Accenture hosts manufacturing sustainability panel discussion as part of COP26

Posted on 29 Oct 2021 by The Manufacturer

Accenture will be hosting over 30 sessions over a two-week period in Glasgow during COP26, and one of those sessions will bring government and industry leaders together to discuss: ‘How can digital accelerate reductions in industrial emissions?’ Monday, 8 November at 3:00pm – 4:30pm (GMT).

Fifteen minutes from the main UN campus of COP26, the panel will include Professor Juergen Maier CBE (former Chief Executive of Siemens UK and co-chair of Made Smarter UK), Brian Holliday (Managing Director, Digital Industries, Siemens), Ian Funnell (CEO, UK and Ireland, Hitachi ABB Power Grids), Maddie Walker (Industry X lead for UK & Ireland at Accenture) and Kate Hughes (Director, International Climate Change) from BEIS.

The event also marks the start of Digital Manufacturing Week, taking place from 8-12 November in Liverpool. The panel discussion will be hosted live in Glasgow for local attendees, and also streamed online for all virtual attendees. Registration is free, click here and sign up to this session on Monday, 8 November at 3:00pm – 4:30pm (GMT). For more information on Digital Manufacturing Week click here.

The 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP) takes place in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November, and is designed to bring together governments, organisations and companies to facilitate the global sustainability goals outlined the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Accenture will host 30 events over the 12 days, focussing on ‘measurable actions businesses can take now to transform and become more sustainable’.

The firm will also share its latest UNGC CEO Study findings and other thought leadership about reaching net zero, sustainable organisations and biodiversity.

It will feature specific case studies such as, ‘How BMW and Accenture are building a responsible value chain with sustainable sourcing’ and more general themed discussions like, ‘Achieving a sustainable future through technology.’

Register for free here.