How tech firms can set zero-carbon corporate targets?

The Paris agreement in 2015 saw 195 of the world’s governments commit to prevent dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius. This signalled an acceleration in the transition to a low carbon economy. Many companies are already demonstrating they have the skills, expertise and ingenuity to make this a reality – but need ambitious emissions reduction targets that ensure the transformational action they take is aligned with current climate science.

In a free event on 2 May, which is open to all of techUK’s members, we explore the business case for climate change targets and will unpack what it means on a very practical level, drawing from the experience of civil society, experts and companies which are already committed to deep cuts in their carbon footprint. At the end of the event you’ll be equipped with the information needed to assess whether this is something your company can do too, regardless of your size and sector.


10.00 - 10.15 Welcome

10.15 - 11.00 The case for setting science-based targets

  • Andie Stephens, Associate Director, Carbon Trust

Andie will present on what is a Science Based Target (SBT), why firms should set one, the process and approaches used by companies, case studies and the criteria for the SBTi. Andie will also discuss how to go beyond SBTs towards net-zero.

11.00 - 12.00 Making supply chain targets science based and Q&A

  • Mike Berners Lee, Small World Consulting/Lancaster University. Read more about Mike’s latest book here:               

12.00 - 12.45 Panel: The challenges of setting and implementing a science-based target  

  • Gabrielle Giner, Head of Sustainable Business Policy, BT
  • David Wynn, Head of Client Services, Greenstone 
  • Andie Stephens, Associate Director, Carbon Trust

12:45 - 13:00 Next-steps and close


*This event is for techUK members only

  • Lucas Banach

    Lucas Banach

    PROGRAMME ASSISTANT | Financial Services & Payments, Electronics, Environment & Compliance, Data Centres, Digital Devices and Services and Membership team
    T 020 7331 2006
  • Susanne Baker

    Susanne Baker

    Associate Director | Climate, Environment and Sustainability
    T 020 7331 2028

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