The Climate Group builds communications team with two senior appointments

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11 April 2017

LONDON: International non-profit, The Climate Group, is today announcing two new senior appointments to bolster its global communications team. Luke Herbert joins as Director of International Communications, and Nazneen Nawaz is appointed as Head of Media and Corporate Communications.

Luke joins The Climate Group from Madano, the integrated communications consultancy, where he was Director, working with multinational energy businesses and industry. Prior to that, he spent seven years as Head of Government Affairs at Jaguar Land Rover, focusing on UK and international stakeholder issues.

He helped steer the external relations of Jaguar Land Rover from the period of the financial crisis to becoming one of the most influential businesses in the UK. Luke's career combines external relations with a background in sustainable development, including spells with the Department for International Development (DFID) in Cairo and Shell International in The Hague.

On joining the organization, he said: “Communications is central to The Climate Group’s remit, which is what really attracted me to the role. The organization brings together the world’s leading businesses and sub-national governments to drive climate action, through high-profile events such as Climate Week NYC, and campaigns such as RE100, committing businesses to 100% renewable power”.

“I look forward to working with the team in communicating our initiatives and working with businesses and governments globally to take action.”

Also joining the organization is former Arts Council England Head of Media, Nazneen Nawaz, in the role of Head of Media and Corporate Communications. Reporting to Luke, she will be responsible for leading the organization’s global media strategy, integrated communications campaigns for key initiatives and reputation management.

Speaking of her appointment, she said: “The Climate Group has established itself as a leading and forward-thinking climate organization globally. I look forward to working with the team to heighten the impact of our communications.”

Helen Clarkson, Chief Executive, The Climate Group, said: “I am delighted to welcome both Luke and Nazneen to The Climate Group’s global communications team.

“Communications across business leaders and all levels of government is critical in helping to secure clean energy solutions and innovative policies. By strengthening our communications team, I am confident that we can help to increase the momentum of climate action in the coming years.”

The Climate Group is headquartered in London, with offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, New Delhi and New York.



Nazneen Nawaz: / 020 7960 2716.


The Climate Group is an award-winning, international non-profit. We specialize in bold, high-impact climate and energy initiatives with the world’s leading businesses and state and regional governments. Our work is at the forefront of ambitious climate action. Our vision is a world of prosperous ‘net-zero’ emission economies and thriving, sustainable societies. Our mission is to catalyze climate leadership in government and business to accelerate the shift to a prosperous and thriving net-zero future for all. We do this by communicating to inform, convening to connect, and collaborating to scale and succeed. Founded in 2004, our offices are in Beijing, New Delhi, New York and London. | @climategroup


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