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  1. Global Goals

    You're cordially invited to join other industry leaders for a private Executive Dialogue hosted by AspenTech. We've put together an engaging, timely program focused on the challenges of the Energy Transition and the key role digitalization plays in helping organizations advance sustainability goals and achieve new levels of operational excellence.

    Highlights include:

    • Conversation with Lord Adair Turner, Chairman, Energy Transitions Commission on emerging challenges and progress on the Energy Transition.
    • Panel discussion with leaders across the value chain as they discuss their challenges and successes, even in hard-to-abate sectors. Confirmed panelists include:
      • Mansour Belhadj, GM Energy & Resources Industries CEMA, Microsoft
      • Azad Hessamodini, SVP of Consulting, Wood
      • Aqil Jamal, Chief Technologist Carbon Management, Saudi Aramco
      • Christina Shim, Global Head of Product Management/Strategy, Sustainability, IBM
    • Networking where you can catch up with your peers on the topics important to you. Enjoy refreshments and be part of the dialogue!

    Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to listen, learn and connect with other like-minded executives while attending COP28. Save your seat now!

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  2. Glasgow Breakthrough Room
  3. Bonn

    On Monday, December 4, Business Roundtable and the European Round Table for Industry will host a series of conversations with global leaders from business and government on the future of climate, sustainability, and clean energy.

    Panel topics will include:                                 

    • Ensuring Reliable Clean Energy and Technology Supply Chains
    • Role of Technology in Reducing GHG Emissions
    • Enabling the Energy Transition: Infrastructure, Incentives, and Regulatory Frameworks
    • Role of Hydrogen in the Energy Transition
    • Reducing Emissions through Global Cooperation

    Speakers will include:

    • Darius Adamczyk, Executive Chairman, Honeywell
    • Ignacio Galán, Executive Chairman, Iberdrola
    • Christian Klein, CEO, SAP
    • Rebecca Kujawa, President and CEO, NextEra Energy Resources
    • Rich Lesser, Global Chair, BCG
    • Miguel López, CEO, thyssenkrupp
    • Manny Maceda, Worldwide Managing Partner, Bain & Company
    • Hilde Merete Aasheim, President and CEO, Norsk Hydro
    • George Oliver, Chairman and CEO, Johnson Controls and Chair, BRT Energy and Environment Committee
    • Dimitri Papalexopoulos, Chairman, TITAN Cement and Chair, ERT Energy Transition & Climate Change Committee

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  4. Global Goals

    The industrial sector is the world's second-largest CO2 emitter, making collaboration and alignment with government policies crucial for emissions reduction. Bain & Company's research with over 1600 energy clients underscores the necessity of partnerships for skill leverage and risk reduction. Our findings reveal a formula for success:

    • 50% economic viability
    • 30% innovation
    • 20% impact.

    Join us for a practical discussion with industry leaders leading the charge in this critical challenge.

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    Bain and co
  5. Global Goals

    The panel will be an opportunity to share results from a study we are conducting with the World Government Summit, where we surveyed over 100+ MENA companies on adoption of sustainability and practical steps for companies to LEAD on sustainability. We will delve into what sustainability champions in the region are doing to embed sustainability into their strategies and ensure they are on track to achieve their objectives. Join us to hear experience and reflections from sustainability leaders of regional companies with strong sustainability track record.

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    Bain and co
  6. Global Goals

    In this era of unprecedented uncertainty, resilience is critical to success for boards and executive teams. It's the ultimate strategic differentiator. Executives should beware of the pitfalls of traditional approaches that myopically address short-term risks, leaving businesses exposed to longer-term threats. Join a dynamic panel of executives to explore the urgent need for action and the cutting-edge approaches employed by industry leaders in confronting strategic, operational, and supply chain challenges. Don't miss this opportunity to fortify your organization's resilience in this volatile world.

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    Bain and co
  7. Global Goals

    Unlock the path to a sustainable future through decarbonization, with customers at the core. It's not a one-size-fits-all journey: source of differentiation for low carbon leaders span from comprehensive strategy, product development and effective marketing. Join our session for a discussion with industry leaders, sharing their insights and experience.

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    Bain and co
  8. Global Goals

    The Technology Imperative: Development and Global Scaling of Economywide Decarbonization Pathways

    As the world collectively charts a pathway to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, there is a growing consensus that rapid technology development and deployment is the most important factor that will determine how quickly and at what cost we can meet climate goals.

    Recent advancement of supportive policies in the United States holds great promise to strengthen momentum in pursuit of these goals. This session will feature business and government leaders from the U.S. and around the world highlighting the investments, technologies and enabling policy frameworks necessary to accelerate emissions reductions in a variety of economic sectors.

    Unleashing the Potential of the Hydrogen Economy

    The transition to a low-carbon economy has become an urgent global priority, and hydrogen has emerged as a key player in this endeavor. Scaling the hydrogen economy requires concerted efforts from various stakeholders, including governments, industries, and investors. This event aims to bring together experts and thought leaders to share insights and explore strategies to accelerate the widespread adoption and scalability of hydrogen technologies.

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    US Chambers of Commerce
  9. Marrakesh
    Carbon Clean
  10. Global Goals

    Climate change is rapidly unfolding, with devastating impact felt across market sectors, geographies and communities. Companies are embedding sustainability in their strategies and are increasingly working towards a net-zero future, but significant financial resources are needed to back these commitments. Financial institutions are increasingly called to play a more active role in financing and facilitating the companies’ carbon transition journeys. This newly arising demand for transition finance puts financial institutions under pressure and poses a challenge for financial institutions. However, the transition finance market also offers tremendous opportunities with great value-creation potential. Join us for a panel discussion with an extraordinary set of panelists who represent very important perspectives within the financial services industry. Together, we will explore the role of financial institutions in facilitating the economy’s transition, and the overall opportunities and challenges.

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    Bain and co
  11. Bonn

    These special workshops will bring together leading industry experts to examine levers of change and explore what we can do to speed up and scale up regenerative practice across the food system.

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    EIT Food
  12. Bonn

    Angel Rising Symposium startAD and VentureSouq are curating regional climate-focused investor education programming to nurture the next generation of climate investors from the GCC. This year, Angel Rising has been organized in partnership with both The US Mission to the UAE and The Catalyst. The conference will spotlight world-class global and local experts in their fields who will delve into ‘ClimateTech for Change’, highlighting the need to act fast and catalyze technology adoption through startups to serve the 2050 vision and address global warming. Programming will include spotlight sessions, panel discussions, and fireside chats, followed by networking.

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  13. Global Goals

    Bain research shows that while customers are willing to pay some premium for healthier and sustainable options, there is a limit on how much more they’ll spend. Many sustainable alternatives seem to be priced well above that limit, making it no surprise they aren’t selected at scale. Join our panel discussion to find out what consumers are saying about sustainability and food, and how companies can create value with sustainability by tapping into consumer trends.

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    Bain and co