Daimler Sustainability Dialogue 2021

November 17, 2021 - It is the fundamental question of our time: What do we have to do today to ensure that our planet will still be worth living on tomorrow? Sustainable thinking and action determine the discussions in politics, business and society. Almost seamlessly following the 26th Climate Change Conference, we have discussed with renowned experts how the sustainable transformation can succeed - at the 14th Daimler Sustainability Dialogue.

The annual Daimler Sustainability Dialogue brings together more than 200 representatives from politics, business, science and society - due to Corona in 2021 in the digital space. They discussed how the transformation toward a zero-emissions future can be accelerated, how companies like Daimler can effectively advance the issue of sustainability, and how new modes of collaboration can be designed.

The 14th Daimler Sustainability Dialogue took place on November 17 and 18, 2021. While the second day of the Dialogue was traditionally not open to the public, we provide recordings of the public panel discussions on the first day below.

Recording of the panel discussions

Nov 17, 2021, 4-5 p.m. CET:
Accelerating the transformation to zero emission in a post COP-26 world

Around the COP26 Summit, the call for bold and timely climate action is unmistakable. Decarbonizing energy, industry and mobility is the imperative of the hour. How can business, politics and civil society work together to master this change?

  • Leonhard Birnbaum, Chairman of the Board of Management von E.ON SE, Chief Sustainability Officer
  • Ola Källenius, Chairman of the Board of Management der Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG
  • Yvon Slingenberg, Director DG Climate Action, European Commission
  • Nigel Topping, High-Level Champion COP26 & Former Member Daimler Advisory Board
  • Judith Wiese, Chief People and Sustainability Officer, Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG and Labor Director
  • Harald Wilhelm, Member of the Board of Management Finance & Controlling/Daimler Mobility and Mercedes-Benz AG Finance & Controlling

Nov 17, 2021, 5-6 p.m. CET:
Adopting electric mobility driven by convenience, sustainability & desirability

Mercedes-Benz has announced that it is ready to go all-electric by the end of the decade - wherever market conditions allow. But what does this audacious scenario require in terms of attractive, comfortable and sustainable products?

  • Michael Hajesch, Chief Executive Officer, IONITY GmbH
  • Renata Jungo Brüngger, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG; responsible for Integrity and Legal Affairs and Co-Chair of the Group Sustainability Board
  • Jennifer Lenhart, Global Cities Lead, WWF
  • Markus Schäfer, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG; responsible for Daimler Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars COO and Co-Chair of the Group Sustainability Board
  • William Todts, Executive Director, Transport & Environment
  • Toto Wolff, Team Principal & CEO of Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport