edie’s Net-Zero Live 2020 goes virtual as part of bumper month of inspirational content

  • Expanded free-to-attend event will now take place online across three days 10-12 November
  • Includes virtual talks, panel discussions and networking sessions to attract thousands of net-zero experts and solutions providers
  • Part of Net-Zero November giving edie readers dedicated content throughout the month


Thursday 30 July 2020

Faversham House can today (30 July) confirm that edie’s annual exhibition, Net-Zero Live 2020, will take place virtually over three days in November, as part of a themed month of digital content dedicated to accelerating climate action and helping business build back better.

Taking place on 10-12 November, the free-to-attend virtual Net-Zero Live event will include high-level keynote talks, interactive panel discussions, facilitated networking sessions and educational masterclasses, as well as virtual exhibition booths showcasing the cutting-edge net-zero technologies and services that will shape the decade ahead.

The transition from face-to-face to virtual will also see Net-Zero Live 2020 become the flagship event of Net-Zero November – edie’s bumper month of digital content which aims to spark new business ideas and actions on the road to a net-zero-carbon future.

edie’s publisher David Griffiths said: “We cannot let Covid-19 derail the UK’s net-zero transition. From the great challenge of this pandemic and the strict social distancing guidelines that remain in place, we’re seizing a unique opportunity to evolve Net-Zero Live into a virtual event that will help businesses build back better and accelerate climate action.

“The virtual format allows us to expand the event’s reach whilst taking a deeper dive into the key net-zero topics; with a more diverse range of expert speakers and more interactive discussions, resulting in greater action.”

Virtual event formats

Net-Zero Live is the UK's first and only energy and sustainability event which unites thousands of businesses, policymakers, investors, NGOs, product and solutions providers around a common purpose: to spark new ideas and actions on the path to a sustainable future.

Under the new virtual format, each day of Net-Zero Live will take a different theme: “Net-Zero Business Leadership (10 November); Net-Zero Resources & Waste (11 November); and Net-Zero Carbon (12 November). The line-up for each day will include scene-setting keynote presentations, interactive “ask us anything” panel discussions and practical “how-to” masterclasses.

Meanwhile, a dedicated virtual networking space will allow sustainability and energy professionals to catch up with peers and forge new connections with net-zero experts, policymakers, investors and NGOs around the world. And a virtual exhibition area will showcase some of the latest products, services and technologies that are advancing the net-zero transition.

Net-Zero November

And that’s not all. Given the great size and scale of the net-zero movement, edie is bringing back Net-Zero November – an entire month’s worth of content dedicated to informing, inspiring and empowering sustainability and energy professionals on the road to a net-zero carbon future for their business.

Now spearheaded by Net-Zero Live, the month will include an array of net-zero-themed exclusive interviews, downloadable guides, reader blogs, webinars and podcasts. Net-Zero November will also aim to spark new business ideas and actions through edie's award-winning campaign, Mission Possible. Specifically, edie readers will be encouraged to submit new net-zero themed commitments on behalf of their organisations via the Mission Possible Pledge Wall.

Last year’s Net-Zero November saw the editorial team deliver more than 40 pieces of original content which resulted in edie’s most successful month ever in terms of website traffic and audience engagement. You can view all of that content here.

Net-Zero Live and Net-Zero November will take place at a crucial time for the global net-zero carbon transition; with the solutions to coronavirus and climate change converging, the collaborative green recovery movement gathering pace, and the deferred COP26 climate talks due to be hosted exactly one year later, in November 2021. edie will continue reporting on all of the major net-zero news and announcements as they happen via our dedicated net-zero content hub.

Read further information on Net-Zero Live and register your interest to attend the virtual event here.

For further information on Net-Zero Live, please contact edie’s Publisher David Griffiths –  

For further information on edie’s planned programme of content activity for Net-Zero Live and Net-Zero November, please contact edie’s Content Director Luke Nicholls –

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About edie

edie is an industry-leading, purpose-driven business media brand that empowers sustainability, energy and environmental professionals of all levels to make business more sustainable through award-winning content and events.

The edie network includes the flagship edie website which powers our content; a portfolio of content-led sustainability and energy events which brings that content to life; the UK’s biggest sustainability and energy exhibition, Net-Zero Live; the high-level Sustainability Leaders Forum and inspirational Sustainability Leaders Awards; and three dedicated communities of sustainabilityenergy and future business leaders.


About Net-Zero Live

Net-Zero Live is an evolution of edie Live – the only UK event that connects energy, sustainability and resource efficiency professionals with the information, advice and solutions they need to accelerate climate action. Originally scheduled to take place as a face-to-face event at the NEC Birmingham, the event has expanded into a virtual event which will attracts thousands of visitors and vendors for three days of inspirational keynotes, interactive discussions and facilitated networking.


About Faversham House

edie’s publisher, Faversham House, is a progressive, independent media group. Trusted by thousands of professionals, the group delivers high-quality insight for better business decision-making through a diverse and compelling portfolio of digital platforms, exhibitions, events and publications. Faversham House operates in three markets: utilities; sustainability and visual communications.