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Decarbonisation: The Business and Investor view
With the current trajectory, the world faces an inevitable climate crisis with devastating environmental, social and economic consequences. Corporates and investors need to adjust to this reality, with increasing pressure from regulators and the public. They also need to align with shareholders’ values and fiduciary responsibilities. Sometimes these objectives collide.

Hear former US Vice President Al Gore and IKEA CEO Jesper Brodin discuss the firms’ approaches and their personal reflections.

Nov 10, 2022 04:00 PM in Paris

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Al Gore
Former Vice President, USA, Founding Partner & Chairman @Generation Investment Management
Former Vice President Al Gore is a founding partner and chairman of Generation Investment Management, and the founder and chairman of The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit devoted to solving the climate crisis. He is also a senior partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and a member of Apple Inc.’s board of directors. Gore was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1976, 1978, 1980, and 1982 and to the U.S. Senate in 1984 and 1990. He was inaugurated as the 45th vice president of the United States on January 20, 1993, and served eight years. He is the author of the #1 New York Times best-sellers "An Inconvenient Truth" and "The Assault on Reason," and the best-sellers “Earth in the Balance,” "Our Choice: A Plan To Solve the Climate Crisis," "The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change," and most recently, The New York Times best-seller "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.” He is the subject of the documentary movie “An Inconvenient Truth,” which won two Oscars.
Jesper Brodin
CEO @Ingka Group (IKEA)
Jesper Brodin is the CEO of Ingka Group. His career with IKEA spans over 20 years, and he stepped into his current role in September 2017. Before being appointed CEO, Jesper was Managing Director at IKEA of Sweden/Range & Supply, which is responsible for the development of the product range and supply chain of the IKEA Brand. Jesper’s career at IKEA started in 1995 with a purchase manager role in Pakistan; not long after that he became Regional Purchase Manager for South East Asia. In 1999, he took on the assignment of assistant, both to IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad and to Anders Dahlvig, who was CEO at that time. As a leader, Jesper is known for his belief in values-based leadership and for his emphasis on togetherness. Jesper’s vision for Ingka Group spotlights sustainable development. He is a member of the World Economic Forum, advocating for wider climate commitments across the global retail sector.
Henrik Lundin EMBA'23Jan
CIO @IMAS Foundation
While undertaking a Global Executive MBA at INSEAD, Henrik is the CIO at IMAS Foundation, responsible for a EUR 13 billion portfolio, spread across multiple asset classes with a strong sustainability focus. IMAS Foundation is a sister foundation to the INGKA Foundation – the owner of Ingka Group, who owns and operates the majority of IKEA stores globally . Prior to IMAS, Henrik served nine years as Chief Investment Strategist at Nordea and was part of the management group for the bank’s savings and wealth offering business. His previous jobs include analyst and economist positions within Nordea as well as business correspondent, covering the Nordics for AFX News/AFP/Financial Times. Henrik has a degree in economics from Stockholm University and is a CEFA holder from Stockholm School of Economics.
Alexandra Fattal EMBA'23Jan
Former Editor and Correspondent @The Economist
While undertaking a Global Executive MBA at INSEAD, Alexandra is working with the Student Impact Fund and helps to source deals for two early-stage venture capital funds. She previously spent over a decade with The Economist, as an editor and foreign correspondent, in London, New York and Milan. Before that, she worked as a consultant, and for the European Parliament in Brussels. Alexandra studied History at Cambridge University, holds a master's degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics, and was a journalist in residence at Chicago's Booth School of Business.