Chris Walker

Sectors: Financial Services, (Re)Insurance, Asset Management, Heavy Industry, Extractives, Higher Education Institutions, Climate Tech, Professional Sports, Government, Not for Profits
Experience: climate and sustainability strategy, ESG/Impact Investing, decarbonization, climate risk and resilience, carbon markets.

25 years of international (US, EU, Switzerland, Australia) pioneering leadership in climate and sustainability strategy, innovation, program development and initiative implementation. High-impact global sustainability business executive with an accomplished track record focused on corporate engagement and promotion of market-based strategies to address challenges such as scaling the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ESG asset management, climate change mitigation, adaptation and resiliency.

Currently, Chris has an active consulting practice where he leads the Sustainable Retirements initiative for the Intentional Endowments Network which addresses barriers to climate/ESG integration in ERISA retirement plan offerings for higher education/foundations.  In addition, Chris is leading Sales/Business Development for Carbon Capture and Storage pioneer Carbon GeoCapture using coal to permanently store CO2 at scale.

Chris served as a Managing Director for Swiss Re developing and implementing Swiss Re’s climate and sustainability business strategy and as a Senior Associate for EY in Climate and Sustainability Services. He also was the executive director for North America for two business engagement organizations, the Climate Group and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development where he had extensive exposure to a wide array of industry, agriculture and financial services.

Visibility raiser/event organizer with world-class corporate, investor, NGO, UN and government network.  Chris created Climate Week, NYC as the pivotal largest annual event for business to engage/educate global influencers on climate engagement globally.  Serving as advisor for Nest Climate Summit (NYC), Blue Stone Life (first sustainable life insurer) and NEX Climate Index.