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cliff rechtschaffen

Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission

Michelle Tulac, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

New York City, Activation Manager, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Steve Myrick

Vice President of Operations, Memphis Meats

Dawn Weisz

CEO, Marin Clean Energy

Maria Pope

CEO, Portland General Electric

Elizabeth Yeampierre

Executive Director, UPROSE

Miranda Ballentine

CEO, Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA)

Emma Fuller

Director of Sustainability Science, Granular

Christina Page

Business Partnerships, Climate Interactive

Emma Armstrong

Executive Director, Anthesis

Greg Rau

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Planetary Hydrogen

Maeve Tropf

Supervisor of Energy, Climate and Renewables, Steelcase

Daniel Thompson

Head of Marketing & Business Development, Schneider Electric

Q. Pham

Key Account Manager | Data Centers, Wartsila

Jennifer Snook

Manager, Supply Chain and International Collaboration, Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA)

Sara Neff

Senior Vice President, Sustainability, Kilroy Realy

Barbara Haya

Research Fellow, University of California at Berkeley

Jessica Vieira

Director of Sustainability, Apeel Sciences

Marisa Guber

Partnerships Manager, Cradle to Cradle Certified

Don Wingate

Vice President – Microgrid Solutions & Strategic Alliances, Schneider Electric

Kelly Erhart

Co-Founder & Director of Development, Project Vesta

Sara Eckhouse

Executive Director, FoodShot Global

Monica McBride

Director of Agricultural and Environmental Metrics, WWF

Mary Nichols

Chair, California Air Resources Board (CARB)

Erin Craig

Vice President, 3Degrees

Jennifer Wagner

President, CarbonCure Technologies

Ashima Sukhdev

Government & Cities Programme Lead, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Ramé Hemstreet

Chief Energy Officer, Kaiser Permanente

Anne Goodchild

Founding Director, Urban Freight Lab, University of Washington

Heather Tansey

Sustainability Director, Cargill

Erik Hansen

Sustainability Director, Global Impact, Workday

Erin Simon

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

Carla Peterman

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

Janie Hipp

CEO, Native American Agriculture Fund

Meg Wilcox

Environmental Journalist, Freelance

Katie Fehrenbacher

Senior Writer, VERGE Transport, GreenBiz

Kevin Moss

Global Director, Center For Sustainable Business, World Resources Institute

Hannon Rasool

Deputy Director, Fuels and Transportation Division, California Energy Commission

Meera Clark

Senior Associate, Obvious Ventures

Taryn Barclay

Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships & Stakeholder Engagement, Cargill

Christina Nichols

Senior Program Manager, Groundswell

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

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

John Davies

VP, Senior Analyst, GreenBiz

Suz Okie, Circular Economy Analyst, GreenBiz

Associate Analyst, Circular Economy, GreenBiz

Emma Cox

North American Sustainability, McDonald's

Hana Kajimura

Sustainability, Allbirds

Wade Crowfoot

Secretary for Natural Resources, State of California

Cassandra Heller

Manager, Business Development, Wartsila

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, Dell Technologies

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 @ United Airlines

Senior Manager, Environmental Sustainability, United Airlines

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

Jacob Schultz

VP of People, Trove

Janice Tran

CEO, Kanin Energy

Laura Vendetta

Manager, Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA)

Ryan McIntosh

Founder & CEO, RoadPower

Andrew Savage

VP & Head of Sustainability & Impact, Lime

Kristin Kagetsu

CEO, Saathi

Max Nova

Founder, SilviaTerra

Tom Chan

Cofounder, UNOCUP

Lia Alvarez

CEO, Fair by Nature

Amanda Hall

CEO, Summit Nanotech

Aadith Moorthy

Founder & CEO, ConserWater Technologies

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

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

Erica Eaton

Chief Operating Officer and Interim CEO, Comfy

Oliver Camp

Senior Associate (Innovation), Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition

Michael Tubbs

Mayor, City of Stockton

Erin Callahan

Director, Climate Collaborative

Sandra Roling

Head of EV100, The Climate Group

Kate Simonen

Professor, Department of Architecture, University of Washington

Sameer Rashid

Partner, Pure Energy Partners

Bonnie McClafferty

Director, Food Safety, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition

Emily Johannes

Category Manager - Ethical Sourcing, Nestlé

Tim Hardman

Beef Director, World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

Nate Crosser

Startup Growth Specialist, Good Food Institute

Susanne LeBlanc

Head of Special Projects, Global Sustainability, Chanel

Jan Köpper

Head of Impact Transparency and Sustainability, GLS Bank

Anthony Kinslow II, PhD

Founder and CEO, Gemini Energy Solutions

OLEG LOGVINOV

President & CEO, IoTecha

Kate Schaffner

Manager, Global Sustainability, Kellogg's

Laura Mervelskemper

Head of Impact Transparency and Sustainability, GLS Bank

Nikhil Vadhavkar

CEO, Raptor Maps

Jason Mathers

Director, Vehicles & Freight Strategy, EDF

Mark McPherson

Founder and Executive Director, City Forest Credits

Elba Horta

Business Development Manager, Puro.earth

Francis O'Sullivan

SVP of Strategy, Ørsted

Brian Griffith

Executive Chairman, Griffith Foods

Mark Goodwin

CEO, Apex Clean Energy

Maggie Thomas

Political Director, Evergreen

Matthew Potts

S.J. Hall Chair in Forest Economics, University of California at Berkeley

Krysta Harden

Executive Vice President of Global Environmental Strategy, Dairy Management Inc

Vince Digneo

Head of Sustainability, Adobe

Ajay Mehta

Global Manager, New Energies Research & Technology, Shell

Burgess Davis

Vice President, Global Sustainable Packaging and Sustainability Strategy, PepsiCo

Chris Cooper

Vice President North America Renewable Aviation, Neste

Phil Rausch

Business Development Manager, Hemlock Semiconductor

Rob Threlkeld

Sustainable Energy, Supply & Reliability, General Motors

Edwina Hughes

Engagement Specialist, World Resources Institute

Lauren Phipps, Circular Economy Director & Sr Analyst, GreenBiz

Director & Senior Analyst, Circular Economy, GreenBiz

Dylan de Thomas

VP of Industry Collaboration, The Recycling Partnership

Jonathan Toews

Captain, Chicago Blackhawks

Andy Johnson

Director, Winneshiek Energy District

Joel Makower

Chairman and Executive Editor, GreenBiz

Bill Van Amburg

Executive Vice President, CALSTART

Alex Klonick

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

Carlo Oliveras

Director, La Maraña

Taj Eldridge

Senior Director of Investment, LA Cleantech Incubator (LACI)

Jennifer Ruch

Director, Sustainability, Equinix

saul griffith

Founder / Principal Scientist, Otherlab

Sarah Golden, Energy Analyst, GreenBiz

Energy Analyst | Chair, VERGE Energy, GreenBiz Group

Tom Rivett-Carnac

Co-founder, Global Optimism

Cecily [email protected]

Administrative Assistant, GreenBiz Group

Saskia Feast

Vice President, Western Region, Natural Capital Partners

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

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

Viraj Puri

Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer, Gotham Greens

Mathsy Kutty

Regional Manager, Infosys

Diego Saez Gil

Co-founder & CEO, Pachama

Erika Myers

Principal, Transportation Electrification, Smart Electric Power Alliance

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

Patrick Sagisi

Director & Investment Partner, Acario Innovation

Peter Bodenheimer

Partner & Managing Director, Food-X

Jim Giles

Conference Chair, VERGE Food & VERGE Carbon, GreenBiz

kevin Hagen

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

lawrence jones

Vice President, International Programs, Edison Electric Institute

Anja Huber

Management Consultant, McKinsey & Company

Michael Norbeck

Director of Grid Services Business Development, Sunrun

Espen Braathe

IBM Blockchain Transparent Supply European Leader, IBM

Rob Bernard

Managing Director and Co-Founder, Commonwealth Equity Partners

Jeff Golden

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

Kelly Murosky

Senior Packaging Engineer, Seventh Generation

Mark Bassett

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Hemlock Semiconductor

Neha Palmer

Energy Strategy, Google

Jeremy Donnell

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

Patrick Flynn

Vice President, Sustainability, Salesforce

Hala Hanna

Managing Director, Community, MIT Solve

Zack Parisa

CEO, SilviaTerra

Justin Kamine

Co-founder and Partner, KDC

Tom Szaky

Founder and CEO, TerraCycle and Loop

Danya Hakeem

Director of Innovation, Agriculture & Circular Economy, Elemental Excelerator

Tanya Barham

Founder & CEO, Community Energy Labs

Anirudh Sharma

Co-founder, Lab Lead, Graviky Labs

Todd Gentry

Founder & CEO, HyperBorean

Jonathon Monken

Principal, Converge Strategies

Chantal Emmanuel

CTO & Co-Founder, LimeLoop

Naomi Rosenthal

Director, Land and Water, South Pole

Viviana Alvarez

Head of Sustainability - North America, Unilever

David Manosalvas-Kjono

Co-founder & CEO, Aeromutable

Eva Gladek, Metabolic

Founder & CEO, Metabolic

Xavier HOUOT

Senior Vice President, Chief Environment Officer, Schneider Electric

Anurag Kamal

Founder, ElectricFish

Andrew Krulewitz

Co-founder & CEO, Flux

Zach Knight

Co-Founder and CEO, Blue Forest Conservation

Olya Irzak

CEO, Frost Methane Labs

Lindsay James

Strategic Alliances Catalyst, Nucleário

Phil Kithil

CEO, Ocean-based Climate Solutions

Elliot Roth

Founder, Spira

EVELYN BUTLER

Senior Director of Codes and Standards, Solar Energy Industries Association

Cathy Zoi

CEO, EVgo

Alan Shaw

Chief Executive Officer, Calysta

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

Andreas Wade

Global Sustainability Director, First Solar

Kristin Slavin

Associate Director - Building Innovations, Sidewalk Labs

Clark Nishikawa

Product Engineering Manager, Cisco

Shelley Francis

Disruptor & Co-Founder, EVNoire

sahar shirazi

Policy and Planning Lead, AVs and Emerging Mobility, WSP

Andrew Zolli

Vice President of Global Impact, Planet

Kristina Furnes

Global Communications Manager, Grieg Seafood

Sandra Baer

CEO, Personal Cities

Bill Weihl

Executive Director, Climate Voice

Samuel Bertram

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, OnePointOne

Mark Herrema

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Newlight Technologies

Raoul Sreenivasan

Director, Amazon Air, Amazon

Katie Hoffman

Entrepreneur in Residence, New Energy Nexus

Katie Lebling

Associate, Climate Program, World Resources Institute

Yehuda Elram

Co-founder & CEO, eggXYt

Ross Rachey

Director, Global Fleet & Products, Logistics, Amazon

Ertharin Cousin

Distinguished Fellow, Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Bill Gross

Founder and Chairman, IdeaLab

Jeff Scott

Chief Operating Officer, Kwik-Lok

Carlos M. Duarte

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

Peter Ettinger

Chief Development Officer, BioEnergy Devco

Ashley Malyszka

Director of Corporate Partnerships, GRID Alternatives

nicholas demille

Senior Advisor for Corporate Communications, KAUST

John Holm

Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, PYXERA Global

Jennifer Kemmerly

Vice President, Global Ocean Initiatives, Monterey Bay Aquarium

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

Theodore Rolfvondenbaumen

Communications Manager, Neste

Jeremy Baines

President, US division, Neste

Mike Roeth

Executive Director, NACFE

David Ceaser

Lead Agronomist, Agritecture Consulting

Mark Eastham

Senior Manager, Sustainability, Walmart

Jad Daley

President & CEO, American Forests

Bryn Baker

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

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, GreenBlue

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

Shaun Meehan

Co-Founder, Charm Industrial

Stacy Kauk - Sustainability Fund Director @ Shopify

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

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

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

Chris Pennington

Global Energy Manager, Iron Mountain

Danny Cullenward

Policy Director, CarbonPlan

Mariah Kennedy

Head of Data Center Energy Strategy (Global), Microsoft

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

Ashish Gadnis

CEO, Co-Founder, BanQu

Holly Kaufman

President, Environment & Enterprise Strategies

Danielle Nierenberg

Co-Founder, Food Tank

Lauren Baker

Director of Programs, Global Alliance for the Future of Food

Karthik Karathur

President, Locus Agricultural Solutions

Pavan Sukhdev

President, WWF International

Sandra Kwak

Founder and CEO, 10Power

Christian Geis

Commercial Director, Lebensbaum

Jarami Bond

Chief Storyteller, Bond Studio

Karimah Hudda

Global Sustainability Lead - Procurement, Mondelez International

Russ Musgrove

Managing Director, Express, FedEx

David Havelick

Sustainability Manager, Harvard University

Shin-pei Tsay

Director of Policy, Cities and Transportation, Uber

Michele Nesbit

COO & Cofounder, BoxPower

Kelly Ferguson

Director, Sustainable City Solutions, LA Cleantech Incubator

Matthew Vespa

Staff Attorney, Clean Energy, EarthJustice

Bryce Smith

CEO, LevelTen

Matt Petersen

CEO, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator

Ben Soltoff

Environmental Innovation Manager, Yale Center for Business and the Environment

Konstantin Kakaes

Commissioning Editor, MIT Technology Review

Max Scher

Head of Clean Energy and Carbon Programs, Salesforce

Taldi Harrison

Government and Community Affairs Manager, REI

David Sawaya

Senior Manager, Decarbonization Strategies, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)

Marisa Buchanan

Head of Sustainability, JPMorgan Chase

Holly Buck

Assistant Professor of Environment & Sustainability, University at Buffalo

Steve Oldham

CEO, Carbon Engineerig

Lenwood Coleman

Chief Program Officer, Groundswell

Angie Slaughter

Vice President of Sustainability, Logistics, SVG & capabilities procurement, Anheuser-Busch

Philip Saunders

Deputy Division Director, Green Fleet Program, City of Seattle

Lauren Riley

Managing Director, Global Environmental Affairs & Sustainability, United Airlines

Cristine Morgan

Chief Scientific Officer, Soil Health Institute

Sara Chamberlain

Managing Director, Energy Foundry

Patty Monahan

Commissioner, California Energy Commission

Matthew Walker

Managing Director, S2G Ventures

Emily Kirsch

Founder and CEO, Powerhouse

Alexis Cureton

California State Lead, Clean Energy and Equity, NRDC

Allison Wolff

CEO, Vibrant Planet

Chris Magwood

Executive Director, Endeavour Center

Bill McKibben

Co-Founder, 350.org

Chandra Farley

Just Energy Director, Partnership for Southern Equity

Melissa Lott

Lead of the Power Sector Research Initiative, Columbia University's SIPA Center on Global Energy Policy

Ari Marder

Co-Founder, OpenAir Collective

Alexsandra Guerra

Director of Corporate Development, Nori

Dana Clare Redden

Founder, Solar Stewards

Meserete Davis

Culinary Education Training Developer, New York City Department of Education

Deborah Drew

Social Impact Lead, Business Center, World Resources Institute

Priya Barua

Deputy Director, Market Innovation & Utility Engagement, Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA)

Safia Qureshi

Founder & CEO, CupClub

Amy Skoczlas Cole

Executive Vice President, Trust in Food

Maud Texier

Carbon Free Energy Lead, Google

Amy Westervelt

Founder, Executive Producer, Critical Frequency

Natalie DiNicola

Chief of Staff, Benson Hill

Charlotte Troupis

Senior Buying Manager, Walmart

Glenn Wright

VP New Energies, Shell

Dean Miller

Global Head Circular Economy Innovation, Sustainable Impact Strategy, HP Inc.

Annie Osborn

University Innovation Specialist, The Good Food Institute

Nicholas Eisenberger

Managing Partner, Pure Energy Partners

Nancy Pfund

Founder and Managing Partner, DBL Partners

Joby Carlson

Director, Global Sustainability, Walmart

Warren Logan

Policy Director of Mobility and Inter Agency Relations, City of Oakland

Adriana Embus-Figueroa

Fund Management Analyst, LA Cleantech Incubator (LACI)

Marientina Laina

Senior Sustainability Consultant, South Pole

Lisa Jackson

VP, Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, Apple

Jessi Baker

Founder & CEO, Provenance