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Our Team

The We Mean Business coalition board, secretariat, compliance committee and corporate advisory group work together towards our mission of ensuring the world economy is on track to avoid dangerous climate change by 2020 while delivering sustainable growth and prosperity for all.



The board is made up of the leaders of our coalition partners: BSR, CDP, Ceres, The B Team, The Climate Group, The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders’ Group (CLG) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). It is co-chaired by leaders from global businesses at the forefront of corporate climate action.
Peter Bakker

President, WBCSD

Helen Clarkson

CEO, The Climate Group

Aron Cramer


Celine Herweijer Co-Chair

Partner and Global Innovation and Sustainability Leader, PwC

Steve Howard Co-Chair

Business Leader & Campaigner

Mindy Lubber

President, Ceres

Paul Simpson


Halla Tómasdóttir

CEO, The B Team

Nigel Topping

Chief Executive Officer

Eliot Whittington

Director, CLG


The secretariat serves the coalition by coordinating the delivery of its strategic objectives and vision. It helps align policy priorities and approaches, calibrates corporate engagement and builds collaborative communications campaigns.
contact Nigel Topping

Chief Executive Officer

contact Heather McGeory

Chief Operating Officer

contact Jen Austin

Policy Director

contact Jennifer Gerholdt

Corporate Engagement Director

contact Caroline Holtum

Communications Director

contact Carina Molnar

Director of Operations and Culture

contact Sara Brannman

Executive Assistant to the CEO

contact Dean Cambridge

Corporate Engagement Manager

contact Jaz Cummins

Social Media Manager

contact Rachel Jetel

Strategic Projects Manager

contact Kristen King

U.S. Communications Manager

contact Robin Knight


contact Gitika Mohta

Special Assistant to the CEO

contact Gillian Nelson

Policy Manager

contact Anna Mahar

Operations Associate

contact Jesica Wagstaff

Grants and Program Manager

Compliance Committee

The compliance committee includes representatives from major funders, philanthropy, business and policy leaders who ensure fiscal integrity, strong leadership and high impact work.
Steve Howard Co-Chair

Business Leader & Campaigner

Bruce Boyd

Principal and Senior Managing Director, Arabella Advisors

Elizabeth McKeon

Head of Strategy, IKEA Foundation

Michael Northrop

Sustainable Development Program Director, Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Corporate Advisory Group

The corporate advisory group (CAG) plays a critical role in the leadership of the coalition, ensuring our work is closely aligned with the needs and interests of the business community. The CAG serves as the first sounding board for our strategy, and members advocate for coalition initiatives within the business community.
Arvind Bodhankar

Jt Executive President & Chief Sustainability Officer, UltraTech Cement

Anirban Ghosh

Chief Sustainability Officer, Mahindra

Gabrielle Giner

Head of Environmental Sustainability, BT

Abyd Karmali

Managing Director, Climate Finance, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Mark Kenber

Director, Community Energy England

Alan Knight

General Manager, Corporate Responsibility, ArcelorMittal

Thomas Lingard

Sustainability Strategy Director, Unilever

Erin Meezan

Chief Sustainability Officer, Interface

Hendrik Rosenthal

Director – Group Sustainability, CLP Group

Jamie Rusby

Head of Sustainability Communications, IKEA

Carlos Sallé

Vice-President of Energy Policies and Climate Change, Iberdrola

Jeff Turner

Vice President, Sustainability, DSM

Namita Vikas

Group President & Global Head, Climate Strategy & Responsible Banking, YES BANK

Coalition Partners

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