Director appointed for Clean Growth Leadership Network

15th July 2021


London, 15 July. The CGLN has appointed Yulia Chekunaeva as its Director. Yulia will lead the Network’s work on bringing net zero innovation to fruition through its platform of linking knowledge experts and capital with clean growth entrepreneurs.

As well as CGLN’s Director, Yulia also holds senior posts as Director for Capital Markets and Strategic Initiatives and Member of the Executive Board of En+ Group as well as an Independent Non-Executive Director at Nordgold PLC.

Before that Yulia was Executive Director of Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research with a plethora of experience in mining and capital markets. In March 2021 Yulia has graduated from Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program with her course personal case being “Climate change impact on business model in metals and mining”.

Commenting on her appointment, Yulia Chekunaeva said

It’s a privilege to join the CGLN but also a big responsibility in light of the importance and task at hand. I look forward to bringing my passion for sustainable development and my professional experience and knowledge of the challenges and opportunities of climate change through the lens of financial markets and industrial businesses to forward our commitment to finding those products and services needed to sustain our climate.

CGLN Founder, Sir Dave King:

The next three years will be critical in delivering tangible global action on climate change, and our network has a pivotal role to play in finding solutions to reverse the damage done to our environment.  I am delighted to have secured such a talented director to shape and deliver our much-needed agenda.


About CGLN

CGLN is an independent private not-for-profit network that measures itself on bringing net zero innovation to fruition.

Founded by Sir Dave King, Lord David Triesman, Lord Des Brown and Martin Bellamy – who  are acutely aware that innovation is an essential part of making a positive impact on the clean economic growth and reversing climate change.

To achieve that, they are curating a world-class network of business leaders, scientists, academics, and financiers to collaborate with innovators or these ‘Unstoppable Warriors’ as we like to call them, in the clean growth sectors to confront this grand challenge.