#SustyTalk: Atos’ Clay Van Doren on how CEOs can lead corporate climate action

edie's #SustyTalk series of sustainability-related interviews continues with an exclusive discussion with Atos' chief executive for Northern Europe, Clay Van Doren, providing his reflections on what COP26 means for corporate climate commitments.

#SustyTalk is all about keeping edie’s loyal readers connected to sustainable business leaders across the world, whilst reminding us all that sustainability and climate action must go on through the current Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.

The latest episode sees edie’s senior reporter Sarah George in discussion with Atos’ chief executive for Northern Europe, Clay Van Doren.

Recorded earlier this month, the exclusive interview provides Van Doren with a platform to reflect on how the UK, as COP26 host, positioned the role of business in delivering the Paris Agreement and working towards a net-zero world.

He gives his thoughts on how international agreements, compounded by action locally which is – in many cases – more swift, are leading to “tipping points” in the transition to a more sustainable future.

Van Doren also talks about the “net-zero multiplier effect”, whereby businesses are likely to be called upon to assist the transition beyond their own metaphorical four walls in 2022 and beyond.

Click here to see our catalogue of #SustyTalk video interviews.

Click here to see all of our COP26-related content, including our summary report for businesses.

Want to be featured on a future episode of #SustyTalk? Email [email protected]. Please bear in mind that our interview calendar is typically booked several weeks in advance. 

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Comments (1)

  1. Richard Phillips says:

    As an older retired scientist, how I dislike the word SUSTY
    It seems to me to lack the element of seriousness.
    This does not detract from the down-to-earth nature of the subject.
    Carry on London!
    Richard Phillips

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