With edie readers working remotely or on furlough, the #SustyTalk video interview series was launched in spring 2020, keeping you connected to the inspirational business leaders who are continuing to drive sustainability and champion climate action from their own homes.

In preparation for COP26, edie has begun interviewing some of the experts in the fields of the Conference’s key themes, including clean energy, climate finance and clean transport., as well as those working on the global engagement piece. To this latter point, our latest interview is with Sky’s group director for Bigger Picture, Fiona Ball.

This interview sees Ball speaking with edie’s senior reporter Sarah George, outlining how Sky came to be the UK COP26 team’s principle media partner for the summit and what that partnership – as well as work with other event sponsors – will look like in the coming months.

Ball also discusses Sky’s plans for engaging the general public with the climate crisis through its content, including a new daily news programme in a primetime slot, called the Daily Climate Show. 

Ball is speaking at edie’s flagship Countdown to COP26 event on Thursday 20 May, alongside experts from O2, PwC, the We Mean Business Coalition and CDP. This will be for a panel discussion on seizing the business opportunity of the conference. Keynote speakers include the UK Cabinet Office’s director of partnerships and engagement Matt Toombs and WBCSD director Claire O’Neill, also former UK Energy Minister. as well as O2’s head of corporate responsibility and sustainability Tracey Herald.

More than 250 business and climate leaders have already registered to attend the event, which forms an integral part of edie’s Countdown to COP26 Festival of digital content and events. 


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

Want to be featured on a future episode of #SustyTalk? Email [email protected]. Please bear in mind that our calendar is now full until late June. 

edie Staff

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