think ahead

Thursday 16 November 2023, 09:30 – 16:00 GMT

COP28, the 28th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties, is around the corner and the stakes could not be higher.

Please join us online for our pre-COP28 event, part of our think ahead series, to explore themes and expectations for business relating to this year’s COP.


The Road to COP28 – Aligning Expectations with Actions

Hear from LBS faculty, alumni and other global experts and practitioners at the vanguard of climate issues, coming together to discuss the synergies, challenges, opportunities and trade-offs that need to be considered and balanced when tackling climate change.

Core topics that will be explored include:

  • The role of business schools in meeting the climate challenge
  • Business expectations of COP28
  • Meeting the challenges of climate regulation and finance, energy transition and climate transition
  • A view from Dubai on the road to COP28
  • Complex climate trade-offs

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this event are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of any entities they represent.

Thursday 16 November 2023, 09:30 – 16:00 GMT

Online event

Agenda Overview

Morning Agenda
09:30 - 09:35 Welcome from the Dean, François Ortalo-Magné
09:35 - 09:45 Introduction from the Vice Dean, Julian Birkinshaw
09:45 - 10:15 Spotlight on: COP28 Expectations and the Role of Business, Associate Professor Ioannis Ioannou
10:15 - 11:05 Panel session: Challenging Contemporary Energy Systems - Paving the Way for Transformation
11:05 - 11:20 Fireside chat: Energy Transition, A View from the UAE
11:20 - 11:45 Break - refreshments will be provided
11:45 - 12:15 Spotlight on: Complex Climate Trade-Offs, Professor Alex Edmans
12:15 - 13:00 Panel session: Meeting the Climate Challenge
Afternoon Agenda
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch - a light lunch will be provided
14:00 - 14:45 Panel session: How Regulation is Supporting the Path to Net Zero
14:45 - 15:30 Panel session: Climate Transition and Emerging Markets, led by the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development
15:30 - 15:55 Fireside chat: Dr Akshat Rathi in conversation with Christopher Caldwell JEMBA2011
15:55 - 16:00 Closing remarks

Speaker highlights



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