Cities & Business Forum

The official business side event of the C40 World Mayors Summit 2019

Enhancing collaboration in light of the climate crisis by gathering the most ambitious CEOs, organisations and city representatives from around the world

Did You Miss the Forum?

On 10 October, Confederation of Danish Industry hosted the Cities & Business Forum; the Official Business Side Event of the 7th edition of the C40 World Mayors Summit. The forum was a one-day event focusing on businesses’ role in responding to the climate challenge at a city level.

Below you can see both plenaries in their entirety

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    Morning Plenary

    • 9.00

      Lars Sandahl Sørensen CEO, Confederation of Danish Industry

      Welcome by the Confederation of Danish Industry & Master of Ceremony

    • 9.10

      Anna König Jerlmyr C40 Vice Chair and Mayor of Stockholm

      Opening Remarks by C40 Cities: Why We Must Do This Together

    • 9.20

      Professor Flemming Besenbacher Chairman of the Carlsberg Foundation and Carlsberg Group
      Shirley Rodrigues Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy, London
      Nigel Topping CEO of We Mean Business (Moderator)

      In Conversation: Green and Inclusive Climate Leadership Today

    • 9.40

      Henrik Poulsen CEO, Ørsted

      Business in Transition – Case I

    • 9.50

      Claire Vyvyan Senior Vice President and General Manager, Commercial Business, UK and Ireland, DELL Technologies

      Business in Transition – Case II

    • 10.00

      Mia Nyegaard Mayor of Social affairs City of Copenhagen
      Torben Möger Pedersen CEO PensionDanmark
      Jens-Peter Saul CEO Rambøll
      Councillor Stevens Mokgalapa Executive Mayor of Tshwane
      Gino van Begin Secretary General of ICLEI (Moderator)

      Panel: Getting There by 2030

    • 10.30


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    Breakout Sessions

      • 10.50 Welcome by Moderator

        Troels Ranis Director, Danish Energy Industries Federation

      • 10.55 Cities’ Energy Challenges and Opportunities

        Mark Chambers Chief Sustainability Officer in NYC and Cape Town City representative

      • 11.10 Bringing the Business Know-How into the Conversation: Turning City Ambition into Reality

      • 11.50 Reflections

      • 12.00 End of Breakout Session

      • 10.50 Welcome by Moderator

        Paula Kirk Director of the climate change and resilience consultancy, Arup

      • 10.55 Cities’ Liveability Challenges and Opportunities

        Vassilis Axiotis Deputy Mayor on Urban Environment and Infrastructure, Athens
        Dan Zarrilli , Chief Climate Policy Advisor, OneNYC, New York

      • 11.10 Bringing the Business Know-How into the Conversation: Turning City Ambition into Reality

      • 11.50 Reflections

        Nicola Yates CEO, Catapult Cities

      • 12.00 End of Breakout Session

      • 10.50 Welcome by Moderator

        Lykke Leonardsen Head of program for Resilient and Sustainable City Solutions at City of Copenhagen

      • 10.55 Cities’ Water Challenges and Opportunities

        Johan Verlinde Program manager Climate Adaptation, City of Rotterdam and Nairobi representative

      • 11.10 Bringing the Business Know-How into the Conversation: Turning City Ambition into Reality

      • 11.50 Reflections

        Corinne Trommsdorf Cities of the Future, Engagement Manager & Deputy to Operations Director, International Water Association

      • 12.00 End of Breakout Session

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    Afternoon Plenary

    • 12.55

      Lars-Peter Søbye Chair of the Confederation Danish Industries

      Welcome to the Cities by The Confederation of Danish Industry

    • 13.00

      Herman Mashaba Mayor of Johannesburg

      Opening statement: Cities as global Changemakers

    • 13.10

      John Tory Mayor of Toronto
      Kyra Appleby CDP Global Director, Cities, States and Regions

      City Business Climate Alliance Announcement

    • 13.20

      Stefan Knupfer Senior Partner, McKinsey
      Jean-Louis Missika Deputy Mayor of Paris

      Fostering Public-Private Collaboration to Accelerate Urban Emission Reduction

      An example of Integrated Mobility Strategy with Paris

    • 13.30

      Rasmus Prehn Minister for Development Cooperation in Denmark
      Federico Gutiérrez Mayor of Medellin
      Kim Fausing CEO Danfoss
      Shelley Mckinley Vice President, Microsoft Technology and Corporate Responsibility Group
      Helen Clarkson CEO of The Climate Group

      Panel: Partnering for the Future We Want

    • 14.00


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    Breakout Sessions

    The Power of Partnerships to Build Innovative Business Models for Sustainable and Inclusive Green Growth in Cities

    With insights from Addis Ababa and Dhaka

    Facilitated by: P4G

    This session centers on implementing and accelerating public-private partnerships for sustainable and inclusive green growth in cities. It will explore different models for city - business collaboration and how ambitious city climate actions can be achieved quicker and with greater impact by working together. The emphasis will be on the scaling up of impacts. Moderated by Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals (P4G) Global Director Ian de Cruz, drawing from the experience of key strategic partners like the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), International Finance Corporation (IFC) and others.

    How Do We Solve City Climate Challenges Through Collaborative Innovation?

    With insights from Tel Aviv-Yafo and Singapore

    Facilitated by: Access Cities and C40 City Solutions Platform

    The session will demonstrate how early-stage collaboration between city climate challenge owners and solution providers through innovation methods, such as co-creation and scale-up, creates a common understanding of the challenges between urban stakeholders, thus empowering the community to innovate better solutions. The discussion will share insights based on the city cases of Tel Aviv-Yafo and Singapore.

    Optimising Disruptive Innovation and Creative Data Solutions in Cities

    With insights from Los Angeles, Vancouver, New York City, Salvador, Johannesburg and Rio de Janeiro

    Facilitated by: C40, with support of: DELL, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator and PWC

    Join the discussion exploring the procurement and data barriers to implementation of more innovative products and services to adapt and mitigate climate change in cities. Hear first-hand how city governments are supporting new pilot testing opportunities and improving data management to be technology ready.

    Zero Carbon Neighborhoods of Today and Tomorrow - Examples of City-Business Collaboration for Innovative District-Scale Projects

    With insighs from: Toronto, London, Melbourne, Stockholm & Heidelberg

    Facilitated by: C40 Business & Innovation team

    This breakout session will provide a unique opportunity to learn from leaders of existing and future zero carbon District scale projects in Toronto, London, Sydney, Melbourne, Stockholm and Heidelberg with insights from Lendlease, the multinational construction, property and infrastructure company; and from the Sidewalks Labs, the Google parent’s company, that imagines, designs, tests, and builds urban innovations, and that is currently working on a futuristic post-carbon District project. The session will be moderated by EcoDistricts.

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    Closing remarks and Climate Cocktails

    • 15.40

      Frank Jensen Lord Mayor of Copenhagen
      Eric Garcetti Mayor of Los Angeles

      Closing remarks

      “Visions for a green and just future”

    • 16.00

      Climate Cocktails

Tine Götzsche

Tine Götzsche

Journalist and former Danish national news anchor

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