Lord (Des) Browne of Ladyton

“CGLN has some of the world leading strategists on climate change working together to achieve a prosperous future and healthy environment for all.”


Lord (David) Triesman

“CGLN plays a leading role as we work with business, academics, scientists and policy makers to help define the policies and corporate behaviours required to address climate change.”


Prof. Sir David King

“Even if all CO2 emissions were halted overnight, global temperatures and sea levels would keep rising and heatwaves, droughts, storms and other impacts would keep intensifying for about 25 to 30 years. The future of our planet is in our hands. CGLN is spearheading the conversation to drive real change.”


Martin Bellamy

“With every crisis comes opportunity – we must concretely shift the UK and the world to an economy underpinned by clean growth, creating both jobs and sustainable businesses. We need to act now, together, and not let climate change destroy our way of life. CGLN is a conduit for this.”



Yulia Chekunaeva



In July 2021, Yulia Chekunaeva was appointed as the Director of the Clean Growth Leadership Network (CGLN), to lead the Network’s work of connecting cross-sector and cross-generational clean experts and capital with entrepreneurs.

Yulia is a senior executive with 20 years of experience spanning across equity research, commercial and investment banking as well as recently public markets facing role at a global LSE-listed energy and metals industrial group, with an industry leading strategy for ESG turnaround and focus on climate change and ambitious decarbonisation targets. Further to that, Yulia held the position of Independent Non-Executive Director at a private precious metals mining company (UK PLC), she was a member of Sustainable development and Audit and Risk Committees.

Prior to this  her career related to natural resources corporates Yulia was Executive Director of Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research focusing on EMEA metals and mining space and developing thematic research in Sustainability and ESG, she started that position in April 2010.

In March 2021 Yulia graduated from the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program (AMP199) with her course personal case being “Climate change impact on business model in metals and mining”. She holds an MSc from Warwick Business School (University of Warwick) in Economics and Finance.

She completed her undergraduate studies at International College of Economics and Finance, which allowed her to graduate with two degrees: a BSc in Economics with honours from State University – Higher School of Economics, and a BSc in Banking and Finance from The London School of Economics and Political Sciences.

Yulia is a professional participant of public capital markets and, as a recognised expert in natural resources, has published thought leadership research papers for industry and sustainability. Throughout her career, she has looked at diverse business development/transformation cases and developed a deep expertise in sustainability, governance and compliance, due diligence and development of projects in multiple jurisdictions through prism of economic efficiency, stakeholder value and corporate responsibility.

Yulia is passionate about diversity, inclusion and environmentalism. As part of her voluntary engagements Yulia Chairs University of Warwick Women’s Professional Network.

Emma Collingbine

Senior Programme Manager


Emma leads all relationship management activities for of all the fellows, partners & members, assisting the Director to design, implement and coordinate CGLN programmes.

She holds an MA in Politics and Contemporary History from King’s College London and is working towards gaining her PGDL law conversion from BPP Law School.

Emma combines her CGLN role with working as Parliamentary Researcher to the Rt Hon. Lord Browne of Ladyton at UK House of Lords

Robert Stevens

Digital Marketing Manager


Rob is an experienced Digital Marketeer with a passion for tackling climate change having worked on projects to support the growth of young, sustainable businesses such as This is Gravity.