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Rory Jacobson

Deputy Director of Policy, Carbon 180

Volker Sick

Director, Global CO2 Initiative, University of Michigan

Perry Jones

President of North America Supply , Diageo

Rob Threlkeld

Global Manager - Sustainable Energy, Supply & Reliability, General Motors

Katie Ross, Microsoft

Global Real Estate & Facilities Sustainability Lead, Microsoft

Adam Rauwerdink

VP Business Development, Boston Metal

sean carney

CEO, Finite Carbon

JoAnn Garbin

Director of Innovation, CO+I Advanced Development, Microsoft

Ellen Jackowski

Chief Impact Officer, HP Inc

Evan Costagliola

Evan Costagliola, Principle, Nelson Nygaard Consulting Associates

Laura Sacks

Climate Interactive

Arye Elfenbein

Co-Founder, Wildtype

Alexis Georgeson

VP of Communications & Government Relations, Redwood Materials

Ryan Business Partnerships Dir., Energy & Mobility

Director of Business Partnerships, Energy and Mobility, 3Degrees

Andrew Chang

Program Director, New Energy Nexus

Erin Cooke

Sustainability Director, San Francisco International Airport

Katherine Stainken

Senior Director, EV Policy, Electrification Coalition

Wes Sullens, Director @ USGBC

Director, LEED, U.S. Green Buildings Council

Sahar Shirazi, Nelson\Nygaard

Emerging Mobility Co-Lead, Principal, Nelson Nygaard Consulting Associates

Dan Reicher

Senior Research Scholar, Stanford Woods Institute for Environment

Trygve A. Meyer

Head of Nordic Edge Smart City Innovation Cluster, Nordic Edge

Juliana Garaizar

Head of Houston Incubator and VP of Innovation, Greentown Labs

Andrea Pratt (she/hers)

Climate & Transportation Policy Advisor, Transportation Electrification (TE) Program Manager, City of Seattle

Melanie Nakagawa

Special Assistant to the President, White House National Security Council

Alyona Yuzefovich

Climate Interactive

Christina Page

Business Partnerships, Climate Interactive

Joel Mills

CEO, Augment City

Mitesh Naik

Director of Medium Duty Sales, Peterbilt Motors

Julia Fidler

Senior Sustainability Program Manager, Procurement, Microsoft

Tom Kiernan

CEO, American Rivers

Ambreen Afshan (She/Her)

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

Emily Chasan

Director, Communications, Generate Capital

Charlotte Mendel

Climate Interactive

C.D. Glin

Global Head of Philanthropy, PepsiCo and Vice President, The PepsiCo Foundation

Cary Crum

Crop Consultant, Cal Ag Solutions

Megan Saunders

Director of Sustainability, Lendlease Communities, Lendlease Americas

Creighton Randall

CEO and Principal Consultant, Mobility Development Group

Sheryl Telford, Chief Sustainability Officer, Chemours

Chief Sustainability Officer, Chemours

Courtney Christian

Marketing Analyst II, Renewable Energy Group

Mike Zelkind

CEO, 80 Acres Farms

Lauren Phipps

VP & Senior Analyst, Circular Economy, GreenBiz Group

Pete May

President & Co-Founder, GreenBiz Group

Pradeep Venkataraman

Senior Manager, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America (MHIA)

José Miguel Salazar

Assistant Manager, Climate Interactive

Anastasia Laukkanen

Climate Interactive

Anna Sycheva

Climate Interactive

Virginia Covo

Global Director, Climate Action, Anheuser-Busch InBev

eden brukman

Senior Green Building Coordinator, San Francisco Department of the Environment

Peter Cooke

Director of Programs and Partnerships, Ratio Institute

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

Max Scher

Sr. Director, Sustainability, Salesforce

Jen Snook

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

Emily Schapira

President & CEO, Philadelphia Energy Authority

Andrew Byrnes

Director, Venture Capital - AI Fund, Micron Technology

Dawn Sherman

CEO, Native American Natural Foods, TANKA

Michael McDonald

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

Jarred Metoyer

Senior Vice President, DNV GL

Sarah Mihalecz

Senior Director, Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance

Debbie Power

Strategic Ecosystem Director, EMEALA Region, Johnson Controls

Richard Smith, FedEx Express

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

Sophie Purdom

Co-Founder and Editor, Climate Tech VC

Mark McKay

President, Perdue Premium Poultry and Meats, Perdue Farms

Clea Kolster

Director of Science, Lowercarbon Capital

Ben Jordan

Senior Director, Environmental Policy, The Coca-Cola Company

Marilyn Waite

Managing Director, Climate Finance Fund

Pam Fitzpatrick

Head of ESG Center of Excellence, OneTrust

Julia Thayne DeMordaunt

Principal, Urban Transformation, RMI

Laura Lindberg

Principal, Climate Interactive

Frances Yang

Structures and Sustainability Specialist, Arup

jonathan hague

Vice President, Science and Technology, Unilever

Pieter Waller

Co-Founder and CCO, Chargetrip

Steve Hanson

Senior Director of Fleet Operations, PepsiCo

Niglmoro "Niki" Okuk

Deputy Director, CalStart

Christopher Wellise

Director of Sustainability, Amazon Web Services

Douglas Gayeton

Co-Founder and Chief Investigator, The Lexicon

Nicolas DHERS

CSR Director, Carrefour

Alisa Kreynes

Program Manager, Global Initiatives, C40 Cities

Theodor Swedjemark

Chief Communications and Sustainability Officer, ABB

Junior Aguaze

VP, Development, AlphaStruxure

Maryline Daviaud Lewett

Director of Business Development, Transformative Technologies, Black & Veatch

Gisela Glandt

Nest Partnerships, Google

Gregory Hall

Senior Manager, Renewable Energy Supply, Edison Energy

Dan Lewis-Toakley

Green Cloud Lead, North America

Danielle Erickson

Green Cloud Lead, North America

Tessa Lee, Climate Group

Senior Manager, Corporate Engagement, The Climate Group

Neil Grimmer

Founder & CEO, Source Global, PBC

Kim Wu, BlueTech Research

Water Technology Market Analyst, BlueTech Research

Julia Osterman

Head of Business Development, NCX

Gia Schneider

CEO, Natel Energy

Stuart Orr

Gobal Freshwater Lead, WWF International

KC Golden

Advisory Board Member, Evergreen Action

Bob Holycross

VP, Chief Sustainability, Environment & Safety Officer, Ford

Joel Makower

Chairman & Co-founder, GreenBiz Group

John Davies

Senior Vice President & Analyst, GreenBiz Group

Chris Brooks

Senior Manager II, Sustainability, Walmart

Gyan de Silva

Program Officer, Corporate Water Stewardship, WWF

Molly Middaugh

Director, Business Development for Strategic Partnerships, EVgo

Lacey Reddix

CEO & Founder, Olokun Materials

Kirsty Gogan

Founder & Managing Partner, TerraPraxis

Steve Zwick, Bionic Planet

Host, Producer, Carbon Pulse

Suz Okie, Circular Economy Analyst, GreenBiz

Analyst, Circular Economy, GreenBiz Group

Katie Fehrenbacher

Senior Writer, Transportation, GreenBiz Group

Marcius Extavour

Vice President, Energy & Climate, XPRIZE Foundation

Grant Harrison, Director, Sustainable Finance & ESG

Green Finance & ESG Analyst, GreenBiz Group

Nan Ransohoff

Head of Climate, Stripe

Brian Lipinski

Project Director, Food Program, World Resources Institute

David Grant

Director, Global Water Stewardship, PepsiCo

Devon Swezey

Global Energy Markets and Policy Lead , Google

Kim Bruun

Communications & Government Relations Director, Northern Lights

Angela Foster-Rice

SVP, Strategic Business Development, Everland

Kanika Chawla

Programme Manager, Sustainable Energy for All

Justin Kolbeck

Co-founder & CEO, Wildtype

Tushar Porwal

Head of Manufacturing, BrightDrop

Julia Kumari Drapkin

Founder & CEO, ISeeChange

Sara Chandler (She/her) Elemental

Managing Director, Equity & Access, Elemental Excelerator

Robyn O'Brien

Co-founder, rePlant Capital

Phil Redman

Offering Manager, ESG, OneTrust

Victoria Mills

Managing Director, Environmental Defense Fund

🌻Monique Mills, MBA, PMP®

Founder & Chief Innovation Strategist, TPM Focus

Jeannie Renne-Malone

VP of Global Sustainability, VF Corporation

Tadeu Carneiro

CEO, Boston Metal

Kristin Tremain Davis, Climate Resilience @ AECOM

Resilience & Climate Change Lead, AECOM

Dylan Siegler

Corporate Social Responsibility Strategist, Verizon Inc.

Sebastian Steinhauser

CEO & Founder, Parcelly

Dan White

CEO, Signol Limited

Konrad Perenyi (Solytic, Co-Founder & MD)

Co-Founder & Managing Director, Solytic

Jeff Anderson

CEO, Full Cycle Bioplastics

Frank Wooten

CEO, Vence Corp

Charles Chiau

Chief Technology Officer, Bedrock Ocean Exploration

Jarami Bond

Senior Advisor, GreenBiz Group

Erik Steeb

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

Scott Jacobs

CEO, Generate Capital

Emily Johannes

Head of Sustainable Sourcing, Nestlé

Jay Decker

Transportation & Innovation Manager, Denver Department of Transportation & Infrastructure

Evette Ellis

Co-Founder & Chief Workforce Officer, ChargerHelp!

Asim Hussain

Chief Marketing Officer, QuantumScape

Will Hudson

Vice President, Product, QuantumScape

Gabi Brazzil

Senior Equity Consultant, WSP

Panama Bartholomy

Director, Building Decarbonization Coalition

Jenny Ahlen, Senior Director, EDF

Senior Director, Environmental Defense Fund

Bruce McKenney

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

Dan Rejto

Director of Food and Agriculture, The Breakthrough Institute

Emilio Tenuta

Senior Vice President, Sustainability, Ecolab

Naomi Swickard

Chief Program Officer, Verra

Jonathan Nestor

Corporate Development, United Airlines Ventures

Maen Mahfoud

Founder & CEO, Replate

Fernando Rangel Villasana

SBTi Technical Lead, WWF

Nneka Uzoh

Senior Vice President, Aligned Climate Capital

Josh Buettner-Garrett, CTO @ Solid Power

Chief Technology Officer, Solid Power

Kelly Ferguson

Chief of Staff, Automotus

Leah Stokes

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, UC Santa Barbara

Jennifer Bushman

Strategic Development Consultant, Route to Market LLC

Avi Allison

Program Manager, Energy & Sustainability, Microsoft

Andreas Lips, CEO Shell Greenlots

CEO, Greenlots

Orianna Bretschger

CEO & Founder, Aquacycl

Virginia Emery

CEO, Beta Hatch

Liane Randolph

Chair, California Air Resources Board (CARB)

Tim Faveri

Vice President, Sustainability & Shared Value, Maple Leaf Foods

Bryan Fisher

Managing Director, RMI

Sally Gutierrez

Senior Advisor, Environmental Protection Agency

Joe Aamidor

Senior Product Management Consultant & Managing Director, Aamidor Consulting

Jim Giles

Senior Analyst, Carbon, GreenBiz Group

TD Lowe, Managing Partner @42Phi Ventures

Partner, 42phi Ventures

Sanjiv Sinha, Ph.D.

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

Lisa McNally

Head of Cleantech & Sustainability, North America, Thoughtworks

Winston Chen (Mars Global Renewable Program Manager)

Global Renewable Energy Program Manager, Mars

Nancy Sutley

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

Nadia Anderson

Director, Federal Affairs, INRIX

Alisyn Malek

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

Taj Eldridge, GP Include Ventures

General Partner, Include Venture Partners

Dave Lee

Senior Account Manager, ABB

Ricky Sakai

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

Hala Hanna

Managing Director, MIT Solve

Jens Wolf

Vice President and General Manager of Europe, Enviva

Desiree Vargas Wrigley, Exec Dir of TechRise by P33

Executive Director, TechRise by P33

Dana Gunders

Executive Director, ReFED

Anja Benz, Senior Regulatory Advisor Hydrogen, Orsted

Senior Regulatory Advisor for Hydrogen, Orsted

Rebekah Moses

Director of Impact Strategy, Impossible Foods

Erin Cooke

Sustainability Director, San Francisco International (SFO)

Takoua Debeche

Chief Research and Innovation Officer, Danone

Bill Crotinger

President, Argent Materials

Mike Roeth

Executive Director, NACFE

Hannah Bascom

Head of Energy Partnerships, Google Nest

Ted Dillon

Director of Marketing, Clean Energy Ventures

Adam Werbach

Global Lead, Sustainable Shopping, Amazon

Sak Nayagam

Senior Director, Energy & Climate Practice, 3Degrees

Mark Porter

Vice President, Programs, REBA

Lisa Fewins

Environmental Managing Director, Black & Veatch

Maud Texier

Carbon Free Energy Lead, Google

Jasmine A. Lomax

Manager, Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility, Kilroy

David Naftzger

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

H.G. Chissell

Founder and CEO, Advanced Energy Group

Christina Nichols

Senior Program Director, Groundswell

Roy Johnson, Business Strategist, Black & Veatch

Business Strategist, Black & Veatch

Chris Spain

CEO & President, Cofounder, Hydropoint

Monica Long

General Manager, RippleX, Ripple

David Rachelson

Chief Sustainability Officer, Rubicon

Newsha Ajami

Director of Urban Water Policy, Stanford University

Shashank Samala

CEO, Heirloom

Daniel Ferguson

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

Shelley Francis

Co-Founder and Principal, EVNoire

Radcliffe Dacanay

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

Isabelle Boemeke

Fashion Model & Nuclear Energy Influencer, Isodope

Hugh Brown

Director, Investor Engagement, Food & Forests, Ceres

Bob Keefe

Executive Directo, E2

Paul Breslow

Innovation Director, EDF

Brett Bridgeland

Manager, RMI

Michelle Nutting

Manager, Agriculture Sustainability, Nutrien

Cristian Barcan

VP Sustainability, North America, Rabo AgriFinance

Jane English

Program Manager, NAACP

Mark Feasel

President, Smart Grid North America, Schneider Electric

JoAnne Golden, Sr. Vice President, GNA

Senior Vice President, GNA

Malcolm Woolf

CEO, National Hydropower Association (NHA)

Peggy Liu

Chairperson, Joint US China Collaboration on Clean Energy

Greg Gormley

CEO, SKOOT

David Hayes, Managing Partner @ bpventures

Managing Partner, British Petroleum

Seyi Fabode

CEO, Varuna

Thomas Norman Canguilhem

Co-Founder & International CEO, EcoTree

Charlotte Linnebank

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Questionmark

Vetrivel Dhagumudi

Global Water Program Leader, Kimberly-Clark

Jason Walter

Director, Business Development for Fleets, EVgo

Janice Lin

Founder and CEO, Strategen

Chris Pennington

Director, Energy & Sustainability, Iron Mountain

Gregg Brill

Senior Researcher, Pacific Institute

Sara Gersen

Senior Attorney, Clean Energy, Earthjustice

Adam Sykes

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

Henrietta Goddard

Research Analyst, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Diego Rodriguez, World Bank

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

Nuno Pereira

CEO, Holy Grail

Neal Rickner

Managing Partner, Octane OC

Emma Fuller

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

Amit Narayan

CEO, AutoGrid

Nathan Bengtsson

Director, Climate Resilience, PG&E

Miyoko Schinner

Founder and CEO, Miyoko's Creamery

Kari Vigerstol

Director of Water Security Science and Innovation, The Nature Conservancy

Pat Schnettler

Co-Founder, 12 Tides

Christie Lagally

CEO and Founder, Rebellyous Foods

Greg Zales

Business Development Manager, WattBuy

Brian Morin

CEO, Soteria Battery Innovation Group Inc.

Daniel Betts, PhD, MBA

CEO, Blue Frontier, LLC

Sanchali Pal, CEO + Founder of Joro

CEO and Founder, Joro

Zachary Livingston, Head of Sales @ ClearTrace

Head of Sales, ClearTrace

Jesse Klein

Associate Editor, GreenBiz Group

Joanna Lewis

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

Renee McKeon

Vice President, Sustainability & CSR, Sodexo

Alex Gershenson

CEO, SupplyShift

Mayane Barudin

Executive Director, Sovereign Energy

Daniel Cook

CEO, Lyten

Megan Saunders

Director of Sustainability, Lendlease Communities, Lendlease Americas

Mike Kelland

CEO, Planetary Hydrogen

Josh Santos

CEO, Noya

Jeff King

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

Gina Lopez

Vice President, Terminal Tractors, Kalmar

David Lloyd

CEO, FREDsense Technologies

Anna Hammond

Founder and CEO, Matriark Foods

Aaron Tartakovsky, Epic Cleantec

Co-Founder and CEO, Epic Cleantec

Fabricio Bezerra

Market Development Manager - Americas, Neste

Sophie Egan

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

Benjamin Gallagher

Market Strategy Manager, Bloom Energy

Tim Grewe

General Director, Electrification Strategy and Cell Engineering, General Motors

John Boesel

President and CEO, CalStart

Erika Basham

Director, Sustainability Business Development, Microsoft

Arcady Sosinov

Founder and CEO, Freewire

Celine Olesen

Corporate Partnerships, Climeworks

Sasha Ilyukhin

VP, Services Solutions, Tetra Pak Americas

Emily Ma, Google

Head, Food for Good, Google

Erica Ocampo, CSO, The Metals Company

Chief Sustainability Officer, The Metals Company

Yishan Wong

CEO, Terraformation

Leah Garcés

President, Mercy for Animals

Renée Lertzman

Founder, Project InsideOut

Theresa Lieb

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

Sarah Golden, Energy Analyst, GreenBiz

Energy Analyst, GreenBiz Group

Linda Walker

Senior Director, Corporate Engagement, Forests, WWF

Michael Buff

Head of Infrastructure Strategy & Planning, Electrify America

Val Fishman, BEF

Chief Development Officer, BEF

Austin Alexander

Vice President, Sustainability and Social Impact, Xylem

Frank Koza

Electric Sector Coordinator, EIS Council

Antti Vihavainen

CEO, Puro.earth

Bruce McLeish ENGIE Impact

Senior Director Business Solutions, ENGIE Impact

Evin Cheikosman

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

Henry Richardson

Senior Analyst, WattTime

Shilpi Sharma

Partner, Urban Us

Claire Cummings Bogle

Senior Manager of Strategic Initiatives, Bon Appetit Management Company

Tim Hade

Chief Operating Officer Scale, Microgrid

Marta Schantz, SVP, ULI Greenprint Center

Senior Vice President, Urban Land Institute (ULI)

Maia Tekle (Dispatch Goods)

Chief Operating Officer & Founder, Dispatch Goods

Patrick Buergi

Director, Innovation, South Pole

Olya Irzak

Founder & CEO, Frost Methane

Todd Cline

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

Rob Niven

Founder, CEO and Chair, CarbonCure Technologies

Eric Dupont

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

Carlos Garcia

Policy Manager, Bloom Energy

Warren Logan

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

Jason Kibbey

CEO, Higg

Rebecca Chesney, Director, IDEO Food

Director, Design for Food, IDEO

Patrick Sagisi

Director & Investment Partner, Acario Innovation

Dagny Tucker

Founder & CEO, Vessel

Deonna Anderson, Senior Editor at GreenBiz

Senior Editor, GreenBiz Group

Brennan Spellacy, CEO @ Patch

CEO, Patch

Heather Clancy - VP, Editorial Director @ GreenBiz

Vice President & Editorial Director, GreenBiz Group

Doug Miller

Global Markets Lead, Energy Web

Michiel Bakker

Vice President, Global Workplace Programs, Google

Taylor Francis

Co-Founder, Watershed

Michael Greenstone

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

amishi kumar

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

Julia Salant

Head of Sustainability Innovation, EcoVadis

Michael Kilpatrick

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

Chante Harris

Director, Climate Investments & Partnerships, Venture for Climate Tech

BJ Johnson

Co-Founder & CEO, ClearFlame Engines