Helen Clarkson


Helen joined Climate Group in March 2017 as Chief Executive Officer. Climate Group is an international non-profit organisation with a mission to drive climate action, fast. Climate Group builds networks of leading governments and businesses working on issues such as renewable electricity and zero carbon steel, to shape markets and policy.

Helen also sits on the board of the We Mean Business Coalition. Prior to joining the Climate Group, Helen worked at Forum for the Future where she founded the organisation’s US office. At Forum, Helen led work with large US corporations such as Target, Walmart, Nike, Gap and Levi Strauss & Co. to solve complex sustainability challenges.

Helen joined Forum from Médecins Sans Frontières where she worked on humanitarian missions across a number of conflict zones.

Helen qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte and has an undergraduate degree from the University of Cambridge, and a master’s degree from the University of London. In 2022 Helen was awarded an OBE for services to the climate.