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Conversations for Tomorrow #7: Sustainability and Climate TECH

Report from the Capgemini Research Institute

Through our quarterly journal, Conversations for Tomorrow, the Capgemini Research Institute enables leaders to identify the strategic imperatives for the future of business, and the society in which it operates.

We dedicated this edition to what is widely considered to be today’s most pressing issue for not only businesses, but humanity as a whole – climate change and the actions we must take to reduce its effects.

The time to accelerate on sustainability initiatives was yesterday, and we will now have to act with extreme urgency to prevent irreversible changes that would have disastrous consequences for the planet. Achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals will entail multifaceted sustainability efforts in every area, by all stakeholders.

In this edition of our journal, we specifically looked at the role of climate technology – looking at ways to transform the way we live and do business through adopting and adapting, innovating, inventing, and embracing technology and sustainable practices.

To this end, we spoke with leaders across industry, start-ups, science, design, academia, and more.

Key contributors include:

  • A Nobel Prize laureate in Chemistry
  • A world-renowned architect and author
  • One of the world’s leading climate scientists
  • Senior executives from Air Liquide, P&G, Volvo Group, Enel Green Power, and L’Oréal
  • The Deputy Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
  • The head of a gigafactory for solar panels
  • A range of start-ups, including a top unicorn in carbon capture
  • Gen next climate activists from the US, Kenya, and India
  • Capgemini’s own subject-matter experts

In what is a critical time for climate change mitigation efforts, we invite you to join us in our conversations with these thought leaders, who provide insights from their diverse perspectives on what is required for us to move forward towards a sustainable future.

Download the report to find out more about how organizations, individuals, and society can come together in the fight against climate change, and how climate tech can be leveraged for this purpose.

Read an executive summary below.

Click to read Conversations for Tomorrow: Executive Summary

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The Capgemini Research Institute spoke to Francois Jackow, CEO Air Liquide, and Aiman Ezzat, CEO Capgemini, to understand their views on the challenges of climate change, energy transition, and the potential of emerging technologies to fight this planetary challenge.

The Capgemini Research Institute spoke with Frances Arnold, Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).

Perspectives from Capgemini

With Cyril Garcia, Head of Global Sustainability Services and Corporate Responsibility, and Florent Andrillon, Climate Tech Global Lead

With Pascal Brier, Chief Innovation Officer

With Elisa Farri, Co-lead of Capgemini Invent’s Management Lab, and Gabriele Rosani, Director of Content and Research at Capgemini Invent’s Management Lab

Further reading

Low-carbon hydrogen: A path to greener future

Ideas focused on practicalities to accelerate global change action

Accelerate to net zero, from commitment to sustainable results

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