Christiana Figueres is a world authority on global climate change and was the Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC from 2010-2016. Ms. Figueres is currently Vice-Chair of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, ClimateWorks Board Member, World Bank Climate Leader and Mission2020 Convenor.
In her words...
I am Costa Rican, mother of two fantastic daughters, and a climate change advocate.
I laugh often and think of myself as a stubbornly optimistic individual. My life motto is: “Impossible is not a fact, it is an attitude- only an attitude.”
I am committed to environmental and sustainable development because of the impact on the most vulnerable populations of the world, who are the least responsible and the most deeply affected.
My idea of a perfect day is to start with a run and finish off with a dance, with plenty of PG Tips tea in between.
I love creating companies and leveraging them as a force for good. Over the last 10 years I have founded and built over a dozen technology companies, and I have had nine company exits. I’ve been honored be featured as a top entrepreneur in Inc Magazine and be an INC 500 Company Founder.
After a lifelong friendship and failed traditional careers, we founded a digital agency which took us on an unexpected entrepreneurial journey. Together we built the company, then closed it when it was thriving.
Henri Scars Struck is a New York based French music composer, pianist & Grammy Award-winning producer. For the last 25 years, he has written, produced and recorded music for artists, films and dance performances, as well as art installations and corporations.
I have been sharing my life online for over 20 years including 2 years in a webcam house with 27 cameras running 24/7. I have shared more of myself online than almost anyone. This journey of radical public expression and transparency has taught me a few things that I love to talk about and share