Business & Philanthropy Climate Forum



María has 25 years of experience in sustainable development, energy and climate action. As CEO of the We Mean Business Coalition (WMBC), she works with partners to provide the lodestar to guide companies to net-zero. To date, WMBC has mobilised 13,000+ companies that have committed to Paris-aligned emissions reduction and has brought the business voice to the G7, G20 and UNFCCC. Maria sits on the boards of the Science Based Targets initiative, the Mission Possible Partnership and is co-founder of the SME Climate Hub. She was former Managing Director of WBCSD and held senior positions at the Economic Bureau of the Spanish Prime Minister, in the CEO office of Iberdrola and at the International Energy Agency. Maria has a PhD in energy economics. She is a Commissioner on the Energy Transitions Commission and a board member of the Centre for International Environmental Studies in the Graduate Institute in Geneva.

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