Gabrielle Walker Keynote Speaker

  • Founder, Valence Solutions - former Climate Change Editor at The New Scientist
  • Co-author of the bestseller, 'The Hot Topic - How to Tackle Global Warming and Still Keep the Lights on
  • Supportive about human endeavours to reduce effects of climate change

Gabrielle Walker's Biography

Gabrielle Walker is a strategist, writer, speaker, adviser and broadcaster who works with businesses to address global challenges, with a particular focus on sustainability, energy, mobility, finance, land-use, plastics and the circular economy, and climate change.

Amongst many appointments Gabrielle has taught at both Cambridge and Princeton Universities, and served as Climate Change Editor at Nature and Features Editor at New Scientist. She has presented programmes for BBC TV and radio, taking her to all seven continents to see how the world works and how it is changing. She has also written for, amongst others, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.

As a writer Gabrielle has published four books, including co-authoring the bestselling ‘The Hot Topic – How to avoid global warming while still keeping the lights on’. The book separated out the hype, the dogma and the agendas to look at the realities of, and potential solutions to climate change. It was was described by Al Gore as “a beacon of clarity” and by The Times as “a material gain for the axis of good”.

As a consultant and strategist Gabrielle advises businesses at C-level on issues including areas for future investment, manufacturing and the circular economy, and the impact strategy in these sectors can have on public and employee perception of a business. Touching on themes including leadership, talent development, risk and strategy she highlights instances of short-termism and insular thinking and encourages long-term planning, collaboration and innovation.  She is the Founder and Director of Valence Solutions, a firm that brokers fresh conversations and accelerates corporate action on climate change, and works as an advisor at boardroom level with a wide range of global companies.

Gabrielle’s work has seen her make over a dozen trips to both North and South poles. She has also climbed trees in the Amazon, been sneezed on by a whale, extracted lava from an active volcano, swum amongst piranhas, and experienced zero gravity.

Speaking Topics Include;

  • Sustainability

  • Climate change

  • Net Zero Targets

  • Negative Emissions

  • ESG/Climate Investments

  • Renewable energy and new energy technologies

  • Circular Econom
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Books by Gabrielle Walker

The Hot Topic: How to Tackle Global Warming and Still Keep the Lights on
Snowball Earth: The Story of the Global Catastrophe That Spawned Life As We Know

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