"When you know better, you do better."

- Maya Angelou, American Poet



The more aware we are of the climate crisis, the faster we can make a difference.

And that's our mission.

To empower all of us with the knowledge and innovative, yet practical solutions that will create green energy and jobs, reduce the waste of critical resources, and foster climate justice.

By providing education, insights, inspiration, and solutions, The Nest Summit converts interest in climate change into lifestyles, policies, and methods of business that advance sustainability.

We invite you to learn more and watch the climate conversations we had with over 100 climate-action thought-leaders who joined The Nest Summit for Climate Week NYC 2020.

And we encourage you to learn how you can become part of the solution. Watch, learn, get motivated to make changes, and share with your colleagues, family and friends.

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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


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




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



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


D'Artagnan Foods

Common Pantry


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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