Virtual Live Briefing Maintaining Momentum in Climate Action post-COP26: the Race to Resilience

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The extreme weather experienced throughout many parts of the world in 2021 has made the importance of rapid, concerted action to build global climate resilience abundantly clear. Following the COP26 summit in November, WIG is delighted to host this session exploring the 'Race to Resileince' initiative. 

Join us for your opportunity to:

  • Enhance your understanding of the climate adaptation and mitigation challenges the 'Race to Resilience' seeks to address 
  • Learn how organisations across the sectors can get involved in the campaign, and build climate resilience into environmental strategies alongside net zero targets
  • Discuss the role of cross-sector collaboration in delivering meaningful action, from sustainable finance to resilient infrastructure and nature-based solutions    

Speaker

  • Bridget Jackson

    Business Engagement Lead and Chief Sustainability Officer

    UN High Level Climate Champions Team and PWC

    Bridget Jackson is the Business Engagement Lead at the United Nations High Level Climate Champions Team, whose role is to engage non-state actors in climate action via the Race to Zero campaign, ahead of the COP26 Climate Summit taking place in Glasgow later this year. She has also been the Chief Sustainability Officer at PwC UK since 2010, overseeing a 60% reduction in scope 1, 2 and 3 absolute greenhouse gas emissions between 2007 to 2020, and architecting the global PwC Network Net Zero by 2030 commitment, launched last year. A strategist by background, she previously held multiple leadership positions in industry and in a global management consultancy. Bridget is a Fellow of the ICRS, a former commissioner of the London Sustainable Development Commission, and a member of BITC’s Climate Action Leaders Group and Net Zero Taskforce, where she shares insights and lessons freely to help accelerate the transition to a net zero economy.

  • Kate Gibson

    Global Director, Diageo in Society

    Diageo

    Kate leads the Global Diageo in Society team, responsible for ensuring Diageo makes a positive contribution to society around the world.  Kate and her team collaborate with business units and functions across Diageo to reduce environmental impacts with a focus on decarbonisation and water stewardship, make a positive difference in local communities through skills building, women’s empowerment and inclusive growth as well as leading efforts to promote the responsible drinking.  A recent highlight is her work leading a diverse, cross-functional team to develop Society 2030: Spirit of Progress, Diageo’s ten-year roadmap and 25 ambitious goals to help create a more inclusive and sustainable world.  Launched in November 2020, the Spirit of Progress plan plays a critical role in helping Diageo to deliver its ambition to be one of the best performing, most trusted and respected consumer products companies in the world. Prior to joining Diageo, Kate worked at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) as Vice President Global Corporate Responsibility, with global accountability for IHG’s environmental sustainability agenda, community impact programmes and disaster relief activities as well as leading on stakeholder engagement and ESG reporting. Starting her career as a strategy consultant, Kate played a leading role in corporate strategy projects for clients across the consumer products, financial services, manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries in the UK, Europe and the USA.   Kate holds a bachelor’s degree from McGill University in Canada and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics.