10+ years market acceleration & advocacy for global innovation in tech, climate change, smart cities and energy, in partnership with companies and cities (Google, Cisco, BT, Living Labs Global, Metropolis) at The Climate Group and UK think tank Demos. Green innovation strategy advisor for Skype-founder’s Zennström Philanthropies. Jury member for numerous cleanweb and clean tech awards. 5+ years software and IT product development in New York, Tokyo and London. MSc in Environmental Policy at the London School of Economics.
Working at the intersection of sustainable business, energy and international development for the last seven years, she is currently responsible for delivery of projects and business development. At Forum for the Future, with clients such as Innovate UK, Action on Climate Today, DFID in the UK and India, she led projects on smart cities, decentralised energy and embedding sustainability in business. Green Mentorship Award lead for Skype founder’s family foundation helping digital and hardware startups in energy to scale their businesses.
10+ years in climate change and clean tech, creating and incentivising electricity demand flexibility. 10+ years experience in financial market risk management for range of Investment Banks. Member of the Strategic Advisory Council for Energy for the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Director of the Association of Decentralised Energy, Director of the UK Demand Response Association, Trustee of Sustainability First.
20+ years international climate change policy, 11 years at The Climate Group (most recently as CEO), advisor to former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair in the joint policy initiative Breaking the Climate Deadlock (2007-2009). Co-founder of the Verified Carbon Standard (formerly Voluntary Carbon Standard - VCS). Senior Policy Officer at WWF’s International Climate Change Programme. Director of Planning at Fundacion Natura, Ecuador’s largest environmental organization, and climate change advisor to the Ecuadorian government.
Co-founder of The Climate Group, an international NGO sharing best practices on climate change solutions. Founding CEO of the We Mean Business coalition; established projects in India and China and globally to accelerate markets for LEDs, EVs and access to energy. Jury member for world's largest green innovation prize. Competed in rowing at the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games.
20 years in business transformation, strategy and innovation for government, telecommunications and technology business including BT, Tech Mahindra, Telstra, sky and others. Managing highly complex projects impacting thousands of employees, 80% of the FTSE and Billions of pounds in revenue. Co-founder of Verdant Horizons, focused on software to enable corporate social and environmental performance.
15+ years experience in asset management and finance, and most recently in corporate governance roles.
Dan Hamza-Goodacre directs the Buildings and Industry portfolios at ClimateWorks Foundation, and is Director of the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Fund. Dan has over 20 years of experience working on climate change and sustainable development in the public and private sectors, including for PwC, the UK government including as the UK Foreign Office Climate Attaché. In his early career Dan lived and worked in the rainforests of Latin America.
The business plan for Energy Unlocked was developed with support from Zennström Philanthropies in 2015. International NGO The Climate Group is a founding partner, and energy technology company Tempus Energy was an early seed funder. Climate Works Foundation has been a project funder in 2016 and 2017.