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Nigel Topping      

High Level Climate Action Champion

Nigel Topping strengthens collaboration and drives action from businesses, investors, organizations, cities and regions on climate change and coordinates this work with governments and parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). He works alongside the Chilean High-Level Climate Action Champion, Gonzalo Muñoz.

Topping was the CEO of We Mean Business, a coalition of businesses working to accelerate the transition to a zero carbon economy. Prior to that he was executive director of the Carbon Disclosure Project, from 2015 to 2020 following an 18-year career in the private sector where he worked across the world in emerging markets and manufacturing. While working for We Mean Business, Topping drove collaboration for climate action among NGOs working with the world's most influential businesses. This coalition played a key role in bringing the constructive voice of business in support of the Paris Agreement.

He holds an MA in Mathematics from Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK and an MSc in Holistic Science from Schumacher College, Devon, UK


U.N. climate summit to test world's resolve to halt warming - Reuters
Investors are noticing, moving money to companies that can do well in a clean energy economy, said Nigel Topping, chief executive of We Mean Business, ...
Thousands gather at virtual summit to discuss private sector's ...
... more than a dozen UN agency principals, Al Gore, Ban Ki-moon, Mark Carney, Paul Polman and the COP Champions Gonzalo Muñoz and Nigel Topping.
The Zero-Emission Economy Transition Explained, With Nigel Topping
Nigel Topping, at the time of this podcast, was the CEO of We Mean Business coalition. Now he is an Advisory board member at Grantham Research Institute on ...

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