January 22, 2020 | Promenade 63, Davos, Switzerland

Bloomberg Climate Forum

Climate change is the defining issue of our time. Around the world, as awareness grows of the environmental challenges that will rapidly intensify over the next few decades, people are demanding solutions. We know, in fact, solutions exist – and in many cases it will be business leading the way.

On January 22, as global leaders gather for the World Economic Forum, Bloomberg will convene a high-level breakfast conversation focused on the innovation, collaboration and commitment – the solutions – needed to create meaningful climate action. Speakers, backed by exclusive Bloomberg data, will highlight the action needed from corporates, investors, nonprofits and governments to promote a cohesive and sustainable world.


January 22 - Wednesday

7:30 am

Registration and Breakfast

8:00 am

Welcome Remarks

8:05 am

Bloomberg Presentation

8:15 am

Corporate Leadership Driving Solutions

Corporate leaders across the world are stepping up to take action against climate change and finding that the innovation required to build a more sustainable future is both good for the planet and good for business. Heads of major companies discuss how they are considering the future impacts of climate on their businesses and how they are taking a solutions-oriented approach to responding to these challenges.


  • John Fraher

    Senior Executive Editor for Business, Finance and Energy, Bloomberg News

8:40 am

Understanding the Path Forward

With just two months left in his tenure as governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney sits down with Bloomberg’s Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait to discuss what has changed since his “Tragedy of the Horizon” speech five years ago and his next efforts in the fight against climate change.

9:00 am

Can Countries Align on Climate Commitments?

Bloomberg’s editor-in-chief sits down with the former executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change to discuss the ambitious and difficult challenge of getting the world to commit to more greenhouse gas emissions cuts.


Mark Carney

Governor Bank of England

Christiana Figueres

Founding Partner Global Optimism

Aaron Rutkoff

Executive Editor Bloomberg Green

Ignacio Galán

Chairman and CEO Iberdrola

Kara Hurst

Head of Worldwide Sustainability Amazon

Christoph Schell

Chief Commercial Officer HP Inc.

Christian Ulbrich

President and Chief Executive Officer JLL

John Fraher

Senior Executive Editor for Business, Finance and Energy Bloomberg News


At Amazon, we are committed to and invested in sustainability because it’s a win all around – it’s good for business, the planet, our customers, and our communities. On September 19, 2019, Amazon and Global Optimism announced The Climate Pledge, a commitment to meet the Paris Agreement 10 years early. Amazon is the first signatory of this pledge. The Climate Pledge calls on signatories to be net zero carbon across their businesses by 2040—a decade ahead of the Paris Agreement’s goal of 2050.


Eighty years ago, Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard cleared a small California garage and set out to create a different kind of company. One that pushes the boundaries of human potential and progress. An engine of innovation that not only creates value for its customers and shareholders, but also for society.

Today, HP continues to create experiences that amaze. Through an industry-leading portfolio of personal systems, printers and digital manufacturing solutions, we are reinventing the way people live, work and play all around the world.

At the same time, HP consistently ranks among the world’s most trusted brands – guided by a core set of values and an unwavering commitment to making life better for everyone, everywhere.

We believe technology should always act in service of humanity. Companies have important roles to play in addressing the global challenges of our time – from climate change and environmental sustainability, to inequality and social justice.

It’s not simply the right thing to do, it’s also good for business. In 2018, HP’s sustainable impact programs drove more than $900 million in new revenue.

For us, that’s what innovation is all about – finding solutions that benefit our business and society as a whole.

More information about HP Inc. is available at www.hp.com.

At JLL, we shape the future of real estate for a better world. We are a powerful force advancing sustainability in cities and the built environment worldwide. We develop and activate technology to make real estate work for the long-term benefit of our clients, our people and our communities.

We’re on a constant search for smarter ways to help our clients find space to occupy or invest in, design and build incredible spaces, manage both buildings and portfolios, and embed sustainable real estate solutions that won’t cost the earth.

We want the most ambitious clients to work with us, and the most ambitious people to work for us. Find out more at www.JLL.com.

Climate Neutral Sponsor

With 16 consecutive years of positive third-party institutional net flows, PGIM, the global asset management business of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), ranks among the top 10 largest asset managers in the world3 with more than $1.3 trillion in assets under management as of Jan. 15, 2020. With offices in 15 countries, PGIM’s businesses offer a range of investment solutions for retail and institutional investors around the world across a broad range of asset classes, including public fixed income, private fixed income, fundamental equity, quantitative equity, real estate and alternatives. For more information about PGIM, visit pgim.com.

South Pole is a leading provider of global sustainability financing solutions and services, with more than 300 experts over 18 offices worldwide. For more than a decade, South Pole has worked with a wide range of public, private and civil sector organisations to accelerate the transition to a climate-smart society. South Pole has mobilised climate finance to over 700 projects in emission reduction, renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable land-use, acting today ‘for a better tomorrow’. South Pole’s expertise covers project and technology finance, data and advisory on sustainability risks and opportunities, as well as the development of environmental commodities such as carbon and renewable energy credits. For more information, visit southpole.com or follow the company @southpoleglobal.