his contribution to climate change law and the environment.
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    Agathe Gross

    Partner, Bain & Company
    Agathe Gross is a partner based in our Sydney office. She is an expert in the firm’s B2B Commercial Excellence practice, as well as a leader in our Telecommunications, Advanced Manufacturing and Services, and Energy and Natural Resources practices. Agathe also leads our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion program for the Australian practice.Within the B2B Commercial Excellence practice, Agathe’s experience spans topics including go-to-market strategy, account management, B2B pricing, and sales force compensation and effectiveness.Within the Telecommunications practice, she specializes in enterprise telecom.Within the advanced manufacturing and services sphere, Agathe specializes in construction materials, construction, and EPCM. Her energy and natural resources expertise encompasses power and gas utilities, oil and gas infrastructure and services, and mining projects.Additionally, Agathe is deeply versed in performance improvement, including pre- and post-merger integration (PMI), Bain Accelerated Transformation (BAT), project management (PMO), cultural integration, and change management. Agathe is passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion both within our firm and externally. She has led several pieces of research on the topic in Australia. Agathe holds a master’s degree in engineering from École Centrale Paris and joined us as an Associate Consultant in Paris after finishing her degree in 2005.
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    Dermot O'Gorman

    CEO, WWF Australia
    Dermot is the CEO of the World Wide Fund for Nature, Australia (WWF-Australia). Dermot has been a leader in sustainable development for over two decades across the Pacific, Asia, and Europe. As WWF-Australia’s CEO, Dermot leads efforts to save the world’s great ecosystems and address climate change by linking science, field, and policy programs with ambitious initiative, working with markets and businesses to lighten their impact on the planet. He has worked with communities and heads of state across the globe and has built partnerships with some of Australia’s largest corporations and institutions to set new industry standards for resource efficiency. Dermot has driven innovation thinking within WWF, especially on digital technologies, overseeing the establishment of WWF Panda Labs and WWF’s first global joint venture, OpenSC. Dermot is a Director of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), Co-founder and Chairman of OpenSC, a member of the Queensland Climate Advisory Committee and has previously led the WWF Asia Pacific CEOs Growth Group as Chairman (2015-2018), led WWF’s Global Conservation Committee (2007-2010) was a member of the China Green entrepreneurs club (2008-2010), was on the 2014 Australian C20 Committee and a founder of the Australian (Business) Climate Roundtable.
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    Sophia Hamblin Wang

    Chief Operating Officer, MCi
    Sophia Hamblin Wang is Chief Operating Officer of MCi Carbon, a technology platform transforming CO2 into building materials and other valuable industrial products. Sophia grew up in Far North Queensland and completed a Bachelor of International Business with First Class Honours at the ANU College of Business and Economics. Sophia showcased MCi at the Australia Pavilion at COP26 winning 1st place in the Net Zero Technology Centre Pitch Battle in Glasgow. In 2022, Sophia has been appointed to the forum of Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum. Sophia is also a member of the 2022 Asia 21 Young Leaders Network. Sophia is co-founding Director of CO2Value Australia, a member of the Australian Capital Territory Climate Change Council and a board member of the Climate Ready Initiative. Sophia was a delegate at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2020, WEF Pioneers of Change Summit 2021, UN Youth Climate Summit in New York 2019, and an Australian Delegate to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India in 2017. Sophia is also a Lecturer at the University of Sydney Business School & was awarded Resource Innovator of the Year at the New Materials Summit in Berlin in 2018. Sophia is a Global Shaper Alumni, has an Australian Red Cross long-service medal and was awarded an Order of Australia Student Citizenship Award for work in aged care, sustainability, diversity & inclusion. Featured in ABC TV’s Q&A, The New York Times, Time Magazine, TEDx, and listed in the Top 100 Green Power Players by The Australian.
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    Sally-Ann Williams

    CEO, Cicada Innovations
    As the CEO of Cicada Innovations Sally-Ann leads Australia’s pioneering deep tech incubator building companies solving the world's most pressing problems through science & engineering. Cicada Innovations has nurtured hundreds of visionary deep tech innovators to validate, commercialise and scale high impact technologies globally across MedTech, HealthTech, AgTech, FoodTech, Clean Energy, AI, Manufacturing 4.0 and more.Prior to joining Cicada Innovations she spent over 12 years at Google as an Executive Program Manager on the engineering team leading work on R&D collaborations with universities, startup and entrepreneurship engagement and pioneering work on CS & STEM education including building world first collaborations delivering national transformation.Sally-Ann has been involved in driving national engagement and change strategies in innovation & entrepreneurship, Computer Science and STEM education as a member of the COAG STEM Partnership Forum and contributed to the foundation of StartupAUS, a non-profit with a mission to transform Australia through technology entrepreneurship. She has led several cross-sector working groups to drive change both in policy & cultural transformation needed to grow a thriving technology driven economy, and served on 4 University Industry Advisory Boards in the engineering and computer science departments. Sally-Ann is an experienced Non Executive Board member currently serving on the boards Cicada Innovations, Biz Capital Qudos Bank and AusOcean an environmental not-for-profit organisation with a mission to help our oceans through technology. She is the Chair of the Computing Advisory Board at ANU, an Advisory board member of Data61, a board Member of the NSSN, an advisory board member of the Heavy Ion Accelerator NCRIS Facility, a member of the Centre for Entrepreneurial Agri-Technology governance committee and a member of the NSW Government Tech Central Advisory Board. Former directorships include being a Non Executive Director of World Vision Australia, and Fishburners. She is an advisor to several state and national working groups on tech & innovation and is a mentor and advisor to several industry and university incubators & accelerators including Startmate. Sally-Ann is a frequent keynote speaker on topics such as Deep Tech, technology transformation, innovation & entrepreneurship, inclusion, business development, commercialisation and transformation.
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    Reece Proudfoot

    Head of Innovation & Impact Investment, WWF
    Reece Proudfoot is Head of Innovation and Impact Investment at WWF-Australia. Reece trained as a classical musician in the UK before completing a Masters Degree in International Development at UNSW. He spent two years living and working in The Kingdom of Tonga on climate change adaptation and business development before joining WWF in 2012. In 2017, Reece founded WWF's 'Panda Labs' - a global innovation platform designed to solve some of the world’s most wicked problems in collaboration with influential partners. Successful ventures include ‘OpenSC’, a profit-for-purpose venture launched with BCG DV to transform global food supply chains, reduce environmental impact and human rights abuses which raised US$4million at seed round, and ‘Impactio.Global’, a global venture and deal flow curation platform, that surfaces and supports portfolios of high impact ventures. In September 2021, WWF-Australia will launch ‘Innovate to Regenerate’ - a nationwide innovation program to help the post-bushfire and post-Covid regeneration and recovery process by identifying, supporting and funding investable, community-led ‘regenerative’ ventures ranging from energy resilience to food security. 
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    Thomas Schroder

    Head of Climate Action, South Pole
    Thomas has 20+ years of international experience in climate action and sustainability. He is a key member of South Pole’s leadership team in Australia, working with private and public sector clients. He is responsible for developing carbon and biodiversity projects across Australia, drawing on South Pole’s global leader role. In addition, he trades environmental commodities, such as carbon credits and renewable energy certificates. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Thomas is a member of the Environmental Advisory Committee of Waverley Council in Sydney’s East.
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    Bernadette Fitzgerald

    Director, Precincts and Infrastructure, WSP
    For 18 years, Bernadette has worked within private and public infrastructure and property as a sustainability advisor and project manager. As WSP’s Director Sustainable Precincts and Infrastructure, Bernadette works on projects with targeted decarbonisation, social and environmental outcomes. Her background as a mechanical engineer brings skills in energy efficiency, carbon reporting and high performance building design.Bernadette is an advocate for a more sustainable construction industry and participates in technical groups for the Business Council of Australia (BCA), Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) and the Materials and Embodied Carbon Leaders’ Alliance (MECLA). She is currently undertaking lead design roles for the New Women’s and Children's Hospital in Adelaide, the Southern Program Alliance as part of the Level Crossing Removal Project (Victoria) and the North East Link Central Package (Victoria).Recognised for her active leadership in sustainable infrastructure, Bernadette won the Award for Excellence in Environmental Sustainability from the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) in 2016.
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    Khory Hancock

    General Manager, Climate Revive
    Khory, founder of Climate Revive originally grew up on a cattle station in central Queensland and is now an environmental scientist with over a decade’s experience in industry. He specialises in carbon and land management, land rehabilitation, climate change mitigation & environmental compliance. As an industry leader in environment and carbon, Khory has worked for carbon developers and large blue-chip corporations.With a passion for agriculture and profit for purpose business models that aim to revive both land and ocean, Khory adds additional leadership capabilities by bringing a credible voice to the carbon and agricultural industry. He is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) and QLD Accredited Agricultural Advisor that aids his passion for land restoration/regeneration in agriculture.
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    Deo Prasad

    Scientia Professor , UNSW
    Professor Deo Prasad is among the internationally recognised Australian experts in the field of environment and sustainability with a focus on the built environment. His experience covers practice as an architect, long standing experience as a distinguished academic, significant leadership and governance expertise, all with notable recognition from all levels of government and professions. His publications (in excess of 300) demonstrate a huge body of work in delivering sustainable buildings and cities including low carbon and urban climates, circular economy, integrated/regenerative design, planning and policies. Deo is a firm supporter of a ‘science-led evidence-based approach’. He understands the design, planning and policy contexts in Australia and globally and has worked with most stakeholders (State government, local governments, industry, businesses and professions) on many successful outcomes. Deo headed the CRC for Low Carbon Living which has produced significant knowledge, capacity build and products which underpin the pathway to low carbon buildings and infrastructure.
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    Roch Cheroux

    Managing Director, Sydney Water
    Roch is a key influencer in the water industry, with experience shaping and leading public and private corporations across Asia–Pacific region and Europe. He commenced with Sydney Water as  Managing Director on 2 September 2019. In Roch’s past role as Chief Executive of SA Water, he led the transformation of South Australia’s largest water utility to embed technology, culture and systems changes to deliver improved experience for the corporation’s 1.6 million customers. Before joining SA Water, Roch was Chief Executive Officer of SUEZ for the South East Asia region and SUEZ-Degrémont Australia and New Zealand, Managing Director of United Utilities Asia and Pacific (TRILITY), and Chief Executive and Chairman of Tallinn Water in Estonia. Roch is active across the industry and is currently director of the Water Services Association of Australia, and member of the Commonwealth Government’s Australian Water Partnership Advisory Committee. A dual French and Australian citizen, Roch holds formal qualifications in Engineering and Business Management, and seeks to champion innovation and workplace diversity in the organisations he leads. 
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    Catherine Lovelock

    Professor, The University of Queensland
    Catherine Lovelock is Professor at The University of Queensland. She is an ARC Laureate Fellow and Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science. Her research focuses on climate change and its impacts on coastal plant communities as well as the role of coastal wetlands in adaptation and climate change mitigation or blue carbon. She leads projects in Australia and internationally to enhance restoration of mangroves and other coastal wetlands for climate change mitigation, adaptation, and other benefits. She was lead author 2019 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (Wetlands) and led the development of Australia’s first blue carbon method for the voluntary carbon market.
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    Tara Kennedy

    Energy Sector Lead, Earth and Environment, WSP
    Tara is an environmental lawyer, experienced project manager and approvals specialist working with energy, construction, infrastructure and government sector decision-makers.As WSP’s Energy Sector Lead for our Earth and Environment team, Tara connects engineering and environment for a holistic transition to net zero. Tara is at the forefront of energy trends to more effectively benefit communities and protect nature. This includes coupling renewable energy projects with integrated nature positive outcomes from energy generation to transmission, with a focus on holistic impact assessment across the entire project lifecycle.
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    Mahdi Babaee (PhD, CPEng)

    Associate Director, Structures, WSP
    Mahdi is an Associate Director and the Net Zero National Structural Lead with WSP. He holds a PhD from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in low-carbon concretes and has more than 17 years of consulting and academic experience. He is an advocate of employing sustainable materials and structural design optimisation methods in the consulting and construction industry.A leader in the transition to net zero carbon, Mahdi is well-recognised for his pioneering works on developing low-embodied-carbon concretes such as geopolymers. Winning the 2019 National Award from CIA Australia, his published research is significantly influencing models and concrete standards in Australia and around the world.
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    Monica Richter

    Senior Manager – Low Carbon Futures; WWF Australia
    Monica Richter heads up WWF’s Low Carbon Futures Program. She is an economist and Social Ecologist with extensive experience in sustainability and business engagement, with an interest in accelerating the uptake of low carbon technologies. For over 15 years Monica has worked in the not for profit environment sector including 4 years at WWF and 10 years at the Australian Conservation Foundation. Some of her career highlights include facilitating the WWF Renewable Energy Buyers Forum, establishing a Community of Practice for companies setting Science-Based emission reduction targets, establishing the Business Roundtable on Climate Change (with companies such as BP, IAG, Origin, Swiss Re, Visy, and Westpac) which prosecuted the case for a ‘long, loud and legal price signal’ on greenhouse gas emissions reductions, successfully getting the 20% Renewable Energy Target passed into legislation, getting Bunnings to commit to not stocking illegally sourced timber, supporting Federal government around leadership in urban policies including greater investment in public transport. Monica also managed ACF’s “Sustainable Cities Index”, a Banksia Award finalist. Monica is a thought leader and has been invited to participate in many forums and conferences, and is a graduate of the Future Directors program. She is an Executive Member of the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council, and a board member of the Mercury Centre collaborative enterprise catalyst, as well as an advocate for the 202020 vision for 20 per cent more green space in Australian cities by 2020.
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    Dan Sheedy

    Director, Strategy & Engagement, Climate Active
    Daniel Sheedy is Director – Strategy and Engagement at Climate Active, the Australian Government’s carbon neutral certification initiative. Climate Active is an ongoing partnership between the Australian Government and Australian businesses to drive voluntary climate action. Climate Active certifies businesses and organisations that have proven that they are measuring, reducing and offsetting their emissions, with a net result of zero emissions. Some of Australia's best-known brands have achieved Climate Active certification for their products, services, events and business operations. Dan has over 20 years’ experience in the Australia public service working in various regulatory, compliance, policy and program management roles.
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    Helen Rowe

    Program Impact Manager, Transport, ClimateWorks
    Helen leads ClimateWorks' transport program, working with government and industry stakeholders to define a common vision and action plan to move the transport sector to zero emissions. She is a transport, urban planning and policy professional with over seventeen years’ experience in creating more sustainable cities, including as Director, Sustainable Transport Programs with the Victorian State Government and as Head of Strategy and Innovation at CoDesign Studio, where she delivered a number of award-winning projects. Helen holds a Master of Environment and a Bachelor of Public Policy and Management from the University of Melbourne, and is currently completing a doctorate in sustainable transport and systems change at RMIT. 
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    Joshua Bishop

    Conservation Economist, WWF
    Josh’s career has focused on defining and delivering sustainability through economic research, policy and partnerships. Dr. Bishop has led and contributed to sustainability initiatives in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, mining, financial services, food and beverage, and the retail sector, in Australia and internationally. He has published numerous articles, reports and books, including a landmark United Nations study of The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity in Business and Enterprise, and was lead editor of the Natural Capital Protocol, a framework to enable business to identify, measure and value their impacts and dependencies on natural capital. Dr Bishop is employed as Conservation Economist at WWF-Australia, following previous roles as Head of Sustainable Food, and Manager of Markets and Business Partnerships. Before joining WWF, Dr Bishop was Chief Economist of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and before that, Director of Environmental Economics at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).

     


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    "The most authoritative line up of climate speakers ever in Australia. The IX agenda goes deeper than anything comparable with regards to subject matter depth across 5 industry sectors”

    Patrick Sieb, Investment Director, Investible


     

    “The highlight for me at Impact X was the Working Group industry streams, which will be highly engaging and collaborative. It is a real feature of the Summit, to bring together so many experts and leaders to co-create solutions to dramatically reduce emissions in the accelerating race to zero”

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    “The big international keynotes draw the attention, but if you dig deeper into the agenda there is so much value from innovators and technologists who may not be famous…yet!”

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    “For the financial services sector, the shift of capital into ESG and away from hydrocarbon assets, is already underway. The IX Summit is going to accelerate the shift.”

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