12 Years of Cross-Sector Collaboration at
World Climate Summit
The Investment COP

Thank you to all of our partners, speakers and attendees for contributing to the success of World Climate Summit - The Investment COP 2021!

World Climate Summit – The Investment COP 2021 took place in-person and digitally on November 7-8 in Glasgow during COP26.


The Summit proved itself as the most important side event of the COP, convening both public and private sector leaders who spurred ambitious climate commitments and action to reach 2030 targets and net-zero transitions.

The Investment COP, a cross-sectoral collaboration and solutions-focused platform convened asset owners, asset managers, businesses and governments to work across sectors to develop investable markets and climate solutions.

The two days were filled with tangible commitments and transformational action, high-level panel sessions, networking and collaboration. It created a platform for impactful partnerships and cross-sectoral coalitions - and catalysed short & medium-term commitments from industry leaders and accelerated climate finance pledges.

World Climate Summit was linked to the priority action areas and ambition of the COP26 Presidency and built on net-zero climate commitments and strengthened networks that connect the global low carbon economy.

Themes Explored at World Climate Summit 2021


Clean and Affordable Energy

E-mobility and Clean Transport

Sustainable Value Chains

Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure

Smart and Circular Cities

Adaptation and Resilience

Climate Finance and Investment


The impact of World Climate Summit 2021 was amplified by a powerful digital platform that enabled online development of thought leadership clusters prior to the event, an in-person and digital event and partnerships with a number of global digital media.


Organised by World Climate Foundation, World Climate Summit - The Investment COP ​is recognised as one of the most important official side events of COP26. It is the leading forum for business and investment-driven solutions to climate change, acknowledging the essential importance of collaboration and the “bottom-up” perspective in solving climate change.

With the Decade to Deliver on Climate Action more crucial now than ever, it is a must-attend event for leading stakeholders driving climate solutions, investments and legislation. ​Throughout the last 12 years, World Climate Summit has become a key platform for connecting markets with policies, to flatten the climate curve.

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"While overcoming the socioeconomic disruptions of COVID-19 has been of paramount importance, ensuring the climate agenda is spearheaded for the world to remain on a trajectory to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement remains pivotal. In 2021, World Climate Summit, now in its eleventh year, will help catalyse a fast transition to a resilient, clean and net-zero economy through cross-sector dialogue, innovative partnerships, and investments in sustainable solutions."

Jens Nielsen - CEO and Founder of World Climate Foundation


Sponsoring Partners 2021