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The Road to COP27

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Climate Week NYC

The Road to COP27

We Don't Have Time
Earth4All
UNDP
We Work
Kearney

In this We Don’t Have Time Climate Week NYC broadcast, we will explore the hottest topics leading up to COP27. Is ESG driving climate action, or is it just helping companies greenwash? Is the future of food climate neutral? How do we upgrade our economic system and move beyond measures like GDP to address the climate crisis?

Join us for Climate Week NYC as we explore these and many other questions. In less than two months, the world will turn its eyes toward Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt for COP27. World leaders, diplomats, business executives, NGO representatives, journalists, and of course, We Don’t Have Time will all be there to discuss what the world must do to stop the climate crisis.

This broadcast is part of the Climate Week NYC Hub. Full day-by-day program.

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September 20

Live soon

8:30 am – 9:00 am ET — Green Finance

Shifting trillions of dollars from the old dirty economy into the green one is key to combating climate change. But is it happening, are too many of the finance pledges by banks, investment houses and pension funds under the UN Race to Zero greenwashing?

Recently the Economist savaged many of these claims under a system called ESG, others have accused too many big investors as ‘playing it both ways’. We hear the views of two experts on what needs fixing.

Speakers:

  • Adrienne Buller, Director of Research, Common Wealth
  • Daan Van Acker, Program Manager, InfluenceMap

Organizers:

9:00 am – 9:20 am ET — Automated Impact: Putting the Power of Climate Action Into the Hands of Consumers

Since its beginnings a decade ago, Aspiration has pioneered the category of Sustainability as a Service for both individuals and businesses. Aspiration CEO Andrei Cherny will discuss how we can better understand and engage the climate-conscious consumer, and how the company's introduction of industry-challenging innovations like fossil fuel-free spending and saving and impact scores that help its members shop sustainably is putting the power of automated climate action directly into our hands.

Speaker:

  • Andrei Cherny, CEO & Co-founder of Aspiration

Organizers:

9:20 am – 9:30 am ET — The Role of Institutional Investors

What is the responsibility of institutional investors in shaping green finance? How should the public engage with its financial institutions, and what part do our finances play in creating a more sustainable future? Tune in to this broadcast with Max Messervy to hear more about Mercer's role in channeling institutional investment into a greener and more sustainable future.

Speaker:

  • Max Messervy, Head of Sustainable Investment, Americas, Mercer

Organizers:

9:30 am – 9:50 am ET — It’s Not The Cow, It’s The How

Did you know that including a small portion of seaweed into dairy cows' diets can reduce their methane emissions by up to 90%? Join us in this session to learn how Neutral partners with farmers across America to realize new emissions reduction projects to reduce the carbon footprint of dairy drastically.

Speakers:

  • Marcus Lovell Smith, CEO, Neutral
  • Ann Radil, Head of Carbon Reduction, Neutral

Organizers:

9:50 am – 10:50 am ET — How To Meet Your Sustainability Targets: Actions All Organizations Can Take Today

We hear a lot of talk about how different technological advancements will solve the climate crisis, but the fact is that we already have most of the solutions we need. In this session, we will explore 64 actions all organizations can take today to decarbonize their operations.

Speakers:

  • Angela Hultberg, Global Sustainability Director, Kearney
  • Kristen Siemen, Chief Sustainability Officer, General Motors
  • Greg Polk, VP, Global Government Relations & Citizenship, Stanley Black & Decker
  • Matt Helgeson, Head of Sustainability, USA Siemens

Organizers:

10:50 am – 11:10 am ET — Supporting Sustainable Changemakers

Join us for talks with movers and change-makers on how to collaborate on climate – and how to seize the opportunities as we transition to net zero.

Speakers:

  • Chris Ferzli, Vice President, Global Head of Public Affairs & ESG, WeWork
  • Jeffrey Prosserman, Founder & CEO, Voltpost
  • Ryan Li, Cofounder & CEO, ReVert Technologies, Inc.

Organizers:

11:10 am – 12:00 pm ET — Climate Conversations

Join us for talks with movers and change-makers on how to collaborate on climate – and how to seize the opportunities as we transition to net zero.

Speakers:

  • Shana Rappaport, SVP & Executive Director, VERGE at GreenBiz Group GreenBiz Group
  • Dr. Dale Rickert, Global Conference Lead, GREENTECH FESTIVAL
  • Natalia Vega-Berry, CEO & Founder, Global Brain Foundation & New Zero World

Organizers:

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET — Music for Climate Action

Join us for a music interlude, live from NYC

Lord Jenny - We Don't Have Time (Nigerian cover)

I’m an island - Bernadette La Hengst

Save The World - Bernadette La Hengst featuring Nick Nuttall

I Need Air - Bernadette La Hengst

Carried Away - Decades After Paris

Trouble - Decades After Paris

We All Own The Sky - Enda Reilly

We Don't Have Time- Sustainable Soundtracks feat. Adam Baptiste

And several retransmissions from previous broadcasts

Organizers:

1:00 pm – 1:20 pm ET — Voices of Frankie: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Fossil fuel subsidies and the urgency to phase them down will be in focus with We Don't Have Time's Dino Talks partner the UN Development Programme (UNDP) front man ‘Frankie the Dinosaur’ and Goodwill Ambassador ‘Game of Thrones’ star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.

Speakers:

  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Danish actor, Goodwill Ambassador, UNDP
  • Frankie The Dinosaur, Climate Activist, UNDP

Organizers:

1:20 pm – 1:35 pm ET — Climate Conversations

Join us for talks with movers and change-makers on how to collaborate on climate – and how to seize the opportunities as we transition to net zero.

Speaker:

  • Efrem Bycer, Senior Manager, Public Policy & Economic Graph, LinkedIn

Organizers:

1:35 pm – 2:00 pm ET — Fast-forwarding Climate Action Through Agriculture and Food

Join us for talks with movers and change-makers on how to collaborate on climate – and how to seize the opportunities as we transition to net zero.

Speakers:

  • Maria Lettini, Executive Director, FAIRR
  • Brent Loken, Global Lead Food Scientist, WWF
  • Lasse Bruun, CEO, 50by40

Organizers:

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET — Earth4All: One Future, Two Scenarios, One Choice.

The economic system keeps crashing. It destabilizes societies and the planet. It's time to install a new operating system.  

An international team of scientists, economists, and advocates has joined forces to develop scenarios and show what choices we need to make in the next decisive decade to ensure a good life for all on a liveable planet. They will present their findings and the Earth For All book in this unique session live from Climate Week NYC on We Don’t Have Time. It is time now for governments to act on this vision. And for everybody to join our chorus of voices and build together a movement of minds, hearts, and souls to champion it.

Speakers:

  • Per Espen Stoknes, Co-Director Center for Sustainability and Energy, Full Member Club of Rome, Norwegian Business School
  • Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Co-President, Club of Rome
  • Gaya Herrington, Vice President ESG Research and a Member of the Transformational Economics Committee, Club of Rome
  • Amanda Janoo, Economic & Policy Lead, Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll)
  • Fadhel Kaboub, Associate Professor of Economics, Denison University

Organizers:

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET — Scaling Climate Solutions Exponentially


This Climate Week NY session will deep dive into how we can exponentially scale climate solutions in society.

We must urgently move away from old, fossil dependent business models, towards products and services that are compatible with a 1.5°C  aligned economy. To do this, we need bold, disruptive and transformative companies leading the way. Join us and hear from three companies in the forefront of this transition, sharing their story on how they currently scale climate solutions to the world.

Speakers:

  • Owen Gaffney, Co-founder ERI, Sustainability Writer & Analyst, PIK
  • Fredrika Klarén, Head of Sustainability, Polestar
  • Eva Karlsson, CEO, Houdini
  • Sarah Chandler, Senior Director, Environment & Supply Chain Innovation, Apple
  • Johan Falk, CEO & Co-founder, Exponential Roadmap Initiative

Organizers:

4:00 pm – 4:55 pm ET — UNDP Hour

Join us for talks with movers and change-makers on how to collaborate on climate – and how to seize the opportunities as we transition to net zero.

Speakers:

  • Boaz Paldi, Global Partnerships & Campaigns, UNDP
  • Chris Kemper, CEO and Founder, Palmetto
  • Prakash Arunkundrum, Head of Global Operations and Sustainability, Logitech
  • Ulrika Modéer, Assistant Secretary General & Director of Bureau of External Relations & Advocacy, UNDP
  • Frankie The Dinosaur, Dinosaur, Climate Activist, UNDP

Organizers:

4:55 pm – 5:10 pm ET — Climate Conversations

Join us for talks with movers and change-makers on how to collaborate on climate – and how to seize the opportunities as we transition to net zero.

Speakers:

  • Debbie Levin, CEO, Environmental Media Association

Organizers:

5:10 pm – 5:40 pm ET — Upping the Ambition for a Global Plastics Treaty

Join us for this session with Ragn-Sells, live from New York City. We will focus on plastics and plastic waste, examining how we can fast forward, real and sustainable markets for recycled waste plastics. We will hear from experts about the global situation, exploring the possibilities the UN Treaty on Plastic Pollution opened and spotlighting some breakthroughs in circularity.

Speakers:

  • Sheila Aggarwal-Khan, Economy Division Director, UNEP
  • Massimo Forti, CEO, Ragn-Sells Danmark A/S
  • Erin Simon, Head, Plastic Waste + Business, WWF
  • Marcus Gover, CEO, WRAP

Organizers:

5:40 pm – 6:10 pm ET — The Impact of Digitalization

The digital industry has a leadership role in racing towards net zero value chains, but also accelerating the movement to halve emission in all supply chains. It is crucial to halve emissions in all other sectors, while also enabling sustainable choices and raising climate awareness among people. Join us and Ericsson for this session brought to you live from Climate Week NYC.

Speaker:

  • Mats Pellbäck Scharp, Head of Sustainability, Ericsson

Organizers:

6:10 pm – 6:30 pm ET — The Road to COP27

In this session, we will wrap up our Climate Week NYC show with Founder and Chair of CDP Paul Dickinson with some new and fresh take home messages and perspectives on our opening theme: global climate finance.


Organizers:

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September 20

8:30 am – 9:00 am ET — Green Finance

Shifting trillions of dollars from the old dirty economy into the green one is key to combating climate change. But is it happening, are too many of the finance pledges by banks, investment houses and pension funds under the UN Race to Zero greenwashing?

Recently the Economist savaged many of these claims under a system called ESG, others have accused too many big investors as ‘playing it both ways’. We hear the views of two experts on what needs fixing.

Speakers:

  • Adrienne Buller, Director of Research, Common Wealth
  • Daan Van Acker, Program Manager, InfluenceMap

Organizers:

9:00 am – 9:20 am ET — Automated Impact: Putting the Power of Climate Action Into the Hands of Consumers

Since its beginnings a decade ago, Aspiration has pioneered the category of Sustainability as a Service for both individuals and businesses. Aspiration CEO Andrei Cherny will discuss how we can better understand and engage the climate-conscious consumer, and how the company's introduction of industry-challenging innovations like fossil fuel-free spending and saving and impact scores that help its members shop sustainably is putting the power of automated climate action directly into our hands.

Speaker:

  • Andrei Cherny, CEO & Co-founder of Aspiration

Organizers:

9:20 am – 9:30 am ET — The Role of Institutional Investors

What is the responsibility of institutional investors in shaping green finance? How should the public engage with its financial institutions, and what part do our finances play in creating a more sustainable future? Tune in to this broadcast with Max Messervy to hear more about Mercer's role in channeling institutional investment into a greener and more sustainable future.

Speaker:

  • Max Messervy, Head of Sustainable Investment, Americas, Mercer

Organizers:

9:30 am – 9:50 am ET — It’s Not The Cow, It’s The How

Did you know that including a small portion of seaweed into dairy cows' diets can reduce their methane emissions by up to 90%? Join us in this session to learn how Neutral partners with farmers across America to realize new emissions reduction projects to reduce the carbon footprint of dairy drastically.

Speakers:

  • Marcus Lovell Smith, CEO, Neutral
  • Ann Radil, Head of Carbon Reduction, Neutral

Organizers:

9:50 am – 10:50 am ET — How To Meet Your Sustainability Targets: Actions All Organizations Can Take Today

We hear a lot of talk about how different technological advancements will solve the climate crisis, but the fact is that we already have most of the solutions we need. In this session, we will explore 64 actions all organizations can take today to decarbonize their operations.

Speakers:

  • Angela Hultberg, Global Sustainability Director, Kearney
  • Kristen Siemen, Chief Sustainability Officer, General Motors
  • Greg Polk, VP, Global Government Relations & Citizenship, Stanley Black & Decker
  • Matt Helgeson, Head of Sustainability, USA Siemens

Organizers:

10:50 am – 11:10 am ET — Supporting Sustainable Changemakers

Join us for talks with movers and change-makers on how to collaborate on climate – and how to seize the opportunities as we transition to net zero.

Speakers:

  • Chris Ferzli, Vice President, Global Head of Public Affairs & ESG, WeWork
  • Jeffrey Prosserman, Founder & CEO, Voltpost
  • Ryan Li, Cofounder & CEO, ReVert Technologies, Inc.

Organizers:

11:10 am – 12:00 pm ET — Climate Conversations

Join us for talks with movers and change-makers on how to collaborate on climate – and how to seize the opportunities as we transition to net zero.

Speakers:

  • Shana Rappaport, SVP & Executive Director, VERGE at GreenBiz Group GreenBiz Group
  • Dr. Dale Rickert, Global Conference Lead, GREENTECH FESTIVAL
  • Natalia Vega-Berry, CEO & Founder, Global Brain Foundation & New Zero World

Organizers:

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET — Music for Climate Action

Join us for a music interlude, live from NYC

Lord Jenny - We Don't Have Time (Nigerian cover)

I’m an island - Bernadette La Hengst

Save The World - Bernadette La Hengst featuring Nick Nuttall

I Need Air - Bernadette La Hengst

Carried Away - Decades After Paris

Trouble - Decades After Paris

We All Own The Sky - Enda Reilly

We Don't Have Time- Sustainable Soundtracks feat. Adam Baptiste

And several retransmissions from previous broadcasts

Organizers:

1:00 pm – 1:20 pm ET — Voices of Frankie: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Fossil fuel subsidies and the urgency to phase them down will be in focus with We Don't Have Time's Dino Talks partner the UN Development Programme (UNDP) front man ‘Frankie the Dinosaur’ and Goodwill Ambassador ‘Game of Thrones’ star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.

Speakers:

  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Danish actor, Goodwill Ambassador, UNDP
  • Frankie The Dinosaur, Climate Activist, UNDP

Organizers:

1:20 pm – 1:35 pm ET — Climate Conversations

Join us for talks with movers and change-makers on how to collaborate on climate – and how to seize the opportunities as we transition to net zero.

Speaker:

  • Efrem Bycer, Senior Manager, Public Policy & Economic Graph, LinkedIn

Organizers:

1:35 pm – 2:00 pm ET — Fast-forwarding Climate Action Through Agriculture and Food

Join us for talks with movers and change-makers on how to collaborate on climate – and how to seize the opportunities as we transition to net zero.

Speakers:

  • Maria Lettini, Executive Director, FAIRR
  • Brent Loken, Global Lead Food Scientist, WWF
  • Lasse Bruun, CEO, 50by40

Organizers:

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET — Earth4All: One Future, Two Scenarios, One Choice.

The economic system keeps crashing. It destabilizes societies and the planet. It's time to install a new operating system.  

An international team of scientists, economists, and advocates has joined forces to develop scenarios and show what choices we need to make in the next decisive decade to ensure a good life for all on a liveable planet. They will present their findings and the Earth For All book in this unique session live from Climate Week NYC on We Don’t Have Time. It is time now for governments to act on this vision. And for everybody to join our chorus of voices and build together a movement of minds, hearts, and souls to champion it.

Speakers:

  • Per Espen Stoknes, Co-Director Center for Sustainability and Energy, Full Member Club of Rome, Norwegian Business School
  • Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Co-President, Club of Rome
  • Gaya Herrington, Vice President ESG Research and a Member of the Transformational Economics Committee, Club of Rome
  • Amanda Janoo, Economic & Policy Lead, Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll)
  • Fadhel Kaboub, Associate Professor of Economics, Denison University

Organizers:

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET — Scaling Climate Solutions Exponentially


This Climate Week NY session will deep dive into how we can exponentially scale climate solutions in society.

We must urgently move away from old, fossil dependent business models, towards products and services that are compatible with a 1.5°C  aligned economy. To do this, we need bold, disruptive and transformative companies leading the way. Join us and hear from three companies in the forefront of this transition, sharing their story on how they currently scale climate solutions to the world.

Speakers:

  • Owen Gaffney, Co-founder ERI, Sustainability Writer & Analyst, PIK
  • Fredrika Klarén, Head of Sustainability, Polestar
  • Eva Karlsson, CEO, Houdini
  • Sarah Chandler, Senior Director, Environment & Supply Chain Innovation, Apple
  • Johan Falk, CEO & Co-founder, Exponential Roadmap Initiative

Organizers:

4:00 pm – 4:55 pm ET — UNDP Hour

Join us for talks with movers and change-makers on how to collaborate on climate – and how to seize the opportunities as we transition to net zero.

Speakers:

  • Boaz Paldi, Global Partnerships & Campaigns, UNDP
  • Chris Kemper, CEO and Founder, Palmetto
  • Prakash Arunkundrum, Head of Global Operations and Sustainability, Logitech
  • Ulrika Modéer, Assistant Secretary General & Director of Bureau of External Relations & Advocacy, UNDP
  • Frankie The Dinosaur, Dinosaur, Climate Activist, UNDP

Organizers:

4:55 pm – 5:10 pm ET — Climate Conversations

Join us for talks with movers and change-makers on how to collaborate on climate – and how to seize the opportunities as we transition to net zero.

Speakers:

  • Debbie Levin, CEO, Environmental Media Association

Organizers:

5:10 pm – 5:40 pm ET — Upping the Ambition for a Global Plastics Treaty

Join us for this session with Ragn-Sells, live from New York City. We will focus on plastics and plastic waste, examining how we can fast forward, real and sustainable markets for recycled waste plastics. We will hear from experts about the global situation, exploring the possibilities the UN Treaty on Plastic Pollution opened and spotlighting some breakthroughs in circularity.

Speakers:

  • Sheila Aggarwal-Khan, Economy Division Director, UNEP
  • Massimo Forti, CEO, Ragn-Sells Danmark A/S
  • Erin Simon, Head, Plastic Waste + Business, WWF
  • Marcus Gover, CEO, WRAP

Organizers:

5:40 pm – 6:10 pm ET — The Impact of Digitalization

The digital industry has a leadership role in racing towards net zero value chains, but also accelerating the movement to halve emission in all supply chains. It is crucial to halve emissions in all other sectors, while also enabling sustainable choices and raising climate awareness among people. Join us and Ericsson for this session brought to you live from Climate Week NYC.

Speaker:

  • Mats Pellbäck Scharp, Head of Sustainability, Ericsson

Organizers:

6:10 pm – 6:30 pm ET — The Road to COP27

In this session, we will wrap up our Climate Week NYC show with Founder and Chair of CDP Paul Dickinson with some new and fresh take home messages and perspectives on our opening theme: global climate finance.


Organizers:

Climate Week NYC

Hosts

Nick Nuttall

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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.

https://www.earthday.org

Dr. Sweta Chakraborty

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Climate Behavioral Scientist, CEO of North America, We Don't Have Time

Dr. Sweta Chakraborty is the CEO of North America, We Don’t Have Time. She is a partner at Pioneer Public Affairs. She is also the founder and principal 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

Speakers & guests

Andrei Cherny

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US
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CEO, Aspiration

Aspiration CEO Andrei Cherny has spent more than twenty-five years working to make the financial system more sustainable and fair. He combines a background as an advisor to some of America’s top companies, the co-founder and president of a media start-up, a financial fraud prosecutor, historian, Navy reserve officer, and a nationally recognized economic policy expert. Before co-founding Aspiration, Andrei launched and grew Democracy Journal to one of the most widely read idea journals in America. There, he worked with Elizabeth Warren to help start the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. A former Clinton White House aide, he was the youngest White House speechwriter in American history. His 2000 book, The Next Deal, showed how business and government would be transformed by people’s demands for more and better choices. He is also the author of The Candy Bombers and is a graduate of Harvard University and the University of California Berkeley law school.

Adrienne Buller

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CAN
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Director of Research, Common Wealth

Adrienne Buller is Director of Research at Common Wealth, a think tank focusing on how alternative systems of ownership can help build a democratic and sustainable economy. Her research and writing have been featured in the Financial Times, the Guardian, The New Statesman, and Foreign Policy, among others. She is the author of The Value of a Whale (Manchester University Press) and Owning the Future: Power and Property in an Age of Crisis (Verso Books).

Decades after Paris

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CAN
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Folk rock group

Decades After Paris is a Canadian folk rock group from Vancouver Island. They formed in 2014 while inspired to raise awareness of the climate crisis leading up to COP21. The band is led by a married couple and vocalists Danton Jay and Heather Lynn and their recordings and live shows include world-class players on keys, bass, drums, and horns. Their self-titled debut album drew international attention and their music has since enlivened campaigns, movies, and promotional events globally. The group is known for its captivating live performances, soothing harmonies, and highly resonant storytelling of human dynamics in our warming world now and into the future.

http://decadesafterparis.com

Daan Van Acker

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BE
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Program Manager, InfluenceMap

Daan Van Acker leads the FinanceMap program at InfluenceMap, analyzing financial institutions through a climate lens. FinanceMap's research aims to drive climate ambition within the financial sector and to hold financial institutions to account for their climate commitments and claims. Daan holds a MSc in Management from LSE, and a BSc and MSc in Mechanical Engineering from KU Leuven.

Per Espen Stoknes

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NO
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Ass.Professor, BI Norwegian Business School

Per Espen Stoknes is a TED Global speaker, a psychologist with PhD in economics, he is an Associate Professor at the Norwegian Business School in Oslo. An experienced foresight facilitator and academic, he’s also a serial entrepreneur, including co-founding clean-tech company GasPlas. Author of several books, among them Money & Soul (2009) and the award-winning book: What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming (2015). His latest books are Tomorrow’s Economy (2021) on MITPress, and Earth For All (2022) with the Club of Rome. Per Espen has served as member of Norwegian Parliament, and on the EU Commission’s mission board on Horizon Europe’s Climate Change and Societal Adaptation. He has been a central contributor to the Club of Rome’s www.Earth4All.life project.

Gaya Herrington

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Vice President Sustainability Research, Schneider Electric and Advisor, Club of Rome

Gaya is a published author and researcher on sustainability, with a focus on how global environmental, social, behavioral and economic trends interact. She holds a Master’s degree in Econometrics form the Liberal University of Amsterdam, and another Master in Sustainability from Harvard University. She is a regular speaker at conferences, workshops, and universities around the world. She has published an article about the Club of Rome’s Limits to Growth publications in Yale’s Journal of Industrial Ecology, and her book about this research is set to be released in September 2022. Gaya has contributed to the Earth for All book as a member of the Club of Rome’s Transformational Economics Committee.

Ann Radil

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US
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Head of Carbon Reduction, Neutral

Born into a fifth-generation ranching and farming family and a climate scientist by training, Ann spearheads sustainability and climate change initiatives aimed at reducing our carbon footprint. As Head of Carbon Reduction at Neutral, Ann leads, defines, and implements Neutral’s strategic vision for decarbonization. This work involves partnering with producers, researchers, and innovators to pilot and scale adoption of climate smart conservation practices. Currently Ann manages a portfolio of on-farm projects that over their lifetime will reduce or remove more than 65,000 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (MTCO2e). Before joining Neutral, Ann spent more than 15 years leading, strategizing, and advising on climate change initiatives for major consulting firms and corporations, including Fortune 500’s Nike and Coca Cola. Ann completed graduate work in climate change science with Nobel Laureate and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change author Dr. Steven Running. As a NASA fellow and research scientist, Ann contributed to NASA’s Earth Observing System Research Initiative, using field measurements, ecosystem modeling, and remote sensing technologies to advance understanding of the global carbon balance.

Massimo Forti

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DK
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CEO, Ragn-Sells Danmark A/S

Massimo has a Master of Science in Environment and 20 years of experience in the waste industry. He is passionate about building partnerships and finding good circular solutions.

Sandrine Dixson-Declève

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Co-President of the Club of Rome

Sandrine Dixson-Declève is an international and European climate, energy, sustainable development, sustainable finance, complex systems thought leader. She is currently the Co-President of the Club of Rome and divides her time between lecturing, facilitating change in business and policy models and advisory work. She holds several advisory positions for the European Commission: Chair, Expert Group on Economic and Societal Impact of Research & Innovation (ESIR); Assembly Member, Climate Mitigation & Adaptation Mission (DGR&I); TEG Sustainable Finance Taxonomy and Sustainable Finance Platform (DGFISMA); United Nations: Food Summit Action Track 5 Resilience and for companies/organisations/institutes such as BMW, UBM, Climate KIC, UCL-Bartlett School of Enviornment and the IEEP. Sandrine is also a Senior Associate and faculty member of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) and a Senior Associate for E3G, Ambassador, for the Energy Transition Commission (ETC) and WEALL. In 2017 Sandrine co-founded the Women Enablers Change Agent Network (WECAN).

Marcus Lovell Smith

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CEO, Neutral

Marcus is CEO of Neutral Foods, Inc. – a company funded by Breakthrough Energy Ventures and others – to bring carbon neutral foods to market, starting with dairy milk. Neutral works directly with dairy farmers to reduce the climate impact of their operations. Prior to Neutral, Marcus was a Special Advisor at Bill Gates founded Breakthrough Energy Ventures and was the CTO at Google Fiber. Before these roles, he was the CEO of Diagnostics for All, a non-profit saving lives through low-cost, easy-to-use, point-of-care diagnostic devices explicitly designed for the developing world. He is also a dairy farmer in New Hampshire and is currently an Entrepreneur in Residence at Harvard University.

Max Messervy

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Head of Sustainable Investment Americas, Mercer

Max Messervy leads Mercer’s Sustainable Investment team in the Americas region. Max provides advice on sustainable investment strategies, climate change, and impact investment approaches throughout investment processes. Max advises institutional investors across a range of segments, including pension funds, endowments, insurers, multi-lateral development finance institutions, and other stakeholders in the investment value chain. Max was a lead and/or co-author of reports on increasing institutional investors’ impactful allocations to African infrastructure and private market assets in 2018 and 2021, as well as a guide for integrating sustainable investment approaches into corporate retirement plans in a project with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). Prior to joining Mercer, Max spent nearly four years working in the Insurance practice at Ceres in Boston, a leading non-profit sustainability advocacy organization. In that role, he worked with a range of stakeholders across the industry in making the business case for the sector to address climate and ESG risks and opportunities both as underwriters of weather risk and investors in physical infrastructure. This involved engagement with re/insurers, regulators, non-re/insurer investors and NGOs. Previously,Max worked in various capacities with Canadian federal and provincial governments, and with other environmental and sustainability entities as an independent consultant. Max holds a Master of Public Policy from the Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA, and an Honors Religious Studies degree from McGill University.

Shana Rappaport

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Senior Vice President & Executive Director, VERGE at GreenBiz Group

Shana Rappaport has dedicated her career as a convener and community builder to advancing systemic solutions to the climate crisis. Over the last ten years, Shana has built and scaled VERGE — the leading climate tech event in North America focused on accelerating a just transition to the clean economy. VERGE convenes the world’s largest companies, public sector leaders and technology innovators to advance solutions to the climate crisis and our most pressing global challenges. Outside of her work leading VERGE with GreenBiz Group, Shana is a sought after public speaker, moderator and facilitator around sustainability and systems change. She previously served as the Board Chair of Project Drawdown and the Buckminster Fuller Institute, and is a trained leader of Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project. Shana also Associate Edited a book published in 2019, “Evolving Leadership for Collective Wellbeing: Lessons for Implementing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals”. Shana previously served as Director of Education for Bioneers, and as a nationally recognized community leader during her time as an undergraduate and graduate student at the University of Southern California.

Fadhel Kaboub

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TN & US
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Associate Professor of Economics, Denison University

Fadhel Kaboub is President of the Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity and Associate Professor of economics at Denison University. He has also held a number of research affiliations with the Levy Economics Institute, the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, the Economic Research Forum, and the Center for Full Employment and Price Stability. Dr. Kaboub is an expert on Modern Monetary Theory (MMT), the Green New Deal, and the Job Guarantee. His work focuses on public policies to enhance monetary and economic sovereignty in the Global South, build resilience, and promote equitable and sustainable prosperity. He is a widely published author and his recent work has been presented at many prestigious institutions including the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard Law School, Cornell University, Columbia University, Duke University, Sorbonne University, and the National University of Singapore. His academic work has been published in the Journal of Economic Issues, Review of Keynesian Economics, Review of Radical Political Economics, Review of Social Economy, International Journal of Political Economy, Middle East Development Journal, and International Labour Review. Some of his recent media commentaries on MMT, climate change, employment, development, finance, and the Middle East economies have appeared in the New York Times, Financial Times, Bloomberg, Le Monde, The Guardian, La Croix, Al-Jazeera, France 24, Deutsche Welle, The Hill TV, Radio France Internationale, Asharq News, Al Hurra TV, CGTN Africa, and National Public Radio.

Eva Karlsson

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SE
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CEO, Houdini Sportswear

Houdini Sportswear has worked with the circular and regenerative business for many years and has become a source of inspiration for other companies. The inspiration is taken from nature and the goal is to have 100% circular products already in 2022. Houdini works according to the motto "reimagine everything" and strives for a change of system to a regenerative way of living and working.

Owen Gaffney

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SE & IE
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Project Lead, Earth4All

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.

Johan Falk

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SE
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CEO & Co-founder of Exponential Roadmap Initiative

Johan Falk is a leader and entrepreneur in exponential strategies for climate and business. Falk is the CEO and Co-founder of Exponential Roadmap Initiative, with the mission to accelerate exponential climate action. Falk is the co-lead author of Exponential Roadmap and 1.5°C Business Playbook. Falk is a former Senior Innovation Fellow at Stockholm Resilience Centre and Future Earth. Falk was one of the initiators of the Global Carbon Law idea, together with Owen Gaffney and Johan Rockström, inspired by Moore's Law. Further, Falk was part of Intel Corporation 2006-2018, responsible for Intel IoT Ignition Lab and heading up the Intel Edge Cloud Game Changer program for 5G networks. Falk received the Intel Global Design Win of the Year 2010 for accelerating the telecom business exponentially to a multi-billion dollar business.

https://exponentialroadmap.org/https://exponentialroadmap.org/1-5c-business-playbook/

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.

Bernadette La Hengst

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DE
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Musician

Bernadette La Hengst is a singer/songwriter and theatre maker based in Berlin. She formed many choirs in cities and villages all over Germany and wrote choir songs mostly in a participatory process about the future and the climate crisis. Since 2014 she wrote 5 climate songs for the festival Save the world in Bonn, she performed her song “I’m an island” at the opening ceremony of the COP23 in Bonn, together with 200 kids and teenagers from the youth opera choir in Bonn. Also, she performed her song „I need air“ at the COP24 in Katowice/Poland with 100 local children and made a campaign video against air pollution in Katowice.

https://trikont.de/category/artists/bernadette-la-hengst/

Peder Karlsson

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SE
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Artist

Peder Karlsson is a multifaceted artist part of the Swedish vocal group The Real Group. Over the years he has had numerous gigs as a teacher/workshop leader or coach/artistic director all over the world. Peder served as a chair for End Ecocide Sweden 2016-2020 and also was a representative of the network Rights Of Nature Sweden.

Enda Reilly

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IR
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Musician

Enda Reilly is a folk singer, songwriter and guitarist from Tallaght, Dublin. Enda has a long history as a guitarist sharing the stage with Ireland's finest Irish language poets and authors through IMRAM, The Irish Language Literature Festival.

https://www.endareilly.com/

Paul Dickinson

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UK
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Founder Chair, CDP & Outrage and Optimism podcast

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.

Dr. Dale Rickert

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AUS
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Head of Conference, Greentech Festival

Dr. Dale Rickert is Head of Conference for the Greentech Festival Global Series where he's responsible for topic, speaker and program planning for our festivals in Europe, Asia and the USA. Coming to this role as the former Head of the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA Conference) and director of the global "Industry of Things World" series, Dale brings unique insights into how the events industry has a pivotal role to play in shaping lasting sustainable change. Alongside his work with the Greentech Festival, Dale is a lecturer in Events Management and Marketing at the University of Applied Sciences, Berlin.

Natalia Vega-Berry

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PE & US
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CEO & Founder, Global Brain Foundation & New Zero World

Natalia is the Founder of the Global Brain, a social impact not for profit creative incubator. During the past years, Natalia has been widely recognized for her work creating innovative strategies, campaigns, films and experiential events in support of the United Nations, working with The Office of the UN Secretary General, The Office of the President of the UN General Assembly and the UN Global Compact. Natalia was named one of the “Top 10 Most influential Media and Communications Executives of 2015" by the Media for Social Impact Summit, as she put her skills to work for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Climate Change. Committed about innovating with purpose and creating disruptive solutions, she is currently developing The New Zero World, a multiyear action-oriented initiative born in response to the urgent need to shift the narrative from climate change to the “everything change” and reimagining the visions of our future, to elevate future-focused solutions and new emergence technologies web3 to catalyze mainstream action for society and the planet.

Sheila Aggarwal-Khan

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KE
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Director, Industry and Economy Division, UNEP

Sheila is the Director of the Economy Division at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Sheila was previously the Director of the Green Climate Fund and Global Environment Facility operations at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Sheila has served as an Environmental Specialist at a U.S. State Department of Environmental Protection, the Environment Liaison Centre International and the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. At UNEP, she held positions ranging from Senior Advisor in the organization’s Strategic Implementation Team, to Acting Director of the Policy and Programme Division and Deputy Director of the GEF Division. She also served as external advisor in UNDP reviewing its business model in one of its global fund operations. She authored The Policy Process in International Environmental Governance and Promoting Coherence: Towards an Effective Global Environment Facility. Sheila holds a doctorate in Development Studies from the University of East Anglia.

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.

Jeffrey Prosserman

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CAN
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Founder & CEO, Voltpost

Jeffrey Prosserman is Founder and CEO at Voltpost. He is the former Director of Innovation at Samsung in New York City and has worked at the forefront of technology for over twenty years. He recently graduated from the Columbia University Sustainability Management program and is now producing climate technology solutions.

Chris Ferzli

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US
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Vice President, Global Head of Public Affairs and ESG, WeWork

Christina Ferzli is Vice President, Global Head of Public Affairs and ESG at WeWork where she leads government affairs, media relations, ESG, and public relations. Prior to joining WeWork, Ferzli was Head of Global Corporate Affairs for Ocean Spray, Inc. and previously served as strategy director and legal counsel to Michelle Obama's health initiatives from 2012 to 2017. Ms. Ferzli also worked at both the Milken Institute, helping to scale early-stage startups making a positive impact, and at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP in litigation. Ms. Ferzli received both her undergraduate and Juris Doctor degrees from Georgetown University.

Ryan Li

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US
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Cofounder & CEO, ReVert Technologies, Inc.

With a degree in Chemical Engineer from Cornell and an MBA from Yale, Ryan’s work thus far has been dealing with things that flow: chemicals, liquid fuel, gas, electricity, data, capital, and commerce. He has made big products for big companies like Shell Oil and Alibaba, as well as small products for consumers via ReVert – the company he cofounded. Ultimately, his passion and mission are to make smart things that matter for people and the planet.

Brent Loken

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US
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Food scientist and Director of Science Translation at EAT

Brent is one of the lead authors on the EAT-Lancet report and author of the Food and Nature-Based solutions chapters in the Exponential Roadmap 1.5 report. EAT is a global, non-profit foundation established by the Stordalen Foundation, Stockholm Resilience Centre and Wellcome Trust to catalyze a food system transformation.

http://eatforum.org

Lasse Bruun

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DK
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CEO, 50by40

Lasse Bruun is an advocacy expert in climate, sustainable agriculture, food systems and social justice, with twenty years’ experience in leadership, development, mobilization, communication, campaigning and movement building. He leads 50by40, a collective impact organisation and network comprising 70+ organisations engaged in food systems change across the world. He has led high-level international dialogues and campaigns in more than 20 countries, the EU Parliament, FAO, UNFCCC and International Whaling Commission. He is the founder of the global Just Livestock Transition initiative.

Amanda Janoo

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Economic & Policy Lead, Wellbeing Economy Alliance

Amanda Janoo is the Economics and Policy Lead for the Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEALL). Amanda is an economic policy expert with over a decade of experience working with governments and international development institutions around the world. Her work aims to build just and sustainable economies through goal-oriented and participatory policy design processes. Prior to joining WEAll, Amanda worked for the United Nations and the African Development Bank as an industrial policy and structural transformation expert. As a Fulbright researcher, she explored the relationship between international trade and informal employment. She graduated from Cambridge University with an MPhil in Development Studies and heralds from the green mountain state of Vermont, in the USA.

Debbie Levin

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US
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CEO, Environmental Media Association

Since taking over the Environmental Media Association in 2000, Debbie Levin has been singular in harnessing the power of the media and entertainment communities to pioneer a high impact model of social activism, utilizing storytelling and message development to drive awareness into action and solutions. She serves on the Boards of EcoAmerica, GreenBoxx and US Green Communities, The Virtue Project and is a member of the Paley Center Media Council. She is the inaugural recipient of the 2014 UN First Ladies Fashion 4 Development Eco Award and in 2018 received the “Recyclápolis International Environmental Award” in Chile presented by Chilean Minister of the Environment.

Erin Simon

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US
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Head, Plastic Waste and Business at WWF USA

Erin works to drive positive change across industries by leading WWF’s packaging and material science program. Key to conservation is the overall protection of the planet’s natural resources, and packaging plays a vital role in that. Through her efforts, she works with business and industry to help them make informed, sustainable material choices for their products and packaging. Her work focuses on the major commodities that go into packaging, which come in many different forms and materials, and how to integrate sustainability into the decisions and trade-offs that must be evaluated across a product’s lifecycle. Erin works with companies to strategically address their packaging work streams by focusing on developing transparency in the supply chain for the major packaging materials and pursuing strategies that reduce the environmental impact of these materials through responsible sourcing.

Marcus Gover

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UK
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CEO, WRAP

Marcus Gover has worked in the environment sector for over 25 years and has been Chief Executive Officer of WRAP since 2016. WRAP is an independent charity working with governments, businesses and citizens to improve the way natural resources are used and specialising in the sustainability of food, plastics and clothing. Before WRAP, Marcus was Commercial Director of Biojoule, a small start-up renewable energy company and a Director of AEA Technology Environment - an international technical services business that is now part of Ricardo.

Matt Helgeson

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US
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Head of Sustainability, Siemens USA

As Head of Sustainability for Siemens USA, Matt is responsible for advancing the company’s DEGREE framework and decarbonization strategy on its path toward becoming net-zero across all operations by 2030. Matt manages the implementation of U.S. initiatives that support the company’s ambitious goals, furthering Siemens as an industry leader in sustainability. These initiatives include the ongoing transition to a zero-emission fleet, expansion of essential electric vehicle infrastructure, deploying distributed energy and energy efficiency projects, and driving renewable energy generation in the U.S. market. Matt is creating partnerships with Siemens’ customers and stakeholders to drive toward common sustainability targets, leveraging technology with purpose. Helgeson has spent his career at Siemens working across roles within the energy sector, most recently leading the development of utility-scale projects involving renewable and distributed generation, energy storage, transportation electrification, and digital grid solutions. He has managed relationships with some of the nation’s largest power providers, focusing on aligning sustainability requirements with Siemens’ offerings and strategy. A graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Helgeson has prioritized the importance of cross-business collaboration and enablement throughout his career. Matt is an active member of The Corporate Eco Forum and serves on the Board of Directors for the Alliance to Save Energy.

Kristen Siemen

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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.

Greg Polk

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VP, Global Government Relations & Citizenship, Stanley Black & Decker

Greg Polk is VP, Global Government Relations & Citizenship, at Stanley Black & Decker.

Efrem Bycer

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US
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Senior Manager, Public Policy & Economic Graph, LinkedIn

Efrem Bycer leads global sustainability policy partnerships and North America workforce policy partnerships for LinkedIn. As part of LinkedIn's Economic Graph team, he works with data scientists to generate valuable insights for governments, NGOs, and business to help deepen their understanding of the economy. He lives in San Diego, California with his wife and three daughters. In his spare time, Efrem is an avid runner and homebrewer.

Prakash Arunkundrum

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IN
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Head of Global Operations and Sustainability, Logitech

As Logitech's Head of Global Operations and Sustainability, Prakash Arunkundrum is responsible for all of Logitech´s global manufacturing, worldwide supply chain, sourcing, and quality operations. Prakash is also responsible for driving the strategy and execution of Logitech's sustainability initiatives and advancing Logitech's sustainability commitments across its worldwide operations and products. Prakash has held this role since 2018 and previously held executive positions as Head of New Product Introductions and Global Sourcing at Logitech. Prakash has over 20 years of experience in operations, he joined Logitech in 2015. Prior to Logitech, he was a principal at management consulting firms A.T. Kearney and PricewaterhouseCoopers where he focused on driving gross margin improvements and operations transformations for several technology companies. Prior to his management consulting career, Prakash held senior product management and consulting roles at several supply chain services and software companies. Prakash holds a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Central ElectroChemical Research Institute (CECRI) in India and a Masters in Materials Engineering from University of Maryland at College Park.

Chris Kemper

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US
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Chairman, Founder & CEO, Palmetto

Chris is the Chairman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Palmetto Clean Technology, Inc. He is a mission-oriented leader focused on technology solutions to climate change. Chris’ approach blends capitalism with environmentalism, focusing on re-imagining decentralized energy systems and a decarbonized future. As outlined in his manifesto, the New Utility Revolution, technological advancements and economic advantages created by clean technology are approaching a tipping point in the global energy infrastructure. The need to democratize access to clean energy and the need to reduce global warming and emissions is quickly driving the realization that clean energy now makes good business sense for the planet’s survival.

Boaz Paldi

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Chief Creative Officer, UNDP

Boaz Paldi is the United Nations Development Programme Chief Creative Officer. In this role, Boaz oversees UNDP’s advocacy, flagship campaigns, events and partnerships. Most recently Paldi managed the design, rollout and launch of the #dontchooseextinction campaign. Before being appointed to his current role, Paldi 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.

Nicolaj Coster-Waldau

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DK
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Danish actor, Goodwill Ambassador, UNDP

Nicolaj Coster-Waldau works as an actor, producer, and screenwriter. He has been a part of several notable projects, including Game of Thrones (2011-2019) and Oblivion (2013). As a UNDP Goodwill Ambassador, Nicolaj focuses on raising awareness and support for the Sustainable Development Goals.

Frankie The Dinosaur

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Dinosaur, Climate Activist, UNDP

A concerned UNDP climate activist and asteroid-surviving dinosaur.

Ulrika Modéer

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SE
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Assistant Secretary General & Director of Bureau of External Relations & Advocacy, UNDP

Ms. Ulrika Modéer began her role as UNDP’s Assistant Administrator and Director of the Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy on 20 August 2018. In this role she leads the organization in nurturing and growing key relationships with Member States and new and emerging partners. She steers UNDP’s communications and advocacy, as it works to realize the vision of the Sustainable Development Goals. Ms. Modéer previously served as Sweden’s State Secretary for International Development Cooperation and Climate and has been instrumental in reshaping the country’s international development cooperation to support the achievement of the 2030 Agenda. She combines a strong policy background with parliamentary and civil society experience and has had several assignments in Latin America (Bolivia, Guatemala) and Africa (Mozambique, South Africa). Ms. Modéer holds a BA in International Relations from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Sarah Chandler

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US
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Senior Director, Environment and Supply Chain Innovation, Apple

Sarah Chandler leads Environment and Supply Chain Innovation at Apple. Her team is responsible for embedding and upholding Apple’s values throughout our supply chain. Working cross-functionally, these teams are creating innovative solutions to enable Apple’s commitments to be carbon neutral by 2030, to one day make all of our products using only recycled or renewable material, and to provide safe and healthy working environments where everyone is treated with dignity and respect throughout our supply chain. They are also responsible for holding Apple’s suppliers to the highest standards of environment, labor, and human rights protection, from responsible materials sourcing practices to workplace health and safety, from increasing the use of greener materials to conserving finite resources, from supporting suppliers’ transition to renewable energy to providing educational opportunities for the people working in our supply chain.

Maria Lettini

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Executive Director, FAIRR Initiative

Maria is the Executive Director of the FAIRR Initiative. She joined in September of 2016 and is responsible for the oversight of the FAIRR strategy and work plans. Maria has over a decade of experience in sustainability and finance, partnering with global institutional investors to address some of the world’s most critical ESG challenges. During her time at FAIRR, the team has ambitiously driven the narrative around the risks and opportunities in the global protein supply chain to direct capital towards a more sustainable and equitable food system. In just over five years, the FAIRR investor network has grown to over $65 trillion in combined assets while its expert projects have expanded across five key pillars: Research, Data, Collaborative Engagements, Policy and Investor Outreach. Prior to joining FAIRR, Maria worked for the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) where she cultivated and expanded the ESG community, managing the PRI’s Signatory Relations strategy and raising awareness of material ESG issues with institutional investors. Maria started her career in global finance and capital markets, working at both J.P. Morgan and Deutsche Bank. She has served on the Sustainability Accounting Standard Board Standards Advisory Group. She is also a member of the Intentional Endowment Network’s (IEN) Steering Committee. Maria is based in London but has lived and worked in San Francisco, New York and Madrid. She holds a MA (Distinction) in Environment, Politics and Globalization from King’s College London and a BA in International Business, Latin American Studies and Spanish from San Diego State University.

Mats Pellbäck Scharp

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SE
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Head of Sustainability, Ericsson

Mats is Head of Sustainability at Ericsson with responsibility for climate action, circular economy, energy performance and triple bottom line impact of products, services and company operations. Taking this role after restructuring the Health & Safety organization in the company. During mats leadership the company has set targets that are accepted to be on a 1.5°C by the Science Based Target initiative. Mats has initiated and participated in various research projects e.g. as a member of the steering group for the Exponential Climate Action Roadmap report as well as the ICT & SDGs Report with Columbia University on how information technology has the potential to accelerate halving of global carbon emissions as well as reaching the Sustainable Development Goals. Before rejoining Ericsson, among several other leading roles e.g. Head of Sustainability at Sony Ericsson launching the Green Heart brand for mobile phones and accessories.

Hosts

Nick Nuttall

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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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Dr. Sweta Chakraborty

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Climate Behavioral Scientist, CEO of North America, We Don't Have Time

Dr. Sweta Chakraborty is the CEO of North America, We Don’t Have Time. She is a partner at Pioneer Public Affairs. She is also the founder and principal 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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Speakers & guests

Andrei Cherny

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US
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CEO, Aspiration

Aspiration CEO Andrei Cherny has spent more than twenty-five years working to make the financial system more sustainable and fair. He combines a background as an advisor to some of America’s top companies, the co-founder and president of a media start-up, a financial fraud prosecutor, historian, Navy reserve officer, and a nationally recognized economic policy expert. Before co-founding Aspiration, Andrei launched and grew Democracy Journal to one of the most widely read idea journals in America. There, he worked with Elizabeth Warren to help start the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. A former Clinton White House aide, he was the youngest White House speechwriter in American history. His 2000 book, The Next Deal, showed how business and government would be transformed by people’s demands for more and better choices. He is also the author of The Candy Bombers and is a graduate of Harvard University and the University of California Berkeley law school.

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Adrienne Buller

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CAN
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Director of Research, Common Wealth

Adrienne Buller is Director of Research at Common Wealth, a think tank focusing on how alternative systems of ownership can help build a democratic and sustainable economy. Her research and writing have been featured in the Financial Times, the Guardian, The New Statesman, and Foreign Policy, among others. She is the author of The Value of a Whale (Manchester University Press) and Owning the Future: Power and Property in an Age of Crisis (Verso Books).

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Decades after Paris

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CAN
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Folk rock group

Decades After Paris is a Canadian folk rock group from Vancouver Island. They formed in 2014 while inspired to raise awareness of the climate crisis leading up to COP21. The band is led by a married couple and vocalists Danton Jay and Heather Lynn and their recordings and live shows include world-class players on keys, bass, drums, and horns. Their self-titled debut album drew international attention and their music has since enlivened campaigns, movies, and promotional events globally. The group is known for its captivating live performances, soothing harmonies, and highly resonant storytelling of human dynamics in our warming world now and into the future.

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Daan Van Acker

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BE
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Program Manager, InfluenceMap

Daan Van Acker leads the FinanceMap program at InfluenceMap, analyzing financial institutions through a climate lens. FinanceMap's research aims to drive climate ambition within the financial sector and to hold financial institutions to account for their climate commitments and claims. Daan holds a MSc in Management from LSE, and a BSc and MSc in Mechanical Engineering from KU Leuven.

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Per Espen Stoknes

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Ass.Professor, BI Norwegian Business School

Per Espen Stoknes is a TED Global speaker, a psychologist with PhD in economics, he is an Associate Professor at the Norwegian Business School in Oslo. An experienced foresight facilitator and academic, he’s also a serial entrepreneur, including co-founding clean-tech company GasPlas. Author of several books, among them Money & Soul (2009) and the award-winning book: What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming (2015). His latest books are Tomorrow’s Economy (2021) on MITPress, and Earth For All (2022) with the Club of Rome. Per Espen has served as member of Norwegian Parliament, and on the EU Commission’s mission board on Horizon Europe’s Climate Change and Societal Adaptation. He has been a central contributor to the Club of Rome’s www.Earth4All.life project.

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Gaya Herrington

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Vice President Sustainability Research, Schneider Electric and Advisor, Club of Rome

Gaya is a published author and researcher on sustainability, with a focus on how global environmental, social, behavioral and economic trends interact. She holds a Master’s degree in Econometrics form the Liberal University of Amsterdam, and another Master in Sustainability from Harvard University. She is a regular speaker at conferences, workshops, and universities around the world. She has published an article about the Club of Rome’s Limits to Growth publications in Yale’s Journal of Industrial Ecology, and her book about this research is set to be released in September 2022. Gaya has contributed to the Earth for All book as a member of the Club of Rome’s Transformational Economics Committee.

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Ann Radil

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US
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Head of Carbon Reduction, Neutral

Born into a fifth-generation ranching and farming family and a climate scientist by training, Ann spearheads sustainability and climate change initiatives aimed at reducing our carbon footprint. As Head of Carbon Reduction at Neutral, Ann leads, defines, and implements Neutral’s strategic vision for decarbonization. This work involves partnering with producers, researchers, and innovators to pilot and scale adoption of climate smart conservation practices. Currently Ann manages a portfolio of on-farm projects that over their lifetime will reduce or remove more than 65,000 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (MTCO2e). Before joining Neutral, Ann spent more than 15 years leading, strategizing, and advising on climate change initiatives for major consulting firms and corporations, including Fortune 500’s Nike and Coca Cola. Ann completed graduate work in climate change science with Nobel Laureate and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change author Dr. Steven Running. As a NASA fellow and research scientist, Ann contributed to NASA’s Earth Observing System Research Initiative, using field measurements, ecosystem modeling, and remote sensing technologies to advance understanding of the global carbon balance.

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Massimo Forti

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DK
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CEO, Ragn-Sells Danmark A/S

Massimo has a Master of Science in Environment and 20 years of experience in the waste industry. He is passionate about building partnerships and finding good circular solutions.

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Sandrine Dixson-Declève

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Co-President of the Club of Rome

Sandrine Dixson-Declève is an international and European climate, energy, sustainable development, sustainable finance, complex systems thought leader. She is currently the Co-President of the Club of Rome and divides her time between lecturing, facilitating change in business and policy models and advisory work. She holds several advisory positions for the European Commission: Chair, Expert Group on Economic and Societal Impact of Research & Innovation (ESIR); Assembly Member, Climate Mitigation & Adaptation Mission (DGR&I); TEG Sustainable Finance Taxonomy and Sustainable Finance Platform (DGFISMA); United Nations: Food Summit Action Track 5 Resilience and for companies/organisations/institutes such as BMW, UBM, Climate KIC, UCL-Bartlett School of Enviornment and the IEEP. Sandrine is also a Senior Associate and faculty member of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) and a Senior Associate for E3G, Ambassador, for the Energy Transition Commission (ETC) and WEALL. In 2017 Sandrine co-founded the Women Enablers Change Agent Network (WECAN).

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Marcus Lovell Smith

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CEO, Neutral

Marcus is CEO of Neutral Foods, Inc. – a company funded by Breakthrough Energy Ventures and others – to bring carbon neutral foods to market, starting with dairy milk. Neutral works directly with dairy farmers to reduce the climate impact of their operations. Prior to Neutral, Marcus was a Special Advisor at Bill Gates founded Breakthrough Energy Ventures and was the CTO at Google Fiber. Before these roles, he was the CEO of Diagnostics for All, a non-profit saving lives through low-cost, easy-to-use, point-of-care diagnostic devices explicitly designed for the developing world. He is also a dairy farmer in New Hampshire and is currently an Entrepreneur in Residence at Harvard University.

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Max Messervy

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Head of Sustainable Investment Americas, Mercer

Max Messervy leads Mercer’s Sustainable Investment team in the Americas region. Max provides advice on sustainable investment strategies, climate change, and impact investment approaches throughout investment processes. Max advises institutional investors across a range of segments, including pension funds, endowments, insurers, multi-lateral development finance institutions, and other stakeholders in the investment value chain. Max was a lead and/or co-author of reports on increasing institutional investors’ impactful allocations to African infrastructure and private market assets in 2018 and 2021, as well as a guide for integrating sustainable investment approaches into corporate retirement plans in a project with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). Prior to joining Mercer, Max spent nearly four years working in the Insurance practice at Ceres in Boston, a leading non-profit sustainability advocacy organization. In that role, he worked with a range of stakeholders across the industry in making the business case for the sector to address climate and ESG risks and opportunities both as underwriters of weather risk and investors in physical infrastructure. This involved engagement with re/insurers, regulators, non-re/insurer investors and NGOs. Previously,Max worked in various capacities with Canadian federal and provincial governments, and with other environmental and sustainability entities as an independent consultant. Max holds a Master of Public Policy from the Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA, and an Honors Religious Studies degree from McGill University.

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Shana Rappaport

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Senior Vice President & Executive Director, VERGE at GreenBiz Group

Shana Rappaport has dedicated her career as a convener and community builder to advancing systemic solutions to the climate crisis. Over the last ten years, Shana has built and scaled VERGE — the leading climate tech event in North America focused on accelerating a just transition to the clean economy. VERGE convenes the world’s largest companies, public sector leaders and technology innovators to advance solutions to the climate crisis and our most pressing global challenges. Outside of her work leading VERGE with GreenBiz Group, Shana is a sought after public speaker, moderator and facilitator around sustainability and systems change. She previously served as the Board Chair of Project Drawdown and the Buckminster Fuller Institute, and is a trained leader of Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project. Shana also Associate Edited a book published in 2019, “Evolving Leadership for Collective Wellbeing: Lessons for Implementing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals”. Shana previously served as Director of Education for Bioneers, and as a nationally recognized community leader during her time as an undergraduate and graduate student at the University of Southern California.

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Fadhel Kaboub

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Associate Professor of Economics, Denison University

Fadhel Kaboub is President of the Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity and Associate Professor of economics at Denison University. He has also held a number of research affiliations with the Levy Economics Institute, the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, the Economic Research Forum, and the Center for Full Employment and Price Stability. Dr. Kaboub is an expert on Modern Monetary Theory (MMT), the Green New Deal, and the Job Guarantee. His work focuses on public policies to enhance monetary and economic sovereignty in the Global South, build resilience, and promote equitable and sustainable prosperity. He is a widely published author and his recent work has been presented at many prestigious institutions including the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard Law School, Cornell University, Columbia University, Duke University, Sorbonne University, and the National University of Singapore. His academic work has been published in the Journal of Economic Issues, Review of Keynesian Economics, Review of Radical Political Economics, Review of Social Economy, International Journal of Political Economy, Middle East Development Journal, and International Labour Review. Some of his recent media commentaries on MMT, climate change, employment, development, finance, and the Middle East economies have appeared in the New York Times, Financial Times, Bloomberg, Le Monde, The Guardian, La Croix, Al-Jazeera, France 24, Deutsche Welle, The Hill TV, Radio France Internationale, Asharq News, Al Hurra TV, CGTN Africa, and National Public Radio.

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Eva Karlsson

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SE
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CEO, Houdini Sportswear

Houdini Sportswear has worked with the circular and regenerative business for many years and has become a source of inspiration for other companies. The inspiration is taken from nature and the goal is to have 100% circular products already in 2022. Houdini works according to the motto "reimagine everything" and strives for a change of system to a regenerative way of living and working.

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Owen Gaffney

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SE & IE
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Project Lead, Earth4All

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.

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Johan Falk

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SE
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CEO & Co-founder of Exponential Roadmap Initiative

Johan Falk is a leader and entrepreneur in exponential strategies for climate and business. Falk is the CEO and Co-founder of Exponential Roadmap Initiative, with the mission to accelerate exponential climate action. Falk is the co-lead author of Exponential Roadmap and 1.5°C Business Playbook. Falk is a former Senior Innovation Fellow at Stockholm Resilience Centre and Future Earth. Falk was one of the initiators of the Global Carbon Law idea, together with Owen Gaffney and Johan Rockström, inspired by Moore's Law. Further, Falk was part of Intel Corporation 2006-2018, responsible for Intel IoT Ignition Lab and heading up the Intel Edge Cloud Game Changer program for 5G networks. Falk received the Intel Global Design Win of the Year 2010 for accelerating the telecom business exponentially to a multi-billion dollar business.

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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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Bernadette La Hengst

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DE
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Musician

Bernadette La Hengst is a singer/songwriter and theatre maker based in Berlin. She formed many choirs in cities and villages all over Germany and wrote choir songs mostly in a participatory process about the future and the climate crisis. Since 2014 she wrote 5 climate songs for the festival Save the world in Bonn, she performed her song “I’m an island” at the opening ceremony of the COP23 in Bonn, together with 200 kids and teenagers from the youth opera choir in Bonn. Also, she performed her song „I need air“ at the COP24 in Katowice/Poland with 100 local children and made a campaign video against air pollution in Katowice.

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Peder Karlsson

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SE
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Artist

Peder Karlsson is a multifaceted artist part of the Swedish vocal group The Real Group. Over the years he has had numerous gigs as a teacher/workshop leader or coach/artistic director all over the world. Peder served as a chair for End Ecocide Sweden 2016-2020 and also was a representative of the network Rights Of Nature Sweden.

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Enda Reilly

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IR
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Musician

Enda Reilly is a folk singer, songwriter and guitarist from Tallaght, Dublin. Enda has a long history as a guitarist sharing the stage with Ireland's finest Irish language poets and authors through IMRAM, The Irish Language Literature Festival.

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Paul Dickinson

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UK
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Founder Chair, CDP & Outrage and Optimism podcast

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.

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Dr. Dale Rickert

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AUS
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Head of Conference, Greentech Festival

Dr. Dale Rickert is Head of Conference for the Greentech Festival Global Series where he's responsible for topic, speaker and program planning for our festivals in Europe, Asia and the USA. Coming to this role as the former Head of the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA Conference) and director of the global "Industry of Things World" series, Dale brings unique insights into how the events industry has a pivotal role to play in shaping lasting sustainable change. Alongside his work with the Greentech Festival, Dale is a lecturer in Events Management and Marketing at the University of Applied Sciences, Berlin.

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Natalia Vega-Berry

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PE & US
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CEO & Founder, Global Brain Foundation & New Zero World

Natalia is the Founder of the Global Brain, a social impact not for profit creative incubator. During the past years, Natalia has been widely recognized for her work creating innovative strategies, campaigns, films and experiential events in support of the United Nations, working with The Office of the UN Secretary General, The Office of the President of the UN General Assembly and the UN Global Compact. Natalia was named one of the “Top 10 Most influential Media and Communications Executives of 2015" by the Media for Social Impact Summit, as she put her skills to work for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Climate Change. Committed about innovating with purpose and creating disruptive solutions, she is currently developing The New Zero World, a multiyear action-oriented initiative born in response to the urgent need to shift the narrative from climate change to the “everything change” and reimagining the visions of our future, to elevate future-focused solutions and new emergence technologies web3 to catalyze mainstream action for society and the planet.

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Sheila Aggarwal-Khan

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Director, Industry and Economy Division, UNEP

Sheila is the Director of the Economy Division at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Sheila was previously the Director of the Green Climate Fund and Global Environment Facility operations at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Sheila has served as an Environmental Specialist at a U.S. State Department of Environmental Protection, the Environment Liaison Centre International and the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. At UNEP, she held positions ranging from Senior Advisor in the organization’s Strategic Implementation Team, to Acting Director of the Policy and Programme Division and Deputy Director of the GEF Division. She also served as external advisor in UNDP reviewing its business model in one of its global fund operations. She authored The Policy Process in International Environmental Governance and Promoting Coherence: Towards an Effective Global Environment Facility. Sheila holds a doctorate in Development Studies from the University of East Anglia.

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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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Jeffrey Prosserman

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Founder & CEO, Voltpost

Jeffrey Prosserman is Founder and CEO at Voltpost. He is the former Director of Innovation at Samsung in New York City and has worked at the forefront of technology for over twenty years. He recently graduated from the Columbia University Sustainability Management program and is now producing climate technology solutions.

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Chris Ferzli

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US
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Vice President, Global Head of Public Affairs and ESG, WeWork

Christina Ferzli is Vice President, Global Head of Public Affairs and ESG at WeWork where she leads government affairs, media relations, ESG, and public relations. Prior to joining WeWork, Ferzli was Head of Global Corporate Affairs for Ocean Spray, Inc. and previously served as strategy director and legal counsel to Michelle Obama's health initiatives from 2012 to 2017. Ms. Ferzli also worked at both the Milken Institute, helping to scale early-stage startups making a positive impact, and at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP in litigation. Ms. Ferzli received both her undergraduate and Juris Doctor degrees from Georgetown University.

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Ryan Li

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US
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Cofounder & CEO, ReVert Technologies, Inc.

With a degree in Chemical Engineer from Cornell and an MBA from Yale, Ryan’s work thus far has been dealing with things that flow: chemicals, liquid fuel, gas, electricity, data, capital, and commerce. He has made big products for big companies like Shell Oil and Alibaba, as well as small products for consumers via ReVert – the company he cofounded. Ultimately, his passion and mission are to make smart things that matter for people and the planet.

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Brent Loken

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US
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Food scientist and Director of Science Translation at EAT

Brent is one of the lead authors on the EAT-Lancet report and author of the Food and Nature-Based solutions chapters in the Exponential Roadmap 1.5 report. EAT is a global, non-profit foundation established by the Stordalen Foundation, Stockholm Resilience Centre and Wellcome Trust to catalyze a food system transformation.

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Lasse Bruun

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DK
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CEO, 50by40

Lasse Bruun is an advocacy expert in climate, sustainable agriculture, food systems and social justice, with twenty years’ experience in leadership, development, mobilization, communication, campaigning and movement building. He leads 50by40, a collective impact organisation and network comprising 70+ organisations engaged in food systems change across the world. He has led high-level international dialogues and campaigns in more than 20 countries, the EU Parliament, FAO, UNFCCC and International Whaling Commission. He is the founder of the global Just Livestock Transition initiative.

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Amanda Janoo

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Economic & Policy Lead, Wellbeing Economy Alliance

Amanda Janoo is the Economics and Policy Lead for the Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEALL). Amanda is an economic policy expert with over a decade of experience working with governments and international development institutions around the world. Her work aims to build just and sustainable economies through goal-oriented and participatory policy design processes. Prior to joining WEAll, Amanda worked for the United Nations and the African Development Bank as an industrial policy and structural transformation expert. As a Fulbright researcher, she explored the relationship between international trade and informal employment. She graduated from Cambridge University with an MPhil in Development Studies and heralds from the green mountain state of Vermont, in the USA.

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Debbie Levin

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US
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CEO, Environmental Media Association

Since taking over the Environmental Media Association in 2000, Debbie Levin has been singular in harnessing the power of the media and entertainment communities to pioneer a high impact model of social activism, utilizing storytelling and message development to drive awareness into action and solutions. She serves on the Boards of EcoAmerica, GreenBoxx and US Green Communities, The Virtue Project and is a member of the Paley Center Media Council. She is the inaugural recipient of the 2014 UN First Ladies Fashion 4 Development Eco Award and in 2018 received the “Recyclápolis International Environmental Award” in Chile presented by Chilean Minister of the Environment.

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Erin Simon

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US
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Head, Plastic Waste and Business at WWF USA

Erin works to drive positive change across industries by leading WWF’s packaging and material science program. Key to conservation is the overall protection of the planet’s natural resources, and packaging plays a vital role in that. Through her efforts, she works with business and industry to help them make informed, sustainable material choices for their products and packaging. Her work focuses on the major commodities that go into packaging, which come in many different forms and materials, and how to integrate sustainability into the decisions and trade-offs that must be evaluated across a product’s lifecycle. Erin works with companies to strategically address their packaging work streams by focusing on developing transparency in the supply chain for the major packaging materials and pursuing strategies that reduce the environmental impact of these materials through responsible sourcing.

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Marcus Gover

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UK
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CEO, WRAP

Marcus Gover has worked in the environment sector for over 25 years and has been Chief Executive Officer of WRAP since 2016. WRAP is an independent charity working with governments, businesses and citizens to improve the way natural resources are used and specialising in the sustainability of food, plastics and clothing. Before WRAP, Marcus was Commercial Director of Biojoule, a small start-up renewable energy company and a Director of AEA Technology Environment - an international technical services business that is now part of Ricardo.

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Matt Helgeson

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US
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Head of Sustainability, Siemens USA

As Head of Sustainability for Siemens USA, Matt is responsible for advancing the company’s DEGREE framework and decarbonization strategy on its path toward becoming net-zero across all operations by 2030. Matt manages the implementation of U.S. initiatives that support the company’s ambitious goals, furthering Siemens as an industry leader in sustainability. These initiatives include the ongoing transition to a zero-emission fleet, expansion of essential electric vehicle infrastructure, deploying distributed energy and energy efficiency projects, and driving renewable energy generation in the U.S. market. Matt is creating partnerships with Siemens’ customers and stakeholders to drive toward common sustainability targets, leveraging technology with purpose. Helgeson has spent his career at Siemens working across roles within the energy sector, most recently leading the development of utility-scale projects involving renewable and distributed generation, energy storage, transportation electrification, and digital grid solutions. He has managed relationships with some of the nation’s largest power providers, focusing on aligning sustainability requirements with Siemens’ offerings and strategy. A graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Helgeson has prioritized the importance of cross-business collaboration and enablement throughout his career. Matt is an active member of The Corporate Eco Forum and serves on the Board of Directors for the Alliance to Save Energy.

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Kristen Siemen

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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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Greg Polk

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VP, Global Government Relations & Citizenship, Stanley Black & Decker

Greg Polk is VP, Global Government Relations & Citizenship, at Stanley Black & Decker.

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Efrem Bycer

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US
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Senior Manager, Public Policy & Economic Graph, LinkedIn

Efrem Bycer leads global sustainability policy partnerships and North America workforce policy partnerships for LinkedIn. As part of LinkedIn's Economic Graph team, he works with data scientists to generate valuable insights for governments, NGOs, and business to help deepen their understanding of the economy. He lives in San Diego, California with his wife and three daughters. In his spare time, Efrem is an avid runner and homebrewer.

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Prakash Arunkundrum

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IN
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Head of Global Operations and Sustainability, Logitech

As Logitech's Head of Global Operations and Sustainability, Prakash Arunkundrum is responsible for all of Logitech´s global manufacturing, worldwide supply chain, sourcing, and quality operations. Prakash is also responsible for driving the strategy and execution of Logitech's sustainability initiatives and advancing Logitech's sustainability commitments across its worldwide operations and products. Prakash has held this role since 2018 and previously held executive positions as Head of New Product Introductions and Global Sourcing at Logitech. Prakash has over 20 years of experience in operations, he joined Logitech in 2015. Prior to Logitech, he was a principal at management consulting firms A.T. Kearney and PricewaterhouseCoopers where he focused on driving gross margin improvements and operations transformations for several technology companies. Prior to his management consulting career, Prakash held senior product management and consulting roles at several supply chain services and software companies. Prakash holds a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Central ElectroChemical Research Institute (CECRI) in India and a Masters in Materials Engineering from University of Maryland at College Park.

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Chris Kemper

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US
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Chairman, Founder & CEO, Palmetto

Chris is the Chairman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Palmetto Clean Technology, Inc. He is a mission-oriented leader focused on technology solutions to climate change. Chris’ approach blends capitalism with environmentalism, focusing on re-imagining decentralized energy systems and a decarbonized future. As outlined in his manifesto, the New Utility Revolution, technological advancements and economic advantages created by clean technology are approaching a tipping point in the global energy infrastructure. The need to democratize access to clean energy and the need to reduce global warming and emissions is quickly driving the realization that clean energy now makes good business sense for the planet’s survival.

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Boaz Paldi

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Chief Creative Officer, UNDP

Boaz Paldi is the United Nations Development Programme Chief Creative Officer. In this role, Boaz oversees UNDP’s advocacy, flagship campaigns, events and partnerships. Most recently Paldi managed the design, rollout and launch of the #dontchooseextinction campaign. Before being appointed to his current role, Paldi 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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Nicolaj Coster-Waldau

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DK
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Danish actor, Goodwill Ambassador, UNDP

Nicolaj Coster-Waldau works as an actor, producer, and screenwriter. He has been a part of several notable projects, including Game of Thrones (2011-2019) and Oblivion (2013). As a UNDP Goodwill Ambassador, Nicolaj focuses on raising awareness and support for the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Frankie The Dinosaur

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Dinosaur, Climate Activist, UNDP

A concerned UNDP climate activist and asteroid-surviving dinosaur.

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Ulrika Modéer

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SE
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Assistant Secretary General & Director of Bureau of External Relations & Advocacy, UNDP

Ms. Ulrika Modéer began her role as UNDP’s Assistant Administrator and Director of the Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy on 20 August 2018. In this role she leads the organization in nurturing and growing key relationships with Member States and new and emerging partners. She steers UNDP’s communications and advocacy, as it works to realize the vision of the Sustainable Development Goals. Ms. Modéer previously served as Sweden’s State Secretary for International Development Cooperation and Climate and has been instrumental in reshaping the country’s international development cooperation to support the achievement of the 2030 Agenda. She combines a strong policy background with parliamentary and civil society experience and has had several assignments in Latin America (Bolivia, Guatemala) and Africa (Mozambique, South Africa). Ms. Modéer holds a BA in International Relations from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

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Sarah Chandler

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US
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Senior Director, Environment and Supply Chain Innovation, Apple

Sarah Chandler leads Environment and Supply Chain Innovation at Apple. Her team is responsible for embedding and upholding Apple’s values throughout our supply chain. Working cross-functionally, these teams are creating innovative solutions to enable Apple’s commitments to be carbon neutral by 2030, to one day make all of our products using only recycled or renewable material, and to provide safe and healthy working environments where everyone is treated with dignity and respect throughout our supply chain. They are also responsible for holding Apple’s suppliers to the highest standards of environment, labor, and human rights protection, from responsible materials sourcing practices to workplace health and safety, from increasing the use of greener materials to conserving finite resources, from supporting suppliers’ transition to renewable energy to providing educational opportunities for the people working in our supply chain.

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Maria Lettini

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Executive Director, FAIRR Initiative

Maria is the Executive Director of the FAIRR Initiative. She joined in September of 2016 and is responsible for the oversight of the FAIRR strategy and work plans. Maria has over a decade of experience in sustainability and finance, partnering with global institutional investors to address some of the world’s most critical ESG challenges. During her time at FAIRR, the team has ambitiously driven the narrative around the risks and opportunities in the global protein supply chain to direct capital towards a more sustainable and equitable food system. In just over five years, the FAIRR investor network has grown to over $65 trillion in combined assets while its expert projects have expanded across five key pillars: Research, Data, Collaborative Engagements, Policy and Investor Outreach. Prior to joining FAIRR, Maria worked for the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) where she cultivated and expanded the ESG community, managing the PRI’s Signatory Relations strategy and raising awareness of material ESG issues with institutional investors. Maria started her career in global finance and capital markets, working at both J.P. Morgan and Deutsche Bank. She has served on the Sustainability Accounting Standard Board Standards Advisory Group. She is also a member of the Intentional Endowment Network’s (IEN) Steering Committee. Maria is based in London but has lived and worked in San Francisco, New York and Madrid. She holds a MA (Distinction) in Environment, Politics and Globalization from King’s College London and a BA in International Business, Latin American Studies and Spanish from San Diego State University.

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Mats Pellbäck Scharp

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SE
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Head of Sustainability, Ericsson

Mats is Head of Sustainability at Ericsson with responsibility for climate action, circular economy, energy performance and triple bottom line impact of products, services and company operations. Taking this role after restructuring the Health & Safety organization in the company. During mats leadership the company has set targets that are accepted to be on a 1.5°C by the Science Based Target initiative. Mats has initiated and participated in various research projects e.g. as a member of the steering group for the Exponential Climate Action Roadmap report as well as the ICT & SDGs Report with Columbia University on how information technology has the potential to accelerate halving of global carbon emissions as well as reaching the Sustainable Development Goals. Before rejoining Ericsson, among several other leading roles e.g. Head of Sustainability at Sony Ericsson launching the Green Heart brand for mobile phones and accessories.

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