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. Learn more here.

A Message From Our CEO

Our President and CEO, Nick Studer reflects on net zero and the importance of being part of the Sustainable Innovation Forum.

Learn more about Oliver Wyman's commitment to sustainability here.

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:

Climate Leaders Live with David Knipe
11:15 – 11:35 GMT, 8 November
Climate Leaders Live with Nick Studer
12:30 – 12:50 GMT, 8 November

How is Sustainable Finance Shifting the Future of Investing? 
14:40 – 15:20 GMT, 8 November
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, Principles for Responsible Investing
Steffen Grosse, CEO Equity Finance, Siemens Financial Services
Mark Barton, forum Co-Chair (Moderator)

Rethinking Corporate Purpose
17:25 – 18:05 GMT, 8 November
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)
Call to Action with Simon Cooper
19:05 – 19:10 GMT, 9 November

Climate Leaders Insight with John Romeo
19:00 – 19:15 GMT, 10 November
Guest Speaker:
Lord John Browne, Chairman BeyondNetZero


Women in Finance Climate Action Group

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

Women in Finance Climate Action Group: practical steps to deliver finance for climate action and gender equality

15:30 - 17:00 GMT, Nov 3 |Tower Base South, Green Zone, Glasgow Science Centre 

Panelists include:

  • Amanda Blanc, CEO, Aviva
  • Rupal Kantaria, Partner, Oliver Wyman (moderator)
  • Mindy Lubber, President & CEO, Ceres (joining virtually)
  • Sarah Melvin, Head of UK, BlackRock
  • Tanya Steele, CEO, WWF UK
  • Sue Szabo, Director General for Innovative and Climate Finance, Canadian Gov (joining virtually)

Climate Finance Roundtable

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.

Banking on Systems Change

12:30 – 14:00 GMT, 4 November | Glasgow

Register your interest to attend here.

Gender and Climate Discussion

The Oliver Wyman Forum is co-hosting a session with the 30% Club on Gender & Climate, moderated by Partner Rupal Kantaria. There will be an opportunity for Q&A as well as audience participation.

Women as changemakers to speed up the race to net zero

15:30-17:00 GMT, 9 November | University of Glasgow

Speakers include:

  • 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
  • Rupal Kantaria, Partner, Oliver Wyman Forum
  • Dr. Sofiat Olaosebikan, Lecturer in Computing Science, University of Glasgow
  • Steve Varley, Global Vice Chair, Ernst and Young
  • Lena Wilson, Non-executive Director, NatWest

Register here

Delivering the Climate Transition

At the end of COP26, this panel will capture the key messages, insights and actions from the meeting, and explore implications for business and the finance industry. This event is hosted by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) and will feature Rob Bailey, Partner, Insurance & Asset Management at Oliver Wyman. 

Delivering the Climate Transition: Implications of COP26 for Finance

13:30 – 15:00 GMT, 12 November | ScottishPower HQ

In-person registration here and virtual registration here.


Our Expertise

OW in the News

Partner Simon Cooper discusses the Climate Action Navigator with CNBC

Watch Partner Simon Glynn's interview with Climate Group CEO, Helen Clarkson on our new joint report: Getting Real: A Blueprint for a commercially smart climate transition.

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