Adam leads on communications, media, and engagement across Climate Group’s work in North America and LATAM countries. This includes overseeing communications for our systems initiatives, (RE100, EV100), subnational engagement (Under2 Coalition) and core activations (US Climate Action Summit, Climate Week NYC).
Prior to this Adam served as Head of Climate Week at Climate Group, leading Climate Week NYC for the last five years with oversight of brand, development, content, communications, and partnerships. This role involved growing Climate Week NYC to become the largest climate event of its kind, negotiating a range of partnerships with NYC, the media, and NGOs, and working closely with international partners to ensure its integration as a major moment on the climate calendar.
In previous roles, Adam served as Head of Communications for the International Rescue Committee, Head of Communications for UK poverty charity Turn2us, advisor to the Press Complaints Commission media regulatory body, communications lead in UK Parliament, and as a freelance writer and editor for various publications. He has contributed as a spokesperson on CNN, BBC, Sky News, Channel 4 News, ITV, BBC Radio 4 and various international outlets. For the last five years he has also sat on the Board of Directors for Lewisham Refugee & Migrant Network (LRMN), a charity that provides support, training and counselling for vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers.
Ally is a strategist & communications consultant for a world in transition. Working with organisations like Futerra, Purpose Disruptors and the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, she's cultivated transition practice for a wide range of humans, organisations and industries. Imagination practice is a strong theme of her work.
Dr. Duhaime is a senior pediatric neurosurgeon at the Massachusetts General Hospital and is the Nicholas T. Zervas Distinguished Professor of Neurosurgery at Harvard Medical School. She has practiced pediatric neurosurgery for over 3 decades along with research focusing on traumatic brain injury, repair, and recovery in infants and young children. Her 2022 book, "Minding the Climate", explores the intersection of brain, behavior, and the environment, including a “test case” for aligning institutional rewards with pro-environmental action via a prototype advanced “green” biophilic pediatric hospital. She serves as Associate Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for the Environment and Health and as Associate Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Climate Change and Health.
Anna Jane Joyner is a climate story consultant and the founder and director of Good Energy. With over fifteen years of experience in climate communications, she is driven by a passion for storytelling - and helping people find courage in the face of climate change. Anna Jane has worked relentlessly to establish bridges between artists, musicians, faith communities, Southerners, young audiences, and the climate movement. As a strategist at the intersection of climate and entertainment, she produced film and music videos and organized over 300 global partners around a youth-mobilization campaign for the 2015 Paris Climate Summit. Her work has been featured by Rolling Stone, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Glamour, Deadline, CNN, The Associated Press, The New York Times, and more.Anna Jane’s prior experience spans state and national climate campaigns for “Beyond Coal,” water pollution, federal climate policy, voting rights, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and more. Her efforts to engage evangelicals on climate – including her own father, a prominent pastor – was featured in Years of Living Dangerously, an Emmy-award winning Showtime documentary series on which she collaborated with Ian Somerhalder and Lesley Stahl. For the last five years, Anna Jane has co-hosted “No Place Like Home,” a podcast that gets to the heart of climate change through storytelling.
Anna is Green Claims Lead at the Carbon Trust, a global climate consultancy driven by the mission to accelerate the move to a decarbonised future. She is responsible for supporting the Carbon Trust’s business clients and partners across geographies and sectors in the impactful and transparent communication of their sustainability work.
Ben Walker leads strategic communications for the built environment and financial capital markets programmes at Laudes Foundation, where he is currently developing the new narrative for climate transition in the built environment. Before Laudes, Ben spent five years at the UK Money and Pensions Service, running the communications team which oversaw the United Kingdom’s first financial wellbeing strategy. His career has seen him work in media, advocacy, and communications roles at some of the biggest public sector organisations in the UK; these include the BBC, the NHS, and UK Government. He has a master’s degree in media and history from the University of Birmingham.
As an accomplished communications professional with a wealth of experience in writing and branded content, I possess a unique ability to create compelling narratives that resonate with audiences worldwide. Leveraging innovative strategies, my work aims to not only captivate but also drive significant reach and engagement across diverse global platforms.
Chris leads ClientEarth's communications work, which plays a critical role in amplifying the impact of the organisation's litigation and legal advocacy.
Throughout his career, Chris has bridged his research interests with grassroots conservation. He helped establish numerous large-scale terrestrial and marine protected areas through partnerships with indigenous peoples, scientists, and public/private sector financing. He directed Pacific Programs at the American Museum of Natural History and served as senior staff at Conservation International.
Chris is a marketing strategist, creative director, and MBA with a passion for bringing scalable, sustainable growth to B2B companies particularly in the tech, infrastructure, and engineering sectors.
The author of ""Still Waiting for My Jetpack: Science fiction, futurism, and marketing converge to shape the future for the better,"" Chris has a goal to bring bleeding edge technology to the forefront of public consciousness using creative marketing and the levers of business for the betterment of our world.
Dagmara joined the International Advertising Association (IAA) in 2017 as the Global Executive Director in charge of overseeing the IAA business across 56 countries. As a global leader in the marketing and communications industry, she believes social and environmental responsibility are as important as profit. She has used this belief system to transform the IAA brand and it's culture over the last 4 years.
Prior to joining IAA, Dagmara was the President and Founder of Dagmara Szulce LLC, a marketing services consultancy focused on partnering with CMOs and CEOs in the luxury, fashion, beauty, real estate and private equity sectors to build purpose-driven brands.
Dagmara has a 22 year track record building & transforming category leading brands globally and in the US. She has unique expertise in crafting living brand ecosystems with a key objective of igniting ongoing consumer desire and irrational loyalty. Her Clients included: P&G, Unilever, Pfizer, Frederic Fekkai, Nespresso, Estee Lauder, Ralph Lauren, Taylor Swift Fragrance, The Diamond Trading Company/DeBeers, Steinway & Sons, The Corcoran Real Estate Group, Roberta Roller Rabbit.
She is a board member at ACT Responsible, MBA teacher at Baruch College, speaker and advisor to CMOs/CEOs.
David Fenton now works on climate communications full time after selling his agency Fenton: The Social Change Firm. He is the author of The Activist’s Media Handbook: Lessons from 50 Years as a Progressive Agitator. Davidfentonactivist.com.
Dominique Palmer is a Climate Justice Activist, Speaker, Creative and Writer. Based in the U.K. She works on uniting people for climate action, demanding intersectional climate policy from leaders, and creating a cultural shift for protecting our earth. She is in Climate Live, a global youth-led concerts harnessing the power of music to engage, educate and empower, activist for #StopRosebank, and on the steering committee for the Youth Climate Justice Fund. She was involved in organising the September 2019 climate strikes which brought 300,000 people on the streets in the U.K.
She has spoken on world stages about Climate Justice, her activism, and inspiring hope and action at events such as UN Climate Change Conference COP26, the New York Times Hub, and has spoken alongside Emma Watson, Malala, Billie Eilish, Greta Thunberg, Mary Robinson, Naomi Klein, Simon Kofe, and more.
She was named in Forbes 2020 Top U.K Environmentalists List for her work, was honoured as a ‘Young Leader’ at the Green Carpet Fashion Awards in 2023, and has featured in Guardian film “Whose Job is it To Save the Planet?” , BBC, DAZED, the Sunday Times Style, British Vogue, and more.
Donal has spent much of his career at D&AD (Design and Art Direction), having first started in 2007 Donal has worked his way through the Awards Team, where they now operate as Awards Director of D&AD’s Global awards programme, rewarding the very best in global design, advertising and creative communications as well as heading up the relaunch of the D&AD Festival in-person for the first time since 2019.
Donal has overseen many developments in the expansion of the Awards programme, through the additions of Gaming and Virtual Worlds in 2021, public relations and media awards in 2017 and the development and running of the D&AD Impact Awards that launched in 2011.
In 2013 new projects meant Donal also acted as a consultant managing the development and operational launch of the Kyoorius Awards in India, a now well-established regional Award rewarding the best in Indian Design and Advertising.
Donal is also an active speaker having delivered keynotes at many international events for D&AD Australia, Germany, USA and the UK and at such festivals as CreatiVision - 4A Festival of China, Yerevan Outdoor Advertising Festival, and Shanghai International Advertising Festival.
Prior to D&AD, Donal graduated with a first-class bachelor's degree in Fine Art and a degree in Art and Design from Cluain Mhuire Art Campus – Galway Institute of Technology, Ireland.
Hervé’s title is Dreamleader of ACT Responsible, a non profit initiative whose aim is to Inspire, promote and unite the advertising communication industry to share good practices on social responsibility and sustainable development. He is also founder of Maydream, the company producing AdForum.com, one of the world's most visited advertising resource where brands meet agencies, and Epica awards, the global creative prize judged by journalists. He is Vice President of IAA- International Advertising Association.
Hervé is an experienced marketing and advertising practicioner with experiences as CEO of Advertiser, Research, Agency and Media companies. Hervé, French, graduated from ISC in Paris and Harvard Business School, Boston.