Join SFC and Pledge at COP28 for an exclusive roundtable event

In person – Dubai, UAE

Wednesday, 6th December 2023, 8:00am – 10:30am GST 

Innovative solutions, technologies and methodologies to drive the decarbonisation of logistics

Discuss with leading business and industry experts on how to accelerate the pace of decarbonisation. 

With global logistics emissions set to increase 42% by 2050, stakeholders across the supply chain will need to play their part if the Paris Agreement target is to be met. In a hard-to-abate industry, best practice sharing among the private sector will be key to ensuring that decarbonisation goals are met.

This roundtable, hosted during COP28 on Transport Day, will bring together private sector players such as carriers, logistics services providers and shippers to exchange ideas and trends that can help companies achieve their net zero targets.


Provide an opportunity for logistics and supply chain professionals to meet and discuss their decarbonisation efforts and to encourage collaboration.

Highlight and discuss innovative solutions, technologies and methodologies, such as Smart Freight Centre’s GLEC Framework and ISO Standard 14083.

Discuss common challenges and success stories of implementing solutions, technologies and methodologies into the logistics supply chain.


8:00am – 8:30am: Registration and open networking

8:30am – 8.45am: Welcome from Smart Freight Centre

8:45am – 10:30am: Roundtable discussion and breakfast chaired by Pledge

Meet the hosts

Sophie Punte, Founder, Smart Freight Centre

Sophie Punte is a network leader focused on bringing industry, government and other stakeholders together to address common sustainability challenges. She is the founder and board member of Smart Freight Centre, supervisory board member of the truck EV charging company Milence, and sits on DHL’s Sustainability Advisory Council and the WEF Global Future Council on Clean Air. Previously Sophie was Managing Director of Policy at the We Mean Business Coalition, Executive Director of Clean Air Asia, and worked at the United Nations, KPMG, the New Zealand environment ministry and an engineering consultancy.

David de Picciotto, Co-founder and CEO, Pledge

David is the Co-founder and CEO of Pledge, a UK-based sustainability software company helping decarbonise the logistics supply chain through its accredited and integrated platform. Before Pledge, David worked for Partners Group, a global private equity firm, where he focused on growth equity investments and previously led International Expansion at Revolut, the UK FinTech. David is also the co-founder of media start-up iRewind, where he exited in 2016, and a scout for Sequoia Capital.

Register your interest

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Attendance will be limited in order to enable lively debate. Registrants will be notified of the location if they receive a spot.

Blue Zone badges will not be required.