Webinar: What does COP21 climate agreement mean for professional services sector?

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On 1st March 2015 BITC hosted a webinar on the topic of ‘What does COP21 climate agreement mean for professional services sector?

The COP21 Agreement, reached in December 2015, has been hailed as a breakthrough after decades of climate change negotiations deadlock.

Although there may not be any immediate ramifications for companies coming out of the agreement there are expectations that changes do line ahead for example in the areas of reporting and assurance. To find out more how companies should be responding on this agenda please download the attached report summary of the webinar:

Webinar speakers include:

  • Gudrun Cartwright, Environment Director at Business in the Community

  • Jonathan Grant, Director - Sustainability & Climate Change at PwC

  • Alyssa Gilbert, Head of Policy and Translation at University of London Imperial College, Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment

  • Ruth Knox, Associate, Environment & Climate Change Group at Linklaters

Our advisory service offer

Strategy Development

  • Undertake climate change risk assessments, considering future scenarios

  • Identify and prioritise key climate change risks/opportunities across the value chain

  • Develop climate change strategy, including KPIs/targets (science-based) governance structure, measurement frameworks and stakeholder engagement mechanisms


  • Design and develop accountability framework for climate strategy

  • Develop implementation tools for climate strategy

  • Benchmark against peers to identify leading practices for implementation

  • Assess resilience for responding to the impacts of climate change


  • Develop a reporting framework for reporting on climate change in financial and non-financial terms

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