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60+ Innovators and Experts Driving the Clean, Inclusive Future:

The Responsible Business Summit West 2019 will bring together 250+ CEOs, business leaders, investors, Government representatives and NGOs to address core industry challenges and understand the latest technologies that are shaping the future of responsible business.

Satya Tripathi
UN Environment

Satya Tripathi

Assistant Secretary-General

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Satya S. Tripathi is UN Assistant Secretary-General and Head of New York Office at UN Environment.

A development economist and lawyer with over 35 years of varied experience, Mr. Tripathi has served with the UN since 1998 in key positions in Europe, Asia and Africa in the areas of Climate Change, Human Rights, Democratic Governance and Legal Affairs.

He was Chair of the Committees on Laws, Treaties and Administrative matters for the UN-mediated Cyprus unification talks in 2004; UN Recovery Coordinator for Aceh and Nias where he facilitated international cooperation and funding of over US$ 7 billion for post-tsunami and post-conflict recovery efforts in support of the Indonesian government and affected populations; and Executive Head of UNORCID, a UN System Office of 10 UN Agencies established by the UN Secretary General in 2011 to facilitate the implementation of a US$ 1 Billion REDD+ partnership between Indonesia, Norway and other stakeholders on climate change mitigation and adaptation through the conservation of forests and preservation of peat-land and bio-diversity.

Mr. Tripathi was instrumental in establishing the Tropical Landscapes Finance Facility (TLFF) in Indonesia in 2016 and the Sustainable India Finance Facility (SIFF) in 2017 to leverage ‘private finance for public good’ at mega-scale to achieve transformative social and environmental impact in developing countries. He continues to serve on the boards of these institutions.

Mr. Tripathi is a Senior Distinguished Fellow on Natural Resources Governance at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and serves on the Advisory Council of the Natural Capital Declaration (NCD). He previously served on the World Economic Forum’s Global Advisory Council on Forests; and in India as a member of its national civil service.

Abby Maxman
Oxfam America

Abby Maxman

President & CEO

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Abby Maxman joined Oxfam America as president and CEO in 2017. With more than 30 years of experience in international humanitarian relief and development, she brings a strategic focus on addressing the policies and systems that perpetuate global poverty. Maxman has particular experience in gender and power in social change; humanitarian preparedness and response; and organizational development, behavior and culture. Throughout her career she has also focused on prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse within the aid sector, and currently plays an important role within the Oxfam Confederation and among US-based NGOs to improve safeguarding practices.

Prior to joining Oxfam, Maxman served as Deputy Secretary General of CARE International in Geneva, providing leadership across the CARE confederation. She previously served as Vice President of International Programs and Operations for CAREUSA, and in other country and regional leadership roles in Africa, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East.

Before CARE, Maxman had assignments with the U.S. Peace Corps, German Agency for Technical Cooperation, UN World Food Programme, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. She has a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science from Colorado College and a Masters of International Administration from The School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont.

Lucas Joppa
Microsoft

Lucas Joppa

Chief Environment Officer

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Dr. Lucas Joppa leads sustainability at Microsoft, as the company’s first Chief Environmental Officer. In this role, he works to advance Microsoft’s core commitment to sustainability through ongoing technology innovation, program development, policy advancement, and global operational excellence. With a combined background in both environmental science and data science, Lucas is committed to using the power of advanced technology to help transform how society monitors, models, and ultimately manages Earth’s natural resources. He founded Microsoft’s AI for Earth program in 2017—a five-year, $50 million cross-company effort dedicated to delivering technology-enabled solutions to global environmental challenges.

With a PhD in Ecology from Duke University and extensive publication in leading academic journals, such as Science and Nature, Dr. Joppa is a uniquely accredited voice for sustainability in the tech industry. In addition to formerly serving on the Federal Advisory Committee for the Sustained U.S. National Climate Assessment, Lucas is an Associate Editor for the Ecological Society of America’s EcoSphere journal and serves on the boards of leading scientific organizations, such as NatureServe and the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC).

Prior to his current role, Lucas was Microsoft’s Chief Environmental Scientist and led research programs at the intersection of environmental and computer sciences in Microsoft Research, the company’s blue-sky research division. He remains an active scientist and one of Microsoft’s foremost AI thought leaders, speaking frequently on issues related to Artificial Intelligence, environmental science, and sustainability. Along with his PhD, Lucas holds a BS in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Wisconsin and is a former Peace Corps volunteer to Malawi.

Mitch Jackson
Fedex

Mitch Jackson

Vice President of Environmental Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer

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As Vice President, Environmental Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer for FedEx Corporation, Mitch Jackson leads the strategic direction and provides vision for all aspects of the company’s sustainability initiatives and environmental innovations and technologies. 

Jackson helped envision and pioneer the implementation of hybrid and electric vehicles in the FedEx fleet, and ultimately in commercial vehicles. He was also instrumental in successfully securing first-ever national fuel economy standards and greenhouse gas requirements for commercial vehicles, He championed the first FedEx solar energy system in 2005, with it being California’s then largest corporate rooftop array. He was also the key driver for the establishment of the first FedEx sustainability goals and has responsibility for current and future goals.

In 2012 the British newspaper The Guardian named him as one of the top 15 sustainable business executives on Twitter. He was named one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders by Trust Across America for four consecutive years. In 2014 Green Fleet Magazine named Jackson a Sustainability All Star for his contributions to environmental sustainability. And, in 2009 Ethisphere Institute named Jackson as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics.

Jackson currently sits on the Keystone Policy Center’s Board of Trustees and Energy Board, and both the Shelby Farms Park Conservancy’s and the American Trucking Associations’ board of directors. He has also served as environmental juror for the Heinz Awards.

Christopher Wellise
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Christopher Wellise

Chief Sustainability Officer

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Christopher directs a global team at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) that is focused on solving social and environmental challenges in collaboration with non-profit organizations, governments, customers and partners. In this role, Christopher guides the development and management of strategic programs and collaborates with senior leaders across the organization to ensure the full integration of corporate responsibility into the company’s business strategy.

Prior to HPE and HP Co., Christopher worked at Green Environment Inc. as a Vice President where he led environmental due diligence efforts for leading Bay Area corporate and private equity clients involved in M&A activity. 

Christopher is passionate about drawing upon his experience in business and science/ engineering to analyze how organizations innovate, develop and market products; consume energy and natural resources; and produce waste streams, to find ways to bring businesses closer to economic, social and environmental sustainability. 

Annukka Dickens
HP

Annukka Dickens

Director Human Rights and Supply Chain

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Annukka Dickens is director of the HP Americas Environmental Leadership Team. In this role, she is responsible for the strategic development of HP’s environmental programs in the Americas, including compliance, market access, and sales and marketing support. She oversees the tracking, assessment and influence of environmental regulations while assisting with management planning and environmental strategy development.

Previously, Dickens was head of environmental management for HP Asia-Pacific and Japan. She helped to develop regional environmental programs, coordinate a number of take-back program developments and served as a member of HP’s Global Social and Environmental Responsibility Council.

Since joining HP, Dickens has held a variety of environmental strategy management positions in the Americas region; the Europe, Middle East and Africa region (EMEA); and the Asia Pacific and Japan Region (APJ).

Dickens holds a Master of Science in Environmental Strategy from the University of Surrey in Guildford, England.

Betty Cremmins
CDP

Betty Cremmins

Director, CDP West

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Betty Cremmins has been helping CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) transition the world to a low-carbon economy since 2010. CDP is an international non-profit organization that runs the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts. With a background in greenhouse gas footprinting, green building and environmental policy, Betty relocated from New York City to San Francisco in 2016 to establish CDP’s first West Coast office. She also serves as Senior Account Manager on CDP’s Supply Chain program, working with leading organizations including Dell, Microsoft, Walmart, and the U.S. government to support the integration of climate change disclosure and action into standard purchasing practice. Betty has worked on climate change mitigation projects around the world, from the US Gulf Coast to sub-Saharan Africa to Antarctica. She holds a BA from NYU and a MPA in Environmental Science & Policy from Columbia University. Betty is a Young Professional Board Member of Habitat for Humanity-NYC, Advisory Board Member of the world’s first Climate Museum, Security Fellow with the Truman National Security Project and LEED Accredited Professional. 

Hugh Welsh
DSM North America

Hugh Welsh

President & General Counsel

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Tim Ring
MetLife

Tim Ring

Chief Sustainability Officer

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Emily Wimberger
California Air Resources Board

Emily Wimberger

Chief Economist

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Dr. Emily Wimberger is the chief economist at the California Air Resources Board where she leads the economic analysis of California’s climate change and criteria pollution regulations and policies. Previously, Emily served as a researcher at the University of California Center for Energy and Environmental Economics at UC Santa Barbara and as Economics Fellow at the California Air Resources Board where her research focused on carbon market design and vehicle emission reduction programs. Emily received her Ph.D. in Agriculture and Resource Economics from the University of California Davis and her bachelor’s degree in Energy, Environmental, and Mineral Economics from Penn State.

Cynthia Curtis
JLL

Cynthia Curtis

Senior Vice President of Sustainability

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Cynthia Curtis is SVP of sustainability stakeholder engagement for JLL, a Fortune 500 real estate company, responsible for elevating JLL’s sustainability program, Building a Better Tomorrow, embedding it broadly throughout the business and driving meaningful impact with and through JLL’s clients. She serves as JLL’s representative on the World Green Building Association’s Corporate Advisory Board. A recent ‘burb transplant – moving from Wellesley to the South End, Cynthia is thrilled to now be able to walk to work!
Prior to joining JLL, Curtis has worked in the public, private and non-profit sectors, including Ceres and CA Technologies, where she served as vice president and chief sustainability officer.

While in Wellesley, Cynthia built one of the region’s first gold LEED-certified residences. As chair of the Wellesley Village Church Energy Committee she helped to achieve a solar panel installation.

Cynthia is a graduate of Boston College, an avid Sox fan, and enjoys most anything outdoors.

Virginia Covo
Ab Inbev

Virginia Covo

Director Climate Change

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Lenny Mendonca
State of California

Lenny Mendonca

Chief Economic and Business Advisor

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Lenny Mendonca is the chief economic and business advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom. He is also a senior partner emeritus of McKinsey & Company, a lecturer on inequality at the Stanford Business School, and chair and primary owner of the Coastside News Group. He founded McKinsey’s US state and local public sector consulting practice and led the firm’s knowledge development efforts, overseeing the McKinsey Global Institute and the firm’s communications—including the McKinsey Quarterly. He served for a decade on the McKinsey Shareholder Council (its board of directors). Over the course of his career, he helped dozens of government, corporate, and nonprofit clients meet their most difficult management challenges. He was formerly the chair of New America and Children Now, co-chair of California Forward, and chair of Fusecorps. He is chair emeritus of the Bay Area Council and their Economic Institute. He also previously served as the vice chair of Common Cause, the vice chair of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Advisory Council, and a trustee at the Committee for Economic Development. He served on the boards of Fidelity Charitable, Western Governors University, UC Merced, the Educational Results Partnership, the College Futures Foundation, California Competes, the Opportunity Institute, Commonwealth Club, the National Association of Nonpartisan Reformers, and theguardian.org. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the board of trustees for Junior Statesmen of America, and the advisory boards of Y Analytics, QB3, the Haas Center at Stanford University, Third Sector Capital, and the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. He received his MBA and certificate in public management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He holds an AB from Harvard College, where he majored in economics.

Ron Jarvis
Home Depot

Ron Jarvis

VP Merchandising/Sustainability

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Ruth Harper
ManpowerGroup

Ruth Harper

Global Vice President of Communications

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Ruth Harper leads all aspects of communications strategies and channels, research, thought leadership and content creation across ManpowerGroup’s 80 countries and family of brands - Manpower, Experis, ManpowerGroup Solutions and Right Management. She co-authored recent reports including Skills Revolution, Millennial Careers: 2020 Vision, Seven Steps to Conscious Inclusion: A Practical Guide to Accelerating More .Women Into Leadership and ManpowerGroup’s Sustainability Plan and Report 2015/16. Ruth also leads ManpowerGroup’s partnership with the World Economic Forum, serving on the Education and Skills Steering Committee for the Future of Education, Gender and Work Initiative. Previously, Ruth worked for ManpowerGroup in Europe, leading Public Affairs, Government Relations, Marketing, CSR and PR and representing the industry to advise government and business on the European labor market. Ruth has a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the University of Hull, UK.

John Scott
Subway

John Scott

VP - Global Quality, Food Safety & Sustainability

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With 20 years of experience in sustainability and consumer-focused supply chains, John C. Scott serves as the Vice President of Global Quality & Sustainability for Subway®, the world’s largest restaurant chain.

In his role, John oversees the global agenda for an integrated Quality, Food Safety and Sustainability programs in collaboration with Marketing, Operations, Communications, Public Relations, Innovation and Procurement.

Prior to Subway® in 2017, John held global leadership roles at PepsiCo, The Chefs’ Warehouse and Nabisco. John has also served on the board of Sedex, a world-wide technology platform for sharing responsible sourcing data, and co-chaired the AIM-PROGRESS CPG initiative on responsible sourcing.

Rebecca Lucore
Covestro LLC

Rebecca Lucore

Head of Sustainability and CSR

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Rebecca L. Lucore is Head of CSR and Sustainability for Covestro LLC’s America’s region, responsible for innovating new approaches to social programs, philanthropy and donations, community relations and partnerships and sustainability initiatives in North and South America.

Lucore oversees i3 (ignite, imagine, innovate), Covestro’s companywide CSR program that aims to spark curiosity, to envision what could be and to help create it. Its three focus areas, i3 Engage, i3 STEM and i3 Give, leverage the company’s current and future workforce, the communities in which it operates, and its partners and collaborators to create sustainable and lasting impacts.

A leading voice in Corporate America on purpose-driven, next generation skills-based volunteerism, Lucore has 20 years’ experience in corporate citizenship, philanthropy, environment/ sustainability and STEM education and diversity.

John Hocevar
Greenpeace

John Hocevar

Oceans Campaign Director

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An accomplished campaigner, explorer, and marine biologist, John has helped win several major victories for marine conservation since becoming the director of Greenpeace's oceans campaign in 2004.

John has been featured on many national TV and radio networks, including CNN, BBC, ABC, NBC, Fox, and NPR, and has been quoted in the New York Times, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, Science, New Scientist, Salon, Washington Post, The Times of London, and many others. John is also a regular presenter at refereed scientific meetings, such as the International Deep Sea Coral Symposium, Marine Conservation Congress, Alaska Marine Science Symposium, and the annual meetings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

John directed a campaign that secured the first cap on factory fishing for menhaden in the Chesapeake Bay (menhanden is the second largest fishery in the United States). In 2007, John led an expedition to the Bering Sea that employed submarines to conduct the first manned exploration of the world's largest underwater canyon. He and his team discovered a new species of sponge, and documented many corals and sponges that were not previously known to live in the Bering Sea.

In 2010 John helped lead Greenpeace's response to the BP Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. John put together the scientific program for a three month-long research expedition to assess the true scope and impacts of the disaster, involving scientists from over a dozen independent institutions.

On the international level, John helped persuade the United Nations to protect deep sea corals and other vulnerable marine life from bottom trawling and other destructive fishing practices. As a member of the US delegation to CCAMLR, the body responsible for stewardship of the waters around Antarctica, he helped establish the largest marine reserve in the World, in the Ross Sea.

John has also played a leading role in Greenpeace's global anti-whaling campaign, successfully persuading the Japanese to drop plans to hunt humpback whales and to end all private investment in Japan's whaling industry. In early 2017, John worked with a team of Brazilian scientists to explore the Amazon Reef for the first time. Their discoveries helped stave off plans to drill for oil and gas in the region.

John has helped drive Greenpeace work to reform the world's tuna fisheries, championing an effort to get businesses to take responsibility for ensuring that their seafood is ethical as well as environmentally sustainable.

Prior to joining Greenpeace, John was involved in several environmental projects including the Sea Turtle Nesting Project in Florida, Coral Cay Conservation in Belize, and as an environmental educator for Marine Science Under Sails in Florida. He is a graduate of the Green Corps organizing fellowship, a program dedicated to training the next generation of environmental leaders and previously worked at Corporate Accountability International. He is a co-founder and former executive director of Students for a Free Tibet.

Samantha Sue Ping
MSCI

Samantha Sue Ping

Vice President, Head of ESG Issuer Communications

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Maureen Kline
Pirelli Tire North America

Maureen Kline

Vice President, Public Affairs and Sustainability

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Maureen Kline is Vice President, Public Affairs and Sustainability for Pirelli Tire North America, responsible for the US, Canada and Mexico. She is based in New York.

She sits on the boards of the US Tire Manufacturers Association and the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada.

She co-chairs a thought leadership council on communications for the Corporate Responsibility Association and writes a column on sustainability for www.Inc.com. She is a frequent speaker on various topics relating to sustainability.

Previously she was based in Pirelli’s headquarters in Milan, Italy, where she coordinated government affairs for the company’s foreign subsidiaries, and before that was responsible for Pirelli’s international media relations.

Prior to her public affairs and communications career, Maureen worked as a journalist over a 15-year period. She was Milan correspondent for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Breaking Views, and Business Week, among others. She edited a blog on the topic of meritocracy, hosted by Italian daily newspaper Corriere della Sera. She wrote and co-hosted a TV talk show in Italy on business and finance, broadcast on the local channel Telelombardia.

Maureen Kline holds a Bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics. She lived in Italy for over 20 years, working in the communications, public affairs and legal fields, and holds dual US-Italian citizenship.

Doug Walters
City of Los Angeles

Doug Walters

Chief Sustainability Officer and Chief Resilience Officer, LA Sanitation & Environment

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Yalmaz Siddiqui
MGM Resorts International

Yalmaz Siddiqui

Vice President, Corporate Sustainability

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Yalmaz Siddiqui is Vice President of Corporate Sustainability at MGM Resorts International. He joined MGM in 2016 and is responsible for the company’s overall Environmental Management Program including policy, goals, reporting and alignment with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (U.N. SDGs). He also leads a range of specific initiatives for the company including sustainable events for major convention clients, food waste reduction, environmentally preferable purchasing, and circular materials management.


Prior to joining MGM, Yalmaz was Senior Director, Sustainability at Office Depot, where he set global strategy and led a number of industry-leading social and environmental sustainability programs. In his ten years with Office Depot he helped the company reduce total carbon emissions by 40%, grow sales of environmentally preferable products from $1.2B to $3.2B, and reach a ranking of #1 greenest large retailer in America in Newsweek Magazine’s green rankings, for three consecutive years.

Before Office Depot, Yalmaz worked for ten years as a management consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM Business Consulting Services where he focused on business-to-business customer strategy, customer relationship management, market assessment, and operational performance improvement.

A global expert in sustainable purchasing, Yalmaz was the Founding Chair of the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council, a non-profit organization focused on supporting and recognizing purchasing leadership that accelerates the transition to a prosperous and sustainable future. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Impact Nevada, Southern Nevada's leading sustainability non-profit focused on creating innovative public-private partnerships to advance sustainability in the region.

Yalmaz has a Master’s Degree in Environment & Development from the University of Cambridge in England, where he completed a thesis on Industrial Ecology, Biomimicry and Life Cycle Analysis. He also has a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University in Canada with majors in Marketing and International Business.

Michelle Cirocco
Televerde

Michelle Cirocco

Chief Social Responsibility Officer

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Michelle Cirocco is Televerde’s Chief Social Responsibility Officer. Michelle joined Televerde in 1999 and has held several leadership positions including Chief Marketing Officer. Michelle is a strong customer champion with a tireless commitment to demand generation excellence and best practices.

Michelle earned her MBA from Arizona State University where she also serves as an Advisory Board Member for the Center for Services Leadership. She holds multiple certifications from SiriusDecisions. Michelle is an avid TED fan and organized and hosted TEDxPerryvilleCorrectional, the first TEDx to be held in an Arizona prison, which looked behind the curtain of incarceration to show the potential that exists in giving second chances.

In her role as Televerde’s Chief Social Responsibility Officer, Michelle is excited to further expand Televerde’s social footprint to create even more opportunities that transform lives.

Michelle dedicates a significant amount of her free time giving back to her local community by volunteering for the Phoenix Rescue Mission, Athena International and the Arouet Foundation. Michelle is a member of the National Association of Female Executives and MBA Women International.

Scott Anders
University of San Diego School of Law

Scott Anders

Director Energy Policy Initiatives Center

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Scott Anders has 20 years of experience in energy and climate policy. Anders is the director of the Energy Policy Initiatives Center (EPIC) at USD School of Law, where he works on regulatory and policy issues related to advancing a low-carbon economy. He has authored and co-authored numerous reports and papers, and is a frequent speaker, on topics including energy efficiency, distributed generation, renewable energy, and policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Prior to joining EPIC, Mr. Anders was a senior manager at the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE), where he directed regulatory activities and a portfolio of energy programs funded under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. He also worked as a policy researcher for a Washington D.C. policy think tank and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mali (West Africa). He holds a BA in international politics from Muhlenberg College and an MA in public policy from the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy.

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Derek Bingham
Goldman Sachs

Derek Bingham

VP Global Investment Research

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Alexander Spilger
Cushman & Wakefield

Alexander Spilger

Senior Vice President of Sustainability

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Alex Spilger is Senior Vice President at Cushman & Wakefield and Founder of GreenStep Education. He has consulted on over 100 diverse green building projects with high profile clients such as Google, Salesforce, Skype, Comcast, GoPro and the Wharton School of Business among others. His project achievements include the first LEED Platinum Major Renovation project on the west coast, the first LEED CI Platinum project in California and one of the first projects to attempt the prestigious Living Building Challenge.

Alex has taught over 300 green building workshops across the globe through organizations such as the US Green Building Council (USGBC), American Institute of Architects (AIA), Sustainable Building Advisors Program and the Stanford Graduate School of Business to name a few. He has also developed curriculum for UC Berkeley where he teaches a 6-week Green Building Project Management course.

Alex is a LEED Accredited Professional, USGBC Faculty and WELL Faculty. He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from UCLA.

Riva Krut
Linde

Riva Krut

Global Head of Sustainable Development

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Dennis Wilson
Saint Gobain

Dennis Wilson

Director of Sustainability & EHS

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Dennis is the Director of CSR, Product Stewardship & Sustainability for Saint-Gobain in North America, the parent company of CertainTeed. Dennis joined CertainTeed/Saint-Gobain in 2007 and has since worked in a variety of operational EHS, product stewardship and sustainability roles. Dennis’ team leads Saint-Gobain North America’s process & product sustainability efforts including waste, water, energy, & greenhouse gas reduction as well as product life cycle assessments. Dennis holds a BS in Applied Environmental Health & Safety Sciences (Safety Sciences) from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, an MS in Environmental Protection & Safety Management from St. Joseph’s University, an MBA from LaSalle University, and a certificate in Sustainable Engineering from Villanova University. Prior to his time at CertainTeed/Saint-Gobain, Dennis held a variety of operations, quality, and regulatory positions in the pharmaceutical, and paper and plastics industries. Dennis was recently appointed to the USGBC LEED Materials and Resources Technical Advisory Group (MR TAG) for 2018.

Heather Grantham
Nomura

Heather Grantham

Head of Client Relations and Marketing Resources

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Heather Grantham is the Head of Client Relations and Marketing Resources at Nomura Corporate Research and Asset Management Inc. (NCRAM), where she manages institutional client relationships and works closely with portfolio management, credit research, sales and business development teams to create and market high-yield fixed-income investment products for investors globally. She also serves on NCRAM’s ESG Committee and has a leadership role in defining and framing NCRAM’s responsible investing practices, ESG integration and ESG-focused products to clients, prospects, internal stakeholders and global Nomura affiliates. Ms. Grantham joined NCRAM’s Product Development team in 2012, prior to which she was a Senior Strategist at Cohl & Co., a strategic communications and institutional development consulting firm. Previously, at ZelnickMedia/ZM Capital, she managed a comprehensive branding and communications program, investor relations and business development support for several portfolio companies and two funds. She earned a B.A. in Government, with additional studies in Sociology and Fine Arts, from Cornell University.

Leonardo Moreno
The AES Corporation

Leonardo Moreno

Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy

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Leo is AES’ head of Corporate Strategy and Chief Commercial Officer, reporting to the Chief Executive Officer. A leader with substantial international experience, he has led strategy, finance, commercial, risk, and M&A teams in the US, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia.

In his current role, Leo leads the design and execution of AES’ global strategy, oversees the company’s growth investments, leads global commercial teams in charge of marketing all technologies and solutions, and heads a unit to incubate new businesses with the potential to become transformative, high growth platforms. He sits on the Board of Directors of Dayton Power & Light in the US, AES Gener in Chile, AES Distributed Energy in Colorado, and AES Tiete in Brazil.

Leo previously served as AES’ Chief Risk Officer, and before that he was Chief Financial Officer for the Europe business unit, managing businesses in Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East. In his 14 years with AES, he has held leadership positions at the corporate and local levels, and has managed mergers, acquisitions, divestments, and restructurings throughout AES’ global portfolio.  In Brazil, he ran teams in charge of strategy, financial planning, and risk. Leo worked for Ernst & Young prior to joining AES.

He has a degree in Business from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil, and has completed executive business and leadership programs in the London Business School, Georgetown University, and University of Virginia.


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