Virtual Event

Oliver Wyman At COP26

Date: 31 October - 12 November 2021


The COP26 UN Climate Change Conference, hosted by the UK in partnership with Italy, will take place from 31 October - 12 November 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. The summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

A Message from our CEO

The Sustainable Innovation Forum

Oliver Wyman is proud to be an Industry Partner of the 12th Sustainable Innovation Forum, convened alongside COP26 to discuss clear pathways for a net-zero future. For over a decade, Climate Action has been hosting this event alongside the UN Climate Change negotiations, and bringing together government and business leaders, investors, and NGOs to accelerate the transition to a net-zero global economy.

Oliver Wyman will be taking part in a series of livestreamed sessions throughout the week. See below a list of our sessions and speakers in Glasgow.

Closed for registration

November 8,
11:15 AM – 11:35 AM

Guest Speaker:

Marzia Zafar, Director of Policy and Sustainability, Kaluza

November 8,
12:30 PM – 12:50 PM

Guest Speaker:

Helen Clarkson, CEO, Climate Group

November 8,
2:40 PM – 3:20 PM


Jennifer Tsim, Financial Services Partner, Oliver Wyman
Emilie Mazzacurati, Global Head of Climate Solutions, Moody's Analytics
Steven Kukoda, Executive Director, International Copper Association
Fiona Reynolds, CEO Equity Finance, Siemens Financial Services
Steffen Grosse, CEO, Principles for Responsible Investing
Mark Barton, forum Co-Chair (Moderator)

November 8,
5:25 PM – 6:05 PM


Simon Glynn, Partner and Climate & Sustainability Co-lead, Oliver Wyman
Timothy Stutt, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills
Laura Lane, Global Chief Sustainability Officer, UPS
Dan Barclay, CEO & Group Head, BMO Capital Markets
Aron Cramer, CEO, BSR
Nik Gowing, Forum Chair (Moderator)

November 9,
5:05 PM – 7:10 PM

November 10,
7:00 PM – 7:15 PM

Guest Speaker:

Lord John Browne, Chairman BeyondNetZero

Women in Finance Climate Action Group

Practical steps to deliver finance for climate action and gender equality

3:30 - 5:00 PM GMT, November 3 |Tower Base South, Green Zone, Glasgow Science Centre

This event hosted by Aviva will discuss practical steps to deliver finance for climate action and gender equality. Partner Rupal Kantaria will moderate this event.

Panelists: Amanda Blanc, CEO, Aviva, Mindy Lubber, President & CEO, Ceres, Sarah Melvin, Head of UK, BlackRock, Tanya Steele, CEO, WWF UK, Sue Szabo, Director General for Innovative and Climate Finance, Canadian Gov.

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Financing Net Zero Roundtable

4:30-5:30 PM GMT, November 3 | Glasgow

This closed-door roundtable organized by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with the City of London, the Green Finance Institute and the Green Horizon Summit discussed how greater collaboration can be fostered across the lending and investment value chain and how public intervention can accelerate the deployment of private capital towards early-stage decarbonization technologies. Principal and Project Fellow Sayli Chitre facilitated.

Closed for registration

Climate Finance Roundtable

Banking on Systems Change

12:30 – 2:00 PM GMT, November 4 | Glasgow

Oliver Wyman is co-hosting a closed-door roundtable with the Climate Group to discuss the key imperatives from COP26 Finance Day and the actions banks can take in accelerating progress to net zero in this climate decade. Partner John Colas will moderate this event.

Closed for registration

Gender and Climate

Women as changemakers to speed up the race to net zero

3:30 - 5:00 PM GMT, November 9 | University of Glasgow

The Oliver Wyman Forum is co-hosting a panel discussion with the 30% Club on Gender and Climate, moderated by Partner Rupal Kantaria.

Panelists: Suneel Bakshi, President & Chief Executive Officer, Mizuho International plc, Ann Cairns, Executive Vice Chair, Mastercard and Chair, 30% Club, Fiona Howarth, CEO, Octopus Electric Vehicles, Dr. Sofiat Olaosebikan, Lecturer in Computing Science, University of Glasgow, Steve Varley, Global Vice Chair, Ernst and Young, Lena Wilson, Non-executive Director, NatWest.

Closed for registration

Communicating progress on net zero

9:45 - 10:30 AM GMT, November 10| Corinthian Club

This event hosted by S&P Global will discuss how corporates, investors, and governments are setting up long term net zero targets, without clarification of near term goals. Partner Simon Cooper will be speaking on how stress testing methodology and strategy are informing net zero capital allocation.

Panelists: Simon Cooper, Climate and Sustainability Lead, Oliver Wyman Forum, Danielle Boyd, Investor Practices Programme Manager, Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change, Susan Gray, S&P Ratings (moderator).

Closed for registration

Delivering the Climate Transition

Delivering the Climate Transition. Implications of COP26 for Finance

1:30 – 3:00 PM GMT, November 12| ScottishPower HQ

This event hosted by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) will capture the key messages, insights and actions from COP26. Partner Rob Bailey will be speaking on the implications of the conference for business and the finance industry.

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Oliver Wyman in the News

If companies do not embark rapidly on substantive change, they risk not only contributing to a climate disaster but also missing out on a new, green, front line for competition
Nick Studer, CEO
Putting metrics and evidence around gender projects will help us get there in the long-term, but we have a long way to go before this becomes a widely accepted standard in the mainstream
Rupal Kantaria, Partner
When it comes to cutting greenhouse gas emissions, commercial aviation faces one of the toughest challenges of any industry. To cut emissions, even a little, will take commercially scalable new technology and new fuels, and right now neither is within immediate reach
Robbie Bourke, Vice President
David Kaplan, Engagement Manager
The world is still well off-track to meet the Paris agreement goals. We are nowhere near to limiting temperature rises to 1.5C. And to do that, annual global emissions need to be halved this decade and instead they are projected to rise by 16%
Simon Cooper, Partner
We have seen a huge shift in the last couple of years in business. There is a huge amount of impressive activity that companies are managing to do, and finding ways to do, within the constraints they’ve got
Simon Glynn, Partner and Co-lead, Climate and Sustainability
While the pledge to halt finance for fossil fuels overseas demonstrates commitment to accelerate green energy, it could unintentionally suppress growth for developing economies
David Knipe, Partner
We’re playing against time. If achieving cleaner natural gas provides extra time for innovation and extends gas’ role in the energy transition, then getting rid of flaring, venting and leakage now is really a very small price to pay
David Knipe, Partner
We see the masculine blindspots with all-male panels, or, for example, where a woman is added at the end when someone notices that somehow not a single woman has made onto the panel
Rupal Kantaria, Partner

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Oliver Wyman Group is certified as a CarbonNeutral® company through Natural Capital Partners’ CarbonNeutral Protocol. We have also set in motion a long-term strategy to integrate sustainability into our operations and the way we work. Learn more about our commitments and our action on Sustainability.