A globally recognized thought leader in leadership and sustainability
As the International Director of ClimateForce, Barney Swan is recognised globally as a thought leader in the areas of leadership, innovation and sustainability.
Barney is the first person to walk to the South Pole powered only by clean energy. Using cutting edge technology for NASA, Goal Zero and Shell, Barney skied 600 nautical miles and conducted a polar expedition, making history as he did so. The South Pole Energy Challenge determined the launch of the ClimateForce Challenge, which sets out to clean over 360 million tons of CO2 before 2025.
As son of Robert Swan, who was the first person to walk to both the North and South Poles, Barney’s passion and commitment for a sustainable future was inevitable. Working in partnership, the duo continues the 2041 Foundation Legacy through the ClimateForce Challenge and in doing so inspire the next generation.
Barney’s incredible stories of sustainability and leadership have been heard by some of the largest events including the Forbes Under 30 Summit, Environmental Media Association’s Impact Summit, Young Investors Organization, the AREI ‘AREDAY’ Summit as well as many internationally recognised organisations.
Working to empower audiences, Barney equips individuals with the tools to create solutions, dialogues and important actions to change the world.