Global Trends in Sustainability and Issues for the Tech Sector

Join techUK and ERM at techUK to learn about the global trends in sustainability and what the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) mean for the tech sector.

The free conference for techUK members will look at how business can bring the SDGs into their operations and how the sector can address the major challenges.


09:00 Registration, Coffee & Networking


09:30 Welcome & Introductions

Susanne Baker, Head of Programme, Environment & Compliance, techUK
Sabine Hoefnagel, Global Strategy Director, ERM


09:35 Sustainability Panel Debate

Setting the scene for the topics for discussion today:

  • The Sustainable Development Goals
  • Climate Resilience
  • Supply Chain Focus


  • Anna Easton, Director, Sustainable Business, BT
  • Bill Skeates, Senior Compliance and Supply Chain Manager, Sky
  • Graham Finn, Global EHS Director, Amazon GREF James Stacey, Partner, Mergers & Acquisitions and Strategic Planning, ERM
  • Pip Squire, Design & Build Director, Ark Data Centres 


10:25 Internalising Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

An Introduction to the SDGs and how companies can incorporate them into their business and operations.


  • Bryan Hartlin, Principal Consultant, SDG Strategy, ERM SDGs Experience
  • Stuart Poore, Director of Sustainability and Government Affairs at Canon


11:00 Coffee & Networking


11:20 Science Based Targets & Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

Opportunities for the technology sector to enable a low carbon, climate resilient society/economy; in line with science-based targets.

The opportunity to communicate this through TCFD-aligned disclosures; and the challenges that need to be overcome to achieve it.


  • Charles Allison, Partner, Climate Change and Low Carbon Transition, ERM
  • Gabrielle Giner, Environmental Sustainability, BT
  • James Stacey, Partner, Mergers & Acquisitions and Strategic Planning, ERM


12:15 Lunch


13:15 ARM 2030 Vision

An overview of the ARM 2030 Vision with Dominic Vergine, Head of Sustainability and CSR, ARM.


13:45 The Increasing Focus on Supply Chains Panel Debate

Introduction by Susanne Baker, techUK and Kate Larsen, ERM.

Regulatory and other influences on supply chain approaches and perspectives from our Panellists.


  • Andrew Wallis OBE, CEO, Unseen
  • Geoff Mackey, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Director at BASF
  • Kate Larsen, Principal Consultant, Human Rights Expert, ERM
  • Julian Lageard, Director, Intel
  • Sakhila Mirza, General Counsel of the London Bullion Market Association


15:00 Coffee & Networking


15:20 Benchmarking Survey and Your Views with Chairs Summing up

Sabine Hoefnagel, Global Strategy Director, Strategy, ERM

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