The second acumen7 talk at acumen7’s July virtual meeting was led by John Holland, Non-Executive Chairman at KCG Europe Ltd and Debbie Marriott, Owner and Founder of Faithmarriott, who revealed findings from their exploration of the issue of climate restoration/repair. They discussed the fact that leadership is missing in the climate debate – the ambition is there, but not the necessary action, which they hope to address with their leadership programme. Climate change is of course a breath-takingly complicated area, so their efforts to explore and gain learnings from different projects and initiatives are important to try to establish a clear path forward. The hope is to restore the balance and to let the planet go back to what it was doing naturally. They noted that the impetus needs maintenance over time and electoral cycles to be fully effective, and to ensure we leave the planet in a good way for the next generations.