B4E Climate Summit 2015

New London 2015 EventPage


The 5th B4E Climate Summit in London will bring together more than 400 global leaders from business, government, media and NGOs to discuss the long-term outlook for energy efficiency, emerging technologies, financing and policy change. Delegates will produce recommendations for industry, governments and civil society to transform energy efficiency in buildings, mobility and manufacturing, to power global growth.

B4E 2015 Climate Summit Agenda



Energy productivity aims to capture the total economic value created, such as the amount of GDP at a national level, from energy applied. Doubling energy productivity will allow countries and businesses around the world to achieve twice as much economic output per unit of energy used. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), energy productivity improvements could generate an additional $18 trillion in global GDP between 2012 and 2035.
Increasing global energy productivity can also achieve significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and addressing climate change.
The 5th B4E Climate Summit in London brings together more than 300 delegates to discuss and agree on transformative approaches to increase energy productivity as a driver for economic growth and prosperity. The Summit will present a long-term outlook for energy productivity and explore the emerging technologies, finance solutions and policy changes that will be required to achieve lasting benefits for society and the environment.
Over the course of the next two days, some of the world’s leading experts will outline a new path for powering global growth, with bold proposals for transformational change across buildings, transport and manufacturing.


Wednesday, 09 September 2015

0900 – 0905
Introduction and agenda setting
Tony Boatman, Director of Innovation, Global Initiatives
0905 – 0940
Opening addresses
Energy productivity: A priority for the global agenda and a successful COP21
David Nussbaum, Chief Executive, WWF UK
Eric Rondolat, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Philips Lighting
George Ferguson, Mayor, City of Bristol
0940 – 1040
Plenary discussion panel
Powering global growth through energy productivity
Chair: Jan Vrins, Managing Director, Global Energy Practice, Navigant
Mark Kenber, Chief Executive Officer, The Climate Group
Kateri Callahan, President, Alliance to Save Energy
Mark Watts, Executive Director, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
1040 – 1110
Networking coffee break
1110 – 1210
Plenary discussion panel
International collboration and action
Chair: Kornelis Blok, Director of Science, Ecofys Group
Paul Simpson, Chief Executive Officer, CDP
Tom Delay, Chief Executive Officer, Carbon Trust
Carsten Müller, MP, CEO, German Business Initiative for Energy Efficiency (DENEFF)
Guy Madgwick, Managing Director, Eneco UK
1210 – 1300
Plenary discussion panel
Energy productivity and cities
Chair: Harry Verhaar, Head of Global Public & Government Affairs, Philips Lighting
Matthew Lynch, Vice President for Partnerships and Initiatives, World Council on City Data
Terri Wills, Chief Executive Officer, World Green Building Council
Mads Pinnerup, Vice President, Heating Segment, Danfoss
1300 – 1400
Networking lunch
1415 – 1800
Working groups 
Building & urban infrastructure
Chair: Kees van der Leun, Chief Commercial Officer, Ecofys
Patty Fong, Programme Director for Energy Efficiency, European Climate Foundation
Steven Fawkes, Senior Adviser, Investor Confidence Project Europe
Kevin Cooney, Managing Director, Navigant
Brigitta Huckestein, Senior Manager, Communications & Government Relations, Energy & Climate Policy, BASF 
Mobility & logistics
Chair: Sheila Watson, Executive Secretary, GFEI
Roelof Westerbeek, President, Engineering Plastics, DSM
Sophie Punte, Executive Director, Smart Freight Centre
Heather Allen, Senior Consultant, SloCaT
Ulf Gustafsson, Director Public Transport Policy, Volvo Group
Pete Harrison, Programme Director for Transport, European Climate Foundation
Chair: Dan Hamza-Goodacre, Director Energy Efficiency, ClimateWorks Foundation
Bruno Zago, UK & Ireland Sustainability Manager, Hewlett Packard
Christian Noll, Managing Director, German Business Initiative for Efficiency (DENEFF)
Wolfgang Eichhammer, Head of Competence Center Energy Policy and Energy Markets, Fraunhofer ISI
Ramon Arratia, Sustainability Director, Interface
Amandine Denis, Head of Research, ClimateWorks Australia
Thursday, 10 September 2015
0900 – 0910 Opening address
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Wales, Energy and Climate Change
0910 – 1000
Plenary discussion panel
Financing global energy productivity
Chair: Dan Hamza-Goodacre, Director Energy Efficiency, ClimateWorks Foundation
Ingrid Holmes, Director, E3G
Gregor Paterson-Jones, Managing Director, Energy Efficiency, UK Green Investment Bank
Peter Sweatman, Chief Executive, Climate Strategy & Partners
Benoit Lebot, Executive Director, International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation
1000 – 1050
Corporate innovation: Driving transformational change
Chair: Aled Thomas, Director, Climate-KIC
Nick Molho, Executive Director, Aldersgate Group
Thomas Becker, Vice President Governmental and External Affairs, BMW Group
Ulrika Wising, Head of Section Energy, DNV GL
Dax Lovegrove, Director of Sustainability and Innovation, Kingfisher
Claudine Blamey, Head of Sustainability & Stewardship, The Crown Estate
1050 – 1120
Networking coffee break
1120 – 1130
Will Dawson, Head of Energy, Forum for the Future
Junio Palomba, Senior Key Account Manager, South Pole Group
1130 – 1230
Recommendations and proposals from working group Chairs
Chair: Tony Boatman, Director of Innovation, Global Initiatives
Kees van der Leun, Chief Commercial Officer, Ecofys
Sheila Watson, Executive Secretary, GFEI
Dan Hamza-Goodacre, Director Energy Efficiency, ClimateWorks Foundation
1230 – 1245
Closing summary remarks
Bold action and a new way forward for the global energy efficiency sector
Trevor Hutchings, Director, EU and UK Advocacy, WWF UK
Mark Kenber, Chief Executive Officer, The Climate Group
1245 – 1345
Networking lunch


Aled Thomas, Director, Climate-KIC

Aled has 15 years’ experience in the development of regional sustainability policies and programmes in the UK and Europe. He started his career in local government working on the EU Structural Fund programme for West Wales and the Valleys before moving to the Wales office in Brussels as a policy adviser on regional and environmental policies. He returned to the UK to work for the Regional Development Agency for the West Midlands on its low-carbon development projects.   

Amandine Denis
Amandine Denis, Research, ClimateWorks Australia

Amandine is Head of Research at ClimateWorks Australia, an independent, research-based, non-profit organisation committed to catalysing reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Amandine has extensive expertise in the industrial sector –on the opportunities to improve energy productivity and reduce emissions, as well as on the factors driving and impeding implementation of those opportunities in large industrial companies. 

Benoit Lebot
Benoit Lebot, Executive Director, IPEEC

As Executive Director of IPEEC, Mr. Lebot has had an extensive career in the fields of Energy Efficiency, Climate Change Mitigation, and Clean Energy Policies in OECD countries, in emerging economies as well as in developing countries. His previous assignments were with UNDP (2014-2004), IEA (2003-1997), ADEME (France’s Energy & Environment Agency 1997-1990) and at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, in California (1990-1987).





Brigitta Huckestein, Senior Manager, BASF

Dr. Brigitta Huckestein is working as Senior Manager Energy and Climate Policy at BASF SE. Her key focus is on EU energy and climate targets and global climate policy. She is active in several industry and chemical associations on international and national level, e.g. ICCA, Cefic, BDI. Before joining BASFs Communication and Government Relations departments, she initiated, led and accompanied a range of technical, communication and advocacy projects. 


Bruno Zago
Bruno Zago, UK & Ireland Sustainability Manager, HP

Bruno has worked for HP since 1983 in a variety of roles from Engineering and Sales through to Business Management and has been a Sustainability Professional since 2005. His primary role is to establish HP as a trusted Social and Environmental advisor to regulators and customers, evangelising HP’s sustainability leadership. Bruno is an Associate Member of the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA).


Carsten Muller
Carsten Müller, President, DENEFF

Carsten is the President of the DENEFF since its foundation in 2010. By representing more than 120 member companies, he helps to form a strong voice for energy efficiency, both towards policy makers and in the general public. Since 2013 he is also an elected Member of the German Parliament and a board member of the cross-party Parliamentary Group for Energy Efficiency. Prior to this, he worked as an attorney for various companies in real estate and energy. 

Christian Noll
Christian Noll, Managing Director, DENEFF

Christian is a MD of the German Business Initiative for Energy Efficiency which he co-founded in 2010. By representing more than 120 member companies, he helps to form a strong voice for energy efficiency, both towards policy makers and in the general public. Since 2014 he is also a Vice Chairman of the energy efficiency expert group of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. Before founding the DENEFF he worked as a campaigner for Friends of the Earth Germany. 

Claudine Blamey
Claudine Blamey, Head, Crown Estate

Claudine Blamey is Head of Sustainability and Stewardship at The Crown Estate. She is also the Chair of the Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (ICRS), the UK’s first professional body for everyone working in CR and sustainability. Before joining The Crown Estate, Claudine was Head of Sustainability at SEGRO and before that Director of Corporate Responsibility at British Land. Her first CR role was as Environment Manager at Honda. 

Dan Dorner
Dan Dorner, Senior Analyst, IEA

Dan Dorner is a lead author of the International Energy Agency’s flagship World Energy Outlook publication, as well as its newly-published report on Energy and Climate Change, and several other titles, including Africa Energy Outlook, Redrawing the Energy-Climate Map, Iraq Energy Outlook and Are We Entering a Golden Age of Gas? He also leads the IEA’s work on energy access for the poor and its engagement with the UN Sustainable Energy for All initiative. 

Dan Hamza-Goodacre, Director, ClimateWorks

Dan Hamza-Goodacre is a climate change and sustainability advisor. Dan currently directs the Energy Efficiency program at ClimateWorks Foundation, overseeing a portfolio of philanthropic investments around the world. Previously Dan worked for PwC, as Deputy CEO of CDKN.org (a $200m+ program that helps countries respond to climate change) and for the UK Government, as head of the Secretary of State’s office (Defra). 


David Nussbaum
David Nussbaum, Chief Executive, WWF-UK

Since 2007, David Nussbaum has been the UK chief executive of WWF, the world’s largest conservation and environmental network. He chairs WWF’s Global Climate and Energy Initiative and he’s passionate about the role of sustainable business and government leadership in helping to solve the biggest environmental challenges facing the planet. In 2013, David launched a new strategy for WWF-UK to address pressing challenges. 


Dax Lovegrove
Dax Lovegrove, Director, Kingfisher

As Director of Sustainability & Innovation, Dax works on all things net positive and disruptive to progress Kingfisher's sustainability ambitions across the international group.  His responsibilities involve developing the sustainability strategy and policy framework across all environmental and social issues. Previously, he led WWF-UK’s work with business for just over a decade, winning support for conservation and accelerating shifts towards a green economy.  


Eric Rondolat
Eric Rondolat, Executive VP & CEO, Philips Lighting

Eric began his career in Merlin Gerin in 1990 and from there he started a long-term international career within Schneider Electric in both mature as well as fast developing emerging markets. From 1990 to 1995, he first held a sales position in Schneider Electric Australia and was marketing manager for a business in Asia, based in Singapore. Between 1995 and 1999, he was the plant manager of the subsidiary in France, and then GM of Merlin Gerin Loire from 1999-2001. 

George Ferguson
George Ferguson, Mayor of Bristol

George Ferguson was elected Mayor of Bristol in Nov 2012 and is the first independent mayor to lead a major city in Britain, following a career as an architect, environmental campaigner and social entrepreneur. During his first term he led the team that secured Bristol the title of European Green Capital 2015 and is raising the profile of Bristol across the world as one of Europe’s most liveable and creative cities. He is Past President of the Royal Institute of British Architects (2003-2005). 


Gregor Paterson-Jones
Gregor Paterson-Jones, MD, Energy Efficiency, UK GIB

Greg is jointly responsible for the bank's investment activities in the energy efficiency, industrial and public sector infrastructure and small renewables team. He has over 20 yrs transaction experience as leading financial services organisations focussing on the public and private sector, with specific expertise in emerging markets internationally in clean energy infrastructure finance,  and in across numerous sectors in sub Saharan Africa.

Guy Madgwick
Guy Madgwick, Managing Director, Eneco UK

Guy has been involved in the energy sector since 1984 working initially in the oil and gas industry as an exploration geologist for Amoco before joining the newly formed PowerGen in 1990.  At PowerGen Guy worked initially in the UK core business before transferring to be part of the International expansion of developing conventional power stations in Portugal, Germany and Eastern Europe. 


Harry Verhar
Harry Verhaar, Head Global Public, Philips Lighting

Harry has over 20 years of experience in the lighting industry, and is Head of Global Public & Government Affairs for Philips Lighting. He is responsible for the strategy, outreach and stakeholder management on energy & climate change, resource efficiency and sustainable development, with a key focus on the role of the LED lighting revolution. He is an active member of a number of partnership and stakeholder networks and chairman of the EU-ASE. 


Heather Allan
Heather Allen, Senior Consultant, SloCaT

Heather is an international expert on urban public transport, climate change and sustainable development. Her career spans both public and private sectors and she is leading the Paris Process on Mobility and Climate Change outreach for the Sustainable Low Carbon Transport Partnership. Until recently she headed the sustainable transport team at TRL and worked for many years at UITP, the international association of public transport. 

Ingrid Holmes
Ingrid Holmes, Associate Director, E3G

Ingrid is a Director at E3G. She leads their work on finance and is interested in the interface between policy, finance and economics. Her focus is on how to better target public financing to scale up private finance for the low carbon transition, and she has a specific interest in energy efficiency. Previous roles have included Associate at Climate Change Capital from 2005-2010; Energy and Environment Advisor in the UK Parliament 2004-2005 and Adviser at the Department for Environment. 

Jan Vrins
Jan Vrins, MD, Practice Leader for Energy, Navigant

Jan leads Navigant's Global Energy practice and has extensive management consulting experience in the energy sector and a history of growing businesses in diverse, global markets. He has more than 20 years' experience working with clients, advising executive leaders on developing and operationalising their strategies to improve customer service, and increase revenue while decreasing costs. 

Junio Palomba, Account Manager, South Pole Group

Junio Valerio is a veteran of the carbon market, having worked for over seven years in this industry. For the last three, he has worked in London for the South Pole Group, across a number of products, sectors and initiatives. More recently, he has been focusing on the impact of energy-intensive sectors and the use of renewable energy in the ITC sector. He holds a Master in Security Studies from the University of Aberystwyth and is a huge Arsenal fan.

Kateri Callhan
Kateri Callahan, President, Alliance to Save Energy

Kateri Callahan brings more than 25 years of experience in policy advocacy, fundraising, coalition building and organizational management to her position as the president of the Alliance to Save Energy, headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Alliance was established in 1977 as a premier, bipartisan non-government organization that works to advance energy efficiency for a healthier economy, cleaner environment and greater energy security. 

Kees van der Leun, Chief Commercial Officer, Ecofys

Kees van der Leun graduated from Utrecht University with an MSc in Physics in 1986. He joined Ecofys as its third employee and was involved in the management of the company ever since. He led Ecofys’ solar energy activities and initiated major project and product development. At present, Kees van der Leun is the CCO of Ecofys with a keen interest in deploying the full value of the wide range of expertise available in the company. 


Kevin Cooney
Kevin Cooney, Managing Director, Navigant

Kevin leads Navigant's Customer and Markets team globally for the Energy Practice. The engineers, economists, and social scientists on the team deliver a wide range of demand-side solutions and analysis for utilities, government entities, investors, and manufacturers. Kevin is the former CEO for Summit Blue Consulting, and prior to this was VP of Research at ESource. He has over 25 years’ experience covering energy efficiency and demand side management technologies. 

Kornelis Blok
Kornelis Blok, Director of Science, Ecofys Group

Kornelis Blok has a background in physics and received a Ph.D. degree from Utrecht University for his thesis ‘On the Reduction of Carbon Dioxide Emissions’. In 1984, he co-founded Ecofys. Dr. Blok has extensive research and consultancy experience in the field of energy efficiency and clean energy production. He played an important role in the development of international climate policies and has worked in many countries around the world. 


Lord Bourne
Lord Bourne, Parliamentary Under Secretary, DECC

Lord Bourne has been a member of the Lords since Sept 2013. He was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change and the Wales Office in May 2015, and is also a Lord in Waiting. From 2014 to 2015 he was a Lords Whip responsible for the Wales Office, the Department for International Development, the Department for Work and Pensions and the broadcasting elements of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport portfolio.


Mads Pinnerup
Mads Pinnerup, VP, Heating Segment, Danfoss

Mads Pinnerup is Vice President of Business Support and Focus Businesses of the Heating Segment – a segment within the global group Danfoss A/S, which produces and sells an extensive range of energy-efficient products and services. Mads Pinnerup joined Danfoss in 1997 and has held various positions within marketing, product management, and strategy before being appointed Vice President and divisional CFO of the Heating Segment in 2004.  

Mark Kenber
Mark Kenber, Chief Executive Officer, The Climate Group

Mark is an economist who has worked on climate change for nearly 20 years and is an expert on international climate policy. Before becoming CEO in 2011, he was The Climate Group’s Deputy CEO and Policy Director. In this role, he advised former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair in the joint policy initiative Breaking the Climate Deadlock ('07-'09), which produced a series of high-level reports outlining the economic and technological rationale for a global climate deal and its key components. 


Mark Watts
Mark Watts, ED, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group

Mark Watts serves as the Executive Director for C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. Prior to joining C40, Mark was the Director of Arup’s energy consulting team based in London. Focused on cities and sustainability, he lead Arup’s partnership with the C40 group of cities committed to tackling climate change. Prior to joining Arup as a Director in 2008, he was the climate change and sustainable transport adviser to the Mayor of London. 

Matthew Lynch
Matthew Lynch, Vice President, WCCD

Matthew Lynch is Vice President – Global Partnerships & Initiatives at the World Council on City Data (WCCD) in Toronto. The WCCD hosts a network of innovative cities committed to improving services and quality of life with open city data and provides a consistent and comprehensive platform for standardized urban metrics. Comparable city data is critical for building more sustainable, resilient, smart, prosperous and inclusive cities.


Michael Rea
Michael Rea, Chief Operating Officer, Carbon Trust

Michael has 25 years of experience across a broad range of topics and sectors with a focus on delivering value to business, government, public sector clients and partners through leading edge sustainability and innovation. Over the last 13 years Michael has worked with the Carbon Trust where he has been at the forefront of developing the group strategy and service offering to clients. He has been responsible for leading the teams that developed and delivered their programmes. 

Nick Molho
Nick Molho, Executive Director, Aldersgate Group

Nick is responsible for the development of the Group’s work programme, relationships with key political, business stakeholders and robust representation of member views to government ministers. He was most recently Head of Climate Change and Energy Policy at WWF following a career as an environmental lawyer at CMS Cameron McKenna where he spent 6 years working on commercial energy law for international businesses and governments. 

Patty Fong
Patty Fong, Energy Programme Director, ECF

Patty Fong is Energy Efficiency Programme Director of the European Climate Foundation, a major philanthropic initiative to promote climate and energy policies that greatly reduce Europe’s GHG emissions and to help Europe play an even stronger international leadership role to mitigate climate change. She was recruited in 2007 to help establish the foundation and served as founding COO until 2012. Patty serves on several boards. 


Paul Simpson
Paul Simpson, Chief Executive Officer, CDP

Paul has been at the forefront of CDP's expansion since its inception in 2000 and has led CDP from a climate specific focus into other environmental areas. He previously worked with Chesham Amalgamations & Investments, the International Society for Ecology & Culture and is former director of the Social Venture Network. Paul sits on the advisory panel of GSB and the Global Stranded Assets Advisory Council for the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment at Oxford. 

Peter Sweatman
Peter Sweatman, Chief Executive, Climate Strategy

Peter is Chief Executive of Climate Strategy & Partners, a strategic consultant in Clean Energy, Clean Technology, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Strategies, counting among its clients some of Iberia’s largest firms and among its partners Bloomberg New Energy Finance and Trucost. For 5 years prior to this, he was MD responsible for Iberia & Latin America for Bunge-Climate Change Capital that was one of the world’s leading specialist fund manager and advisors. 

Ramon Arratia, Sustainability Director, Interface

Ramon is at Interface, the world’s largest manufacturer of modular flooring and the company with Mission Zero. A recognised sustainability thought-leader, with 16 years’ experience, in corporate sustainability, gained from working with some of the world’s most prominent organisations. He is Senior Associate at Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, author of Full Product Transparency and an advocate of radical disruption to achieve change.

Roelof Westerbeek
Roelof Westerbeek, President, DSM Engineering Plastics

Roelof became the President of the DSM Engineering Plastics business group in 2008. DSM Engineering Plastics is one of the world's leading suppliers of engineering thermoplastics offering a broad portfolio of high performance products for the Automotive, Flexible food Packaging, Electrical and Electronics, and Consumer Goods Industries. Mr. Westerbeek joined DSM in 1989 and has held several positions in the company before taking on the position of President. 


Sheila Watson
Sheila Watson, Executive Secretary, GFEI

Sheila is the Executive Secretary to the Global Fuel Economy Initiative, which seeks to support the development of fuel economy policies across the world. She is also the Director of Environment and Research at the FIA Foundation, a UK-based Charity which is committed to promoting safe sustainable mobility across the world. An economist with many years experience as an advisor and consultant, her most recent role was as Senior Special Adviser to the UK Labour gov. 


Sophie Punte
Sophie Punte, ED, Smart Freight Centre

Sophie is the Executive Director of Smart Freight Centre promoting a more efficient and environmentally sustainable global freight sector. Sophie works with industry and other stakeholders to remove market barriers, leverage existing initiatives and thus accelerate the uptake of practical solutions throughout industry. Previously, as Executive Director of Clean Air Asia, she helped establish the China Green Freight Initiative and Green Freight Asia. 

Steven Fawkes
Steve Fawkes, Senior Adviser, ICP Europe

Dr. Fawkes is an internationally recognized expert on energy efficiency with over 30 years experience including implementing large energy management programmes, co-founding two energy service companies, implementing innovative energy services deals and providing policy advice to several governments. He has published extensively including more than 250 papers and articles, two books and a blog and makes presentations globally. 

Terri Wills
Terri Wills, CEO, World Green Building Council

Terri is the CEO of the World Green Building Council, an organisation uniting 100 Green Building Councils that green building through market transformation. Previously, Terri was with the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group where she spearheaded C40’s networks that have had a direct impact on policy in over half of C40 cities. Terri also served as the London City Director for the Clinton Climate Initiative and worked for the BBC as Head of Strategy.


Thomas Becker
Thomas Becker, VP Governmental Affairs, BMW

Since 2007 Thomas holds the position VP Governmental & External Affairs at the BMW Group in Munich. In his position he supervises the worldwide representation of the Group’s political interests, oversees the company’s approach to integrate political topics into the product and business comms of the BMW Group and steers the sustainability comms of the company. He started his career as Consultant in the department of environmental policy at BDI Berlin. 


Tom Delay
Tom Delay, Chief Executive, The Carbon Trust

Tom was appointed as the first Chief Executive of the Carbon Trust in 2001.  Since then, he has grown the company to become a world leader in advising businesses, governments and the public sector on carbon emissions reduction and the development of low carbon technologies, markets and businesses. He chairs Partnerships for Renewables, a Carbon Trust Enterprise that develops wind farms on public land and is a member of the UK Energy Research Partnership.

Trevor Hutchings
Trevor Hutchings, Director of Advocacy, WWF UK

Trevor is Director of Advocacy at WWF, the global conservation NGO. He works with governments, businesses and international institutions to strengthen environmental governance. Before WWF, Trevor worked in a number of government departments and the European Commission. His last role was in DECC where he was responsible for major government programmes on energy efficiency, the low carbon economy and reducing the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Gustafsson Ulf
Ulf Gustafsson, Director Transport Policy, Volvo

After studies Mr Gustafsson has held a number of positions within Volvo Bus Corporation, ranging from the product development to marketing. The majority of the time has been devoted to product planning issues.  Since 2010 has Mr Gustafsson been responsible for Public Affairs. Mr Gustafsson has also during this time acted as senior advisor for Volvo buses electro mobility projects.

Ulrika Wising, Head of Section Energy, DNV GL

Ulrika is heading up DNV GL Energy’s Energy Efficiency team in Europe called Sustainable Energy Use. She has over 17 years’ experience working in energy efficiency, particularly in energy intensive industry. Since 2010, she has focused her activities on the change process that needs to happen in industrial facilities to capture operational energy savings.

Will Dawson
Will Dawson, Head Energy, Forum for the Future

Will Dawson heads up the energy team at the sustainability non-profit Forum for the Future. He focuses on changing the ways that energy is generated and used, so we produce more from local renewable sources and waste less. Forum specialise in convening groups around challenges that cannot be solved alone. An example that Will is presenting is the Big Energy Vision, an ambitious partnership of influential businesses and charities. 

Wolfgang Eichhammer, Head, Fraunhofer ISI

Head of the Competence Center Energy Policy and Energy Markets at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research. Physicist (PhD) with professional experience in a larger number of countries in energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and climate protection. Technical advisor among others to national governments, EU Commission, EU Parliament, World Bank and private companies in questions related to strategic developments for efficiency and renewables. 



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  • ClimateWorks mobilizes philanthropy to solve the climate crises and ensure a prosperous future. Philanthropy has a critical role to play in solving the climate challenge. ClimateWorks helps leading funders come together to be more strategic, efficient, and effective in their response to global climate change. We are a team of researchers, strategists, collaborators, and grant-makers who are deeply committed to our mission to mobilize philanthropy to solve the climate crisis and ensure a prosperous future. www.climateworks.org

  • South Pole Group is a leading sustainability solutions provider. The company headquartered in Zurich operates with 16 offices across the globe. Initially focused on the development of premium carbon emission reduction projects, the company now offers a wide spectrum of sustainability services, including climate policy and strategy advisory. Its expertise covers the areas of climate change, forests and land use, water, sustainable cities and buildings, as well as renewable energy and energy efficiency. The company is determined to help its clients grow their business with ground breaking solutions which positively impact the environment and the needs of society. thesouthpolegroup.com



  • The Aldersgate Group is an alliance of leaders from business, politics and civil society that drives for a sustainable economy. Our members include some of the largest businesses in the UK with a collective global turnover of over £300bn and politicians of all parties. We work for better policy that can adequately tackle climate change and other key environmental challenges whilst safeguarding the sustainable growth and competitiveness of the UK economy. Our policy proposals are formed collaboratively and benefit from the expertise of our members who span a wide range of industry sectors and public interests. www.aldersgategroup.org.uk

  • The Carbon Trust is an independent, expert partner of leading organisations around the world, helping them contribute to and benefit from a more sustainable future through carbon reduction, resource efficiency strategies and commercialising low carbon technologies. We have 180 experts working around the world from offices in the UK, China, South Africa, Mexico and the US. Our mission is to accelerate the move to a sustainable, low carbon economy. To have real impact we act as a catalyst, making the case for change to businesses, governments and civil society worldwide. www.carbontrust.com

  • CDP is an international, not-for-profit organization providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. CDP works with market forces, including 822 institutional investors with assets of US$95 trillion, to motivate companies to disclose their impacts on the environment and natural resources and take action to reduce them. CDP now holds the largest collection globally of primary climate change, water and forest risk commodities information and puts these insights at the heart of strategic business, investment and policy decisions. www.cdp.net

  • Corporate Citizenship is a global business consultancy specialising in sustainability and corporate responsibility. The team uses expert insight and a simplified approach to sustainability to deliver growth and long-term value for business and society. With teams in London, New York, San Francisco, Santiago and Singapore we work with clients on both a local and global level, to achieve their commitments to responsible business behaviours and sustainable practices. We advise on a number of areas including strategy, community, engagement, environment, supply chain, socio-economic impacts, reporting and assurance – helping clients to make the smart choices that will enable them to survive and thrive in an increasingly challenging business environment. 


  • Founded in 2010, the German Business Initiative for Energy Efficiency (DENEFF) is the strong voice of energy efficiency in Germany, both towards policymakers and in the general public. The DENEFF represents more than 120 member companies, including disruptive start-up firms, innovative SMEs, and large multinational corporations, that offer energy saving solutions along the sector’s entire value chain. 12 Members of the German and European Parliament, together with more than 20 national experts and opinion leaders, constitute its advisory board. As such, the DENEFF seeks to foster smart ideas that reconcile economic demands with environmental limits, in Berlin, Brussels and beyond. www.deneff.org

  • The Global Alliance for Energy Productivity is a network of policymakers and corporate leaders committed to improving energy productivity. The Global Alliance enlists credible leaders around the world who commit to not only improving the energy productivity within their own organization, but also to encouraging similar commitments from others. The goal is to double global energy productivity 2030. To do that, the Global Alliance assists decision-makers by drawing on proven strategies and highlighting the meaningful impact of productivity on global economies. Organizations ready to take the next step should endorse the goal of improving energy productivity at www.globalproductivity.org

  • Verdantix is an independent analyst firm. We provide authoritative data, analysis and advice to help our clients succeed with their energy, environment and sustainability strategies. Our global primary research and deep domain expertise gives clients a competitive advantage through strategic advice, market opportunity analysis, best practice frameworks and industry connections. Our clients ask us to support their decisions in the uncharted waters created by game-changing sustainability innovations, environmental risks, transformational improvements in energy efficiency and carbon regulations. They count on us for fact-based, independent analysis to identify the right decisions. www.verdantix.com

  • The Toronto-based World Council on City Data (WCCD) hosts a network of innovative cities committed to improving city services and quality of life with globally standardized city data and provides a consistent and comprehensive platform for standardized urban metrics. Comparable city data is critical for building more sustainable, resilient, smart, prosperous and inclusive cities. As a global leader on standardized metrics, the WCCD is operationalising ISO 37120 Sustainable Development of Communities: Indicators for City Services and Quality of Life, the first international standard for sustainable and resilient cities. The WCCD has also developed the first ISO 37120 certification system and the Global Cities Registry™. www.dataforcities.org




  • Having quality meetings between participants, sponsors and exhibitors is a major draw for events. Jublia has a proven end-to-end solution which enables qualityface-to-face networking and provides real-time meeting insights. This ease the workload required for setting up and facilitating business meetings for organisers while increasing the intimacy between event participants by scheduling only the most relevant meetings. Facilitated business meetings does not only benefit event participants. In fact, it brings valuable business benefits for organisers as well through deep insights into how participants network at their events. Jublia has been used in more than 90 leading exhibitions and conferences just 2 years after their establishment. jublia.com

  • Pigeonhole® Live empowers audiences to ask and vote for questions that interest them during panel sessions. Every audience member has the opportunity to ask questions online using a simple, interactive Q&A platform. Moderators and speakers are able to address the most popular audience questions in real-time, instilling highly engaging and audience-driven Q&A sessions. Pigeonhole® Live will also be capturing delegate feedback about this forum via a quick post-event survey. Pigeonhole® Live has impacted thousands of events in over 40 countries, and is trusted by leading Fortune 500 companies and non-profit organisations. www.pigeonholelive.com


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