In September 2021, Lord Sheikh was invited by Developing Markets Associates to speak at their innovative hybrid event, ‘UK-Nepal Energy Transition: Road to COP26’, as the keynote speaker. Lord Sheikh is the Chairman of the UK-Nepal Trade and Investment Forum, and promotes strong links between the UK and Nepal wherever he can. In his speech, Lord Sheikh also emphasised the fact that the environment is a passion of his, and that we must take collective steps to heal our relationship with the natural world. Lord Sheikh is a firm believer that Nepal’s potential, to lead the way in renewable energy sources, must be supported by business and Government through impact investment. The official COP26 event was attended by an impressive range of stakeholders, including Government Ministers, Government Agencies, Private Sector companies and Social Enterprises.