David Friedberg

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David Friedberg is a businessman and entrepreneur. He began his career as a software engineer and product manager at Google. After leaving Google, he co-founded The Climate Corporation, a weather data, and analytics company that aimed to help farmers manage the risks of weather volatility. Monsanto acquired the company in 2013 for over $1 billion. He currently serves as the CEO of The Climate Group.

After the acquisition, David Friedberg served as vice president at Monsanto before leaving to co-found The Climate Group. This non-profit organization works with governments, businesses, and civil society to combat climate change. The organization, founded in 2004, is based in London, UK, and New York, USA, and has offices in China, India, and Australia. The Climate Group's mission is to accelerate climate action to achieve net-zero emissions and greater prosperity.

The organization focuses on three main areas: clean energy, transport, and buildings. It works with governments, businesses, and civil society to promote adopting clean energy, electric vehicles, and energy-efficient buildings. The Climate Group also runs several initiatives, such as RE100, EV100, and EP100, which help companies and governments set and achieve ambitious clean energy and efficiency targets.

David Friedberg brings his experience in technology and business to The Climate Group and has helped the organization to become a leading voice in the fight against climate change. Under his leadership, The Climate Group has grown to become a global organization with a strong reputation for delivering results and driving progress towards a low-carbon economy.

David Friedberg is a frequent speaker at industry events and conferences. He has spoken on various topics related to his work in climate change and technology, including the role of business and government in addressing climate change, the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship in driving progress on climate, and the economic opportunities presented by the transition to a low-carbon economy.

He has been invited as a speaker at high-profile events such as the World Economic Forum, COP 21, BNEF Summit, Singapore International Energy Week, and many more. His speeches and presentations are known to be informative, engaging, and inspiring. He is respected and recognized as an expert in Climate Change and technology, and his speaking engagements often attract a large audience.