biz4Biz Annual Conference

Sustainability: The Path To Net Zero: Your Transformation to Sustainable Advantage in Business and Society

3 March 2022 at Rothamsted Research Institute

Take advantage of our special early bird ticket prices

The normal ticket price is £195 plus VAT but we are offering a special early bird price of £146 plus VAT – this is a limited time offer so act now!
We also have an exhibitor package for £350 plus VAT.
For more information and to book your tickets, click on the link below.

biz4Biz ESG conference

Join senior business leaders to explore how organisations can help drive the net-zero transition, and get practical guidance on how to shape and finance your business’ net-zero strategy.

Learn how to take the ESG (Environment Social Governance) journey forward in a sustainable and profitable way.

Who should attend? Environmentally- and Socially-Conscious Business Leaders seeking to reconcile purpose, people, profit and planet.

What will you learn? An understanding of the difference their business can make, and how these can deliver financial returns to their bottom-lines, and an appreciation of the importance of having ESG (Environment Social Governance) front-of-mind in Leadership.

Our sponsors

Rothampsted Research

Our Speakers

David Hawes, Net Zero International
David Hawes
Co-Founder, Net Zero International

David is the co-founder of Net Zero International, an organisation which is passionate about enabling businesses to understand their carbon footprint, analyse the results and create detailed plans to improve their overall impact to become a more sustainable business, via a suite of services including carbon accounting software, UN-approved partner audits and certification.

Leon Reed, CTO & Founder, Verisio
Leon Reed
CTO & Founder, Verisio

Leon is a social compliance auditor at Verisio, who audit companies globally for compliance to the Modern Slavery Act on behalf of retailers, local authorities and other organisations. Verisio provides all the appropriate due diligence, awareness training, mapping of supply chains, self-assessment questionnaires, risk assessment modelling using its software called Optimus.

Phil Webb, Investors In Community
Phil Webb
MD and Founder, Investors In Community

Investors in Community, a SaaS platform that helps connect organisations, individuals, charities, and community groups to demonstrate by working together powerful and evidenced social impact can be created. The platform is a growing movement to facilitate the improvement of the lives of people and communities and measures real social impact.

Rondi Allan, Co-Founder - Sustainable X
Rondi Allan
Co-Founder, Sustainable X

Sustainable X supports businesses to make profit sustainably. Their business led approach allows SMEs to get a competitive advantage, win and retain their customers and employees and secure funding to support future initiatives. They will be sharing some practical advice, based on real case studies, on how to embed sustainability in what you do every day and how it enhances your business.

Mark Pashley, Mercer & Hole
Mark Pashley
Mercer & Hole

Mark is a Corporate and Business Tax partner at Mercer & Hole. Mark specialises in R&D tax credits and advice relating to capital allowances on commercial property portfolios. He views R&D tax credits as a valuable and under-used relief which can benefit companies operating in many sectors. Mark helps clients ascertain their ability to qualify for what can be an immediate cash injection.

Marco De Benedictis, Barclays
Marco De Benedictis
Head of Sustainable Finance, Barclays

Marco heads Barclays’ Corporate Banking Sustainable Product Group, which was established in early 2020 to support the company’s 2050 decarbonisation ambition. His responsibilities include: origination, focused on growing both sides of the balance sheet; portfolio management of the existing book; and sustainable product innovation. Marco also co-chairs the Corporate Banking Sustainability Forum.

Richard Whitehead
Richard Whitehead

Richard Whitehead is Managing Director, Buildings and Places, at AECOM, an engineering firm that provides design, construction, and management services across 150 countries. Richard is also a Director of Perfect Circle, a joint venture company formed by Pick Everard, Gleeds and AECOM. Richard also chairs the Enterprise Zone Board and is a member of the Hertfordshire LEP Board.

biz4Biz Sustainability Conference 2022

Take advantage of our special early bird ticket deal

The normal ticket price is £195 plus VAT.

We are offering a limited early bird ticket priced at £146 plus VAT through November 2021.

To take advantage of this offer click on the button below to order.

Conference exhibitor options

Do you want to promote your products and services at our conference?

We are offering a special exhibitor package comprising a one person exhibitor ticket with space for two 400mm pull up stands for £350 plus VAT. Book now to guarantee your space.

To take advantage of this offer click on the button below to order.

The ticket prices include lunch and refreshments.

Our secure payment gateway takes all major credit cards.

You will receive a VAT invoice as part of your booking confirmation.

The Conference Agenda


Arrival, registration, coffee and networking with other delegates


Welcome with Bim Afolami MP for Hitchin and Harpenden and Adrian Hawkins OBE, Chairman of biz4Biz


David Hawes, Net Zero International: Topic: The First Step? Measuring your Footprints!


Leon Reed, Verisio: Topic: De-Risk your Supply-Chain through Good Governance


Coffee break and networking


Phil Webb, Investors in Community: Topic: Galvanize your Team through Social Value


Lunch and networking


Rondi Allan, Sustainable X: Topic: Start Simple – Practical Environmentalism for Everyone


Mark Pashley, Mercer & Hole: Topic: A Greener Bottom-Line – Capitalising on Enhanced Capital Allowances


Coffee break and networking


Marco De Benedictis, Barclays: Topic: Financing Investments in Sustainability


Panel Q&A and discussion


Thanks and Close, Adrian Hawkins OBE and Bim Afolami MP

This is a provisional agenda which may be subject to change.

Get in touch

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biz4Biz Secretariat: 0330 9002 777