Charles Perry, sustainability leader, green entrepreneur and UN COP26 Climate Champion, becomes first UK based Partner at RISE

London 17 January 2022

RISE welcomes Charles Perry as its first UK-based Partner in London. Charles joins Founder and Managing Partner, Katarina Wallin Bureau, and the team to grow the business advising clients on corporate purpose, sustainability and climate action.

Charles is a highly experienced sustainable business leader, a pioneer of the sustainability movement since the 1990s, working on transformation across many sectors. He was an early advocate of action on climate change and a prominent facilitator of private-public sector collaboration to tackle it. With COP26, this was evident in his role as UN Climate Champion sector lead, successfully mobilising the Aviation industry’s commitment to Net Zero by 2050. Following the significant increase in private sector action on climate change from COP26, RISE is actively guiding clients on science-based decarbonisation pathways and climate ambition.

“Since RISE was founded two years ago, purpose, sustainability and ESG have risen to the top of the agenda in corporate boardrooms. Charles is a widely recognised expert who has advised companies and leaders on sustainability related activities for over 25 years. His most recent experience working for the UN High Level Climate Champions for COP26 will be of great value to all our clients,” said Katarina Wallin Bureau, Managing Partner, RISE.

“I am delighted to join the team at RISE to help clients navigate a maze of sustainability challenges, and act with ambition and urgency at this critical time,” said Charles Perry.