Capgemini Workshop Explores the Human Side of Climate Change

Courtney Holm, Vice President, Sustainable Futures, at Capgemini Invent Will Lead the Workshop
‘Climate change adaptation and social sustainability, the human side of climate change’ explored at Sustainability LIVE: Net Zero workshop with Capgemini

When it comes to climate change, it’s the average person on the street that can make a difference, and also the one most likely to be impacted. Those from developed nations can do most to mitigate climate change, yet it is those from developing and vulnerable communities that suffer most.

Human-centric solutions clearly have to be at the centre of any strategy to ensure climate change adaption and social sustainability.

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) own research says 3.6 billion people, close to half of the people on the planet, already live in areas highly susceptible to climate change. Between 2030 and 2050, climate change will cause 250,000 additional deaths per year.

It is the developing countries, unsurprisingly, who will cope least well with this climate impact.

The WHO concludes that the people whose health is being harmed first and worst are the people who cause climate change least, and are least able to protect themselves.

This topic will be discussed in depth at an interactive workshop hosted by Capgemini Invent at Sustainability LIVE: Net Zero – the two-day hybrid conference being held in London on 6-7 March 2024.

Titled ‘Climate change adaptation and social sustainability, the human side of climate change’, the workshop will discuss the importance of pivoting from climate mitigation to climate adaptation. Attendees will also debate a just climate transition, impacts on humanity, and the need to engage affected communities.

Leading this exclusive workshop will be Courtney Holm, Vice President, Sustainable Futures, at Capgemini Invent, with colleagues Manogna Goparaju, Climate Adaptation & Sustainable Finance Lead, Sustainable Futures, and Juan Diaz Reina, Social Sustainability Lead, Sustainable Futures.

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Holm is no stranger to the Sustainability LIVE stage, having featured at previous events and also delivering a keynote on the afternoon of Day 1, following this workshop.

She delivered an opening keynote at Sustainability LIVE in 2022 and appeared on an entertaining and insightful ESG Forum in 2023.

Holm will deliver a fascinating session titled ‘Mitigation and Adaptation: The Secret to Future-Proofed Strategies’ where she will share the power of integrating mitigation and adaptation strategies to build resilient and sustainable business practices. 

Capgemini Invent, part of the Capgemini Group, focuses on digital innovation, consulting, and transformation. Holm’s role is to align sustainable development to client strategy. 

Sustainability LIVE: Net Zero is being held 6-7 March at the QEII Centre, London. Limited tickets are still available, and access to the Capgemini workshop is on a first come, first served basis.

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