Sophia Mendelsohn has been leading corporate sustainability and environmental social governance (ESG) in the U.S. and China for over a decade. In addition to being the Chief Sustainability Officer and Global Head of ESG for Cognizant, a Fortune 200 digital solutions and technology company, she designed and taught the first ESG course at Harvard Extension School. Over the course of her career, Sophia has been recognized for her leadership and commitment to corporate citizenship. In 2016, she won the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Leadership Award and was named Climate Leader of the Year by Ethical Corporation. In 2020, she was named one of the top 30 people leading the climate charge by Bloomberg.
Adam Braun is the Co-Founder & CEO of Climate Club. After beginning his career at Bain & Co, he was the Founder & CEO of Pencils of Promise, the award-winning organization that has built nearly 600 schools around the world and then became Founder & CEO of MissionU which was acquired by WeWork in 2018. In recent years he has been named to Business Insider's 40 Under 40 and Wired Magazine’s “50 People Who Are Changing the World." His book "The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change" debuted at #2 on the New York Times Bestseller list and went on to become a #1 national bestseller.