Launch of the Report of the High-Level Commission on Carbon Pricing and Competitiveness

The Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition launched the High-Level Commission on Carbon Pricing and Competitiveness at its 2018 High-Level Assembly. It is co-chaired by Feike Sijbesma, Chairman and CEO, Royal DSM; and Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group. The Commission brings together private sector leaders and senior government officials to explore the evidence base, the concerns of business, and the lessons that can be learned from carbon pricing systems across the world.

The Commission will launch its report on September 21st on the margins of the UNSG’s Climate Action Summit. The event will include a short presentation on the findings of the report and a high-level panel discussion with Commissioners. A reception will follow.



  • Ms. Angela Kallhauge, Head of CPLC Secretariat

Opening remarks

  • Gérard Mestrallet, CPLC High-Level Assembly Co-Chair, Honorary Chairman of SUEZ and Honorary Chairman of ENGIE

  • Ms. Laura Tuck; Vice President, Sustainable Development, World Bank

Opening remarks and presentation of the findings of the Report by Co-Chairs of the High-Level Commission on Carbon Pricing and Competitiveness

  • Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group (Co-Chair)

  • Feike Sijbesma, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Royal DSM (Co-Chair)

Panel 1: What has a carbon price meant for your company and its competitiveness?

Moderated conversation with Commissioners of the High-Level Commission on Carbon Pricing and Competitiveness:

  • Mr. Feike Sijbesma; CEO, Royal DSM

  • Mr. Johan Thyse; Vice President, Sasol

  • Mr. Martin Lindqvist; CEO, SSAB

  • Ms. Simone Niven; Corporate Relations Group Executive, Rio Tinto

  • Mr. Hakan Bulgurlu; CEO, Arcelik

  • Moderator: Alzbeta Klein, Director and Global Head, Climate Business, International Finance Corporation

Panel 2: Taking the Dialogue Forward: How to strengthen the support for broader industry engagement in carbon pricing

Moderated conversation with private sector leaders, international financing institutions and carbon pricing experts:

  • Mr. Anand Mahindra; Chairman, Mahindra Group

  • Lord Nicholas Stern; IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government, Chairman of the Grantham Research Institute and Head of the India Observatory, London School of Economics 

  • Mr. Peter Bakker; CEO, WBCSD

  • Moderator: Juergen Voegele, Global Director, Climate Change Global Practice

Closing Remarks

  • Mr. Gérard Mestrallet; Co-Chair of the CPLC High-Level Assembly


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