The techUK podcast: Tech and Net Zero


For the latest techUK podcast we are focusing in on climate with interviews with some of our most innovative members following the conclusion of COP26. techUK was glad to be at the climate talks and it was great to see so many members sharing knowledge, best practice and demonstrating the potential of tech in driving down emissions across the whole economy.

We open with an interview with Elena Avesani from Oracle on their approach to net zero, how they help clients meet their environmental objectives and how it links in with circularity and other sustainability initiaives. This is followed by a discussion with Helen Grundy from Hitachi, a main partner of COP26, who talks through how data can drive decarbonisation in infrastructure, towns and cities.

In the third section we talk to Veera Johnson and Will Wells, two clean tech start up founders about their experiences in setting up environmentally focused businesses, the investment appetite for climate tech and how they see sustainability as a differentiator in the market.

Lastly we speak to Matt Houlihan from Cisco, on his reflections as a COP26 partner and the challenges of setting robust climate targets in a large multinational business.

Visit our dedicated climate action hub for all the latest news, events and insights from COP26

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For more information and to learn more about what we're doing on climate please contact: 

Craig Melson

Craig Melson

Associate Director for Climate, Environment and Sustainability, techUK

Craig is Associate Director for Climate, Environment and Sustainability and leads on our work in these areas ranging from climate change, ESG discslosures and due diligence, through to circular econom, business and human rights, conflict minerals and post-Brexit regulation.

Prior to joining techUK he worked in public affairs and policy has an avid interest in new and emerging technologies. Craig has a degree in Ancient History from King’s College London and spends his time watching Watford FC and holding out hope for Half Life 3.

[email protected]
020 7331 2172

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