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Building a Sustainable Automotive Industry: A Capgemini and Auto Trader event


Start: October 12, 2023 3:30 PM

End: October 12, 2023 7:30 PM

Capgemini Holborn, 40 Holborn Viaduct, London, UK

Holborn Viaduct 40
EC1N 2PB London England
United Kingdom

Building a Sustainable Automotive Industry: How to create a carbon reduction plan


Climate change is the greatest challenge now facing humanity and it can seem hard to work out how we can change our personal and business practices to make a positive difference.  

Great strides have been made in reducing our industry’s impact on the environment with organisations developing and implementing their own sustainability strategies.

But this is a big problem that won’t be solved overnight, there’s lots to learn and collaboration will be key for us all to succeed. Our purpose is ‘Driving Change Together. Responsibly.’ and we’re aiming to create a space in the industry to discuss how we can all become more sustainable, regardless of starting point.

Building a sustainable automotive industry

The goal of this joint event with Auto Trader is to bring together key voices in the industry as well as external experts to share best practice, learn how each of us can progress in our sustainability journeys, and ensure the industry is taking a joined up approach to tackling the problem of climate change.

This event will explore “How to Make a Carbon Reduction Plan,” and we have prepared a packed agenda. Here’s a glimpse of what you can expect:


15:30 – Registration

16:00 – Introduction by sustainability champion Erin Baker, Auto Trader

16:15 – Capgemini and automotive sustainability – Brad Young, Capgemini

16:30 – Carbon reduction: how do others do it? Panel discussion hosted by Erin Baker. You’ll hear from organisations outside of the automotive industry about how they’ve approached their carbon reduction plans and have a chance to ask your burning questions. 

17:10 – Break out groups: How to build your carbon reduction plan – an interactive approach  with each group focused on a key topic. 

17:55 – Carbon reduction idea feedback – we’ll come back together to share key ideas.

18:15 – Close by Ian Plummer, Commercial Director at Auto Trader 

18:20 – 19:30 – Networking.  

Meet the experts

Rob Pears

Vice President, Head of Automotive and Manufacturing
Rob is an expert in Manufacturing, Automotive and Life Sciences Transformation and helps colleagues in these industries to identify, implement and successfully run technologies and services that transform business performance. Rob focuses on areas that optimise safe, secure digital acceleration and value realisation.

Brad Young

VP, Head of Automotive & Sustainable Mobility, UK
Brad has over 25 years experience in digital transformation. He is an expert in the Automotive industry, with a focus on Sustainability, Mobility, Electric Vehicles and Customer Experience Transformation. He has held business and technology roles in the Automotive and Consumer Products industry. He leads Automotive for Invent UK. His passion is accelerating the transition to zero-emissions transport and creating sustainable mobility experiences that are good for people, businesses, and the planet.

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