Net-Zero November: edie to bolster COP26 coverage with bumper month of content and events
With the crucial COP26 climate summit now just weeks away, the award-winning edie content team is gearing up for the return of Net-Zero November - an entire month's worth of digital content and live events, all dedicated to accelerating the race to a more resilient, zero-carbon economy.
Brought to you in association with edie's headline partner EDF, Net-Zero November will offer edie readers an array of net-zero-themed exclusive interviews, downloadable guides, reader blogs, virtual events and podcasts throughout the month.
The month will include a free-to-access online event combining a selection of webinars and masterclasses (25 November); a face-to-face, workshop-based event for members of edie's Net-Zero Leaders Club (30 November); on top of a plethora of exclusive interviews, features, reports and guides.
Commenting on the campaign, EDF's I&C Director Matthew Nunn said: ’"The time to go net-zero is now. With COP26 billed as ‘’the most important climate change meeting on earth'', this key milestone highlights the need for British businesses to join together and take action.
"At EDF, our ambition is to help British businesses and public sector organisations achieve net-zero. Together with edie, we’re committed to building a sustainable future, which is why we’ve partnered on net-zero November. This month-long programme of news and events brings to life steps businesses can take to lower carbon emissions and support organisations to maximise their full net-zero potential through zero-carbon energy."
Net-Zero November: Content & events
Whilst previous iterations of Net-Zero November have focused on driving corporate ambitions to decarbonise, this year's campaign will be focused on turning those ambitions into tangible business actions, under the theme of "Seize the moment". Content and event highlights include:
> 25 November: The Net-Zero Inspiration Sessions (online)
As the flagship digital event of this year's Net-Zero November campaign, the Net-Zero Carbon Inspiration Sessions offer up an afternoon of live, interactive webinar presentations and discussions – all dedicated to accelerating your organisation’s decarbonisation progress.
This premium online event effectively combines four edie webinars and masterclasses into a single afternoon, with each session taking a particular format. Registrants will get access to all four webinar sessions on the day. Full details of the webinar sessions will be released in due course.
> 30 November: SPARK! Net-Zero Action Workshops (Birmingham)
A day of energy innovation and co-creation, SPARK! is the flagship event of the year for the Net-Zero Leaders Club. Tying in with the Net-Zero November campaign, this full-day event creates the time and space for energy and sustainability changemakers to connect, collaborate and seize the moment of net-zero.
The primary purpose of the day is to spark new ideas and actions among the Club’s membership base of corporate net-zero leaders. The unique event will include keynote presentations from an array of business and climate thought-leaders, a networking lunch, and five collaborative workshops that will see Club members co-create solutions to key decarbonisation challenges and discuss exciting new opportunities with like-minded peers.
For more information on attending the SPARK! event and joining the Net-Zero Leaders Club, email email@example.com.
> 4 November: #SustyTalk panel on the Net-Zero Energy Transition
Tying in with the official Energy Day of COP26, a special #SustyTalk episode will feature a selection of businesses and experts who are driving and overseeing the energy transition.
> 8 November: The business guide to water efficiency
With water resources under increasing pressure from climate change, population growth, and nature loss, it’s clear that water efficiency has an essential role to play in the global net-zero transition. Our Business Guide to Water Efficiency, produced in association with Waterscan, will provide a much-needed breakdown of how organisations can embed water efficiency into their sustainability strategy and minimise water use across the business and value chain.
> 10 November: #SustyTalk panel on Clean Transport
Tying in with Transport Day of COP26, a special #SustyTalk episode will feature a selection of businesses and experts who are driving and overseeing the clean transport transition.
> 15 November: edie Explains: Net-Zero Carbon Business
What is 'net-zero' in the context of business emissions? Which organisations are most suited to adopting net-zero carbon strategies? And, what is the impact of the coronavirus on the net-zero movement? Our free-to-download edie Explains guide will help sustainability and energy professionals understand exactly how they should adopt net-zero strategies for their businesses; what the benefits are; what the key considerations should be when doing so.
> 17 November: edie Explains: Scope 3 emissions
What are Scope 3 emissions? How are they calculated? How can they be mitigated and reduced? And, what are the business benefits of doing so? This free edie Explains guide gives you everything you need to know. This free-to-download guide answers all of these key questions and more to tackle these hard-to-abate emissions.
> 30 November: Net-Zero-themed Innovations of the Month round-up
Closing off the month, this exclusive feature powered by edie's Innovation Partner Springwise, will showcase some of the latest technological innovations which are shaping the future of net-zero carbon business.
Net-Zero November: Get involved, make a pledge
Making a Mission Possible Pledge is also a great way to get involved. No Mission Possible Pledge is too small or too ambitious for the Wall – so long as it is a new, measurable action that will help your organisation on its mission to achieve a sustainable future. MAKE A NET-ZERO RELATED PLEDGE HERE.
Additionally, if you would like to suggest or contribute net-zero related content, please contact the edie editorial team here.
Last year’s Net-Zero November saw the editorial team deliver more than 40 pieces of original content which resulted in edie’s most successful month ever in terms of website traffic and audience engagement. You can view all of that content here.
We're excited to be supporting and empowering our readers to seize the moment and make net-zero carbon a reality for your business!
Luke Nicholls, Matt Mace and Sarah George