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The Earthshot Prize and Bloomberg Philanthropies Announce Speakers for the Second Earthshot Prize Innovation Summit

Prince William, Michael R. Bloomberg, José Andrés, Jacinda Ardern, Bill Gates, Nomzamo Mbatha, and Earthshot Prize Finalists and Winners will address attendees on September 19

Summit will unveil the 2023 Earthshot Prize Finalists while spotlighting the progress of the 2022 Finalists and Winners in scaling solutions to repair our planet by 2030

New York, NY — Today, The Earthshot Prize and Bloomberg Philanthropies announced confirmed speakers for The Earthshot Prize Innovation Summit on September 19, 2023 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. The second Innovation Summit, held during New York Climate Week and the 78th Session of the UN General Assembly, will bring the 2022 Earthshot Prize Winners and Finalists together with policymakers, global business leaders, philanthropists, and climate activists to further spotlight and scale their solutions to address the world’s most crucial environmental challenges. During the Summit, the fifteen 2023 Earthshot Prize Finalists, each eligible to receive one of five £1 million prizes to be awarded at The Earthshot Prize awards ceremony in Singapore on November 7, will be revealed.

Prince William, founder of The Earthshot Prize, will attend alongside Michael R. Bloomberg, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Climate Ambition and Solutions and Global Advisor to the Winners of The Earthshot Prize. They will welcome a number of speakers and special guests including: José Andrés, Chef and Founder of World Central Kitchen; The Rt Hon Dame Jacinda Ardern, Trustee, The Earthshot Prize; The Honorable Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Singapore; Emily Chang, Host & Executive Producer, Bloomberg Originals; Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Founder of Breakthrough Energy; The Honorable Caroline Kennedy, U.S. Ambassador to Australia; Nomzamo Mbatha, Actress, Humanitarian, and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador; Rt Hon Patricia Scotland KC, The Commonwealth Secretary-General; Maroš Šefčovič, European Commission Executive Vice President for the European Green Deal, and others.

The Earthshot Prize’s 2022 Finalists will be in attendance to highlight their progress and impact over the past year, while spotlighting the Prize’s five key pillars of climate solutions: Protect and Restore Nature, Clean Our Air, Revive Our Oceans, Build A Waste-Free World, and Fix Our Climate. Many of the soon-to-be-announced 2023 Finalists will also be at the summit to celebrate this milestone.

The 2022 Earthshot Prize Finalists and Winners addressing the event include: Natasha Boulding, Founder & CEO, Low Carbon Materials; Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Notpla; Talal Hasan, Founder & CEO, 44.01; Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, LanzaTech; Kaushik Kappagantulu, Co-Founder & CEO, Kheyti; Charlot Magayi, Founder & CEO, Mukuru Clean Stoves; Brandon Ng, Co-Founder & CEO, Ampd Energy; and Pierre Paslier, Co-CEO, Notpla.

Additional speakers and guests who will be available to the press will be shared soon. Additional details and a livestream of the event, which will be held from 12:00pm-3:00pm ET at The Plaza Hotel in New York City, can be found here. Media interested in attending The Earthshot Prize Innovation Summit must be credentialed and can submit their request here.

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Founded by Prince William and The Royal Foundation in 2020, The Earthshot Prize is a global environmental prize to discover, accelerate and scale ground-breaking solutions to repair and regenerate the planet. Inspired by President John F. Kennedy’s Moonshot, which united millions of people around the goal of reaching the moon, The Earthshot Prize aims to catalyze an Earthshot challenge to urgently encourage and scale innovative solutions that can help put the world firmly on a trajectory towards a stable climate, where communities, oceans and biodiversity thrive in harmony by 2030. The five challenges are: Protect and Restore Nature; Clean Our Air; Revive Our Oceans; Build a Waste-Free World; and Fix Our Climate.

The Prize aims to turn the current pessimism surrounding environmental issues into optimism by championing inspiring leadership and helping to scale incredible cutting-edge solutions. It will discover 50 winners over 10 years with the power to repair the planet. More than an award, The Earthshot Prize works in partnership with a Global Alliance of Partners to support the scaling of the solutions discovered and selected each year.

The Global Alliance Founding Partners are a group of leading global organizations and philanthropists, which act as strategic funding partners to the Prize, including Aga Khan Development Network, Bezos Earth Fund, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Breakthrough Energy Foundation, Coleman Family Ventures, DP World in partnership with Dubai EXPO 2020, Eleven Eleven Foundation, Holch Povlsen Foundation, Jack Ma Foundation, Law Family Charitable Foundation, Legado Para A Juventude, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, Marc and Lynne Benioff, Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Rob Walton Foundation, Sandy and Paul Edgerley and Standard Chartered Bank.

Global Alliance Partners are non-profit environment and sustainable development organizations that bring expertise, global reach and serve as nominating organizations each year. For full list see website: Global Alliance – Earthshot Prize.

Global Alliance Members are some of the world’s largest and most influential companies and brands that will support The Earthshot Prize, implement ambitious changes within their businesses and accelerate the advancement of the solutions of Prize Finalists and Winners. They are: Arup, Bloomberg L.P., Deloitte, Herbert Smith Freehills, Hitachi, Ingka Group (IKEA), Microsoft, The Multichoice Group, Natura &Co, Safaricom, Salesforce, Unilever, Vodacom Group and Walmart.

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Bloomberg Philanthropies invests in 700 cities and 150 countries around the world to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people. The organization focuses on five key areas for creating lasting change: the Arts, Education, Environment, Government Innovation, and Public Health. Bloomberg Philanthropies encompasses all of Michael R. Bloomberg’s giving, including his foundation, corporate, and personal philanthropy as well as Bloomberg Associates, a pro bono consultancy that works in cities around the world. In 2022, Bloomberg Philanthropies distributed US$ 1.7 billion. For more information, please visit, sign up for our newsletter,  or follow us on  Facebook,  Instagram,  YouTube,  Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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