October 7, 2020 | 10:00am EDT

Sustainable Business Briefing: Accelerating Climate Action

Climate change poses both risks and opportunities for business and finance leaders. Many have embraced climate action as an opportunity, providing innovative corporate and finance solutions that are creating a positive impact on both their business and the planet.

With multinational infrastructures in place, thousands of employees, and the capabilities to create, manufacture, and distribute goods, services, and information/communications, large corporations are ideally placed to tackle the climate crisis.

In this Bloomberg Sustainable Business Briefing, we’ll examine the role of business in accelerating climate action. What are top companies doing to transition to a green economy? How can business, finance, government and non-profits work together to create meaningful progress and an effective response to the threats of climate change? And what is needed to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable future?


October 7 - Wednesday

10:00 am

Welcome Remarks


10:05 am

Collaborating for Change



10:25 am

EY Sponsor Spotlight: Climate Action in the Field

This session was produced by our sponsor and not the Bloomberg editorial team.


10:35 am

Business Driving Action


  • Filip Engel

    Vice President of Sustainability, Public Affairs, Branding and Marketing, Ørsted

  • Daniel Shurey

    Vice President, Sustainable Finance Americas, ING Capital LLC

  • Kate Wilson

    Senior Director of Sustainability, Vail Resorts


11:00 am

Closing Remarks



Helen Clarkson

CEO The Climate Group

Filip Engel

Vice President of Sustainability, Public Affairs, Branding and Marketing Ørsted

Maria Mendiluce

CEO We Mean Business Coalition

Daniel Shurey

Vice President, Sustainable Finance Americas ING Capital LLC

Marianne Nilsen Sturmair

Managing Director Engineers Without Borders-Norway

Steve Varley

Global Vice-Chair, Sustainability EY

Kate Wilson

Senior Director of Sustainability Vail Resorts

Mallika Kapur

Deputy Global Editor Bloomberg Live

Leslie Kaufman

Reporter Bloomberg Green

Akshat Rathi

Reporter Bloomberg Green


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