Business Leadership in the Voluntary Carbon Market: A Catalyst for Global Climate Solutions

World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Tuesday, December 5th, 2023
13:00 - 14:00

Businesses play an integral role in natural climate solutions, channeling finance to projects and programs that support climate, nature and people through the voluntary carbon market (VCM). Through a conversation between government and businesses, the challenges and solutions for businesses engaged in the VCM will be teased out. The session will showcase corporate success stories, illustrating what motivates businesses to engage in the VCM, exploring both economic and environmental incentives and giving an understanding of the strategic importance of businesses adopting sustainable practices. Finally, the session will highlight the support available for businesses, the different roles that various actors, including communities on the ground, play in helping them, and the vision for the future.


  • Giulia Carbone, Director, Natural Climate Solutions Alliance
  • Enric Arderiu, Global Head of Environmental Products, Mercuria Energy Trading SA Government representative, Tocantins State
  • Malu Paiva, Executive Vice-President, Vale
  • Jamey Mulligan, Senior Scientists, Amazon
  • Paulina Ponce de Leon, Managing Director & Partner, Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
  • Maria Mendiluce, CEO, We Mean Business Coalition
  • Isack Bryson, Yaeda Project Manager, Carbon Tanzania