Milestones and missteps in Glasgow

The good and the bad of the conference and how its success will be measured by what we do now


Venetia Bell, group chief sustainability officer, head of strategy, GIB Asset Management

Everyone was talking about COP26. Despite ongoing Covid-related travel restrictions, almost 40,000 people registered for the conference, making it the largest COP to date. The voice of business was amplified compared with previous events, and virtual access to many sessions meant the summit’s reach was amplified and participation democratised.

Perhaps, as the host nation, we were particularly engaged, but I have been overwhelmed with interest about what it was like being in Glasgow. The question most often asked is: are you encouraged or disappointed by the outcome?

Read the full comment in ESG Clarity’s November 2021 digital magazine.


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