Influencer, Business Leader Co-Author of Net Positive
Paul Polman works to accelerate action by business to achieve the UN Global Goals, which he helped develop. He was the CEO of Unilever from 2009 to 2019, Co-Author of “Net Positive: how courageous companies thrive by giving more than they take”, and has been described by the Financial Times as “a stand out CEO of the past decade”.
Amanda Mackenzie OBE
Chief Executive Business in the Community
Amanda Mackenzie OBE
Amanda Mackenzie is the chief executive of Business in the Community – The Prince’s Responsible Business Network – which aims to create healthy communities with successful business at their heart. Previously, Amanda was a member of Aviva’s Group Executive for over 8 years as CMO and joined Aviva to change its name from Norwich Union. Amanda has over 25 years of commercial experience, including director roles at British Airways Airmiles, BT and British Gas. She is a non-executive director of Lloyds Banking Group, chairing the responsible business committee. Formerly, she was a non-executive director of Mothercare Plc. and sat on the audit committee for 6 years. She was on the board of the National Youth Orchestra for 10 years and was a member of Lord Davies’ review to increase the number of women on boards. Amanda is a Life Fellow of the RSA and Fellow and former President of the Marketing Society. Prior to her current role Amanda, on loan from Aviva, helped launch the UN’s Global Goals as executive advisor to Project Everyone – a Richard Curtis co-founded campaign for the UN.
Satya S. Tripathi
Secretary-General Global Alliance for a Sustainable Planet
Satya S. Tripathi
A development economist, lawyer and changemaker with over 40 years of varied experience, Mr. Tripathi is the Chancellor of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences – the world’s largest academic institution dedicated exclusively to indigenous people and cultures. He is also a Senior Distinguished Fellow on Innovative Finance at the World Agroforestry Centre. He has served with the UN for more than two decades in key positions across the planet and was most recently the UN Assistant Secretary-General, Head of New York Office at UN Environment and Secretary of the UN Environment Management Group.
CEO Clim8 Invest
Duncan founded Clim8 in 2019 to empower everyone to make a tangible difference on climate change by investing in great companies with real environmental impact. He has spent the last 20 years building sustainable businesses, before “sustainability” became mainstream. Duncan is an EY Entrepreneur of the Year Cleantech award winner and has an MBA from INSEAD and a law degree from Cambridge University. A father of two boys, aged 6 and 10, he is inspired by their curiosity to preserve and build a fairer world.
Head of Sustainability Rolls-Royce plc
Head of Sustainability for Rolls-Royce, Rachael is responsible for the developing and delivering sustainability strategy and policy across the broad based power group’s remit. Recently Rachael has been the driving force behind the FTSE 100 company’s net zero 2050 commitment; the first aerospace company to join the UN Race to Zero campaign. A graduate of the University of St Andrews, Rachael is a member of IEMA and ICRS, and also sits on the We Mean Business coalition’s corporate advisory board.
Marco Duso is a Principal in the BCG Climate practice, based in London. He has founded BCG Center for Climate and Sustainability in London and led the topic of corporate climate action at the World Economic Forum in 2019-20. More recently he also founded BCG Green Ventures to create and accelerate new green businesses
Co Founder SOMWR
Entrepreneur with a focus on sustainable and social responsibility. Winner of several awards, including the GTF Award.
Sustainability entrepreneur & co-founder GREENTECH FESTIVAL
Nico Rosberg is well-known as the 2016 Formula 1 World Champion. Since leaving the racing series, he is passionately committed to the issue of sustainability. As an entrepreneur and investor in green technologies and mobility startups, he represents visionary innovations that make the world a little better. In numerous projects around the world, he also contributes to the topic of environmental protection, health, equality and justice. In 2019, he co-founded the GREENTECH FESTIVAL, a global platform for pioneering sustainable ideas that takes place annually in Berlin. Since 2021, he has been competing with Rosberg X Racing in Extreme E, a racing series that aims to draw attention to the consequences of global climate change.
Dr. Sally Uren OBE
Chief Executive, Forum for the Future
Dr. Sally Uren OBE
Sally is Chief Executive at Forum for the Future with overall responsibility for delivering Forum’s mission to accelerate a big shift towards a sustainable future by catalysing transformational change in global systems. This involves working with leading global organisations, including businesses such as Olam and Walgreens Boots Alliance, Foundations, such as the Laudes Foundation, and membership organisations, such as the United Nations Global Compact, both in one to one partnerships, and also as part of multi-stakeholder collaborations designed to address complex challenges in systems as diverse as food, energy, apparel and shipping.
Executive Chairman Ryze Hydrogen & Wrightbus
Jo Bamford spent 14 years at JCB before moving into the hydrogen sector, setting up Ryse Hydrogen and then buying Northern Ireland bus giant Wrightbus. He has won contracts to supply the world’s first hydrogen double-decker to cities such as London and Aberdeen – aiming to put 3,000 hydrogen buses on the UK’s streets by 2024 – and announced another world-first after developing a hydrogen JCB excavator.
CEO Oxfam GB
Danny Sriskandarajah has been chief executive of Oxfam Great Britain since January 2019. Prior to that he spent six years as Secretary General of CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance based in South Africa. He has previously been Director General of the Royal Commonwealth Society, Interim Director of the Commonwealth Foundation and held various posts at the Institute for Public Policy Research. From 2018 to 2019 he was a member of the UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, co-chaired by Jack Ma and Melinda Gates.
CEO H2GO Power Ltd.
Enass is the co-founder and CEO at H2GO power ltd; an award winning spin-out company from the University of Cambridge developing energy storage technologies. She completed her PhD at Cambridge University, where she also was a postdoctoral fellow and elected Cambridge University Energy Champion. Currently she is also a Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Fellow and a technology expert consultant to European Commission (REA) .
She has 11 years of research and business experience in hydrogen production & storage, catalysis, renewable energy and energy storage. Enass is passionate about climate entrepreneurship and clean energy technology policy. She often gives keynote speeches at international forums and participates in high impact roundtable discussions on clean energy, energy security and women entrepreneurship in tech.
Pierre is a London-based Innovation Design Engineer. He started his career as a Packaging Engineer for L’Oréal in the daytime and hacking 3D-printers in his living room at night. He then decided to study design at the Royal College of Art and in 2013, he co-designed one of the first consumer delta 3D-printers. His passion for innovation led him to co-found two startups, Gravity Sketch (3D creation in VR) and Notpla (edible packaging). Driven by the urge to act on our plastic crisis, he’s now 100% focused on Ooho, the edible water bottle as Co-CEO of Notpla. He has a Masters degree from the RCA’s Innovation Design Engineering programme (MA & MSci) and INSA de Lyon (MEng). He has written articles for Wired Magazine and given a number of conferences about his projects at TEDx conferences in Athens and Warwick. Pierre is also a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Hub and a member of the Industrial Advisory Board of Imperial College London Dyson School of Design Engineering.
Environmental Project Manager SOMWR
Synergising between Starboard and SOMWR are the environmental projects. Especially the Plastic Offset Program and mangrove planting. Each of these projects is upscaled using the power of the SOMWR consumer. The more people represent SOMWR, the more plastic trash is removed from coastlines and more mangroves are planted to absorb CO2.
Chief Executive Officer Julius Bär International Limited
David is chief executive of Julius Baer International Limited in London, responsible for Julius Baer’s business in the UK and Guernsey. He is a director of the board of Julius Baer International Limited. He joined Julius Baer from Merrill Lynch International Wealth Management UK when the business was acquired in 2013. In the previous 14 years at Merrill Lynch, he held a number of roles, originally joining the business as an associate financial adviser. He sits on the British Museum Chairman’s Advisory Board.
CEO Global Steering Group for Impact Investing
Cliff Prior is the CEO of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investing – an independent group catalysing impact investment and enterprise to benefit all people and planet, with a growing 33 country movement. The GSG is focused on mobilising capital for the recovery and towards a harmonised system of standards and transparency for long term integrity. The GSG is working with the G7 and G20, including launching a G7 Impact Taskforce. Previously Cliff was CEO of Big Society Capital; CEO of UnLtd and CEO of Rethink. Cliff has also participated as a government regulator and adviser across several social issue areas, and has co-founded social enterprises. He previously chaired working groups for the GSG on mission led business, impact investing wholesalers, and impact integrity.
Special Advisor Bennett Institute / University of Cambridge
Dimitri Zenghelis is Special Advisor to the Wealth Economy project, which he previously led at the University of Cambridge and a Senior Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics. He was a lead author on the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change. Previously he was Head of Economic Forecasting at HM Treasury. He advises governments, financial institutions and international organisations, including the UN, World Bank and regional development banks, the Mayor of London and the UK Committee on Climate Change among others.
Global Head of Communications WALA/ Dr. Hauschka
Nicoline Wöhrle has been responsible for the communication activities of WALA, which also includes the natural skin care brand Dr. Hauschka, since 2017. As a foundation-owned company, WALA initiates a different way of doing business for a world in which companies can take responsibility and operate independently of individual and market interests. It has been known for a long time that the goal of maximising profits is responsible for the massive damage to the environment as well as the exploitation of millions of people worldwide. WALA advocates an economy that is moving away from a competitive mindset to a culture of encounter – to sustainable communities. Because #togetherwechange. Dr. Hauschka has been supporting FELDER FELDER since 2018 with plant expertise in new textiles made from plant fibres that, like Dr. Hauschka Skin Care, are obtained using biodynamic and Demeter farming methods. Strictly certified organic farming with compost, crop rotations and green manure protects our waters, strengthens the fertility of the soil and supports biodiversity. It emits lower levels of greenhouse gases and stores more carbon dioxide in the land than conventional farming. As a result, less CO₂ is released into the atmosphere, helping to fight climate change.
Senior Advisor Bank of England
Michael is a Senior Advisor at the Bank of England and the United Nations Development Program. Michael leads the BoEs work on green finance and is a co-founder of the Bank’s fintech accelerator. In his roles, he provides independent advice and guidance on issues relating to green finance, technology and sustainability. Michael represented the UK as co-chair, along with China, of the G20 Sustainable Finance Study Group (SFSG) from 2016 to 2018. He actively contributes to international discussions at venues such as Chatham House, Harvard University and the World Economic Forum on key sustainable finance policies such as net zero carbon and greenfintech. Before joining the public sector, Michael spent more than twenty-five years at leading investment banks in the financial markets of New York and London.
Marketing Lead Clim8 Invest
Ilona has spent the past decade working in finance and fintech. Her experience covers marketing campaigns to encourage saving and greater financial literacy, alongside the UK government’s policy work as part of the NS&I strategy for empowering a new generation of savers with tools from behavioural sciences. Currently she’s leading the marketing efforts at Clim8 to build an active community of climate impact investors. She holds an MSc in Psychology of Economic Life from the London School of Economics where she focused on understanding financial behaviours and product development.
Co-Founder dekarbon GmbH
Svea Fina is co-founder of dekarbon, a climate finance platform dedicated to mobilizing investment in climate change mitigation and adaptation. The Berlin-based startup enables the tokenization of high-value carbon credits and allowances. Thereby providing transparency, traceability and accessibility to carbon offset, neutralization and financing solutions. Svea is also the founder and managing director of FINA-DIGITAL LTD. The full-service content marketing agency develops digital communication strategies, produces and distributes content and promotes it via PR and online marketing campaigns. FINA DIGITAL works for clients in the US, Europe and the Middle East, such as Avon, Netflix, Commerzbank and a wide range of aspiring startups. Svea has an MBA in cultural sciences from the University Leuphana. She lives in Berlin and New York City.
Founder Electric Vehicles Outlook Ltd
Roger is a LinkedIn Top Voice for the EV Industry, and has been sharing a long standing narrative on vehicle electrification for many years attracting almost 300,000 followers along the way. Encompassing the key quartet of changes that have rapidly emerged – connected, shared, autonomous and electric, his blog posts are read and engaged with over a million times every few months.During his 35 years in automotive he’s spent time within manufacturers, start-ups and suppliers, and therefore has a comprehensive understanding of the past, present, and the likely future. For the past 7 years he has run the independent consultancy Electric Vehicles Outlook Ltd.
Co-Founder & Head Designer FELDER FELDER
Daniela Felder is the co-founder and head designer of FELDER FELDER, a luxury fashion brand with focus on sustainability and veganism. FELDER FELDER was founded in 2007 by German identical twin sisters Annette and Daniela Felder in London. They launched their label right after graduating from renowned Central Saint Martins, and gained quick recognition for their uncompromising elegant yet rock’n’roll style. The twins evolved the brand over the years to match their personal lifestyle and as vegans they stopped using animal products, and started working with upcycled, recycled and innovative natural materials sourced from ethical suppliers. Furthermore, they have started working with productions that solely hire refugee women to not only have an environmental but also a social impact. FELDER FELDER and Dr. Hauschka first came together in 2018, and they have an ongoing partnership since then which focuses on bringing sustainability, style and mindfulness together. Sharing similar values which respect nature and humans, they felt naturally drawn to each other to express their mutual passion for conscious style.