Drawing on decades of experience, our team has developed a powerful set of tools to convene high-level players from across perceived divides, helping them face truly challenging problems and create practical, on-the-ground solutions. We focus our work on the hardest unaddressed issues in climate change, sustainability and the energy transition, seeking maximum leverage to create change that is both faster and has greater impact.
We bring leaders together from a wide range of sectors to help them:
We bring together high-level stakeholders who might not naturally gather around the same table but whose collaboration is critical to solving the climate crisis. Following decades of collective experience operating at C-suite level in global corporations as well as working with NGOs, think tanks, academics and policy makers, we can reach a wide range of senior global leaders and influencers. This enables us to build bridges across multiple geographies, industries, sectors of economy, private and public organisations.
We take a tailored approach to each project, but they all tend to involve a combination of these impactful tools.
We work with our stakeholders to create a common language and fresh transformative narratives for topics around climate action that are underrated or less well understood.
Individually and collectively, the Valence team have worked with C-suite leaders from dozens of major global corporates across a wide range of industries, as well as NGOs, policy makers, academics and think tanks around the world.
In work sponsored by clients including Shell, BHP and the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative, we have engaged senior stakeholders in: the oil & gas majors, trade unions, heavy industry players (e.g. ArcelorMittal, Heidelberg Cement, BASF, Air Liquide), some of the world’s most influential NGOs and think tanks (e.g. Greenpeace, WWF, Carbon Tracker, Client Earth, Clean Air Task Force, The Nature Conservancy, European Climate Foundation, We Mean Business, Rocky Mountain Institute, Energy Transitions Commission), leading academic institutions and specialist climate change organisations (e.g. University of Oxford, UNFCCC, IEA, World Bank, World Economic Forum, International Emissions Trading Association, Global CCS Institute), institutional investors community (e.g. Citi Bank, HSBC, Swiss Re, Société Générale, BNP Paribas), as well as policy makers in Europe and North America.
We choose our partners carefully, working only with those who we believe are serious about climate action, and who could provide significant leverage for solving an otherwise intractable issue. We are ideology neutral. Our only concern is preventing greenhouse gases from reaching the atmosphere, and/or helping to remove those that are already there.
"A truly eye opening, mind expanding, and heart-warming conversation”