Advancing Sustainability Under One Green Roof

This September 21-25, 2020 at the Javits Center, as an official partner of Climate Week NYC.


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Because Climate Action Cannot Wait

Experience climate action with the organizations, thought leaders, and policymakers across the country advancing sustainability and investing in our future. The Nest Summit serves as a confluence and incubator for these change agents during Climate Week NYC. Join them virtually this September 21-24, through the following program tracks.


The Nest Summit is an annual event during Climate Week NYC committed to advancing sustainability in the United States. By featuring the companies and government officials that are driving the U.S. to a cleaner and safer environment, The Nest Summit showcases the progress leaders are achieving and their best sustainability programs and practices.



Born in 2019 to accelerate climate action in the U.S., The Nest Summit is honored to have the support of its founding organizations The Climate Group, The Javits Center, and NYC & Company, along with our partner FINTECH.TV.



Designed to promote and prompt increased climate action, The Nest Summit facilitates education, inspiration, connection, and community among climate conscious businesses and organizations in the U.S. This year, we will do so virtually with week-long content throughout Climate Week NYC. 


Even in the grips of this devastating pandemic, climate change is our most pressing existential threat. This is not a problem for the next generation to solve. If we do not take responsible climate action now, our existence will continue to be severely compromised and the next generation will be robbed of the opportunity to live in a sustainably balanced environment. Through The Nest Summit, we are thrilled to convene the nation’s top thought-leaders from business, government and research to show how today’s successful climate programs, policies and initiatives will deliver a sustainable future, tomorrow.

Britton Jones | Founder & CEO, NXT Events Media Group

We are really excited to partner with The Nest Summit as an official partner of Climate Week NYC. As the world grapples with a tapestry of challenges, all of which threaten the most vulnerable members of society the hardest, there has never been a more important time to engage with each other so that we can build a better future. Following on from the success of 2019, the Javits Center, with its commitment to innovation, sustainability and climate action, is the ideal location to host the such a central part of the biggest Climate Week on earth, and indeed the biggest climate summit to take place globally in 2020. This twelfth annual Climate Week NYC, running in collaboration with the United Nations General Assembly, will be the most critical, inclusive and globally focused week in our history. The Nest Summit is a vital part of our mission to inspire meaningful change both in New York, and around the world.

Adam Lake | Head of Climate Week NYC by the Climate Group

As an iconic venue with the largest green roof in New York State, we are honored to host The Nest Summit during Climate Week NYC. The innovative environmental measures we have implemented at the Javits Center has shown the meaningful impact of sustainability on our entire community, an impact on those with wings and on those without. As we begin construction on the largest rooftop solar array in New York City, this is the perfect setting to champion the importance of climate action and demonstrate how buildings and corporations can build a better world for all of us.

Alan Steel | President & CEO, Javits Center

We are honored to partner with The Nest Summit and other founding members like the Javits Center to heighten the visibility of Climate Week NYC. Especially as the pandemic is building awareness for the need to tackle systemic climate change and the interconnectedness of our planet, there has never been a more important time to accelerate climate action. We are proud to play such an important role in amplifying these critical messages and help advance sustainability around the globe.

Vince Molinari | Founder & CEO, FINTECH.TV

As a leader in the move to create a greener future, New York City is proud to host Climate Week NYC and The Nest Summit. NYC & Company was one of the founding members of The Nest in 2019 and we are pleased to support its continued growth. At a critical time for accelerating climate action, The Nest Summit is providing sustainability leaders in business, government and research an outstanding opportunity to advance their efforts in addressing the existential threats of climate change. We are honored to be a part of this critical mission.

Fred Dixon | CEO, NYC & Company

Climate Action Cannot Wait Because...


“We are currently way off track to meeting either the 1.5 C° or 2 C° targets that the Paris Agreement calls for.”

Anthonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General


“We are running the most dangerous experiment in history right now, which is to see how much carbon dioxide the atmosphere can handle before there is an environmental catastrophe.”

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla & SpaceX

However, there are many conscious businesses and organizations across the country advancing sustainability & investing in our future.

The Nest Summit serves as a confluence and incubator for these change agents during Climate Week NYC. Join them, virtually, this September 21-25 to see how these leaders are making an impact, as we dive deeper into the following tracks.

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The Nest Summit 2020 coming live from Javits Center.

Join Us, Virtually.

For week-long content during Climate Week NYC, September 21-24, 2020. 

The Nest Summit's virtual sessions will broadcast according to the program schedule and will then be available on demand.

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