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· Networking
Networking & VERGE Expo
Connect with fellow participants in the ‘Expo’ or ‘Networking’ areas to learn more about leading clean economy companies & to engage in one-on-one video chats.
2020-10-26T09:30:00Z 2020-10-26T10:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Networking+%26+VERGE+Expo https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Organizer's Welcome
GreenBiz VP and VERGE Executive Director, Shana Rappaport, welcomes participants to VERGE 20.
Shana Rappaport
2020-10-26T10:00:00Z 2020-10-26T10:10:00Z America/Los_Angeles Organizer%27s+Welcome https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Lisa Jackson: The Power of Influence
Apple’s sustainability head on low-carbon design, closing the loop, aligning entrepreneurship with social justice, and other initiatives.
Lisa Jackson Joel Makower
2020-10-26T10:10:00Z 2020-10-26T10:25:00Z America/Los_Angeles Lisa+Jackson%3A+The+Power+of+Influence https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
How Planetary Data and AI Are Changing How We Respond to Risk
How can breakthroughs in remote sensing, AI and data analytics power new, ecologically grounded and more socially just forms of capitalism?
Andrew Zolli
2020-10-26T10:25:00Z 2020-10-26T10:35:00Z America/Los_Angeles How+Planetary+Data+and+AI+Are+Changing+How+We+Respond+to+Risk https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
A Sea Change in Ocean Strategy
What role can ocean solutions play in addressing both climate change and systemic environmental justice issues?
Emily Stengel Jainey Bavishi Ayana Elizabeth Johnson
2020-10-26T10:35:00Z 2020-10-26T10:55:00Z America/Los_Angeles A+Sea+Change+in+Ocean+Strategy https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Networking
Connect with fellow participants in the ‘Networking’ area to engage in one-on-one video chats.
2020-10-26T11:00:00Z 2020-10-26T11:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Networking https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
VERGE Expo
Connect with leading clean economy organizations in the 'Expo' area.
2020-10-26T11:00:00Z 2020-10-26T11:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles VERGE+Expo https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
How Alternative Proteins Will Reshape the Food Industry
New protein technologies are set to disrupt the food business from farm to fork
Amy Huang Rebekah Moses Steve Myrick
2020-10-26T11:30:00Z 2020-10-26T12:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles How+Alternative+Proteins+Will+Reshape+the+Food+Industry https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Foundations of the Circular Economy
What are the basic building blocks of the circular economy, and how can they help drive opportunity and innovation across roles and sectors?
Michelle Tulac Ashima Sukhdev
2020-10-26T11:30:00Z 2020-10-26T12:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Foundations+of+the+Circular+Economy https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Strategies from the Top Sustainable Fleets
What are the most important lessons learned from public and private fleets adopting low carbon and zero emission fleets?
Zach Freeze Philip Saunders Angie Slaughter christine weydig Katie Fehrenbacher
2020-10-26T11:30:00Z 2020-10-26T12:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Strategies+from+the+Top+Sustainable+Fleets https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Energy Market Fundamentals
Why are companies procuring renewables, and what do I need to know to get a strong start?
Priya Barua Chris Pennington Emma Cox Alex Klonick
2020-10-26T11:30:00Z 2020-10-26T12:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Energy+Market+Fundamentals https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Buyers Guide: An Introduction to Purchasing Carbon Offsets
Your 101 guide to purchasing high-quality carbon offsets.
Jonathan Goldberg Anna Escuer
2020-10-26T11:30:00Z 2020-10-26T12:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Buyers+Guide%3A+An+Introduction+to+Purchasing+Carbon+Offsets https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
What's Next for ESG and Corporate Carbon Mitigation
How will the wild world of corporate ESG and carbon markets evolve, and what pain points and opportunities are on the horizon?
Melissa Lott Shayle Kann
2020-10-26T12:00:00Z 2020-10-26T12:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles What%27s+Next+for+ESG+and+Corporate+Carbon+Mitigation https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
VERGE Accelerate: Food Pitch Session
Watch five food entrepreneurs pitch their startups, hear expert reactions, and then cast your vote to help determine the winner.
Jim Giles Danya Hakeem Peter Bodenheimer Yehuda Elram Elliot Roth Samuel Rigu Mark Lim Riana Lynn
2020-10-26T12:00:00Z 2020-10-26T12:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles VERGE+Accelerate%3A+Food+Pitch+Session https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Roundtable: Bottoms-Up Approaches to Microgrid Development
How can the private sector and community activists work together to build energy resilience?
Peter Asmus
2020-10-26T12:30:00Z 2020-10-26T13:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Roundtable%3A+Bottoms-Up+Approaches+to+Microgrid+Development https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Roundtable: Anaerobic Digestion and the Circular Economy
How can utility-scale anaerobic digestion be used to advance the circular economy, achieve zero waste goals and generate renewable energy?
Peter Ettinger
2020-10-26T12:30:00Z 2020-10-26T13:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Roundtable%3A+Anaerobic+Digestion+and+the+Circular+Economy https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Roundtable: VERGE Accelerate’s Food Startups
Want to dive deeper with the food startups who just pitched in the previous VERGE Accelerate session? Join us for discussions and Q&A!
Danya Hakeem Peter Bodenheimer
2020-10-26T12:30:00Z 2020-10-26T13:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Roundtable%3A+VERGE+Accelerate%E2%80%99s+Food+Startups https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Roundtable: Journey to Zero: Carbon Neutral Freight
What current solutions can reduce GHG emissions from road freight and enable carbon neutral growth?
Theodore Rolfvondenbaumen
2020-10-26T12:30:00Z 2020-10-26T13:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Roundtable%3A+Journey+to+Zero%3A+Carbon+Neutral+Freight https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Roundtable: Getting Your Company Involved in Carbon Removal
What options do you have for purchasing removal credits or integrating carbon removal technologies into your business?
Sameer Rashid
2020-10-26T12:30:00Z 2020-10-26T13:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Roundtable%3A+Getting+Your+Company+Involved+in+Carbon+Removal https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
VERGE Expo
Connect with fellow participants in the ‘Expo’ area to learn more about leading clean economy companies.
2020-10-26T12:30:00Z 2020-10-26T13:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles VERGE+Expo https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
The Food Microgrid: A New and Decentralized Food System
Can small farms help the food system of the future become less centralized and more resilient?
Natalie DiNicola Stephan Dolezalek Konstantin Kakaes
2020-10-26T13:00:00Z 2020-10-26T13:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles The+Food+Microgrid%3A+A+New+and+Decentralized+Food+System https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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How to Build a Circular Supply Chain
How can your company effectively and equitably incorporate circular principles into your supply chain?
Dean Miller Deborah Drew John Davies
2020-10-26T13:00:00Z 2020-10-26T13:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles How+to+Build+a+Circular+Supply+Chain https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Clean Energy Procurement in 2030
What are the key trends in corporate procurements that will shape the renewable energy market in the next decade?
Miranda Ballentine Neha Palmer Rob Threlkeld
2020-10-26T13:00:00Z 2020-10-26T13:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Clean+Energy+Procurement+in+2030 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Software Will Define The Future of E-Mobility
Why does software matter for the EV revolution?
Colleen  Jansen Katie Fehrenbacher Gregor  Hembrough
2020-10-26T13:00:00Z 2020-10-26T13:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Software+Will+Define+The+Future+of+E-Mobility https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The State of the Carbon Economy in 2020
What do the latest trends and data points tell us about the emerging carbon economy?
Nicholas Eisenberger Jim Giles
2020-10-26T13:00:00Z 2020-10-26T13:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles The+State+of+the+Carbon+Economy+in+2020 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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How Electrification Can Fix the Job and Climate Crises
America can bend the emissions curve, address climate change and create millions of jobs. Saul Griffith explains.
saul griffith Sarah Golden
2020-10-26T13:30:00Z 2020-10-26T14:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles How+Electrification+Can+Fix+the+Job+and+Climate+Crises https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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New Green Revolution: Lower Pollution with Higher Yields
Can next-gen GMOs and new microbial products help us feed more people without doing further damage to our environment?
Oliver Peoples Meg Wilcox Karthik Karathur
2020-10-26T13:30:00Z 2020-10-26T14:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles New+Green+Revolution%3A+Lower+Pollution+with+Higher+Yields https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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How to Partner with Large Corporates
Hear how startups have landed key partnerships. Who are the right people to talk to? What are they looking for? How do you close the deal?
Heather Clancy Ashish Gadnis Erica Eaton Nikhil Vadhavkar
2020-10-26T13:30:00Z 2020-10-26T14:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles How+to+Partner+with+Large+Corporates https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Innovations in Utility Partnerships for Renewables
The latest in utility programs to help you, your community and your organization access affordable renewable energy
Christina Nichols Rick Luna Peter Muhoro
2020-10-26T13:30:00Z 2020-10-26T14:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Innovations+in+Utility+Partnerships+for+Renewables https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The EV Infrastructure Challenge: Clean, Equitable, Smart
What are the biggest challenges, and early lessons learned, for deploying EV infrastructure?
Patty Monahan cliff rechtschaffen Erika Myers
2020-10-26T13:30:00Z 2020-10-26T14:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles The+EV+Infrastructure+Challenge%3A+Clean%2C+Equitable%2C+Smart https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Carbontech: The New Market for Carbon-Sequestering Products
What innovations and policies are powering the emerging market for products made from captured carbon?
Jennifer Wagner Mark Herrema Stacy Kauk Erin Burns Marcius Extavour
2020-10-26T13:30:00Z 2020-10-26T14:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Carbontech%3A+The+New+Market+for+Carbon-Sequestering+Products https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Roundtable: Creating Inclusive & Sustainable Cities
Can “Question Storming” help us reimagine inclusive and sustainable cities?
Sandra Baer lawrence jones
2020-10-26T14:00:00Z 2020-10-26T14:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Roundtable%3A+Creating+Inclusive+%26+Sustainable+Cities https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Roundtable: Our Cities Are Heating Up. Throw Them Shade.
How can we ensure there are enough trees – especially in poor city neighborhoods – to keep cities cool as the climate changes?
Jad Daley
2020-10-26T14:00:00Z 2020-10-26T14:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Roundtable%3A+Our+Cities+Are+Heating+Up.+Throw+Them+Shade. https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Roundtable: What To Know About Freight Electrification
How should corporate fleets pursuing freight electrification approach scaling their efforts?
Travis Buholtz
2020-10-26T14:00:00Z 2020-10-26T14:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Roundtable%3A+What+To+Know+About+Freight+Electrification https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Roundtable: RE’s Changing Landscape and Emerging Technology
Is North America on the cusp of a truly green grid, and how can corporations help fuel or spearhead the transition?
Francis O'Sullivan
2020-10-26T14:00:00Z 2020-10-26T14:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Roundtable%3A+RE%E2%80%99s+Changing+Landscape+and+Emerging+Technology https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Roundtable: Sustainable Business Models Tackling Consumption
What are the internal and external barriers for companies in moving away from consumption as the main driver of growth?
Kevin Moss
2020-10-26T14:00:00Z 2020-10-26T14:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Roundtable%3A+Sustainable+Business+Models+Tackling+Consumption https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
VERGE Expo
Connect with leading clean economy organizations in the 'Expo' area.
2020-10-26T14:00:00Z 2020-10-26T14:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles VERGE+Expo https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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En-ROADS: An Interactive Climate Workshop
Join us for an interactive workshop on collaborating to solve the climate crisis, using an MIT-designed simulation tool. Sign up here: https://bit.ly/34luIfv
Christina Page
2020-10-27T08:30:00Z 2020-10-27T09:45:00Z America/Los_Angeles En-ROADS%3A+An+Interactive+Climate+Workshop https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Networking
Connect with fellow participants in the ‘Networking’ area to engage in one-on-one video chats.
2020-10-27T09:30:00Z 2020-10-27T10:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Networking https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
VERGE Expo
Connect with leading clean economy organizations in the 'Expo' area.
2020-10-27T09:30:00Z 2020-10-27T10:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles VERGE+Expo https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Organizer's Welcome
GreenBiz VP and VERGE Executive Director, Shana Rappaport, kicks off the second day of VERGE 20.
Shana Rappaport
2020-10-27T10:00:00Z 2020-10-27T10:05:00Z America/Los_Angeles Organizer%27s+Welcome https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Growing Healthy Communities
A Bronx food warrior shows how imagination and determination can bring hope and opportunity to those who previously lacked such things.
Stephen Ritz
2020-10-27T10:05:00Z 2020-10-27T10:15:00Z America/Los_Angeles Growing+Healthy+Communities https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Connecting Communities to the Clean Economy
How can companies become authentically involved in shaping socially just economic and environmental development programs at the city and state level?
Heather Clancy Elizabeth Yeampierre Rahwa Ghirmatzion
2020-10-27T10:15:00Z 2020-10-27T10:35:00Z America/Los_Angeles Connecting+Communities+to+the+Clean+Economy https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The New Must-Have: A Sustainable Mobility Strategy
IKEA’s Head of Sustainable Mobility looks at why a holistic sustainable mobility strategy is a necessary part of doing business.
Angela Hultberg
2020-10-27T10:35:00Z 2020-10-27T10:40:00Z America/Los_Angeles The+New+Must-Have%3A+A+Sustainable+Mobility+Strategy https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
The Power of Climate Stories
The activist and author on getting the climate story right, and the danger of confusing effective narratives with effective action.
Bill  McKibben Sarah Golden
2020-10-27T10:40:00Z 2020-10-27T10:55:00Z America/Los_Angeles The+Power+of+Climate+Stories https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Networking
Connect with fellow participants in the ‘Networking’ area to engage in one-on-one video chats.
2020-10-27T11:00:00Z 2020-10-27T11:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Networking https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
VERGE Expo
Connect with leading clean economy organizations in the 'Expo' area.
2020-10-27T11:00:00Z 2020-10-27T11:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles VERGE+Expo https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Sustainable Transportation Strategies for Companies
How are companies — with fleets and without fleets — decarbonizing transportation across sources like employees travel, goods delivery, supply chain, and more?
Andy Jefferson Sandra  Roling Andrew Savage
2020-10-27T11:30:00Z 2020-10-27T12:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Sustainable+Transportation+Strategies+for+Companies https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Investing in a Clean and Equitable Future
How can companies and investors mobilize finance to bring affordable clean energy to low-income communities?
Steph Speirs Emily Kirsch Marisa Buchanan
2020-10-27T11:30:00Z 2020-10-27T12:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Investing+in+a+Clean+and+Equitable+Future https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Accelerating the Clean Energy Transition
How can my company advocate for policies to accelerate the shift to clean energy?
Miranda Ballentine Mark Goodwin
2020-10-27T11:30:00Z 2020-10-27T12:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Accelerating+the+Clean+Energy+Transition https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Building a Better Food System for America's Cities
Let's reimagine our food systems as America's cities build back from the pandemic
Stephen Ritz Meserete  Davis Danielle Nierenberg Jonathan Toews
2020-10-27T11:30:00Z 2020-10-27T12:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Building+a+Better+Food+System+for+America%27s+Cities https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Circular by Design: Rethinking Product Development
What design attributes must be considered and prioritized when developing circular products?
Clark Nishikawa Deonna Anderson Allison Ward
2020-10-27T11:30:00Z 2020-10-27T12:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Circular+by+Design%3A+Rethinking+Product+Development https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The Science of Scaling Regenerative Agriculture
What does the latest science tell us about the benefits of regenerative agriculture?
Jay Watson Cristine Morgan Taryn  Barclay
2020-10-27T11:30:00Z 2020-10-27T12:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles The+Science+of+Scaling+Regenerative+Agriculture https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The Business of Scaling Regenerative Agriculture
Can finance, collaboration and carbon markets help farmers switch to regenerative agriculture?
Debbie Reed Steele Lorenz Robyn O'Brien Emma Fuller Erin Callahan
2020-10-27T12:00:00Z 2020-10-27T12:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles The+Business+of+Scaling+Regenerative+Agriculture https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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How to Serve Great Food and Cut Emissions at the Same Time
How can the restaurant and foodservice industries create delicious meals that don't damage our climate?
David Havelick Dan Simons Edwina Hughes
2020-10-27T12:00:00Z 2020-10-27T12:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles How+to+Serve+Great+Food+and+Cut+Emissions+at+the+Same+Time https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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What We Need to Rapidly Scale Electric Vehicles
How is Amazon tackling electrifying its fleet of vehicles across the globe?
Ross Rachey Katie Fehrenbacher
2020-10-27T12:00:00Z 2020-10-27T12:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles What+We+Need+to+Rapidly+Scale+Electric+Vehicles https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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VERGE Accelerate: Carbon Pitch Session
Watch five carbon entrepreneurs pitch their startups, hear expert reactions, and then cast your vote to help determine the winner.
Aadith Moorthy Max Nova Olya Irzak Lindsay James Brandon Marques Elba Horta Joel Makower
2020-10-27T12:00:00Z 2020-10-27T12:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles VERGE+Accelerate%3A+Carbon+Pitch+Session https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Circular Opportunities in the Solar Industry
What are the circular economy opportunities for the solar industry, and what will it take to bring these strategies to scale?
Andreas Wade Marisa Guber Tadas Radavicius EVELYN BUTLER
2020-10-27T12:00:00Z 2020-10-27T12:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Circular+Opportunities+in+the+Solar+Industry https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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What Data Centers Teach Us About Grid Flexibility
What are the latest trends to decarbonize data centers while maintaining reliability, and how can it help us decarbonize across sectors?
Heather Clancy Q. Pham kevin Hagen
2020-10-27T12:00:00Z 2020-10-27T12:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles What+Data+Centers+Teach+Us+About+Grid+Flexibility https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Roundtable: VERGE Accelerate’s Carbon Startups
Want to dive deeper with the carbon startups who just pitched in the previous VERGE Accelerate session? Join us for discussions and Q&A!
Brandon Marques Nicholas Eisenberger
2020-10-27T12:30:00Z 2020-10-27T13:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Roundtable%3A+VERGE+Accelerate%E2%80%99s+Carbon+Startups https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Roundtable: Partnering on Customized Microgrid Solutions
What are the emerging best practices for utilities and communities to collaborate on microgrid solutions?
Jeremy Donnell
2020-10-27T12:30:00Z 2020-10-27T13:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Roundtable%3A+Partnering+on+Customized+Microgrid+Solutions https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Roundtable: Scaling up Alternative Protein Manufacturing
What are the three biggest challenges to scaling up alternative protein manufacturing?
David Ziskind
2020-10-27T12:30:00Z 2020-10-27T13:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Roundtable%3A+Scaling+up+Alternative+Protein+Manufacturing https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Roundtable: Active Allyship in Sustainability
How can we support BIPOC sustainability professionals amidst racial crisis and ensure our field is a safe space for the next generation?
Jarami Bond
2020-10-27T12:30:00Z 2020-10-27T13:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Roundtable%3A+Active+Allyship+in+Sustainability https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
Peek Inside ChargePoint’s Advanced Test Facility
Mission critical tests are conducted in-house to ensure our solutions are bullet proof and future-proof. Visit our booth to join the tour!
2020-10-27T12:30:00Z 2020-10-27T13:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Peek+Inside+ChargePoint%E2%80%99s+Advanced+Test+Facility https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
VERGE Expo
Connect with leading clean economy organizations in the 'Expo' area.
2020-10-27T12:30:00Z 2020-10-27T13:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles VERGE+Expo https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
How Lessons from the Pandemic Can Make Food More Sustainable
After witnessing supply chain disruptions and increased waste, can we learn from the pandemic and create a more sustainable food system?
Ertharin  Cousin Matthew Walker Janie Hipp
2020-10-27T13:00:00Z 2020-10-27T13:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles How+Lessons+from+the+Pandemic+Can+Make+Food+More+Sustainable https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Social Responsibility in Renewable Energy Partnerships
How can your renewable energy procurement process support social responsibility?
Dana Clare Redden Erin Craig Susanne LeBlanc
2020-10-27T13:00:00Z 2020-10-27T13:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Social+Responsibility+in+Renewable+Energy+Partnerships https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
How to Value Solar + Storage
What's the value of energy resilience? Panelists consider solar plus storage, both during outages and when the electric grid is flowing.
Michael Norbeck Becky Li Dawn Weisz
2020-10-27T13:00:00Z 2020-10-27T13:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles How+to+Value+Solar+%2B+Storage https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
How to Make California's Grid Ready For Millions of EVs
Will California's power grid be ready for the growth in electric vehicles spurred by the Governor's executive order?
Hannon Rasool Sue Gander David Sawaya
2020-10-27T13:00:00Z 2020-10-27T13:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles How+to+Make+California%27s+Grid+Ready+For+Millions+of+EVs https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Buyers Guide: What to Know Before Buying Forest Offsets
What questions should you be asking before purchasing a forest carbon credit?
Barbara Haya Daniel Sanchez Matthew Potts
2020-10-27T13:00:00Z 2020-10-27T13:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Buyers+Guide%3A+What+to+Know+Before+Buying+Forest+Offsets https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Next-Gen Microgrid Deployment Models
How are microgrid technology and financing options maturing to accelerate deployments across sectors?
Isaac Maze-Rothstein Don Wingate Michele Nesbit
2020-10-27T13:30:00Z 2020-10-27T14:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Next-Gen+Microgrid+Deployment+Models https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
How can the dairy industry meet its net-zero goals?
How can new technologioes help milk and cheese become low-carbon products?
Monica McBride Emily Johannes Krysta Harden
2020-10-27T13:30:00Z 2020-10-27T14:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles How+can+the+dairy+industry+meet+its+net-zero+goals%3F https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
The Zero Emission Automaker
How will automakers successfully transition to zero emissions?
Heather Clancy Dane Parker Jason Mathers
2020-10-27T13:30:00Z 2020-10-27T14:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles The+Zero+Emission+Automaker https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
VERGE Accelerate: Circular Pitch Session
Watch five circular entrepreneurs pitch their startups, hear expert reactions, and then cast your vote to help determine the winner.
Anirudh Sharma Kristin  Kagetsu Tom Chan Lia Alvarez Ana Carolina Oliveira Lauren Phipps
2020-10-27T13:30:00Z 2020-10-27T14:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles VERGE+Accelerate%3A+Circular+Pitch+Session https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
New Businesses, Funding and Infrastructure in Carbon Removal
How are oil majors and direct air capture companies collaborating to build an infrastructure for capturing, utilizing and storing carbon?
Shuchi Talati Deepika Nagabhushan Ryan Edwards Steve Oldham
2020-10-27T13:30:00Z 2020-10-27T14:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles New+Businesses%2C+Funding+and+Infrastructure+in+Carbon+Removal https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Roundtable: How your company can lobby for carbon removal
How can corporate leaders influence policymakers to pass legislation that accelerates the emergence of a carbon-removing economy?
Noah Deich
2020-10-27T14:00:00Z 2020-10-27T14:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Roundtable%3A+How+your+company+can+lobby+for+carbon+removal https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Roundtable: Design Considerations Beyond the Charger
Value is created for the market through software & system design. What topics & items make for a successful project beyond the charger?
Daniel Thompson
2020-10-27T14:00:00Z 2020-10-27T14:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Roundtable%3A+Design+Considerations+Beyond+the+Charger https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Roundtable: VERGE Accelerate’s Circular Startups
Want to dive deeper with the circular startups who just pitched in the previous VERGE Accelerate session? Join us for discussions and Q&A!
Rob Bernard Ana Carolina Oliveira
2020-10-27T14:00:00Z 2020-10-27T14:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Roundtable%3A+VERGE+Accelerate%E2%80%99s+Circular+Startups https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Roundtable: Scaling Regenerative Ag Through Incentives
What incentives can catalyze widespread adoption of regenerative ag practices and what's needed to scale them quickly?
Emma Fuller
2020-10-27T14:00:00Z 2020-10-27T14:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Roundtable%3A+Scaling+Regenerative+Ag+Through+Incentives https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Roundtable: Interoperability: The Key Driver of EV Adoption
What will it take to accelerate the EV market and create new business opportunities?
OLEG LOGVINOV
2020-10-27T14:00:00Z 2020-10-27T14:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Roundtable%3A+Interoperability%3A+The+Key+Driver+of+EV+Adoption https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
VERGE Expo
Connect with leading clean economy organizations in the 'Expo' area.
2020-10-27T14:00:00Z 2020-10-27T14:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles VERGE+Expo https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Networking
Connect with fellow participants in the ‘Networking’ area to engage in one-on-one video chats.
2020-10-27T14:00:00Z 2020-10-27T14:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Networking https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Networking
Connect with fellow participants in the ‘Networking’ area to engage in one-on-one video chats.
2020-10-28T09:30:00Z 2020-10-28T10:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Networking https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
VERGE Expo
Connect with leading clean economy organizations in the 'Expo' area.
2020-10-28T09:30:00Z 2020-10-28T10:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles VERGE+Expo https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Organizer's Welcome
GreenBiz VP and VERGE Executive Director, Shana Rappaport, kicks off the third day of VERGE 20.
Shana Rappaport
2020-10-28T10:00:00Z 2020-10-28T10:05:00Z America/Los_Angeles Organizer%27s+Welcome https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Resilience from the Ground Up
How to build community resilience — individual, institutional, infrastructural — by putting environmental and social equity at the center.
Kate Gordon Holmes Hummel Michael Tubbs
2020-10-28T10:05:00Z 2020-10-28T10:25:00Z America/Los_Angeles Resilience+from+the+Ground+Up https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Inside the Climate Pledge
Hear how The Climate Pledge is mobilizing companies to align on more ambitious climate leadership goals and reach net-zero carbon by 2040.
2020-10-28T10:25:00Z 2020-10-28T10:35:00Z America/Los_Angeles Inside+the+Climate+Pledge https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Coalition Building for Climate Leadership
Corporate climate leadership requires bold commitments and even bolder action. Hear how companies are leveraging tech to meet the moment.
Tom Rivett-Carnac Diego Saez Gil Mathsy Kutty
2020-10-28T10:35:00Z 2020-10-28T10:55:00Z America/Los_Angeles Coalition+Building+for+Climate+Leadership https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Meet the VERGE 20 Emerging Leaders
Meet the inspiring young people selected for the VERGE 20 Emerging Leaders cohort.
Cecily Martinez-Caloca
2020-10-28T10:55:00Z 2020-10-28T11:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Meet+the+VERGE+20+Emerging+Leaders https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Networking
Connect with fellow participants in the ‘Networking’ area to engage in one-on-one video chats.
2020-10-28T11:00:00Z 2020-10-28T11:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Networking https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
VERGE Expo
Connect with leading clean economy organizations in the 'Expo' area.
2020-10-28T11:00:00Z 2020-10-28T11:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles VERGE+Expo https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
The Life-Changing Magic of Cleaning your Supply Chain
How can companies leverage their buying power to decarbonize supply chains?
Joby Carlson George Hodge Kate Schaffner
2020-10-28T11:30:00Z 2020-10-28T12:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles The+Life-Changing+Magic+of+Cleaning+your+Supply+Chain https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
The Tipping Point for Commercial Zero Emission Vehicles
What commercial zero emission vehicles will tip into the mainstream first and why are these markets important?
Angela Hultberg Russ Musgrove Bill  Van Amburg
2020-10-28T11:30:00Z 2020-10-28T12:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles The+Tipping+Point+for+Commercial+Zero+Emission+Vehicles https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Circular Packaging Fundamentals: Understanding the Landscape
What landscape of materials, designs, innovations and trends exist in the circular packaging industry?
Kelly Murosky Nina Goodrich Suz Okie Burgess Davis
2020-10-28T11:30:00Z 2020-10-28T12:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Circular+Packaging+Fundamentals%3A+Understanding+the+Landscape https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Buyers Guide: What to Know Before Buying Soil Carbon Offsets
What questions should buyers be asking before investing in farming practices that draw down atmospheric carbon dioxide?
Alexsandra Guerra Danny Cullenward Jim Giles
2020-10-28T11:30:00Z 2020-10-28T12:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Buyers+Guide%3A+What+to+Know+Before+Buying+Soil+Carbon+Offsets https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Beyond the U.S.: How to Assess International Energy Markets
What should you know when procuring renewables internationally?
Megan Lorenzen Winston Chen
2020-10-28T11:30:00Z 2020-10-28T12:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Beyond+the+U.S.%3A+How+to+Assess+International+Energy+Markets https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Partnerships to Decarbonize Data Centers
How can I work with my data centers to decarbonize the internet and reduce my supply chain emissions?
Jennifer Ruch Emma Armstrong Vince Digneo
2020-10-28T12:00:00Z 2020-10-28T12:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Partnerships+to+Decarbonize+Data+Centers https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
How Tech and Collaboration Can Make Food Supply Transparent
How can new technologies and collaborative strategies help companies create a more sustainable and transparent food system?
Rod Snyder John Davies Brian Griffith
2020-10-28T12:00:00Z 2020-10-28T12:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles How+Tech+and+Collaboration+Can+Make+Food+Supply+Transparent https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
VERGE Accelerate: Energy Pitch Session
Watch five energy entrepreneurs pitch their startups, hear expert reactions, and then cast your vote to help determine the winner.
Sara Chamberlain Janice Tran Tanya Barham Ryan  McIntosh Jonathan Knight
2020-10-28T12:00:00Z 2020-10-28T12:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles VERGE+Accelerate%3A+Energy+Pitch+Session https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
How Innovative Financing Can Scale ZEV Trucks & Buses
What financing mechanisms can unlock funding for commercial zero emission vehicles?
Chelle Izzi Vic Shao Niki Okuk Andrew Kessler
2020-10-28T12:00:00Z 2020-10-28T12:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles How+Innovative+Financing+Can+Scale+ZEV+Trucks+%26+Buses https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Circular Packaging Fundamentals: Tackling Plastics
What solutions and best practices can help to tackle plastic packaging in pursuit of more circular outcomes?
Jeff Scott Erin Simon Ashley C. Hall Lauren Phipps
2020-10-28T12:00:00Z 2020-10-28T12:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Circular+Packaging+Fundamentals%3A+Tackling+Plastics https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Building Equity and Justice into Carbon Removal
How can we ensure the emerging carbon economy delivers on equity and justice goals?
Ugbaad Kosar Maya Batres Holly Buck
2020-10-28T12:00:00Z 2020-10-28T12:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Building+Equity+and+Justice+into+Carbon+Removal https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Roundtable: Corporate Approaches to Climate Justice
How are businesses engaging to ensure all benefit equally from climate solutions, while no one bears an unequal burden of climate impacts?
Dylan Siegler
2020-10-28T12:30:00Z 2020-10-28T13:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Roundtable%3A+Corporate+Approaches+to+Climate+Justice https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Roundtable: Accelerating Electric Medium & Heavy Duty Trucks
How do we best learn from early deployments to scale electric trucks fast?
Mike Roeth
2020-10-28T12:30:00Z 2020-10-28T13:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Roundtable%3A+Accelerating+Electric+Medium+%26+Heavy+Duty+Trucks https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Roundtable: VERGE Accelerate’s Energy Startups
Want to dive deeper with the energy startups who just pitched in the previous VERGE Accelerate session? Join us for discussions and Q&A!
Sara Chamberlain
2020-10-28T12:30:00Z 2020-10-28T13:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Roundtable%3A+VERGE+Accelerate%E2%80%99s+Energy+Startups https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Roundtable: The Convergence of Food and Medicine
Will the medical community accept food and ingredients as natural treatments for chronic illness?
Matthew Walker
2020-10-28T12:30:00Z 2020-10-28T13:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Roundtable%3A+The+Convergence+of+Food+and+Medicine https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Roundtable: Getting to Net Zero Carbon Emissions
How is COVID-19 changing strategies and tactics to make sustainability more economical and successful?
Karen Scanlon
2020-10-28T12:30:00Z 2020-10-28T13:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Roundtable%3A+Getting+to+Net+Zero+Carbon+Emissions https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
VERGE Expo
Connect with leading clean economy organizations in the 'Expo' area.
2020-10-28T12:30:00Z 2020-10-28T13:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles VERGE+Expo https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
Bloom Energy: A Behind the Scenes Tour
See how Bloom Energy servers are made and the people and technology that drives our mission to create clean, reliable, and AlwaysON energy.
2020-10-28T12:30:00Z 2020-10-28T13:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Bloom+Energy%3A+A+Behind+the+Scenes+Tour https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
How Companies Can Address Energy Poverty
How can businesses make energy procurement decisions that empower underserved communities while powering operations?
Alexis Cureton SaLisa Berrien, COI Energy
2020-10-28T13:00:00Z 2020-10-28T13:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles How+Companies+Can+Address+Energy+Poverty https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
The Path Forward to Sustainable Aviation
How will the aviation industry, both commercial and freight, reach sustainability goals in the wake of the pandemic?
Sara Bogdan Lauren Riley Raoul Sreenivasan Chris Cooper Joel Makower
2020-10-28T13:00:00Z 2020-10-28T14:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles The+Path+Forward+to+Sustainable+Aviation https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Circular Packaging Fundamentals: Advancing Reuse
What does it take to implement and scale reusable packaging solutions?
Chantal Emmanuel Alexandra DySard Holly Kaufman
2020-10-28T13:00:00Z 2020-10-28T13:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Circular+Packaging+Fundamentals%3A+Advancing+Reuse https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Resilience and Security in the Clean Energy Revolution
What should companies consider when planning for resilient energy systems?
Mark Bassett Jonathon Monken
2020-10-28T13:00:00Z 2020-10-28T13:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Resilience+and+Security+in+the+Clean+Energy+Revolution https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Using Microbes and Greenhouse Gases to Make New Foods
What's the potential of the emerging technologies that use microbes to turn methane and carbon dioxide into protein?
Ari Marder Alan Shaw Nate Crosser
2020-10-28T13:00:00Z 2020-10-28T13:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Using+Microbes+and+Greenhouse+Gases+to+Make+New+Foods https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
How Even Small Startups Can Succeed at Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Founders may care about DEI, but they see few options to make progress while they are so resource-constrained. Here’s what you can do today.
Hala Hanna Amberjae Freeman Jacob  Schultz Anthony Kinslow II, PhD
2020-10-28T13:30:00Z 2020-10-28T14:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles How+Even+Small+Startups+Can+Succeed+at+Diversity%2C+Equity+%26+Inclusion https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
This Tech Can Transform the Fight Against Supply-Chain Waste
How new products, strategies and technologies can help tackle the food industry's waste problem
Jessica Vieira Jackie Suggitt Thomas McQuillan
2020-10-28T13:30:00Z 2020-10-28T14:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles This+Tech+Can+Transform+the+Fight+Against+Supply-Chain+Waste https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
How Your Company Can Help Grow a Trillion Trees
How can your organization get involved in the global effort to protect and plant a trillion trees?
Jad Daley Yakaira Nunez Taldi  Harrison
2020-10-28T13:30:00Z 2020-10-28T14:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles How+Your+Company+Can+Help+Grow+a+Trillion+Trees https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Roundtable: Environmental and equity wins from city forests
Can carbon markets help grow urban forests and deliver benefits to local communities?
Mark McPherson
2020-10-28T14:00:00Z 2020-10-28T14:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Roundtable%3A+Environmental+and+equity+wins+from+city+forests https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Roundtable: Balancing Safety, Security and Package Reduction
How do we balance food safety, security and package reduction?
Jeff Scott
2020-10-28T14:00:00Z 2020-10-28T14:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Roundtable%3A+Balancing+Safety%2C+Security+and+Package+Reduction https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Roundtable: Steps to Reaching a 100 Renewable Energy Future
What are the important steps you see for reaching a decarbonized energy system?
Cassandra Heller
2020-10-28T14:00:00Z 2020-10-28T14:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Roundtable%3A+Steps+to+Reaching+a+100+Renewable+Energy+Future https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Roundtable: The UN Treaty for Plastic
What does the UN Plastics Treaty entail, and what is the business case for proactively supporting a global policy on plastic waste?
Erin Simon
2020-10-28T14:00:00Z 2020-10-28T14:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Roundtable%3A+The+UN+Treaty+for+Plastic https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Roundtable: Inclusive Clean Energy Finance Solutions for All
Inclusive, smart, on-site energy upgrades require upfront capital. What financial bridges and barriers are you discovering?
Holmes Hummel
2020-10-28T14:00:00Z 2020-10-28T14:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Roundtable%3A+Inclusive+Clean+Energy+Finance+Solutions+for+All https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
VERGE Expo
Connect with leading clean economy organizations in the 'Expo' area.
2020-10-28T14:00:00Z 2020-10-28T14:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles VERGE+Expo https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Networking
Connect with fellow participants in the ‘Networking’ area to engage in one-on-one video chats.
2020-10-29T09:30:00Z 2020-10-29T10:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Networking https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
VERGE Expo
Connect with leading clean economy organizations in the 'Expo' area.
2020-10-29T09:30:00Z 2020-10-29T10:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles VERGE+Expo https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Organizer's Welcome
GreenBiz VP and VERGE Executive Director, Shana Rappaport, kicks off the fourth day of VERGE 20.
Shana Rappaport
2020-10-29T10:00:00Z 2020-10-29T10:05:00Z America/Los_Angeles Organizer%27s+Welcome https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
The Power of Youth to Solve Real-World Problems
A 14-year old inventor shares her journey of solving real-world problems using science and technology.
Gitanjali  Rao
2020-10-29T10:05:00Z 2020-10-29T10:15:00Z America/Los_Angeles The+Power+of+Youth+to+Solve+Real-World+Problems https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
How to Use Your Superpower for the Planet
How every individual, company and organization can drive the long-lasting, systemic change needed to tackle the climate crisis.
Patrick Flynn
2020-10-29T10:15:00Z 2020-10-29T10:25:00Z America/Los_Angeles How+to+Use+Your+Superpower+for+the+Planet https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Enlisting Nature to Fight Climate Change
How California’s statewide mandate plans to harness natural systems to address the climate crisis, and what that means for business.
Shana Rappaport Wade Crowfoot
2020-10-29T10:25:00Z 2020-10-29T10:45:00Z America/Los_Angeles Enlisting+Nature+to+Fight+Climate+Change https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Networking
Connect with fellow participants in the ‘Networking’ area to engage in one-on-one video chats.
2020-10-29T10:45:00Z 2020-10-29T11:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Networking https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
VERGE Expo
Connect with leading clean economy organizations in the 'Expo' area.
2020-10-29T10:45:00Z 2020-10-29T11:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles VERGE+Expo https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
How Utilities Can Accelerate EVs
How can utilities help accelerate, instead of act as a barrier, to the adoption of electric vehicles?
Maria Pope Katie Fehrenbacher
2020-10-29T11:30:00Z 2020-10-29T12:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles How+Utilities+Can+Accelerate+EVs https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
The Values-Driven Consumers Changing the Food Industry
How should your company respond to the growing consumer demand for sustainable food?
Charlotte Troupis Amy Skoczlas Cole Mark Eastham Eve  Turow-Paul Darci Vetter
2020-10-29T11:30:00Z 2020-10-29T12:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles The+Values-Driven+Consumers+Changing+the+Food+Industry https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
New Accounting Methods Reveal Food’s True Environmental Cost
Learn how to conduct holistic assessments of food products using a road-tested methodology
Pavan Sukhdev Lauren  Baker Jan Köpper Laura  Mervelskemper Christian Geis
2020-10-29T11:30:00Z 2020-10-29T12:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles New+Accounting+Methods+Reveal+Food%E2%80%99s+True+Environmental+Cost https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Beyond 100% Clean: Matching Energy Supply and Demand
What emerging strategies, technologies, and tools can allow organizations to power all operations with renewables 24/7/365?
Maud Texier Greg Miller Michael Pariser
2020-10-29T11:30:00Z 2020-10-29T12:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Beyond+100%25+Clean%3A+Matching+Energy+Supply+and+Demand https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
The Future of Connected Goods
What role will tech-enabled tracking solutions play in building a circular future?
Natasha Franck Safia Qureshi Suz Okie Jessi Baker
2020-10-29T11:30:00Z 2020-10-29T12:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles The+Future+of+Connected+Goods https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Carbon Removal Moonshots: Introducing Radical Drawdown Technologies
Meet the early-stage startups with the potential to draw down carbon dioxide at scale
Bill Gross Kelly Erhart Shaun Meehan Tito Jankowski
2020-10-29T11:30:00Z 2020-10-29T12:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Carbon+Removal+Moonshots%3A+Introducing+Radical+Drawdown+Technologies https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Clean Energy Equity Showcase
Lightning talks from leaders thinking about energy access and inclusion in creative and collaborative ways.
Carlo Oliveras Chandra Farley Deonna Anderson Andy Johnson Lenwood Coleman
2020-10-29T12:00:00Z 2020-10-29T12:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Clean+Energy+Equity+Showcase https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
VERGE Accelerate: Transport Pitch Session
Watch five transport entrepreneurs pitch their startups, hear expert reactions, and then cast your vote to help determine the winner.
Heather Clancy Patrick Sagisi Amanda Hall David Manosalvas-Kjono Anurag Kamal Andrew Krulewitz
2020-10-29T12:00:00Z 2020-10-29T12:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles VERGE+Accelerate%3A+Transport+Pitch+Session https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Leveraging Market-Based Incentives to Decarbonize Transport
What are the key market-based incentives that organizations can tap into to decarbonize their transportation?
Dave Meyer Katie Fehrenbacher Cory-Ann Wind
2020-10-29T12:00:00Z 2020-10-29T12:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Leveraging+Market-Based+Incentives+to+Decarbonize+Transport https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
The Complicated Potential of RNG
Where and when should we deploy renewable natural gas (RNG) to maximize decarbonization? And are market signals sending the right signals?
Sarah Golden Jigar Shah Matthew Vespa
2020-10-29T12:00:00Z 2020-10-29T12:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles The+Complicated+Potential+of+RNG https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Beyond Zero: Next-Level Corporate Climate Commitments
How do ambitious corporate carbon commitments get made?
Viviana Alvarez Elizabeth Willmott Jim Giles
2020-10-29T12:00:00Z 2020-10-29T12:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Beyond+Zero%3A+Next-Level+Corporate+Climate+Commitments https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Pathways to a Radically More Sustainable Food System
What would it look like if we re-engineered our food system to deliver on the most ambitions sustainability and justice goals?
MARK TESTER Melissa Ho Deanna  Bratter Leah Penniman
2020-10-29T12:00:00Z 2020-10-29T12:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Pathways+to+a+Radically+More+Sustainable+Food+System https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Roundtable: Net-Zero? How can we be Net-Positive to Nature?
How can businesses go beyond net-zero and transform the trillion tons of excess CO2 in the atmosphere into ecological and social benefit?
Amanda Ravenhill
2020-10-29T12:30:00Z 2020-10-29T13:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Roundtable%3A+Net-Zero%3F+How+can+we+be+Net-Positive+to+Nature%3F https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Roundtable: VERGE Accelerate’s Transport Startups
Want to dive deeper with the transport startups who just pitched in the previous VERGE Accelerate session? Join us for discussions and Q&A!
Patrick Sagisi
2020-10-29T12:30:00Z 2020-10-29T13:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Roundtable%3A+VERGE+Accelerate%E2%80%99s+Transport+Startups https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Roundtable: Microgrids in the Race to Decarbonize California
What's the role of microgrids in helping California solve the resiliency challenges along its path to zero carbon?
Stephen Lamm
2020-10-29T12:30:00Z 2020-10-29T13:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Roundtable%3A+Microgrids+in+the+Race+to+Decarbonize+California https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Roundtable: The Road to a Hydrogen Economy
With much technical progress achieved and substantial decarbonization potential realized, is the world ready for a hydrogen economy?
Ajay Mehta
2020-10-29T12:30:00Z 2020-10-29T13:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Roundtable%3A+The+Road+to+a+Hydrogen+Economy https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
Behind the Scenes at the WMPO: The Anatomy of Zero Waste
Visit the WM booth to virtually experience the WM Phoenix Open and learn how WM executes on a zero waste, carbon neutral golf tournament.
2020-10-29T12:30:00Z 2020-10-29T13:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Behind+the+Scenes+at+the+WMPO%3A+The+Anatomy+of+Zero+Waste https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Roundtable: Unlocking Growth and Development with Nutrition
How does a focus on better nutrition for all underpin our pursuit of the sustainable development goals?
Oliver Camp Bonnie McClafferty
2020-10-29T12:30:00Z 2020-10-29T13:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Roundtable%3A+Unlocking+Growth+and+Development+with+Nutrition https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
VERGE Expo
Connect with leading clean economy organizations in the 'Expo' area.
2020-10-29T12:30:00Z 2020-10-29T13:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles VERGE+Expo https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
The Urgent Problem: California's Transportation Emissions
How will California curb the looming climate threat of rising transportation emissions?
Mary Nichols Katie Fehrenbacher
2020-10-29T13:00:00Z 2020-10-29T13:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles The+Urgent+Problem%3A+California%27s+Transportation+Emissions https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Circular Cities: Reimagining Urban Centers
What does a successfully circular city look like, and how can this model unlock transformational economic, social and sustainable change?
John Holm Eva Gladek Garry Cooper
2020-10-29T13:00:00Z 2020-10-29T13:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Circular+Cities%3A+Reimagining+Urban+Centers https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Avoid the Crunch: Three Key Steps to Hit Your Renewable Goal
What steps can my company take to ensure there’s enough supply to meet my renewable energy goals?
Kyle Harrison Bryce Smith
2020-10-29T13:00:00Z 2020-10-29T13:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Avoid+the+Crunch%3A+Three+Key+Steps+to+Hit+Your+Renewable+Goal https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
How to Reduce Scope 3 Emissions. (Without Losing Your Mind.)
Can you work with your supply chain to make a serious dent in Scope 3 emissions?
Lexi Zimmerman Maeve Tropf Naomi Rosenthal
2020-10-29T13:00:00Z 2020-10-29T13:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles How+to+Reduce+Scope+3+Emissions.+%28Without+Losing+Your+Mind.%29 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Can Indoor Ag Create a More Sustainable Food System?
As indoor ag technology continues to improve, what role will the sector play in the evolution of a more sustainable food system?
David Ceaser Viraj Puri Samuel Bertram
2020-10-29T13:30:00Z 2020-10-29T14:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Can+Indoor+Ag+Create+a+More+Sustainable+Food+System%3F https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Meeting Climate Goals During Converging Crises
Can California stay on track to meet climate goals in the face of colliding crises? CARB’s Mary Nichols and SCE’s Carla Peterman discuss.
Sarah Golden Mary Nichols Carla Peterman
2020-10-29T13:30:00Z 2020-10-29T14:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Meeting+Climate+Goals+During+Converging+Crises https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Decarbonizing Industrial Supply Chain Energy
How can companies collaborate to send zero-carbon demand signals to energy-intensive industrial sources in their supply chains?
Jennifer Snook Ryan Spies Phil Rausch
2020-10-29T13:30:00Z 2020-10-29T14:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Decarbonizing+Industrial+Supply+Chain+Energy https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Circular Transportation: From Waste to Fuel Tank
What does it take to build a circular fueling system, taking waste, and generating low carbon fuels for vehicles?
Katie Fehrenbacher Jeremy Baines John DeDea
2020-10-29T13:30:00Z 2020-10-29T14:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Circular+Transportation%3A+From+Waste+to+Fuel+Tank https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
New Markets and Technologies to Save America’s Forests
Which technologies, policies and collaborations have the potential to safeguard America's forests?
Zach Knight Nathan Truitt Allison Wolff Josiah Hunt Zack Parisa Max Nova
2020-10-29T13:30:00Z 2020-10-29T14:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles New+Markets+and+Technologies+to+Save+America%E2%80%99s+Forests https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Roundtable: Wildfire Resilience
How can communities, governments and companies prepare — and recover — from wildfire dangers?
Jeff Golden
2020-10-29T14:00:00Z 2020-10-29T14:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Roundtable%3A+Wildfire+Resilience https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Roundtable: Tech Solutions for Forest Carbon Problems
How can new tech increase transparency and mitigate risks to forest carbon projects such as wildfire and disease?
Zack Parisa
2020-10-29T14:00:00Z 2020-10-29T14:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Roundtable%3A+Tech+Solutions+for+Forest+Carbon+Problems https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Roundtable: Facility Renewal for Health and Sustainability
How can we increase building flexibility to provide healthy, safe and sustainable environments under emergency and “new normal” conditions?
Clay Nesler
2020-10-29T14:00:00Z 2020-10-29T14:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Roundtable%3A+Facility+Renewal+for+Health+and+Sustainability https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Roundtable: The carbon economy 10 years from now
How will supply of and demand for carbon removals change as we build a thriving carbon economy over the coming decade?
Stacy Kauk
2020-10-29T14:00:00Z 2020-10-29T14:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Roundtable%3A+The+carbon+economy+10+years+from+now https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Roundtable: Enabling Circular Transformation in U.S. Cities
What are the key enablers that the private, public, and social sector must align to help make the transition to a circular city?
John Holm
2020-10-29T14:00:00Z 2020-10-29T14:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Roundtable%3A+Enabling+Circular+Transformation+in+U.S.+Cities https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
VERGE Expo
Connect with leading clean economy organizations in the 'Expo' area.
2020-10-29T14:00:00Z 2020-10-29T14:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles VERGE+Expo https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
VERGE Expo
Connect with leading clean economy organizations in the 'Expo' area.
2020-10-30T09:30:00Z 2020-10-30T10:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles VERGE+Expo https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Networking
Connect with fellow participants in the ‘Networking’ area to engage in one-on-one video chats.
2020-10-30T09:30:00Z 2020-10-30T10:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Networking https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Organizer's Welcome
GreenBiz VP and VERGE Executive Director, Shana Rappaport, kicks off the fifth and final day of VERGE 20.
Shana Rappaport
2020-10-30T10:00:00Z 2020-10-30T10:05:00Z America/Los_Angeles Organizer%27s+Welcome https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Reuse, Innovation and Systems Change
Learn how the global reuse platform Loop is bringing the circular economy to life, reimagining supply chains, partnerships, packaging and consumer experience.
Tom Szaky
2020-10-30T10:05:00Z 2020-10-30T10:15:00Z America/Los_Angeles Reuse%2C+Innovation+and+Systems+Change https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
VERGE Accelerate Finals
The 5 top-voted startups from each VERGE Accelerate session will pitch, and the live audience voting will determine the overall winner.
Nancy Pfund Meera Clark Shana Rappaport
2020-10-30T10:15:00Z 2020-10-30T10:40:00Z America/Los_Angeles VERGE+Accelerate+Finals https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Climate and Public Health: A Conversation with Gina McCarthy
A former EPA chief discusses the role companies and technology can play in addressing the public health impacts of a changing climate.
Gina McCarthy Joel Makower
2020-10-30T10:40:00Z 2020-10-30T10:55:00Z America/Los_Angeles Climate+and+Public+Health%3A+A+Conversation+with+Gina+McCarthy https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Networking
Connect with fellow participants in the ‘Networking’ area to engage in one-on-one video chats.
2020-10-30T11:00:00Z 2020-10-30T11:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Networking https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
VERGE Expo
Connect with leading clean economy organizations in the 'Expo' area.
2020-10-30T11:00:00Z 2020-10-30T11:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles VERGE+Expo https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
(REBA ONLY) Retail Solutions for Expanding Access to Renewables
Can we change how renewables are purchased to increase accessibility and drive adoption?
Grant Ervin Clayton Bedwell
2020-10-30T11:30:00Z 2020-10-30T12:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles %28REBA+ONLY%29+Retail+Solutions+for+Expanding+Access+to+Renewables https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Why We Need to Electrify Ride-hailing
How will the ride-hailing giants reach their aggressive and unprecedented goals of using all zero emission vehicles?
sahar shirazi Sam Arons Julia Pyper
2020-10-30T11:30:00Z 2020-10-30T12:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Why+We+Need+to+Electrify+Ride-hailing https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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How COVID Changes the Energy Transition
What will it take to stay on track with global decarbonization goals in a post-COVID world?
Glenn Wright Joel Makower
2020-10-30T11:30:00Z 2020-10-30T12:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles How+COVID+Changes+the+Energy+Transition https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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On-Demand Delivery and Low Emissions — Can We Have Both?
With demand for takeout and grocery delivery surging, can the industry meet consumer expectations while minimizing emissions?
Anja Huber Anne Goodchild Kelly Ferguson
2020-10-30T11:30:00Z 2020-10-30T12:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles On-Demand+Delivery+and+Low+Emissions+%E2%80%94+Can+We+Have+Both%3F https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Win-win: How Offsets Can Cut Carbon and Boost SDGs
How can your company invest in offsets that mitigate climate change and boost development goals?
Saskia Feast Jim Giles Hank Cauley
2020-10-30T11:30:00Z 2020-10-30T12:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Win-win%3A+How+Offsets+Can+Cut+Carbon+and+Boost+SDGs https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
The Rise of City Zero Emission Zones
How and why are cities embracing banning fossil fuel vehicles and incentivizing zero emission ones?
Katie Fehrenbacher Shin-pei Tsay Matt Petersen
2020-10-30T12:00:00Z 2020-10-30T12:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles The+Rise+of+City+Zero+Emission+Zones https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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How Tenants Can Green Commercial Buildings
How can I work with my landlords to decarbonize my leased real estate spaces?
Erik Hansen Sara Neff
2020-10-30T12:00:00Z 2020-10-30T12:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles How+Tenants+Can+Green+Commercial+Buildings https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Ask a Recycling Expert: Understanding & Improving our System
What can an expert teach you about our national recycling system and how we can collectively improve it? Ask them!
Lauren Phipps Dylan de Thomas
2020-10-30T12:00:00Z 2020-10-30T12:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Ask+a+Recycling+Expert%3A+Understanding+%26+Improving+our+System https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Deforestation Remains Part of Food Supply. Can We Fix That?
Why have pledges to end food-related deforestation failed to end the destruction of old-growth forests?
Ben Soltoff Jean François Timmers Karimah Hudda
2020-10-30T12:00:00Z 2020-10-30T12:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Deforestation+Remains+Part+of+Food+Supply.+Can+We+Fix+That%3F https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Meet the Innovators Drawing Down CO2 in the World’s Oceans
Which technologies have the potential to harness the power of the oceans to draw down carbon?
Phil Kithil Carlos M. Duarte Greg Rau Katie Lebling Marty Odlin
2020-10-30T12:00:00Z 2020-10-30T12:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Meet+the+Innovators+Drawing+Down+CO2+in+the+World%E2%80%99s+Oceans https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Roundtable: Building carbon removal into your supply chain
How can corporations and municipalities apply direct air capture and other carbon removal technologies in their businesses?
Rohini Sengupta
2020-10-30T12:30:00Z 2020-10-30T13:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Roundtable%3A+Building+carbon+removal+into+your+supply+chain https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Roundtable: Harnessing the Ingenuity of Youth
How can organizations engage young people in ways that are mutually beneficial and enable the co-creation of solutions to pressing problems?
Gitanjali  Rao John Davies
2020-10-30T12:30:00Z 2020-10-30T13:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Roundtable%3A+Harnessing+the+Ingenuity+of+Youth https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Roundtable: Coastal Ecosystems and the Food/Water Nexus
When faced with both a growing population and a global food and water shortage, how can we utilize our coastal ecosystems to find solutions?
nicholas demille
2020-10-30T12:30:00Z 2020-10-30T13:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Roundtable%3A+Coastal+Ecosystems+and+the+Food%2FWater+Nexus https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Roundtable: Ensuring Everyone Benefits from Climate Justice
How can diversity in hiring assist in ensuring access to innovative clean energy technologies are equitable?
Adriana Embus-Figueroa Taj Eldridge
2020-10-30T12:30:00Z 2020-10-30T13:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Roundtable%3A+Ensuring+Everyone+Benefits+from+Climate+Justice https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
VERGE Expo
Connect with leading clean economy organizations in the 'Expo' area.
2020-10-30T12:30:00Z 2020-10-30T13:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles VERGE+Expo https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
More, Less or None: The Role of Meat in the Future of Food
Do we have to reduce consumption to meet climate goals, or can changes to animal agriculture usher in an era of low-carbon meat?
Sujatha Bergen Heather Tansey Jim Giles Tim Hardman
2020-10-30T13:00:00Z 2020-10-30T13:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles More%2C+Less+or+None%3A+The+Role+of+Meat+in+the+Future+of+Food https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Own Your (Political) Power
How and when should corporations get involved with climate policy? And what’s at stake if they don’t?
Bill Weihl Ben Packard Maggie Thomas
2020-10-30T13:00:00Z 2020-10-30T13:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Own+Your+%28Political%29+Power https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Leading The Charge To Electrify Transportation
What will it take to kickstart the electric vehicle revolution?
Katie Fehrenbacher Cathy Zoi
2020-10-30T13:00:00Z 2020-10-30T13:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Leading+The+Charge+To+Electrify+Transportation https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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(REBA ONLY) Why Markets Matter to Buyers
Why are markets one of the most efficient paths to clean energy access for all?
Miranda Ballentine Bryn Baker Rob Threlkeld
2020-10-30T13:00:00Z 2020-10-30T13:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles %28REBA+ONLY%29+Why+Markets+Matter+to+Buyers https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Your Next Construction Project Could Draw Down Carbon
How can your next construction project make use of a new generation of materials made from captured carbon?
Chris Magwood Kate  Simonen Kristin Slavin
2020-10-30T13:00:00Z 2020-10-30T13:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Your+Next+Construction+Project+Could+Draw+Down+Carbon https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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(REBA ONLY) Energy Procurement: Driving a Green Recovery
Can buyers' clean energy procurements drive economic growth and recovery?
Laura Vendetta Max Scher
2020-10-30T13:30:00Z 2020-10-30T14:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles %28REBA+ONLY%29+Energy+Procurement%3A+Driving+a+Green+Recovery https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
How Blockchain, Data and AI Can Create Sustainable Fisheries
How can new technologies help the fisheries industry meet growing demand while safeguarding the world's ocean environments?
Kristina Furnes Jennifer Kemmerly
2020-10-30T13:30:00Z 2020-10-30T14:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles How+Blockchain%2C+Data+and+AI+Can+Create+Sustainable+Fisheries https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Cities Reclaim Streets From Cars
How will the trend of reclaiming streets for walking and biking during the pandemic redesign our cities?
Warren Logan Laura Bliss Dawn Schellenberg
2020-10-30T13:30:00Z 2020-10-30T14:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Cities+Reclaim+Streets+From+Cars https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Alternatives to Venture Capital
Startups need to know their options, including a variety of cutting edge impact instruments. Hear from the people pioneering these models.
Sandra Kwak Katie Hoffman Justin Kamine
2020-10-30T13:30:00Z 2020-10-30T14:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Alternatives+to+Venture+Capital https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Our Companies Set a Price on Carbon. You Can Do the Same.
Can an internal carbon price help your company shrink its carbon footprint?
Hana Kajimura Marientina Laina Elizabeth Willmott Xavier HOUOT
2020-10-30T13:30:00Z 2020-10-30T14:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Our+Companies+Set+a+Price+on+Carbon.+You+Can+Do+the+Same. https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Roundtable: Building Repair Business Models
How can business model innovation encourage and enable more product repair?
Kyle Wiens
2020-10-30T14:00:00Z 2020-10-30T14:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Roundtable%3A+Building+Repair+Business+Models https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Roundtable: Equity & Electric Vehicles
How can we expand the tent and enable more diverse communities to access EVs?
Shelley Francis
2020-10-30T14:00:00Z 2020-10-30T14:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Roundtable%3A+Equity+%26+Electric+Vehicles https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Roundtable: Growing Food in Classrooms to Transform Learning and Health
How can businesses and policymakers help schools capture the health and educational benefits of indoor academic learning gardens?
Stephen Ritz
2020-10-30T14:00:00Z 2020-10-30T14:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Roundtable%3A+Growing+Food+in+Classrooms+to+Transform+Learning+and+Health https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
VERGE Expo
Connect with leading clean economy organizations in the 'Expo' area.
2020-10-30T14:00:00Z 2020-10-30T14:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles VERGE+Expo https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fverge-20 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)

Speakers

Erik Hansen

Sustainability Director, Global Impact, Workday

Erin Callahan

Director, Climate Collaborative

Sandra Roling

Head of EV100, The Climate Group

Taryn Barclay

Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships & Stakeholder Engagement, Cargill

Kate Simonen

Professor, Department of Architecture, University of Washington

Christina Nichols

Senior Program Manager, Groundswell

Alex Klonick

Manager, Education & Engagement, Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA)

Grant Ervin

Chief Resilience Officer, City of Pittsburgh

Clayton Bedwell

Sr. Manager of Commercial Strategy, Renewable Services, Direct Energy

Shayle Kann

Managing Director, Energy Impact Partners

Saskia Feast

Vice President, Western Region, Natural Capital Partners

Shana Rappaport

VP and ED, VERGE, GreenBiz

Marcius Extavour

Executive Director, Carbon XPRIZE

Ashley C. Hall

Director of Sustainable Packaging, Walmart

Jean François Timmers

Global Soy Lead and Global Policy Expert, Commodities and Ecosystems, World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

Cory-Ann Wind

Oregon Clean Fuels Program Manager, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Jainey Bavishi

Director, NYC Mayor's Office of Resiliency

Nathan Truitt

Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, American Forest Foundation

Alexandra DySard

Environmental & Partnership Manager, MOM's Organic Market

Rebekah Moses

Head of Impact Strategy, Impossible Foods

Garry Cooper

CEO, Rheaply

Stephen Lamm

Director of Sustainability, Bloom Energy

David Ziskind

Director of Engineering, Black & Veatch

Natasha Franck

Founder & CEO, Eon

Zach Freeze

Senior Director for Sustainability, Walmart

Lexi Zimmerman

Solutions Engineer, UL

Dane Parker

Chief Sustainability Officer, General Motors

cliff rechtschaffen

Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission

Viraj Puri

Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer, Gotham Greens

Beth Wytiaz

SVP, Global Environmental Operations Director, Bank of America

Chelle Izzi

Executive Director, Distributed Generation, NextEra Energy Resources

Thomas McQuillan

Vice President, Strategy, Culture and Sustainability, Baldor Specialty Foods

Gregor Hembrough

Head of Polestar USA, Polestar

Tito Jankowski

AirMiners

Patrick Sagisi

Director & Investment Partner, Acario Innovation

John Davies

VP, Senior Analyst, GreenBiz

Suz Okie

Associate Analyst, Circular Economy, GreenBiz

Peter Bodenheimer

Partner & Managing Director, Food-X

Jim Giles

Conference Chair, VERGE Food & VERGE Carbon, GreenBiz

Emma Cox

North American Sustainability, McDonald's

kevin Hagen

VP, Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Strategy, Iron Mountain

Hana Kajimura

Sustainability, Allbirds

Neha Palmer

Energy Strategy, Google

Jeremy Donnell

Manager, Microgrid Policy and Pricing Strategies, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)

Wade Crowfoot

Secretary for Natural Resources, State of California

Cassandra Heller

Manager, Business Development, Wartsila

Hala Hanna

Managing Director, Community, MIT Solve

Zack Parisa

CEO, SilviaTerra

Eve Turow-Paul

Founder and Executive Director, Food for Climate League

Peter Muhoro

SVP of Strategy, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative

Jonathan Knight

Co-founder & CEO, Uprise Energy

Allison Ward

Regulatory Engineer, Sustainable Materials, Dell

Marty Odlin

Founder, Running Tide

Jose Manuel Moller

Founder and CEO, Algramo

Amanda Ravenhill

Executive Director, Buckminster Fuller Institute

Darci Vetter

Global Lead, Public Affairs & Vice Chair, Agriculture, Food, Edelman

Niki Okuk

Alternative Fuels Program Manager, CALSTART

Michael Pariser

Origination, Grid-Scale Power, EDF Renewables

Dan Simons

Co-Owner, Farmers Restaurant Group

Dawn Schellenberg

Public Affairs Manager, Seattle Department of Transportation

Rohini Sengupta

Senior Manager, Environmental Sustainability, United Airlines

Justin Kamine

Co-founder and Partner, KDC

Leah Penniman

Co-Director and Farm Manager, Soul Fire Farm

Andrew Kessler

Managing Director, Investment & Portfolio Management, NY Green Bank

Tadas Radavicius

Project Manager, SoliTek

Amberjae Freeman

CEO, Etho Capital

Danya Hakeem

Director of Innovation, Agriculture & Circular Economy, Elemental Excelerator

Jacob Schultz

VP of People, Trove

Janice Tran

CEO, Kanin Energy

Jessi Baker

Founder & CEO, Provenance

Tanya Barham

Founder & CEO, Community Energy Labs

lawrence jones

Vice President, International Programs, Edison Electric Institute

Laura Vendetta

Manager, Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA)

Anja Huber

Management Consultant, McKinsey & Company

Michael Norbeck

Director of Grid Services Business Development, Sunrun

Ryan McIntosh

Founder & CEO, RoadPower

Espen Braathe

IBM Blockchain Transparent Supply European Leader, IBM

Andrew Savage

VP & Head of Sustainability & Impact, Lime

Rob Bernard

Managing Director and Co-Founder, Commonwealth Equity Partners

Anirudh Sharma

Co-founder, Lab Lead, Graviky Labs

Jeff Golden

State Senator, Chair of the Committee on Wildfire Prevention and Recovery, Oregon Legislature

Kristin Kagetsu

CEO, Saathi

Kelly Murosky

Senior Packaging Engineer, Seventh Generation

Todd Gentry

Founder & CEO, HyperBorean

Mark Bassett

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Hemlock Semiconductor

Jonathon Monken

Principal, Converge Strategies

Naomi Rosenthal

Director, Land and Water, South Pole

Max Nova

Founder, SilviaTerra

Tom Chan

Cofounder, UNOCUP

Lia Alvarez

CEO, Fair by Nature

Amanda Hall

CEO, Summit Nanotech

David Manosalvas-Kjono

Co-founder & CEO, Aeromutable

Eva Gladek

Founder & CEO, Metabolic

Xavier HOUOT

Senior Vice President, Chief Environment Officer, Schneider Electric

Anurag Kamal

Founder, ElectricFish

Andrew Krulewitz

Co-founder & CEO, Flux

Aadith Moorthy

Founder & CEO, ConserWater Technologies

Patrick Flynn

Vice President, Sustainability, Salesforce

Olya Irzak

CEO, Frost Methane Labs

Lindsay James

Strategic Alliances Catalyst, Nucleário

Yehuda Elram

Co-founder & CEO, eggXYt

Phil Kithil

CEO, Ocean-based Climate Solutions

Elliot Roth

Founder, Spira

Samuel Rigu

CEO, Safi Organics

Mark Lim

Strategist, NamZ

Brandon Marques

VP of Strategy & Finance, Carbon Direct

Riana Lynn

CEO, Journey Foods

Rick Luna

Interim Director, Technology & Product Innovation, CPS Energy

EVELYN BUTLER

Senior Director of Codes and Standards, Solar Energy Industries Association

Cathy Zoi

CEO, EVgo

Alan Shaw

Chief Executive Officer, Calysta

Ryan Spies

Director of Sustainability, Energy and Stewardship, Saint-Gobain North America

Travis Buholtz

EV Specialist, The Electrification Coalition

Hank Cauley

Acting Chief Executive Officer, Nature 4 Justice

Gitanjali Rao

Young Innovator and Promoter of STEM

Ana Carolina Oliveira

Head of Sustainable Finance, Americas, ING

Maya Batres

Project Manager, Energy & Land Use, The Nature Conservancy

Kristin Slavin

Associate Director - Building Innovations, Sidewalk Labs

Tom Szaky

Founder and CEO, TerraCycle and Loop

Bill Weihl

Executive Director, Climate Voice

Samuel Bertram

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, OnePointOne

Carlos M. Duarte

Professor, Marine Science, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Erica Eaton

Chief Operating Officer and Interim CEO, Comfy

Oliver Camp

Senior Associate (Innovation), Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition

Jennifer Kemmerly

Vice President, Global Ocean Initiatives, Monterey Bay Aquarium

Chantal Emmanuel

CTO & Co-Founder, LimeLoop

Angela Hultberg

Head of Sustainable Mobility, IKEA

Sujatha Bergen

Health Campaigns Director, NRDC

Jigar Shah

Co-founder, Generate Capital

Stephan Dolezalek

Executive Director, Wheatsheaf Group

Erin Simon

Head, Plastic Waste + Business, World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

Viviana Alvarez

Head of Sustainability - North America, Unilever

Michael Tubbs

Mayor, City of Stockton

Theodore Rolfvondenbaumen

Communications Manager, Neste

Jeremy Baines

President, US division, Neste

Mike Roeth

Executive Director, NACFE

David Ceaser

Lead Agronomist, Agritecture Consulting

Carla Peterman

Senior Vice President, Strategy and Regulatory Affairs, Southern California Edison (SCE)

Mark Eastham

Senior Manager, Sustainability, Walmart

Jad Daley

President & CEO, American Forests

Janie Hipp

CEO, Native American Agriculture Fund

Bryn Baker

Director, Policy Innovation, Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA)

Zach Knight

Co-Founder and CEO, Blue Forest Conservation

Winston Chen

Renewable Energy Manager, Mars

Kyle Wiens

CEO, iFixit

christine weydig

Director of the Office of Environmental and Energy Programs, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Nina Goodrich

Executive Director, & Director, GreenBlue.org & SPC

Deanna Bratter

Head of Sustainable Development, Danone North America

Erin Burns

Director of Policy, Carbon180

Dylan Siegler

Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility, Verizon

Meg Wilcox

Environmental Journalist, Freelance

Katie Fehrenbacher

Senior Writer, VERGE Transport, GreenBiz

Shaun Meehan

Co-Founder, Charm Industrial

Katie Hoffman

Entrepreneur in Residence, New Energy Nexus

Stacy Kauk

Director, Sustainability Fund, Shopify

Megan Lorenzen

Sustainability Manager, Salesforce

Josiah Hunt

Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Biochar

Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

Founder, Ocean Collectiv

Rahwa Ghirmatzion

Executive Director, PUSH Buffalo

Peter Asmus

Research Director, Guidehouse Insights (Navigant)

John DeDea

Director Global Energy Procurement, UPS

George Hodge

Global Head of Supply Chain, CDP

Andy Jefferson

Director of Transportation, Genentech

Yakaira Nunez

Senior Director, Salesforce

Kevin Moss

Global Director, Center For Sustainable Business, World Resources Institute

Hannon Rasool

Deputy Director, Fuels and Transportation Division, California Energy Commission

Ben Packard

Executive Director, EarthLab, University of Washington

Zach Freeze

Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives, Sustainability, Walmart

Karen Scanlon

VP of Sustainability Partnerships, Dairy Management Inc

Sameer Rashid

Partner, Pure Energy Partners

Katie Lebling

Associate, Climate Program, World Resources Institute

Bonnie McClafferty

Director, Food Safety, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition

Emily Johannes

Category Manager - Ethical Sourcing, Nestlé

Daniel Sanchez

Assistant Specialist, University of California at Berkeley

Stephen Ritz

Founder, Green Bronx Machine

Greg Miller

PhD Candidate, University of California Davis

Clay Nesler

VP, Global Energy and Sustainability, Johnson Controls

Tim Hardman

Beef Director, World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

Chris Pennington

Global Energy Manager, Iron Mountain

Danny Cullenward

Policy Director, CarbonPlan

Mariah Kennedy

Head of Data Center Energy Strategy (Global), Microsoft

Nate Crosser

Startup Growth Specialist, Good Food Institute

Kyle Harrison

Senior Associate, Corporate Sustainability, Bloomberg/BNEF

Oliver Peoples

President and Chief Executive Officer, Yield10 Bioscience

Sue Gander

Managing Director of Electric Vehicle Policy, The Electrification Coalition

Laura Bliss

Reporter, Bloomberg News

Jackie Suggitt

Stakeholder Engagement Director, ReFED

Susanne LeBlanc

Head of Special Projects, Global Sustainability, Chanel

Ashish Gadnis

CEO, Co-Founder, BanQu

Jan Köpper

Head of Impact Transparency and Sustainability, GLS Bank

Holly Kaufman

President, Environment & Enterprise Strategies

Meera Clark

Senior Associate, Obvious Ventures

Anthony Kinslow II, PhD

Founder and CEO, Gemini Energy Solutions

OLEG LOGVINOV

President & CEO, IoTecha

Danielle Nierenberg

Co-Founder, Food Tank

Kate Schaffner

Manager, Global Sustainability, Kellogg's

Lauren Baker

Director of Programs, Global Alliance for the Future of Food

Karthik Karathur

President, Locus Agricultural Solutions

Laura Mervelskemper

Head of Impact Transparency and Sustainability, GLS Bank

Pavan Sukhdev

President, WWF International

Sandra Kwak

Founder and CEO, 10Power

Christian Geis

Commercial Director, Lebensbaum

Nikhil Vadhavkar

CEO, Raptor Maps

Jason Mathers

Director, Vehicles & Freight Strategy, EDF

Jarami Bond

Chief Storyteller, Bond Studio