The disruptors: Paul Simpson, the atypical activist who woke C-suites to climate risk

Paul Simpson, a former financial analyst, founded the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) seventeen years ago at age 25. The nonprofit “has helped transform corporate and investor attitudes to climate change” and “is trying to persuade businesses to commit to going 100% renewable.” 

By Oliver Balch, Ethical Corporation Magazine

Under Simpson’s leadership, CDP teamed up with the Climate Group to found RE100, a business-focused campaign designed to realize precisely such a zero-carbon energy future. So far, 114 corporations have made such a pledge, including Apple, Google, Starbucks, IKEA and, the initiative’s latest recruit, HSBC. Read more here.

Photo: Paul Simpson was featured on numerous panels at this month’s UN Climate talks in Bonn. Credit: The Climate Group


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