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What is unlock net zero?


We are a knowledge hub focusing on the practical reality of the transition to a net zero future. Net Zero refers to achieving a balance between the amount of Greenhouse Gas emissions produced and the amount removed from the atmosphere. To achieve this requires large-scale and extensive innovation across the UK energy system. This will involve disruptive change across all sectors and industries.


unlock net zero seeks to inform, educate, and connect people and organisations involved in adopting a net zero approach, identifying the technologies, infrastructure and behaviour change required.


This site is about HOW we transition not debating about SHOULD we and will deliver sharp insight to create value and knowledge.



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Who are we?


unlock net zero is a partnership between Ocean Media Group and Social.


Ocean Media Group is a publisher, data provider and event organiser based in London. We publish the Inside Housing and Social Housing digital and print titles and run a successful portfolio of housing conferences, exhibitions, and award ceremonies including Europe’s largest housing event for the Chartered Institute of Housing. Our portfolio reaches 20,000 delegates, visitors, and award attendees each year, has 15,000 monthly subscribers, 140,000 unique online users and 104,000 e-newsletter subscribers.


Social is an integrated communications consultancy. We are storytellers who engage people and improve lives. In January 2021 we launched Social Net Zero, a communications practice to help organisations establish and communicate their net zero ambitions and achievements.

This is a partnership

This is a partnership


We will only deliver a net zero future if we work in partnership. Collaboration is the key to success. We want unlock net zero to be a collaboration so invite you to participate in developing the site further.


To get involved in the site, please speak to:

Sarah Payling, portal founder and lead –

Catherine Tomlinson, commercial lead –


To list low carbon/net zero themed events on the site please contact:

Lucy Leech –


To attend one of our events, think tanks or summits please contact:

Surika Biring –


If you wish to supply news and editorial content, please contact:

Andy Cameron-Smith –