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Day 9, Biodiversity & Transport

COP27 Climate Hub

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Day 9, Biodiversity & Transport

COP27 Climate Hub

Live from COP27 – welcome to our public broadcasting hub at UN’s Climate Change Conference 2022 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. Together with our partners, we will explore crucial topics connected to the climate crisis, biodiversity, nature-based solutions and the green transformation of business and society.  Click here for the full day-by-day program.

Register to participate online or in our physical hubs in Nairobi, Washington DC, and Stockholm here

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10:00–10:40 EET — Clean power and electrification

Moderator:

  • Kristen Panerali, Head of Energy, Material and Infrastructure, World Economic Forum

Speakers:

  • Amani Abou-Zeid, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, African Union Commission;
  • Leonardo Moreno, President, AES Clean Energy (TBC);
  • Claudio Facchin, CEO, Hitachi Energy.  

Organized by:

10:30–11:30 EET — Nature’s Newsroom

Welcome to our daily morning show from the Nature Positive Pavilion in Sharm El-Sheikh. Join us for a discussion on breaking news, recent updates and announcements, with in-depth perspectives from interesting guests and high-level speakers.

Speakers:

  • Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, CEO & Chair Person, Global Environment Facility;
  • Rob Cameron, Global Head of Public Affairs, Nestlé;
  • Lewis Pugh, UNEP Patron of the Oceans, The Lewis Pugh Foundation;
  • Cristina Gil, Executive Director of Sustainability, Suzano;
  • André Vasconcelos, Global Engagement Lead, Global Canopy;
  • Sian Owen, Director, Deep Sea Conservation Coalition;
  • Lisa Levin, Distinguished Professor emeritus, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego;
  • Daniel Caceres Bartra, Regional representative for LATAM Region, Sustainable Ocean Alliance;
  • Hon. Toelesulusulu Cedric P. Schuster, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Samoa;
  • Cristián Samper, Managing Director and Leader for Nature, Bezos Earth Fund

Organized by:

11:00–11:40 EET — Unlocking joint business action on air pollution and climate change

Every year, more than 2.4 billion people are exposed to dangerous levels of air pollution, leading to 7 million pre-mature deaths every year. Recent studies also show that even small levels of air pollution harm our health.

At the same time, there are many synergies between taking climate action and addressing air pollution. Much of the data companies use for greenhouse gas reporting can be used to measure impact on air pollution.

The Alliance for Clean Air was launched at COP26 with the objective to make it easy for companies to measure & set targets to reduce air pollution, as well as champion for change and drive innovation.

This session reflects on the progress to date of the Alliance for Clean Air and its members, while addressing the concern of companies to add more and more topics which they need to address and the importance to prioritise.

Facilitator:

  • Sophia Li, Journalist, Climate x Web3 Founder

Firestarter:

  • Alexandria Villaseñor, Co-Founder and Youth Staff Coordinator, Earth Uprising

Panellists:

  • Andreas Ahrens, Head of Climate, Inter IKEA Group (virtual);
  • Martina Otto, Head, Secretariat, Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC);
  • Steve Varley, Global Vice-Chair, Sustainability, EY;
  • Tolu Oni, Director, Global Diet and Activity Research Group and Network, MRC Epidemiology, University of Cambridge and Founder, UrbanBetter.

Organized by:

11:30–12:00 EET — We Can Do It! Local Action on Climate

Listen to three mayors showcase their climate initiatives and solutions.

Speakers:

  • Libby Schaaf, Mayor, Oakland, US;
  • Sharon Dijksma, Mayor, Utrecht, the Netherlands;
  • Chilando Chitangala, Mayor, Lusaka, Zambia .

Organizers:

12:00–12:40 EET — Nature positive action for a net-zero future

The twin crises of nature's extinction and climate change are inextricably linked. While the destruction of nature has the potential to exacerbate climate change, the link between nature and climate change also presents opportunities. Nature-based solutions harness the power of nature to combat climate change - ensuring biodiversity, revitalising forests and supporting other natural environments.

Moderator:

  • Giulia Carbone, Director for Natural Climate Solutions Alliance, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Speakers:

  • Alexadner Schmidt, Head of Science and Climate Research, Normative;
  • Gilles Tisserand, Vice President, Climate & Biodiversity, Tetra Pak;
  • Patrícia Iglesias, President, São Paulo State Environment Agency.

Organized by:

12:30 – 14:00 EET — We Can Do It! Transport

We need to halve global emissions and become nature positive by 2030 to secure a livable planet. This is the reality, but… What if we told you that this is doable and that the solutions for this transition are already here? This event will focus on transport, in everything from personal vehicles, to goods, to planes - and what we can do to reduce this massive contributor to global emissions.

Speakers: 

  • Kristen Siemen, Vice President, Sustainable Workplaces and Chief Sustainability Officer, General Motors;
  • Stuart Templar, Director for Sustainability, VOLVO cars;
  • Zachary Alfred, Head of Communications and Marketing, Commercial Vehicle Charging Europe;
  • Gustav Hasselskog, CEO, Candela Technology AB;
  • Chris Snyder, CEO, Via.

Organized by:

14:00–15:00 EET — Collective Climate Action: Decarbonizing Transportation

Listen to climate leaders showcase their climate initiatives and solutions.

Speakers:

  • Maria de Kleijn, Partner, Kearney;
  • Angela Hultberg, Global Sustainability Director, Kearney;
  • Fredrika Klarén, Head of Sustainability, Polestar;
  • Andreas Follér, Head of Sustainability, Scania;
  • Owen Bethell, Environmental Impact Lead, Global Public Affairs and ESG Engagement, Nestlé;
  • Annika Ramsköld, Vice President Corporate Sustainability, Vattenfall;
  • Henrik Holmberg, Sales and Marketing Director, Kuehne+Nagel.

Organized by:

14:30–16:00 EET — Exponential Solutions: Transport – Net-zero Transport by 2030

The transport industry is responsible for 21% of all global emissions and will be a key determining factor in whether or not we’re able to achieve our net zero goals. Yet as an infrastructure that we are all heavily reliant on, from personal vehicles, to goods, to air travel, what exponential solutions can we put in place to make net zero a reality? Find out in this dedicated segment!

Speakers:

  • Johan Falk, CEO & Co-founder, Exponential Roadmap Initiative;
  • Ingmar Rentzhog, CEO and Founder, We Don’t Have Time;
  • Fredrika Klarén, Sustainability, Polestar;
  • Andreas Follér, Head of Sustainability,Scania;
  • Lars Lundström,Chief Sustainability Officer, H2GreenSteel;
  • Fiona Macklin, Campaign Manager, Race to Zero;
  • Susan Nickey, EVP & Chief Client Officer, Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure (HASI).

Organized by:

15:00 – 15:40 EET — Why the world needs a new transport system: in the water, on the ground, and in the air

Leaders of four companies that are pioneering the electrification of transportation on the water, on the ground, and in the air will discuss the urgent need of transforming our transportation systems. Next to the massive emission reduction potential, they will also dive into the importance of cooperation amongst mission-lead companies with a common goal to fight climate change.

Moderator: Emma Modéer Wiking

Speakers:

  • Christofer Laurell, SVP Research & Public Affairs, Einride;
  • Christoffer Levandowski, Head of the Research and Development Program, Heart Aerospace;  
  • Helena Fageraeus, Chief Sustainability & Strategy Officer, X Shore;
  • Stefan Ytterborn, CEO and Founder, Cake;  
  • Andreas Carlson, Minister of Infrastructure, Swedish Government.

Organized by:

16:00 – 16:40 EET — MODI A leap towards autonomous electric transport

The MODI project is a European flagship project for SAE level 4 autonomous heavy-duty freight transport, co-funded by the Horizon Europe programme.

This world leading project with a budget of EUR 28 million aims to accelerate the rollout of autonomous freight transport in order to create a more efficient, sustainable and safe transport system.

The project will for example address user requirements and acceptance, business models, understand and overcome regulatory barriers and assess both physical and digital infrastructure requirements. The geographical focus will stretch between Rotterdam in the Netherlands and Oslo in Norway.  

The main goal will be to demonstrate real life use cases for autonomous technology and prepare for deployment.

Speakers:

  • Andreas Allström, Director Public Funding and Research Collaborations, Einride;
  • Ragnhild Wahl, Director or Research & Innovation, ITS Norway;
  • Hanne Seter, Senior Research Scientist, SINTEF;
  • Julia Heil, Head of Logistics & Services, Maersk;
  • Andreas De Candido, Policy Officer DG RTD, European Commission.

Organized by:

17:00–18:00 EET — Reducing emissions in heavily subsidized industries

We need to reduce climate emissions in all sectors, but some sectors will have a more challenging transition than others. One major reason for this are some subsidies going the wrong way, like fossil fuel subsidies that are granted by governments to make fossil fuels more competitive than they should be. In this segment we will hear from some leading voices from policy and business to discuss how we can work together to accelerate the transition in these heavily subsidized sectors.

Speakers:

  • Ingmar Rentzhog, CEO & Founder, We Don't Have Time;
  • Boaz Paldi, Chief Creative Officer, UNDP;
  • Per Bolund, Co-spokesperson, The Swedish Green Party; 
  • Cecilia McAleavey, Director Sustainable Eating & Public Affairs, Oatly;
  • Christian Moller-Holst, CEO & Founder, Goodwings.

Organized by:

19:00–20:00 EET — Dragonfly's Den Final: Climate Solutions Pitch Contest

To solve the climate crisis, we need to share new innovations and ideas, and we need them to scale. During the Dragonfly’s Den, entrepreneurs, project managers, and thought leaders pitch their climate ideas and innovations in front of a panel of climate communication experts. The overall winner will receive a prize that will further help to amplify the solution.

Speakers:

  • Cassie Flynn, Strategic Advisor on Climate Change, UNDP;
  • Ingmar Rentzhog, CEO & Founder, We Don’t Have Time;
  • David Olsson, COO, We Don't Have Time.

Pitches by:

  • Alexandre Marc, CTO, H2YAM;
  • Hazel Akinyi, Managing Director - Africa, VAULTe Global;
  • Michelle Li, Founder, Clever Carbon;
  • Erik Ahlström, Founder, NGO Plogga (Plogging);
  • Andrew Simms, Co-director, New Weather Institute;
  • Hervé Dumartin, CEO and Founder, H2YAM;
  • Nils Lekeberg, Co-founder & Vice President, Enjay;
  • Yee Lee, VP Growth & Capital Markets, Terraformation.

Organized by:

20:00–21:00 EET — We Don’t Have Time Award Ceremony

Join us for an evening celebrating climate action with special guests and meet the winners of the 2022 edition of We Don't Have Time's Best Review Competition.

  • David Olsson, COO, We Don't Have Time ;
  • Omnia El Omrani, Youth Envoy, COP27;
  • Natalia Vega-Berry, Founder & CEO Global Brain Foundation;
  • Geoffrey Mboya, Youth Advisor, We Don't Have Time ;
  • Cathy Orlando, Director of Programs Citizens', Climate International;
  • Kim Stanley Robinson, Author;
  • Denny Hulten, Chief of entertainment, Passion for Climate;
  • Ingmar Rentzhog, CEO and co-founder We Don't Have Time;
  • Sarah Chabane
  • Ted Weber
  • Julien Wera

Organized by:

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10:00–10:40 EET — Clean power and electrification

Moderator:

  • Kristen Panerali, Head of Energy, Material and Infrastructure, World Economic Forum

Speakers:

  • Amani Abou-Zeid, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, African Union Commission;
  • Leonardo Moreno, President, AES Clean Energy (TBC);
  • Claudio Facchin, CEO, Hitachi Energy.  

Organized by:

10:30–11:30 EET — Nature’s Newsroom

Welcome to our daily morning show from the Nature Positive Pavilion in Sharm El-Sheikh. Join us for a discussion on breaking news, recent updates and announcements, with in-depth perspectives from interesting guests and high-level speakers.

Speakers:

  • Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, CEO & Chair Person, Global Environment Facility;
  • Rob Cameron, Global Head of Public Affairs, Nestlé;
  • Lewis Pugh, UNEP Patron of the Oceans, The Lewis Pugh Foundation;
  • Cristina Gil, Executive Director of Sustainability, Suzano;
  • André Vasconcelos, Global Engagement Lead, Global Canopy;
  • Sian Owen, Director, Deep Sea Conservation Coalition;
  • Lisa Levin, Distinguished Professor emeritus, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego;
  • Daniel Caceres Bartra, Regional representative for LATAM Region, Sustainable Ocean Alliance;
  • Hon. Toelesulusulu Cedric P. Schuster, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Samoa;
  • Cristián Samper, Managing Director and Leader for Nature, Bezos Earth Fund

Organized by:

11:00–11:40 EET — Unlocking joint business action on air pollution and climate change

Every year, more than 2.4 billion people are exposed to dangerous levels of air pollution, leading to 7 million pre-mature deaths every year. Recent studies also show that even small levels of air pollution harm our health.

At the same time, there are many synergies between taking climate action and addressing air pollution. Much of the data companies use for greenhouse gas reporting can be used to measure impact on air pollution.

The Alliance for Clean Air was launched at COP26 with the objective to make it easy for companies to measure & set targets to reduce air pollution, as well as champion for change and drive innovation.

This session reflects on the progress to date of the Alliance for Clean Air and its members, while addressing the concern of companies to add more and more topics which they need to address and the importance to prioritise.

Facilitator:

  • Sophia Li, Journalist, Climate x Web3 Founder

Firestarter:

  • Alexandria Villaseñor, Co-Founder and Youth Staff Coordinator, Earth Uprising

Panellists:

  • Andreas Ahrens, Head of Climate, Inter IKEA Group (virtual);
  • Martina Otto, Head, Secretariat, Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC);
  • Steve Varley, Global Vice-Chair, Sustainability, EY;
  • Tolu Oni, Director, Global Diet and Activity Research Group and Network, MRC Epidemiology, University of Cambridge and Founder, UrbanBetter.

Organized by:

11:30–12:00 EET — We Can Do It! Local Action on Climate

Listen to three mayors showcase their climate initiatives and solutions.

Speakers:

  • Libby Schaaf, Mayor, Oakland, US;
  • Sharon Dijksma, Mayor, Utrecht, the Netherlands;
  • Chilando Chitangala, Mayor, Lusaka, Zambia .

Organizers:

12:00–12:40 EET — Nature positive action for a net-zero future

The twin crises of nature's extinction and climate change are inextricably linked. While the destruction of nature has the potential to exacerbate climate change, the link between nature and climate change also presents opportunities. Nature-based solutions harness the power of nature to combat climate change - ensuring biodiversity, revitalising forests and supporting other natural environments.

Moderator:

  • Giulia Carbone, Director for Natural Climate Solutions Alliance, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Speakers:

  • Alexadner Schmidt, Head of Science and Climate Research, Normative;
  • Gilles Tisserand, Vice President, Climate & Biodiversity, Tetra Pak;
  • Patrícia Iglesias, President, São Paulo State Environment Agency.

Organized by:

12:30 – 14:00 EET — We Can Do It! Transport

We need to halve global emissions and become nature positive by 2030 to secure a livable planet. This is the reality, but… What if we told you that this is doable and that the solutions for this transition are already here? This event will focus on transport, in everything from personal vehicles, to goods, to planes - and what we can do to reduce this massive contributor to global emissions.

Speakers: 

  • Kristen Siemen, Vice President, Sustainable Workplaces and Chief Sustainability Officer, General Motors;
  • Stuart Templar, Director for Sustainability, VOLVO cars;
  • Zachary Alfred, Head of Communications and Marketing, Commercial Vehicle Charging Europe;
  • Gustav Hasselskog, CEO, Candela Technology AB;
  • Chris Snyder, CEO, Via.

Organized by:

14:00–15:00 EET — Collective Climate Action: Decarbonizing Transportation

Listen to climate leaders showcase their climate initiatives and solutions.

Speakers:

  • Maria de Kleijn, Partner, Kearney;
  • Angela Hultberg, Global Sustainability Director, Kearney;
  • Fredrika Klarén, Head of Sustainability, Polestar;
  • Andreas Follér, Head of Sustainability, Scania;
  • Owen Bethell, Environmental Impact Lead, Global Public Affairs and ESG Engagement, Nestlé;
  • Annika Ramsköld, Vice President Corporate Sustainability, Vattenfall;
  • Henrik Holmberg, Sales and Marketing Director, Kuehne+Nagel.

Organized by:

14:30–16:00 EET — Exponential Solutions: Transport – Net-zero Transport by 2030

The transport industry is responsible for 21% of all global emissions and will be a key determining factor in whether or not we’re able to achieve our net zero goals. Yet as an infrastructure that we are all heavily reliant on, from personal vehicles, to goods, to air travel, what exponential solutions can we put in place to make net zero a reality? Find out in this dedicated segment!

Speakers:

  • Johan Falk, CEO & Co-founder, Exponential Roadmap Initiative;
  • Ingmar Rentzhog, CEO and Founder, We Don’t Have Time;
  • Fredrika Klarén, Sustainability, Polestar;
  • Andreas Follér, Head of Sustainability,Scania;
  • Lars Lundström,Chief Sustainability Officer, H2GreenSteel;
  • Fiona Macklin, Campaign Manager, Race to Zero;
  • Susan Nickey, EVP & Chief Client Officer, Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure (HASI).

Organized by:

15:00 – 15:40 EET — Why the world needs a new transport system: in the water, on the ground, and in the air

Leaders of four companies that are pioneering the electrification of transportation on the water, on the ground, and in the air will discuss the urgent need of transforming our transportation systems. Next to the massive emission reduction potential, they will also dive into the importance of cooperation amongst mission-lead companies with a common goal to fight climate change.

Moderator: Emma Modéer Wiking

Speakers:

  • Christofer Laurell, SVP Research & Public Affairs, Einride;
  • Christoffer Levandowski, Head of the Research and Development Program, Heart Aerospace;  
  • Helena Fageraeus, Chief Sustainability & Strategy Officer, X Shore;
  • Stefan Ytterborn, CEO and Founder, Cake;  
  • Andreas Carlson, Minister of Infrastructure, Swedish Government.

Organized by:

16:00 – 16:40 EET — MODI A leap towards autonomous electric transport

The MODI project is a European flagship project for SAE level 4 autonomous heavy-duty freight transport, co-funded by the Horizon Europe programme.

This world leading project with a budget of EUR 28 million aims to accelerate the rollout of autonomous freight transport in order to create a more efficient, sustainable and safe transport system.

The project will for example address user requirements and acceptance, business models, understand and overcome regulatory barriers and assess both physical and digital infrastructure requirements. The geographical focus will stretch between Rotterdam in the Netherlands and Oslo in Norway.  

The main goal will be to demonstrate real life use cases for autonomous technology and prepare for deployment.

Speakers:

  • Andreas Allström, Director Public Funding and Research Collaborations, Einride;
  • Ragnhild Wahl, Director or Research & Innovation, ITS Norway;
  • Hanne Seter, Senior Research Scientist, SINTEF;
  • Julia Heil, Head of Logistics & Services, Maersk;
  • Andreas De Candido, Policy Officer DG RTD, European Commission.

Organized by:

17:00–18:00 EET — Reducing emissions in heavily subsidized industries

We need to reduce climate emissions in all sectors, but some sectors will have a more challenging transition than others. One major reason for this are some subsidies going the wrong way, like fossil fuel subsidies that are granted by governments to make fossil fuels more competitive than they should be. In this segment we will hear from some leading voices from policy and business to discuss how we can work together to accelerate the transition in these heavily subsidized sectors.

Speakers:

  • Ingmar Rentzhog, CEO & Founder, We Don't Have Time;
  • Boaz Paldi, Chief Creative Officer, UNDP;
  • Per Bolund, Co-spokesperson, The Swedish Green Party; 
  • Cecilia McAleavey, Director Sustainable Eating & Public Affairs, Oatly;
  • Christian Moller-Holst, CEO & Founder, Goodwings.

Organized by:

19:00–20:00 EET — Dragonfly's Den Final: Climate Solutions Pitch Contest

To solve the climate crisis, we need to share new innovations and ideas, and we need them to scale. During the Dragonfly’s Den, entrepreneurs, project managers, and thought leaders pitch their climate ideas and innovations in front of a panel of climate communication experts. The overall winner will receive a prize that will further help to amplify the solution.

Speakers:

  • Cassie Flynn, Strategic Advisor on Climate Change, UNDP;
  • Ingmar Rentzhog, CEO & Founder, We Don’t Have Time;
  • David Olsson, COO, We Don't Have Time.

Pitches by:

  • Alexandre Marc, CTO, H2YAM;
  • Hazel Akinyi, Managing Director - Africa, VAULTe Global;
  • Michelle Li, Founder, Clever Carbon;
  • Erik Ahlström, Founder, NGO Plogga (Plogging);
  • Andrew Simms, Co-director, New Weather Institute;
  • Hervé Dumartin, CEO and Founder, H2YAM;
  • Nils Lekeberg, Co-founder & Vice President, Enjay;
  • Yee Lee, VP Growth & Capital Markets, Terraformation.

Organized by:

20:00–21:00 EET — We Don’t Have Time Award Ceremony

Join us for an evening celebrating climate action with special guests and meet the winners of the 2022 edition of We Don't Have Time's Best Review Competition.

  • David Olsson, COO, We Don't Have Time ;
  • Omnia El Omrani, Youth Envoy, COP27;
  • Natalia Vega-Berry, Founder & CEO Global Brain Foundation;
  • Geoffrey Mboya, Youth Advisor, We Don't Have Time ;
  • Cathy Orlando, Director of Programs Citizens', Climate International;
  • Kim Stanley Robinson, Author;
  • Denny Hulten, Chief of entertainment, Passion for Climate;
  • Ingmar Rentzhog, CEO and co-founder We Don't Have Time;
  • Sarah Chabane
  • Ted Weber
  • Julien Wera

Organized by:

Hosts

Nick Nuttall

 (
UK
)

Host, Strategic Communications Director, We Don't Have Time

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.

https://www.earthday.org

Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson

 (
SE
)

Host, We Don't Have Time

Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson is a program host, moderator, keynote speaker and author specializing in sustainable development, primarily climate action. Catarina moderates for the EU Commission, the Swedish Government, corporations, municipalities, and universities. She is chairwoman of the independent think tank Global Utmaning (Global Challenge), content director at A Sustainable Tomorrow, and one of the founding partners of the global climate organization Our Kids´ Climate which is active in 23 countries.

Dr. Sweta Chakraborty

 (
)

Risk and behavioral scientist, President, US Operations We Don't Have Time

Dr. Sweta Chakraborty is the US President for We Don’t Have Time, the world’s largest review platform for climate solutions. She is a partner at Pioneer Public Affairs. She is also the founder and principle of Adapt to Thrive, a venture that seeks to better inform individuals, businesses, and government entities on the complex, interconnected challenges, such as food insecurity and disease, already existing and emerging from a warming planet.

http://swetachakraborty.com

Selected speakers

Angela Hultberg

 (
SE
)
Global Sustainability Director, Kearney

Angela Hultberg is a Global Sustainability Director at Kearney, advising clients on sustainability strategy and adoption with a specific focus on the automotive, transport and retail sectors, as well as a variety of managerial roles driving and shaping sustainable strategic directions tailored for Kearney’s valued clients. Prior to joining Kearney, Angela was the global Head of Sustainable Mobility at Ingka group (formerly IKEA Group), focusing on reducing co-worker and customer travel emissions, in addition to setting ambitious goals for zero emissions home deliveries for the brand. Over her career, Angela has gained a wealth of multi-sector sustainability experience, and she was appointed Road Transport Lead for the COP26 Climate Champions team. While a Climate Champion, Angela spearheaded initiatives to accelerate the decarbonization of the transport industry, drawing on her experience with setting IKEA’s goals for zero emission home deliveries.

Fredrika Klarén

 (
SE
)
Head of Sustainability, Polestar

Fredrika Klarén is a firm believer in the role of business as a catalyst for sustainable development and has held sustainability positions over the past decade at IKEA and Swedish fashion retailer KappAhl. She studied Civil Engineering with a focus on Environmental Systems Analysis at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. Fredrika joined Polestar in April 2020 to drive the company’s sustainability ambitions forward on issues such as climate-neutrality, circularity, transparency and inclusion. Fredrika is chair of the board for Agenda 2030 West, an organisation enabling partnership between academia, business, civil society and public sector for the 17 SDGs. Fredrika is a reglular speaker at events such as The Next Web, Financial Times Live and Electronomous.

Andreas Follér

 (
SE
)
Head of Sustainability, Scania

Andreas is the Head of Sustainability at Scania with a responsibility to drive and coordinate the sustainability, circular economy and climate area at corporate level. Previously to Scania, Andreas has been working with sustainability issues for the last 20 years. Over the years, he has been working in the nexus between strategy, management and education in energy, pharmaceuticals, automotive and in the textile industry. Additionally, he has operated his own business as well as having worked with climate change issues for the World Wildlife Fund, WWF.

Owen Bethell

 (
UK
)
Senior Manager Environmental Impact Global Public Affairs, Nestlé

Owen manages Nestlé’s global climate change, nature and water related advocacy, communications and engagement activities. He is also responsible for topics related to animal welfare within the Public Affairs and ESG Engagement team. In this role, Owen advises and guide’s Nestlé interactions with multi-lateral institutions, business associations and other coalitions of action on the environmental agenda – supporting the company’s aim to advance regenerative food systems at scale. Prior to taking on this role, Owen headed up Nestlé’s global issue and crisis management function. Before joining Nestlé, Owen advised clients in the food, agriculture and health sectors on corporate communications and public affairs programs.

Annika Ramsköld

 (
SE
)
Vice President Corporate Sustainability, Vattenfall

Annika Ramsköld, Vice President Corporate Sustainability , at Vattenfall, since January 1st 2014. Annika Ramsköld has worked in Vattenfall for over 30 years with a wide range of assignments from R&D and business development to sales, trading, marketing and strategy. Her more recent positions are as VP Market Strategy and Business Development, VP CEO Office. She is chairman of the Joint Venture “Volvo-Vattenfall Plug-in-hybrid company”, Värtan Gas and Gasnätet Stockholm, and a board member of CSR Sweden and the nomination committee for Global Compact Network Sweden and active in many industry associations and working group.

Kristen Siemen

 (
US
)
Vice President, Sustainable Workplaces and Chief Sustainability Officer, General Motors

Appointed to Chief Sustainability Officer in February 2021, Kristen Siemen helps to lead General Motors to a future with zero emissions as the company continues to take bold actions against climate change, including GM’s commitment to become carbon neutral in its products and operations by 2040. Under Siemen’s leadership, GM has received numerous recognitions including JUST Capital’s MOST JUST Companies, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices Gold Class for corporate sustainability leadership, and Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies for demonstrating exceptional leadership and commitment to business integrity. Siemen is also passionate about promoting inclusion and gender equality. She was instrumental in creating GM’s career reentry program, “Take 2,” serves as GM’s key executive for the Society of Women Engineers and is the co-lead for the GM Women Ally Program. Since transitioning into her role as CSO, Siemen has garnered several individual recognitions for exemplary leadership, most notably including Crain’s Notable Leaders in Sustainability, Future 50 Tech, and Sustainability Mag’s Top 100 Women in Sustainability. Siemen serves on the Oakland University School of Engineering & Computer Science Advisory Board, where she received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering.

Cindy Chiang

 (
US
)
Carbon Solutions Lead, Pachama

As Carbon Solutions Lead at Pachama, Cindy works with companies to integrate Pachama's forest carbon platform and measurement technology into their business models to achieve net zero climate targets. Cindy joined Pachama from the Climate Action Reserve (CAR) where she helped to scale nature-based carbon projects as CAR's Business Development Manager. Prior to CAR, she worked at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) where she supported policy advocacy for clean energy, water quality, and climate justice. Cindy has a Masters in Climate and Society from Columbia University, and a Bachelors in Journalism from California State University, Long Beach.

Carlos Manuel Rodríguez

 (
CR
)
CEO and Chairperson, Global Environment Facility

Carlos Manuel Rodriguez was selected as CEO and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility in June 2020. Rodriguez, a Costa Rican national, was a pioneer in the development of Payment for Ecosystem Services and strategies for forest restoration, ocean conservation, and decarbonization. During his three terms as Environment and Energy Minister, Costa Rica doubled the size of its forests, made its electric sector fully renewable, and consolidated a national park system that has made the Central American country a prime ecotourism destination. Rodriguez has also founded and served on the board of several environmental NGOs and tropical research institutes. After his second tenure as minister, he was Vice President for Global Policy at Conservation International for 12 years.

Rob Cameron

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Global Head of Public Affairs, Nestlé

Rob has been Global Head of Public Affairs at Nestlé SA since February 2020. Nestlé has long been a leader in creating shared value and, as the world's largest food and beverage company, is looking ahead to making its contribution to advancing the 2030 agenda. He was previously Chief Executive of sustainability strategy consultancy and think tank SustainAbility, now part of the ERM Group, and prior to that Chief Executive of Fairtrade International, the central body for Fairtrade.

Sian Owen

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Director, Deep Sea Conservation Coalition

Sian is the Director of the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition, an alliance of over 100 likeminded civil society groups combining forces to protect and safeguard the health of the deep ocean since 2004. A Canadian based in Amsterdam, Sian has been working on ocean conservation for over 20 years.

Lisa Levin

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US
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Distinguished Professor emeritus, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego

Lisa A. Levin is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego. She has studied deep-sea ecosystems and their response to climate change and human disturbance for the past 40 years. Levin is co- founder and co-lead of the Deep-Ocean Stewardship Initiative, co-lead of the Deep Ocean Observing Strategy and contributed to multiple IPCC reports.

Daniel Caceres Bartra

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PE
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Regional representative for LATAM Region, Sustainable Ocean Alliance

Daniel Caceres Bartra is. amarine Biologist, PADI dive instructor and adviser in Congress for vice-president of the Peruvian Climate change commission Ed Malaga

Rikard Kanmert

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SE
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CEO & CSO, Absortech Group

Absortech Group CEO since 2018. 20 years of executive roles in Bufab Group

Zachary Alfred

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US
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Head of Communications and Marketing, Commercial Vehicle Charging Europe

Zachary Alfred is responsible for communications at Commercial Vehicle Charging Europe, the joint venture established in July 2022 by Daimler Truck, Traton Group, and Volvo Group. Prior to joining CV Charging Europe, Zachary was responsible for leading communications projects at Scania.

Stuart Templar

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UK
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Director, Global Sustainability, Volvo Cars

Stuart is primarily responsible for communications and engagement within Volvo Cars’ Global Sustainability Team. Stuart has been driving the sustainability agenda across the company since he joined in 2016. This includes the development of Volvo’s present strategy, focused on climate action, the circular economy, and ethical and responsible business. He is a passionate believer that a strong focus on sustainability is essential to the future success and resilience of any business. Before joining Volvo Cars, he was a British diplomat for 16 years.

Gustav Hasselskog

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SE
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CEO, Candela Technology AB

Realising how energy inefficient and polluting traditional combustion engine boats were, Gustav started Candela with the mission to make an electric boat that had better performance than fossil fuel competitors. This mission has expanded from the leisure to commercial vessels, where the technology allows us to rethink public transportation, making it not only fossil fuel-free, but also cheaper for operators and more accessible for commuters than that provided by conventional vessels in operation today.

Nigel Topping

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UK
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UN High Level Champion

Nigel Topping is the UN’s High-Level Climate Action Champion, appointed by the UK Prime Minister in January 2020. Nigel works alongside the Chilean High-Level Climate Action Champion, Gonzalo Muñoz. The role of the high-level champions is to strengthen collaboration and drive action from businesses, investors, organisations, cities, and regions on climate change, and coordinate this work with governments and parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Nigel was most recently CEO of We Mean Business, a coalition of businesses working to accelerate the transition to a zero carbon economy. Prior to that he was Executive Director of the Carbon Disclosure Project, following an 18 year career in the private sector, having worked across the world in emerging markets and manufacturing.

Chris Snyder

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US
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Co-COO of Via and CEO of Via Europe

Chris Snyder is the Co-COO of Via and the CEO of Via Europe. Chris manages Via's European business as well as the global team responsible for the scoping, implementation, and operational success of Via's platform partnerships with cities, transport authorities, and operators. Chris joined Via in April 2015 in Chicago where he served as General Manager for the company's second Transit Operations market. Prior to joining Via, Chris worked as a product manager at EdgeFlip, a Chicago-based startup, and as a Technical Operations Lead for D.E. Shaw Research and Development. Chris holds a B.A. in Social Studies from Harvard University.

Ingmar Rentzhog

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SE
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CEO and founder of We Don't Have Time

Official “eco-warrior” according to The Sun and “Mark ZuckerVert” according to FranceTV2, Ingmar is serial entrepreneur and nominated for a DI Gasell Award, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year, Veckans Affärer Supertalent, Sweden’s Environmental Influencer 2018, and International Gamechanger of the Year. He’s a member of Al Gore’s Climate Reality and European Climate Policy Task Force.

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Boaz Paldi

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US
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Global Partnerships & Campaigns, UNDP

Boaz Paldi is the United Nations Development Programme Global Partnership & Campaigns Manger. In this role Boaz oversees UNDP’s advocacy, flagship campaigns, events and partnerships. Most recently Boaz managed the design, rollout and launch of the #dontchooseextinction campaign. Before being appointed to his current role, Boaz led UNDP’s advocacy and communication as well as implementing UNDP’s multimedia strategy and co-founding the Social Good Summit. Prior to joining UNDP, Boaz worked as a TV journalist for 17 years covering conflicts, natural disasters and human-interest stories in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Balkans first for the BBC then the Associated Press and finally joining Reuters where he worked as a TV News Executive Producer for over 12 years.

Cecilia McAleavey

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SE
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Director Sustainable Eating and Public Affairs, Oatly

Cecilia McAleavey is the Director Sustainable Eating and Public Affairs at Oatly. She is also a member of the Steering Committee of the European Alliance for Plant-based Foods, and has worked as Head of Corporate Communications at Orkla Foods Sverige AB.

Christian Møller-Holst

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DK
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CEO & Founder, Goodwings

Christian is the CEO and founder of Goodwings, the Copenhagen-based hotel platform that calculates, reports, and pays to verifiably remove its clients' travel emissions. Christian is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for impact, with more than 20 years of experience with sustainability.

Cassie Flynn

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US
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Strategic Advisor on Climate Change & Head of the Climate Promise

Cassie is an internationally recognized expert on the global treaty negotiations on climate change and provides advice to countries on how to develop and fulfill their pledges under the Paris Agreement. In 2017 – 2018, she served as the Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister of Fiji in his role as COP23 President. In 2017, she was named the 13th most influential person on climate change by Onalytica.

Erik Ahlström

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SE
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Founder, NGO Plogga (Plogging)

Founder of Kebnekaise Classic, BIMM, BAMM, FEM, Åre Extreme Challenge, C2 (City Challenge), Åre War, TEO, Sweden Sky Race 24 and more, as well as the brains behind the Salomon Trail Tour which has contributed to the huge interest for trailrunning in Sweden. Photo: attached

Andrew Simms

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UK
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Co-director, New Weather Institute

Andrew Simms is an author, political economist and campaigner. He is co-director of the New Weather Institute, coordinator of the Rapid Transition Alliance, assistant director of Scientists for Global Responsibility, a research associate at the University of Sussex, and was policy director for many years at the New Economics Foundation. He was a co-author and publisher of the original Green New Deal in 2008, devised ‘Earth Overshoot Day,’ and, with Prof Peter Newell, proposed the Fossil Fuel Non Proliferation Treaty.

Alexandre Marc

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FR
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CTO, H2YAM

Alexandre is multidisciplinary engineering manager with over 15 years’ experience in the development, industrialization, and commercialization of propulsion systems. On behalf of multinational corporations and deeptech startups, he has successfully brought products to market in the robotics, aerospace, energy, aviation, and tech sectors. After leading projects and teams in the Americas, Asia, and Europe, he joined H2YAM to leverage his passion for business-based solutions to sustainability challenges and scale his impact. Alexandre holds a B.Sc. in Mechatronics Engineering, a M.Sc. in Systems Engineering, and a MBA in Entrepreneurship.

Nils Lekeberg

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SE
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Co founder and vice president, Enjay

After a hybrid education in HVAC engineering and business school in Lund and Singapore, Nils spent ten years in the Automotive Industry, the final assignment as Marketing Manager at Ford Motor Company Sweden. He then returned to the roots in the HVAC industry, and made good use of his experience in business combined with the technical HVAC background to create a new product that opens up a white space segment in the industry.

Yee Lee

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US
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Chief Growth Officer, Terraformation

Former executive, engineer, and product designer at many of the most impactful companies in the tech industry, including Facebook, Google, TaskRabbit, Skype, and Paypal. At Terraformation, Yee is focused on rapidly growing a transformative solution to solve climate change.

Cathy Orlando

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CA
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Director of Programs, Citizens' Climate International

Cathy Orlando works as Citizens’ Climate International’s Program Director, where with an exceptional team, she creates the framework to empower volunteers to build political will for evidence-based carbon pricing in 75 countries worldwide. Cathy is a Climate Reality Alumna, Montreal 2008. She started Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s first international chapter in September of 2010 in Sudbury Canada, and by November of 2011 was directing CCL Canada as a full-time volunteer. In 2017, she joined the international division at Citizens’ Climate Lobby. Cathy lives in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, a mining town, with her husband Sanjiv Mathur and their youngest daughter Sophia Mathur.

Geoffrey Mboya

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KE
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Youth Advisor and Climate Activist

Geoffrey is a Youth Advisor for WeDon'tHaveTime and Climate Activist from low-lying land in Nairobi and has felt firsthand climate impacts in the form of environmental degradation around his neighbourhood. Inspired by his background, Geoffrey advocates for the connection between climate action and poverty. He speaks passionately and urgently about social justice, environmental protection, climate change, indigenous rights, and more, and isn’t afraid to call out corporate leaders and others who have contributed to our environmental crises. Despite the backlash he has received from, politicians, and even strangers, Geoffrey remains determined to continue his activism and bring about meaningful change.

Kim Stanley Robinson

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Science Fiction Writer, Orbit Books

Kim Stanley Robinson is an American science fiction writer. He is the author of about twenty books, including the internationally bestselling Mars trilogy. He was sent to the Antarctic by the U.S. National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers’ Program in 1995, and returned in their Antarctic media program in 2016. His work has been translated into 25 languages, and won a dozen awards in five countries, including the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and World Fantasy awards. His most recent novel is The Ministry for the Future.

Henrik Holmberg

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Sales and Marketing Director, Kuehne+Nagel

Henrik is responsible for Sales & Marketing in Sweden together with a competitive Key Account Management Team evolving the supply chains in collaboration with our clients. He is a member of the National Management Board of Kuehne+Nagel in Sweden. Henrik is experienced in leading and growing several different business sectors and capable to create dynamic and progressive organizations and teams.

Maria de Kleijn

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Partner, Kearney

As a partner in Kearney’s Energy Practice, Maria combines a long-standing passion for sustainability with a functional focus on big data and analytics, helping clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and challenging path as traditional energy sources give way to greener alternatives.

Susan Nickey

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US
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EVP & Chief Client Officer

Susan Nickey is executive vice president and chief client officer of Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure (NYSE: HASI), a leading investor in climate solutions. At HASI, she is responsible for leading business development team and managing client relationships with clean energy and engineering companies to drive new and recurring programmatic investments and strategic partnerships. Previously a member of the board of directors for the American Council of Renewable Energy (ACORE) and the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), Ms. Nickey currently serves as treasurer of the board of the American Clean Power Association and is a member of the President’s Council at Ceres.

Hosts

Nick Nuttall

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UK
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Host, Strategic Communications Director, We Don't Have Time

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.

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Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson

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SE
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Host, We Don't Have Time

Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson is a program host, moderator, keynote speaker and author specializing in sustainable development, primarily climate action. Catarina moderates for the EU Commission, the Swedish Government, corporations, municipalities, and universities. She is chairwoman of the independent think tank Global Utmaning (Global Challenge), content director at A Sustainable Tomorrow, and one of the founding partners of the global climate organization Our Kids´ Climate which is active in 23 countries.

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Dr. Sweta Chakraborty

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Risk and behavioral scientist, President, US Operations We Don't Have Time

Dr. Sweta Chakraborty is the US President for We Don’t Have Time, the world’s largest review platform for climate solutions. She is a partner at Pioneer Public Affairs. She is also the founder and principle of Adapt to Thrive, a venture that seeks to better inform individuals, businesses, and government entities on the complex, interconnected challenges, such as food insecurity and disease, already existing and emerging from a warming planet.

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Selected speakers

Angela Hultberg

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SE
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Global Sustainability Director, Kearney

Angela Hultberg is a Global Sustainability Director at Kearney, advising clients on sustainability strategy and adoption with a specific focus on the automotive, transport and retail sectors, as well as a variety of managerial roles driving and shaping sustainable strategic directions tailored for Kearney’s valued clients. Prior to joining Kearney, Angela was the global Head of Sustainable Mobility at Ingka group (formerly IKEA Group), focusing on reducing co-worker and customer travel emissions, in addition to setting ambitious goals for zero emissions home deliveries for the brand. Over her career, Angela has gained a wealth of multi-sector sustainability experience, and she was appointed Road Transport Lead for the COP26 Climate Champions team. While a Climate Champion, Angela spearheaded initiatives to accelerate the decarbonization of the transport industry, drawing on her experience with setting IKEA’s goals for zero emission home deliveries.

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Fredrika Klarén

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SE
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Head of Sustainability, Polestar

Fredrika Klarén is a firm believer in the role of business as a catalyst for sustainable development and has held sustainability positions over the past decade at IKEA and Swedish fashion retailer KappAhl. She studied Civil Engineering with a focus on Environmental Systems Analysis at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. Fredrika joined Polestar in April 2020 to drive the company’s sustainability ambitions forward on issues such as climate-neutrality, circularity, transparency and inclusion. Fredrika is chair of the board for Agenda 2030 West, an organisation enabling partnership between academia, business, civil society and public sector for the 17 SDGs. Fredrika is a reglular speaker at events such as The Next Web, Financial Times Live and Electronomous.

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Andreas Follér

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SE
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Head of Sustainability, Scania

Andreas is the Head of Sustainability at Scania with a responsibility to drive and coordinate the sustainability, circular economy and climate area at corporate level. Previously to Scania, Andreas has been working with sustainability issues for the last 20 years. Over the years, he has been working in the nexus between strategy, management and education in energy, pharmaceuticals, automotive and in the textile industry. Additionally, he has operated his own business as well as having worked with climate change issues for the World Wildlife Fund, WWF.

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Owen Bethell

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UK
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Senior Manager Environmental Impact Global Public Affairs, Nestlé

Owen manages Nestlé’s global climate change, nature and water related advocacy, communications and engagement activities. He is also responsible for topics related to animal welfare within the Public Affairs and ESG Engagement team. In this role, Owen advises and guide’s Nestlé interactions with multi-lateral institutions, business associations and other coalitions of action on the environmental agenda – supporting the company’s aim to advance regenerative food systems at scale. Prior to taking on this role, Owen headed up Nestlé’s global issue and crisis management function. Before joining Nestlé, Owen advised clients in the food, agriculture and health sectors on corporate communications and public affairs programs.

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Annika Ramsköld

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SE
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Vice President Corporate Sustainability, Vattenfall

Annika Ramsköld, Vice President Corporate Sustainability , at Vattenfall, since January 1st 2014. Annika Ramsköld has worked in Vattenfall for over 30 years with a wide range of assignments from R&D and business development to sales, trading, marketing and strategy. Her more recent positions are as VP Market Strategy and Business Development, VP CEO Office. She is chairman of the Joint Venture “Volvo-Vattenfall Plug-in-hybrid company”, Värtan Gas and Gasnätet Stockholm, and a board member of CSR Sweden and the nomination committee for Global Compact Network Sweden and active in many industry associations and working group.

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Kristen Siemen

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US
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Vice President, Sustainable Workplaces and Chief Sustainability Officer, General Motors

Appointed to Chief Sustainability Officer in February 2021, Kristen Siemen helps to lead General Motors to a future with zero emissions as the company continues to take bold actions against climate change, including GM’s commitment to become carbon neutral in its products and operations by 2040. Under Siemen’s leadership, GM has received numerous recognitions including JUST Capital’s MOST JUST Companies, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices Gold Class for corporate sustainability leadership, and Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies for demonstrating exceptional leadership and commitment to business integrity. Siemen is also passionate about promoting inclusion and gender equality. She was instrumental in creating GM’s career reentry program, “Take 2,” serves as GM’s key executive for the Society of Women Engineers and is the co-lead for the GM Women Ally Program. Since transitioning into her role as CSO, Siemen has garnered several individual recognitions for exemplary leadership, most notably including Crain’s Notable Leaders in Sustainability, Future 50 Tech, and Sustainability Mag’s Top 100 Women in Sustainability. Siemen serves on the Oakland University School of Engineering & Computer Science Advisory Board, where she received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering.

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Cindy Chiang

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US
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Carbon Solutions Lead, Pachama

As Carbon Solutions Lead at Pachama, Cindy works with companies to integrate Pachama's forest carbon platform and measurement technology into their business models to achieve net zero climate targets. Cindy joined Pachama from the Climate Action Reserve (CAR) where she helped to scale nature-based carbon projects as CAR's Business Development Manager. Prior to CAR, she worked at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) where she supported policy advocacy for clean energy, water quality, and climate justice. Cindy has a Masters in Climate and Society from Columbia University, and a Bachelors in Journalism from California State University, Long Beach.

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Carlos Manuel Rodríguez

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CR
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CEO and Chairperson, Global Environment Facility

Carlos Manuel Rodriguez was selected as CEO and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility in June 2020. Rodriguez, a Costa Rican national, was a pioneer in the development of Payment for Ecosystem Services and strategies for forest restoration, ocean conservation, and decarbonization. During his three terms as Environment and Energy Minister, Costa Rica doubled the size of its forests, made its electric sector fully renewable, and consolidated a national park system that has made the Central American country a prime ecotourism destination. Rodriguez has also founded and served on the board of several environmental NGOs and tropical research institutes. After his second tenure as minister, he was Vice President for Global Policy at Conservation International for 12 years.

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Rob Cameron

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Global Head of Public Affairs, Nestlé

Rob has been Global Head of Public Affairs at Nestlé SA since February 2020. Nestlé has long been a leader in creating shared value and, as the world's largest food and beverage company, is looking ahead to making its contribution to advancing the 2030 agenda. He was previously Chief Executive of sustainability strategy consultancy and think tank SustainAbility, now part of the ERM Group, and prior to that Chief Executive of Fairtrade International, the central body for Fairtrade.

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Sian Owen

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Director, Deep Sea Conservation Coalition

Sian is the Director of the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition, an alliance of over 100 likeminded civil society groups combining forces to protect and safeguard the health of the deep ocean since 2004. A Canadian based in Amsterdam, Sian has been working on ocean conservation for over 20 years.

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Lisa Levin

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US
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Distinguished Professor emeritus, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego

Lisa A. Levin is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego. She has studied deep-sea ecosystems and their response to climate change and human disturbance for the past 40 years. Levin is co- founder and co-lead of the Deep-Ocean Stewardship Initiative, co-lead of the Deep Ocean Observing Strategy and contributed to multiple IPCC reports.

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Daniel Caceres Bartra

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PE
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Regional representative for LATAM Region, Sustainable Ocean Alliance

Daniel Caceres Bartra is. amarine Biologist, PADI dive instructor and adviser in Congress for vice-president of the Peruvian Climate change commission Ed Malaga

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Rikard Kanmert

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SE
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CEO & CSO, Absortech Group

Absortech Group CEO since 2018. 20 years of executive roles in Bufab Group

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Zachary Alfred

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US
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Head of Communications and Marketing, Commercial Vehicle Charging Europe

Zachary Alfred is responsible for communications at Commercial Vehicle Charging Europe, the joint venture established in July 2022 by Daimler Truck, Traton Group, and Volvo Group. Prior to joining CV Charging Europe, Zachary was responsible for leading communications projects at Scania.

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Stuart Templar

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UK
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Director, Global Sustainability, Volvo Cars

Stuart is primarily responsible for communications and engagement within Volvo Cars’ Global Sustainability Team. Stuart has been driving the sustainability agenda across the company since he joined in 2016. This includes the development of Volvo’s present strategy, focused on climate action, the circular economy, and ethical and responsible business. He is a passionate believer that a strong focus on sustainability is essential to the future success and resilience of any business. Before joining Volvo Cars, he was a British diplomat for 16 years.

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Gustav Hasselskog

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SE
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CEO, Candela Technology AB

Realising how energy inefficient and polluting traditional combustion engine boats were, Gustav started Candela with the mission to make an electric boat that had better performance than fossil fuel competitors. This mission has expanded from the leisure to commercial vessels, where the technology allows us to rethink public transportation, making it not only fossil fuel-free, but also cheaper for operators and more accessible for commuters than that provided by conventional vessels in operation today.

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Nigel Topping

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UK
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UN High Level Champion

Nigel Topping is the UN’s High-Level Climate Action Champion, appointed by the UK Prime Minister in January 2020. Nigel works alongside the Chilean High-Level Climate Action Champion, Gonzalo Muñoz. The role of the high-level champions is to strengthen collaboration and drive action from businesses, investors, organisations, cities, and regions on climate change, and coordinate this work with governments and parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Nigel was most recently CEO of We Mean Business, a coalition of businesses working to accelerate the transition to a zero carbon economy. Prior to that he was Executive Director of the Carbon Disclosure Project, following an 18 year career in the private sector, having worked across the world in emerging markets and manufacturing.

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Chris Snyder

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US
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Co-COO of Via and CEO of Via Europe

Chris Snyder is the Co-COO of Via and the CEO of Via Europe. Chris manages Via's European business as well as the global team responsible for the scoping, implementation, and operational success of Via's platform partnerships with cities, transport authorities, and operators. Chris joined Via in April 2015 in Chicago where he served as General Manager for the company's second Transit Operations market. Prior to joining Via, Chris worked as a product manager at EdgeFlip, a Chicago-based startup, and as a Technical Operations Lead for D.E. Shaw Research and Development. Chris holds a B.A. in Social Studies from Harvard University.

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Ingmar Rentzhog

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SE
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CEO and founder of We Don't Have Time

Official “eco-warrior” according to The Sun and “Mark ZuckerVert” according to FranceTV2, Ingmar is serial entrepreneur and nominated for a DI Gasell Award, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year, Veckans Affärer Supertalent, Sweden’s Environmental Influencer 2018, and International Gamechanger of the Year. He’s a member of Al Gore’s Climate Reality and European Climate Policy Task Force.

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Boaz Paldi

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US
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Global Partnerships & Campaigns, UNDP

Boaz Paldi is the United Nations Development Programme Global Partnership & Campaigns Manger. In this role Boaz oversees UNDP’s advocacy, flagship campaigns, events and partnerships. Most recently Boaz managed the design, rollout and launch of the #dontchooseextinction campaign. Before being appointed to his current role, Boaz led UNDP’s advocacy and communication as well as implementing UNDP’s multimedia strategy and co-founding the Social Good Summit. Prior to joining UNDP, Boaz worked as a TV journalist for 17 years covering conflicts, natural disasters and human-interest stories in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Balkans first for the BBC then the Associated Press and finally joining Reuters where he worked as a TV News Executive Producer for over 12 years.

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Cecilia McAleavey

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SE
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Director Sustainable Eating and Public Affairs, Oatly

Cecilia McAleavey is the Director Sustainable Eating and Public Affairs at Oatly. She is also a member of the Steering Committee of the European Alliance for Plant-based Foods, and has worked as Head of Corporate Communications at Orkla Foods Sverige AB.

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Christian Møller-Holst

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DK
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CEO & Founder, Goodwings

Christian is the CEO and founder of Goodwings, the Copenhagen-based hotel platform that calculates, reports, and pays to verifiably remove its clients' travel emissions. Christian is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for impact, with more than 20 years of experience with sustainability.

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Cassie Flynn

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US
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Strategic Advisor on Climate Change & Head of the Climate Promise

Cassie is an internationally recognized expert on the global treaty negotiations on climate change and provides advice to countries on how to develop and fulfill their pledges under the Paris Agreement. In 2017 – 2018, she served as the Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister of Fiji in his role as COP23 President. In 2017, she was named the 13th most influential person on climate change by Onalytica.

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Erik Ahlström

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SE
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Founder, NGO Plogga (Plogging)

Founder of Kebnekaise Classic, BIMM, BAMM, FEM, Åre Extreme Challenge, C2 (City Challenge), Åre War, TEO, Sweden Sky Race 24 and more, as well as the brains behind the Salomon Trail Tour which has contributed to the huge interest for trailrunning in Sweden. Photo: attached

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Andrew Simms

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UK
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Co-director, New Weather Institute

Andrew Simms is an author, political economist and campaigner. He is co-director of the New Weather Institute, coordinator of the Rapid Transition Alliance, assistant director of Scientists for Global Responsibility, a research associate at the University of Sussex, and was policy director for many years at the New Economics Foundation. He was a co-author and publisher of the original Green New Deal in 2008, devised ‘Earth Overshoot Day,’ and, with Prof Peter Newell, proposed the Fossil Fuel Non Proliferation Treaty.

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Alexandre Marc

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FR
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CTO, H2YAM

Alexandre is multidisciplinary engineering manager with over 15 years’ experience in the development, industrialization, and commercialization of propulsion systems. On behalf of multinational corporations and deeptech startups, he has successfully brought products to market in the robotics, aerospace, energy, aviation, and tech sectors. After leading projects and teams in the Americas, Asia, and Europe, he joined H2YAM to leverage his passion for business-based solutions to sustainability challenges and scale his impact. Alexandre holds a B.Sc. in Mechatronics Engineering, a M.Sc. in Systems Engineering, and a MBA in Entrepreneurship.

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Nils Lekeberg

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SE
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Co founder and vice president, Enjay

After a hybrid education in HVAC engineering and business school in Lund and Singapore, Nils spent ten years in the Automotive Industry, the final assignment as Marketing Manager at Ford Motor Company Sweden. He then returned to the roots in the HVAC industry, and made good use of his experience in business combined with the technical HVAC background to create a new product that opens up a white space segment in the industry.

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Yee Lee

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US
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Chief Growth Officer, Terraformation

Former executive, engineer, and product designer at many of the most impactful companies in the tech industry, including Facebook, Google, TaskRabbit, Skype, and Paypal. At Terraformation, Yee is focused on rapidly growing a transformative solution to solve climate change.

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Cathy Orlando

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CA
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Director of Programs, Citizens' Climate International

Cathy Orlando works as Citizens’ Climate International’s Program Director, where with an exceptional team, she creates the framework to empower volunteers to build political will for evidence-based carbon pricing in 75 countries worldwide. Cathy is a Climate Reality Alumna, Montreal 2008. She started Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s first international chapter in September of 2010 in Sudbury Canada, and by November of 2011 was directing CCL Canada as a full-time volunteer. In 2017, she joined the international division at Citizens’ Climate Lobby. Cathy lives in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, a mining town, with her husband Sanjiv Mathur and their youngest daughter Sophia Mathur.

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Geoffrey Mboya

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KE
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Youth Advisor and Climate Activist

Geoffrey is a Youth Advisor for WeDon'tHaveTime and Climate Activist from low-lying land in Nairobi and has felt firsthand climate impacts in the form of environmental degradation around his neighbourhood. Inspired by his background, Geoffrey advocates for the connection between climate action and poverty. He speaks passionately and urgently about social justice, environmental protection, climate change, indigenous rights, and more, and isn’t afraid to call out corporate leaders and others who have contributed to our environmental crises. Despite the backlash he has received from, politicians, and even strangers, Geoffrey remains determined to continue his activism and bring about meaningful change.

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Kim Stanley Robinson

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Science Fiction Writer, Orbit Books

Kim Stanley Robinson is an American science fiction writer. He is the author of about twenty books, including the internationally bestselling Mars trilogy. He was sent to the Antarctic by the U.S. National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers’ Program in 1995, and returned in their Antarctic media program in 2016. His work has been translated into 25 languages, and won a dozen awards in five countries, including the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and World Fantasy awards. His most recent novel is The Ministry for the Future.

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Henrik Holmberg

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Sales and Marketing Director, Kuehne+Nagel

Henrik is responsible for Sales & Marketing in Sweden together with a competitive Key Account Management Team evolving the supply chains in collaboration with our clients. He is a member of the National Management Board of Kuehne+Nagel in Sweden. Henrik is experienced in leading and growing several different business sectors and capable to create dynamic and progressive organizations and teams.

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Maria de Kleijn

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Partner, Kearney

As a partner in Kearney’s Energy Practice, Maria combines a long-standing passion for sustainability with a functional focus on big data and analytics, helping clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and challenging path as traditional energy sources give way to greener alternatives.

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Susan Nickey

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EVP & Chief Client Officer

Susan Nickey is executive vice president and chief client officer of Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure (NYSE: HASI), a leading investor in climate solutions. At HASI, she is responsible for leading business development team and managing client relationships with clean energy and engineering companies to drive new and recurring programmatic investments and strategic partnerships. Previously a member of the board of directors for the American Council of Renewable Energy (ACORE) and the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), Ms. Nickey currently serves as treasurer of the board of the American Clean Power Association and is a member of the President’s Council at Ceres.

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Main organizers & partners. Day 9

We Don't Have Time
UNDP
Ericsson
Exponential Roadmap
Nature Zone
Business Sweden
EU
Embassy of Switzerland
Volvo Cars
Candela Technologies
Absorbtech
Kearney
We Mean Business
Race To Zero
Oatly
Goodwings
General Motors
Pachama

Media & Local hub partners

Twitter
LinkedIn
EBU
Spotify
Mongabay
Now This
Bloomberg Green
EarthX
KTH
Climate Reality Europe
JustDiggit
American University School of International Service
American University Center for Environment, Community, and Equity
Mount Kenya University

Outreach partners

Race to Resilience
Race To Zero
The Climate Group
Connect4Climate
SME Climate Hub
Prime Computer
UN Foundation
Rare
Switch TV
Desert Control
Mariestad ElectriVillage
Below 2C
The ForeSight Group
Llobet Collaboratorium
Global Returns Project
Net Zero Coffee
Puro.earth
The Climate Choice
Unite 2030
PUSH Sweden
Citizens' Climate Europe
Goodwings
Houdini Sportswear
Articheck
Trine
Removement
Climate&Capital Media
Ki Culture
EarthTech
Climate Crisis Hub
Eljun
Human Act
Megadeals
SIWI
The Planetary Press
Reformaten
Medveten i Stan
Suraksha
Global Resilience Summit
Astor Perkins
Straight Talk Foundation
ARTPORT_making waves
AutoEnergy
All Aboard
Global Utmaning
2022 Initiative
TEDxGlasgow
The New Division
The Swedish Association for Responsible Consumption
Beyond Nine
Start Up Energy Transition (SET)
Recycle2Riches
Pvblic foundation
Rainforest Partnership
Everland
Anchor
Noah conference

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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is a United Nations organization tasked with helping countries eliminate poverty and achieve sustainable economic growth and human development. In October, 2021, UNDP launched the campaign #Dontchooseextinction as a response to the monumental challenge of billions of dollars spent on fossil fuels subsidies while hundreds of millions of people live in poverty. Read more.

Ericsson is one of the leading providers of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to service providers. Sustainability is at the heart of our company purpose, “Empowering an intelligent, sustainable, and connected world” and it is integrated into Ericsson’s strategy becoming an ever more fundamental part of creating business and societal value. Read more.

The Exponential Roadmap Initiative brings together innovators, transformers and disruptors taking action in line with 1.5°C, with the mission to halve emissions before 2030 through exponential climate action and solutions. The Exponential Roadmap Initiative is an accredited partner of the United Nations’ Race To Zero, and a founding partner of the 1.5°C Supply Chain Leaders and the SME Climate Hub.

The 1.5°C Business Playbook is a guideline for companies and organisations of all sizes to set a 1.5°C aligned strategy and move to action. Focusing on simplicity and speed, it is anchored in the latest science.

The Exponential Roadmap highlights 36 solutions with exponential scaling potential to halve global greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. It shows how we can build a stronger, more resilient and future-proof global economy and increase human prosperity and wealth- within the planetary boundaries.

The SME Climate Hub is a global initiative that aims to mainstream climate action in the small to medium sized business community, and enable SMEs to build more resilient businesses through climate action. The initiative provides the tools and resources SMEs need to reduce their emissions and measure their progress towards net zero. The SME Climate Commitment is the official pathway for small and medium sized businesses to join the United Nations global Race to Zero campaign.

Business Sweden is commissioned by the Government and the Swedish industry to help Swedish companies grow global sales and international companies invest and expand in Sweden. Read more.

The Global Commons Alliance (GCA) is a network of organizations working together to ensure that societies and the global economy thrive, sustained by healthy global commons, on a stable planet. Read more.

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