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Listen to interviews conducted by We Don't Have Time at the Nest Climate Campus Media Lounge. The interviews will be released on an ongoing basis.

Guests:

  • Tjada D'Oyen McKenna, CEO, Mercy Corps
  • Dr. Ben Patel, Chief Innovation & Science Officer, WestRock
  • Dr. Dana R. Fisher, Director, Center for Environment, Community, & Equity and Professor of School of International Service, American University
  • Fabrizio Di Michele, Consulate General of Italy in New York
  • Amanda Victoria, CEO & Founder, Siponey Spritz Co.™
  • Sir David King, Founder, Climate Crisis Advisory Group
  • Salah Said, Head of Sustainability, Klarna
  • Marcene Mitchell, Senior Vice President of Climate Change, WWF
  • Aaron Weideman, CEO & Cofounder, Renaissance Man Co
  • Mark Byrne, Co-founder, Good Liquorworks
  • Alexander Bilgeri, Vice President Communications Human Resources, Production, Purchasing and Sustainability, BMW
  • Thomas Burkhardt, President, Marchon Eyewear, VSP Vision
  • Dr. Kimberley R. Miner, Climate Scientist, NASA JPL
  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Actor, Producer and UNDP Goodwill Ambassador
  • Amina Razvi, CEO, Sustainable Apparel Coalition
  • Arif Quraishi, Chief Growth Officer, Legence
  • Rupert Pearce, Co-founder, Rewired Earth

Organizers:

September 21

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm EDT — Decoding Arctic Tipping Points and Their Global Message

Speakers:

  • Dr. Kimberley R. Miner, Climate Scientist, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Organizers:

2:30 pm – 3:20 pm EDT — Regenerative Agriculture From The Ground Up: Making the Everyday Choice the More Sustainable Choice

As climate change and nature-loss continue to impact food systems across the globe, the need for regenerative approaches to agriculture and food production is more important than ever. Join Walmart in conversation with key supply chain collaborators on why regenerative agriculture matters and how to build programs that are inclusive, intentional and localized. Expect to walk away with tangible learnings on how to collaborate across supply chains to ensure better outcomes for people, businesses, and the planet. Bonus: a special demonstration of soil health in action!

Speakers:

  • Moderator: Jane Ewing - SVP of Sustainability, Walmart
  • Jim Andrew - Chief Sustainability Officer, PepsiCo
  • Jordan Carlson - Carlson Farms
  • Wayne Honeycutt - President & CEO, Soil Health Institute
  • Daniel Ufnar - NY State Soil Scientist, USDA-NRCS

Organizers:

3:20 pm – 4:05 pm EDT — Environmental Equity: The Thread Between Climate and DEI

We all share a responsibility to address the root causes of climate change and reduce the footprint of our own actions. No group is immune to the effects of climate change, and our efforts to address climate risk are fundamental to the future of thriving societies. Because climate change disproportionately impacts underserved groups, eroding safety, long-term health and economic outcomes, our climate actions should be viewed through the lens of equitable opportunity, further solidifying the need for progress. This Main Stage panel will address the role we play in responding to systemic challenges that have created disparities across society, specifically focused on environmental equity.

Speakers:

  • Shannon Schuyler, Chief People and Inclusion Officer, PwC
  • Justin Worland - TIME Senior Correspondent
  • Suzanne Fallender - VP Global ESG, Prologis
  • Veena Jayadeva - BRAC USA Board Member and Diversity in Sustainability Advisor

Organizers:

4:05 pm – 4:50 pm EDT — How Youth Are Setting The Pace For Climate Equity

Nationwide, the individuals most impacted by climate change tend to be those from marginalized groups and these communities are underrepresented in the climate movement. Climate change requires more than technological solutions, it demands a fair and just approach. Tom's of Maine believes in placing equity at the core of its mission to create a healthy future for all people. Climate change and equity are not separate issues but are deeply interconnected, and addressing one requires considering the other. To spark insights into action, Tom's of Maine will convene a panel of youth voices at The Nest Climate Campus in September 2023. Attendees of this panel event can expect to see the energy, creativity, and commitment these young people bring take center stage, as they continue highlighting the need to imbed equity in climate solutions.

Speakers:

  • Moderator: Michelle Waring, Tom’s of Maine (Moderator)
  • Alexia Leclercq, Co-Founder, Start: Empowerment
  • Isaias Hernandez - Founder, Queer Brown Vegan
  • Ziad Ahmed - CEO, JUV Consulting
  • Arsema Thomas - Actor and Environmental Supporter

Organizers:

September 22

9:00 am – 9:30 am EDT — The Drawdown Roadmap: Using Science to Guide Climate Action

Come learn about the Drawdown Roadmap — a science-based strategy for accelerating climate solutions. The roadmap points to which climate actions governments, businesses, investors, philanthropists, community leaders, and others should prioritize to make the most of our efforts to stop climate change. By showing how to strategically mobilize solutions across sectors, time, and place; engage the power of co-benefits; and recognize and remove obstacles; the Drawdown Roadmap charts a path to accelerate climate solutions before it’s too late.

Speakers:

  • Dr. Jonathan Foley, Executive Director, Project Drawdown

Organizers:

9:30 am – 10:15 am EDT — Direct Air Capture: A Climate Solution

To help combat climate change, we must collaborate and scale climate innovations globally to drive results. In this session, 3M and Svante will share their efforts to advance Direct Air Capture technology to efficiently remove CO2 from the environment, and reduce its impact on global communities.

Speakers:

  • Gayle Schuyler, Chief Sustainability Officer, 3M
  • Cory Sauer, Global Carbon Capture Lead, 3M SIBG R&D
  • Claude Letourneau, President & CEO, Svante

Organizers:

10:15 am – 11:00 am EDT — The Decarb Fast Track

Businesses must adapt in the face of climate change. Not only do they need to reduce their own emissions, but they must remain flexible enough to handle the disruptions expected ahead because of climate change. To do this, with speed and at scale, requires use of digital tools, data transparency and collaborations across entire value chains.
Throughout this discussion the panelists will cover how to couple digital technologies and software with innovative collaborations and partnerships to accelerate decarbonization of products, production, and supply chains across industries and around the globe.

Speakers:

  • Eryn Devola, Head of Sustainability, Siemens Digital Industries
  • Julia Thayne, Senior Principle, Climate-Aligned Industries, RMI
  • Kristen Siemen, Chief Sustainability Officer, GM
  • Tisha Livingston, CEO, Infinite Acres

Organizers:

September 23

9:00 am – 9:45 am EDT — Social Justice Investing: Integrating Racial, Gender, Economic, and Climate Justice into Portfolios

Rachel J. Robasciotti is the CEO and Founder of Adasina Social Capital, an investment and financial activism firm that serves as a critical bridge between financial markets and social justice movements. Rachel’s passion for social justice investing is rooted in her background as a Black, queer woman and growing up in a community that struggled for safety and financial security within a rural town that was largely segregated. Rachel is a fierce advocate for social justice in the financial industry and is regularly featured in the media as a leader in the field for integrating issues of racial, gender, economic, and climate justice into investment portfolios.

Speakers:

  • Rachel J. Robasciotti, CEO & Founder, Adasina Social Capital

Organizers:

9:45 am – 10:30 am EDT — Living (and even laughing) in a Changing Climate

Climate change is here, and we’re going to live with it, even in the best scenarios. So are we destined for a future devoid of humor, joy, and connection? Nope, and we’re here to prove it. Join leaders from the climate literacy initiative Probable Futures and Climate Comedy Cohort comedians for a unique presentation blending science, comedy, and meaningful discussion as we explore detailed climate maps and discuss our future, minus the anxiety.

Speakers:

  • Alison Smart - Executive Director, Probable Futures
  • Spencer Glendon - Founder, Probable Futures
  • Esteban Gast - Comedian-in-Residence, Generation180
  • Pratima Mani - Comedian and Writer

Organizers:

10:30 am – 11:15 am EDT — Engendering Climate Equity and Justice: Women Leaders on Impact and Solutions

Climate impacts are distributed in a starkly uneven way across nations and communities—and, as is less well understood, within households. The crisis originates in and compounds systems of oppression and extraction including colonialism, racism, and sexism. Explore the meaning of these dynamics for our common progress toward just futures with women leaders whose experience spans policy advocacy, government service, international relations, corporate responsibility, engineering and technology, and cultural activism.

Speakers:

  • Moderator: Miranda Massie - Director, The Climate Museum
  • Hafsat Abiola, Co-Founder of Connected Women Leaders, Co-Lead of Project Dandelion, President of Women in Africa
  • Favianna Rodriguez, Co-founder and President, The Center for Cultural Power
  • Peggy Shepard - Co-founder and Executive Director, WE ACT for Environmental Justice
  • Shyla Raghav - Chief Portfolio & Partnership Officer, TIME CO2

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This broadcast is part of The Climate Hub at Climate Week NYC. Full day-by-day program.

Register to attend on-site at the Nest Climate Campus here.

The We Don't Have Time Media Lounge

The Nest Climate Campus Media Lounge, available on-demand

Listen to interviews conducted by We Don't Have Time at the Nest Climate Campus Media Lounge. The interviews will be released on an ongoing basis.

Guests:

  • Tjada D'Oyen McKenna, CEO, Mercy Corps
  • Dr. Ben Patel, Chief Innovation & Science Officer, WestRock
  • Dr. Dana R. Fisher, Director, Center for Environment, Community, & Equity and Professor of School of International Service, American University
  • Fabrizio Di Michele, Consulate General of Italy in New York
  • Amanda Victoria, CEO & Founder, Siponey Spritz Co.™
  • Sir David King, Founder, Climate Crisis Advisory Group
  • Salah Said, Head of Sustainability, Klarna
  • Marcene Mitchell, Senior Vice President of Climate Change, WWF
  • Aaron Weideman, CEO & Cofounder, Renaissance Man Co
  • Mark Byrne, Co-founder, Good Liquorworks
  • Alexander Bilgeri, Vice President Communications Human Resources, Production, Purchasing and Sustainability, BMW
  • Thomas Burkhardt, President, Marchon Eyewear, VSP Vision
  • Dr. Kimberley R. Miner, Climate Scientist, NASA JPL
  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Actor, Producer and UNDP Goodwill Ambassador
  • Amina Razvi, CEO, Sustainable Apparel Coalition
  • Arif Quraishi, Chief Growth Officer, Legence
  • Rupert Pearce, Co-founder, Rewired Earth

Organizers:

September 21

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm EDT — Decoding Arctic Tipping Points and Their Global Message

Speakers:

  • Dr. Kimberley R. Miner, Climate Scientist, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Organizers:

2:30 pm – 3:20 pm EDT — Regenerative Agriculture From The Ground Up: Making the Everyday Choice the More Sustainable Choice

As climate change and nature-loss continue to impact food systems across the globe, the need for regenerative approaches to agriculture and food production is more important than ever. Join Walmart in conversation with key supply chain collaborators on why regenerative agriculture matters and how to build programs that are inclusive, intentional and localized. Expect to walk away with tangible learnings on how to collaborate across supply chains to ensure better outcomes for people, businesses, and the planet. Bonus: a special demonstration of soil health in action!

Speakers:

  • Moderator: Jane Ewing - SVP of Sustainability, Walmart
  • Jim Andrew - Chief Sustainability Officer, PepsiCo
  • Jordan Carlson - Carlson Farms
  • Wayne Honeycutt - President & CEO, Soil Health Institute
  • Daniel Ufnar - NY State Soil Scientist, USDA-NRCS

Organizers:

3:20 pm – 4:05 pm EDT — Environmental Equity: The Thread Between Climate and DEI

We all share a responsibility to address the root causes of climate change and reduce the footprint of our own actions. No group is immune to the effects of climate change, and our efforts to address climate risk are fundamental to the future of thriving societies. Because climate change disproportionately impacts underserved groups, eroding safety, long-term health and economic outcomes, our climate actions should be viewed through the lens of equitable opportunity, further solidifying the need for progress. This Main Stage panel will address the role we play in responding to systemic challenges that have created disparities across society, specifically focused on environmental equity.

Speakers:

  • Shannon Schuyler, Chief People and Inclusion Officer, PwC
  • Justin Worland - TIME Senior Correspondent
  • Suzanne Fallender - VP Global ESG, Prologis
  • Veena Jayadeva - BRAC USA Board Member and Diversity in Sustainability Advisor

Organizers:

4:05 pm – 4:50 pm EDT — How Youth Are Setting The Pace For Climate Equity

Nationwide, the individuals most impacted by climate change tend to be those from marginalized groups and these communities are underrepresented in the climate movement. Climate change requires more than technological solutions, it demands a fair and just approach. Tom's of Maine believes in placing equity at the core of its mission to create a healthy future for all people. Climate change and equity are not separate issues but are deeply interconnected, and addressing one requires considering the other. To spark insights into action, Tom's of Maine will convene a panel of youth voices at The Nest Climate Campus in September 2023. Attendees of this panel event can expect to see the energy, creativity, and commitment these young people bring take center stage, as they continue highlighting the need to imbed equity in climate solutions.

Speakers:

  • Moderator: Michelle Waring, Tom’s of Maine (Moderator)
  • Alexia Leclercq, Co-Founder, Start: Empowerment
  • Isaias Hernandez - Founder, Queer Brown Vegan
  • Ziad Ahmed - CEO, JUV Consulting
  • Arsema Thomas - Actor and Environmental Supporter

Organizers:

September 22

9:00 am – 9:30 am EDT — The Drawdown Roadmap: Using Science to Guide Climate Action

Come learn about the Drawdown Roadmap — a science-based strategy for accelerating climate solutions. The roadmap points to which climate actions governments, businesses, investors, philanthropists, community leaders, and others should prioritize to make the most of our efforts to stop climate change. By showing how to strategically mobilize solutions across sectors, time, and place; engage the power of co-benefits; and recognize and remove obstacles; the Drawdown Roadmap charts a path to accelerate climate solutions before it’s too late.

Speakers:

  • Dr. Jonathan Foley, Executive Director, Project Drawdown

Organizers:

9:30 am – 10:15 am EDT — Direct Air Capture: A Climate Solution

To help combat climate change, we must collaborate and scale climate innovations globally to drive results. In this session, 3M and Svante will share their efforts to advance Direct Air Capture technology to efficiently remove CO2 from the environment, and reduce its impact on global communities.

Speakers:

  • Gayle Schuyler, Chief Sustainability Officer, 3M
  • Cory Sauer, Global Carbon Capture Lead, 3M SIBG R&D
  • Claude Letourneau, President & CEO, Svante

Organizers:

10:15 am – 11:00 am EDT — The Decarb Fast Track

Businesses must adapt in the face of climate change. Not only do they need to reduce their own emissions, but they must remain flexible enough to handle the disruptions expected ahead because of climate change. To do this, with speed and at scale, requires use of digital tools, data transparency and collaborations across entire value chains.
Throughout this discussion the panelists will cover how to couple digital technologies and software with innovative collaborations and partnerships to accelerate decarbonization of products, production, and supply chains across industries and around the globe.

Speakers:

  • Eryn Devola, Head of Sustainability, Siemens Digital Industries
  • Julia Thayne, Senior Principle, Climate-Aligned Industries, RMI
  • Kristen Siemen, Chief Sustainability Officer, GM
  • Tisha Livingston, CEO, Infinite Acres

Organizers:

September 23

9:00 am – 9:45 am EDT — Social Justice Investing: Integrating Racial, Gender, Economic, and Climate Justice into Portfolios

Rachel J. Robasciotti is the CEO and Founder of Adasina Social Capital, an investment and financial activism firm that serves as a critical bridge between financial markets and social justice movements. Rachel’s passion for social justice investing is rooted in her background as a Black, queer woman and growing up in a community that struggled for safety and financial security within a rural town that was largely segregated. Rachel is a fierce advocate for social justice in the financial industry and is regularly featured in the media as a leader in the field for integrating issues of racial, gender, economic, and climate justice into investment portfolios.

Speakers:

  • Rachel J. Robasciotti, CEO & Founder, Adasina Social Capital

Organizers:

9:45 am – 10:30 am EDT — Living (and even laughing) in a Changing Climate

Climate change is here, and we’re going to live with it, even in the best scenarios. So are we destined for a future devoid of humor, joy, and connection? Nope, and we’re here to prove it. Join leaders from the climate literacy initiative Probable Futures and Climate Comedy Cohort comedians for a unique presentation blending science, comedy, and meaningful discussion as we explore detailed climate maps and discuss our future, minus the anxiety.

Speakers:

  • Alison Smart - Executive Director, Probable Futures
  • Spencer Glendon - Founder, Probable Futures
  • Esteban Gast - Comedian-in-Residence, Generation180
  • Pratima Mani - Comedian and Writer

Organizers:

10:30 am – 11:15 am EDT — Engendering Climate Equity and Justice: Women Leaders on Impact and Solutions

Climate impacts are distributed in a starkly uneven way across nations and communities—and, as is less well understood, within households. The crisis originates in and compounds systems of oppression and extraction including colonialism, racism, and sexism. Explore the meaning of these dynamics for our common progress toward just futures with women leaders whose experience spans policy advocacy, government service, international relations, corporate responsibility, engineering and technology, and cultural activism.

Speakers:

  • Moderator: Miranda Massie - Director, The Climate Museum
  • Hafsat Abiola, Co-Founder of Connected Women Leaders, Co-Lead of Project Dandelion, President of Women in Africa
  • Favianna Rodriguez, Co-founder and President, The Center for Cultural Power
  • Peggy Shepard - Co-founder and Executive Director, WE ACT for Environmental Justice
  • Shyla Raghav - Chief Portfolio & Partnership Officer, TIME CO2

Organizers:

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Britton Jones

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Founder & CEO, The Nest Climate Campus, and Chairman, Board for Food Rescue US

Britton Jones founded NXT Events Media Group to be a purpose driven producer of world-class events dedicated to making the world a better place. Early in 2020, NXT Events became the producers of The Nest, an event creating a unifying destination for climate action during Climate Week NYC. Prior to founding NXT Events Media Group, Britton Jones was the driving force in building the BJI Fashion Group, the Trade Show Division of Business Journals Inc., into one of the world’s leading trade show organizers. Britton currently serves on NYC & Co's Sustainability and Events Councils and has served on the Boards and as the Chairman of the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR), the Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) and American Business Media’s (ABM) Trade Show Council. In 2015, Britton was awarded the Trade Show News Network Industry Icon Award for industry innovation and service. In 2016, Britton also received the industry’s top award, the Robert L. Krakoff Leadership Award. In his penchant for community service, Britton also joined the Board of Food Rescue US (FRUS) in 2013 and has served as Board Chairman since 2015.

Dr. Kimberley R. Miner

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Climate Scientist, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Dr. Kimberley R. Miner is a Climate Scientist and Program Manager at the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab. Her research on climate risks has taken her to the planet’s extreme environments- from the North Pole to Antarctica and Mt. Everest. Dedicated to science communication, Kimberley’s research teams have reached international audiences with features in the BBC, NYT, GQ, and a 2020 Guinness World Record. Before coming to NASA, Kimberley worked on climate security for the Department of Defense in DC, and currently teaches her work at Berkley and Virginia Tech. She is also writing a book on how younger generations can plan for climate change--to be released in early 2024. Kimberley is a Black belt, wilderness Firefighter, and lives in a fishing harbor on the Pacific Ocean.

Jamie Richards

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Director of ESG, Amika and Eva NYC

Jamie is Director of ESG (environment social governance) for Eva NYC and amika haircare brands. She is passionate on the integration of sustainability and business and believes it is one of many solutions in minimizing climate impacts. She uses scientific data, sustainability metrics, and consumer terminology to give results in an understandable way.

Salah Said

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Head of Sustainability, Klarna

Salah Said is Klarna’s Head of Sustainability. He has worked in sustainability for 9+ years in companies such as SCHUFA, SAP, Zalando, and now Klarna. Before that, he worked at several nonprofit organizations, including Ashoka and Social Impact. Salah founded Worldcitizen e.V., a nonprofit organization focusing on Diversity and inclusion and youth education, and has been a member of the Board Member Innovation Committee at Fashion for Good for over two years. He is also currently part of the Advisory Board for Sustainable Consumption hosted by Doconomy. Salah believes in innovative approaches toward ethical and environmental sustainability and is convinced that the fashion, finance, and tech industries are an extremely enticing and fertile playing field for innovation. “Companies that hold themselves accountable and take a creative approach to new sustainability challenges will be the celebrated pioneers of tomorrow.”

Namrata Sandhu

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CEO & Co-Founder, Vaayu

Namrata Sandhu is the CEO and Co-Founder of Vaayu, the world’s first automated carbon software for retailers, named one of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2022. A regular contributor to thought leadership panels, Namrata was listed in TechRound’s Top BAME 50 Under 50 Entrepreneurs 2022 and EU Startups Most Influential Women in the Startup and Venture Capital Space. She has appeared on Bloomberg and been featured in Vogue Business, Business of Fashion and Wired. Her 20 year career has spanned the Arcadia Group and leading global retailer Zalando, causing her to find a critical gap in the market for a real-time, carbon-tracking tool to speed up reduction at scale. Since launching Vaayu, Namrata has successfully raised $13 million in funding and onboarded more than 50 global brands including Klarna, Missoma, Vinted, Asket, Ace & Tate and Wunderman Thompson Commerce.

Lorenzo Saà

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Chief Sustainability Officer, Clarity AI

As Chief Sustainability Officer, Lorenzo is responsible for Clarity AI’s strategic engagements across the globe to enhance investor value and drive sustainable outcomes. Lorenzo joined Clarity AI after over 20 years of being at the forefront of sustainable investments. He held multiple roles at the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), driving it from about 300 institutional investors to the over 5,000 it has today. As Head of the PRI Reporting and Assessment he launched the first ever in house global responsible investment reporting framework and led the PRI’s Signatory Relations team which supports existing and new signatories globally. Prior to PRI, Lorenzo held project manager and financial analyst roles at UniCredit and MicroRate, overseeing microfinance initiatives and advising on responsible investments. He also served as an independent consultant for the World Bank.

Alpa Sutaria

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Senior Vice President, Strategy & Sustainability, WestRock

Alpa Sutaria is the Senior Vice President of Strategy and Sustainability, responsible for leading WestRock's enterprise strategy development work and company-wide strategic initiatives while strengthening WestRock's position as a leader in sustainability. ​ Prior to joining WestRock, Alpa served as the Vice President and General Manager of Sustainability, North America at the Coca-Cola Company leading efforts to advance the company's sustainability objectives. She also previously held a strategy and operations role at Deloitte. ​

Chris Davidson

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Vice President, Sustainability, WestRock

Chris Davidson is the Vice President of Sustainability at WestRock and is responsible for ensuring WestRock is a recognized global leader in sustainability and projecting the company’s interests into national and international debates on sustainability issues.​ Chris has worked in the forest products industry for over 20 years. Prior to his current position at WestRock, he held positions of increasing responsibility with Nekoosa Packaging, Georgia-Pacific, Champion International, International Paper and MeadWestvaco.​

Peter Anderson

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Chief Supply Chain Officer, WestRock

Peter Anderson is chief supply chain officer and oversees a Supply Chain organization comprised of the Safety, Operational Excellence, Fiber Supply, Sales and Operations Planning, Logistics and Procurement teams. Peter has more than 30 years of supply chain leadership experience. Previously, he was vice president, Global Supply Chain, for power leader Cummins, Inc., where he led transformation efforts for the company’s $17 billion supply chain. He also held positions at Ernst & Young (EY), Milk Industry Logistics, Bibby Distribution and IBM Consulting.

Dr. Gayle Schueller

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Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, 3M

Dr. Gayle Schueller is 3M’s Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer. Gayle started in 3M’s corporate laboratory as a product development engineer and has over 30 years of technical and business leadership experience. Her career spans a broad range of businesses from electronics to healthcare to consumer industries. She has led technical and business teams from around the world including Europe, Asia, Latin America and North America. She is passionate about making a positive impact in the world through science and technology.

Claude Letourneau

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President & CEO, Svante

Claude Letourneau is an industrial projects veteran who brings to Svante a broad range of experience leading large world-class projects. His leadership style is underscored by effort, energy, and excitement – the 3Es of visionary thinkers. At ease bringing about change, Mr. Letourneau will leverage his 30 years’ experience in advanced technology development and commercialization to help steer the company to be a global leader in building a CO2 Marketplace. Previously, Claude held senior management roles with Canam Group Inc., SNC-Lavalin Inc., and Kontron Embedded Computers AG. He also founded two technology companies, Vaperma, Inc. and Avestor Inc.

Eryn Devola

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Head of Sustainability, Siemens Digital Industries

Eryn Devola is the Vice President of Sustainability for Siemens Digital Industries, where she leads the Sustainability horizontal market to manage the strategy for profitable sustainability for Siemens and our customers. Eryn has been part of the Siemens team since 2012, most recently as the North America Director of Sales for Siemens Large Drive Applications. Her career includes roles of increasing responsibility across quality, plant management, operations, and sales.

Julia Thayne

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Senior Principle, Climate-Aligned Industries, RMI

Julia Thayne is Senior Principle of Climate-Aligned Industries at RMI, founded as Rocky Mountain Institute, where she leads efforts to build out Clean Industrial Hubs in Los Angeles, Houston, and the U.S. Gulf Coast. Her projects include renewable electricity, clean hydrogen, and low-carbon fuel investments to decarbonize industry and aviation, shipping and trucking. An expert in accelerating equitable climate action in cities, Julia helps companies, governments, and NGOs translate ambitious visions into programs with positive community impact. She served as an executive officer at the LA Mayor’s Office, where she oversaw 8 City of LA Departments, including airports, ports, and city planning. During COVID-19, she helped disburse $150 million in financial assistance to businesses and NGOs, including 50 miles of Slow Streets, donation of 1 million N-95 masks to 400+ NGOs, and 20,000 restaurant-cooked and taxi-delivered meals per week for homebound seniors. Previously, Julia consulted on technology, innovation, and sustainability initiatives for 35+ cities across Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America. She hosts a YouTube channel on micromobility, called Ride On!, and founded a transportation technology NGO, called Urban Movement Labs.

Kristen Siemen

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Vice President, Sustainable Workplaces and Chief Sustainability Officer, General Motors

Appointed to Chief Sustainability Officer in February 2021, Kristen Siemen helps to lead General Motors to a future with zero emissions as the company continues to take bold actions against climate change, including GM’s commitment to become carbon neutral in its products and operations by 2040. Under Siemen’s leadership, GM has received numerous recognitions including JUST Capital’s MOST JUST Companies, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices Gold Class for corporate sustainability leadership, and Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies for demonstrating exceptional leadership and commitment to business integrity. Siemen is also passionate about promoting inclusion and gender equality. She was instrumental in creating GM’s career reentry program, “Take 2,” serves as GM’s key executive for the Society of Women Engineers and is the co-lead for the GM Women Ally Program. Since transitioning into her role as CSO, Siemen has garnered several individual recognitions for exemplary leadership, most notably including Crain’s Notable Leaders in Sustainability, Future 50 Tech, and Sustainability Mag’s Top 100 Women in Sustainability. Siemen serves on the Oakland University School of Engineering & Computer Science Advisory Board, where she received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering.

Tisha Livingston

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Chief Executive Officer, Infinite Acres and Co-Founder, 80 Acres Farms

Tisha Livingston is the president and cofounder of 80 Acres and CEO of Infinite Acres, two indoor-farming companies dedicated to revolutionizing the way produce is grown and shipped around the globe. Using the latest automation and data technology, Livingston is working to make the world's fruits and vegetables more nutritious, climate resistant, less environmentally taxing, and better-tasting.

Martin Whittaker

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Chief Executive Officer, JUST Capital

Martin Whittaker is a recognized leader with over twenty-five years’ experience at the intersection of global business, finance, philanthropy and social and environmental impact. He is the founding CEO of JUST Capital, the leading nonprofit in the stakeholder capitalism arena, and is responsible for the overall leadership of the organization. He is also a senior advisor to Edelman, a co-founder and Board member of the CREO family office investment syndicate, a board member of H2 Clipper, a member of the Forbes Finance Council and Forbes Contributor, a member of Harvard Business School’s Impact Weighted Accounts Initiative Advisory Council, and a Commissioner to the World Business Council on Sustainable Development’s inequality initiative. Martin was recently named to the 2020 NACD Directorship 100 – the annual list of the most influential people in the boardroom and on corporate governance – and to Business Insider’s 2020 List of 100 People Transforming Business.

Emilio Tenuta

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Senior Vice President & Chief Sustainability Officer, Ecolab

Emilio Tenuta’s nearly 40-year tenure at Ecolab includes 25 years of technical, marketing, and business management experience in various industries including food and beverage, healthcare, automotive and more. Since 2009, Tenuta has led Ecolab’s strategic sustainability journey focused on corporate responsibility, internal environmental stewardship, and helping customers operate more sustainably. He is chair of the board of directors of the World Environment Center, a global non-profit, non-advocacy organization, and the leadership council of the Corporate Eco Forum

Scott Tew

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Vice-President, Sustainability & Managing Director, Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability and Center for Healthy & Efficient Spaces, Trane Technologies

Scott Tew serves as vice-president of sustainability and co-founder of the Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability at Trane Technologies. Additionally, he leads the Center for Healthy & Efficient Spaces. Tew is responsible for forward-looking sustainability initiatives without compromising health or resource impacts. Tew serves as a thought leader in linking public policy, economic impacts, and a value-stream approach to sustainability. His recent efforts include introducing the company’s comprehensive 2030 targets, an SBTi validated Net Zero target, the creation of the EcoWise™ portfolio, and the launch of the largest customer-facing commitment to combat climate change with the Gigaton Challenge.

Erik Hansen

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Head of Global Environmental Sustainability, Workday

Erik Hansen is senior director of environmental sustainability at Workday, leading the company’s global environmental sustainability efforts. He is responsible for the development and implementation of sustainability strategies across Workday’s operations, products, and workplace. His responsibilities range from renewable energy procurement, to external sustainability reporting under the GRI framework, to leading a global Green Team program. Prior to joining Workday in 2010, Erik worked at EY for seven years advising clients in IT risk management.

Marcus Krembs

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Head of Sustainability, USA & Canada, Enel North America

Marcus Krembs is Head of Sustainability, USA & Canada, at Enel North America, where he is responsible for sustainability across each of Enel’s business lines, Enel Green Power, Enel X and Global Trading.

Arif Quraishi

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Chief Growth Officer, Legence

Mr. Quraishi is currently Chief Growth Officer for Legence and is focused on leveraging ESG advisory, design and implementation services to assist a wide range of customers reduce their building carbon footprint and improve Indoor Air Quality. Arif has over 30 years of experience in overseeing building design, construction and renovation that focus on energy efficiency, clean energy and indoor environmental quality. He and his team have implemented over $5 Billion worth of projects over the last 5 years in the built environment. His past experience with the Institute for Environmental Assessment (CEO), Johnson Controls (North America VP of Energy Solutions) and Philips Lighting (North America VP) have given him a unique perspective on how to scale and expedite programs to significantly improve Building Efficiency.

Erin Richmond

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EVP, RE Tech Advisors, a Legence Company

Erin Richmond has over 20 years of experience designing and managing client energy efficiency programs in commercial buildings with a focus on healthcare, senior care, and hospitality buildings for both government programs and real estate owners. As Executive Vice President of RE Tech Advisors, LLC, Erin oversees day-to-day operations, leading an interdisciplinary team of energy and sustainability program experts who help clients design and implement award-winning sustainability programs. Erin began her career supporting EPA’s ENERGY STAR program developing an expertise in public-private partnership programs as well as energy efficiency strategies. As businesses increasingly needed support with their own programs, Erin began developing and managing sustainability programs for real estate owners, such as Wyndham Hotels and Resorts and Blackstone, creating innovative solutions to successfully embed energy saving strategies at the property level, while saving clients millions of dollars in energy and water costs and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. During her career, Erin also led, in support of ENERGY STAR, survey and data collection efforts that resulted in the first ENERGY STAR scores for senior care and multifamily buildings, ensuring these building types could benefit from the ability to benchmark energy performance. Erin also serves on the board of directors for SustainableScoop, a nonprofit working to develop strong, future civic leaders by providing training, programming and production experiences in the media arts, with a lens on sustainability.

Rachel J. Robasciotti

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Founder & CEO, Adasina Social Capital

Rachel J. Robasciotti is the CEO and Founder of Adasina Social Capital, an investment and financial activism firm that serves as a critical bridge between financial markets and social justice movements. Rachel’s passion for social justice investing is rooted in her background as a Black, queer woman and growing up in a community that struggled for safety and financial security within a rural town that was largely segregated. Rachel is a fierce advocate for social justice in the financial industry and is regularly featured in the media as a leader in the field for integrating issues of racial, gender, economic, and climate justice into investment portfolios.

Arnie Weissmann

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Editor in Chief, Travel Weekly and Executive Vice President / Editorial Director, Northstar Travel Group

Award-winning journalist Arnie Weissmann has worked in virtually every aspect of travel media for the past 30 years. He created the industry's first destination information service (Weissmann Travel Reports), authored a best-selling textbook and served as publisher of critical hotel and destination guides for the travel industry in the U.S. and U.K. He was named editor in chief of Travel Weekly–USA in 2001, and also serves as executive vice president/editorial director for Travel Weekly’s parent company, Northstar Travel Media, the largest business-to-business travel media company in the world, serving audiences in the Americas, Asia and Europe.

Aditi Mohapatra

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Vice President, Global Social Impact & Sustainability, Expedia Group

Aditi Mohapatra directs Expedia Group’s strategy across social and environmental sustainability and oversees efforts to maximize impact while delivering business value. In her role, she designed and launched Expedia Group’s Open World™ social impact and sustainability strategy and priority areas of focus across economic advancement, inclusive travel, and sustainability. Aditi is also one of the executive sponsors for the company's first-ever Accelerator program, designed to advance innovation in the travel industry by supporting startups and small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) to fast track their growth and innovate on Expedia Group’s purpose-built technology platform.

Jeff Gitterman

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CEO, Gitterman Asset Management

Jeff Gitterman is a widely recognized leader in the climate change, ESG, and sustainable investing fields, and the creator of SMART (Sustainability Metrics Applied to Risk Tolerance)® Investing Solutions, a suite of global climate-aware allocation strategies available to financial advisory firms and individual investors.

Dana R Fisher

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Director, Center for Environment, Community, & Equity and Professor of School of International Service, American University

Dana R Fisher is the Director of the Center for Environment, Community, & Equity and Professor in the School of International Service at American University. She speaks and writes about activism, democracy and environmental policy. Her next book, Saving Ourselves: from Climate Shocks to Climate Action will be out from Columbia University Press in early 2024.

Amanda Victoria

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CEO & Founder, Siponey Spritz Co.™

Amanda Victoria is a multi-decade, award-winning leader in cocktail and spirits business, communications, corporate environmental and social impact, product development, and revenue strategy. In 2019, Amanda co-founded Siponey Spritz Co., the first in-category B Corp certified cocktail company, as a super-premium canned alternative, made with top-quality ingredients. Her work has been featured prominently in the media as an eminent wine and spirits authority, entrepreneur, and environmental and social activist.

Thomas Burkhardt

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President, Marchon Eyewear

Thomas Burkhardt is a recognized operational and thought leader in global marketing, brand management and organizational effectiveness. Throughout his career, he has been tasked with leading some of the world’s biggest beauty and accessories brands for Procter & Gamble, Coty Inc. and Marchon Eyewear. Thomas spent 13 years with Procter & Gamble in Germany, the UK and Switzerland. In 2010, Thomas joined Coty Inc. in New York City as the global brand leader for Calvin Klein Fragrances & Color Cosmetics. From 2016 to 2022, Thomas served as the Senior Vice President for Global Brand Licensing, Marketing and Product Design for Marchon Eyewear, a division of VSP Vision. Thomas is now the President of Marchon Eyewear, Inc.,. Marchon Eyewear is one of the globally leading designers, manufacturer, and distributors of premium eyewear and works with some of the world’s best-known performance, fashion, and lifestyle companies such as NIKE, Ferragamo and Lacoste.

Alexander Bilgeri

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Vice President Communications Human Resources, Production, Purchasing and Sustainability, BMW

Alexander Bilgeri is responsible for Human Resources, Production, Purchasing and Sustainability Communications at the BMW Group. He is an expert in strategic, data-driven communications and public relations with over 20 years of experience in managing and leading organizations, from media startups to international car manufacturers. At the BMW Group, Alexander has held various international positions since 2004, including responsibility for communications strategy, product, innovation, business and financial communications, as well as in the U.S. for communications in the Americas region. Alexander holds a degree in business administration and studied at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich and WHU in Vallendar. He is a trained journalist.

Tjada D'Oyen McKenna

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Chief Executive Officer, Mercy Corps

As Chief Executive Officer of Mercy Corps, Tjada leads a global team of more than 5,600 humanitarians, who provide immediate relief and help communities forge new paths to prosperity in the face of disaster, poverty, and the impacts of climate change, reaching 37 million people in more than 40 countries. Previously, Tjada served as Chief Operating Officer of CARE, where she oversaw the organization’s programming and global operations. Tjada spent more than a decade working to end world hunger in roles with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the U.S. government. During the Obama administration, Tjada served as the Deputy Coordinator of Development for Feed the Future, the U.S. government’s global hunger and food security initiative, and the Assistant to the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Food Security in Washington, D.C.

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Britton Jones

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Founder & CEO, The Nest Climate Campus, and Chairman, Board for Food Rescue US

Britton Jones founded NXT Events Media Group to be a purpose driven producer of world-class events dedicated to making the world a better place. Early in 2020, NXT Events became the producers of The Nest, an event creating a unifying destination for climate action during Climate Week NYC. Prior to founding NXT Events Media Group, Britton Jones was the driving force in building the BJI Fashion Group, the Trade Show Division of Business Journals Inc., into one of the world’s leading trade show organizers. Britton currently serves on NYC & Co's Sustainability and Events Councils and has served on the Boards and as the Chairman of the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR), the Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) and American Business Media’s (ABM) Trade Show Council. In 2015, Britton was awarded the Trade Show News Network Industry Icon Award for industry innovation and service. In 2016, Britton also received the industry’s top award, the Robert L. Krakoff Leadership Award. In his penchant for community service, Britton also joined the Board of Food Rescue US (FRUS) in 2013 and has served as Board Chairman since 2015.

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Dr. Kimberley R. Miner

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Climate Scientist, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Dr. Kimberley R. Miner is a Climate Scientist and Program Manager at the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab. Her research on climate risks has taken her to the planet’s extreme environments- from the North Pole to Antarctica and Mt. Everest. Dedicated to science communication, Kimberley’s research teams have reached international audiences with features in the BBC, NYT, GQ, and a 2020 Guinness World Record. Before coming to NASA, Kimberley worked on climate security for the Department of Defense in DC, and currently teaches her work at Berkley and Virginia Tech. She is also writing a book on how younger generations can plan for climate change--to be released in early 2024. Kimberley is a Black belt, wilderness Firefighter, and lives in a fishing harbor on the Pacific Ocean.

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Jamie Richards

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Director of ESG, Amika and Eva NYC

Jamie is Director of ESG (environment social governance) for Eva NYC and amika haircare brands. She is passionate on the integration of sustainability and business and believes it is one of many solutions in minimizing climate impacts. She uses scientific data, sustainability metrics, and consumer terminology to give results in an understandable way.

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Salah Said

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Head of Sustainability, Klarna

Salah Said is Klarna’s Head of Sustainability. He has worked in sustainability for 9+ years in companies such as SCHUFA, SAP, Zalando, and now Klarna. Before that, he worked at several nonprofit organizations, including Ashoka and Social Impact. Salah founded Worldcitizen e.V., a nonprofit organization focusing on Diversity and inclusion and youth education, and has been a member of the Board Member Innovation Committee at Fashion for Good for over two years. He is also currently part of the Advisory Board for Sustainable Consumption hosted by Doconomy. Salah believes in innovative approaches toward ethical and environmental sustainability and is convinced that the fashion, finance, and tech industries are an extremely enticing and fertile playing field for innovation. “Companies that hold themselves accountable and take a creative approach to new sustainability challenges will be the celebrated pioneers of tomorrow.”

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Namrata Sandhu

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CEO & Co-Founder, Vaayu

Namrata Sandhu is the CEO and Co-Founder of Vaayu, the world’s first automated carbon software for retailers, named one of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2022. A regular contributor to thought leadership panels, Namrata was listed in TechRound’s Top BAME 50 Under 50 Entrepreneurs 2022 and EU Startups Most Influential Women in the Startup and Venture Capital Space. She has appeared on Bloomberg and been featured in Vogue Business, Business of Fashion and Wired. Her 20 year career has spanned the Arcadia Group and leading global retailer Zalando, causing her to find a critical gap in the market for a real-time, carbon-tracking tool to speed up reduction at scale. Since launching Vaayu, Namrata has successfully raised $13 million in funding and onboarded more than 50 global brands including Klarna, Missoma, Vinted, Asket, Ace & Tate and Wunderman Thompson Commerce.

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Lorenzo Saà

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Chief Sustainability Officer, Clarity AI

As Chief Sustainability Officer, Lorenzo is responsible for Clarity AI’s strategic engagements across the globe to enhance investor value and drive sustainable outcomes. Lorenzo joined Clarity AI after over 20 years of being at the forefront of sustainable investments. He held multiple roles at the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), driving it from about 300 institutional investors to the over 5,000 it has today. As Head of the PRI Reporting and Assessment he launched the first ever in house global responsible investment reporting framework and led the PRI’s Signatory Relations team which supports existing and new signatories globally. Prior to PRI, Lorenzo held project manager and financial analyst roles at UniCredit and MicroRate, overseeing microfinance initiatives and advising on responsible investments. He also served as an independent consultant for the World Bank.

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Alpa Sutaria

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Senior Vice President, Strategy & Sustainability, WestRock

Alpa Sutaria is the Senior Vice President of Strategy and Sustainability, responsible for leading WestRock's enterprise strategy development work and company-wide strategic initiatives while strengthening WestRock's position as a leader in sustainability. ​ Prior to joining WestRock, Alpa served as the Vice President and General Manager of Sustainability, North America at the Coca-Cola Company leading efforts to advance the company's sustainability objectives. She also previously held a strategy and operations role at Deloitte. ​

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Chris Davidson

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Vice President, Sustainability, WestRock

Chris Davidson is the Vice President of Sustainability at WestRock and is responsible for ensuring WestRock is a recognized global leader in sustainability and projecting the company’s interests into national and international debates on sustainability issues.​ Chris has worked in the forest products industry for over 20 years. Prior to his current position at WestRock, he held positions of increasing responsibility with Nekoosa Packaging, Georgia-Pacific, Champion International, International Paper and MeadWestvaco.​

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Peter Anderson

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Chief Supply Chain Officer, WestRock

Peter Anderson is chief supply chain officer and oversees a Supply Chain organization comprised of the Safety, Operational Excellence, Fiber Supply, Sales and Operations Planning, Logistics and Procurement teams. Peter has more than 30 years of supply chain leadership experience. Previously, he was vice president, Global Supply Chain, for power leader Cummins, Inc., where he led transformation efforts for the company’s $17 billion supply chain. He also held positions at Ernst & Young (EY), Milk Industry Logistics, Bibby Distribution and IBM Consulting.

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Dr. Gayle Schueller

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Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, 3M

Dr. Gayle Schueller is 3M’s Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer. Gayle started in 3M’s corporate laboratory as a product development engineer and has over 30 years of technical and business leadership experience. Her career spans a broad range of businesses from electronics to healthcare to consumer industries. She has led technical and business teams from around the world including Europe, Asia, Latin America and North America. She is passionate about making a positive impact in the world through science and technology.

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Claude Letourneau

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President & CEO, Svante

Claude Letourneau is an industrial projects veteran who brings to Svante a broad range of experience leading large world-class projects. His leadership style is underscored by effort, energy, and excitement – the 3Es of visionary thinkers. At ease bringing about change, Mr. Letourneau will leverage his 30 years’ experience in advanced technology development and commercialization to help steer the company to be a global leader in building a CO2 Marketplace. Previously, Claude held senior management roles with Canam Group Inc., SNC-Lavalin Inc., and Kontron Embedded Computers AG. He also founded two technology companies, Vaperma, Inc. and Avestor Inc.

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Eryn Devola

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Head of Sustainability, Siemens Digital Industries

Eryn Devola is the Vice President of Sustainability for Siemens Digital Industries, where she leads the Sustainability horizontal market to manage the strategy for profitable sustainability for Siemens and our customers. Eryn has been part of the Siemens team since 2012, most recently as the North America Director of Sales for Siemens Large Drive Applications. Her career includes roles of increasing responsibility across quality, plant management, operations, and sales.

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Julia Thayne

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Senior Principle, Climate-Aligned Industries, RMI

Julia Thayne is Senior Principle of Climate-Aligned Industries at RMI, founded as Rocky Mountain Institute, where she leads efforts to build out Clean Industrial Hubs in Los Angeles, Houston, and the U.S. Gulf Coast. Her projects include renewable electricity, clean hydrogen, and low-carbon fuel investments to decarbonize industry and aviation, shipping and trucking. An expert in accelerating equitable climate action in cities, Julia helps companies, governments, and NGOs translate ambitious visions into programs with positive community impact. She served as an executive officer at the LA Mayor’s Office, where she oversaw 8 City of LA Departments, including airports, ports, and city planning. During COVID-19, she helped disburse $150 million in financial assistance to businesses and NGOs, including 50 miles of Slow Streets, donation of 1 million N-95 masks to 400+ NGOs, and 20,000 restaurant-cooked and taxi-delivered meals per week for homebound seniors. Previously, Julia consulted on technology, innovation, and sustainability initiatives for 35+ cities across Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America. She hosts a YouTube channel on micromobility, called Ride On!, and founded a transportation technology NGO, called Urban Movement Labs.

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Kristen Siemen

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Vice President, Sustainable Workplaces and Chief Sustainability Officer, General Motors

Appointed to Chief Sustainability Officer in February 2021, Kristen Siemen helps to lead General Motors to a future with zero emissions as the company continues to take bold actions against climate change, including GM’s commitment to become carbon neutral in its products and operations by 2040. Under Siemen’s leadership, GM has received numerous recognitions including JUST Capital’s MOST JUST Companies, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices Gold Class for corporate sustainability leadership, and Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies for demonstrating exceptional leadership and commitment to business integrity. Siemen is also passionate about promoting inclusion and gender equality. She was instrumental in creating GM’s career reentry program, “Take 2,” serves as GM’s key executive for the Society of Women Engineers and is the co-lead for the GM Women Ally Program. Since transitioning into her role as CSO, Siemen has garnered several individual recognitions for exemplary leadership, most notably including Crain’s Notable Leaders in Sustainability, Future 50 Tech, and Sustainability Mag’s Top 100 Women in Sustainability. Siemen serves on the Oakland University School of Engineering & Computer Science Advisory Board, where she received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering.

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Tisha Livingston

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Chief Executive Officer, Infinite Acres and Co-Founder, 80 Acres Farms

Tisha Livingston is the president and cofounder of 80 Acres and CEO of Infinite Acres, two indoor-farming companies dedicated to revolutionizing the way produce is grown and shipped around the globe. Using the latest automation and data technology, Livingston is working to make the world's fruits and vegetables more nutritious, climate resistant, less environmentally taxing, and better-tasting.

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Martin Whittaker

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Chief Executive Officer, JUST Capital

Martin Whittaker is a recognized leader with over twenty-five years’ experience at the intersection of global business, finance, philanthropy and social and environmental impact. He is the founding CEO of JUST Capital, the leading nonprofit in the stakeholder capitalism arena, and is responsible for the overall leadership of the organization. He is also a senior advisor to Edelman, a co-founder and Board member of the CREO family office investment syndicate, a board member of H2 Clipper, a member of the Forbes Finance Council and Forbes Contributor, a member of Harvard Business School’s Impact Weighted Accounts Initiative Advisory Council, and a Commissioner to the World Business Council on Sustainable Development’s inequality initiative. Martin was recently named to the 2020 NACD Directorship 100 – the annual list of the most influential people in the boardroom and on corporate governance – and to Business Insider’s 2020 List of 100 People Transforming Business.

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Emilio Tenuta

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Senior Vice President & Chief Sustainability Officer, Ecolab

Emilio Tenuta’s nearly 40-year tenure at Ecolab includes 25 years of technical, marketing, and business management experience in various industries including food and beverage, healthcare, automotive and more. Since 2009, Tenuta has led Ecolab’s strategic sustainability journey focused on corporate responsibility, internal environmental stewardship, and helping customers operate more sustainably. He is chair of the board of directors of the World Environment Center, a global non-profit, non-advocacy organization, and the leadership council of the Corporate Eco Forum

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Scott Tew

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Vice-President, Sustainability & Managing Director, Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability and Center for Healthy & Efficient Spaces, Trane Technologies

Scott Tew serves as vice-president of sustainability and co-founder of the Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability at Trane Technologies. Additionally, he leads the Center for Healthy & Efficient Spaces. Tew is responsible for forward-looking sustainability initiatives without compromising health or resource impacts. Tew serves as a thought leader in linking public policy, economic impacts, and a value-stream approach to sustainability. His recent efforts include introducing the company’s comprehensive 2030 targets, an SBTi validated Net Zero target, the creation of the EcoWise™ portfolio, and the launch of the largest customer-facing commitment to combat climate change with the Gigaton Challenge.

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Erik Hansen

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Head of Global Environmental Sustainability, Workday

Erik Hansen is senior director of environmental sustainability at Workday, leading the company’s global environmental sustainability efforts. He is responsible for the development and implementation of sustainability strategies across Workday’s operations, products, and workplace. His responsibilities range from renewable energy procurement, to external sustainability reporting under the GRI framework, to leading a global Green Team program. Prior to joining Workday in 2010, Erik worked at EY for seven years advising clients in IT risk management.

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Marcus Krembs

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Head of Sustainability, USA & Canada, Enel North America

Marcus Krembs is Head of Sustainability, USA & Canada, at Enel North America, where he is responsible for sustainability across each of Enel’s business lines, Enel Green Power, Enel X and Global Trading.

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Arif Quraishi

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Chief Growth Officer, Legence

Mr. Quraishi is currently Chief Growth Officer for Legence and is focused on leveraging ESG advisory, design and implementation services to assist a wide range of customers reduce their building carbon footprint and improve Indoor Air Quality. Arif has over 30 years of experience in overseeing building design, construction and renovation that focus on energy efficiency, clean energy and indoor environmental quality. He and his team have implemented over $5 Billion worth of projects over the last 5 years in the built environment. His past experience with the Institute for Environmental Assessment (CEO), Johnson Controls (North America VP of Energy Solutions) and Philips Lighting (North America VP) have given him a unique perspective on how to scale and expedite programs to significantly improve Building Efficiency.

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Erin Richmond

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EVP, RE Tech Advisors, a Legence Company

Erin Richmond has over 20 years of experience designing and managing client energy efficiency programs in commercial buildings with a focus on healthcare, senior care, and hospitality buildings for both government programs and real estate owners. As Executive Vice President of RE Tech Advisors, LLC, Erin oversees day-to-day operations, leading an interdisciplinary team of energy and sustainability program experts who help clients design and implement award-winning sustainability programs. Erin began her career supporting EPA’s ENERGY STAR program developing an expertise in public-private partnership programs as well as energy efficiency strategies. As businesses increasingly needed support with their own programs, Erin began developing and managing sustainability programs for real estate owners, such as Wyndham Hotels and Resorts and Blackstone, creating innovative solutions to successfully embed energy saving strategies at the property level, while saving clients millions of dollars in energy and water costs and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. During her career, Erin also led, in support of ENERGY STAR, survey and data collection efforts that resulted in the first ENERGY STAR scores for senior care and multifamily buildings, ensuring these building types could benefit from the ability to benchmark energy performance. Erin also serves on the board of directors for SustainableScoop, a nonprofit working to develop strong, future civic leaders by providing training, programming and production experiences in the media arts, with a lens on sustainability.

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Rachel J. Robasciotti

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Founder & CEO, Adasina Social Capital

Rachel J. Robasciotti is the CEO and Founder of Adasina Social Capital, an investment and financial activism firm that serves as a critical bridge between financial markets and social justice movements. Rachel’s passion for social justice investing is rooted in her background as a Black, queer woman and growing up in a community that struggled for safety and financial security within a rural town that was largely segregated. Rachel is a fierce advocate for social justice in the financial industry and is regularly featured in the media as a leader in the field for integrating issues of racial, gender, economic, and climate justice into investment portfolios.

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Arnie Weissmann

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Editor in Chief, Travel Weekly and Executive Vice President / Editorial Director, Northstar Travel Group

Award-winning journalist Arnie Weissmann has worked in virtually every aspect of travel media for the past 30 years. He created the industry's first destination information service (Weissmann Travel Reports), authored a best-selling textbook and served as publisher of critical hotel and destination guides for the travel industry in the U.S. and U.K. He was named editor in chief of Travel Weekly–USA in 2001, and also serves as executive vice president/editorial director for Travel Weekly’s parent company, Northstar Travel Media, the largest business-to-business travel media company in the world, serving audiences in the Americas, Asia and Europe.

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Aditi Mohapatra

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Vice President, Global Social Impact & Sustainability, Expedia Group

Aditi Mohapatra directs Expedia Group’s strategy across social and environmental sustainability and oversees efforts to maximize impact while delivering business value. In her role, she designed and launched Expedia Group’s Open World™ social impact and sustainability strategy and priority areas of focus across economic advancement, inclusive travel, and sustainability. Aditi is also one of the executive sponsors for the company's first-ever Accelerator program, designed to advance innovation in the travel industry by supporting startups and small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) to fast track their growth and innovate on Expedia Group’s purpose-built technology platform.

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Jeff Gitterman

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CEO, Gitterman Asset Management

Jeff Gitterman is a widely recognized leader in the climate change, ESG, and sustainable investing fields, and the creator of SMART (Sustainability Metrics Applied to Risk Tolerance)® Investing Solutions, a suite of global climate-aware allocation strategies available to financial advisory firms and individual investors.

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Dana R Fisher

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Director, Center for Environment, Community, & Equity and Professor of School of International Service, American University

Dana R Fisher is the Director of the Center for Environment, Community, & Equity and Professor in the School of International Service at American University. She speaks and writes about activism, democracy and environmental policy. Her next book, Saving Ourselves: from Climate Shocks to Climate Action will be out from Columbia University Press in early 2024.

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Amanda Victoria

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CEO & Founder, Siponey Spritz Co.™

Amanda Victoria is a multi-decade, award-winning leader in cocktail and spirits business, communications, corporate environmental and social impact, product development, and revenue strategy. In 2019, Amanda co-founded Siponey Spritz Co., the first in-category B Corp certified cocktail company, as a super-premium canned alternative, made with top-quality ingredients. Her work has been featured prominently in the media as an eminent wine and spirits authority, entrepreneur, and environmental and social activist.

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Thomas Burkhardt

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President, Marchon Eyewear

Thomas Burkhardt is a recognized operational and thought leader in global marketing, brand management and organizational effectiveness. Throughout his career, he has been tasked with leading some of the world’s biggest beauty and accessories brands for Procter & Gamble, Coty Inc. and Marchon Eyewear. Thomas spent 13 years with Procter & Gamble in Germany, the UK and Switzerland. In 2010, Thomas joined Coty Inc. in New York City as the global brand leader for Calvin Klein Fragrances & Color Cosmetics. From 2016 to 2022, Thomas served as the Senior Vice President for Global Brand Licensing, Marketing and Product Design for Marchon Eyewear, a division of VSP Vision. Thomas is now the President of Marchon Eyewear, Inc.,. Marchon Eyewear is one of the globally leading designers, manufacturer, and distributors of premium eyewear and works with some of the world’s best-known performance, fashion, and lifestyle companies such as NIKE, Ferragamo and Lacoste.

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Alexander Bilgeri

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Vice President Communications Human Resources, Production, Purchasing and Sustainability, BMW

Alexander Bilgeri is responsible for Human Resources, Production, Purchasing and Sustainability Communications at the BMW Group. He is an expert in strategic, data-driven communications and public relations with over 20 years of experience in managing and leading organizations, from media startups to international car manufacturers. At the BMW Group, Alexander has held various international positions since 2004, including responsibility for communications strategy, product, innovation, business and financial communications, as well as in the U.S. for communications in the Americas region. Alexander holds a degree in business administration and studied at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich and WHU in Vallendar. He is a trained journalist.

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Tjada D'Oyen McKenna

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Chief Executive Officer, Mercy Corps

As Chief Executive Officer of Mercy Corps, Tjada leads a global team of more than 5,600 humanitarians, who provide immediate relief and help communities forge new paths to prosperity in the face of disaster, poverty, and the impacts of climate change, reaching 37 million people in more than 40 countries. Previously, Tjada served as Chief Operating Officer of CARE, where she oversaw the organization’s programming and global operations. Tjada spent more than a decade working to end world hunger in roles with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the U.S. government. During the Obama administration, Tjada served as the Deputy Coordinator of Development for Feed the Future, the U.S. government’s global hunger and food security initiative, and the Assistant to the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Food Security in Washington, D.C.

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