José María Figueres is a businessman, politician and no stranger to innovation. As President of Costa Rica (1994-1998) at the age of 39, 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. Now, as President of the Carbon War Room, he is working closely with futuristic businessmen like Richard Branson to find solutions to climate change that are profitable to the environment and business.

“We can now count on the intelligence and experience of many to solve the challenges of humanity as we go forward”, says José María in an exclusive video speech to Crowdsourcing Week. “And what crowdsourcing can do to further the transition to a low carbon economy and defeat climate change are all wonderful topics to delve in and explore.”

Join us in Singapore at Crowdsourcing Week, June 3-7 to engage with the best minds in crowdsourcing, open innovation and crowdsourcing as they talk big challenges, solutions in business, government and social enterprise.


About Carbon War Room (CWR):

The Carbon War Room is an organization founded by Richard Branson to accelerate profitable, entrepreneurial solutions that reduce carbon emissions at gigaton level.