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Michael Heinz

“Climate change and global warming are among the most pressing challenges of our time. BASF products enable energy efficiency and climate protection in a variety of sectors. We work continuously to further reduce emissions from our production and have set ourselves the goal of CO2 neutral growth until 2030. Through the CEO Dialogue, we will engage with stakeholders and develop solutions to safeguard our planet.”

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has approximately 17,000 employees in North America and had sales of $18.7 billion in 2020. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. More than 110,000 employees in the BASF Group contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €59 billion in 2020. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at

CEO and Chairman, BASF


At BHP our purpose is to bring people and resources together to build a better world.  We are among the world’s top producers of major minerals like copper, iron ore, and nickel, and we have substantial interests in oil, gas and energy coal. We are a team of approximately 80,000 employees and contractors worldwide, primarily in Australia and the Americas.  

Our Petroleum business, headquartered in the US, comprises conventional oil and gas operations, and includes exploration, development and production activities.

The commodities we provide across our portfolio are essential to modern life and we seek to continually evolve our approach so we can continue to deliver them sustainably into the future. We’re committed to helping the world reach the ambitions set out in the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement. We have a plan, and we’re taking action.

President, Petroleum, BHP

Geraldine Slattery

“Climate change is an urgent global challenge and BHP is committed to playing its part to meet it through our own independent actions and via collaborative efforts where we can lend our voice, capability and financial support towards the development of the policies and technologies needed to accelerate decarbonization of the global economy. We know partnerships and collaborations across a diverse range of sectors can drive significant progress and we’re honored to be a part of the CEO Climate Dialogue in a united front to advance sustainable climate change policy.  At BHP, we believe an effective policy framework should include a complementary set of measures, including a globally consistent price on carbon. I’m proud to represent BHP in this dedicated group as we work together to advance a market-based approach to climate change.”

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Dave Lawler

“BP supports the Paris goals and has long advocated for a well-designed, economy-wide price on carbon to help deliver them. That’s why we are proud to be a part of The CEO Climate Dialogue, which will help inform the bipartisan discussions needed to enact effective carbon-pricing policy in the U.S. Only by working together – industry, government and society – can we solve the dual challenge of providing more energy with fewer emissions and move toward the low-carbon future we all seek.”


bp is an integrated energy company focused on delivering solutions for customers. Through its scale, reach and range of activities, bp delivers heat, light and mobility products and services to customers around the world. bp plans to do so increasingly in ways that can help drive the transition to a lower carbon future, knowing this will help the world reach net zero and improve people’s lives. 


bp’s purpose is to reimage energy for people and the planet, which is why it has launched an ambition to become a net zero company by 2050 or sooner, while helping the world get there too. To deliver on this goal, bp aims to dramatically reduce carbon in its operations and production. At the same time, bp is growing new low carbon businesses, products and services.


bp’s sustainability frame underpins the company’s strategy and puts purpose into action. The frame takes an integrated approach and focuses on areas where bp believes it can make the most difference: achieving net zero, improving people’s lives, and caring for the planet.

Chairman and President, bp America; CEO, bpx energy


Calpine Corporation is America’s largest generator of electricity from natural gas and geothermal resources with robust commercial, industrial and residential retail operations in key competitive power markets. Founded in 1984, we use advanced technologies to generate power in an efficient, cost-effective and environmentally responsible manner. 

Thad Hill

Cummins produces a range of power solutions, from diesel and natural gas engines to battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell powertrains, so our customers can choose what best meets their unique needs and sustainability goals. Our PLANET 2050 environmental strategy includes the aspiration to be carbon neutral by 2050. With a 100-year record of innovation, Cummins is committed to doing its part to address the world’s climate challenges.

Chairman and CEO, Cummins

Tom Linebarger
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“The most underused tool for fighting climate change is corporate advocacy.  Business voices matter to Congress, but the vast majority of companies have been missing from the climate policy debate — or even worse, have been lobbying against environmental progress. Together, the CEO Climate Dialogue companies are using their political influence to chart a new course for corporate sustainability leadership and drive down pollution across the economy.”

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Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.


DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) is a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. Its operating units include an electric company serving 2.2 million customers in Southeast Michigan and a natural gas company serving 1.3 million customers in Michigan. The DTE portfolio includes energy businesses focused on power and industrial projects; renewable natural gas; natural gas pipelines, gathering and storage; and energy marketing and trading. As an environmental leader, DTE utility operations will reduce carbon dioxide and methane emissions by more than 80% by 2040 to produce cleaner energy while keeping it safe, reliable and affordable. DTE Electric and Gas aspire to achieve net zero carbon and greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. DTE is committed to serving with its energy through volunteerism, education and employment initiatives, philanthropy and economic progress. Information about DTE is available at,, and

Executive Chairman, DTE

Gerard Anderson

"Climate change is a defining challenge of our time, and one that requires an enormous – but attainable – shift in our economy and a harnessing of ingenuity. Public policy is an important driver in helping to develop climate solutions that address the size and breadth of this challenge. Our ambitious climate policies should seek to spur technological advancements, align with market realities and prioritize the needs of working American families. The CEO Climate Dialogue gives DTE and other like-minded companies a platform from which to encourage policymakers to think within this framework and to move with urgency on the kinds of economy-wide, market-based policies that can lead to a decarbonized economy."


Royal DSM is a global purpose-led, science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. DSM’s purpose is to create brighter lives for all. DSM addresses with its products and solutions some of the world’s biggest challenges whilst creating simultaneously economic-, environmental- and societal value for all its stakeholders; customers, employees, shareholders, and society-at-large. DSM delivers innovative solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and aroma, medical devices, green products and applications, and new mobility and connectivity. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company was founded in 1902 and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. More information can be found at

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Hugh Welsh

President and General Counsel, DSM North America

We’re Equinor, an international energy company with a proud history.  We are 20,000 committed colleagues developing oil, gas, wind and solar energy in more than 30 countries worldwide. We’re the largest operator in Norway, among the world’s largest offshore operators, and a growing force in renewables. Driven by our Nordic urge to explore beyond the horizon, and our dedication to safety, equality and sustainability, we’re building a global business on our values and the energy needs of the future.

Hans Jakob Hegge

US Country Manager and Senior Vice President of Global Unconventionals, Equinor

More than 7 million customers in 18 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D), headquartered in Richmond, Va. The company is committed to sustainable, reliable, affordable and safe energy and to achieving net zero carbon dioxide and methane emissions from its power generation and gas infrastructure operations by 2050. Please visit to learn more.

President, and CEO, Dominion Energy

Robert M. Blue

“For more than a decade, Dominion Energy has embraced the opportunity to deliver cleaner, affordable and reliable energy. Our CO2 emissions have declined by more than 50%, and over 85% of our generation comes from low or no carbon sources. The CEO Climate Dialogue will work to build bipartisan solutions that promote innovation and achieve meaningful, economy-wide emission reductions while ensuring technological leadership and continued economic growth.”

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At National Grid, we are committed to delivering safe and reliable energy to the customers and communities we serve. We are one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the US — serving more than 20 million customers throughout New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. We are at the heart of one of the greatest challenges facing our society — transforming our electricity and natural gas networks with smarter, cleaner, and more resilient energy solutions to meet the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  Every day we work with stakeholders to promote the development and implementation of more sustainable, innovative and affordable energy solutions.


Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PSEG) is a diversified energy company headquartered in Newark, N.J. Established in 1903, the company has long had a key role in fueling New Jersey's economy and supporting the state's quality of life.  PSEG's principal operating subsidiaries are: Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G), PSEG Power and PSEG Long Island.

Shell is an international energy company with expertise in the exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals. Shell's purpose is to power progress together with more and cleaner energy solutions. We believe that rising standards of living for a growing global population are likely to continue to drive demand for energy, including oil and gas, for years to come. At the same time, technology changes and the need to tackle climate change means there is a transition underway to a lower-carbon, multisource energy system.

President, Shell Oil Company; Executive Vice President, Upstream Conventionals

Gretchen Watkins

“We have long recognized the climate challenge and will continue to play our part in addressing it. That includes re-shaping our portfolio to produce lower carbon products and following up our emissions reductions aspirations with measurable targets – an industry first. Still, an effective carbon pricing policy, based on the guiding principles outlined by The CEO Climate Dialogue, is one of the strongest levers we can pull to foster innovation, inspire new technology and drive lower carbon consumer choices.”

Vincent Stoquart

CEO of Total USA

TotalEnergies is a broad energy company that produces
and markets energies on a global scale: oil and biofuels,
natural gas and green gases, renewables and electricity.
Our 105,000 employees are committed to energy that is ever
more affordable, clean, reliable and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, TotalEnergies puts sustainable development in all its dimensions at the heart of its projects and operations to contribute to the well-being of people.

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DuPont is a global innovation leader with technology-based materials, ingredients and solutions that help transform industries and everyday life. Our employees apply diverse science and expertise to help customers advance their best ideas and deliver essential innovations in key markets including electronics, transportation, construction, water, health and wellness, food and worker safety. 

Executive Chairman and CEO, DuPont

Edward Breen

“DuPont is pleased to be part of The CEO Climate Dialogue and support its guiding principles to accelerate the development of federal policy on climate change. At DuPont, our science and innovation is inextricably linked with sustainability practices that deliver specialized materials that contribute to a safer, healthier, more sustainable world. We believe strong, consistent policy measures and a cohesive regulatory environment are needed to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy and foster innovation, investment and economic growth.”

Exelon is America’s leading competitive energy provider, with one of the cleanest and lowest-cost power generation fleets. Its utilities serve millions of electric and gas customers.​

President and CEO, Exelon

Chris Crane

“As the nation’s largest producer of clean energy, Exelon stands with our customers who demand swift action on climate change to protect our communities, our environment and the safety and reliability of our energy infrastructure. We have long-supported carbon pricing as the fastest, most economical way to both reduce emissions and encourage investment in new and existing clean power sources, so I am proud to join my peers in advocating for action through The CEO Climate Dialogue.”

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Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification; mobility solutions, including self-driving services; and connected services.  Ford employs approximately 188,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit

Holcim is the global leader in building materials and solutions and active in four business segments: Cement, Aggregates, Ready-Mix Concrete and Solutions & Products. Its ambition is to lead the industry in reducing carbon emissions and shifting towards low-carbon construction. With the strongest R&D organization in the industry, the company seeks to constantly introduce and promote high-quality and sustainable building materials and solutions to its customers worldwide - whether individual homebuilders or developers of major infrastructure projects. Holcim employs over 70,000 employees in over 70 countries and has a portfolio that is equally balanced between developing and mature markets. In the United States, Holcim companies include close to 350 sites in 43 states and employ 7,000 people. Our customers rely on us to help them design and build better communities with innovative solutions that deliver structural integrity and eco-efficiency.

CEO, US Cement, Holcim

Jamie Gentoso

"Tackling the challenge of climate change is no easy task. Being at the table with other industry leaders as part of the CEO Climate Dialogue, we have an opportunity to join forces to advocate for climate legislation. It is critical we begin to set durable and achievable goals that help safeguard the environment while reducing our carbon footprint."     

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric energy companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with more than 23,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation's cleanest energy to 16 million people in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit

Chief Executive Officer. PG&E Corporation

“Meeting the challenge of climate change, both in adapting to and thwarting its impacts, is an essential element of PG&E’s focus on a Triple Bottom Line that benefits People, the Planet, and our shared Prosperity. Success also requires strong and supportive public policies. To be effective, those policy responses must start with a constructive dialogue among the full spectrum of stakeholders. We have a duty to our customers and communities to help lead that conversation.”

Patricia K. Poppe
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“Meeting the challenge of climate change, both in adapting to and thwarting its impacts, is an essential element of PG&E’s focus on a Triple Bottom Line that benefits People, the Planet, and our shared Prosperity. Success also requires strong and supportive public policies. To be effective, those policy responses must start with a constructive dialogue among the full spectrum of stakeholders. We have a duty to our customers and communities to help lead that conversation.”


Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Beauty & Personal Care, Home Care, and Foods & Refreshment products with sales in over 190 countries and reaching 2.5 billion consumers a day. In the United States and Canada, the portfolio includes brand icons such as: Axe, Ben & Jerry’s, Breyers, Degree, Dollar Shave Club, Dove, Hellmann’s, Klondike, Knorr, Lever 2000, Lipton, Love Beauty and Planet, Magnum, Nexxus, Noxzema, Pond’s, Popsicle, Pure Leaf, Q-tips, Seventh Generation, Simple, Sir Kensington’s, St. Ives, Suave, Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto, TAZO, TIGI, TRESemmé and Vaseline. For more information about Unilever and its brands, please visit

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Fabian Garcia

Environmental Defense Fund (, a leading international nonprofit organization, creates transformational solutions to the most serious environmental problems. EDF links science, economics, law and innovative private-sector partnerships.

President, EDF

Fred Krupp
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“The most underused tool for fighting climate change is corporate advocacy.  Business voices matter to Congress, but the vast majority of companies have been missing from the climate policy debate — or even worse, have been lobbying against environmental progress. Together, the CEO Climate Dialogue companies are using their political influence to chart a new course for corporate sustainability leadership and drive down pollution across the economy.”

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World Resources Institute (WRI) is a global research organization that spans more than 60 countries, with offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico and the United States. Its more than 1,000 experts and staff work closely with leaders to turn big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. More information on WRI can be found at or on Twitter @WorldResources.

President and CEO, WRI

Ani Dasgupta
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“Addressing climate change requires us to harness the ingenuity, expertise and influence across our society – including business voices. Corporate advocacy is a powerful tool that must be used to secure a more prosperous, equitable and sustainable future. Through the CEO Climate Dialogue, we are working with companies to redefine responsible corporate leadership and leverage their political influence to advance comprehensive, lasting and ambitious climate solutions.” 

President and CEO of World Resources Institute


C2ES’s mission is to advance strong policy and action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote clean energy, and strengthen resilience to climate impacts. A key objective is a national market-based program to reduce emissions cost-effectively. We believe a sound climate strategy is essential to ensure a strong, sustainable economy.


Nat Keohane
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“The indispensable role of C2ES will become only more critical in this decisive decade, as the decisions made by countries and businesses, both here in the United States and around the world, will determine whether we meet the challenge of the climate crisis and put the world on a path toward climate safety.

Jennifer Morris
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“To successfully create a more sustainable future, we need all segments of society—especially business leaders—to actively participate in solutions that address climate change. Through the CEO Climate Dialogue, CEOs are signaling to their industries—and most importantly, to Congress—that now is the time to meet the climate crisis with scalable solutions that help people and nature thrive together.”


The Nature Conservancy is a global environmental nonprofit working to create a world where people and nature can thrive.

Founded at its grassroots in the United States in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than a million members and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff and more than 400 scientists, we impact conservation in 79 countries and territories across six continents.


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