Join us at the

CSO & Sustainability Leadership Breakfast

22nd November 2023

Empowering Sustainability Leaders

On a mission to define our journey to net-zero


Net Zero Date

By 2050 we need to achieve net-zero.

Our Community

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ClimateTech Entrepreneurs
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Climate Investors
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Global Leaders
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Who we are

Climate Tech is a leading global network and forum that unites the world’s leading founders, innovators, investors, policymakers and thought leaders who are building a sustainable economy
and accelerating the drive to a net-zero future. A partnership between Founders Forum and Informa Tech; our unique approach is centred on innovative founders, and we produce a year-round schedule of exclusive summits, VIP roundtables and thought leadership reports.

Our focus is on the free exchange of ideas and collaboration to explore how tech can contribute to bringing answers to climate change challenges, whilst inspiring other founders and entrepreneurs to develop new sustainable products and solutions.

Tech Nation is the independent voice of the tech ecosystem, providing scaling tech companies with the support they need to unlock growth and impact, with a core focus on sustainability. We believe in the power of the network and forge meaningful connections between investors, corporates, policy makers and founders for the good of the ecosystem.

More than a third of all tech unicorns created in the UK have gone through a Tech Nation programme, collectively raising over £28bn so far in venture capital and capital markets.

Why now?

Chief Sustainability Officers and Sustainability Leaders are growing in number and importance across the business landscape as companies are required to integrate sustainability into their core business strategies and operations. At present, PwC’s research suggests that too few CSOs have sufficient access to the board, because roughly half of all CSOs are two hierarchy layers or more below the C-Suite*.

In the lead up to COP28 Dubai and with net-zero deadlines on the horizon, investors increasingly want to understand the impact companies have on our environment and the related risks.

Our CSO & Sustainability Leadership Breakfast aims to bring together sustainability leaders from a broad range of industries, organisations and locations to discuss and exchange ideas on how to empower the role and explore the main challenges they face.

*Source: PwC – Empowered Chief Sustainability Officers: The key to remaining credible and competitive (2022)

Our roundtables will explore

Empoweing the CSO

The role of climate innovation

Regulatory challenges

Cross-industry collaboration

The challenges of hiring talent in climate

CSO-CFO Collaboration

Why partner with us?

Brand Association

Position yourself as a key player in driving positive
change within the Climate industry


Gain access to tech insights from our community and connect with a curated high-calibre audience in an intimate environment

New Business Opportunities

Accelerate business growth, promote your products and solutions to Chief Sustainability Officers from across a range of industries and organisations

Companies joining us

Headline Speaker

John Elkington, Founder and Chief Pollinator

John is one of the founders of the global sustainability movement. He has worked as a strategic advisor to businesses across the globe for more than 50 years, and has a very active role within Volans, working across several Clients.

He has served on over 70 boards and advisory boards. He currently chairs an Advisory Council on Sustainability and New Markets for Neste (Finland) and an Impact Valuation Advisory Council for Novartis (Switzerland).

John is also a highly regarded keynote speaker and author. He has addressed over 1,000 conferences around the world and was a faculty member of the World Economic Forum from 2002-2008. He is the author or co-author of 20 books including the million selling Green Consumer Guide. His most recent book – Green Swans: The Coming Boom in Regenerative Capitalism – was published in April 2020 by Fast Company Press and has re-enforced his position as ‘The Godfather of Sustainability’.

John has helped create and incubate movements including the B Team, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, the Global Reporting Initiative, and B Lab UK and he was a faculty member of the World Economic Forum from 2002-2008, In 2009 John was named 4th in an international survey Top 100 CSR leaders, after Al Gore, Barack Obama and Anita Roddick.

And almost 30 years ago John coined the phrase; “Triple Bottom Line” of People, Planet and Profit (also known as the 3Ps, TBL or 3BL). Up to today it is still gaining popularity and it has become part of everyday business language.

In September 2021, John won the globally renowned World Sustainability Award.


Meet The Experts

Speaker Opportunities

Partnership Opportunities

David Over

ClimateTech Lead

Sammy Fry

Head of Climate, Tech Nation


Carlo Schembri

Sales Director

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