Nick Beglinger is a Swiss economist (LSE). In 2008 he co-founded the Cleantech21 foundation and since acted as CEO. His professional focus area is sustainable development at the crossroads of finance, innovation, and regulation. He addresses competitiveness issues in the light of Paris-compatible development, and in particular carbon pricing. Between 2009 and 2016, Nick acted as president of Switzerland’s first green business association, swisscleantech, and thereby influenced the country’s climate, energy, and mobility policy. At COP22 in Marrakesh, Nick initiated the Climate Ledger Initiative (CLI) bringing blockchain technology to UNFCCC, and the Hack4Climate at COP23 in Bonn. He serves on the board of the Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation, and he is part of WWF’s Leaders for Nature.