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Rasmus Valanko

Director, Climate and Energy, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Rasmus Valanko is the Director for Climate & Energy with the Geneva-based World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). In this role, he leads private sector cooperation aiming to create and scale-up business solutions to tackle climate change and leverage key global partnerships. Rasmus has a Masters in Environment, Politics and Globalization from King’s College London. He began his career working for the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Environment of Finland both in overseas development cooperation and multilateral environmental treaties. Prior to joining the WBCSD, Rasmus worked 7 years for Royal Dutch Shell on global climate change and CO2 policy as well as their alternative energies strategy. Given his background, Rasmus has deep knowledge in the critical technologies required for the transformation of energy supply and demand, with the ability to facilitate and translate between technical and policy worlds.