High-Level Meeting Caring for Climate

  • Overview

    Hosted by the UN Global Compact, together with UN Environment, and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the meeting will bring together senior executives of business, industry, finance, civil society, the United Nations and Government to help drive immediate cuts to carbon emissions and act decisively to avert a climate catastrophe. The gathering aims to bring forward a strong business message of climate ambition and help to scale and speed climate finance. 

    The high-level meeting will introduce the first Global Standard for Net-Zero Business and draw on the achievements of how credible science-based targets are contributing to halving global emissions by 2030 to help raise the ambition of country contributions in order to maintain a habitable planet for humankind. Secondly, the meeting seeks to mobilize further efforts for rapid financial, technological and social transformation at scale to keep a 1.5°C future within reach and enable Financing a Just Transition of all sectors. 

    The meeting is by invitation only.

    Participant Criteria

    The High-level meeting of Caring for Climate is by invitation only and is open to CEOs and select C-suite representatives of actively engaged companies and organizations on climate action, with a long-standing working relationship with the UN. Representatives from other stakeholder groups, including investors, civil society and labour organizations, business associations, academic institutions, Government and the United Nations, will be invited by the UN Global Compact directly. 

    For those meeting the criteria, please submit your invitation request by e-mailing: caring4climate@unglobalcompact.org

    We regret that we are unable to accommodate invitation requests from individuals who do not match the participant criteria outlined above. Due to the high-level nature of the event, we can only grant admission to the highest level representative from each organization that meet the above mentioned criteria.  






    H.E. António Guterres,
    United Nations

    Mary Robinson,
    Chair of The Elders

    Patricia Espinosa,
    Executive Secretary,

    Inger Andersen,
    Executive Director,
    United Nations Environment Programme

    Selwin Charles Hart,
    Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Climate Action

    Sanda Ojiambo,
    CEO & Executive Director,
    UN Global Compact

    Ignacio Galán,
    Chairman and CEO,

    Leif Johansson,
    Non-Executive Chairman of the Board,

    Jong Kyoo Yoon,
    Chairman & CEO
    KB Financial Group Inc

    Amit Sinha,
    Chief Strategy Officer,
    Mahindra Group

    Kevin. K. Kariuki,
    Power, Energy Climate Change & Green Growth African Development Bank Group

    Jennifer Morgan,
    Executive Director,

    Vic Van Vuuren,
    Director, Enterprises Department,
    International Labour Organization (ILO)

    Lila Karbassi,
    Chief of Programmes
    UN Global Compact

    Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim ,
    Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad