Climate synergies

With every region in the world now exposed to widespread disruption from climate change, the need for climate action is clear. However, competing demands on governments and businesses often prevent them from taking sufficient action on this pressing issue.

Recent technological advances offer hope for addressing both the climate crisis and global economic challenges. Policy solutions that address climate change can also strengthen the social contract between states and their citizens and build a more sustainable economic future.

At the Oxford World Forum 2023, we brought together leaders, entrepreneurs, and civil society representatives to explore these synergies and how we can translate them into practical action.

Previous speakers have included Bill Clinton, Mohamed Nasheed, Dr Steven Chu, Dame Ellen MacArthur, Kathryn Murdoch, Al Gore and Mikhail Gorbachev.

The Forum will bring together a selected number of extraordinary individuals for a full day of talks, workshops, debate and opportunities to build relationships in one to ones before and after the main conference.




Inspire & engage

The World Forum brought together 100 extraordinary individuals from policy, business, civil society and academia. The programme was designed to nurture relationships, break silos and build a collaborative global community of leaders to support a transition to net zero. 

This event is invite only. Please contact with enquiries. 

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One of the things that sets this conference apart is its focus on tangible progress and action as well as bold ideas.
Lord Deben, Chair, Climate Change Committee


Associate Sponsor 

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Bank of America is one of the world’s leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 68 million consumer and small business clients with approximately 3,900 retail financial centers, approximately 15,000 ATMs and award-winning digital banking with approximately 56 million verified digital users. Bank of America is a global leader in wealth management, corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to approximately 3 million small business households through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients through operations across the United States, its territories and more than 35 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.


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Lombard Odier is an innovative bank of choice for private and institutional clients seeking a tailored, sustainable approach to wealth and asset management. The Firm creates sustainable value for their clients via innovative investment solutions that seize the opportunities of the transition to a CLIC® (Circular, Lean, Inclusive and Clean) economy. It aspires to become the leading independent firm for sustainable investing. Lombard Odier works in collaboration with the world-renowned University of Oxford to foster sustainable investment research, with a particular focus on climate change, circular economy and nature.

Supporting Sponsor

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Marex is a diversified global financial services platform, providing essential liquidity, market access and infrastructure services to clients in the energy, commodities and financial markets.

The Group provides comprehensive breadth and depth of coverage across four core services: Market Making, Clearing, Hedging and Investment Solutions and Agency and Execution. It has a leading franchise in many major metals, energy and agricultural products, executing around 50 million trades and clearing 205 million contracts in 2022. The Group provides access to the world’s major commodity markets, covering a broad range of clients that include some of the largest commodity producers, consumers and traders, banks, hedge funds and asset managers.

Marex was established in 2005 but through its subsidiaries can trace its roots in the commodity markets back almost 100 years. Headquartered in London with 36 offices worldwide, the Group has over 1,800 employees across Europe, Asia and America.

Media partner

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Leo Johnson, Head of Disruption & Innovation, PwC


Justin Keeble, Managing Director of Global Sustainability, Google Cloud, said:

I was impressed by the quality of both speakers and attendees at the Forum and was delighted to participate. This is the decade of action so I welcomed the chance to hear about success stories and lessons learnt from organisations taking action to tackle climate change. Very much look forward to the 2023 Forum.

H.E. Abul Kalam Azad, Special Envoy, Climate Vulnerable Forum said:

It was a great opportunity to meet distinguished academia, experts and professionals from the private sector and international organizations. I am sure the discussions and remarkable ideas nurtured at Oxford will now be embedded in our actions. It has been an inspiring event for me – as we take forward the global agenda of net zero, enterprise, water and climate together, just two months ahead of COP27.

The Rt Hon Claire Perry O’Neill, co-chair, Global Imperatives Advisory Board, WBCSD, said: 

The World Forum is a hugely valuable meeting in Oxford with excellent content, opportunities to discuss the challenges with leaders from the public and private sectors, and ultimately to truly push forward progress on climate issues.

Pilita Clark, Associate Editor, Financial Times, said:

It really was a pleasure to take part in such a well organised and interesting event. 

 Lord Deben, Chair, Climate Change Committee , said:

As a participant in the World Forum on Enterprise and the Environment, I can attest to the value of this conference in bringing together leaders from policy, business, civil society, and academia to drive action towards net zero. The discussions were thought-provoking and insightful, and I had the opportunity to meet with many talented and passionate individuals working on environmental issues.

One of the things that sets this conference apart is its focus on tangible progress and action as well as bold ideas. You will leave the conference with a fresh perspective, connections, and a renewed sense of purpose.