Earth Day Week climate conference, April 20-25, 2020
Earth Day Week 2020. The public, free, online, no-fly climate conference.
The finance industry holds, many would claim, the key to securing the transition to a fossil-free society. Solutions need funding to scale exponentially, and the fossil fuel industry needs to be defunded. Climate-conscious stakeholders are already moving in this direction. Is the finance industry actually the climate movement’s best friend? Join us on April 20 and watch thinkers, doers, and industry leaders patch together an answer to this question.
15:00 CEST / 9:00 am EST – Stockholm studio
Introduction Keynote – Finance
by Prof. Nick Robins, Professor in Practice – Sustainable Finance, Grantham Institute/London School of Economics
Solutions in Finance – Part I
How to move pension funds, banks, and minds to work for the climate
Doers & Thinkers – Part I
16:00 CEST / 10:00 am EST - Washington D.C. studio
With host Dr. Sweta Chakraborty, US representative We Don’t Have Time
16:45 CEST / 10:45 am EST – Stockholm studio
Keynote – “The Exponential Transformation of Finance”
by Owen Gaffney, Exponential Roadmap Initiative, Stockholm Resilience Centre and Potsdam Institute for Climate Research. The finance industry's path toward 1.5°C, based on the Exponential Roadmap's 36 solutions to halve emissions by 2030 and how to scale them.
Solutions in Finance – Part II
How to move pension funds, banks and minds to work for the climate—exponentially
Doers & Thinkers – Part II
Concluding Keynote – “Neoclassical economics and the root for the climate crisis”
by Prof. Stephen Keen, Distinguished Research Fellow, Institute for Strategy, Resilience and Security, University College London
18:00 CEST / 12:00 noon EST – Closing remarks
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Paul founded CDP in 2000 with an ambition of creating a global economic system that operates within sustainable environmental boundaries and prevents dangerous climate change. His book Beautiful Corporations published in 2000 by Financial Times Prentice Hall and introduced the concept of sustainability product marketing, which is growing in significance as a force in contemporary commerce.
In the forests and farms of my youth, Nick was shocked that the world of business and finance did not see environmental sustainability as a natural part of their core operations. Nick is working to align the $370 trillion financial system with climate action and sustainable development. He’s working with central banks to identify their role in greening the financial system and looking at the key role played by sovereign bonds as a tool for sustainability.
Author of Debunking Economics (with its third edition currently under development), Steve is one of a dozen economists credited with having warned of the 2007 global financial crisis and is the designer of the Open Source system dynamics program Minsky. He has authored about 70 refereed academic papers critical of mainstream economics and is a distinguished research fellow at the Institute for Strategy, Resilience and Security at University College London.
Sharryn founded the Fire Your Fossil Bank pledge in 2020. The pledge calls on customers of fossil fuel funding banks to transfer their money to a sustainable alternative. With this simple action, we can apply additional pressure on these banks to divest from fossil fuels and support the movement towards a greener economy.
Joakim is founder of #Klimatbytet - a non-profit initiative aiming at redirecting our money out of fossil to more climate friendly alternatives. So far more than 300 MSEK has been made more climate friendly through www.klimatbytet.se. Joakim is also author of the best selling book Leading Digital Transformation, and originator of the Digital Maturity Matrix, a methodology for digital transformation used by a thousand+ companies. Joakims day job is to democratise transformation at DigJourney where he is a founder. His background is as entrepreneur and leader of media and online startups.
Anders heads one of the largest sustainability teams in the European financial sector. Anders has, as the only Nordic representative, one of eleven seats in the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) global Banking Committee, which steer the overall strategy and activities of the global Banking Programme. He is also the Founder of Bankers for Climate (www.bankersforclimate.com), an independent non-profit climate change movement for all employees in the global financial industry.
Jillian is the Director of Food and Environment at Earth Day Network where she focuses on addressing the impact animal agriculture has on the planet. She advocates for plant-based diets for the health of the environment and self. Previously as Chief of Staff of Civil Rights at the United States Department of Agriculture, she was able to create and implement government initiatives that focused on sustainable agriculture in food desserts and disadvantaged communities. She is passionate about raising awareness about how our food choices and food systems affect the planet.http://earthday.org/
Climate & Capital Media was founded by Peter and senior financial executive. Prior to founding Climate & Capital Media, he was a Managing Director at BlackRock where he led global communication campaigns to build strong sustainable brands focused on ESG, impact, sustainability, and climate change. Mr. McKillop spent most of his early career as a correspondent and bureau chief for Newsweek Magazine in New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong where he covered key economic, financial, social, political, issues.
Portfolio Manager for Storebrand Global Solutions since 2015. Philip holds an MA in Chinese Studies and a Master’s in Political Science. He started his career within the group as ESG analyst, but have over the years held several positions, such as Group Head of Sustainability and Head of Responsible Investments. He has advised several governments and institutions on topics ranging from coal exclusions, environmental impacts of human activities to policy requirements to achieve international climate agreement targets. Specialized in politics, energy, climate change and how to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals as investment themes.
Roland (Rolly) Montpellier is the co-founder and Editor of Below2°C. He’s a climate activist, a climate communicator and a blogger. He’s a member of Climate Reality Canada, 350.Org (Ottawa), Citizens’ Climate Lobby (Canada) and climate ambassador for We Don't Have Time. You can follow him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin. This is one of Rolly's favourite qoutes: "We had better understand what is happening and make up our minds about it before it makes up our minds for us.", Yuval Noah Harari.
Simon is Director of 2 Degrees Investing Initiative in France and the UK, where he leads their technical research programmes, engagement with financial institutions and engagement with policy makers, regulators and supervisors. Prior to this, Simon was Managing Director at the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB), Head of Consulting at the UK's Energy Saving Trust and worked at PwC and Deloitte. He holds a Masters Degree in Ecological Economics and an undergraduate degree in Environmental Geoscience.
Positiva Pengar (Positive Money) is the Swedish branch of International Movement for Monetary Reform. They promote the Sovereign Money reform in which all money—our means to pay—is created without debt by the central bank instead of as it is today, when money is created by the commercial banks in connection with a loan. Carolina believes that the current monetary system where banks are allowed to create money is dysfunctional. The banking sector’s profit-seeking intentions consequently leads to unsustainable economic growth and not an optimum money supply for the planet's ecosystems. Monetary reform advocates around the world are now demanding the state to take back control over the money production and urges the sovereign government to recapture the monetary prerogative.
Maria started in Ekobanken 2007 and is the CEO since January 1, 2020. She has been in various positions within the bank and her most recent role was CFO and Head of Sustainability but also Deputy CEO. Maria´s background is in auditing, and also consulting within Sustainable Business Development at PWC. Maria can combine her experience and knowledge in Sustainable Development and Finance in the field of Sustainable Banking.
Katie runs conservation and biodiversity programs for Earth Day Network. Katie holds a Master of Science degree from University of Exeter in the U.K., where she worked on the conservation of marine and terrestrial environments around the world. Previously, she worked with Coral Restoration Foundation in the Florida Keys, running programs to restore reef environments.
Owen is a global sustainability writer, analyst and strategist. He is based at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Stockholm Resilience Centre. He is also a Future Earth Senior Fellow, an Edmund Hillary Fellow (New Zealand) and he is on the faculty of Singularity University. He is interested in big-picture narratives of the past and future of people on Earth (and beyond). He has published in Science and Nature and is a regular contributor to New Scientist. He co-founded the Future Earth Media Lab and Rethink magazine and is on the editorial board of the Anthropocene magazine.
Hosting this global broadcast is Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson, an expert moderator, lecturer, and devoted workshop-leader in facilitating sustainable development. Catarina moderates for the EU Commission, the Swedish Government, corporations, local municipalities, and universities. She lectures based on the UN Sustainable Global Development Goals internationally and has TV-skills from her background as a television program host at SVT, Swedish Public Television. She is also content director at A Sustainable Tomorrow.Read less
Dr. Sweta Chakraborty is a risk and behavioral scientist. She is recognized as an expert communicator who helps household decision-makers better understand existing and emerging risks to be better prepared to thrive on a rapidly changing planet. From climate change, food and water insecurity and scarcity, social strife, over-population, and pandemics, Dr. Chakraborty is the go-to person to learn the truth about, implications of, and the solutions to the risks that threaten human security and well-being. Sweta is a board member and US representative for We Don´t Have Time.http://swetachakraborty.comRead less
Hailing from the North of England, Nick supports We Don't Have Time with a focus on international strategic communications and advice. Nick graduated from the University of St Andrews, Scotland, with a Bachelor of Science. Previously with the Times Newspaper London, the U.N. Environment and the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, Nick was the Director of Communications and Spokesperson for the Paris Agreement of 2015. More recently, he has served as the Director of Communications for the Global Climate Action Summit that took place in San Francisco in September 2018 and as the International Strategic Communications Director for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020. A passionate fan of English football team Burnley, Nick is also often seen warbling backing vocals at concerts for the German pop singer/songwriter Bernadette La Hengst.https://www.earthday.orgRead less
Together with Earth Day Network and Exponential Roadmap we invite you to join us for Earth Day Week, April 20–25, 2020. We’ll be broadcasting live talks and other daily shows from Washington DC, Stockholm and with speakers, thinkers and doers from all over the world.
For the third consecutive year we bring you a public, free, online, no-fly climate conference. The program features the brightest minds to discuss solutions to the most daring challenge humanity has ever faced: the climate crisis.
We need climate action and an open dialogue. We need you and everyone to join in.
"2020 must be a Super Year for climate action. We’ll be showcasing the action, the solutions and the fact everyone has a part to play.”
– Nick Nuttal, Earth Day Network
"The immediate priority are to halve global emissions by 2030, by scaling green solutions exponentially. We must reach a critical mass with the new compass direction to enable a virtuous circle of change. Then it is achievable."
– Johan Falk, Exponential Roadmap
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