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The We Mean Business Coalition

Our Board, Secretariat, Corporate Advisory Group and Grants Advisory Committee work together towards our mission to catalyze business and policy action to halve emissions by 2030 and accelerate an inclusive transition to a global net-zero economy by 2050.



The Board is made up of the leaders of our coalition partners: BSR, CDP, Ceres, CLG Europe, Climate Group, The B Team, 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.

Sir Ian Cheshire
Chair, We Mean Business Coalition
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Peter Bakker
President and CEO, WBCSD
Helen Clarkson
CEO, Climate Group
Steve Howard
Founding Chair Chief Sustainability Officer, Temasek International
Aron Cramer
President and CEO, BSR
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Dr Celine Herweijer
Vice-Chair Group Chief Sustainability Officer, HSBC
Mindy Lubber
President and CEO, Ceres
Paul Simpson
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Halla Tómasdóttir
CEO & Chief Change Catalyst, The B Team
Eliot Whittington
Director, Centre for Policy and Industrial Transformation / The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group / CLG Europe, University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership


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.

Chief Executive Officer
Managing Director of Policy
Managing Director, Systems Transformation
Director of Communications
Director of Communications
Deputy Director of People Operations
Director of Finance and People
Deputy Director, Grants
Manager, Impact
Director, SME Climate Hub
Director, Net Zero
Deputy Director, Policy
Deputy Director, Communications
Deputy Director, Content
Director, Policy
Deputy Director, Net Zero Finance
Deputy Director, Media
Manager, Systems Transformation
Communications Manager
Social Media Manager
Manager, Demands Signals
Supply Chains Manager
Industry Manager, Systems Transformation
Nature Based Solutions Manager
Grants and Program Manager
Energy & Transport Manager
Communications Manager, Mission Possible Partnership
Executive Associate, Office of the CEO
Associate, Operations
Net Zero Manager
Deputy Director, Strategic Projects
Director, Climate Policy
Associate, Communications
Finance Manager
Media Manager
Deputy Director, Development
Associate, SME Climate Hub
Mark Ashurst
Director, Mission Possible Partnership
Assistant, Office of the CEO
Associate, Systems Transformation & Net Zero
Associate, Accountability
Strategic Partnerships Manager, SME Climate Hub

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.

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Arvind Bodhankar
Jt Executive President & Chief Sustainability Officer, UltraTech Cement
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Phil Drew
Partner at Brunswick
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David Eichberg
Global Initiatives Lead, Sustainability and Social Innovation, HP
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Christine Fedigan
Head of Corporate Climate Strategy, Engie
Anirban Ghosh
Chief Sustainability Officer, Mahindra
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Gabrielle Giner
Head of Environmental Sustainability, BT
Abyd Karmali
Managing Director, Climate Finance, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Mark Kenber
Director, Community Energy England
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Alan Knight
General Manager, Corporate Responsibility, ArcelorMittal
Thomas Lingard
Global Sustainability Director - Climate & Environment, Unilever
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Erin Meezan
VP and CSO, Interface
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Hendrik Rosenthal
Director – Group Sustainability, CLP Group
Jamie Rusby
Head of Sustainability Communications, IKEA
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Carlos Sallé Alonso
Senior Vice President of Energy Policies and Climate Change, Iberdrola
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Jeff Turner
Vice President, Sustainability, DSM
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John Kornerup Bang
Senior Vice President, Sustainability Transformation, StoraEnso

Grants Advisory Committee

Edward Mason
Director, Generation Investment Management 
Bridget Jackson
Business Stakeholder Lead, High Level Champions
Cate Hight
Expert Partner Sustainability and Carbon Transition, Bain & Co
Fiona Cousins
Principal, Arup
Julia Reinaud
Senior Director, Europe, Breakthrough Energy
Lindsey Larson
Economist, World Bank
Kristen Molyneaux
Vice President Program Strategy & Learning, Lever for Change
Shawn Reifsteck
Vice President Strategy, ClimateWorks Foundation
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