Advancing Sustainability, Together.

Since climate change cannot be paused, our commitment to climate action couldn’t either. Therefore, The Nest Summit, the official event partner of Climate Week NYC, took a leadership role in advancing sustainability by producing over 50 virtual presentations focused on the urgency of, and solutions for, the climate crisis. Hundreds of visionary leaders from the world of business, NGOs, government, research and philanthropy, came together at The Nest Summit to heighten awareness, unify the urgent need for climate action and highlight the many viable and innovative solutions for our planet's health. 

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Adam Lake, Head of Climate Week NYC, Climate Group

Alan Steel, President & CEO, Javits Center

Britton Jones, Founder & CEO, NXT Events Media Group and The Nest Summit

Vince Molinari, Founder & CEO, Molinari Media and FINTECH.TV

Accelerating Climate Action, Climate Group, Javits, NXT, Fintech

 

Tom Steyer, NextGen America Founder and Co-Chair of California's Business and Jobs Recovery Task Force

Climate Activism Using Public Equity Market, Tom Steyer

 

Bruce Duguid, Head of Stewardship, Federated Hermes

Mark Sherlock CFA, FCA, Head of US Equities, Lead Portfolio Manager, Federated Hermes

Climate Change and Shareholder Engagement, Federated Hermes

 

Lynn Martin, President and Chief Operating Officer of ICE Data Services

 

Sustainable Investing: Tools & Transparency, NYSE | ICE

 

Pat Mitchell, Media Executive, Producer, Curator; Connecting with Women to Create Change

Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, Founder, Urban Ocean Lab & Ocean Collective

Dr. Katherine Wilkinson, Author, Co-Founder & Co-Director, All We Can Save Project

Naima Penniman, Artist, Activist, Co-Founder & Co-Artistic Director, Climbing Poetree

 

Women Leadership in Climate Activism, Pat Mitchell

 

Stephan Nicoleau, Managing Director, Head of Capital Formation, FullCycle

Financial Revolution in Global Waste Management, FullCyle

 

Spencer Glendon, Founder, Probable Futures

Climate Risk and the Capital Markets

 

Ingmar Rentzhog, Founder and CEO, We Don't Have Time

Climate Change Social Networking

 

Amir Dossal, Founder and President, Global Partnerships Forum

Climate, Oceans, COVID 19: Partnerships are the Solution with Amir Dossal at The Nest Summit

 

John Quigley, Environmental Educator & Activist, EMA Board Member,  Artists For Amazonia

Suzanne Pelletier, Executive Director, Rainforest Foundation US

Atossa Soltani, Director of Global Strategy, Sacred Headwaters Initiative, Founder and Board President, Amazon Watch

Wendie Malick, EMA Board Member, Actress and Activist

Climate Change Impact in Amazon

 

Members of UN Secretary General's Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change: 

Vladislav Kaim

Archana Soreng

Paloma Costa, National Articulator of Engajamundo

Nisreen Elsaim, President, Sudan Youth for Climate Change

Sophia Kianni, Founder and Executive Director, Climate Cardinals

Alexandria Villaseñor, Founder of Earth Uprising & Co-Founder of US Youth Climate Strike

Global Youth Activism: Youth Climate Advisors to UN

 

Michael Lewis, Head of Sustainable Finance Research, DWS Group

Climate Risk Bonds

 

Lisa Davis, Portfolio Manager, U.S. Impact Investing, PGIM Real Estate

Inequality, Housing and Climate Change

 

Ivka Kalus, CIO - Founder, Chief Investment Officer and Managing Partner, Promethos Capital

Investing at the Intersection of Climate and Social Justice

 

Todd Arthur Bridges, Global Head of Sustainable Investing and ESG Research, Arabesque S-Ray

Innovations and Advancements in Climate-Related Products, Infrastructure, and Techniques

 

Andrew Teras, SVP, Senior Analyst, Breckinridge Capital Advisors

Chris Hartshorn, Chief Commercial Officer, RisQ

Municipal Bond Data and Climate Risk

 

Laura Turner Seydel, Chair of Captain Planet Foundation, along with John Rutherford Seydel and Vasser Seydel

John Rutherford Seydel,  Board Member, Turner Foundation and Captain Planet Foundation

Vasser Seydel, Campaign Director for Deep Seabed Mining, Oxygen Project

Generation Climate Activism

 

Alan Steel, President & CEO, Javits Center

Carrie Freeman Parsons, Chair of the Board, Freeman

Stephen A. Carter, Group CEO, Informa plc

 

 

 

Advancing Sustainability in Events

 

Alexandra Cousteau, Co-Founder and President, Oceans 2050

 

 

 

Seaside Chat: Restoring Abundance to the World's Oceans

 

Savannah Miller, VP of Sustainability, Better Earth

becompostable.com

James Sternlicht, Board of Director, Oceanic Global

 

Fighting Plastic Pollution

 

Áslaug Magnúsdóttir, Founder & CEO, Katla Fashion

Amanda Hearst, Co-Founder & Chief Brand Officer of Maison De Mode, Activist,  and Co-Founder of Well Beings

Marleen Vogelaar, CEO, Ziel Inc. PBC

Steph Stephenson, Co-Chair, Cordes Foundation

Sustainability in Fashion Industry

 

Alexandria Villaseñor, Founder of Earth Uprising & Co-Founder of US Youth Climate Strike

Youth Activism in Climate in USA

 

Lynn Kelly, Executive Director, NY Restoration Project

Jason Smith, Director, Northern Manhattan Parks, NY Restoration Project

 

The Living Shoreline

 

Oddur Sigurðsson, Geologist,

Icelandic Meteorological Office

 

Climate Change Impact: Lost Glacier of Iceland

 

Erika Spence, Global Head, Data Strategy, eVestment

Deeper Data on Institutional ESG Strategies

 

Sara Rosner, Director, Environmental Research and Engagement—Responsible Investment, AllianceBernstein

Science & Investing: Addressing the Climate Imperative

 

Chris J. Goolgasian, Managing Director and Director, Climate Research, Wellington Management Company, LLP

Yoon Kim, Managing Director, Global Client Services, Four Twenty Seven

Swami Venkataraman, Senior Vice President-Manager, Moody’s Investors Service

Rating Physical Assets in the Face of Climate Change

 

Matthew Diserio, President, Water Asset Management

 

Investing in Water and Climate Risk

 

Governor Bill Ritter, Jr., Director, Center for the New Energy Economy

Andrew Jones, Co-Director, Climate Interactive

Gerold Koch, Director, Product Development ESG and Index Investing, DWS Group

Simulating Grounded Hope for the Climate: An Interactive Experience

 

Joseph Lake, Chief Operating Officer, The Climate Service

Climate Risk Analysis and Financial Services: Best Practices

 

Commissioner Rostin Behnam, Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Managing Climate Risk in the U.S. Financial System

 

Mitch Chait, Founder and CEO, Greenfence

Climate Change: An Honest Conversation

 

Michele Bongiovanni, CEO & Founder, HealRWorld

Robert Bongiovanni, Financial Advisor, HealRWorld

Alexandre de Beauharnais Romanovsky, Innovation & New Media, HealRWorld

Denise Roberson, Chief Purpose Office, TBWA/CHIAT/DAY

 

Music4ClimateJustice

 

Erin Fitzgerald, CEO, U.S. Farmers and Ranchers in Action

David Bennell, Food and Nature Program, North American Manager, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Krysta Harden, Executive Vice President of Global Environmental Strategy, US Dairy Export Council

Candace Laing, VP Sustainability and Stakeholder Relations, Nutrien

Leonardo Bastos, Commercial Vice President, Bayer Crop Science

Transformative Investment in Climate Smart Agriculture

 

FEATURING: SAM KASS of ACRE VENTURE PARTNERS

Chef Chris Ivens-Brown, CCO, Corporate Executive Chef, Eurest

Lara Lapp, VP, Sustainability & Culinary, Chartwells Higher Education

Chef Ed Brown, President, Restaurant Associates

Chef Cary Neff, VP, Corporate Culinary Services, Morrison Healthcare

Hosted By: Amy Keister & Jesse Hocker, -The Compass Group Sustainability  

 

Chefs Creating Change with Chef Sam Kass

 

FEATURING: PARTNERS - in order of appearance

Gotham Seafood

Baldor Specialty Foods

Farmshelf

D'Artagnan Foods

Common Pantry

DirectPak

Bridges from School to Work

Popcorn For the People

Hosted By: Chef Marc Tourtollet & Katey Cox - Cultivated

 

Cultivating Sustainable Practices and Partnerships for Food and Beverage

 

Tony Saxton, Managing Partner, Terra Group Holdings & Co-Managing Partner, Terra Group & the Terra Impact Fund

Paul Savoldelli, Co-Managing Partner, Terra Group & the Terra Impact Fund

 

Terra Group & Terra Impact Fund: Innovating & Investing for a Cleaner Tomorrow

 

Governor Phil Bredesen, Former Tennessee Governor and Chairman of the Board and President, Clearloop

Accelerating the Greening of the Grid with Private Sector Innovation

 

Adam Lake, Head of Climate Week NYC

Mark Chambers, Director, Mayor's Office of Sustainability

Fred Dixon, President & CEO, NYC & Company

Miguel Gamino Jr., Executive Vice President, Global Cities at Mastercard

 

NYC & Company Talks: Recovery Ready - Sustainability Travel

 

Matt Breidert, Senior Portfolio Manager, TortoiseEcofin

 

 

Addressing Commercial Trends in Renewables and Decarbonization

 

Interview with Butch Bacani, PSI Programme Leader, UN Environment Programme (UNEP), on the United Nations Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative (PSI)

Panel Discussion led by Butch Bacani with:

Christian Mumenthaler, Group CEO, Swiss Re.

Denis Duverne, Chairman of the Board of Directors, AXA Group

Ricardo Lara, California Insurance Commissioner, California Department of Insurance

 

A Climate of Leadership: How the UN and Insurance Industry Leaders are Moving the Sustainability Needle

 

Sarah Bratton Hughes, Head of Sustainability, North America, Schroders

 

 

Measuring Climate Investment Impact: Finding the Sharpest Tool in the ESG Shed

 

Ralph Reutimann, SDG Photographer

 

Mystical Journey of Glacier Bay, Iceland with Ralph Reutimann

 

Gil Quiniones, President & CEO, New York Power Authority (NYPA)

Alan Steel, CEO, Javits Center

New York Commitment to Clean Energy

 

Carl Pope, Former Executive Director, Sierra Club; Principal, Inside Straight Strategies

With or Without Government: An Imperative Movement for Sustainability

 

Olivier Wenden, CEO, Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation

Brian Finlay, President and CEO, Stimson Center

Jerry Buckwalter, Chief Operating & Strategy Officer, American Society of Civil Engineers

 

 

 

The New Alliance for Climate Resilient Earth - ACRE

 

Valentina Germani, Senior Legal Officer, United Nations

 

 

 

 

Oceans in a Changing Climate

 

Manuel Pinuela, PHD, Co-Founder and CEO, Cultivo

 

Investing in Nature with Dr. Manuel Pinuela

 

Yousif Al Ali, Executive Director, Masdar Clean Energy

The Importance of Clean Energy Around the World

 

Andrew Sharpless, CEO, Oceana

Lea d'Auriol, Founder, Oceanic Global Foundation

Sam Teicher, Co-Founder & Chief Reef Officer, Coral Vita

Megan Reilly Cayton, Co-Founder, Oceans 2050

Protecting Our Oceans: Innovations and Regeneration

 

Joel Towers, Co-Chair of the NPCC, Director, Tishman Center

Dr. Ana Baptista, NPCC member of Tishman Center, Associate Director

Dr. Christian Braneon, Co-Chair of the NPCC, Data Scientist

Adriana Espinoza, Sr. Advisor for EJ, Mayor’s Office of Climate Policy

Peggy Shepard, Executive Director, WEACT for Environmental Justice

Climate Justice in NYC: A Discussion with the Climate Change and Environmental Justice Leaders

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