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Al Gore, Robert Downey Jr., Rainforest Action Network’s Ginger Cassady and Seaspiracy director Ali Tabrizi join Reuters IMPACT agenda

Reuters IMPACT

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, actor and founder of Footprint Coalition Robert Downey Jr., executive director of Rainforest Action Network Ginger Cassady and Seaspiracy director Ali Tabrizi were today announced as new headline speakers at the Reuters IMPACT summit, which brings together world leaders, scientists, CEOs and forward-thinking pioneers to inspire, drive action and accelerate innovation on climate change.

Gore, Downey and Tabrizi join an impressive line-up that also includes:

  • Inger Andersen, Executive Director, UN Environmental Programme
  • Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, Secretary for Transport, France
  • Mafalda Duarte, Chief Executive Officer, Climate Investment Funds
  • Dr. Andrew Forrest, Founder and Chairman, Fortescue
  • Tarcisio Gomes de Freitas, Minister for Infrastructure, Brazil
  • Marcie Frost, Chief Executive Officer, CalPERS
  • Gilbert Houngbo, President, IFAD
  • Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, President of Iceland
  • Tony Juniper, Chair, Natural England
  • Anna König Jerlmyr, Mayor of Stockholm
  • Jennifer Morgan, Chief Executive Officer, Greenpeace
  • Ken Murphy, Group Chief Executive, Tesco
  • Sauli Niinistö, President of the Republic of Finland
  • Grant Reid, Chief Executive Officer, Mars
  • Fiona Reynolds, Chief Executive Officer, Principles for Responsible Investment
  • Rémy Rioux, Chief Executive, French Development Agency
  • Nico Rosberg, Former Formula 1 Champion and Sustainably Entrepreneur
  • Leila Salazar-López, Executive Director, Amazon Watch
  • Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Transport, UK
  • Francesco Starace, CEO & General Manager, Enel Group
  • Tengku Muhammad Taufik, President & Group Chief Executive Officer, Petronas
  • Adina Valean, European Commissioner for Transport
  • Wong Kam-sing, Secretary for the Environment, Hong Kong
  • Kongjian Yu, Dean and Professor, Graduate School of Landscape Architecture, Peking University

Reuters IMPACT will bring together more than 25,000 attendees from October 4-7 to hear from the world’s leading political figures, scientists, CEOs and activists to explore how mainstream business can drive the innovations and investments needed to change our future and deliver a clean and inclusive tomorrow. Developed in collaboration with Reuters award-winning newsroom, Reuters IMPACT will be broadcast live and will share strategies and perspectives on how businesses can play a role in averting the impacts of climate change.

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