Nigel Topping is a leading figure in climate change and sustainability, best known as a High Level Champion for Climate Action for COP26. Also a Board Member of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change & the Environment, Nigel champions action against climate change and wants to halve emissions by 2030. Now booked as a sustainability speaker for corporate events, Nigel is able to discuss climate change with confidence.
Nigel has forged a reputation for his passions in climate change action, working in several senior positions with an extensive history in the environmental sector. He has also been the CEO of WE MEAN BUSINESS and the Executive Director and Chief Innovation Officer of CPD, the global environmental reporting system. Liaising with international corporations, stakeholders and policymakers, Nigel is widely remembered for his impact on the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
Other prominent roles of Nigel’s include being a Board Member of the London Pensions Fund Authority, an Associate of the Leaders’ Quest, the Group Executive & VP of Operations for TMD Friction and the Operations Director for the BBA Group Plc. In these roles, Nigel has pioneered projects concerning forests, cities and water with environmental issues at the heart of each one. Nigel has also been on the Board of Trustees for the Darlington Hall Trust, a time during which he helped to bring innovation and creativity to the estate. In 2023, Nigel is acting as a Global Ambassador for Race To Zero and Race To Resilience, accelerating the implementation of zero carbon targets and building climate resilience globally.
A champion of climate change action, Nigel is now booked as a sustainability speaker for corporate events. Having tirelessly worked to accelerate solutions to combat climate change, Nigel has previously been invited to deliver the TED talks ‘We Need to Green the Economy While Restarting it’ and ‘How Can Businesses Save the World?’. In 2022, Nigel was awarded the Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George by the Queen in her Birthday Honours List. Awarded for his services to climate change, Nigel was specifically recognised for his role in supporting the UK Presidency of the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference, in which his mission was to elevate the leadership of non-state actors to support and enhance the ambition of governments to accelerate action to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. Having also worked with the United Nations Framework Convention, Nigel Topping is an authoritative speaker who can help to futureproof all organisations with his expertise as a sustainability speaker.