Dec 13 2021


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Intro to Second Topic: Climate Action Panel

There is an urgent need for transformative innovation to drive the world towards net zero greenhouse gas emissions is more important than ever. Is there locked potential that we need to tap into? Given the urgency, what is the direction that moves the needle in Climate Action? And what more can we be doing?


  • Caitlin Clarke
    Caitlin Clarke
    Global Head of Strategy & Growth, Commercial Development, Financial Times

    Caitlin oversees growth of the FT’s minibrands – vertically focused content propositions built across platforms. She has a background in technology, having worked in commercial leadership at two media focused start-ups, Trint and Hearken. Prior to that, she worked across APAC and EMEA in business development for Bloomberg and the New York Times.

    She has a strong background in growing businesses across platforms, regions and industries and leveraging connections in diverse media environments in order to maximize opportunity and drive growth.

  • Daniel Taras
    Daniel Taras
    Head of Global Sector Program, Climate Economy - GIZ

    Daniel is Head of Global Sector Programmes for Sustainable Economic Development & Climate Economy at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Germany’s international cooperation agency.
    Previous assignments included directing a programme on sustainable infrastructure and climate change at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Washington DC; and setting up and heading GIZ’s Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD), which addresses global sustainability challenges, including economic policy, sustainable finance, and business model innovation. At GIZ, he was also Head of Section in the Global Partnerships and Emerging Economies Unit in Berlin, corporate social responsibility and economic policy advisor in China and Laos respectively, and, before that, worked as strategic management consultant, investment banker and financial sector economist in London, UK.
    He holds a BSc in Economics (LSE), an MSc in Development Finance (SOAS), an MPhil (Cambridge), and an Executive Master’s (HEC Paris / Saïd Business School, Oxford University). He is also an alumnus of the German Development Institute and of Peking University, China.

  • Carolina Zambrano-Barragán
    Carolina Zambrano-Barragán
    Justice Global Lead at Hivos

    Carolina Zambrano-Barragán is Climate Justice Global Lead at Hivos. She has over 12 years of experience promoting climate action, innovation and human rights within the public, philanthropic and civil society sectors. Before joining Hivos, Carolina held leadership positions at the national and local levels in Ecuador, including Vice Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation; Undersecretary of Climate Change, and Director of Environmental Policy of the city of Quito.

    Since 2008, Carolina has combined her professional work with academia as a lecturer in the Climate Change and the Environmental Negotiations master’s programs at the Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar. She is a biologist and has a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University and a Master of Environmental Management from Yale University.

  • Kristen Talman
    Kristen Talman
    News Assistant, Moral Money

    Kristen joined the Financial Times in October 2021 as Moral Money’s, a twice-weekly newsletter that tracks the ESG revolution in business and finance, news assistant.

    Prior to joining the FT, Kristen freelanced for the paper since 2019. She joins the team with previous work experience in communications roles.

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 13 2021
  • Time: 7:30 am - 8:30 am

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