A4S Summit 2024

Wednesday 3 July | 08.00 – 17.00 (BST)

A4S Summit 2024

About the event:

  • The annual A4S Summit is a unique global gathering to catalyse action on sustainability by the finance and accounting community. Speakers during the sessions will highlight the finance leadership that’s making a difference now, and look at ways we can fast-track to a just, nature-positive and net-zero emission economy.
  • Held during the first week of July, the Summit will coincide with the 20th Anniversary of A4S. But this is no time to pat ourselves on the back. In the last year, global warming has exceeded 1.5°C for an entire year for the first time, highlighting the continued need to turn targets into fast and decisive action.

    All sessions will be available on demand shortly after broadcast for all registered participants.

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By joining the A4S Summit you will be able to:

  1. Hear from global CEOs, CFOs and other leaders exploring current trends and the biggest opportunities to drive sustainable impact
  2. Gain insights from change makers on the practical actions you can take to create a sustainable future
  3. Learn how you can embed sustainability and resilience within your organization

Agenda

12.00-01.00

FastTrack to 2050: solutions and step changes - Part One

Katie Murray, Group Chief Financial Officer, Natwest

Rishi Kalra, Executive Director and Group CFO, Olam Food Ingredients

02.00-03.00

Spotlight on the science: understanding the action imperative

Emily Shuckburgh, Director, Cambridge Zero

Tim Lenton, Professor of Earth System Science, University of Exeter

04.00-05.00

Inspiring change: mobilizing action

Katharine Hayhoe, Chief Scientist, The Nature Conservancy

06.00-07.00

Financing the future: barriers and solutions

Sarah Youngwood, Executive VP and Chief Financial Officer, Nasdaq

08.00-09.00

FastTrack to 2050: solutions and step changes - Part Two

Robin L. Washington, Board Member, Alphabet Inc

Mark Hawkins, Board Member, Workday

03.00-04.00

FastTrack to 2050: solutions and step changes - Part One

Katie Murray, Group Chief Financial Officer, Natwest

Rishi Kalra, Executive Director and Group CFO, Olam Food Ingredients

05.00-06.00

Spotlight on the science: understanding the action imperative

Emily Shuckburgh, Director, Cambridge Zero

Tim Lenton, Professor of Earth System Science, University of Exeter

07.00-08.00

Inspiring change: mobilizing action

Katharine Hayhoe, Chief Scientist, The Nature Conservancy

09.00-10.00

Financing the future: barriers and solutions

Sarah Youngwood, Executive VP and Chief Financial Officer, Nasdaq

11.00-12.00

FastTrack to 2050: solutions and step changes - Part Two

Robin L. Washington, Board Member, Alphabet Inc

Mark Hawkins, Board Member, Workday

04.00-05.00

FastTrack to 2050: solutions and step changes - Part One

Katie Murray, Group Chief Financial Officer, Natwest

Rishi Kalra, Executive Director and Group CFO, Olam Food Ingredients

06.00-07.00

Spotlight on the science: understanding the action imperative

Emily Shuckburgh, Director, Cambridge Zero

Tim Lenton, Professor of Earth System Science, University of Exeter

08.00-09.00

Inspiring change: mobilizing action

Katharine Hayhoe, Chief Scientist, The Nature Conservancy

10.00-11.00

Financing the future: barriers and solutions

Sarah Youngwood, Executive VP and Chief Financial Officer, Nasdaq

12.00-13.00

FastTrack to 2050: solutions and step changes - Part Two

Robin L. Washington, Board Member, Alphabet Inc

Mark Hawkins, Board Member, Workday

08.00-09.00

FastTrack to 2050: solutions and step changes - Part One

Katie Murray, Group Chief Financial Officer, Natwest

Rishi Kalra, Executive Director and Group CFO, Olam Food Ingredients

10.00-11.00

Spotlight on the science: understanding the action imperative

Emily Shuckburgh, Director, Cambridge Zero

Tim Lenton, Professor of Earth System Science, University of Exeter

12.00-13.00

Inspiring change: mobilizing action

Katharine Hayhoe, Chief Scientist, The Nature Conservancy

14.00-15.00

Financing the future: barriers and solutions

Sarah Youngwood, Executive VP and Chief Financial Officer, Nasdaq

16.00-17.00

FastTrack to 2050: solutions and step changes - Part Two

Robin L. Washington, Board Member, Alphabet Inc

Mark Hawkins, Board Member, Workday

09.00-10.00

FastTrack to 2050: solutions and step changes - Part One

Katie Murray, Group Chief Financial Officer, Natwest

Rishi Kalra, Executive Director and Group CFO, Olam Food Ingredients

11.00-12.00

Spotlight on the science: understanding the action imperative

Emily Shuckburgh, Director, Cambridge Zero

Tim Lenton, Professor of Earth System Science, University of Exeter

13.00-14.00

Inspiring change: mobilizing action

Katharine Hayhoe, Chief Scientist, The Nature Conservancy

15.00-16.00

Financing the future: barriers and solutions

Sarah Youngwood, Executive VP and Chief Financial Officer, Nasdaq

17.00-18.00

FastTrack to 2050: solutions and step changes - Part Two

Robin L. Washington, Board Member, Alphabet Inc

Mark Hawkins, Board Member, Workday

15.00-16.00

FastTrack to 2050: solutions and step changes - Part One

Katie Murray, Group Chief Financial Officer, Natwest

Rishi Kalra, Executive Director and Group CFO, Olam Food Ingredients

17.00-18.00

Spotlight on the science: understanding the action imperative

Emily Shuckburgh, Director, Cambridge Zero

Tim Lenton, Professor of Earth System Science, University of Exeter

19.00-20.00

Inspiring change: mobilizing action

Katharine Hayhoe, Chief Scientist, The Nature Conservancy

21.00-22.00

Financing the future: barriers and solutions

Sarah Youngwood, Executive VP and Chief Financial Officer, Nasdaq

23.00-24.00

FastTrack to 2050: solutions and step changes - Part Two

Robin L. Washington, Board Member, Alphabet Inc

Mark Hawkins, Board Member, Workday

19.00–20.00

FastTrack to 2050: solutions and step changes - Part One

Katie Murray, Group Chief Financial Officer, Natwest

Rishi Kalra, Executive Director and Group CFO, Olam Food Ingredients

21.00-22.00

Spotlight on the science: understanding the action imperative

Emily Shuckburgh, Director, Cambridge Zero

Tim Lenton, Professor of Earth System Science, University of Exeter

23.00-24.00

Inspiring change: mobilizing action

Katharine Hayhoe, Chief Scientist, The Nature Conservancy

01.00-02.00

Financing the future: barriers and solutions

Sarah Youngwood, Executive VP and Chief Financial Officer, Nasdaq

03.00-04.00

FastTrack to 2050: solutions and step changes - Part Two

Robin L. Washington, Board Member, Alphabet Inc

Mark Hawkins, Board Member, Workday

Frequently Asked questions


No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate. You only need to have access to the internet.

To access the live event, please use the email address you registered with – no password is required. In the case you experience any difficulties, please contact events@a4s.org

You can log on to the live event at any time. A recording of each session will be available on demand for 30 days following the end of the Summit. Therefore, you can access all event content whenever it’s convenient for you during this period of time. We do understand your schedule may not allow you to attend all of the live sessions of the event.

This is the virtual aspect of the event. You do not have to travel to any specific location. You can participate anywhere that you have internet access. The event is accessible from desktop, mobile and tablet devices.

Global finance community professionals ranging from CFOs, CIOs, pension fund chairs, regulators and business schools.

Absolutely. You can simply share the link to this page, and they can register at their convenience.