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World Biodiversity Summit gathers leaders from the global biodiversity arena. Our primary goal is to create a highly impactful programme, which is why we strive to host a diverse range of stakeholders at our events. This includes representatives from various sectors such as business and finance, governments, policymakers, international organisations, civil society, Indigenous communities, and youth. By gathering these stakeholders together, we aim to foster comprehensive, inclusive and holistic discussions that lead to real change.

The speakers for World Biodiversity Summit 2024 will be announced prior to the event. Until then, you can explore our previous line-up of speakers. 

Our Speakers in 2023:

H.E. Razan Al Mubarak

H.E. Razan Al Mubarak

UN Climate Change High-Level Champion

María Susana Muhamad González

María Susana Muhamad González

Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Government of Colombia

Eva Zabey

Eva Zabey

CEO, Business for Nature

Jane Ewing

Jane Ewing

Senior Vice President, Sustainability, Walmart

Dr. Maria Honeycutt, PhD, CFM

Dr. Maria Honeycutt, PhD, CFM

National Director for All-Hazards Resilience, AtkinsRéalis

Arnold Puech d’Alissac

Arnold Puech d’Alissac

President, World Farmers' Organisation (WFO)

James Cross

James Cross

CEO, Environment Bank

Rob Cameron

Rob Cameron

Global Head of Public Affairs and ESG Engagement, Nestlé

Louis Chang

Louis Chang

Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) , E.SUN Financial Holding Company

Monika Henn

Monika Henn

Senior Sustainability Manager, AXA XL

Martin Præstegaard

Martin Præstegaard

CEO, ATP Pension Fund

Britt Groosman

Britt Groosman

VP Climate-Smart Agriculture, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)

Peter Boyd

Peter Boyd

Resident Fellow, Yale Center for Business and the Environment

Antonella Battaglini

Antonella Battaglini

CEO, Renewables Grid Initiative

Dax Dasilva

Dax Dasilva

Founder, Age of Union Alliance

Kevin Conrad

Kevin Conrad

Executive Director, Coalition for Rainforest Nations

Romie Goedicke den Hertog

Romie Goedicke den Hertog

Co-Head Nature, UNEP FI

Hindou Oumaorou Ibrahim

Hindou Oumaorou Ibrahim

President, Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad

Alvaro Lario

Alvaro Lario

President , International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Prof. Dr. Johan Rockström

Prof. Dr. Johan Rockström

Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Diana Verde Nieto

Diana Verde Nieto

Co-Founder of Positive Luxury & Author

Toshihiro Fukui

Toshihiro Fukui

CEO, b-ex group

Katrine DiBona

Katrine DiBona

Corporate Vice President, Global Public Affairs & Sustainability, Novo Nordisk

Dr. Harvey Locke

Dr. Harvey Locke

Vice Chair for Nature Positive, IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas and Y2Y

Johan Bergenas

Johan Bergenas

Senior Vice President, US Oceans, World Wildlife Fund

Andre Fourie

Andre Fourie

Global Director: Water Sustainability, AB InBev

Atossa Soltani

Atossa Soltani

Director of Global Strategy, Amazon Sacred Headwaters Alliance

Jens Nielsen

Jens Nielsen

CEO & Founder, World Climate Foundation

Rasmus Skov

Rasmus Skov

Head of Global External Affairs and Positioning, Ørsted

Emily McKenzie

Emily McKenzie

Technical Director, Taskforce on Nature-Related Financial Disclosures (TNFD)

Jennifer Tauli Corpuz

Jennifer Tauli Corpuz

Global Policy and Advocacy Lead, Nia Tero

Rashyid Redza Anwarudin

Rashyid Redza Anwarudin

Chief Sustainability Officer, Sime Darby Plantation

Dr. Valerie Hickey

Dr. Valerie Hickey

Global Director of Environment, Natural Resources and the Blue Economy, World Bank

Paul Rosolie

Paul Rosolie

Founder, Junglekeepers

Divya Mankikar

Divya Mankikar

Global Head of Market Engagement – Sustainability, S&P Global Sustainable1

Olivia Bisa Tirko

Olivia Bisa Tirko

President, Autonomous Territorial Government of the Chapra Nation (GTANCH)

Kristian Teleki

Kristian Teleki

CEO, Fauna & Flora

Mary Wenzel

Mary Wenzel

Managing Director, Corporate Engagement, The Nature Conservancy

Sophia Cheng

Sophia Cheng

Chief Investment Officer, Cathay Financial Holdings

Dr. Helen Crowley

Dr. Helen Crowley

Managing Director, Pollination

Dr. Susan Gardner

Dr. Susan Gardner

Director, Ecosystems Division, United Nations Environment Programme

Kirsten James

Kirsten James

Senior Program Director, Water, Ceres

Darci Vetter

Darci Vetter

Senior Vice President, Head of Global Public Policy, PepsiCo

Harry Quicke

Harry Quicke

Senior Science Fellow, Envu

Marie-Neige Couriaut

Marie-Neige Couriaut

Deputy Head of Sustainability Business, Capgemini

Kaveh Zahedi

Kaveh Zahedi

Director, Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Martine Stillman

Martine Stillman

Vice President of Engineering, Synapse Product Development

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Connecting Leaders in Nature and Climate

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