Thriving through a green industrial revolution

When:  Oct 21, 2021 from 17:00 to 18:30 (GMT)
Associated with  Open Forum

We need a global Green Industrial Revolution to support a sustainable future. This event will draw on the experience of the Midlands, UK.

Join us for our first hybrid event - in person or virtually - to hear from expert panellists on the challenges and solutions for transitioning to green industry. The live event will be followed by a networking reception. 

Economic recovery from the global pandemic must be a green recovery. If we cannot cut greenhouse gas emissions, we risk climate change spiralling out of control. It is urgent that businesses and industry make rapid changes to reduce carbon dioxide emissions throughout production and supply chains, but how? What actions can government, consumers and employees take to incentivise green transition? For regions looking to attract and grow industry, how can the industrial landscape be revolutionised so that green businesses thrive?

The G7 Communiqué of June 2021 stressed the need for a green revolution, with the G7 agreeing to launch the Build Back Better World Initiative (B3W), to support democratic countries of the Global South in building sustainable, resilient infrastructure.

This panel discussion will draw on the plans and experience of the West Midlands in the UK, ‘Home of the Green Industrial Revolution’, and on experience throughout the world to identify the key challenges and solutions in transitioning to green industry.

Speakers for this event:

  • Ed Cox, Director for Inclusive Growth & Public Sector Reform, West Midlands Combined Authority
  • Matthew Rhodes, Camirus and Chair of Energy Capital, West Midlands, UK
  • Natalie Dowsett, Head of Business Development, Ox
  • Nilgün Tas, Deputy Director, Department of Environment & Chief, Industrial Resource Efficiency Division, United Nations Industrial Development Organization
  • Dan Storer, Chief Investment Officer, West Midlands Growth Company
  • Gaylor Montmasson-Clair, Senior Economist; Sustainable Growth, Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS), South Africa
  • Ian Thomson, Director of Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business 

Register to attend in person at The Exchange, Birmingham, UK
Register to attend virtually


The Exchange
3 Centenary Square
Birmingham, B1 2DR