Accelerate the transition

Industry roundtables

Loop: Roundtable Poster

From vision to action

The Sustainable Markets Initiative brings together business leaders and decision-makers in a series of roundtable discussions. 

During 2020, hundreds of people have taken part in the industry and issue-specific roundtables. With many more events planned, an even larger number of people is set to join the discussion in the years to come.

The private sector leading the way

Global warming, climate change, and loss of biodiversity are the greatest threats humanity has ever faced. The convergence of these threats undermines the very fabric of our society, and to secure our future and prosper, we need to evolve our economic model. Changing our current trajectory will require bold and imaginative action, together with determination and decisive leadership from the private sector.

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Towards a sustainable industry transition

Industry actors are a necessary agent of change in the transition towards a sustainable future. Industry Roundtables and Task Forces convene and guide a series of industry, investor, and academic Roundtables to establish Industry Task Forces made up of the ‘coalition of the willing’ to drive action on accelerating, at a global scale, sustainable industry transition and rapid decarbonization ahead of 2050.

A strong commitment to driving change

Industry Roundtables and Task Forces unlock the potential of the private sector by empowering industry leaders to take concrete, integrated actions to fundamentally progress sustainable industry transition. Industry Task Forces chart their transition roadmaps and commit to tangible actions by applying their knowledge and experience to find solutions, identify game changers, and overcome barriers and risks to transition.

Industry Roundtables

Upcoming

  • 16 Wood based and Alternatives
    20 January 2021

    Wood Based & Alternatives

  • 19 Asset Management
    25 January 2021

    Asset owner

  • 21 Shipping
    03 February 2021

    Shipping

  • 15 Steel and Auto
    08 February 2021

    Steel & Auto

Industry Roundtables

Active

  • 20 Forestry
    19 January 2021

    Forestry

  • 19 Asset Management
    22 December 2020

    Asset Management

  • 13 Land and Agriculture
    20 November 2020

    Land and Agriculture

  • 12 Hydrogen Roundtable
    12 November 2020

    Hydrogen Roundtable

  • 11 carbon Pricing
    04 November 2020

    Carbon Pricing / Perverse (Academic)

  • 02 Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage
    03 November 2020

    Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage

  • 08 Institutional Investor Roundtable
    28 July 2020

    Institutional Investor Roundtable

  • 07 Oil & Gas
    23 July 2020

    Oil & Gas

  • 06 Sustainable Transportation & Energy Storage
    21 July 2020

    Sustainable Transportation & Energy Storage (Batteries & EV)

  • 05 Financial Services
    17 July 2020

    Financial Services

  • 09 agriculture Practitioners
    09 July 2020

    Agriculture Practitioners

  • 04 Circular Bioeconomy
    04 June 2020

    Circular Bioeconomy

  • 02 Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage
    11 March 2020

    Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage

  • 03 Water & Climate Finance
    10 March 2020

    Water & Climate Finance

  • 01 Aviation
    19 February 2020

    Aviation

Other Roundtables

Active

  • 14 18 completed other roundtables
    16 December 2020

    SMI India Council meeting

  • 14 18 completed other roundtables
    18 November 2020

    Great Reset Leadership Group Meeting

  • 14 18 completed other roundtables
    12 August 2020

    Anil Menon Roundtable

  • 14 18 completed other roundtables
    07 May 2020

    Great Reset Leadership Group Meeting

  • 14 18 completed other roundtables
    07 April 2020

    Sustainable Markets Strategy

  • 14 18 completed other roundtables
    10 March 2020

    High Commissioners' SMC

  • 14 18 completed other roundtables
    13 November 2019

    SMI Roundtable in Mumbai