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Enevo, Inc.

A diverse background gained over 10 years of experience in several aspects of solid waste management give Geoff a balanced perspective on the challenges facing the industry today. As VP of Client Services at Enevo, Geoff leads a team responsible for delivering comprehensive waste management services to waste generators, developing strategic partnerships, and executing continuous improvement programs focused on waste generation behavior.  Enevo aims to transform the financial, environmental, and social impact of waste while helping their clients to make smarter decisions waste management decisions. Enevo’s waste container sensors provide data and insight that allow the Enevo team to solve their client’s problems before they know they have them.  This includes proactively working with haulers to improve quality of service, reducing the total cost of service, and accelerating sustainable initiatives.

Geoff has a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Colorado – Boulder, an MBA with a specialization in Sustainable Management from the University of Colorado – Denver, and is a 2017 recipient of the Waste360 40 under 40 award.

Christina L. Alfandary is Managing Director, ESG and Sustainable Investments at GAMCO Asset Management. Since 1987 GAMCO has worked with Socially Responsible Institutions to meet their values based investing objectives through individual mandates as well as a mutual fund. At GAMCO, Ms. Alfandary oversees the company’s expansion of its ESG integration efforts and ESG investing capabilities across the organization. She is a member of the firm’s Proxy Committee. Ms. Alfandary has over twenty- five years of experience in the investment business. Prior to re-joining GAMCO, she served as Senior Managing Director, Co-Head of Nikko Asset Management Americas, Inc. until 2015 where she was instrumental in initial US asset raising efforts for an ESG green bond product developed in collaboration with the World Bank. Ms. Alfandary has spoken at conferences on impact investing to family offices and foundations looking to develop ESG and impact investing portfolios. Prior to Nikko AM, she was a Vice President at GAMCO Investors from 2000 to 2005 where she worked with institutional and high net worth clients. Her investment experience includes working at Morgan Stanley from 1990 to 2000, as both a banker and in institutional fixed income sales and trading.

A native of California, Ms. Alfandary received an M.B.A. in Finance from Columbia Business School after earning her B.A. from Lewis & Clark College.

Family Office Association

Ryan Ansin is an entrepreneur, angel investor, philanthropist, and anxious learner who thrives off of seeking out new frontiers. Ansin utilizes his time, capital, and collaborative networks to drive profits and change conjointly, focusing on various start-ups in both the non-profit and for-profit worlds.

Ansin buckets his professional time between Clarity Project (Founder and CEO), Family Office Association (President), advising his early stage investments in fashion and technology, and more recently has taken an interest in the intersection of real estate development and indoor farming.

Clarity Project is a great metaphor for Ansin’s approach to business and life. He chose to get married but did not trust the diamond companies so started his own first in mining and exploration, and now in Lab-Grown Diamonds.

Beginning at a young age, Ansin has sat on various boards of directors for organizations focused on children, poverty reduction, and the use of media to improve transparency around the world. This was largely through a multi-national organization Ansin founded and ran for four years, Every Person Has a Story (EPHAS), which taught journalism and photography in thirty-two locations around the world. Ansin has been a recent participant and contributor to such conferences as Nexus Global Youth Summit, Global Economic Symposium, Giving Women International, G8YS, WEF, and many more.

Eratosthenes

Charlie Atkins is co-founder of Eratosthenes, a financial research and consulting firm specializing in the quantification and management of environmental liability and risk. Charlie is an economist by training with a specialization in International Monetary Economics, Finance and Operations Research. He was a Morehead Scholar at UNC Chapel Hill where he was a Summa Cum Laude graduate and a member of Phi Beta Kappa, a Marshall Scholar at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (invited)

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SGA Analytics

Srobon heads up the ESG research support practice at SG Analytics. He is responsible for engaging with asset managers, data providers, NGO’s and corporates across a range of ESG support services including exclusion & risk analysis, stakeholder engagement, thematic research, qualitative research and proxy services. He is also a member of the company’s ESG services innovation team.

 Srobon has been an active member of the responsible investment industry over the past several years. His interest areas are exploring responsible and impact investing risks & opportunities in the emerging and frontier markets.

 He is also an ardent admirer of western classical music and loves playing country blues on his guitar.

Foley Hoag

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Carol Baroudi, Global Sustainability and Compliance for Arrow Electronics, works to define and drive sustainability initiatives. Her primary focus is sustainable electronics and its potential contribution toward overall sustainability goals, brand protection and enhancement. She works to support customers’ sustainability initiatives, including education, evangelizing and reporting.  She is the lead-author of Green IT For Dummies, which gives organizations basic principles and guidance in moving toward sustainable IT. She co-leads the Boston Area Sustainability Group, producing monthly programs aimed at furthering sustainability education, building collaborative networks, and driving sustainability forward.

Prior to joining Arrow, Carol worked as an industry analyst as Research Director of Sustainability and Green IT at Aberdeen Group, CEO of Baroudi Bloor International, and Vice President at Hurwitz Group. A best-selling author, Carol’s books have more than 7 million copies in print in more than 30 languages. Ms. Baroudi holds a B.A. from Colgate University and a post baccalaureate certificate in Sustainable Development from the University of Massachusetts.

OXFAM (invited)

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City of Boston

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Sunwealth

Omar is an executive with extensive experience structuring, developing and managing renewable energy projects. Previously, Omar was Managing Director of Project Finance at Innova Energy Partners, a platform focused on investments in the renewable energy and energy efficiency spaces. Prior to Innova, Omar was Vice President of Structured Finance at Greenskies Renewable Energy LLC, a leading Commercial and Industrial solar developer in the United States, where he led all financing efforts along with assisting the construction, business development, corporate operations and legal divisions of the company.

Prior to Greenskies, Omar was a Vice President with Reznick Capital Markets Securities focusing on asset sales along with the raising, structuring and negotiating of tax equity investments. Prior to Reznick, Omar was an associate in Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Leveraged Finance Group, where he structured and executed high yield, leveraged loan and asset-based loan transactions for leveraged buyouts, strategic acquisitions and corporate refinancings. Before entering finance, Omar was an attorney with Reed Smith LLP where he focused primarily on investment management advisory to one of the nation’s largest mutual fund companies. Omar received his MBA in Finance from the Wharton School. He received a JD from Columbia Law School and his BA from Cornell University.

Accion

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Acrux Partners

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Reliance Methods

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State Street

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Boston Community Capital (invited)

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Cabot Strategies

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City of Orlando

Chris Castro is an eco-entrepreneur, community organizer and sustainability professional with a passion for accelerating the transition to a clean energy economy. Over the last 10 years, Chris has consulted for governments, academia, business chambers, companies, nonprofits and communities to implement sustainability projects that include a wide variety of topics, specifically smart cities, solar energy development, building efficiency, electric vehicles, local food systems, water quality, ecological restorations and more. He’s currently the Director of Sustainability for Mayor Buddy Dyer and the City of Orlando. In his role at the City, Chris works to develop cross-sector policies, programs, and initiatives that support the sustainability, energy, and climate-related goals of the “Green Works Orlando” municipal and community action plans.

In 2012, Chris co-founded a clean energy consulting and development firm called Citizen Energy, specializing in custom energy efficiency solutions for small and mid-sized commercial and multifamily buildings in Florida and the Greater Washington DC-area. He also sits on several nonprofit boards, including the US Green Building Council of Florida (USGBC-FL), Florida Green Chamber of Commerce (FGCC), Florida Renewable Energy Association (FREA), and the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community. He has also recently joined the Advisory Board for the UCF clean energy research institute, the Florida Solar Energy Center (UCF), and the Valencia College’s Engineering and Computer Science department. In his spare time, you can find Chris organizing environmental action projects in the Central Florida community through his nonprofit IDEAS For Us, leading an urban farming program called Fleet Farming in Orlando neighborhoods, and surfing with friends on the East coast of Florida. Chris holds a B.S. Environmental Studies and Policy with a minor in Energy & Sustainability from the University of Central Florida and has several technical certifications including LEED accreditation.

Bloomberg (invited)

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Stonyfield

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Manomet

Peter is responsible for developing and managing Manomet’s Grocery Stewardship Certification Program, the leading sustainability platform for the grocery sector. He has performed sustainability audits at 800+ businesses, including more than 500 grocers nationwide. He has developed an extensive database of key sustainability practices and is ISO 14001 Lead Auditor certified, Commercial Energy Auditor trained, Building Operator Certified, and
Hazardous Waste Operations certified. Peter teaches at Antioch University, Tufts, and the University of Maine.

Sierra Club (invited)

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Kuli Kuli

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University of Rhode Island

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Sunwealth

Ryan is the Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel of Sunwealth, a technology-enabled solar investment firm committed to simplifying the process of impact investment.   In addition to his role at Sunwealth, Ryan is currently the chairman of the board of directors of the Social Innovation Forum, Boston’s leading community for social impact engagement and investment.

Prior to joining Sunwealth, Ryan served as Head of Strategy and General Counsel at WrightGrid LLC, a Boston-based firm that provides point-of-use power management solutions for emerging markets. Ryan also served as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Blu Homes, Inc., the nation’s leading premium prefab home builder. Ryan started his career practicing commercial real estate and construction law at a boutique firm in Charlotte, North Carolina. Ryan holds graduate degrees in law from Wake Forest University School of Law and in design from Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and a bachelor of arts from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Dorr Asset Management

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Ayla Partners

Kelsey is the Managing Director of Ayla Partners, a consulting practice dedicated to reducing cost in the renewable energy industry, and helping companies across industry sectors achieve Lean and Green transformations to boost their bottom line while also making major strides in environmental and social dimensions. Kelsey believes in pro bono consulting, and as a veteran herself, has helped veteran agencies dedicated to ending homelessness among Oregon’s veteran community.  A licensed civil engineer and former engineer and construction manager at Bechtel, former McKinsey consultant, and former Director of Operations at SunEdison, Kelsey understands the value of cross-functional teams to solve challenging problems, and she integrates this experience into Ayla Partner’s client work.

Global Communities

Brian English is an urban planner who works at the intersection of sustainability, technology, and economics. He is the Director of the Global Cities Initiative at Global Communities, an international development organization, and is also a Fellow at University of Pennsylvania’s Institute for Urban Research. Brian was a Fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center in Italy and selected as an Aspen Scholar by the Aspen Institute. Previously, he was the country director for Global Communities in India and directed a USD 6 million program called SCALE-UP funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to reduce urban poverty. After Hurricane Ivan in 2004, Brian managed community revitalization programs in the Eastern Caribbean for the United States Agency for International Development. Brian has consulted on a broad range of development projects including special economic zones, innovations clusters, and city master plans. Brian’s work has been featured in New York Times, Scientific American, Business Week and Harvard Business Review.

Epler Health

Dr. Gary Epler is an internationally-known Harvard Medical School professor and thought leader on health, peak performance, and positive leadership. He is an award-wining author and has impacted the lives of people throughout the world through his speaking engagements, books, and teaching. He has been called upon by individuals from around the globe who have a rare lung disease that he discovered. He has been a successful entrepreneur and CEO of two companies. He is a sought-after speaker addressing audiences about health, fitness, happiness, and productivity at the workplace.

Dr. Epler has been recognized yearly since 1994 in “The Best Doctors in America,” Dr. Epler believes personalized health empowers people. He has written four health books in the critically-acclaimed “You’re the Boss” series about people taking charge of their health including Manage Your Disease, BOOP, Asthma, and Food: You’re the Boss. Dr. Epler’s new book, Fuel for Life: Level-10 Energy is about living a high-energy life filled with enjoyment and creativity. His current book is going to be American Lifestyle: Health, Fitness, Optimism, Hard Work, and Entrepreneurship.

Dr. Epler discovered the treatable lung disorder bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP). He found a new parasite in South America, chronicled the nutritional needs of North Afri­can children, and managed the tuberculosis refugee program in Southeast Asia. Dr. Epler was Chief of Medicine at the New England Baptist Hospital for 15 years. In addition to conducting clinical and research work, Dr. Epler strives to educate. He became editor-in-chief of an internet-based educational program in critical care and pulmonary medicine offered by the American College of Chest Physicians. Business Week acclaimed him for his development of e-health educational programs that enable patients to manage their health and diseases. Dr. Epler was recognized as one of Boston Magazine’s “Top Doctors in Town.”

Dr. Epler ran several marathons including Boston, New York, and proposed to his wife, Joan at the start of the Paris Marathon; and for their first anniversary, they ran the original Greek marathon together. He delivered the 20th baby from a mother who named the baby after him. He’s been one of the Boston Celtics team doctors. He has taught medicine throughout the world and was fortunate enough to save a dying infant in South America from an overwhelming parasitic infection by using the sap from a fig tree. He saved a baby who choked on a donut during a little league baseball game that he was coaching. He is a radio and television personality. He is a Hollywood screenwriter and has written a medical thriller movie, medical drama TV show, and a lifestyle reality TV show. He is active in the community. He coached soccer, basketball, hockey, baseball, and club baseball at Boston College. He lives in the Boston area with his wife, Joan.

Waymark Wealth Management

Sean Fair is a social and environmental entrepreneur.  He is the Managing Principal and Co-Founder of Waymark Wealth Management – Be Well. Do Good.®  He is a member of the US SIF organization and is an advocate for the Environmental, Social and Governance impacts on the world markets.  His areas of focus are SRI (Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing), charitable giving, behavioral finance, wealth preservation, estate planning, and small business consulting.

He believes in educating individuals on the relationship between where and how you invest and the impact on not only the individual but on the world and society as a whole.

Sean graduated from Hamilton College with concentrations in Economics, Foreign Relations and Philosophy.  He also currently sits on the Town of Wayland’s Conservation Commission as well as the Board of Directors at Sudbury Valley Trustees.

Walmart

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Deborah Frieze is Founding Partner and Board Chair of the Boston Impact Initiative and an author, entrepreneur and social activist. Her award-winning book (co-authored with Meg Wheatley), Walk Out Walk On: A Learning Journey into Communities Daring to Live the Future Now, profiles pioneering leaders who walked out of organizations failing to contribute to the common good—and walked on to build resilient communities. She co-founded the Boston Impact Initiative in 2014 to help address inequities in access to capital and opportunity. Deborah is also founder of the Old Oak Dojo, an urban learning center where neighbors gather to rediscover how to create healthy and resilient communities.

Brown Advisors

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Feel:Logic

Silvia Garcia, founder of Feel:)Logic, certifies organizations a happy places to work¨¨, trains and certifies Chief Happiness Officers, and helps organizations use the latest science of happiness to create the conditions for employees and citizens to flourish, increase customer satisfaction, reduce absenteeism by half and double innovation and creativity. She is a World Authority in Happiness and is annually invited to the United Nations working group on happiness and wellbeing.

As former Global Director of the Happiness Institute of Coca-Cola, Silvia Garcia made sure Coca-Cola was a partner for those world leaders with a vision to transform lives through the science of happiness applied to the economy, workplace, politics, and education. Silvia helped Coca-Cola use the science of emotions in Marketing and Communication, and achieved to increase the level of energy, happiness and emotional well being of Coca-Cola
employees.

Silvia is a demanded keynote speaker on the learning and applications on the science of happiness.

Before joining Coca-Cola, Silvia worked for SCA Hygiene Products-Mölnlycke, a Fortune 100 Swedish company that recruited the “Next generation of leaders” and trained them in Sustainability, Finance, Marketing, PR, Innovation, and Commerce

Neil Gaught & Associates

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Alliance Bernstein

Valerie Grant is a Senior Portfolio Manager in the Equities Department at Alliance Bernstein, where she develops, augments and manages Responsible Investing services and engages with clients and prospects as AB expands its presence in Responsible Investing. Previously, she was a senior research analyst covering the media, Internet and consumer-discretionary sectors for the US and Global Large Cap Value portfolios. Prior to that role, she covered the healthcare and consumer discretionary sectors for the firm’s US Small/Mid-Cap Value team. Grant joined AB in 2006 as a short specialist for the Advanced Value and Global Opportunities Funds. Prior to that, she managed corporate acquisitions, divestitures and licensing transactions in the Corporate Development Group at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Grant holds a BS in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA, with high distinction, from Harvard Business School. She was also a Rotary Foundation Scholar in the Department of Economics at the University of Zimbabwe and is a CFA charterholder. Location: New York

Pure Strategies

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University of Pennsylvania

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Eileen Fisher (invited)

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Nasdaq

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SL Envrionmental Law Group

Richard is Of Counsel to SL Environmental Law Group in San Francisco, California which represents water systems, municipalities and states in lawsuits to recover the costs to clean up pollution so that taxpayers and ratepayers do not have to bear the cost.  Richard has almost thirty years of experience in both the public and private sector with issues involving environmental litigation, compliance, permits and  approvals.  Richard also worked for the New Hampshire Department of Justice where he held multiple senior leadership roles throughout his tenure.  As an Associate Attorney General, Richard was the Director of the Division of Legal Counsel and oversaw the management of the Civil and Transportation Bureaus and the Charitable Trust Unit.  As a Senior Assistant Attorney General, he served as the Bureau Chief of the Environmental Protection Bureau and the Consumer Protection and Antitrust Bureau.  Prior to working for the Department of Justice, Richard worked in the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services after spending 10 years in private practice as a litigator.  Richard earned his B.A. from Clark University and his J.D. and M.S. in Environmental Science from Indiana University.

Elm Sustainability Partners

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Motorola

As United Nations’ Account Director, Travis Heneveld manages customer relationships with the entire family of UN organisations. Motorola Solutions is a major supplier of business critical communication solutions to peacekeeping, emergency response and development agencies worldwide. Travis joined Motorola’s Europe, Middle East and Africa Strategy team in 2003, after several years as a Strategy Consultant driving global product and marketing initiatives for Fortune 100 consumer goods companies such as Levi’s, United Airlines, IKEA and Ericsson.
A global citizen with living experiences in Europe and Asia, Travis is currently based in Germany and is a Guest Lecturer in Cross-cultural Management at The Berlin School of Economics and Law. He is currently finishing his contribution to “Digital Kenya, the New Generation of Entrepreneurs”, a management textbook that will be published later this year. Travis is a BA graduate of Pomona College and holds an International MBA from the University of South Carolina.

TD Bank

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Market LOHAS Consulting

Don’t blink or you will miss them. Karen Herther and Bethany Stanley of Market LOHAS (Lifestyle of Health And Sustainability) Consulting enjoy partnering with conscious companies and health & eco brands to help them learn about and engage with their customers to grow their business. They work with clients to raise their brand visibility through content marketing, online market research surveys, number crunching data & natural foodie focus groups.  Karen and Bethany offer sustainable brand marketing solutions and LOHAS industry thought leadership trends including their panel of Market LOHAS MamboTrack Annual Survey of Health & Natural Consumers.

 Karen and Bethany are co-creators and principals of Market LOHAS and lead the Mambo Sprouts Marketing Research & Insight group managing custom brand marketing and online market research services. Karen holds a BS in Business and an MS in Applied Research and Economics from the Pennsylvania State University. She earned a Graduate Certificate in Sustainability (GCS) from the University of Massachusetts. Karen has received multiple leadership and service Awards for her founding roles supporting eco & STEM education.  Bethany has spent her career working with consumer packaged goods, both mainstream and natural/organic, and non-profits. Bethany is a professor at Baker University and Avila University teaching advanced college level courses in Brand Marketing, Integrated Marketing, Marketing Communications and Economics. Bethany holds a BA in Economics and Mathematics and an MA in Econometrics from Northwestern University. She has received Awards for her leadership roles in community health, literacy education and green initiatives. 

Gamechangers 500

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Trillium

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Cornell University

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Ice Energy

Mike Hopkins serves as Ice Energy’s CEO. Prior to joining the company in 2009, Mike practiced law for 18 years as a partner with Bennett Jones LLP, a pre-eminent Canadian law firm and global leader in energy and climate change. He specialized in the development and financing of oil and gas fields and power projects, served on the firm’s executive committee and led its utilities, international, and independent power groups. He left Bennett Jones in 2003 to lead the workout of a private data center developer that resulted in its sale. Next, Mike co-founded a geospatial information services company and assisted several other startups. He was honored with a 2014 Patrick Soon-Shiong Innovation Award from the Los Angeles Business Journal. Mike earned BA and LLB degrees from the University of Ottawa, an M.A. (Law and Economics) from the University of Miami, and an MBA from the University of Alberta.

Global Village Utilities

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MIT

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Values2Action LLC

Business and consumer choices and economic development have been the focus of Susan Kask’s 30-year career as a professor and consultant. Since completing her PhD in Environmental Economics, she has done consulting and research in the areas of tourism, agriculture, energy, manufacturing, health services, education, public lands, non-profits, and community economic development.  Over the course of her career Kask has published numerous articles and book chapters exploring the intersections between economy, environment, and society. These projects provided the foundation for her current work with business. Kask developed the Values2Action approach as she was exploring the pathways to operationalize sustainability.

Over the course of her career Kask has held positions as an Energy Economics Research Fellow in New Zealand, Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, Associate Professor in the Business School at Western Carolina University and Full Professor at Warren Wilson College.  She is currently the CEO and founder of Values2Action LLC.

Sorenson Impact Center

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Arabesque Asset Management

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TFC Financial

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Klavens Law Group, P.C.

Drawing on a diverse background in general corporate, securities, energy transactional, energy regulatory, project development, environmental and nonprofit matters, Jon founded Klavens Law Group, P.C. (www.klavenslawgroup.com) in 2007 to help enable innovative ventures that have positive environmental or other social impact.  His practice focuses on meeting the diverse legal needs of companies, investors, public entities and nonprofits in the areas of clean energy/clean technology, resource recovery, sustainable agriculture and food ventures, social enterprise and impact investment.

Jon previously practiced law at BCK Law, P.C. (2004-2007) and Goodwin Procter LLP (1994-2004), and clerked for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (1993-1994).  He holds a B.A. from Columbia College, an M.P.P. from the Harvard Kennedy School and a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law.

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Burton Snowboards

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Praxair (invited)

Krut was named Praxair’s Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer in December 2012. She leads the Company’s integration of sustainable development into the overall corporate strategy and leads the development of corporate-wide metrics as well as targets and performance management. Krut is responsible for maintaining Praxair’s external reputation for sustainability excellence in addition to identifying and engaging with relevant stakeholder groups. She also leads Praxair’s community engagement program.

Krut has 25 years of experience as a sustainability and environmental management consultant to several leading multi-national companies. She joined Praxair in February 2008 as executive director, sustainable development. Before joining Praxair, she was a consultant on environment and sustainable development, delivering projects for Toyota North America, Avon Products, the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority Department of Capital Projects, and the American Chemistry Council; and research for UNCTAD, UNRISD, US EPA and US AID. Krut holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of London, U.K., and a bachelor’s degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.She serves on the Board of Green Seal, Inc., a Washington D.C.-based product environmental standard-setting organization, and as Chair of the Amsterdam-based Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) Due Process Oversight Committee (DPOC), that has responsibility to ensure that the standard-setting activities of the GSSB are conducted in accordance with its due process.

Praxair, Inc., a Fortune 300 company with 2015 sales of $11 billion, is a leading industrial gas company in North and South America and one of the largest worldwide. The company produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and high-performance surface coatings. Praxair products, services and technologies are making our planet more productive by bringing efficiency and environmental benefits to a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, primary metals and many others.

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Fitch Ratings

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Fitch Ratings

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5 Stone Green Capital

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CA Technologies (invited)

Jillian Lennartz is a Millenial to watch. As a nationally recognized professional on the inaugural GreenBiz 30 Under 30 sustainability professionals list, she is already making her mark on the industry. Holding a BS in Chemistry and an MS in Earth Science – Geochemical Systems, along with having performed NASA and USGS funded research during her graduate work, she brings a firm grasp of  climate change and carbon accounting to her work. Being an avid technophile as well, Jillian combines her skills and interests as a Principal in the Corporate Social Responsibility team at CA Technologies. She frequently represents CA with external organizations, and is active in UN Global Compact affairs.

Iroquois Valley Farms

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SourceTrace Systems

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Censible

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CZS/Brookfield Zoo

Matthew Mayer currently serves as the Associate Director of Institutional Advancement for The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, a pre-eminent university of professional psychology in North America. Prior to joining The Chicago School, Matthew served as the Senior Vice President of Social Innovation and Sustainability at Chicago’s Brookfield Zoo, where he worked to redefine the role that cultural attractions play in society, from site-based attendance-driven attractions to empathy-based purpose-driven organizations that promote social change. Matthew realigned existing zoo programs and operations around a social purpose and sustainability framework. He launched socially innovative investments to achieve transformative impact in the lives of Chicago’s most vulnerable and marginalized citizens, including the world’s first zoo-based early childhood investments in children with autism. Within the accredited zoo and aquarium industry, Matthew worked to advance an emerging sustainability leadership framework, the theoretically appropriate practice of sustainability, and new metrics that capture organizational success beyond revenue-driven outcomes. He continues to advocate for new standards of leadership, organizational culture, performance, communication, accountability, and transparency around a broader sustainability ethic. Matthew earned a Master of Arts in Community Sustainability from Western Kentucky University, a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Springfield, and has studied the neuroscience of decision making and social entrepreneurship at Stanford University. Matthew was recently accepted into the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education, where he will pursue a doctorate of education in organizational change. He currently serves on the alumni board of the University of Illinois at Springfield, and since 2009 he has volunteered with Best Buddies of Illinois, a non-profit organization founded by Anthony Shriver that advances employment and community inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Earth Loans

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Timberland

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The Messinger Group

Jonathan D. (JD) Messinger is a corporate visionary, inspirational speaker, and social entrepreneur. He began life as a fireman and went on to become CEO of Ernst & Young Consulting, South East Asia, and one of 37 Distinguished Graduates from the United States Naval Academy.  JD is a former nuclear submarine officer and Exxon executive where he served as the crisis response leader supervising the Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup.

Nominated as CNBC Asian CEO of the year, he was the Channel News Asia IT Person of the Week and advisor to the Singapore Prime Minister, Fortune 100 companies, members of parliament, and dignitaries around the world on industrial evolution, innovation, outsourcing, and energy policy. After retiring from the corporate world, JD shifted his focus to promoting sustainable social development and became the founder and CEO of The Messinger Group, where he developed a dynamic public presence as the creator, producer, and host of television and radio programs. He then promoted human development through leadership seminars, audio programs, and books. JD is the recipient of numerous corporate, presidential, and innovation awards and he is a five-time award winning and #1 Amazon bestselling author of 11 Days in May. His writing has been featured in major publications including: The Chief Executive Magazine, Leadership Excellence, Texas CEO, Business Times, New Straits Times, and Far East Economic Journal.

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Ben 'n Jerry's

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co:collective

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Eneas International

Edvaldo Morata is an entrepreneur and private equity partner with over 30 years of experience in international banking and asset management.

Edvaldo is co-founder of Eneas Alternative Investments, a private equity firm focused on unlocking value in firms located in the Iberian Peninsula, and heading their international operations located in the US. He is involved in investment relations with responsibility over the Americas and direct involvement in the strategic, management and investment processes. Edvaldo was recently appointed the president of Lug Healthcare Technology, an Eneas portfolio company that develops solutions to guarantee safety, efficiency and quality for hospital pharmacies.

He is also the Managing Director of the Perlmutter Institute for Global Business Leadership, associated with the International Business School of Brandeis University. Edvaldo has more than 30 years of experience in corporate and investment banking, brokerage and asset management. He started his career at Citicorp Investment Bank in São Paulo, Brazil, and subsequently worked for ING Bank in São Paulo and the UK, Banco S.R.L. (later American Express Bank S.A.) in São Paulo, and Santander in São Paulo, Hong Kong and the US. Throughout his career he has conducted business with financial, institutional and corporate clients.

Among his most notable achievements is the management of the Brazilian operations of Santander Asset Management, as well as the corporate banking operations of Banco Santander in the USA, where, in both cases, he generated significant improvement in operational and financial results.

Edvaldo has a Master of International Economic Relations Law degree from the Catholic University of São Paulo, and executive education from the University of São Paulo, Harvard, IESE and INSEAD. He speaks Spanish, Portuguese and English.

CSR Communications

Nancy Murphy is founder & president of CSR Communications, a strategy and communication consulting company helping social purpose organizations transform themselves so that they can transform the world. For 25 years,
Nancy has worked at the intersection of the public, private and nonprofit sectors to bring bold, creative solutions to persistent social challenges.

She is known for her strategic thinking, exceptional facilitation skills, ability to forge effective partnerships, gift for communicating complex concepts in clear and simple ways, and knack for bringing vision to reality.

Nancy spent more than a decade in consulting firms, leading APCO Worldwide’s corporate responsibility practice and then heading the Washington, D.C., office for Portland-based Metropolitan Group. Nancy served as executive vice president and senior advisor for social innovation at Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, where she led the organization’s initiative to scale the impact of effective nonprofits. While with Steve and Jean Case’s
family foundation, Nancy led international grantmaking and developed innovative fundraising efforts for grantees helping to provide clean drinking water in sub-Saharan Africa. Nancy holds a master’s degree in public affairs from University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School, a master’s in health communication from Boston University, and a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from University of Dayton.

United Nations Foundation

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TreeZero

As a hard-working father of five boys, established businessman and environmental enthusiast, Mike Nilan is deeply committed to leaving the world a better place. Nilan is the co-founder and CEO of TreeZero, an Atlanta-based sustainable solutions company that markets, supplies and distributes agro-fiber paper and other environmentally responsible products to companies, colleges and universities, government agencies and consumers. TreeZero’s flagship product – TreeZero paper – is the only premium, 100 percent tree free, carbon neutral paper made from sugarcane waste fiber.

Nilan is an industry leader and has a relatable yet inspiring story that can help others uncover new, innovative and sustainable ways of thinking. Through extensive research and world travels, Nilan actively sought out products that met his sustainability objectives. And today, he stands behind his successful start-up that has revolutionized the paper industry with a tree-free, carbon-neutral paper product.

A self-described serial entrepreneur, Nilan started two other companies. He was the CEO of The MarketSource, an international sourcing company that focused on consumer goods for companies such as Pepsi and Tropicana. Prior to The MarketSource’s success, Nilan served as the founder, chairman and CEO of One Coast Network, the largest wholesale gift and home accessory company in North America.

Allison & Partners

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Elevar Equity (invited)

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EnerNOC

Peter is a Sustainability Management Certified Professional (SMCP) whose experience spans over a decade working at the nexus of sustainability and technology. He was the first President of the Board of Directors for the Sustainability Management Association, and has “sat on all sides of the table” as a sustainability practitioner within local government, NGOs and corporations. Building on those experiences he took his knowledge and passion for sustainability to the consulting space, making an impact with a wider array of organizations. At EnerNOC, he is the Sustainability Practice Lead in the Industrial Solutions group, helping customers develop and achieve sustainability goals through strategy, process optimization and technology.

Prior to joining EnerNOC, Peter was a Senior Consultant in the Information Solutions group at Environmental Resource Management (ERM); a leading global sustainability consulting firm. He also worked as a Principal Sustainability Consultant focused on sustainability strategy for the Americas with Infosys, a member of Forbes’ Top 100 Innovative Companies list; and previously built and led the global sustainability program for NetApp, a Fortune 1000 company. Peter received a Master’s degree in Economics from University of San Francisco and his Bachelor’s degree in Economics with a minor in Political Science from Humboldt State University.

Pathstone Federal Street

Mark brings more than twenty five years’ experience to his work designing, implementing and managing investment portfolios for high net worth individuals and their families, and for investment committees of family foundations.  A Managing Director and Partner at Pathstone Federal Street, he is a voting member of the Investment Committee, chairs the Impact subcommittee, and plays a key role on the Strategy and Alternatives subcommittees.  Mark helps investors align their portfolios with their values by hiring investment managers that embrace environmental, social and governance criteria in a comprehensive manner.  Many clients also share an objective of substantially reducing their portfolio’s carbon footprint.

Prior to joining Pathstone Federal Street Mark oversaw product analysis for the mutual fund business at Scudder Investments/Deutsche Bank.  He previously led research on asset allocation and manager selection at LPL Financial, and headed up marketing at Travelers Investment Management Company (TIMCO).  While at TIMCO he helped design, launch and oversee a socially responsible large-cap equity strategy that utilized a quantitative investment approach.  Mark obtained his undergraduate degree from the Colorado College and his MBA from the University of Connecticut.  He is a Chartered Financial Analyst, and a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society.

Sustainalytics

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Ideal Ratings

Michael Poisson is a Managing Director with IdealRatings, Inc. a leader in Corporate Responsibility, ESG and Ethical Investing solutions. His career has focused on growing small, entrepreneurial FinTech companies into successful businesses that ultimately transition into larger organizations.  Most recently Mr. Poisson was a Managing Director at Investor Analytics (IA), a Risk Transparency Service for asset managers and asset owners (now StatPro Inc.). Prior to joining IA, Mr. Poisson was Managing Director & Vice President of Sales at Cogency Software, a provider of technology solutions to the hedge fund industry (now Backstop Solutions).  And, before that Mr. Poisson was Senior Vice President & Managing Director at SunGard Treasury Systems (now IFS), where he was responsible for sales, professional services and client services in North and South America.  He is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he received a B.S. in Management, hold a certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility, is a Certified Hedge Fund Professional, a Certified Cash Manager and was a goalkeeper for the NCAA Division I Champion RPI Engineers hockey team.

 

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Tolaro Global

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Raffa

Tom Raffa is the founder and president of Raffa, P.C. a national Top 100, B-Corp certified, professional services firm with one primary objective – to be a catalyst for positive systemic change in the community. A social entrepreneur himself, Tom has coached thousands of nonprofit leaders for more than 30 years. A graduate of Georgetown University with a CPA certificate from the District of Columbia, Tom is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Georgetown University Alumni Admissions Program and serves as a mentor at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business. He currently serves on six nonprofit boards and is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2016 Georgetown University Alumni – Entrepreneur of the Year Award and Nonprofit Village – Individual of the Year Award.

3rd Sector

Josh serves as a Senior Analyst within Third Sector’s Boston office, focusing on the feasibility assessments and constructions of Pay for Success projects. He joined Third Sector in May 2016 after working within Deloitte’s Strategy and Operations practice for over two years. Josh’s client engagements at Deloitte included projects in innovative financing, customer and market analysis and business and systems transformation. On top of client work, Josh also provided pro bono consulting services to workforce development and education nonprofits in Washington, D.C.

Josh graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University, with a B.A. in Political Science.

Ocean Spray Cranberries

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Envonet

Greg Rogers is co-founder of Envonet.com, a web portal for environmental and climate-related financial disclosure, and a specialist in environmental accounting, law and financial disclosure.  He is author of Financial Reporting of Environmental Liabilities and Risks after Sarbanes-Oxley (Wiley).  Greg is a CPA, past Chairman of the American Bar Association’s Committee on Environmental Disclosure, and a visiting lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Teak Communications

Jackie Herskovitz Russell is the founder and president of Teak Media + Communication, New England’s sole B Corp Certified public relations firm. Founded in 1997, Teak empowers responsible companies and nonprofit organizations to achieve widespread recognition and increase their revenue.

As a former reporter for daily newspapers, Herskovitz Russell understood the power of the media and wanted to leverage it to help nonprofits and responsible businesses grow and continue their good work. Teak believes in the power of business as a force for good. Herskovitz Russell is convinced that businesses have both the power, and an obligation, to change the world for the better. By providing communication services that are based in the disciplines of traditional journalism and digital media, Teak helps important businesses grow. Setting the pace for this progressive public relations firm, Herskovitz Russell accepts the promotional responsibilities of companies and organizations whose ethics and values are aligned with the Teak mission. Teak is best known for promoting responsible companies like RiceBran Technologies and Global Research Innovation and Technology, as well as large charitable organizations including Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the New England Aquarium, the YMCAs of Greater Boston, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

The common thread that runs through all of Teak’s work is its ability to find and promote the stories that lie at the intersection of business and humanity. Herskovitz Russell holds a BA from Skidmore College, and an MAT from Boston University. She is an admitted media hound and considers her work to be a privilege and an honor.

SerenityShares Investments

Scott is the CEO of SerenityShares Investments LLC, an ETF sponsor focused on democratizing impact investing in public equities and making it more accessible. He founded the firm in order to meet the needs of individual and institutional investors who were looking to not just invest purely for return but who wanted their investments to make a difference. To that end, he applied his consulting and index design and management background toward developing a methodology that identifies firms whose products and services target 20 key challenges affecting society and the environment.  A serial entrepreneur, he has worked as an engineer, in venture capital, and consulted for a number of major institutions including Northern Trust, Invesco, NASA, AT Kearney, and ITT. He is a member of US SIF and has taken an active role in the efforts of a number of impact organizations.

Community Capital Management

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BNY Mellon (invited)

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Bank of the West (Invited)

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Inspire

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Care 2 Communities

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KBIGI

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Airbnb (invited)

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Transit X

Mike Stanley is the CEO and Founder of Transit X, based in Boston, Massachusetts. Mike is an entrepreneur, a designer, and an engineer.  The majority of his career has been in software engineering and systems architecture, and he has held management and engineering positions at several technology companies in the Boston area.
He started designing and building autonomous robots in the early 1980’s when he was 11 years old.  A problem solver by nature, Mike designs systems from first principles. Stanley earned his Bachelor’s degrees in engineering and management from MIT.
Stanley started Transit X in March 2015 after a series of large snow storms shut down much of Boston’s transit system. The Mayor of Boston called out for ideas on how to solve Boston’s transportation problems and Stanley rose to the challenge.

Market LOHAS Consulting

Don’t blink or you will miss them. Karen Herther and Bethany Stanley of Market LOHAS (Lifestyle of Health And Sustainability) Consulting enjoy partnering with conscious companies and health & eco brands to help them learn about and engage with their customers to grow their business. They work with clients to raise their brand visibility through content marketing, online market research surveys, number crunching data & natural foodie focus groups.  Karen and Bethany offer sustainable brand marketing solutions and LOHAS industry thought leadership trends including their panel of Market LOHAS MamboTrack Annual Survey of Health & Natural Consumers.

Karen and Bethany are co-creators and principals of Market LOHAS and lead the Mambo Sprouts Marketing Research & Insight group managing custom brand marketing and online market research services. Karen holds a BS in Business and an MS in Applied Research and Economics from the Pennsylvania State University. She earned a Graduate Certificate in Sustainability (GCS) from the University of Massachusetts. Karen has received multiple leadership and service Awards for her founding roles supporting eco & STEM education.  Bethany has spent her career working with consumer packaged goods, both mainstream and natural/organic, and non-profits. Bethany is a professor at Baker University and Avila University teaching advanced college level courses in Brand Marketing, Integrated Marketing, Marketing Communications and Economics. Bethany holds a BA in Economics and Mathematics and an MA in Econometrics from Northwestern University. She has received Awards for her leadership roles in community health, literacy education and green initiatives.

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New Balance

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Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

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Raffa

Rich Tafel is the Managing Director of Raffa Social Capital Advisors and also leads Public Squared, a public policy training and strategic consulting firm for nonprofits and social entrepreneurs. He launched the nation’s first statewide social entrepreneur competition in the nation in 2013 and has personally coached more than 600 social entrepreneurs. For the last decade, Rich has provided strategic policy advice to nonprofits on a variety of causes, including AIDS programs for Africa, civil rights programs Latin America, and education and health care reform in the United States. Rich is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School and served as Assistant Minister at the Memorial Church at Harvard University. He then went on to serve as Adolescent health Director as an appointee for Gov. William Weld. He has been a guest lecturer in Urban Health and Advocacy at Johns Hopkins University and is a regular contributor to Stanford Social Innovation Review. Rich also founded the Log Cabin Republicans in 1993.

FutureFuel.io

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High Quality Organics

Founder High Quality Organics, the only all-organic food ingredient company in North America.

Starting in New Jersey, with a somewhat frail body, Jerry became consumed with health, diet and exercise; his local fitness programs when too popular, moved from his garage to the local YMCA! He found the ability to gain strength and overcome the seeming inadequacies of the body. Finding new alternatives like this, opened a world of discovery and the power of making choices for ones own benefit. After earning a degree in Fine Art and Music, in 1977, Jerry built a small food store in Hartford Conn., which would become one of the first natural foods supermarkets in the country and an innovator in the natural food industry.

In a few years, Jerry moved to California, and began to grow herbs and botanicals; by 1986 he was considered the “Fresh Herb” expert and had pioneered the fresh herb category in supermarkets nationwide. Slowly he converted to organics, and expanded with a full line of dried herbs. With unique growing and drying techniques, his company could now create programs around the world and bring the very first, full line of organically produced herbs, spices and botanicals to North America.

In the mid 90’s, this quest coincided with the world recognizing the need for social responsibility, sustainable agricultural methods and products. Jerry would offer method and market for organic production in rural and semi-urban areas. Organic farming could utilize available skills and resources and at the same time improve agricultural productivity, safety and sustainably.

Today, High Quality Organics grows in 40 countries on 6 continents, helping 18000 families worldwide on a daily basis.

Commerce Department

Paul J. Thanos is the Director for Finance and Insurance Industries at the Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration.  He is responsible for developing and executing policy, analysis, and promotion initiatives pertaining to finance and insurance industries, trade and project finance, impact investing, and access to finance.   His program of work includes expansion of finance and insurance exports, attracting foreign direct investment to the United States, and developing cooperative programs with international partners.  His team has direct participation in both the financial services and small and medium size enterprise (SME) chapters of bilateral and multilateral trade agreements such as the U.S.-EU Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and the Trans-Pacific Partnership. He leads the U.S. delegation to the OECD Insurance and Private Pensions Committee and is directly engaged in a series of international insurance market access issues in China, India, Indonesia, and Latin America.  In 2014 he secured an unprecedented agreement with the Government of Brazil to promote impact investing through a suite of bilateral initiatives.  His team closely collaborates with several USG agencies and organizations including the Department of Treasury, USTR, Export-Import Bank, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and the Federal Reserve.  He is a regular guest lecturer at the George Washington University Business and Public Policy schools on topics ranging from trade policy, SME access to finance, and stakeholder capitalism.

Prior to taking this position Paul served as a legislative aide to Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) with responsibility for trade, foreign policy, and defense issues.  Paul also has ten years of experience covering Middle East issues and previously served as Deputy Director for the Commerce Department’s Office of the Middle East.  He worked directly on the Middle East peace process in the 1990s and has traveled throughout the Middle East, Europe, North America, Latin America, and Asia.  Paul received a Masters of Public Administration from American University’s School of Public Affairs and a BA in Government from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA.

Sappi (invited)

In her role at Sappi, Dr. Laura Thompson is responsible for working with the company’s leadership to set strategy, establish long term goals and drive key initiatives that have enabled Sappi to be recognized as a leader in sustainability.She also serves as the thought leader behind Sappi’s eQ brand; a multi-dimensional communication platform featuring videos, white papers, the eQ Journal (also available in print) and a blog -The Environmental Quotient.At the core of the eQ brand, Sappi aims to deliver“proof without empty promises” on a wide range of subjects.Whether it is eco-labeling, life cycle analysis, sustainable forestry or greenhouse gas emissions, Dr. Thompson presents information grounded in facts and science; in a voice that is unparalleled in the print communications industry.

Dr. Thompson has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire and an MSand PhD in Paper Science from the Institute of Paper Science and Technology.Since 1995, she has held a variety of positions within the paper industry including R&D, mill environmental, product development, and most recently marketing and sustainable development.Thompson proudly serves the industry through numerous collaborative efforts including the TwoSides US Sustainability Committee, GreenBlue’s Forest Products Working Group and AF&PA’s task force on extended producer responsibility (EPR).

Michael Van Brunt is a licensed professional engineer with over fifteen years of experience in industry and consulting.  Michael is currently Director of Sustainability at Covanta where his primary focus is on sustainability reporting, climate change, carbon offset project development, and life cycle assessment.  He currently serves on the board of the National Recycling Coalition. He earned a B.S. and Masters in Environmental Engineering from Cornell University.

Bridgewater State University

Madhavi Venkatesan earned a PhD, MA, and BA in Economics from Vanderbilt University, a Masters in Sustainability and Environmental Management from Harvard University, and a Masters In Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School. She has contributed to numerous books and journal articles on the subject of sustainability and economics. In 2017, she was awarded the Fulbright CySip Distinguished Lectureship to the Philippines and has been the recipient of other grants and awards related to her interests in sustainable economic development. Her present academic interests include the integration of sustainability into the economics curriculum.

Prior to re-entering academics, Madhavi held senior level positions in investor relations for three Fortune 250 companies. In this capacity she was a key point of contact for investors and stakeholders and was instrumental in the development of socially responsible investing strategies and corporate social responsibility reporting. She started her financial services career after completing her post-doctoral fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis.

Madhavi resides on Cape Cod, Massachusetts with her son and their two dogs, Oscar and Oliver.

Village Capital

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Keel Asset Management

Mark Watson is  Managing Director of the Boston Impact Initiative  and CEO and founder of Keel Asset Management LLC, a financial advisory firm that provides socially responsible financial planning and investment advisory services to nonprofits, public and corporation pension plans. He is currently an Advisory Board member of the Cape Development Partnership and the Fair Food Network; Chair of the The Highland Center and the Triskeles Foundation’s Asset Management Committee; an affiliate of the Boston Area Sustainable Investment Consortium; a member of US/SIFan Overseer of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston; and a former board member of the Social Venture Network

Impact Infrastructure, Inc.

John Williams, CEO & Co-Founder, Impact Infrastructure, Inc.

John has over 37 years of experience as an advisor to infrastructure and building development programs, 16 years as a principal owner of an international architecture and engineering company, and 13 years as an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University.  He developed a series of awarding winning business practices including a framework for determining the value of GREEN.  He was an original member of the Sustainability Industry Advisory Board at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and is currently a Member of CERES Presidents Council, Chair-Elect for the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, Subject Matter Expert for Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), served as Co-Chair of the West Coast Infrastructure Exchange Business Standards Committee, and serves as a Trustee for the New York Foundation for the Arts. John founded Impact Infrastructure, Inc., in 2012.  ii is a SaaS company focused on automating Triple Bottom Line Cost Benefit Analysis (TBL-CBA) for building and infrastructure projects.  The company created Autocase https://www.autocase.com , a cloud based automated economic assessment tool based on $50B in applied assessments.  CAD and BIM software giant, Autodesk is a strategic partner to ii along with a growing number of the world’s top architecture and engineering firms.

John.williams@impactinfrastructure.com

FL Putnam

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OFI Global

Glen K. Yelton, Head of Impact Research: Glen K. Yelton joined SNW Asset Management in 2015 as the Head of Impact Research. Over the past decade and a half Glen has been heavily involved in the ESG/Impact investing industry, spending the last 10 years managing the ESG research program at a leading provider of global ESG data. Prior to that experience, Glen oversaw the development and operation of a registered investment advisor’s research program focusing on ESG data collection. Glen has provided competitive intelligence research for a variety of Fortune 100 clients in a wide range of industries including consumer products, automotive and technology. He also served as an interrogator in the United States Army and as a key participant in the development of several business intelligence and corporate information database-driven software products. Mr. Yelton received his B.S. degree from East Tennessee State University.

LRNG by Collective Shift

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Accenture

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