The Alliance at Glasgow:

Sustainability in the renewables sector at COP26




This event celebrates the ‘in-person’ launch at the Glasgow summit of the Global Alliance for Sustainable Energy and innovative sustainability initiatives in the renewables sector. Here we discuss with leading companies about how we can ensure the renewables sector in general as well as the supply chain can be wholly sustainable for people and the planet.

The event focuses on the following priority areas the Global Alliance for Sustainable Energy is addressing through four working groups:

• Reaching Net Zero – decarbonising operations and supply chains

• Circular economy – setting industry-wide standards and design criteria

• Human Rights – upholding labour rights and inclusivity of civil society and local communities in the ‘Just Transition’

• Environmental impact – long-term sustainable co-existence with the environment, with a focus on biodiversity and water footprint


Opening brief

• Stewart Mullin, Chief Operating Officer, Global Wind Energy Council

• Gianni Chianetta, CEO, Global Solar Council

Opening Remarks: Meredith Adler, Executive Director, Student Energy

Panel discussion:

• Salvatore Bernabei, CEO, Enel Green Power

• Vaishali Sinha, Chief Sustainability Officer, RenewPower

• Ben Hunt, Global Head of Corporate Affairs, Siemens Gamesa

• Gayle Schueller, Chief Sustainability Officer, 3M

• Morten Dyrholm, dur holm Group SVP Marketing, Communications, Sustainability and Public Affairs at Vestas

Moderator: Meredith Adler, Executive Director, Student Energy