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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.
Steve Howard Co-Chair

Business Leader & Campaigner

Peter Bakker

President, WBCSD

Helen Clarkson

CEO, The Climate Group

Aron Cramer


Jill Duggan

Director, CLG

Mindy Lubber

President, Ceres

Leah Seligmann Interim Board Member

Director of the Net-Zero Initiative, The B Team

Paul Simpson


Nigel Topping



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


contact Heather McGeory

Managing Director

contact Jen Austin

Policy Director

contact Jennifer Gerholdt

Corporate Engagement Director

contact Caroline Holtum

Communications Director

contact Meagan Andrews

Administrative Associate

contact Jaz Cummins

Social Media Manager

contact Robin Knight


contact Carina Molnar

Operations Manager

contact Emilie Prattico

Director of Development

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

Elizabeth McKeon

Head of Strategy, IKEA Foundation

Michael Northrop

Sustainable Development Program Director, Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Jim Walker

Advisor, Climate Mobilization 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.
Jeanne Ng Chi-yun

Director - Group Sustainability, CLP Power Hong Kong Limited

Diane Holdorf

CSO, Kellogg

Abyd Karmali

Managing Director, Climate Finance, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Josh Cramer-Montes

Director of Communications and Engagement for Nike’s Sustainable Business & Innovation

Mark Kenber

CEO, Mongoose Energy

Thomas Lingard

Sustainability Strategy Director, Unilever

Jamie Rusby

Head of Sustainability Communications, IKEA

David Tulauskas

Director of Sustainability, General Motors

Coalition Partners

All Partners
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