New speakers announced for the Business & Climate Summit

Clare Saxon Ghauri
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27 June 2016

LONDON: The 2016 Business & Climate Summit, taking place at the Guildhall in the heart of the city of London next week, today announced more global CEO and policymakers speaking at the Summit.

New speakers include Stuart GulliverCEO, HSBCPaul PolmanCEO, UnileverJean-Bernard LévyChairman and CEO, EDFRana Kapoor,CEO, Yes BankFelipe CalderónFormer President of Mexico and Chair of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate; Sir Martin SorrellCEO, WPPBruno LafontCEO, LafargeHolcimNgozi Okonjo-Iweala, Former Nigerian Finance Minister; and Saker NusseibehCEO, Hermes Investment Management. See the full list of speakers here

The new line up 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 PouyannéChairman & CEO, Total; Michel Madelain, Vice Chairman, Moody’s Investors Service; Gérard Mestrallet, Chairman, Paris EUROPLACE, Chairman, ENGIE; Rachel KyteCEO, Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All; Sir Roger GiffordChairman, City of London’s Green Finance Initiative; Roberto Azevêdo, World Trade Organization Director-General;Mahendra SinghiCEO, Dalmia Cement (Bharat); and Jean-Dominique Senard, CEO, Michelin.

A full agenda for the Summit, which takes place on June 28-29, has also been released for the first time and can be found online here. All sessions will be live streamed on

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.



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About the Business & Climate Summit

The Business & Climate Summit is the leading annual forum for businesses, investors and policymakers on climate action. It is where business and governments come together to agree on a roadmap for reaching net zero emissions over the next half century. It will demonstrate how low carbon strategies are good for business and good for growth and it will build the partnerships needed to scale up and accelerate the low carbon transition.

Media registration is now open. To register, visit the Business & Climate Summit website here.

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