Guilia is the current director of the Natural Climate Solutions Alliance at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Giulia also brings over 25 years of experience in various senior positions related to corporate sustainability and climate change having worked for the United Nations Environment Programme and most recently the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as Deputy Director of the Global Business and Biodiversity Programme.
In our inaugural podcast episode, Mark Lee sits down with Giulia Carbone, Director of the Natural Climate Solutions Alliance at WBCSD, and Jessica Christiansen, Head of Sustainability at Bayer Crop Science. Their conversation covers:
- Natural Climate Solutions and the C-Suite guide recently launched with The Sustainability Institute by ERM;
- the connection between nature, biodiversity and climate agendas;
What quality natural climate solutions look like and the challenges in the vetting process; and
- How collaboration is key to the necessary action on climate change and reversing the loss of biodiversity.
Mark also speaks with Aiste Brackley, Associate Director of the SustainAbility Institute by ERM, on the the key takeaways from the C-Suite guide and the partnerships that help make the Institute's work possible.
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Jessica Christiansen is the Head of Sustainability at Bayer Crop Science, a global team working to shape agriculture through breakthrough innovation for the benefit of farmers, consumers, and our planet. Building and empowering cross-functional teams is a significant component of Jessica’s mission as a leader. She also has a passion for people development and motivating employees to reach their full potential. This passion has also driven her to take a humanistic approach to sustainability leadership in order to execute Bayer’s sustainability strategy globally.
Aiste Brackley is the Associate Director of the SustainAbility Institute by ERM. A established and highly skilled expert, thought leader and strategist with more than two decades of international experience in private, non-profit and government sectors she holds extensive experience in designing and implementing sustainability, ESG and climate change strategies at large organizations; leading large teams as a senior director and implementing initiatives that require complex engagement of internal and external stakeholders. Aiste is a frequent speaker and contributor at conferences and in the media and holds graduate degrees from Cambridge University and the London School of Economics.
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The Natural Climate Solutions Alliance
Bayer Crop Science
The NCS Investment Accelerator
Natural Climate Solutions and the Voluntary Carbon Market: A Guide for C-suite Executives
United Nations Biodiversity Conference - COP15