High-level speakers confirmed for Climate Week NYC Opening Ceremony

The Climate Group

With just under three months to go until Climate Week NYC (September 20-26) kicks off, the international non-profit Climate Group has today announced an array of high-level business and government leaders set to speak on the Opening Day (Monday, September 20). Speakers include Alok Sharma, President for COP26; Damilola Ogunbiyi, CEO of Sustainable Energy for All & Co-Chair of UN-Energy; and the UNFCCC’s High-Level Champions for UK and Chile, Nigel Topping and Gonzalo Muñoz, respectively.

Opening Ceremony, September 20

Marking the official start of Climate Week NYC, the Opening Ceremony will bring together leading decision-makers, thought leaders, and international figures from business and philanthropic sectors, who will address the world on climate action and how to achieve a green and inclusive recovery. Speakers include Badar Khan, President, National Grid, US; Nicolas Hieronimus, Chief Executive Officer, L’Oréal; Alexandra Palt, Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer and Executive Vice President of the Fondation L’Oréal; Nancy Mahon, Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability, The Estée Lauder Companies; and Dickon Pinner, Senior Partner and Global Leader, McKinsey Sustainability.

“The theme of this year’s Climate Week NYC is ‘Getting It Done’, which is about leaders demonstrating how they are going to deliver on their commitments and inspiring others to do more. Let’s talk about the actions that need to be taken – right now – to transition the global economy rapidly, and at scale. We’ll be kicking things off at the Opening Ceremony, and I’m looking forward to hearing from leaders across business and government tell us how they are going to get it done.”

Helen Clarkson, CEO of Climate Group

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