Anglian CEO calls for corporate leaders to join ‘Race to Zero’ virtual event on delivering net zero infrastructure

06 November 2020


Anglian Water CEO and co-Chair of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group, Peter Simpson is to host the latest in a series of high level, net-zero virtual events organised by the group.  


The event, on 18 November, will feature contributions from Emma Howard Boyd, Chair of the Environment Agency; Lord Zac Goldsmith, Minister for Pacific and the Environment at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and Defra; and Nigel Topping, UK High Level Climate Action Champion for COP26, together with international perspectives from Jonas de Miguel, representing Chilean water company Aguas Andinas and Carlos Sanchez, Director of Climate Resilience Investment at Willis Towers Watson and the Coalition for Climate-Resilient Investment. 


Its goal is to examine how infrastructure investments can be transformed globally to deliver a resilient and net zero world, exploring the role of policy in supporting and building resilient supply chains, infrastructure and a thriving natural environment through place-based examples from the UK and other countries, including Anglian Water and Water Resources East’s Future Fenland initiative. 


This is the second webinar in the Delivering a resilient, net zero economy series run by The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group The series aims to showcase best practice and generate urgent collaboration and action between policymakers and business leaders to feed into business climate leadership, policy, the green recovery and the UK Government’s COP26 campaign.  


It forms part of the United Nations Climate Change Race to Zero Dialogues taking place from 9 to 19 November 2020 as part of Race to Zero, a campaign driving global commitments and ambition to limit warming globally to 1.5C. 


Peter said: “Reaching net zero by 2050, while building resilient infrastructure which is fit for the future and supports a growing population, will take leadership and the shifting of frontiers of performance, across all sectors. 


“By bringing together the most influential business leaders, I firmly believe we can drive the changes needed to disrupt established practice, drive innovation, and achieve our ambitious target.” 


The webinar is being held between 2.30pm – 4.00pm GMT on Wednesday 18 November 2020, is free of charge and open to all, though particularly suitable for leaders in sustainability and infrastructure planning and delivery. For further information or to join, register here