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Congress of Business

COP26 was a historic, collective achievement for Glasgow. 

With all eyes on Glasgow, the world saw almost 200 countries come together alongside an unprecedented turnout from the private sector to commit to act on climate change. 

Building on the COP legacy, Congress of Business (COB) will drive and inspire action within business and cities to transition to net zero, supporting the ambitions of the various Glasgow Climate Pacts forged during COP26.

Congress of Business will lead positive change by connecting global businesses and cities to ignite action and drive innovation to tackle climate change.

With an initial focus on the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) and Glasgow Food and Climate Declaration, COB is a series of purpose lead discussions, interventions and networking sessions.



Martha is an entrepreneur and internet activist. She became a crossbench peer in the UK House of Lords in March 2013. In March 2014, she was appointed Chancellor of the Open University and is a chairperson of WeTransfer where she helped them reach B-Corp Status. She is also a non-executive director of Chanel. Martha is also a Patron of AbilityNet, Reprieve, Camfed and Just for Kids Law. From 2009 to 2013 she was Digital Champion for the UK and helped to create the Government Digital Service – this team launched transforming government service delivery. In 1998 Martha co-founded Europe’s largest travel and leisure website, with Brent Hoberman. They took it public in 2000 and sold it in 2005.

Further speakers will be announced shortly.


Congress of Business is sponsored by
The Scottish Government
British Chambers of Commerce

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23-25 Lochburn Road
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