Speakers

Globally renowned climate leaders, pioneers and practitioners will share their expertise, experiences and solutions across the Plenary Agenda and Roundtables. Here’s a snapshot of this years participants.

Nigar Arpadarai
Climate Change High-Level Champion for COP29
COP29
John Podesta
United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate
Executive Office of the President of the United States
H.E. Amani Abou-Zeid
Commission for Infrastructure and Energy
African Commission
Andrew Steer
President & CEO
Bezos Earth Fund
Dr. Vanessa Chan
Chief Commercialization Officer
U.S. Department of Energy
Celine Herweijer
CSO
HSBC
Chris Skidmore OBE
Former U.K. Energy Minister and Chair
U.K. Net Zero Review
Damilola Ogunbiyi
CEO and UN SRSG for Sustainable Energy for All & Co-Chair UN-Energy
Sustainable Energy For All
Leyla Hasanova
Youth Climate Champion
COP29
Rowan Douglas
CEO, Climate Risk and Resilience
Howden
Professor Jim Skea
Chair
IPCC
Rhian Kelly
CSO
National Grid
H.E. Ambassador Majid Al-Suwaidi
Director General & Special Representative
COP28 Presidency
Richard Manley
CSO
CPP Investments
Claire Lund
VP Sustainability
GSK

David Cooper

Executive Secretary
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Dr. Mahmoud Mohieldin

High-Level Climate Champion, COP27
UN High-Level Climate Champions
Eva Zabey
CEO
Business for Nature
Gabrielle Ginér
Head of Environmental Sustainability
BT Group
Jo Paisley
President
GARP Risk Institute

Jono Adams

Executive Director and Climate Practice Lead EMEA
Anthesis
Kate Levick
Associate Director, Finance & Resilience
E3G
Kate Warren
Executive Vice President
Devex
Madison Freeman
High Impact Technology Fund, Stanford OTL
Mardi McBrien
Chief of Strategic Affairs & Capacity Building
IFRS
Maria Mendiluce
CEO
We Mean Business Coalition (WMBC)

Mark Kenber

Executive Director
VCMI
Matthew Townsend
Partner
A&O Shearman

Mattias Frumerie

Climate Ambassador & Head of Delegation to UNFCCC
Government Offices of Sweden

Nick O’Donohoe

CEO
British International Investment
Nicolette Bartlett
Chief Impact Officer
CDP
Nigel Topping, CMG
Co-Founder
Ambition Loop

Nik Gowing

Chair
Climate Innovation Forum
Noelia Garcia Nebra
Head of Sustainability
ISO
Bailey Morrow
MD, Climate Tech
HSBC Innovation Banking