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 Taskforces unlock the potential of the private sector by empowering industry leaders to take concrete, integrated actions to fundamentally progress sustainable industry transition. Industry Taskforces 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.

Roundtables

  • Plastics roundtable icon
    March 2021

    Plastics

  • Insurance roundtable icon
    February 2021

    Insurance

  • 21 Shipping
    February 2021

    Shipping

  • 19 Asset Management
    January 2021

    Asset owner

  • 16 Wood based and Alternatives
    January 2021

    Wood Based & Alternatives

  • 20 Forestry
    January 2021

    Forestry

  • 19 Asset Management
    December 2020

    Asset Management

  • 14 18 completed other roundtables
    December 2020

    SMI India Council meeting

  • 13 Land and Agriculture
    November 2020

    Land and Agriculture

  • 14 18 completed other roundtables
    November 2020

    Great Reset Leadership Group Meeting

  • 12 Hydrogen Roundtable
    November 2020

    Hydrogen Roundtable

  • 11 carbon Pricing
    November 2020

    Carbon Pricing / Perverse (Academic)

  • 02 Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage
    November 2020

    Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage

  • 08 Institutional Investor Roundtable
    July 2020

    Institutional Investor Roundtable

  • 07 Oil & Gas
    July 2020

    Oil & Gas

  • 06 Sustainable Transportation & Energy Storage
    July 2020

    Sustainable Transportation & Energy Storage (Batteries & EV)

  • 05 Financial Services
    July 2020

    Financial Services

  • 09 agriculture Practitioners
    July 2020

    Agriculture Practitioners

  • 04 Circular Bioeconomy
    June 2020

    Circular Bioeconomy

  • 14 18 completed other roundtables
    May 2020

    Great Reset Leadership Group Meeting

  • 14 18 completed other roundtables
    April 2020

    Sustainable Markets Strategy

  • 02 Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage
    March 2020

    Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage

  • 03 Water & Climate Finance
    March 2020

    Water & Climate Finance

  • 14 18 completed other roundtables
    March 2020

    High Commissioners' SMC

  • 01 Aviation
    February 2020

    Aviation

  • 14 18 completed other roundtables
    November 2019

    SMI Roundtable in Mumbai