Joel is the Founder and Executive Creative Director of The YEARS Project. He was the showrunner and series director of YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY, the Emmy Award-winning TV series on climate change. The series was executive produced by James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and the late Jerry Weintraub—and featured an ensemble cast of A-list celebrities and journalists who traveled the globe to tell the story of climate change.
Joel now serves as the director of YEARS’ short-form video campaign, the videos of which have been seen by hundreds of millions of people around the world. Joel sets strategy for the company and determines the creative direction of the enterprise. Before creating The YEARS Project, Joel was a field producer at 60 MINUTES, working with Scott Pelley, Steve Kroft, Lesley Stahl, and the late Ed Bradley. Before working at 60 MINUTES, he directed and produced music videos, short films, and commercials in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Arlo is Chief Executive Officer of freuds. Headquartered in London, England, freuds is a leading independent, global top-40 PR agency, the largest communications agency certified as a B Corp, and a 2021 Queens Award for Enterprise winner. He is also Chief Executive of The Brewery, a family of businesses, ranging from film and TV production and financial communications through to product sourcing, insight, social media, and private equity. The businesses are diverse but are united by a shared worldview and sense of impact and mission. Arlo is Chairman of the Blue Marine Foundation, one of the UK’s leading environmental NGOs, and is Co-Chair of the S30 -a group of the world’s leading Chief Sustainability Officers convened by HRH The Prince of Wales. Arlo has three degrees, including an M.S. in Environmental Technology from Imperial College and a Ph.D. in sustainability from the Judge Business School, Cambridge University.
Mya-Rose is a 19-year-old naturalist, conservationist and environmentalist. Her first book, We Have A Dream, highlights 30 young environmentalists of color from around the world. She hoped to amplify their voices as they are rarely mentioned in our media.
She writes a blog, Birdgirl, gives talks having spoken on a shared stage with Greta Thunberg, writes articles, and also appears on TV and other media. She is the Founder and President of Black2Nature, which she set up at age 13 in 2015, she became the youngest British person to be awarded an honorary Doctorate of Science at age 17 for fighting for equal access to nature and ethnic diversity in the environmental sector. In September 2020 she did the most northerly youth strike in the Arctic with Greenpeace. Black2Nature campaigns for equal access to nature for Visible Minority Ethnic communities runs nature camps for young people and conferences.
Richard is a film writer and director. He is also Co-Founder and Vice-Chair of Comic Relief. He has co-produced the Red Nose Day live night of TV for the BBC since 1988. In 2015, he helped bring Red Nose Day to the USA with NBC. Richard was a founding member of Make Poverty History and worked on Live 8 in 2005. As part of his contribution to the MPH campaign, he wrote The Girl In The Cafe for HBO and the BBC, an Emmy Award-winning television drama based around the G8 summit. He is a Co-Founder of Project Everyone, which works to make the UN’s Global Goals as famous and effective as possible in ending extreme poverty, combating climate change, and fighting for equality and justice worldwide. He is also a UN Advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals. Most recently, he became Co-Founder of the Make My Money Matter campaign.
Suzanne is Chief Impact Officer & EVP, Corporate Relations. Suzanne leads Salesforce’s stakeholder capitalism strategy—including the company’s global corporate relations and sustainability efforts. She leads the company’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategy and reporting with a focus on climate action programs on the journey to Net Zero emissions. Through the Salesforce Ventures Impact Fund, she invests in innovative, diverse cloud companies driving positive change across sustainability, education, equality, and social sector technology solutions. She drives Salesforce’s workforce development efforts, focusing on upskilling and hiring military community and other nontraditional talent. Previously, Suzanne was Co-Founder and President of the Salesforce Foundation and Salesforce.org and co-created Pledge 1%. She serves on multiple councils for the United Nations and the World Economic Forum, as a Board Director and Trustee at the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation, and on the advisory boards of Classy, Inc., Twilio.org, Pledge 1%, and the DocuSign Impact Fund.
Daniel is Vice President of Communications & Policy at the Jane Goodall Institute, which promotes understanding and protection of great apes and their habitats and builds on the legacy of Dr. Jane Goodall to inspire individual action by young people of all ages to help animals, other people and to protect the world we all share. Daniel is a communication, marketing, and development executive who specializes in providing design and implementation support for integrated development and marketing strategies and leading fundraising programs. He served as the Vice President of Communications and Partnership at Bluemont Inc., Director of Development for the National Immigration Forum, Deputy Director and Chief Development Officer for The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Vice President of Development and Communications at TecnoServe, Principle at IDM Strategies, and Senior Vice President at APCO Worldwide.
Karen is HP Inc.’s Head of Corporate Affairs. With more than 25 years of reputation and storytelling experience, she is responsible for connecting HP to the social, economic, cultural, and technological truths of our time. Karen leads the company’s Sustainable Impact strategy focused on climate action, human rights, and digital equity and is on the Executive Committee of its Racial Equity Taskforce. Prior to HP, she held executive positions at Broadcom and Sun/Oracle leading global communications and corporate marketing. Karen also served as an EVP at tech practice leader at two of the world’s largest reputation firms, Weber Shandwick and Fleishman-Hillard. Karen began her career in the editorial community at PBS documentary series FRONTLINE and Inc. Magazine. Karen has a B.S. from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University and an MBA from Boston University.
Robyn is a CPA, CA, and an award-winning consultant and Founder of IkTaar Sustainability. She combines her risk management, sustainability, and accounting expertise to create shared value for organizations. She serves on the Carbon Disclosure Standards Board’s international technical working group and supports The Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada in developing training and guidance for its members on environmental, social, and governance topics. Robyn is passionate about embodying eco-centric leadership as a tool for systemic change. She is a founding board member of Local Investing YYC, an impact investment cooperative, and is the outgoing Co-Chair of the Climate and Environment Steering Committee for the World Economic Forum’s Global Shaper Community. Robyn’s expertise in natural capital led her to serve on the Advisory Council for 1t.org and establish the Canadian chapter of the Capitals Coalition as a founding director.
Michael is a Co-Founder and Chief Policy, Impact, and Government Relations Officer at Global Citizen. Over the past decade, Global Citizen’s campaigns have led to over $35 billion distributed to anti-poverty efforts worldwide. Michael leads Global Citizen’s campaigns to rally support from governments, businesses, and foundations to help end extreme poverty, working with many global artists and leaders. Michael has written on development issues in publications including Forbes, the Guardian, and Huffington Post and has been interviewed by ABC, BBC, VICE Impact, and other news outlets. The Secretary-General of the Commonwealth named Michael as a finalist for 2017 Young Commonwealth Person of the Year. He is also a board member for the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens and the Advisory Board of Parliamentarians for the Global Goals. Michael holds degrees in law and political science from the University of Western Australia and was 2013 Young Western Australian of the Year.
Lord Stern is an IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government and Chair, Grantham Research Institute at LSE. He has held posts at other UK & overseas universities and as Chief Economist at both the EBRD and the World Bank. He was Head, UK Government Economic Service 2003-2007, and produced the Stern Review on the economics of climate change. He was President of the Royal Economics Society (2018-2019,) President of the British Academy (July 2013-2017,) and was elected Fellow of the Royal Society (June 2014). He was knighted for services to economics (2004), made a life peer (2007), and appointed Companion of Honour for services to economics, international relations, and tackling climate change in 2017. His latest book is Standing Up for a Sustainable World: Voices of Change (with Claude Henry and Johan Rockström) Edward Elgar, 2020. He is a “Friend” of the UNFCCC COP26.
Jeff Seabright is Co-Founder of IMAGINE, a for-benefit business and foundation dedicated to unlocking the power of business to accelerate achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. From 2014-2019, Jeff served as Chief Sustainability Officer of Unilever where he was responsible for driving transformational change in priority areas of Unilevers Sustainable Living Plan, including sustainable packaging; climate change and avoided deforestation; sustainable agriculture & smallholder farmers; water, sanitation and hygiene; and improved livelihoods and opportunities for women. Previously, he served as Vice President for Environmental and Water Resources at The Coca-Cola Company. After receiving a Masters degree in International Relations at the London School of Economics, he began his career as a strategy consultant with Booz Allen & Hamilton. He went on to serve as Foreign Service Officer with the US State Department, based in Brussels from 1981-85. He returned to Washington to serve as Legislative Assistant to US Senators Timothy Wirth and John D Rockefeller IV from 1985-1992. Joining the Clinton Administration in 1993, he worked for the head of the US Agency for International Development, later serving as the Director of the Office of the Energy, Environment and Technology. He moved to the White House in 1999 where he served as the Executive Director of the Climate Change Task Force.