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Michael Greenstone

Milton Friedman Distinguished Service Professor in Economics, University of Chicago

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Director of Startup Programs, GreenBiz Group

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Net Zero Researcher, University of Oxford PhD Student, Energy & Resources, University of California, Berkeley

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SVP, Sustainability, Walmart

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Myles Allen

Professor of Geosystem Science, University of Oxford

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Debbie Raphael

Director, San Francisco Department of the Environment

Olugbenga Olubanjo

CEO, Reeddi

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Deputy Director of Policy, Carbon 180

Ben Kowing

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Shuchi Talati

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Maria Fujihara

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Betty Cremmins

Lead, Engagement, Nature Based Solutions, World Economic Forum

Theresa Lieb

Food Systems Analyst, GreenBiz Group

Roberta Barbieri, VP Sustainability @ PepsiCo

Vice President, Global Water and Environmental Solutions, PepsiCo

Tito Jankowski - AirMiners

Co-founder, AirMiners

Gregg Belardo

Senior Director, Global EHS & Sustainability, Charles River Laboratories

Brian Carey

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Theodore Rolfvondenbaumen

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Kevin Hackett

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Julian Ekelhof

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Kelley Kizzier

Vice President for Global Climate, Environmental Defense Fund

Katherine Canoy, Director, 3Degrees

Director, Energy and Climate Practice, 3Degrees

Kate Frucher

Managing Director, New York, New Energy Nexus

Jeremy Handler

Sustainability Solutions Manager, ENGIE Impact

Sally Fouts

Director, The Climate Pledge, Amazon

Julio Friedmann

Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University

Thuy Phung

Manager, Climate & Infrastructure, BSR

Winston Chen (Mars Global Renewable Program Manager)

Global Renewable Energy Program Manager, Mars

Angelyca Jackson Hammond

Manager, Carbon Policy & Scientific Communications, Indigo

Emily Williams

Vice President, Strategy and Sustainability, Edison Energy

Jeffrey Horowitz

Director of Business Development and Partnerships, NEXT Energy Technologies

Sylvia Lee

Sustainability Strategy Manager, Facebook

Robert Fairey , Sr. Director - Energy Carbon & Innovation

Senior Director, Energy Procurement, Cox Enterprises

Rohini Sengupta, Senior Manager @ United Airlines

Senior Manager, Environmental Sustainability, United Airlines

Candace Laing

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Amberjae Freeman

Chief Executive Officer, Etho Capital

Peter Boyd, Moderator, Yale & Time4Good

Lecturer & Resident Fellow, Yale University

Jane Zelikova

Research Scientist, Carbon Plan

Phoebe Romero, City of Austin Office of Sustainability

Environmental Program Coordinator, City of Austin

Cedrick Cedrick, Three Wheels United

Co-founder & CEO, Three Wheels United

Chris Ball

Product Marketing Lead, Bloom Energy

Taylor Francis

Co-founder, Watershed

Maud Texier

Head of Energy Development, Data centers, Google

Lacey Reddix

Infrastructure Analyst, GreenBiz Group

Nav Kaur Kilroy, Business Development, South Pole

Business Development Manager, Climate Solutions, South Pole

Jacqueline Smith

Vice President, Sustainability, JPMorgan Chase

Owen Hewlett

Chief Technical Officer, Gold Standard

Mary Kate Francis

Senior Director, Renewable Supply, Edison Energy

James Temple

Senior editor, climate and energy, MIT Tech Review

Kathleen Talbot

Chief Sustainability Officer, Reformation

Carla Walker

Climate Advisor, Natural Resources Defense Council

Jim Giles

Conference Chair, VERGE Net Zero, GreenBiz Group

Ryan Mooney-Bullock

Executive Director, Green Umbrella

Brian O'Hanlon

Executive Director, Center for Climate-Aligned Finance, RMI

Jens Burchardt

Partner & Associate Director, Climate Impact, Boston Consulting Group

Zack Parisa

Co-founder, NCX

Liz Morrison, Mobility Analyst @ GreenBiz

Mobility Analyst, GreenBiz Group

David Rich

Senior Associate, World Resources Institute

Elizabeth Willmott

Carbon Program Manager, Microsoft

Ugbaad Kosar

Deputy Director of Policy, Carbon 180

Marcene Mitchell

SVP, Climate Change, World Wildlife Fund

Matthew Potts

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

Lauren Phipps

Circular Economy Director and Senior Analyst, GreenBiz Group

Marcius Extavour

Executive Director, Prize Operations, Energy & Resources, XPRIZE Foundation

Shana Rappaport | Executive Director, VERGE | GreenBiz

Senior Vice President & Executive Director, VERGE, GreenBiz Group

Robert P Vary

Senior Vice President, Sales & Relationship Management, Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions

Pete May

President & Co-Founder, GreenBiz Group

Mili Majumdar

Senior Vice President, US Green Building Council

Danielle Sugarman

Director, Investment Stewardship, BlackRock

Sandra Noonan, Just Salad

Chief Sustainability Officer, Just Salad

Joel Makower

Chairman & Co-founder, GreenBiz Group

Sarah Golden, Energy Analyst, GreenBiz

Senior Analyst, Energy, GreenBiz Group

Deborah Ng

Head of Responsible Investing and Director, Total Fund Management, Ontario Teachers'​ Pension Plan

Suz Mac Cormac

Partner, Morrison & Foerster

Julia Silberman

Associate Director, Corporate Engagement, CDP

Elizabeth Sturcken, Managing Director @ EDF+Business

Managing Director, EDF+Business, Environmental Defense Fund

Jeremy Baines

President, Neste US

Jennifer Cooper

Vice President, NativeEnergy

Jeremy Donnell

Senior Manager/Principal, Corporate Strategy, PG&E

Lamberto Eldering

Business Developer, Low Carbon Solutions, Equinor

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