Despite images of polar bears’ melting habitats and scorched landscapes from wildfires; the consequences of climate change seem vague and abstract. Many know the effects will be terrible; but policymakers struggle to describe how climate change will impact our way of life which is vital to get the world to act. The efforts underway are not enough. Action needs to be scaled up to meet internationally agreed goals. The Sustainability Summit 2020 will bring together industry leaders; policymakers; entrepreneurs and researchers from around the world to assess what businesses in particular – but also governments and NGOs – can do to rise to the challenge.