Charlotte Breen

Charlotte Breen

Head, Green Economy and Innovation, C40 Cities

As Project Manager – Business Data and Innovation, Charlotte leads on circular economy research and works with member cities, the private sector and academic institutions to develop the new C40 Green Economy & Innovation Forum. Prior to C40, Charlotte spent seven years in the private sector, as the Sustainability Manager in the international team of Grosvenor Group, a real estate investor and developer.

Charlotte’s role was to accelerate innovation and responsible business practices across the 17 offices, and in turn 60 cities. In 2014, Charlotte co-authored a research paper on ‘Resilient Cities’, ranking 50 global cities by environmental and social resilience, published in the Financial Times. Charlotte is a Chartered Environmentalist, Young Leader member of the Urban Land Institute and has been a guest lecturer at Henley Business School, University of Reading for five consecutive years. Charlotte holds a degree from Cambridge University in Land Economy, a multidisciplinary degree combining economics, policy and law, applied, in particular, to the built environment. 



Sessions with this Speaker

Realizing a Just Transition in the Climate Crisis: Who, What, and How?

  • Climate Crisis
  • Sustainability as Strategy
An increasing number of actors, Canadian and international, are reaffirming their commitment to meeting the Paris Agreement, focusing on an inclusive approach to climate action and the economy.

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Irene Lanzinger Former President, BC Federation of Labour
Charlotte Breen Head, Green Economy and Innovation, C40 Cities
George Benson Sector Manager, Built Environment, Vancouver Economic Commission
Susan McGeachie Global Director, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, Hatch
Anne-Beth Skrede Advisor, LO, Landsorganisasjonen i Norge