Atos discusses decarbonization with UK Government Net Zero Business Champion
Atos SVP Strategy and Communications UK&I, Kulveer Ranger was joined by Andrew Griffith MP, the UK Government’s Net Zero Business Champion, for a lively panel event exploring the role of technology in accelerating the process of achieving net zero in the UK and globally. The event, held in partnership with ConservativeHome as part of the 2021 Conservative Party Spring Forum, also featured Benedict McAleenan, Senior Adviser on Energy and Climate at Policy Exchange and Emma Gatten, Environment Editor at The Telegraph.
Andrew outlined the steps that the UK Government is taking to meet its ambitious goals on net zero and decarbonisation, as well as its key priorities as it gears up to host the COP26 Conference in Glasgow this November. He focused on how “technology and firms like Atos have a huge role to play” in helping the Government meet its targets.
Dreaming of and delivering Net Zero – Spring Forum 2021
Kulveer underlined the need for the spirit of collaboration between business and industry that was showcased to great effect throughout the Covid-19 pandemic to be applied to the net zero challenge. He also emphasised the important role of tech in quantifying and visualising the climate challenge for business and consumers – enabling societies to see the real impact of the changes they are making and incentivising more positive action. Speaking at the event, Kulveer stated Atos’ commitment to achieving net zero by 2028: “We have the tools, we now need to manage and accelerate our way to delivery for everyone, and make sure we take everybody with us on this journey as we deliver net zero. And that’s a role we at Atos would like to play”.
Head of Sustainability, Atos UK & Ireland