Web Summit screams technology, startups, and entrepreneurship. But there are also voices of sustainability speaking out loud. Find out which greenest events you don’t want to miss.
If you’re going to be present at the Web Summit and are interested in sustainability, this article is for you. Peggada will be there (make sure you search for us and say hello!), but also wants to be in the front row of all the lectures, conversations and pitches that focus on sustainability.
We made our list of what we don’t want to miss and we share it with you now.
11 amMasterclass “Mobility as a service (MaaS)”: Sustainable mobility for individuals and businesses: Masterclasson the concept of Mobility as a Service – MaaS), a recent trend that will change the way we move.
12:55 pm AI is answering the call of sustainability: a talk that works by invitation and that aims to discuss how artificial intelligence can help the advancement of sustainability.
2:20 p.m. “Progressing sustainable development in 2022 and onwards”: a conversation with the actor and ambassador of the United Nations Development Program Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
3:25 p.m. “Unleashing true sustainability at scale”: talk that aims to discuss how the path to sustainability has been accelerated by revolutionary approaches to technology.
3:25 p.m. “Stop just complying, start differentiating: Harnessing the power of brand and creativity in sustainability”: talk that aims to analyze how brands and companies can stand out on this path to sustainability.
10 a.m.“Driving sustainability and efficiency in the water industry through digitalisation”: Siemens masteclass on water use efficiency.
10 a.m. “How to get sustainability right”:conference on the role and impact of brands on sustainability.
3:58 p.m. “Empowering an electric vehicle future”:talk about how we can massify the purchase of electric vehicles.
4:20 p.m. “Scaling climate solutions for everyone”:talk with BlocPower co-founder and CEO Donnel Baird, which offers intelligent heating, cooling and hot water systems to building owners.
10:20 am. “The Moonshot Challenge: Sustainable space for a sustainable earth”: award ceremony that shows the importance of artificial intelligence used in space for the well-being of the planet.
11:00 a.m. “Sustainable Apparel Coalition—the world’s largest apparel & textile trade organization”: In this session, sustainability expert Rick Ridgeway will show how the Sustainable Clothing Coalition intends to put some order into the fast fashion industry.
11:17 am. “Climate change: The pivotal role of moonshots”: In this session, Tatsiana Zaretskaya of Laava Tech talks about how companies balance between ambition and the need to protect the environment, and how each of us can contribute to this process.
2:10 p.m. “Using carbon capture to save the world”. In this session, you can meet a special group of teenagers who want to save the planet through carbon capture technology. Anupra Chandran, Taira Mehta, and Riya Mehta are from the Knowledge Society – the next generation of innovators, scientists, and entrepreneurs.
3:20 p.m. “How a plant-based diet can fight climate change”:Talk with Impossible Foods creator Pat Brown about the inevitable transformation of our food system, and how vegetable meat can be a powerful way to halt climate change.
4:00 p.m. “Borderless, sustainable and democratic: Exploring the future of content”: In this session, Simon Green, CEO and founder of the green rock content studio, talks to actor Walter Murch (The Godfather, Apocalypse Now) and Pippa Hogg, head of studio at Ravensbourne University, to discuss the future of collaborative creativity in a world without borders. How can totally remote ways of working democratize content creation? Are we finally moving towards a more sustainable industry?
In addition to all these talks and masterclasses, the event itself wants to be as sustainable as possible. The use of disposable plastic is avoided as much as possible and meals that are not consumed will be distributed by those who need it most.