The battery value chain is one of the major near-term drivers to realise the 2°C Paris Agreement goal in the transport and power sectors, setting course towards achieving the 1.5°C goal if complemented with other technologies and collaborative efforts. This webinar will explore how batteries are a core technology in the transition to a greener and a more circular economy.


  • How can companies best respond to the surging demand for batteries?
  • What role does cross-sector collaboration play in promoting a sustainable battery value chain?
  • Can a ‘Battery Passport’ offer a feasible solution to improving circularity in the battery value chain?
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Benedikt Sobotka, Co-chair of the Global Battery Alliance and CEO of Eurasian Resources Group

Benedikt is the Co-chair of the Global Battery Alliance, a multi-stakeholder initiative promoting a responsible battery supply chain and CEO of Eurasian Resources Group (ERG), a leading producer of natural resources. He has extensive experience in advisory/management roles in the mining and energy sectors. He holds a degree in management, studied in Europe, Russia and China and co-authored “China Champions”, a Financial Times publication.

Alex Monk, Portfolio Manager, Schroders

Alex is a Portfolio Manager at Schroders specialising in renewable energy, the energy transition, and other sustainable resource themes. He is an Environmental Policy and Regulation MSc Graduate from the London School of Economics and holds a Geography BA (Hons) degree from Oxford University.


Helen Wood-Gush, Senior ESG Consultant, Responsible Investor

Helen has 15 years’ experience in sustainability, finance and investor relations. She has worked at Antofagasta plc, BG Group plc, Pearson plc, Kingfisher plc. Helen holds a postgraduate certificate (MA level) from the University of Cambridge in Sustainability Business Leadership and BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance from the University of Leeds.

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