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Jens Nielsen

CEO & Founder, World Climate Foundation

Jens Nielsen is the founder and CEO of World Climate Foundation, one of the strongest global partnership networks on climate and biodiversity in the fields of business, finance, government and international organisations. 

Under Jens’ leadership, the World Climate Foundation is at the forefront of creating cross-sector coalitions, driving impactful change before 2030. A notable example is the Climate Investment Coalition, where Jens serves as Director, a public-private partnership recognised for facilitating multi-billion USD in climate investments from international institutional investors, co-founded in partnership with the Danish government. 

Through his work at the Foundation, Jens has collaborated with countries and cities worldwide, including Denmark and Dubai. The Foundation has forged enduring partnerships with globally renowned organisations such as Philips and Siemens, actively constructing comprehensive cross-sectoral strategies to navigate their green transition effectively. Moreover, Jens has led the creation of pioneering impact platforms in climate, biodiversity and health as a part of the World Climate Foundation’s work. 

In addition, Jens Nielsen contributes as a board member to organisations such as the Climate Planet Foundation, Art2030 and Greenlab Innovation Foundation. 

A political economist by training, Jens has accumulated extensive international experience, having offered strategic guidance to major corporations across more than 20 countries. Jens has held C-level executive roles in both the public and private sectors in countries such as Denmark, Sweden, Canada, Australia, Japan and the UK. Jens notably served as CEO of Cision, a leading international communications company and spearheaded consulting initiatives at PwC. His expertise in regulatory economics has established him as a recognised expert in regulatory markets for energy, natural resources, transportation and communications. 

Jens Nielsen
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