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City Diplomacy Mark Watts Executive Director Mark has served as Executive Director of C40 since Decemberduring which time the organisation has grown from 63 to 96 of world's greatest cities. Mark is proud to head a fast-growing team of staff in supporting bold, collaborative mayors to demonstrate that tackling climate change will deliver economically stronger and more equitable cities.
He believes that work should be fun, but that there is always time for music, narrowboats, and places you can get to by bicycle. His previous role at the GLA included Head of Olympic projects, leading the delivery of the major city-related elements associated with the London Olympic and Paralympics Games.
Between he served as Head of Transport, advising the Mayor of London on all aspects of transport policy. In earlier years he worked for a major consultancy advising clients on project implementation and economic appraisal He has a Masters in Transport Planning and a Doctorate in Civil Engineering from Leeds University.
Andrea is responsible for overseeing C40's city diplomacy and finance programmes, and driving new strategic priorities and partnerships. Before joining C40, Andrea worked as a consultant at Arup for 11 years.
In this role, she led high profile engagements related to sustainability and climate change in the urban environment, with a focus on policy, funding, governance and delivery strategies. She also worked as an independent sustainability and energy consultant for clients such as the U.
Before she took up consulting, Shannon spent ten years working for international non-profit organizations promoting environmentally responsible and transparent energy and water planning in Africa and Asia.
Shannon holds a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, with concentrations in international environmental and resource policy and development economics.
Simon has also served as chief of staff in the Mayors Office. Juliette previously worked at the Greater London Authority where she was the lead on HR and organisational development, supporting the organisation through two changes in political leadership. Whilst working in City Hall she had accountability for HR, resourcing, internal communications, project management, learning and organisational development teams.
Juliette also worked with C40 whilst on secondment from the GLA to develop the in-house HR function and support the implementation of the City Advisor programme.
She has a Masters in Human Resource Management and a post graduate certificate in employment law. He is responsible for the communication of the network of the 85 most important cities in the world committed to tackling climate change.
Clare Wadd Director of Finance Clare Wadd serves as Director of Finance for C40 and oversees all of the financial matters of C40's strategy, including accounting and tax, and informational reporting requirements and compliance. She trained as an auditor, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant inand worked at KMPG for two years post qualification in their Information, Communication and Technology Department, auditing mainly music clients.
After leaving practice, Clare ran the finances of media companies, most recently as CFO of an expanding international media tech group, where she was instrumental in securing private equity investment and worked on US company incorporation from a partnership. She made the move to the Not for Profit sector inand was Director of Finance and Resources at London Youth for four years, with responsibility for Finance, HR, IT, governance and property, instigating substantial change with a focus on maximising the value of historical assets and reducing pensions risk.
Before becoming an accountant she worked in the music industry, running an independent record company for eight years. He served as Chair of C40 Cities from until Prior to joining the C40, Mr. The WWF creates solutions to the most serious conservation challenges facing our planet, helping people and nature thrive.
Miller was Mayor of Toronto from to If you’re finding it difficult to obtain – or you’re otherwise not tempted by any of the above sources of business finance – you might decide to bootstrap your start-up. A bootstrapped business is one which takes in no external funding: rather, the founder starts it up with their own personal finances, and reinvests the business.
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The DataHack4FI Innovation Competition promotes the use of data and data analytics to solve challenges experienced by individuals or communities. The competition encourages Pan-African collaboration by creating opportunities for data enthusiasts and emerging tech companies to partner in developing solutions that address local financial and economic inclusion-related challenges.
According to a recent study, over 94% of new businesses fail during first year of operation. Lack of funding turns to be one of the common reasons. Money is the bloodline of any business. The long painstaking yet exciting journey from the idea to revenue generating business needs a fuel named capital.