Available to watch on-demand: edie’s online Net-Zero Carbon Action sessions

The flagship digital event of edie’s Net-Zero November campaign, the Net-Zero Action Sessions, took place on Tuesday 29 November. Those who missed it can still register and watch back four interactive webinar presentations and discussions – all dedicated to giving businesses the tools, knowledge and inspiration to make decarbonisation happen.

Available to watch on-demand: edie’s online Net-Zero Carbon Action sessions

As the finishing note of edie’s Net-Zero November campaign for 2022, this premium online event effectively combines four edie webinars and masterclasses into a single afternoon, with each session taking a particular format. Registrants will get access to all four webinar sessions on the day.


Full details of the four webinar sessions are as follows:

1) The Big Net-Zero Debate: Delivering decarbonisation in a time of crisis
(13:00 – 14:00)

Kicking off our Net-Zero Action Sessions, a selection of business leaders and climate experts will discuss the impacts of the ongoing energy crisis on the net-zero movement, along with other key drivers, challenges and opportunities when it comes to decarbonising business.

Discussion points:

  • Is net-zero the solution to the energy crisis?
  • For business leadership, is net-zero alone enough?
  • How will COP27 affect the net-zero transition?


  • Matt Mace, Content Editor, edie (chair)
  • Kaya Axelsson, Net-Zero Policy Engagement Fellow, University of Oxford
  • Erin Meezan, Chief Sustainability Officer, JLL
  • George Richards, Director, JRP Solutions
  • Elisa Moscolin, Executive Vice President Sustainability, SAGE


2) In Action Case Study: Creating and implementing your net-zero strategy
(14:15 – 15:00)

Our second session of the afternoon will see KFC UK & Ireland and the University of Liverpool deliver a case study presentation and Q&A focused on how the fast food giant shaped its strategy to be net-zero by 2040, including plans to develop a net-zero restaurant in that timeframe.

Discussion points:

  • Developing a credible and ambitious net-zero strategy: Where to start
  • Case study: Leading the industry with a ‘zero-carbon’ restaurant
  • Accounting for direct and indirect emissions on your net-zero journey
  • The crucial role of partnerships in making net-zero happen


  • Sarah George, Senior Reporter, edie (chair)
  • Jenny Packwood, Chief Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Officer, KFC UK & Ireland
  • Dr Stephen Finnegan, Associate Professor and Director of the Zero Carbon Research Initiative, University of Liverpool


3) Action Masterclass: Optimising onsite generation for your business
(15:15 – 15:45)

Our third Net-Zero Action Session will help viewers explore the range of onsite solutions available to assist with their decarbonisation and energy efficiency needs. From looking at traditional solutions like onsite solar to more innovative, cutting-edge options like battery storage – this session has it covered.

Discussion points:

  • Identifying which decarbonisation technologies work for your business?
  • No silver bullet: What combinations of onsite solutions can work?
  • Creating the business pitch for net-zero solutions during an economic slump


  • Sarah George, Senior Reporter, edie (chair)
  • Dr Jean-Yves Cherruault, Head of Solutions Development and Net Zero Pathways, Centrica Business Solutions


4) Action Masterclass: The energy and emissions data deep dive
(16:00 – 16:30)

Our fourth and final Action Session focuses on the critical topic of energy and emissions data. The masterclass-style session will offer up specific tools and insights when it comes to collecting better data – including for the notoriously difficult Scope 3 emissions – in order to turn net-zero ambitions into actions.

Discussion points:

  • Data collection: Where and when to start?
  • How to engage suppliers on your net-zero journey
  • Measuring progress: What to do with your data?


  • Sarah George, Senior Reporter, edie (chair)
  • Fenella Dodson, ESG Manager, Inspired PLC

Registrants can still gain access to all four sessions, as well as a recording of all events, which can be watched back on demand. Click here to watch.

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