Sparks; A special edition podcast series brought to you by Jacobs and World Climate Forum

From clean energy innovations in Scotland, to sustainable buildings in Dubai, we’ll be interviewing global green leaders, financiers, and entrepreneurs about the policies, investments and innovations that are accelerating our progress towards a resilient and sustainable world. Our podcast hopes to educate and inspire, sparking real conversations with the intention to Collaborate. Act. Commit. to real change.


Each episode will have our two subject matter experts and senior leaders co-hosting together - Jacobs’  VP for Global Sustainability Zoe Haseman and Jens Nielsen, CEO of the World Climate Foundation. Joining them in these critical conversations will be our honoured guests and global thought leaders.

Come with us as we take you on a journey around the world to explore how different countries are tackling their climate challenges, sparking ideas and inspiration.


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Meet Our Hosts

Zoe Haseman

Zoe Haseman is Vice President, Global Sustainability at Jacobs and leads the sustainability and Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) strategy direction and delivery for the company. She has 20 years’ international experience as a sustainability executive, working across public, private and start-up sectors. Since re-joining Jacobs in 2018, Zoe has led the creation of Jacobs’ first global sustainability strategy – PlanBeyond – as well as its ambitious Climate Action Plan.

Jacobs is now a carbon neutral company and uses 100% renewable energy for its operations and business travel, with a commitment to be carbon negative by 2030. In 2020, Jacobs was included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index – North America for the first time. Zoe is a member of the UK Business in the Community Net Zero Task force and sits on the Senior Advisory Group for the World Economic Forum’s Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders.

Jens Nielsen


Jens Nielsen, Founder and CEO of the World Climate Foundation, is a global executive based in Copenhagen, Denmark. He has worked in more than 20 countries performing strategy work for some of the largest corporations in the world. World Climate Foundation is an impact-oriented organization that works with inspiring leaders from government, business, financial institutions, and civil society organisations to build resilience, enabling the necessary transformation that addresses both the climate change and biodiversity crises. Through its collaborative, high-level network the World Climate Foundation identifies and accelerates cross-sector implementation of markets, technologies, and policies, at the required scale, to realise change. World Climate Foundation is hosting or co-hosting several impact platforms such as the World Climate Forum, the Climate Investment Coalition, and the World Biodiversity Summit.

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    World Climate Foundation, the convener of the World Climate Forum Series and the World Climate Summit, is proud to co-host the Sparks podcast series with Jacobs, who have editorial responsibility. In facilitating the transition to a net-zero economy, World Climate Foundation welcomes partnership opportunities in collaborating on thought leadership activities.

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