Congress of Business | Building on the Glasgow Climate Pacts establish during COP26 | Glasgow Chamber of Commerce

Congress of Business


Be part of the monumental shift toward a sustainable future.

Congress of Business (COB) returns on Tuesday 14 May 2024 during Glasgow Climate Week.

Building on COB's successful launch last year, we have partnered with British Chambers of Commerce and University of Glasgow, to ignite purpose-led conversations for one common goal, accelerating action on Net Zero.


Cities are hubs for innovation and growth.

The vast number of buildings in our cities which we design, build and occupy have a vital role to play in decarbonising our planet.

COB will bring together global influential leaders from the urban development and finance sectors, to equip businesses with the tools to accelerate change towards the Glasgow Climate Pacts established at COP26. 


"The more businesses gather to talk about sustainability and imaginative ways to achieve net zero together by using all of the expertise which will be in the room at COB has to be part of finding long-term solutions." 

- Anna Campbell-Jones  


COB isn’t just for sustainability experts – it’s for anyone committed to sparking action on climate change.

Join us in shaping greener, more resilient cities - it’s free to register

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Professor Greg Clark CBE FAcSS | Host of COB24

We are delighted to welcome renowned urbanist and leading innovator, Greg Clark, to moderate and host COB24. Greg is chair of Connected Places Catapult and 3Ci (Cities Commission for Climate Investment) and the non-executive director for Transport for London

He is an Honorary Professor at UCL STEaPP, a visiting Professor at the University of Strathclyde, a senior fellow at the Urban Land Institute and a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

Anna Campbell-JonesDesigner, Retailer and Presenter

Anna is an interior designer and design consultant who runs Habitus, an interior design business based in Glasgow. Anna has been designing homes since 2000 and since 2016 she has been director of Habitus Design Ltd. Anna is currently judge/presenter of Scotland’s Home of the Year on BBC1 Scotland and was awarded Scottish Influencer of the Year, Interiors and Design in 2022.

In October 2023, Anna launched her own sustainable Scottish made interiors brand inspired by the Dazzle Camoufleurs of WW1 bringing together her love of bold pattern, 20th century art & design and boats.

[Photo credit to Andrew Jackson]  

James Close | Head of Climate Change at NatWest Group

James is committed to working on some of the most challenging global issues focusing on sustainable development and climate change, supporting the implementation of the bank’s purpose-led strategy. Prior to this role, he was the Head of the Circular Economy Programme for London.

Congress of Business 2023

Our inaugural COB saw almost 400 delegates come together to with climate conscious individuals to exchange ideas and tackle the challenges of achieving net zero.

Speakers included

COB 2024 Venue


Congress of Business 2024 will be held at:

100 Eastvale Place
Glasgow G3 8QG

(This is an in-person and virtual event)


Congress of Business 2024 is in partnership with

British Chambers of Commerce

University of Glasgow


If you are interested in COB partnership packages, we’d love to hear from you.

Please contact Lisa Torrance, Congress of Business Content and Partnership Lead:

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