Ms Clarkson’s keynote address came just one week after the conclusion of the Climate Week NYC, a global event run jointly by The Climate Group, the United Nations and the City of New York. Now in its 10th year, the Climate Week NYC is one of the most influential global climate summits. Founded in 2004, The Climate Group is an international non-profit with offices in London, New Delhi and New York.
About the Speaker:
Helen Clarkson joined The Climate Group in March 2017 as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining The Climate Group, she worked at Forum for the Future, where she founded the organisation’s US office. At Forum for the Future, Ms Clarkson led work with large US corporations to solve complex sustainability challenges at both the organisational and broader systemic level. She joined Forum for the Future from Médecins Sans Frontières where she worked on humanitarian missions in countries including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, Burundi, Pakistan and Nigeria.