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Speakers

Paul Hawken

Author, Regeneration

AY Young

Founder, Battery Tour & United Nations Young Leader for SDGs

Rodrigo Prudencio

Climate Pledge Fund, Amazon Corporate Development, Amazon

Devishi Jha

Director of Partnerships, Zero Hour

Amy Duffuor

Principal, Prime Impact Fund

Pete Buttigieg

Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation

Sara Menker

Founder and CEO, Gro Intelligence

Xiye Bastista

Climate Activist, Re-Earth Initiative

Jerome Foster II

Climate Advisor, OneMillionOfUs

Liz Morrison

Mobility Analyst, GreenBiz Group

Tim Latimer

CEO, Fervo Energy

Suzanne Singer

Founder, Native Renewables

Gloria Walton

President & CEO, The Solutions Project

Chris Sacca

Founder and Chairman, Lowercarbon Capital

Roxanne Brown

International Vice President at Large, United Steelworkers

Anthony Agotha

Senior Diplomatic Expert, European Commission

Danny Kennedy

CEO, New Energy Nexus

Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky

Multimedia Artist, Writer, Composer

Justin Winters

Co-Founder & Executive Director, One Earth

Margaret Klein Salamon

Executive Director, Climate Emergency Fund

Pratik Chandhoke

Technical Services Manager, Renewable Aviation, Neste

Maia Tekle (Dispatch Goods)

Chief Operating Officer & Founder, Dispatch Goods

Oliver Iltisberger

President of Smart Buildings, ABB

Dave Meyer

Director, Transportation Markets, 3Degrees

Michael Kilpatrick

Key Segment Manager - State Government, Municipal & Co-Op, Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions

Michiel Bakker

Vice President, Global Workplace Programs, Google

Dagny Tucker

Founder & CEO, Vessel

Nikki Batchelor

Director, XPRIZE Carbon Removal, XPRIZE Foundation

Patrick Sagisi

Director & Investment Partner, Acario Innovation

Jennifer Holmgren

CEO, LanzaTech

Chante Harris

Director, Climate Investments & Partnerships, Venture for Climate Tech

Julia Salant

Head of Sustainability Innovation, EcoVadis

amishi kumar

Program Manager, Carbon Utilization R&D, Department of Energy

Jessica Matthews

Founder & CEO, Uncharted Power

Shalanda Baker

Deputy Director for Energy Justice, Department of Energy

Taylor Francis

Co-Founder, Watershed

Andrew Beebe

Managing Director, Obvious Ventures

Doug Miller

Global Markets Lead, Energy Web

Stacy Noblet

Senior Director of Transportation Electrification, ICF Climate Center

Cory Combs

Co-Founder, Ampaire

Kevin Antcliff

Product Lead, XWing

Blaine Collison

Executive Director, Renewable Thermal Collaborative (RTC)

Michael Lenox

Tayloe Murphy Professor of Business, University of Virginia

Janice Tran

CEO & Co-Founder, Kanin Energy

Leigh Madeira

Vice President, Accelerator, Imagine H2O

Jeri Jensen

Director of Partnerships for Social Justice, Santa Clara University

Heather Clancy - VP, Editorial Director @ GreenBiz

Vice President & Editorial Director, GreenBiz Group

Rebecca Chesney

Director, Design for Food, IDEO

Gaelle Le Gélard

Project Manager Circular Design, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Shana Rappaport | Executive Director, VERGE | GreenBiz

SVP, Executive Director, VERGE, GreenBiz Group

Ben Margolis

Commercialization Manager, Maryland Energy Innovation Accelerator

Sherrie Totoki Director of Startup Programs @ Greenbiz

Director of Startup Programs, GreenBiz Group

Deonna Anderson, Senior Editor at GreenBiz

Senior Editor, GreenBiz Group

Charlotte Hardenbol

Head of Programs & Solutions, SkyNRG

Adam Klauber

Senior Technical Advisor, Climate Intelligence, RMI

Cecily [email protected]

Customer Support Coordinator, GreenBiz

Emma Chow

Lead, Food Initiative, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Warren Logan

Policy Director of Mobility and Inter-Agency Relations, Office of the Mayor, City of Oakland

Chris Sequeira

Founder and Principal, CJSC, LLC

Carlos Garcia

Policy Manager, Bloom Energy

Rob Niven

Founder, CEO and Chair, CarbonCure Technologies

Ethan Soloviev

Chief Innovation Officer, HowGood

Todd Cline

Director of Research & Development, North America Fabric Care, Procter & Gamble

Olya Irzak

Founder & CEO, Frost Methane

Patrick Buergi

Director, Innovation, South Pole

Marta Schantz, SVP, ULI Greenprint Center

Senior Vice President, Urban Land Institute (ULI)

Tim Hade

Chief Operating Officer Scale, Microgrid

Claire Cummings Bogle

Senior Manager of Strategic Initiatives, Bon Appetit Management Company

Shilpi Sharma

Partner, Urban Us

Evin Cheikosman

Policy Analyst, Crypto Impact & Sustainability Accelerator, World Economic Forum

Henry Richardson

Senior Analyst, WattTime

Bruce McLeish ENGIE Impact

Senior Director Business Solutions, ENGIE Impact

Antti Vihavainen

CEO, Puro.earth

Frank Koza

Electric Sector Coordinator, EIS Council

Austin Alexander

Vice President, Sustainability and Social Impact, Xylem

Val Fishman, BEF

Chief Development Officer, BEF

Michael Buff

Head of Infrastructure Strategy & Planning, Electrify America

Adrienne Lindgren

State and Local Partnerships Lead, Air Mobility Division at Hyundai Motor Group

Matthew Walker, Managing Director, S2G Ventures

Managing Director, S2G Ventures

Ben Packard

Executive Director, University of Washington

Julia Byrd

Program Manager, Columbia University

Eric Dupont

Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer, PowerSecure, Inc.

Sarah Sha

Director of Strategy, KitchenTown

Kelly Hereid

Director of Catastrophe R&D, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Hannah Badrei

VP, Energy Supply Advisory, Edison Energy

Christopher Cannon

Director of Environmental Management at Port of Los Angeles, Port of LA

Nirupama Prakash Kumar

Senior Product Manager – Microgrids, Bloom Energy

Youssef Mestari

General Manager Sustainability & Energy Efficiency Solutions, Honeywell

Carolyn Comer

President, Shell Energy North America, Shell Energy

Gomathi Sadhasivan

Director - Customer Decision Sciences, DNV GL

Kasper Sage

Managing Partner, BMW i Ventures

Carolyn Campbell

Energy Manager, Renewables, Facebook

Linda Walker

Senior Director, Corporate Engagement, Forests, WWF

Sarah Golden, Energy Analyst, GreenBiz

Energy Analyst, GreenBiz Group

Yishan Wong

CEO, Terraformation

Renée Lertzman

Founder, Project InsideOut

Theresa Lieb

Food Systems Analyst and Conference Chair of VERGE Food, GreenBiz Group

Leah Garcés

President, Mercy for Animals

Erica Ocampo, CSO, The Metals Company

Chief Sustainability Officer, The Metals Company

Benjamin Gallagher

Market Strategy Manager, Bloom Energy

Emily Ma, Google

Head, Food for Good, Google

Sasha Ilyukhin

VP, Services Solutions, Tetra Pak Americas

Celine Olesen

Corporate Partnerships, Climeworks

Arcady Sosinov

Founder and CEO, Freewire

Erika Basham

Director, Sustainability Business Development, Microsoft

John Boesel

President and CEO, CalStart

Tim Grewe

General Director, Electrification Strategy and Cell Engineering, General Motors

Sophie Egan

Founder, Full Table Solutions and Director of Strategy, Food for Climate League

Fabricio Bezerra

Market Development Manager - Americas, Neste

Aaron Tartakovsky, Epic Cleantec

Co-Founder and CEO, Epic Cleantec

Anna Hammond

Founder and CEO, Matriark Foods

David Lloyd

CEO, FREDsense Technologies

Gina Lopez

Vice President, Terminal Tractors, Kalmar

Jeff King

Sr. Director Global Sustainability and Social Impact, The Hershey Company

Josh Santos

CEO, Noya

Renee McKeon

Vice President, Sustainability & CSR, Sodexo

Mike Kelland

CEO, Planetary Hydrogen

Daniel Cook

CEO, Lyten

Mayane Barudin

Executive Director, Sovereign Energy

Jesse Klein

Associate Editor, GreenBiz Group

Joanna Lewis

Director, Science, Technology and International Affairs Program, Georgetown University

Megan Saunders

Director of Sustainability, Lendlease Communities, Lendlease Americas

Alex Gershenson

CEO, SupplyShift

Sanchali Pal, CEO + Founder of Joro

CEO and Founder, Joro

Daniel Betts, PhD, MBA

CEO, Blue Frontier, LLC

Brian Morin

CEO, Soteria Battery Innovation Group Inc.

Greg Zales

Business Development Manager, WattBuy

Christie Lagally

CEO and Founder, Rebellyous Foods

Pat Schnettler

Co-Founder, 12 Tides

Laureen Meroueh

CEO, Alchemr

Kari Vigerstol

Director of Water Security Science and Innovation, The Nature Conservancy

Miyoko Schinner

Founder and CEO, Miyoko's Creamery

Nathan Bengtsson

Director, Climate Resilience, PG&E

Amit Narayan

CEO, AutoGrid

Emma Fuller

Science Lead for Carbon and Ecosystem Services Global Portfolio, Corteva AgriScience

Neal Rickner

Managing Partner, Octane OC

Diego Rodriguez

Lead Water Economist, Eastern and Southern Africa, The World Bank

Gregg Brill

Senior Researcher, Pacific Institute

Nuno Pereira

CEO, Holy Grail

Henrietta Goddard

Research Analyst, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Adam Sykes

VP Government Affairs & Corporate Communications, Region Americas, BMW Group

Sara Gersen

Senior Attorney, Clean Energy, Earthjustice

Chris Pennington

Director, Energy & Sustainability, Iron Mountain

Janice Lin

Founder and CEO, Strategen

Jason Walter

Director, Business Development for Fleets, EVgo

Vetrivel Dhagumudi

Global Water Program Leader, Kimberly-Clark

Charlotte Linnebank

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Questionmark

David Hayes, Managing Partner @ bpventures

Managing Partner, British Petroleum

Seyi Fabode

CEO, Varuna

Greg Gormley

CEO, SKOOT

Thomas Norman Canguilhem

Co-Founder & International CEO, EcoTree

Peggy Liu

Chairperson, Joint US China Collaboration on Clean Energy

Malcolm Woolf

CEO, National Hydropower Association (NHA)

JoAnne Golden, Sr. Vice President, GNA

Senior Vice President, GNA

Mark Feasel

President, Smart Grid North America, Schneider Electric

Jane English

Program Manager, NAACP

Cristian Barcan

VP Sustainability, North America, Rabo AgriFinance

Michelle Nutting

Manager, Agriculture Sustainability, Nutrien

Brett Bridgeland

Manager, RMI

Shashank Samala

CEO, Heirloom

Paul Breslow

Innovation Director, EDF

Bob Keefe

Executive Directo, E2

Hugh Brown

Director, Investor Engagement, Food & Forests, Ceres

Isabelle Boemeke

Fashion Model & Nuclear Energy Influencer, Isodope

Daniel Ferguson

Director of Workforce Development, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI)

Shelley Francis

Co-Founder and Principal, EVNoire

Newsha Ajami

Director of Urban Water Policy, Stanford University

David Rachelson

Chief Sustainability Officer, Rubicon

Monica Long

General Manager, RippleX, Ripple

Christina Nichols

Senior Program Director, Groundswell

H.G. Chissell

Founder and CEO, Advanced Energy Group

David Naftzger

Executive Director, Sovereign Energy Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers

Roy Johnson, Business Strategist, Black & Veatch

Business Strategist, Black & Veatch

Lisa Fewins

Environmental Managing Director, Black & Veatch

Chris Spain

CEO & President, Cofounder, Hydropoint

Jasmine A. Lomax

Manager, Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility, Kilroy

Maud Texier

Carbon Free Energy Lead, Google

Mark Porter

Vice President, Programs, REBA

Sak Nayagam

Senior Director, Energy & Climate Practice, 3Degrees

Adam Werbach

Global Lead, Sustainable Shopping, Amazon

Ted Dillon

Director of Marketing, Clean Energy Ventures

Mike Roeth

Executive Director, NACFE

Hannah Bascom

Head of Energy Partnerships, Google Nest

Bill Crotinger

President, Argent Materials

Takoua Debeche

Chief Research and Innovation Officer, Danone

Erin Cooke

Sustainability Director, San Francisco International (SFO)

Rebekah Moses

Director of Impact Strategy, Impossible Foods

Anja Benz, Senior Regulatory Advisor Hydrogen, Orsted

Senior Regulatory Advisor for Hydrogen, Orsted

Dana Gunders

Executive Director, ReFED

Desiree Vargas Wrigley, Exec Dir of TechRise by P33

Executive Director, TechRise by P33

Jens Wolf

Vice President and General Manager of Europe, Enviva

Hala Hanna

Managing Director, MIT Solve

Dave Lee

Senior Account Manager, ABB

Ricky Sakai

Vice President of New Business Development, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America (MHIA)

Taj Eldridge

General Partner, Include Venture Partners

Alisyn Malek

Executive Director, Commission on the Future of Mobility (CFM)

Nadia Anderson

Director, Federal Affairs, INRIX

Nancy Sutley

Senior Assistant General Manager and CSO, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP)

Winston Chen (Mars Global Renewable Program Manager)

Global Renewable Energy Program Manager, Mars

Lisa McNally

Head of Cleantech & Sustainability, North America, Thoughtworks

Orianna Bretschger

CEO & Founder, Aquacycl

Avi Allison

Program Manager, Energy & Sustainability, Microsoft

Virginia Emery

CEO, Beta Hatch

Sanjiv Sinha, Ph.D.

Chief Sustainability Officer & Senior Vice President, Environmental Consulting & Technologies

Jim Giles

Senior Analyst, Carbon, GreenBiz Group

Joe Aamidor

Senior Product Management Consultant & Managing Director, Aamidor Consulting

Sally Gutierrez

Senior Advisor, Environmental Protection Agency

Bryan Fisher

Managing Director, RMI

Tim Faveri

Vice President, Sustainability & Shared Value, Maple Leaf Foods

Liane Randolph

Chair, California Air Resources Board (CARB)

Jennifer Bushman

Strategic Development Consultant, Route to Market LLC

Leah Stokes

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, UC Santa Barbara

Kelly Schmandt Ferguson

Chief of Staff, Automotus

Josh Buettner-Garrett, CTO @ Solid Power

Chief Technology Officer, Solid Power

BJ Johnson

Co-Founder & CEO, ClearFlame Engines

Tenzin Seldon

Co-Founder & President, The Plant

Michael Greenstone

Co-Founder of Climate Vault & Milton Friedman Distinguished Service Professor in Economics, University of Chicago

Hara Wang

Heat of Investments & Fund Partnerships, Third Derivative

Nneka Uzoh

Senior Vice President, Aligned Climate Capital

Fernando Rangel Villasana

SBTi Technical Lead, WWF

Jonathan Nestor

Corporate Development, United Airlines Ventures

Naomi Swickard

Chief Program Officer, Verra

Emilio Tenuta

Senior Vice President, Sustainability, Ecolab

Dan Rejto

Director of Food and Agriculture, The Breakthrough Institute

Bruce McKenney

Director for Strategic Initiatives, Energy & Infrastructure, The Nature Conservancy

Jenny Ahlen, Senior Director, EDF

Senior Director, Environmental Defense Fund

Panama Bartholomy

Director, Building Decarbonization Coalition

Gabi Brazzil

Senior Equity Consultant, WSP

Will Hudson

Vice President, Product, QuantumScape

Asim Hussain

Chief Marketing Officer, QuantumScape

Evette Ellis

Co-Founder & Chief Workforce Officer, ChargerHelp!

Evan Costagliola

Principle, Nelson Nygaard Consulting Associates

Jay Decker

Transportation & Innovation Manager, Denver Department of Transportation & Infrastructure

Scott Jacobs

CEO, Generate Capital

Emily Johannes

Head of Sustainable Sourcing, Nestlé

Erik Steeb

Sr. Technical Leader, Technology Innovation, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Jarami Bond

Senior Advisor, GreenBiz Group

Charles Chiau

Chief Technology Officer, Bedrock Ocean Exploration

Frank Wooten

CEO, Vence Corp

Konrad Perenyi (Solytic, Co-Founder & MD)

Co-Founder & Managing Director, Solytic

Jeff Anderson

CEO, Full Cycle Bioplastics

Dan White

CEO, Signol Limited

Sebastian Steinhauser

CEO & Founder, Parcelly

Dylan Siegler

Corporate Social Responsibility Strategist, Verizon Inc.

Kristin Tremain Davis, Climate Resilience @ AECOM

Resilience & Climate Change Lead, AECOM

Tadeu Carneiro

CEO, Boston Metal

Jeannie Renne-Malone

VP of Global Sustainability, VF Corporation

🌻Monique Mills, MBA, PMP®

Founder & Chief Innovation Strategist, TPM Focus

Victoria Mills

Managing Director, Environmental Defense Fund

Phil Redman

Offering Manager, ESG, OneTrust

Robyn O'Brien

Co-founder, rePlant Capital

Sara Chandler (She/her) Elemental

Managing Director, Equity & Access, Elemental Excelerator

Julia Kumari Drapkin

Founder & CEO, ISeeChange

Tushar Porwal

Head of Manufacturing, BrightDrop

Justin Kolbeck

Co-founder & CEO, Wildtype

Kanika Chawla

Programme Manager, Sustainable Energy for All

Angela Foster-Rice

SVP, Strategic Business Development, Everland

Kim Bruun

Communications & Government Relations Director, Northern Lights

Devon Swezey

Global Energy Markets and Policy Lead , Google

David Grant

Director, Global Water Stewardship, PepsiCo

Brian Lipinski

Project Director, Food Program, World Resources Institute

Nan Ransohoff

Head of Climate, Stripe

Grant Harrison, Green Finance & ESG Analyst

Green Finance & ESG Analyst, GreenBiz Group

Marcius Extavour

Vice President, Energy & Climate, XPRIZE Foundation

Joel Makower

Chairman & Co-founder, GreenBiz Group

John Davies

Senior Vice President & Analyst, GreenBiz Group

Katie Fehrenbacher

Senior Writer, Transportation, GreenBiz Group

Suz Okie, Circular Economy Analyst, GreenBiz

Analyst, Circular Economy, GreenBiz Group

Steve Zwick, Bionic Planet

Host, Producer, Carbon Pulse

Kirsty Gogan

Founder & Managing Partner, TerraPraxis

Lacey Reddix

CEO & Founder, Olokun Materials

Molly Middaugh

Director, Business Development for Strategic Partnerships, EVgo

Gyan de Silva

Program Officer, Corporate Water Stewardship, WWF

Chris Brooks

Senior Manager II, Sustainability, Walmart

Bob Holycross

VP, Chief Sustainability, Environment & Safety Officer, Ford

KC Golden

Advisory Board Member, Evergreen Action

Stuart Orr

Gobal Freshwater Lead, WWF International

Gia Schneider

CEO, Natel Energy

Julia Osterman

Head of Business Development, NCX

Kim Wu, BlueTech Research

Water Technology Market Analyst, BlueTech Research

Tessa Lee, Climate Group

Senior Manager, Corporate Engagement, The Climate Group

Cody Friesen

Founder & CEO, Source Global, PBC

Dan Lewis-Toakley

Green Cloud Lead, North America

Danielle Erickson

Green Cloud Lead, North America

Radcliffe Dacanay

Principal Planner, Policy & Planning, City of Seattle, Department of Transportation

Gregory Hall

Senior Manager, Renewable Energy Supply, Edison Energy

Gisela Glandt

Nest Partnerships, Google

Maryline Daviaud Lewett

Director of Business Development, Transformative Technologies, Black & Veatch

Junior Aguaze

VP, Development, AlphaStruxure

Theodor Swedjemark

Chief Communications and Sustainability Officer, ABB

Alisa Kreynes

Program Manager, Global Initiatives, C40 Cities

Douglas Gayeton

Co-Founder and Chief Investigator, The Lexicon

Nicolas DHERS

CSR Director, Carrefour

Christopher Wellise

Director of Sustainability, Amazon Web Services

Niglmoro Okuk

Deputy Director, CalStart

Steve Hanson

Senior Director of Fleet Operations, PepsiCo

Pieter Waller

Co-Founder and CCO, Chargetrip

jonathan hague

Vice President, Science and Technology, Unilever

Frances Yang

Structures and Sustainability Specialist, Arup

Laura Lindberg

Principal, Climate Interactive

Julia Thayne DeMordaunt

Principal, Urban Transformation, RMI

Pam Fitzpatrick

Head of ESG Center of Excellence, OneTrust

Anastasia Laukkanen

Climate Interactive

Ben Jordan

Senior Director, Environmental Policy, The Coca-Cola Company

Clea Kolster

Director of Science, Lowercarbon Capital

Richard Smith

Regional President of The Americas and Executive Vice President, FedEx Express

Mark McKay

President, Perdue Premium Poultry and Meats, Perdue Farms

Sophie Purdom

Co-Founder and Editor, Climate Tech VC

Marilyn Waite

Managing Director, Climate Finance Fund

Debbie Power

Strategic Ecosystem Director, EMEALA Region, Johnson Controls

Sarah Mihalecz

Senior Director, Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance

Jarred Metoyer

Senior Vice President, DNV GL

Michael McDonald

Operations Manager, Vehicle Innovation Center (VIC), NFI Group

Sheryl Telford

Chief Sustainability Officer, Chemours

Dawn Sherman

CEO, Native American Natural Foods, TANKA

Andrew Byrnes

Director, Venture Capital - AI Fund, Micron Technology

Emily Schapira

President & CEO, Philadelphia Energy Authority

Jen Snook

Manager, Decarbonizing Industrial Supply Chain Energy (DISC-e), REBA Institute

Max Scher

Sr. Director, Sustainability, Salesforce

Gunnar Edwin Crawford

Head of Stavanger Smart City, City of Stavanger

Rev Michael Malcom, MDiv MBA

Founder, People's Justice Council/Alabama Interfaith Power and Light

Peter Cooke

Director of Programs and Partnerships, Ratio Institute

eden brukman

Senior Green Building Coordinator, San Francisco Department of the Environment

Virginia Covo

Global Director, Climate Action, Anheuser-Busch InBev

Anna Sycheva

Climate Interactive

José Miguel Salazar

Assistant Manager, Climate Interactive

Pradeep Venkataraman

Senior Manager, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America (MHIA)

Pete May

President & Co-Founder, GreenBiz Group