Sunday, November 29, 2015

Event - The Sustainable Innovation Forum (SIF15)

The Sustainable Innovation Forum (SIF15) will take place on December 7 - 8, 2015 at the Stade de France (gate E) in Paris. This is the largest business focused event at COP21. Building on year-round work from Climate Action and the UN Environment Programme, the 2 day Forum will convene cross-sector participants from business, Government, finance, UN, NGO and civil society to create an unparalleled opportunity to bolster business innovation and bring scale to the emerging green economy.

Now in its sixth year, the Sustainable Innovation Forum (SIF15) brings together world leaders, CEOs, senior executives, national, regional and city leaders, investors and industry experts to share ideas and accelerate innovative solutions to address climate change, accelerate green growth and sustainable development. With its unique informative but relaxed environment, the Sustainable Innovation Forum facilitates collaboration through networking, informed discussion and the creation of innovative partnerships for change.

This year the Forum will bring together 750+ selected global leaders from business, government, finance and NGOs to catalyse innovation, with the aim of accelerating sustainable development.

SIF15 Highlights

This event has the largest number of global stakeholders at any commercially-inclusive side event at COP21 International attendance – meet decision makers from across the globe with delegates spanning 43 countries at SIF14 Over 80 world class speakers including country Ministers, industry CEOs and international thought leaders Interactive discussion panels throughout the event, allowing for in-depth debate via audience Q&A and polls Workshops and co-located events to maximise content and networking opportunities throughout the two days

2015 Speakers

Dexter Galvin Head of CDP's Supply Chain Program. Dexter runs CDP’s program to enable major multinationals and governments to achieve sustainable supply chains, influencing over $2 trillion in annual procurement spend.

David Nussbaum Chief Executive Officer, WWF UK, the world’s largest conservation and environmental network, and chairs WWF’s Global Climate and Energy Initiative.

Andre Borschberg Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder and Pilot, Solar Impulse. André is a Swiss businessman and pilot. He is a co-founder of the Solar Impulse project and, on 7 July 2010, completed the first 24-hour solar powered flight.

Achim Steiner Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations

Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson (born 14 May 1943) is the fifth President of Iceland, having served since 1996..

Dr Ernest Moniz Secretary of Energy, USA. As United States Secretary of Energy, Dr Moniz is tasked with implementing critical Department of Energy missions.

To register click here.*

* Important note: Registration does not immediately guarantee your attendance- due to an overwhelming level of interest and limited number of places available at the Forum. You will be contacted by a member of the Climate Action team about your place within 7 days. Please do not make any travel arrangements before you receive this confirmation. If your registration is not accepted, your registration fee will be refunded to you.

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