• Stephen Welton, executive chairman of SME investment company BGF. Prior to taking up the role of executive chairman in July 2020, Welton was the founder CEO of BGF (formerly the Business Growth Fund). Under his leadership BGF has grown from one to 16 offices across the UK and Ireland, with more than £2.2bn invested in ambitious SMEs.
• Baroness Brown of Cambridge DBE FREng FRS, UK Low Carbon Business Ambassador and Climate Change Committee board member. Baroness Brown is an engineer and a cross-bench member of the House of Lords, with extensive experience in industry and academia. She is currently chair of the Carbon Trust and led the King Review on decarbonising transport (2007) for the Chancellor of the Exchequer.
• Paul Hayes, CEO, Seasalt. The Cornish fashion retailer employs an ambitious sustainability strategy and became one of the first fashion brands to sign up to the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Climate Action Roadmap in November 2020, pledging to support the retail industry in working towards carbon net zero by 2040.
• Jo-Jo Hubbard, co-founder and CEO, Electron. Hubbard started her energy career in cleantech financing and investment, specialising in solar, wind and batteries. Electron is working with existing and emerging energy market participants to create the first digital energy marketplace, focused on helping to deliver net zero in a cost-efficient and resilient way.
• Dr Emily Shuckburgh OBE, director, Cambridge Zero, University of Cambridge. Dr Shuckburgh is a mathematician and climate scientist and a fellow of Darwin College, a fellow of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, and an associate fellow of the Centre for Science and Policy. In her previous role at the British Antarctic Survey she led a national research programme on polar climate change.
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