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PA at COP26

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Call to Action from Jonquil Hackenberg to all businesses
Call to Action from Jonquil Hackenberg to all businesses

COP26 was the most significant climate conference since 2015 – a unique opportunity to finalise the Paris Agreement to drive tangible action on the climate emergency.

The result was an important step in the fight against climate change; a new pact that talks about the world's use of fossil fuels for the first time. Yet there is still much to do to build a positive human future.

Implementing change with the necessary pace and scale will require unprecedented commitment, innovation, collaboration and partnerships across governments, industry, financiers and innovators. To avoid the worst impacts of climate change, global carbon emissions need to fall by 45 per cent by 2030. But the recent IPPC report shows emissions are set to rise by 16 per cent during this period.

We must all work together to accelerate and scale the climate response through financing and technological innovation.

PA at COP26

Panel session: Kim McCann discusses where to look for ‘Game Changers’ in the Hydrogen Economy
Panel session: Kim McCann discusses where to look for ‘Game Changers’ in the Hydrogen Economy

Panel session: Kim McCann discusses where to look for ‘Game Changers’ in the Hydrogen Economy

Panel session: Mark Lancelott discusses the rise of the conscious consumer
Panel session: Mark Lancelott discusses the rise of the conscious consumer

Panel session: Mark Lancelott discusses the rise of the conscious consumer

Panel session: Jonquil Hackenberg discusses the impact of water on decarbonisation
Panel session: Jonquil Hackenberg discusses the impact of water on decarbonisation

Panel session: Jonquil Hackenberg discusses the impact of water on decarbonisation

Fireside chat: Warwick Goodall discusses decarbonising UK transport at the Sustainable Innovation Forum
Fireside chat: Warwick Goodall discusses decarbonising UK transport at the Sustainable Innovation Forum

Fireside chat: Warwick Goodall discusses decarbonising UK transport at the Sustainable Innovation Forum

Tony Perrotta is joined by Oskar Almén as he recaps the headline messages from COP26
Tony Perrotta is joined by Oskar Almén as he recaps the headline messages from COP26

Tony Perrotta is joined by Oskar Almén as he recaps the headline messages from COP26

Kim McCann is joined by Reaction Engines’ Strategy Advisor, Simon Henley to discuss space travel and net zero
Kim McCann is joined by Reaction Engines’ Strategy Advisor, Simon Henley to discuss space travel and net zero

Kim McCann is joined by Reaction Engines’ Strategy Advisor, Simon Henley to discuss space travel and net zero

Kim McCann is joined by Gridserve CEO Toddington Harper to discuss their latest ground-breaking technology
Kim McCann is joined by Gridserve CEO Toddington Harper to discuss their latest ground-breaking technology

Kim McCann is joined by Gridserve CEO Toddington Harper to discuss their latest ground-breaking technology

Panel session: Uniting for Ocean Health – the role of diversity in sustainable solutions for the sea
Panel session: Uniting for Ocean Health – the role of diversity in sustainable solutions for the sea

Panel session: Uniting for Ocean Health – the role of diversity in sustainable solutions for the sea

Jonquil Hackenberg, PA’s Global Head of Sustainability and Climate Response, shares her insights and reflections from week one at COP26
Jonquil Hackenberg, PA’s Global Head of Sustainability and Climate Response, shares her insights and reflections from week one at COP26

Jonquil Hackenberg, PA’s Global Head of Sustainability and Climate Response, shares her insights and reflections from week one at COP26

Using the power of design to accelerate the adoption of zero-emission road transport


Accelerating the adoption of zero-emission road transport

The transition to electric vehicles is key to the UK government’s plans to address the climate emergency. Yet motorists’ concerns about charging are slowing the shift to electric. To answer such concerns, we collaborated with the Royal College of Art to develop an emblematic and inclusive EV chargepoint.

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Create a climate response strategy

We can help you deliver on your climate response strategy by accelerating and scaling innovation and technologies that unlock value for your business as well as our planet. We're on this journey with you, transforming our organisation to deliver on the Science Based Targets that will help limit global warming to 1.5°C.

Find commercial opportunities and value

We help businesses seize the commercial opportunity of sustainability. We find and optimise value to create lasting and profitable change across your value chain.

Innovate end-to-end

We're experts in end-to-end innovation for sustainability. From developing strategies through building supply chains, to commercialising technology, we find ingenious routes to deliver effective climate response.

Deliver real and measurable results

We use KPIs mapped to UN Sustainable Development Goals to deliver real and measurable results, accelerating progress against planetary, social, and financial aspirations.

Speak with our team at COP26

At COP26 our aim is to drive conversations and action around the most critical areas of climate response - energy transition, finance, technology and innovation. Join us for bigger and bolder action and to discuss how we can help you progress further, faster.

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Andrew Burrows

PA energy and utilities expert

Andrew Burrows

PA energy and utilities expert

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Aris Karcanias

PA global head of energy and utilities

Aris Karcanias

PA global head of energy and utilities

Throughout his 18 years’ experience in the energy sector, Aris has worked alongside leadership and strategy teams at some of the most successful clean technology firms as well as the oil and gas (O&G) super majors, to enable transformative market entry and establish dynamic, innovative business models. Aris has been involved in international clean energy transactions totalling 15GW, including on/offshore wind, photovoltaic solar (PV) and concentrated solar power (CSP), energy storage, and electronic vehicle (EV) charging.

Global Management Consulting Magazine named Aris ‘Most Influential Consultant’ in 2018 for his extensive work on corporate PPAs, and since 2017, he has been recognized by Who’s Who Legal as a leading global energy expert. Aris is currently a member of the Investment Committee at SUSI Partners, a Zurich based clean energy transition infrastructure fund, and a member of the Board of NextWind, a newly established green IPP focused on mid to end-of-life assets.

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David Oliver

PA transport expert

David Oliver

PA transport expert

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Gus Hochschild

PA energy expert

Gus Hochschild

PA energy expert

Since joining PA at the end of 2020, Gus principally has been advising on the UK Government’s ‘Net Zero’ agenda and the raising of funds from the financial markets, especially for more nascent technologies, ranging from advanced nuclear to hydrogen and CCUS.  

Before joining PA, Gus spent six years at BEIS/DECC, where he helped to set up the Equity & Corporate Finance Advisory practice. Gus advised Ministers on the corporate finances and strategies of the major listed energy companies. Gus was involved from the financing for Hinckley Point C, through to the Ministerial roundtables with all the energy companies, which dealt with the impact of and the recover from COVID-19. 

For the twenty years before joining Government, Gus was an energy equity analyst for several banks, and was involved in transactions with a value of ~US$20bn in the developed and Emerging Markets.  He is a frequent speaker at industry and investor conferences events, investor conferences and think-tanks.

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Jason Hill

PA financial services expert

Jason Hill

PA financial services expert

Jason leads PA’s work in with the challenger segment, sustainable finance, as well as disruptive change and innovation initiatives across banking. His main focus is on supporting clients with retail and commercial banking strategies, new propositions and growth and transformation assignments, and helping new banking entrants. 

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Jonquil Hackenberg

PA global head of sustainability and climate response

Jonquil Hackenberg

PA global head of sustainability and climate response

Jonquil has more than 20 years’ experience in consulting and as the global head of sustainability for PA consulting, sets the overarching strategy and go to market agenda for sustainability and climate response across all the industries we serve. Prior to PA, Jonquil spent the last 13 with Infosys, where she was a senior consulting partner, and more recently, Global Head of Sustainable Business.

Throughout her career to date, she has established strategic partnerships to deliver on purpose and provide value greater than the sum of a single organisation. One such example: she created the first System Integration partnership with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation for Infosys, to advance the circular economy agenda through digitalisation.  

She regularly advises on ESG (environmental, social, governance) Visions and strategies. As a senior consulting partner, Jonquil advises C-Suite clients on strategy and executed large scale programmes for FTSE and Fortune 500 companies. SJonquil holds the Digital & Innovation lead role on the Futures Council for SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Investment at the World Economic Forum; is a regular keynote speaker; a mentor for ocean technology and circular economy start-ups; and a frequent contributor to Forbes on the topic of Green Tech. She is also a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, from which she received an MBA in Renewable Energy and is chair of the board of directors for The Magenta Project focused on gender parity in sailing.

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Kim McCann

PA consumer and manufacturing sustainability expert

Kim McCann

PA consumer and manufacturing sustainability expert

Kim has more than 25 years’ experience in optimising global value chains. In the last 15 years, she’s focused on re-engineering these value chains for sustainability, which has required a specific focus on the tough question of decarbonising transportation and logistics.

Before joining PA, Kim spent 13 years at Royal Dutch Shell, supporting their evolution towards sustainability, and was Chair of The Board at Heathrow Fuel Companies, inputting into the Heathrow 2.0 Net Zero Carbon Growth plans.

With a master’s in manufacturing sciences and engineering, and experience of using innovative technology to improve sustainability, Kim is working extensively on the commercialisation of hydrogen, carbon capture, utilisation and storage, synthetic fuels, waste-to-energy and other technologies. For example, she recently led the development of a white paper on the development of sustainable aviation fuels for the Aerospace Defence and Security industry body that will shape national plans to create a sustainable aviation industry in the UK.

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Mark Lancelott

PA business design and sustainability expert

Mark Lancelott

PA business design and sustainability expert

Mark is a sustainable finance and circular economy expert working with clients across the UK and Europe on sustainable strategy, innovation, risk, regulation and transformation.

His current focus is on helping financial services organisations become more sustainable by embracing the growth opportunity, and managing sustainability risk. But during his 15 years working in industry and consulting he has also worked with start-ups, corporates, NGOs, and cities to help businesses find better ways of doing business, giving him deep cross-sector knowledge of sustainable and circular business model innovations and emerging business needs.

Mark manages PA’s engagement with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s CE100, is an Expert Advisor to the UN Global Compact, and a member of the UK Network’s Advisory Group. He led the development of the Circular Business Model Design Guide launched in conjunction with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and Exeter University Circular Economy Research Centre in December 2020. He was previously an associate lecturer at Ashridge Management School, and is co-author of the Operating Model Canvas book.

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Oskar Almén

PA energy and utilities expert

Oskar Almén

PA energy and utilities expert

Oskar Almén has over 20 years of experience shaping the European energy landscape through advisory roles in consulting as well as executive line management with major European utilities. Oskar is a sought-after senior advisor, skilled at transforming business models to meet rapidly shifting market demands due to climate change and necessary mitigations. His expertise includes solving energy system capacity constraints, flexibility and storage, sustainable industry development in the Nordics, and renewable asset management.  

Oskar Almén holds a PhD in Strategy from University of Cambridge, Judge business school.

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Shaun Delaney

PA economic development expert

Shaun Delaney

PA economic development expert

PA's global lead for economic development

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Tony Perrotta

PA sustainability expert

Tony Perrotta

PA sustainability expert

Tony has more than 25 years’ experience in sales leadership, consumer goods, retail, sustainability and innovation. He joins PA most recently from Plastic Bank, a blockchain-enabled social impact company focused on revealing the value in plastic waste, where he served as Global Head of Sales and Chief Revenue Officer. Previously Tony served as Chief Revenue Officer at Shopperations and as a President of Advantage Sales and Marketing. Tony has also served on multiple advisory boards helping build a revenue map, market narrative and executable action plans, including for a chemical technology startup focused on plastic waste conversion and a public company focused on SaaS enabled food safety and compliance.  

His focus will include Sustainability and the Regenerative Economy.

Tony is dedicated to impacting what he believes are the 5 largest challenges facing the world today: Pollution and the end of waste, clean and affordable energy, food and water security, preventative health measures, and access to ongoing education. His vision is a call to action to move beyond the notions of sustainability and neutrality into beneficial impact and a regenerative economy.