Rob was invited by Sir Richard Branson to Creating Climate Wealth Summit in the Caribbean, where energy prices are amongst the highest in the world.
Rob with Sir Richard Branson – founder of Virgin Group and founder of the Carbon War Room.
Rob with José María Figueres Olsen, President of the Carbon War Room.
After a successful business career (1979-1987), José María Figueres Olsen served as Minister of State and was later elected President of Costa Rica (1994-1998) at the age of 39. As President he created a comprehensive national development strategy based on the tenets of sustainability: sound economics, investment in human development, and a strong alliance with nature.
José María pioneered the linkage between sustainable development and technology, which he continued after government by helping create and then leading the United Nations ICT Task Force as its first Chairperson (1999).
He was the first person to become CEO of the World Economic Forum (2003), where he strengthened global corporate ties to social and governmental sectors. Later he was named CEO of Concordia 21 (2006), dedicated to supporting organizations that promote development and democratic values around the world.
Figueres joined the Carbon War Room in 2009, currently serving as its President. The organization accelerates the adoption of business solutions that reduce carbon emissions at gigaton scale and advance the low-carbon economy.
In 2013 Figueres helped launch the Global Ocean Commission to formulate politically and technically feasible recommendations that address key issues facing the high seas. He serves as co-Chair.
José María holds an Engineering Degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and a Masters in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Rob with Amory B. Lovins, cofounder, chief scientist and chairman emeritus of Snowmass.
He is an American consultant experimental physicist and 1993 MacArthur Fellow, has been active at the nexus of energy, resources, economy, environment, development, and security in more than 50 countries for over 40 years, including 14 years based in England. He is widely considered among the world’s leading authorities on energy—especially its efficient use and sustainable supply—and a fertile innovator in integrative design and in superefficient buildings, factories, and vehicles.
Rob with Henk Rogers, Director at Blue Planet Foundation and owner of Tetris.
He is a video game designer and entrepreneur, known for producing Japan’s first major turn-based role-playing video game The Black Onyx, securing the rights to distribute Tetris on video game consoles where the game found popularity, and the founder of The Tetris Company which licenses the Tetris trademark.
Rob’s visit to SolarCity, one of the largest solar installers in the world.
Rob with with someone who is not his wife Debbie.