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Notes LEADERS SIR RICHARD BRANSON Co-Founder of The B Team Read more SIR RICHARD BRANSON Co-Founder of The B Team “I believe business must be leading, and not waiting on, the shift toward an inclusive future. I joined The B Team to stand at the forefront of this movement and inspire others to join.” Sir Richard Branson is the Co-Founder of The B Team and Founder of the Virgin Group. Richard serves on the Climate Working Group and The B Team Australia Network Steering Committee. As a B Team Leader, his efforts are helping to build a net-zero economy that leaves people and communities thriving and resilient. Close modal JOCHEN ZEITZ Co-Founder of The B Team Read more JOCHEN ZEITZ Co-Founder of The B Team “Business cannot ignore the impact it has on people and our planet. I co-founded The B Team to help ensure that impact is a positive one—and one the private sector views proactively.” Jochen Zeitz is Co-Founder of The B Team and ZEITZ MOCAA, Founder of the Zeitz Foundation and The Long Run, and former Chairman and CEO of PUMA SE. Jochen serves on The B Team Africa Network Steering Committee and helps drive The B Team’s efforts to advocate for corporate sustainability governance both regionally and globally. Jochen’s work as a B Team Leader also helps companies quantify and act on environmental risk. Close modal PAUL POLMAN Chair of The B Team Read more PAUL POLMAN Chair of The B Team “If you don’t bring purpose to business, citizens of the world will ask: why are you around in the first place? I joined The B Team to build a private sector driven by purpose.” Paul Polman is Chair of The B Team, Co-Founder & Chair of Imagine and Former CEO of Unilever (2009-2018). Paul serves on The B Team’s Climate and Governance Working Groups. His dedication across these causes has helped to catalyze business action and advocacy on open company ownership, protection of human rights and a just transition. Close modal SHARAN BURROW Vice-Chair of The B Team Read more SHARAN BURROW Vice-Chair of The B Team “The world’s working people need a new social contract. That’s why I joined The B Team—to create the dialogue in partnership with business, civil society and governments for a new social contract to advance social progress for all.” Sharan Burrow is Vice-Chair of The B Team and General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation. Sharan serves on The B Team Australia Network Steering Committee and the Climate, Governance and Workplace Equality Working Groups. Sharan’s commitment across The B Team’s causes helps ensure a future of decent, safe and healthy work for all. Close modal AJAY BANGA President and CEO, Mastercard Read more AJAY BANGA President and CEO, Mastercard “From rising temperatures to rising inequality, we are facing some of the most trying challenges of our time and none of us will succeed unless we all can succeed. I joined The B Team to partner with this esteemed group of individuals as we look to tackle these large societal challenges.” Ajay Banga is the President and CEO of Mastercard. A longtime advocate for diversity, inclusion and belonging at work, Ajay brings his experiences in building a workplace that strives to win with decency and in supporting governments as they build economies that work for all to The B Team’s efforts to chart the path toward leading with sustainability, equality and accountability. Close modal OLIVER BÄTE CEO, Allianz Group Read more OLIVER BÄTE CEO, Allianz Group “Companies have responsibilities toward society, which go beyond their own shareholders. I joined The B Team to help businesses realize these responsibilities for a shared future that benefits all.” Oliver Bäte is CEO of Allianz Group. Oliver serves on The B Team’s Climate and Governance Working Groups. His work as a B Team Leader is helping to catalyse business action toward a net-zero economy ripe with opportunity for all people. Close modal MARC BENIOFF Founder, Chairman and CEO, Salesforce Read more MARC BENIOFF Founder, Chairman and CEO, Salesforce “As business leaders we have a responsibility to all stakeholders—customers, employees, partners, communities and the environment—not shareholders alone.” Marc Benioff is Founder, Chairman and CEO of Salesforce. As a B Team Leader, Marc has helped spearhead our engagement with entrepreneurs. His commitment to economic and social equality is helping to further business action toward improving the state of the world. Close modal JESPER BRODIN Chief Executive Officer, Ingka Group Read more JESPER BRODIN Chief Executive Officer, Ingka Group "Together we have a decade to prevent irreversible damage from climate change to the home we all share, the planet. I joined The B Team to spark real change–we need to take a positive, proactive and collaborative approach to turn the climate challenge into scalable solutions–together. It’s good business to be a good business and the time for talk is over. We will act, now." Jesper Brodin is Chief Executive Officer of Ingka Group. Jesper brings his experience in building business practices and products with sustainability and equality at their core to The B Team's effort to lead the path toward an inclusive economy. Close modal KATHY CALVIN Former President and CEO, UN Foundation Read more KATHY CALVIN Former President and CEO, UN Foundation “The just and sustainable future we envision for 2030 and beyond is only possible through collaboration. I joined The B Team to partner with innovators across sectors to help bring this vision to life.” Kathy Calvin is the Former President and CEO of the UN Foundation. Kathy serves on The B Team’s Climate Working Group. Her work as a B Team Leader helps develop a thriving and resilient net-zero world, which eliminates poverty and ensures equality for all. Close modal DAVID CRANE Former CEO, NRG Energy and Clean Energy Investor Read more DAVID CRANE Former CEO, NRG Energy and Clean Energy Investor “When you recognize that your company or industry is contributing to rising global temperatures that endanger our children and climate-driven societal injustices, you have a moral imperative to act. That’s why I joined The B Team—to show that the private sector can lead the way to a more sustainable and equitable future.” David Crane is the former CEO of NRG Energy. He serves as co-chair of The B Team’s Climate Working Group. A clean energy crusader, David’s work as a B Team Leader is fundamental to accelerating the shift to a net-zero economy that benefits all. Close modal EMMANUEL FABER Chairman and CEO, Danone Read more EMMANUEL FABER Chairman and CEO, Danone “Without fairness, there is no way we can create an economy that will tackle our collective challenges of today: inequalities, health, migrations, climate. That’s why I joined The B Team—to collectively face these challenges today, for a better tomorrow.” Emmanuel Faber is the Chairman and CEO of Danone. He serves on The B Team’s Equality Working Group. As a B Team Leader, Emmanuel is helping to foster inclusive workplace cultures that build a thriving future for both people and business. Close modal CHRISTIANA FIGUERES Founding Partner, Global Optimism and Convenor of Mission 2020 Read more CHRISTIANA FIGUERES Founding Partner, Global Optimism and Convenor of Mission 2020 “Without optimism, it is almost impossible to tackle any large challenge. And without collaboration across unusual sectors, getting things done takes way too long. I joined The B Team to accelerate these crucial cross-sector conversations and partnerships.” Christiana Figueres is Founding Partner of Global Optimism, Convenor of Mission 2020 and former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (2010-2016). Christiana serves on The B Team’s Climate Working Group. She is a tireless optimist and advocate for cross-sector ambition and collaboration to address the impacts of climate change. Close modal MATS GRANRYD Director General, GSMA Read more MATS GRANRYD Director General, GSMA “Building a truly equal world is not something that any of us can do alone—as individuals, as companies, even as an industry. But working together, we truly can make a difference—that’s why I joined The B Team.” Mats Granryd is Director General of the GSMA. He serves as Co-Chair of The B Team’s Workplace Equality Working Group. An advocate for gender equality and responsible business leadership in an increasingly disruptive digital landscape, Mats’ work on The B Team helps to build a future where all communities, consumers and companies can succeed. Close modal ARIANNA HUFFINGTON Founder and CEO, Thrive Global Read more ARIANNA HUFFINGTON Founder and CEO, Thrive Global "We need to redefine success. True, sustainable success has to be built around purpose and well-being. More and more companies are realizing that what’s good for their people is also good for their business and the planet. I joined the B Team to accelerate this culture shift." Arianna Huffington is the Founder and CEO of Thrive Global. She serves on The B Team’s Workplace Equality Working Group. Arianna’s dedication to creating sustainable and purpose-driven workplaces is crucial to a private sector that prioritizes people and planet alongside profit. Close modal DR. MO IBRAHIM Founder, Celtel and Founder and Chair, Mo Ibrahim Foundation Read more DR. MO IBRAHIM Founder, Celtel and Founder and Chair, Mo Ibrahim Foundation “Business is essentially a force for good. I joined the B Team to work on strengthening corporate governance and transparency.” Dr. Mo Ibrahim is the Founder of Celtel and the Founder and Chair of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation and Chair of Satya Capital Limited. He serves on The B Team Africa Network Steering Committee and as Co-Chair of The B Team’s Governance Working Group. With a focus on responsible tax and beneficial ownership transparency, Mo’s stewardship as B Team Leader helps to support good governance globally and exceptional leadership across Africa. Close modal YOLANDA KAKABADSE Former President, World Wildlife Fund International Read more YOLANDA KAKABADSE Former President, World Wildlife Fund International “Business is a natural lever to help catalyze change. Building solutions to some of the biggest challenges our world faces relies on advancing this power and collaboration—that’s why I joined The B Team.” Conservationist Yolanda Kakabadse is the Former President of World Wildlife Fund International (WWF). She serves on The B Team’s Climate Working Group. With a breadth of experience in both government and civil society, Yolanda’s leadership on The B Team underscores the importance of cross-sector collaboration when working to secure a healthy and prosperous planet. Close modal ISABELLE KOCHER CEO, Engie Read more ISABELLE KOCHER CEO, Engie “We’re entering a new era for business. It’s no longer a choice to operate for the benefit of the environment and society. I joined The B Team to help companies realize that there is no winning company on a losing planet.” Isabelle Kocher is the CEO of Engie. She serves on The B Team’s Climate Working Group. Her work as a B Team Leader is helping to accelerate the shift toward a net-zero emissions economy that builds strong communities, decent jobs and competitive markets. Close modal GUILHERME LEAL Co-Founder and Co-Chair, Natura Read more GUILHERME LEAL Co-Founder and Co-Chair, Natura “The big changes we seek will not be promoted by a single country, sector or organization. We need to work in partnership. I joined The B Team to work in tandem with leaders across sectors to transform the way we do business.” Business and social entrepreneur Guilherme Leal is the Co-Founder and Co-Chair of Natura & Co. As a B Team Leader, his work is fundamental to demonstrating and advancing successful, purpose-driven entrepreneurship that keeps people and planet at its core. Close modal ANDREW LIVERIS Chairman Emeritus and Former Chief Executive Officer, Dow Chemical Read more ANDREW LIVERIS Chairman Emeritus and Former Chief Executive Officer, Dow Chemical “The collective will of all of us has to be organized in a way that creates the intersection of business, government, and civil society under one title: humanity. I joined The B Team to advance this collective humanity.” Andrew Liveris is the Chairman Emeritus and Former Chief Executive Officer of Dow Chemical. He serves on The B Team Australia Network Steering Committee and the Climate and Workplace Equality Working Groups. As a B Team Leader, Andrew has ensured that the manufacturing industry is a key stakeholder in collective efforts to radically reduce carbon emissions and secure a net-zero economy. Close modal HIRO MIZUNO CIO, Government Pension Investment Fund Read more HIRO MIZUNO CIO, Government Pension Investment Fund It’s the mutual responsibilities of investors and corporates to promote long-term sustainable economic growth. Investors must accelerate business transformation for a sustainable and inclusive society. B Team Leaders understand our responsibilities and more importantly know how to do it profitably." Hiro Mizuno is the CIO of Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund. He also serves as a member of Board of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and as a founding member of the Climate Finance Leaders Initiative and Global Coalition for Sustainable Development. Close modal INDRA NOOYI Former Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo Read more INDRA NOOYI Former Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo “We are past the point of recognising that the health of our companies, our communities, and our countries is inextricably linked. For an inclusive and thriving future, it’s time to move from talk to action, which is why I joined The B Team.” Indra Nooyi is the Former Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo. She serves on The B Team’s Workplace Equality Working Group. As a B Team Leader, Indra is focused on helping companies take action to prioritize the health and well-being of their communities, customers and planet. Close modal JEAN OELWANG Founding CEO and President, Virgin Unite Read more JEAN OELWANG Founding CEO and President, Virgin Unite "I’m honored to be joining a group of leaders who are committed to realizing a better way of doing business for humanity and the planet. I look forward to working collectively to tackle unacceptable issues, to heal divisions and to create an economic system that benefits all." Jean is the founding CEO and President of Virgin Unite. She has helped corporations put the wellbeing of people and the planet at their core, including working with over 25 Virgin businesses across 15 industries to help embed purpose in all they do. Over the last 15 years, Jean has worked with partners to lead the incubation and start-up of several global initiatives, including Virgin Unite and The B Team’s 100% Human at Work Network. Close modal DR. NGOZI OKONJO-IWEALA Chair, Gavi: The Vaccine Alliance, Former Finance Minister, Nigeria and Former Managing Director, World Bank Read more DR. NGOZI OKONJO-IWEALA Chair, Gavi: The Vaccine Alliance, Former Finance Minister, Nigeria and Former Managing Director, World Bank “What the world needs is a new dialogue: one that brings the private and public sectors together to stand up for what is right. I joined The B Team to evolve this dialogue for a fair future.” Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is Chair of Gavi: The Vaccine Alliance, Former Finance Minister for Nigeria and Former Managing Director of the World Bank. She serves on The B Team Africa Network Steering Committee, Climate Working Group and as Co-Chair of The B Team’s Governance Working Group. Ngozi’s leadership at The B Team has been fundamental to holding the powerful to account, catalyzing transparent governance and helping to build trust in crucial institutions. Close modal TORBEN MÖGER PEDERSEN CEO, PensionDanmark Read more TORBEN MÖGER PEDERSEN CEO, PensionDanmark The mission of creating a more sustainable and inclusive world is as important as ever and there is huge responsibility for those with power to help facilitate a change. The boldness of The B Team stands out in the endeavor to realize the green transition and combat growing inequalities across the globe." Torben Möger Pedersen is the CEO of PensionDanmark. As a leading asset owner, Torben brings experience in advocating for an approach to investing that includes the health of people and the planet to The B Team's efforts to accelerate the transition to a net-zero economy by 2050. Close modal FRANÇOIS-HENRI PINAULT Chairman and CEO, Kering Read more FRANÇOIS-HENRI PINAULT Chairman and CEO, Kering “It is my conviction that sustainable business is smart business. It gives us an opportunity to create value while helping to make a better world. I joined The B Team to seize and build upon that opportunity.” François-Henri Pinault is Chairman & CEO of Kering. He serves on The B Team’s Climate Working Group. As a B Team Leader, his efforts to end gender-based violence helps to secure workplaces worldwide that are just, equal and free from harassment. Close modal MARY ROBINSON Former President of Ireland and Chair, The Elders Read more MARY ROBINSON Former President of Ireland and Chair, The Elders “I am confident that if we put our mind to it business can help build the inclusive economy of tomorrow. For the benefit of our world’s most vulnerable, business cannot remain silent or inactive. I joined The B Team to help spark this private sector action.” Former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson, is Chair of The Elders. She serves as Co-Chair of The B Team’s Climate Working Group. Mary’s leadership has helped bring justice to the forefront of the climate agenda—justice for those most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change: the poor, the disempowered and the marginalized across the world. Close modal RATAN TATA Chairman Emeritus, Tata Sons Read more RATAN TATA Chairman Emeritus, Tata Sons “Transparent business is better business. The B Team helps companies recognize this and act for a world that fosters trust, responsibility and accountability between people and the private sector.” Ratan Tata is the Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons, Tata Industries, Tata Motors, Tata Steel and Tata Chemicals. As a B Team Leader, his work has helped to build transparent and fair markets that better both business and society. Close modal HAMDI ULUKAYA Founder, Chairman and CEO, Chobani Read more HAMDI ULUKAYA Founder, Chairman and CEO, Chobani “We need companies to step up and do their part. It’s not a choice, it’s a responsibility. I joined The B Team to create a sense of urgency among all business leaders to not just talk—but to act.” Hamdi Ulukaya is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Chobani. He serves on The B Team’s Equality Working Group. Hamdi’s work as a B Team Leader helps to shape new corporate leadership norms around valuing inclusivity, community and responsibility. Close modal ZHANG YUE Chairman and Founder, Broad Group China Read more ZHANG YUE Chairman and Founder, Broad Group China “Sustainable development is critical in an era where social transformation and accelerating urbanization is occurring in many countries. As a B Team Leader I have the opportunity to advance rapid low-carbon revolution in the global architecture and transportation.” Zhang Yue is Chairman and Founder of Broad Group China. Zhang serves on The B Team’s Climate Working Group. He is dedicated to advancing energy efficient technologies, particularly around energy reservation and lightweight transportation. His efforts as a B Team Leader are helping to ensure businesses and cities scale in a sustainable and minimally impactful way. Close modal PROFESSOR MUHAMMAD YUNUS Chairman, Yunus Centre Read more

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