BUSINESS & CLIMATE SUMMIT 2016
New speakers announced for the Business & Climate Summit
The 2016 Business & Climate Summit, taking place at the Guildhall in the heart of the city of London on later this month, today announced more global CEO and policymakers speaking at the Summit. They include Stuart Gulliver, CEO, HSBC; Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever; Jean-Bernard Lévy, Chairman and CEO, EDF; Rana Kapoor, CEO, Yes Bank; Felipe Calderón, Former President of Mexico and Chair of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate; Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO, WPP; Bruno Lafont, CEO, LafargeHolcim; Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Former Nigerian Finance Minister; and Saker Nusseibeh, CEO, Hermes Investment Management.
See the full list of speakers here. List regularly updated.
The new line up of key speakers will join an impressive array of speakers previously announced including: Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC Executive Secretary – in her last international speaking engagement in her current role; Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman & CEO, Total; Michel Madelain, Vice Chairman, Moody’s Investors Service; Gérard Mestrallet, Chairman, Paris EUROPLACE, Chairman, ENGIE; Rachel Kyte, CEO, Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All; Sir Roger Gifford, Chairman, City of London’s Green Finance Initiative; Roberto Azevêdo, World Trade Organization Director-General; Mahendra Singhi, CEO, Dalmia Cement (Bharat); and Jean-Dominique Senard, CEO, Michelin.
A full agenda for the Summit has also been released for the first time and can be found online here.
The Summit will set out how business can and must take advantage of a swift transition to a climate resilient, low carbon economy. On June 28 the focus will be on implementing the Paris Agreement, what the Agreement means for business and how the private sector can lead the way back to a sub-2° Celcius pathway. The We Mean Business coalition’s ‘Business Determined Contributions’ report will be launched on the opening day.
On June 29 the action moves to finance and how trillions of dollars of investment can be unlocked to fund the transition to a low carbon economy. The Summit will conclude with an International Trade Plenary, led by the International Chamber of Commerce, followed by a closing Policy Plenary with politicians and CEOs discussing how supportive policy will encourage more accelerated action from business.