What’s at stake

Ice is melting at a record rate in the Arctic, losing 20,000 square kilometres of cover per day. As emissions continue to drive the climate crisis and we begin deregulating protected areas, the Arctic region is at higher risk than ever before. What would it take to restore our planet’s climate regulator?

Sanna Marin

Prime Minister of Finland, Office of the Prime Minister of Finland

Youngest Prime Minister of Finland. Former Minister of Transport and Communications. Deputy Party Leader of Finland’s Social Democratic Party. Held first political post at the age of 27. Former Head of the City Council in Tampere, Finland.

Scott Minerd

Global Chief Investment Officer, Guggenheim Partners LLC

BSc in Economics, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; graduate work, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Former: capital markets positions with Merrill Lynch and Continental Bank; European Capital Markets Products Trading and Risk Manager, Morgan Stanley, London; Managing Director, Fixed Income Credit Trading Group, Credit Suisse First Boston. Since 1998, with Guggenheim Partners; currently, Chief Investment Officer; guides the investment strategies of sector portfolio managers and leads a specialized research group focused on relative value shifts and global macroeconomic developments.

Gabriel O’Donnell

Principal Research Programmer, CMU CREATE Lab, Carnegie Mellon University

Principal Research Programmer at Carnegie Mellon University

Gail Whiteman

Director, Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business, Lancaster University Management School (LUMS)

Founder, Arctic Basecamp at Davos (2017-2020); Rubin Chair in Sustainability and Director, Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business, Lancaster University. Research uses organization theory on knowledge to analyse how a range of actors (companies, civil society, and local communities) make sense of ecological change and global risk, and how these actors transform and build resilience across scales given environmental pressures and social inequities. Professor-in-Residence, World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Research has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, Ecology & Society, and Nature, etc. Co-Author of two Nature articles on the need to bend the global emissions curve (2017 and 2018). Contributor to the Club of Rome’s Planetary Emergency Declaration and Action Plan (2019). Research aims to help organizations deal more effectively with sustainability challenges. Has led or is leading a number of large research grants related to sustainability and climate change, including the ICE-ARC research grant coordinated by the British Antarctic Survey. Also active in innovative business sustainability training and education and was the organizer of the Engaged Business Leaders’ Forum 2011.

Elena Cherney

Editor, News Features and Special Projects, The Wall Street Journal

Studies in English and history, Yale University. Formerly: reported for papers including the Peterborough Examiner and The Gazette in Montreal; 2000-07, with the Wall Street Journal as Canada Correspondent; Managing Editor and Editor, Report on Business, The Globe and Mail. Currently, Canada Bureau Chief and Global Resources Editor, Wall Street Journal.

Al Gore

Vice-President of the United States (1993-2001); Chairman and Co-Founder, Generation Investment Management LLP

1976, 1978, 1980 and 1982, elected to the US House of Representatives; 1984 and 1990, elected to the US Senate. 20 January 1993, inaugurated as the 45th Vice-President of the United States, and served eight years. Co-Founder and Chairman, Generation Investment Management. Senior Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Member of the Board of Directors, Apple. Spends majority of time as Chairman, Climate Reality Project, a non-profit devoted to solving the climate crisis. Member of the Board of Trustees, World Economic Forum. Author of “Earth in the Balance”, “An Inconvenient Truth”, “The Assault on Reason”, “Our Choice: A Plan To Solve the Climate Crisis”, “The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change” and “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”. Subject of an Oscar-winning documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth”, and a new film which premiered in July 2017, “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”. Co-Recipient, with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, for “informing the world of the dangers posed by climate change”.

Source: World Economic Forum

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