Here's what's scheduled for the event. All times are in GMT.

8:40 AM
Registration and morning networking
9:10 AM
Conference introduction

Maurice Button, Chief Executive, City & Financial Global

9:15 AM
Morning Chair’s welcome address

Chris Podgorney, Product Manager, Isometric

9:20 AM
Keynote Address

London as a centre for the carbon markets

Baroness Penn, Treasury Lords Minister, HM Treasury; Co-Chair of the Transition Plan Taskforce

9:40 AM
Keynote Address

Latest developments in the international carbon markets

Chris Leeds, Executive Director, Head of Carbon Markets Development, Standard Chartered

10:00 AM
Keynote Address

Towards high-integrity credits in the voluntary carbon markets (VCMs): the work programme of the Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market (ICVCM)

Annette Nazareth, Chair of the Board, The Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market 

10:20 AM

How will the relationship between the mandatory and voluntary markets evolve?


Maria Eugenia Filmanovic, Co-founder, Abatable


Ruben Vermeeren, Deputy Head of Unit, DG CLIMA, European Commission

Chris Webb, Managing Director, Global Head of Carbon Markets, HSBC

Gordon Bennett, Managing Director, Utility Markets, ICE

Eron Bloomgarden, Founder & CEO, Emergent

11:05 AM
Coffee and networking break
11:25 AM

Improving the quality, governance, transparency, and claiming of carbon credits in the VCMs – the ICVCM’s Core Carbon Principles and the CCP Category-level Announcement, and the Voluntary Carbon Markets Integrity Initiative’s Claims Code of Conduct


Tommy Ricketts, CEO & Co-founder, BeZero Carbon


William McDonnell, Chief Operating Officer, The Integrity Council for The Voluntary Carbon Market

Mark Kenber, Executive Director, VCMI

Kerstin Mathias, Policy & Innovation Director, City of London Corporation

Andrew Howard, Senior Director, Climate Policy and Strategy, Verra

12:10 PM

Creating the required infrastructure for efficient carbon markets - trade, post-trade, financing, and data 


Gordon Bennett, Managing Director, Utility Markets, ICE


Marisa Buchanan, Senior Vice President, Low Carbon Solutions - BP Trading & Shipping

Dr Raúl Rosales, Senior Executive Fellow, Centre for Climate Finance and Investment, Imperial College Business School

Melissa Lindsay, Founder & CEO, Emstream & Emsurge

12:55 PM
Networking & lunch
1:50 PM
Afternoon Chair’s opening remarks

Dr Helen Bray, Vice President Policy,

1:55 PM

Raising the bar: scientific rigor & transparency in carbon removal verification

Lukas May, Head of Expansion and Policy, Isometric

2:15 PM

The role of financial institutions in the development of the carbon markets – trading, investment and liquidity


Ingrid York, Partner, White & Case


Martin Berg, Chief Executive Officer, Climate Asset Management

Simon Puleston Jones, Chief Executive Officer, Climate Solutions

Brett Orlando, Managing Director, Global Head of Commodity Transition, Bank of America

3:00 PM

Carbon removal credits – providing certainty for corporate users 

Antti Vihavainen, CEO,

3:20 PM
Standardising contracts and other documentation in the VCMs

Belinda Ellington, Consultant, Ellington Resolution Ltd; former MD and General Counsel for Commodities and ESG, Citi

3:40 PM
Afternoon tea and networking
3:50 PM

A focus on the demand-side: How are corporates reacting to the move towards high-integrity credits in the VCMs? What are the projections for demand?


Ellen Lourie, NCS & Aviation Director, IETA


Tom Williams, Director, Food & Agriculture, World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Emilien Hoet, Managing Director, UK, ClimatePartner

Trevor Allen, Head of Sustainability Research at Markets 360, BNP Paribas

4:30 PM

Developing a high integrity biodiversity credit market


Jeremy Eppel, Principal, NatureFinance, and Co-Founder, Eppel Sustainability


Dr Tim Coles OBE, Director and Chief Executive Officer, rePLANET, and Member, BCA Task Force

Anna Lehmann, Global Director Policy and External Affairs, Wildlife Works

Dr Helen Crowley, Managing Director, Pollination

5:10 PM
Chair’s closing remarks

Dr Helen Bray, Vice President Policy,

5:15 PM
Networking drinks welcome speech followed by networking drinks, sponsored by Agreena, and close of proceedings


Erica Johnson, External Affairs Manager, Agreena