CEO Perspectives: Delivering Climate Ambition

A growing number of leading companies are committing themselves to ambitious climate goals. CEOs will engage in a multisector discussion on what’s driving their climate efforts and how they aim to overcome technology, policy and other challenges on the path toward decarbonization.


Dr. Pedro J. Pizarro
President and CEO, Edison International; Member, Board of Directors, Edison International and Southern California Edison

Pedro J. Pizarro is president and chief executive officer of Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison (SCE), one of the nation’s largest electric utilities. Edison International is also the parent company of Edison Energy, a portfolio of competitive businesses providing commercial and industrial customers with energy management…

Wayne T. Smith
Chairman and CEO, BASF Corporation and Member of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE

Wayne T. Smith is responsible for Petrochemicals, Intermediates, Monomers, Performance Materials and Process Research & Chemical Engineering. He is also responsible for Market & Business Development, Site & Verbund Management North America, as well as Regional Platform North America. A 26-year veteran of the chemical industry, Wayne joined BASF in…

Bob Perciasepe — Moderator
Senior Adviser, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Bob Perciasepe is the former President and currently serves as a Senior Adviser to the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), which is widely recognized in the United States and internationally as a leading, independent voice for practical policy and action to address our energy and climate challenges. Mr.…