From net-zero to the SDGs: Making 2021 the ‘super year’ for corporate sustainability

Event Date: 10/12/2020 2:00 pm

With less than a decade to meet the Global Goals and put the global economy onto a clear trajectory to deliver a just net-zero transition, this one-hour webinar will reflect on some of the biggest sustainability challenges of 2020, and the most business-critical opportunities of 2021.

We cannot let Covid-19 derail the global transition to a net-zero-carbon, circular and just economy. In 2020, the pandemic has created a whole new set of challenges – namely how businesses adapt to digital and remote ways of working, how to decarbonise buildings and transport, and how sustainability and CSR professionals engage a staff base that has rightly been dealing with the here-and-now.

With that in mind, this webinar – hosted in association with edie’s virtual Sustainability Leaders Forum and sponsored by EDF Energy – will explore some of the key areas businesses will need to focus on in 2021 to build forward better from the pandemic and accelerate climate action.

The webinar will feature a range of speakers that will appear at the Forum on 2-4 February – with insights to include fresh approaches to staff engagement; industry-leading decarbonisation strategies for buildings and transport; and innovative strategies to re-think business purpose and spur the green recovery.

Discussion points:

  • Nine years and counting: What must happen next to achieve the SDGs
  • Engaging your workforce to drive your strategy forward in 2021
  • Building and transport: Accelerating the net-zero carbon transition

Webinar chair:

  • Matt Mace, Content Editor, edie

Webinar speakers:



Director of Global Goals, Business in the Community




Head of Sustainability, Anglian Water

Andy Brown is Head of Sustainability for Anglian Water Group, a member of Edie’s Sustainability Leaders Club, sits on Business in the Community’s Place Leadership Team and Water Taskforce, is an Advocate for managing mental wellbeing in the workplace and as such is on the InsideOut LeaderBoard.



Head of Large Business, EDF



edie Sustainability Leaders Forum 2021 

The Sustainability Leader’s Forum will take place on 2-4 February held on a virtual platform connecting sustainable business leaders, government representatives, investors and NGOs around a common goal: to solve the climate crisis. 

Taking place over three days, this event will allow you to be connected with peers via face-to-face via video chats; be inspired by high-level keynote talks from industry leaders; be involved in a series of interactive panel discussions and live audience polls; and be co-creative in our interactive workshops, whilst also meeting leading technical experts in our dedicated virtual exhibition zone. Rooms, expo booths, private chats, bespoke stages and backstage passes – it’s all possible, and at zero cost to the planet. 

Find out more and secure your place at the Forum, here.


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