COP26 summit overview

Discussions at COP26 represented the world’s last best chance to limit global warming to 1.5°c, to turn the Paris commitments into action and to help build a sustainable future for all.

We participated extensively at COP26 holding more than 30 in-person and live broadcasts from Glasgow over 12 days focused on measurable actions businesses can take now to transform and become more sustainable. We also shared our latest UNGC CEO Study findings and other thought leadership about reaching net zero, sustainable organisations and biodiversity.

At Accenture, we're making sustainability one of our top responsibilities. Not only because it’s the right thing to do, but also because we believe it will be the most powerful force of change in our generation.

Week 1 day 1 @COP26 speed of business

Peter Lacy shares highlights from week 1 day 1 at COP26

Week 1 day 2 @COP26 speed of business

Peter Lacy shares highlights from week 1 day 2 at COP26

Week 1 day 3 @COP26 speed of business

Peter Lacy shares highlights from week 1 day 3 at COP26

Week 1 day 4 @COP26 speed of business

Peter Lacy shares highlights from week 1 day 4 at COP26

Week 1 day 5 @COP26 speed of business

Jean-Marc Ollagnier shares highlights from week 1 day 5 at COP26

Week 2 day 2 @COP26 speed of business

Peter Lacy shares highlights from week 2 day 2 at COP26


Agenda highlights

Accenture offered the following sessions at COP26
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Sustainable data, decision making and performance

How are CFOs and CROs responding to the challenges and opportunities of sustainability measurement to help transition to a more sustainable future?

Achieving a sustainable future through technology

How can technology help organisations deliver more sustainable products and services while at the same time reduce their technology footprints?

Net zero and the Consumer Goods Forum

Join CGF, WEF, and Accenture as we unveil progress made by FMCG & Retail sectors on decarbonisation and the transition towards net zero.

Sustainable options that are options for everyone

How are people thinking about sustainability? and what are brands role in making sustainability an achievable way of life – for all people?

Transitioning industrial clusters towards net zero

How can industrial clusters help the world’s climate ambitions? Join us to hear from key global clusters that are leading the way.

A net zero roadmap for travel and tourism

The travel and tourism industry plays an important role in the fight against climate change. Join this session to learn about our net zero roadmap.

Inclusive green jobs

How will inclusive green jobs enable those most vulnerable to climate change to prosper? Join us for a cross-sectoral panel discussion to learn more.

Sustainable organisations for a net zero world

How are sustainable and responsible organisations delivering against SDGs and underpinning leadership with a responsibility infrastructure?

How BMW and Accenture are building a responsible value chain with sustainable sourcing

How businesses balance relevance, resilience and responsibility across the value chain, and how this balance enables responsible value chains.

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Accelerate progress toward a sustainable future

Peter Lacy shares opportunities for business


Dr Wai-Chan Chan

Managing Director – Consumer Goods Forum

Roberto Bocca

Head of Energy – Materials & Infrastructure Platform and Member of the Executive Committee – World Economic Forum

Stephanie Jamieson

Senior Managing Director – Strategy & Consulting, Europe

Kris Timmermans

Lead – Supply Chain and Operations, CFO/EV, and Customer and Channels

Alan Jope

CEO – Unilever

Kristen Panerali

Head of Energy – Materials and Infrastructure, World Economic Forum

Fintan Slye

CEO – National Grid ESO

Simon Eaves

Managing Director – UK and Ireland

Celine Herweijer

Group Chief Sustainability Officer, HSBC

Anna Mascolo

President – Shell Aviation

Christie Smith

Lead – Talent & Organization/Human Potential

Enric Sala

Explorer in Residence – National Geographic

Daniel Schmid

Chief Sustainability Officer – SAP

Karin Reiter

Global Head – ESG/Sustainability, The Adecco Group

Anita Tiessen

CEO – Youth Business International

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COP26 Accenture Delegates

Global Management Committee members represented Accenture at COP26.

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