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Anthony Agotha

Senior Diplomatic Expert, European Commission

Roxanne Brown

International Vice President at Large, United Steelworkers

Gloria Walton

President & CEO, The Solutions Project

Tim Latimer

CEO, Fervo Energy

Xiye Bastista

Climate Activist, Re-Earth Initiative

Sara Menker

Founder and CEO, Gro Intelligence

Amy Duffuor

Principal, Prime Impact Fund

Temple Fennell

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Clean Energy Ventures

Ian Dormal

Co-founder & EVP, ecoSPEARS

Margaret Klein Salamon

Executive Director, Climate Emergency Fund

Justin Winters

Co-Founder & Executive Director, One Earth

Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky

Multimedia Artist, Writer, Composer

Danny Kennedy

CEO, New Energy Nexus

Chris Sacca

Founder and Chairman, Lowercarbon Capital

Suzanne Singer

Founder, Native Renewables

Liz Morrison

Mobility Analyst, GreenBiz Group

Jerome Foster II

Climate Advisor, OneMillionOfUs

Pete Buttigieg

Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation

Devishi Jha

Director of Partnerships, Zero Hour

Rodrigo Prudencio

Climate Pledge Fund, Amazon Corporate Development, Amazon

AY Young

Founder, Battery Tour & United Nations Young Leader for SDGs

Paul Hawken

Author, Regeneration

Charlotte Hardenbol

Head of Programs & Solutions, SkyNRG

Emma Chow

Lead, Food Initiative, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Andrew Beebe

Managing Director, Obvious Ventures

Adam Klauber

Senior Technical Advisor, Climate Intelligence, RMI

Stacy Noblet

Senior Director of Transportation Electrification, ICF Climate Center

Ethan Soloviev

Chief Innovation Officer, HowGood

Shalanda Baker

Deputy Director for Energy Justice, Department of Energy

Leigh Madeira

Vice President, Accelerator, Imagine H2O

Shana Rappaport | Executive Director, VERGE | GreenBiz

SVP, Executive Director, VERGE, GreenBiz Group

Nikki Batchelor, Director, XPRIZE Carbon Removal

Director, XPRIZE Carbon Removal, XPRIZE Foundation

Sherrie Totoki Director of Startup Programs @ Greenbiz

Director of Startup Programs, GreenBiz Group

Hara Wang

Heat of Investments & Fund Partnerships, Third Derivative

Cory Combs

Co-Founder, Ampaire

Gaelle Le Gélard

Project Manager Circular Design, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Jessica Matthews

Founder & CEO, Uncharted Power

Michael Lenox

Tayloe Murphy Professor of Business, University of Virginia

Jeri Jensen

Director of Partnerships for Social Justice, Santa Clara University

Tenzin Seldon

Co-Founder & President, The Plant

Blaine Collison

Executive Director, Renewable Thermal Collaborative (RTC)

Janice Tran

CEO & Co-Founder, Kanin Energy

Ben Margolis

Commercialization Manager, Maryland Energy Innovation Accelerator

Kevin Antcliff

Product Lead, XWing

Cecily [email protected]

Customer Support Coordinator, GreenBiz

Michael Greenstone

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

Brennan Spellacy, CEO @ Patch

CEO, Patch

Todd Cline

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

Jason Kibbey

CEO, Higg

Pratik Chandhoke

Technical Services Manager, Renewable Aviation, Neste

Deonna Anderson, Senior Editor at GreenBiz

Senior Editor, GreenBiz Group

Kasper Sage

Managing Partner, BMW i Ventures

Jennifer Holmgren

CEO, LanzaTech

Eric Dupont

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

Rob Niven

Founder, CEO and Chair, CarbonCure Technologies

Val Fishman, BEF

Chief Development Officer, BEF

Chante Harris

Director, Climate Investments & Partnerships, Venture for Climate Tech

Warren Logan

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

Michael Buff

Head of Infrastructure Strategy & Planning, Electrify America

Carlos Garcia

Policy Manager, Bloom Energy

Claire Cummings Bogle

Senior Manager of Strategic Initiatives, Bon Appetit Management Company

Carolyn Campbell

Energy Manager, Renewables, Facebook

Taylor Francis

Co-Founder, Watershed

Olya Irzak

Founder & CEO, Frost Methane

Frank Koza

Electric Sector Coordinator, EIS Council

Gomathi Sadhasivan

Director - Customer Decision Sciences, DNV GL

BJ Johnson

Co-Founder & CEO, ClearFlame Engines

Michiel Bakker

Vice President, Global Workplace Programs, Google

Shilpi Sharma

Partner, Urban Us

Antti Vihavainen

CEO, Puro.earth

Youssef Mestari

General Manager Sustainability & Energy Efficiency Solutions, Honeywell

Ben Packard

Executive Director, University of Washington

Adrienne Lindgren, Senior Manager Global Partnerships

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

Patrick Sagisi

Director & Investment Partner, Acario Innovation

Patrick Buergi

Director, Innovation, South Pole

Bruce McLeish ENGIE Impact

Senior Director Business Solutions, ENGIE Impact

Matthew Walker, Managing Director, S2G Ventures

Managing Director, S2G Ventures

Hannah Badrei

VP, Energy Supply Advisory, Edison Energy

Julia Reichelstein (Investor at Piva Capital)

Investor, Piva Capital

Christopher Cannon

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

Dave Meyer

Director, Transportation Markets, 3Degrees

amishi kumar

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

Doug Miller

Global Markets Lead, Energy Web

Tim Hade

Chief Operating Officer Scale, Microgrid

Nirupama Prakash Kumar

Senior Product Manager – Microgrids, Bloom Energy

Michael Kilpatrick

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

Heather Clancy - VP, Editorial Director @ GreenBiz

Vice President & Editorial Director, GreenBiz Group

Marta Schantz, SVP, ULI Greenprint Center

Senior Vice President, Urban Land Institute (ULI)

Sarah Sha

Director of Strategy, KitchenTown

Oliver Iltisberger

President of Smart Buildings, ABB

Julia Salant

Head of Sustainability Innovation, EcoVadis

Rebecca Chesney, Director, IDEO Food

Director, Design for Food, IDEO

Evin Cheikosman

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

Dagny Tucker

Founder & CEO, Vessel

Henry Richardson

Senior Analyst, WattTime

Austin Alexander

Vice President, Sustainability and Social Impact, Xylem

Kelly Hereid

Director of Catastrophe R&D, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Carolyn Comer

President, Shell Energy North America, Shell Energy

Julia Byrd

Program Manager, Columbia University

Maia Tekle (Dispatch Goods)

Chief Operating Officer & Founder, Dispatch Goods

Josh Santos

CEO, Noya

Leah Garcés

President, Mercy for Animals

Tim Grewe

General Director, Electrification Strategy and Cell Engineering, General Motors

Fabricio Bezerra

Market Development Manager - Americas, Neste

Sanchali Pal, CEO + Founder of Joro

CEO and Founder, Joro

Christie Lagally

CEO and Founder, Rebellyous Foods

Linda Walker

Senior Director, Corporate Engagement, Forests, WWF

Nathan Bengtsson

Director, Climate Resilience, PG&E

Miyoko Schinner

Founder and CEO, Miyoko's Creamery

Renée Lertzman

Founder, Project InsideOut

Jeff King

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

Brian Morin

CEO, Soteria Battery Innovation Group Inc.

John Boesel

President and CEO, CalStart

Zachary Livingston, Head of Sales @ ClearTrace

Head of Sales, ClearTrace

Celine Olesen

Corporate Partnerships, Climeworks

Joanna Lewis

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

Sasha Ilyukhin

VP, Services Solutions, Tetra Pak Americas

David Lloyd

CEO, FREDsense Technologies

Megan Saunders

Director of Sustainability, Lendlease Communities, Lendlease Americas

Theresa Lieb

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

Anna Hammond

Founder and CEO, Matriark Foods

Alex Gershenson

CEO, SupplyShift

Jesse Klein

Associate Editor, GreenBiz Group

Daniel Cook

CEO, Lyten

Kari Vigerstol

Director of Water Security Science and Innovation, The Nature Conservancy

Sarah Golden, Energy Analyst, GreenBiz

Energy Analyst, GreenBiz Group

Aaron Tartakovsky, Epic Cleantec

Co-Founder and CEO, Epic Cleantec

Yishan Wong

CEO, Terraformation

Benjamin Gallagher

Market Strategy Manager, Bloom Energy

Mayane Barudin

Executive Director, Sovereign Energy

Greg Zales

Business Development Manager, WattBuy

Erika Basham

Director, Sustainability Business Development, Microsoft

Sophie Egan

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

Gina Lopez

Vice President, Terminal Tractors, Kalmar

Pat Schnettler

Co-Founder, 12 Tides

Emily Ma, Google

Head, Food for Good, Google

Daniel Betts, PhD, MBA

CEO, Blue Frontier, LLC

Erica Ocampo, CSO, The Metals Company

Chief Sustainability Officer, The Metals Company

Mike Kelland

CEO, Planetary Hydrogen

Arcady Sosinov

Founder and CEO, Freewire

Renee McKeon

Vice President, Sustainability & CSR, Sodexo

Neal Rickner

Managing Partner, Octane OC

Amit Narayan

CEO, AutoGrid

Emma Fuller

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

Nuno Pereira

CEO, Holy Grail

Gregg Brill

Senior Researcher, Pacific Institute

Diego Rodriguez, World Bank

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

JoAnne Golden, Sr. Vice President, GNA

Senior Vice President, GNA

Thomas Norman Canguilhem

Co-Founder & International CEO, EcoTree

Seyi Fabode

CEO, Varuna

Adam Sykes

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

Vetrivel Dhagumudi

Global Water Program Leader, Kimberly-Clark

Jane English

Program Manager, NAACP

Cristian Barcan

VP Sustainability, North America, Rabo AgriFinance

Michelle Nutting

Manager, Agriculture Sustainability, Nutrien

Daniel Ferguson

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

Sara Gersen

Senior Attorney, Clean Energy, Earthjustice

Jason Walter

Director, Business Development for Fleets, EVgo

Bob Keefe

Executive Directo, E2

Hugh Brown

Director, Investor Engagement, Food & Forests, Ceres

Isabelle Boemeke

Fashion Model & Nuclear Energy Influencer, Isodope

Janice Lin

Founder and CEO, Strategen

Charlotte Linnebank

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Questionmark

Malcolm Woolf

CEO, National Hydropower Association (NHA)

Brett Bridgeland

Manager, RMI

Paul Breslow

Innovation Director, EDF

Shelley Francis

Co-Founder and Principal, EVNoire

Takoua Debeche

Chief Research and Innovation Officer, Danone

Henrietta Goddard

Research Analyst, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Peggy Liu

Chairperson, Joint US China Collaboration on Clean Energy

Radcliffe Dacanay

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

Chris Spain

CEO & President, Cofounder, Hydropoint

Lisa Fewins

Environmental Managing Director, Black & Veatch

Hannah Bascom

Head of Energy Partnerships, Google Nest

Chris Pennington

Director, Energy & Sustainability, Iron Mountain

Mark Feasel

President, Smart Grid North America, Schneider Electric

Ricky Sakai

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

David Hayes, Managing Partner @ bpventures

Managing Partner, British Petroleum

Maud Texier

Carbon Free Energy Lead, Google

Ted Dillon

Director of Marketing, Clean Energy Ventures

Greg Gormley

CEO, SKOOT

David Naftzger

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

Sak Nayagam

Senior Director, Energy & Climate Practice, 3Degrees

Monica Long

General Manager, RippleX, Ripple

Mark Porter

Vice President, Programs, REBA

Nancy Sutley

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

Christina Nichols

Senior Program Director, Groundswell

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

Avi Allison

Program Manager, Energy & Sustainability, Microsoft

Leah Stokes

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, UC Santa Barbara

Shashank Samala

CEO, Heirloom

Adam Werbach

Global Lead, Sustainable Shopping, Amazon

Newsha Ajami

Director of Urban Water Policy, Stanford University

Mike Roeth

Executive Director, NACFE

Nadia Anderson

Director, Federal Affairs, INRIX

Sally Gutierrez

Senior Advisor, Environmental Protection Agency

Tim Faveri

Vice President, Sustainability & Shared Value, Maple Leaf Foods

H.G. Chissell

Founder and CEO, Advanced Energy Group

Taj Eldridge, GP Include Ventures

General Partner, Include Venture Partners

Alisyn Malek

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

Lisa McNally

Head of Cleantech & Sustainability, North America, Thoughtworks

Roy Johnson, Business Strategist, Black & Veatch

Business Strategist, Black & Veatch

Dave Lee

Senior Account Manager, ABB

Liane Randolph

Chair, California Air Resources Board (CARB)

David Rachelson

Chief Sustainability Officer, Rubicon

Bill Crotinger

President, Argent Materials

Erin Cooke

Sustainability Director, San Francisco International (SFO)

Winston Chen (Mars Global Renewable Program Manager)

Global Renewable Energy Program Manager, Mars

Sanjiv Sinha, Ph.D.

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

Jasmine A. Lomax

Manager, Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility, Kilroy

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

Andreas Lips, CEO Shell Greenlots

CEO, Greenlots

TD Lowe, Managing Partner @42Phi Ventures

Partner, 42phi Ventures

Joe Aamidor

Senior Product Management Consultant & Managing Director, Aamidor Consulting

Kelly Ferguson

Chief of Staff, Automotus

Bryan Fisher

Managing Director, RMI

Jim Giles

Senior Analyst, Carbon, GreenBiz Group

Virginia Emery

CEO, Beta Hatch

Jennifer Bushman

Strategic Development Consultant, Route to Market LLC

Dylan Siegler

Corporate Social Responsibility Strategist, Verizon Inc.

Kirsty Gogan

Founder & Managing Partner, TerraPraxis

Orianna Bretschger

CEO & Founder, Aquacycl

Frank Wooten

CEO, Vence Corp

Sara Chandler (She/her) Elemental

Managing Director, Equity & Access, Elemental Excelerator

Josh Buettner-Garrett, CTO @ Solid Power

Chief Technology Officer, Solid Power

Bruce McKenney

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

Jenny Ahlen, Senior Director, EDF

Senior Director, Environmental Defense Fund

Konrad Perenyi (Solytic, Co-Founder & MD)

Co-Founder & Managing Director, Solytic

Justin Kolbeck

Co-founder & CEO, Wildtype

Charles Chiau

Chief Technology Officer, Bedrock Ocean Exploration

Kristin Tremain Davis, Climate Resilience @ AECOM

Resilience & Climate Change Lead, AECOM

🌻Monique Mills, MBA, PMP®

Founder & Chief Innovation Strategist, TPM Focus

Devon Swezey

Global Energy Markets and Policy Lead , Google

Brian Lipinski

Project Director, Food Program, World Resources Institute

Asim Hussain

Chief Marketing Officer, QuantumScape

Phil Redman

Offering Manager, ESG, OneTrust

Jonathan Nestor

Corporate Development, United Airlines Ventures

Emilio Tenuta

Senior Vice President, Sustainability, Ecolab

Dan White

CEO, Signol Limited

Emily Johannes

Head of Sustainable Sourcing, Nestlé

Tushar Porwal

Head of Manufacturing, BrightDrop

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

Dan Rejto

Director of Food and Agriculture, The Breakthrough Institute

Panama Bartholomy

Director, Building Decarbonization Coalition

Gabi Brazzil

Senior Equity Consultant, WSP

Jay Decker

Transportation & Innovation Manager, Denver Department of Transportation & Infrastructure

Lacey Reddix

CEO & Founder, Olokun Materials

Maen Mahfoud

Founder & CEO, Replate

Scott Jacobs

CEO, Generate Capital

Jeff Anderson

CEO, Full Cycle Bioplastics

Tadeu Carneiro

CEO, Boston Metal

Victoria Mills

Managing Director, Environmental Defense Fund

Nneka Uzoh

Senior Vice President, Aligned Climate Capital

Will Hudson

Vice President, Product, QuantumScape

Kanika Chawla

Programme Manager, Sustainable Energy for All

Jarami Bond

Senior Advisor, GreenBiz Group

Angela Foster-Rice

SVP, Strategic Business Development, Everland

Fernando Rangel Villasana

SBTi Technical Lead, WWF

Erik Steeb

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

Julia Kumari Drapkin

Founder & CEO, ISeeChange

Grant Harrison, Director, Sustainable Finance & ESG

Green Finance & ESG Analyst, GreenBiz Group

Naomi Swickard

Chief Program Officer, Verra

Jeannie Renne-Malone

VP of Global Sustainability, VF Corporation

Evette Ellis

Co-Founder & Chief Workforce Officer, ChargerHelp!

Robyn O'Brien

Co-founder, rePlant Capital

Nan Ransohoff

Head of Climate, Stripe

Marcius Extavour

Vice President, Energy & Climate, XPRIZE Foundation

Suz Okie, Circular Economy Analyst, GreenBiz

Analyst, Circular Economy, GreenBiz Group

Julia Thayne DeMordaunt

Principal, Urban Transformation, RMI

Sebastian Steinhauser

CEO & Founder, Parcelly

Kim Bruun

Communications & Government Relations Director, Northern Lights

David Grant

Director, Global Water Stewardship, PepsiCo

Steve Zwick, Bionic Planet

Host, Producer, Carbon Pulse

Katie Fehrenbacher

Senior Writer, Transportation, GreenBiz Group

Julia Osterman

Head of Business Development, NCX

Stuart Orr

Gobal Freshwater Lead, WWF International

John Davies

Senior Vice President & Analyst, GreenBiz Group

Joel Makower

Chairman & Co-founder, GreenBiz Group

Kim Wu, BlueTech Research

Water Technology Market Analyst, BlueTech Research

Gia Schneider

CEO, Natel Energy

Neil Grimmer

Founder & CEO, Source Global, PBC

Tessa Lee, Climate Group

Senior Manager, Corporate Engagement, The Climate Group

Bob Holycross

VP, Chief Sustainability, Environment & Safety Officer, Ford

Laura Lindberg

Principal, Climate Interactive

KC Golden

Advisory Board Member, Evergreen Action

Dan Lewis-Toakley

Green Cloud Lead, North America

Gregory Hall

Senior Manager, Renewable Energy Supply, Edison Energy

Niglmoro "Niki" Okuk

Deputy Director, CalStart

Douglas Gayeton

Co-Founder and Chief Investigator, The Lexicon

Maryline Daviaud Lewett

Director of Business Development, Transformative Technologies, Black & Veatch

Christopher Wellise

Director of Sustainability, Amazon Web Services

Emily Chasan

Director, Communications, Generate Capital

Nicolas DHERS

CSR Director, Carrefour

Pieter Waller

Co-Founder and CCO, Chargetrip

Ambreen Afshan (She/Her)

Office of Environmental Justice Program Manager, California Air Resources Board (CARB)

Alisa Kreynes

Program Manager, Global Initiatives, C40 Cities

Gisela Glandt

Nest Partnerships, Google

Julia Fidler

Senior Sustainability Program Manager, Procurement, Microsoft

Danielle Erickson

Green Cloud Lead, North America

Junior Aguaze

VP, Development, AlphaStruxure

Steve Hanson

Senior Director of Fleet Operations, PepsiCo

Theodor Swedjemark

Chief Communications and Sustainability Officer, ABB

jonathan hague

Vice President, Science and Technology, Unilever

Frances Yang

Structures and Sustainability Specialist, Arup

Tom Kiernan

CEO, American Rivers

Mitesh Naik

Director of Medium Duty Sales, Peterbilt Motors

Wes Sullens, Director @ USGBC

Director, LEED, U.S. Green Buildings Council

Evan Costagliola

Evan Costagliola, Principle, Nelson Nygaard Consulting Associates

Joel Mills

CEO, Augment City

Katherine Stainken

Senior Director, EV Policy, Electrification Coalition

Richard Smith, FedEx Express

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

Jen Snook

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

Pam Fitzpatrick

Head of ESG Center of Excellence, OneTrust

Clea Kolster

Director of Science, Lowercarbon Capital

Andrew Byrnes

Director, Venture Capital - AI Fund, Micron Technology

Gunnar Edwin Crawford

Head of Stavanger Smart City, City of Stavanger

Mike Zelkind

CEO, 80 Acres Farms

Sophie Purdom

Co-Founder and Editor, Climate Tech VC

Anastasia Laukkanen

Climate Interactive

Marilyn Waite

Managing Director, Climate Finance Fund