INTERNATIONAL GREEN AWARDS™2011 Speakers


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Nick Nuttall – Acting Communications Director & Spokesperson, UNEP

 

 

Nick Nuttall is the Acting Communications Director and Spokesperson for the UN Environment Programme headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya.

He is also the spokesperson, principal speechwriter and creative writer for UN Under-Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director, Achim Steiner.

 

Mr Nuttall joined UNEP in 2001 working for former UNEP Executive Director and former German Minister of the Environment, Klaus Toepfer and has played a key role in UNEP’s Green Economy initiative ahead of Rio+20 in June 2012.

 

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Peter Byck - Director & Producer, Carbon Nation

 

 

Peter Byck_Carbon NationPeter Byck is the director, producer and writer of carbon nation, a climate change solutions movie [that doesn’t even care if you believe in climate change].  During the filming and editing of carbon nation, Byck has met and collaborated with the leading minds from the world of climate, clean energy, military applications and land use.  Byck’s contacts span the globe – keeping him up-to-date on the fast moving frontier of the clean energy revolution.

 

“For us at Carbon Nation, sustainability is life-cycle energy costs factored into every company purchase, making 5 and 10 year energy efficiency strategy plans (lessening the bind of quarterly reports) and empowering employees to discover and implement ways to ensure their company is viable and prepared for a low-carbon economy.  This stuff inspires people to stick around and not look for new jobs, their productivity goes up and the company saves money – what’s not to like?”


Peter has over 20 years experience as a director and editor.  His first documentary “Garbage” won the South by Southwest Film Festival.  (It screened in scores of festivals in the U.S. and Europe and played at the Museum of Modern Art and Lincoln Center). In addition, he has edited documentaries for Peter Jackson’s two films, “Lord of the Rings” and “King Kong.”

 

Peter has also worked as an editor or director for documentaries and promotional shorts for Warner Bros., Universal Pictures, 20th Century Fox, MTV, Vh1, BBC, Disney and MGM, for shows and movies including “The West Wing,” “The Matrix,” “Scrubs,”  “ER” and many more.

 

Watch the Carbon Nation trailer below:

 

Leo Johnson


Leo JohnsonLeo Johnson makes sense of sustainability. He pinpoints the trends – from climate change to increased regulation and threats to corporate reputation – then lays out both the risks and the opportunities for business and finance. His key topic is ‘future-proofing’, bringing it into sharp focus (with the same flair for language as his brother, London Mayor Boris Johnson).


Leo is Co-Founder of Sustainable Finance, advisor to over 50 global banks and businesses – and now part of PWC. He is also author of Beyond Risk and winner of the IFC Corporate Award for his work with the financial sector. He lectures at a number of academic institutions from the LSE to the Cambridge Programme for Industry.



Presentations address the questions no forward-looking company can afford to ignore. What is sustainability? Is it just hype or does it seriously affect your business? What’s going on when activists collect in the lobbies of Merrill Lynch, and consumers re-think their own preferences? Leo doesn’t just set the scene, he helps win management buy-in to push through the changes necessary to pursue the next major source of economic growth.

 

Aside from keynote and after dinner speeches, Leo has moderated international conferences with the likes of Kofi Annan, hosted the FT Sustainable Banking Awards and helped launch the Carbon Disclosure Project in Geneva. He is a regular commentator on CNBC and frequently writes for the Wall Street Journal, FT and Spectator.

 

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