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Resilience at Work

2022 marks the anniversaries of two unprecedented climate events—Hurricane Ida and Superstorm Sandy—both of which had a significant impact on the operation of the basic infrastructure required for the functioning of everyday life. They represent two types of extreme weather flooding events—pluvial and coastal—but other climate change-related effects, like extreme heat, sea-level rise, and drought, are also becoming more prevalent in dense, urban areas like New York City. This panel will address the impact of climate change on infrastructure, specifically what to consider when tackling its complexities, which interventions are actually working, and how to develop and operate resilient infrastructure that can support a functioning urban environment.

AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical expertise and innovation, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.3 billion in fiscal year 2021. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at aecom.com and @AECOM.

Carbon Solutions at Scale - Invest in Nature, Restore the Planet

Now is the time to invest in nature-based carbon removal solutions — for the planet and your business. Help protect and restore our ecosystems, and secure a stream of future removal credits to achieve net zero. In this session, Aspiration CEO, Andrei Cherny and Chief Sustainability Officer, Olivia Albrecht, will talk about the planet-scale impact that Aspiration’s nature-based restoration program will drive to remove carbon and benefit communities around the world.

Aspiration is a leading platform to help people and businesses put automated sustainable impact into their hands and integrate it into their daily lives. Aspiration has earned the trust of its more than 7 million members by helping them spend, save, shop, and invest to both "Do Well" and "Do Good." Aspiration Partners, Inc. is a certified B Corp. For more information, visit Aspiration.com or Aspiration.com/business

Session description coming soon.

Established in 1968, The Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority is a New York State Public Benefit Corporation charged with developing and maintaining a well-balanced, 92-acre community of commercial, residential, retail and open space, including 36 acres of public parks, on Manhattan’s Lower West Side. Through execution of its first-ever strategic plan, BPCA works daily toward being an inclusive community, a safe and climate resilient place, a vibrant public space, and demonstrating leadership for the future with a team dedicated to improving service and project delivery. For more info visit: bpca.ny.gov

Session details coming soon.

Breckinridge Capital Advisors is a Boston-based, independently owned asset manager specializing in investment grade fixed income portfolio management. Working through a network of investment consultants and advisors, we serve a wide variety of clients ranging from high net worth individuals to large institutions. Breckinridge’s assets under management totaled more than $46 billion as of December 31, 2021.

Today’s Carbon Capture and Storage: Practical. Scalable. Commercial. 

Carbon GeoCapture is hosting a one-of-its-kind conversation on the state of today’s carbon capture and sequestration capabilities. The most recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states that carbon capture and storage (CCS) is “vital for decarbonizing hard-to-abate industrial emissions...and in the near-term CCS is the only feasible solution.” This panel discussion will review the ways in which carbon capture and storage is ready today to meet the world’s climate goals in a manner that’s safe, efficient, and scalable. Panel topics will include:

  • US Governmental Action on CCS 
  • CCS Technology 
  • Carbon Markets 
  • Carbon Buyers 
  • The Role of 45Q in Project Finance

Carbon GeoCapture is focused on sequestering carbon dioxide in geologic formations as economically and quickly as possible to help meet midcentury climate goals. Carbon GeoCapture’s mission is to support near-zero carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions from carbon-intensive industries and power plants via the utilization of carbon capture and storage (CCS).

Session description coming soon.

Most people in the US are worried about the climate crisis, with awareness and anxiety now at record levels, but this majority has remained largely silent and inactive. The Climate Museum creates an inclusive, equity-centered culture for action on climate. Cultural engagement helps people turn away from resignation toward their own courage, connectedness, and agency; our visitors emphatically express the value of this work.

The relationship between community investment and clean energy solutions: Why one cannot exist without the other

Community investment is an integral part of clean energy infrastructure development. As Community Offshore Wind develops offshore wind in the New York Bight, we will grow local economies, create jobs, and lift up the communities in the Northeast. While we believe that the clean energy infrastructure we are building will bring tangible benefits to the people that live and work in the Northeast, to some, this signifies newness or disruption. It can also be challenging for community members to hear that we are building clean energy projects now that are going to deliver clean energy in 2030, years away.

This is why community investment is so important. We need to engage with the people that live in the towns where we are making clean energy investments, listening to their interests and concerns to inform our project development, and improving their neighborhoods beyond bringing clean energy.  

Community Offshore Wind was named for its dedication to communities and since its inception, we have already made an impact throughout the Northeast, but we are just getting started. Here we will talk about the importance of community investment, how we ensure all stakeholder groups are heard, and what we are doing to better neighborhoods in the Northeast.

Community Offshore Wind, a joint venture between RWE and National Grid, will bring clean energy to the North-eastern US. They will develop offshore wind on the largest parcel in the New York Bight with the potential to host 3 gigawatts (GW) of capacity, which is enough to power over one million US homes and businesses. The project is expected to be in operation by the end of the decade.  Community Offshore Wind is dedicated to investing in communities by bringing clean energy jobs to the region and growing the local economy. They will deliver sustainable energy safely, reliably, and efficiently to the communities they serve.

Getting to circular: Seeing the connections

The circular economy makes development sustainable by designing out waste, extending product life, and recirculating resources. Understanding and realizing that transformation starts with a broad view of the interconnected supply chain is the first step. Deloitte’s Chris Ruggeri, Dan Kinsella, and Naba Sengupta will dive into what this means and how it applies to critical systems today.

At Deloitte, we see a transformative future ignited by trust, where people and the planet prosper together. And for decades, organizations have trusted us to help architect a path to sustainability. We illuminate possibilities, identify risks, and provoke innovation to assist organizations embarking on complex, transformational journeys that enhance stewardship of our planet and each other.

Session description coming soon.

Ecologi makes climate action simple by providing a platform for businesses and individuals to collectively reverse climate change through funding some of the world’s best climate solutions. So far, over 35,630 users have collectively funded the planting of 46.1 million trees and the reduction of 2.1 million tonnes of carbon emissions through Ecologi’s supported reforestation and verified carbon reduction projects.

Food Waste – Impact on People, the Planet and the Economy

Herrish Patel, General Manager of Unilever Nutrition, North America, will lead a discussion on the impact that reducing food waste has on people, the planet and the economy. He will guide us through the strides Hellmann’s Mayonnaise is taking to drive awareness and action in this space. He will be joined by, Emily Broad-Lieb from The Harvard Law School’s Food Law and Policy Clinic, Dana Gunders, Executive Director of ReFED, and Sam Kass who served as President Barack Obama’s Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition Policy and Assistant White House Chef.

More than 100 years after Richard Hellmann sold his first homemade mayonnaise at his deli in New York, we continue to use “Blue Ribbon Quality” ingredients to bring out the best in our mayonnaise, sauces and dressings. We are committed to sourcing our ingredients from sustainable sources because we know that we need to make products that not only taste good, but do good for our customers and our planet. Hellmann’s goal is to inspire and enable 100 million people around the world every year to be more resourceful with their food, so they waste less. This is part of the brand’s support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of reducing food waste by 50% by 2030.

Session description coming soon.

Inspire is a mission-driven, technology-enabled clean energy company that subscribes people to a world where energy from renewable sources is a better choice for their home and the environment. With Inspire, members receive access to clean energy and peace of mind from a predictable price for their home’s electricity supply. Founded in 2014, Inspire has made it easy for hundreds of thousands of people to join the clean energy movement and take action against climate change. Inspire is a certified B Corp and wholly-owned subsidiary of Shell New Energies US LLC, with headquarters in Santa Monica, CA and Philadelphia, PA.

The State of Corporate Climate Commitments: Who's Walking the Walk?

A new proposed SEC rule to mandate climate-related disclosures and increasing climate-related shareholder resolutions have drawn attention to the rigor of corporate climate commitments. While the number of Net Zero pledges among America’s largest companies has doubled in the past year, there remains skepticism around whether corporate America is truly walking the walk when it comes to climate change. JUST Capital CEO Martin Whittaker will present the latest data on the state of corporate climate commitments and showcase the top performers on JUST Capital's Ranking of America’s Most JUST Companies. Complemented by a fireside conversation with Erik Hansen, Workday’s Senior Director, Environmental Sustainability, JUST Capital elevates what real progress looks like when it comes to private sector action and showcases the companies that are rising to meet the moment.

 

JUST Capital is an independent research nonprofit dedicated to measuring and improving corporate stakeholder performance – from fair wages to workforce diversity to climate commitments – at America’s largest public companies. Our mission is to tackle the most pressing social challenges of our time by galvanizing the collective power of corporate America. We believe that business and markets can and must be a greater force for good, and that by shifting the resources of the $18 trillion private sector, we can drive change at scale. JUST Capital publishes the annual list of America’s Most JUST Companies, the JUST 100, in collaboration with its media partner, CNBC.

Northeast Clean Energy Vision by National Grid

In New York, and more specifically on Long Island, our clean energy projects are all working together to form what we call a clean energy hub.
 
The clean energy future in the Northeast involves buildings that are powered by offshore wind and solar, and heated by green hydrogen, energy harnessed by battery storage, and then transported through modernized transmission networks.
 
Our vision is that the entire Northeast can become a clean energy hub, which will allow us to bring clean energy to more homes and businesses in the region, and as a result, lessen the impacts of climate change.
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National Grid (NYSE: NGG) is an electricity, natural gas, and clean energy delivery company serving more than 20 million people through our networks in New York and Massachusetts. National Grid is focused on building a path to a more affordable, reliable clean energy future through our fossil-free vision.National Grid is transforming our electricity and natural gas networks with smarter, cleaner, and more resilient energy solutions to meet the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Session description coming soon.

Founded by Yvon Chouinard in 1973, Patagonia is based in Ventura, California. A certified B Corp, Patagonia is in business to save our home planet. The company is recognized internationally for its commitment to authentic product quality and environmental activism, contributing nearly $145 million in grants and in-kind donations to date.

BUIDL a Better Future: The Intersection of Blockchain and Climate

In Polygon’s talk at The Nest Summit Campus, they will explore the current narrative and environmental concerns related to blockchain technology, how the technology is evolving to be much more efficient, and how it can play a role in providing new and scaling existing instruments that help us to create a planet friendly future.

Polygon is the leading blockchain development platform, offering scalable, affordable, secure and sustainable blockchains for Web3. Its growing suite of products offers developers easy access to major scaling solutions including L2 (ZK Rollups and Optimistic Rollups), sidechains, hybrid, stand-alone and enterprise chains, and data availability. Polygon’s scaling solutions have seen widespread adoption with 37,000+ decentralized applications hosted, 1.94B+ total transactions processed, 164M+ unique user addresses, and $5B+ in assets secured. Polygon is carbon neutral with the goal of leading the Web3 ecosystem in becoming carbon negative.

Breaking Down Silos to Accelerate Energy Efficiency

The global economy is set to double in size over the next 20 years. By taking the available opportunities to become more energy efficient, we could power all the extra cars, homes and factories this growth will bring with the same amount of energy we use today. The result would be a global economy with reduced emissions, lower pollution and enhanced energy security – we would live more comfortable lives and receive lower energy bills. Unfortunately, the reality is that the US is experiencing an alarming slowdown in energy efficiency progress. What can we do to change course? What are the implications to our economy if we do so – at an accelerated pace? And what if the answers are just a few keystrokes away?

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Siemens is a global innovator focusing on digitalization, electrification and automation for the process and manufacturing industries, and is a leader in power generation and distribution, intelligent infrastructure, and distributed energy systems. For nearly 175 years, the company has developed technologies that support multiple American industries including manufacturing, energy, healthcare, and infrastructure.

Small Business Climate Action to Build Resilient Communities and Economies

The SME Climate Hub and America Is All In will unite leaders across businesses, government, and civil society to accelerate climate action amongst small and medium sized businesses. We’ll learn from small businesses driving climate action within their own companies and communities and candidly discuss the support they need to move further, faster and to prosper in the growing net-zero economy.

The SME Climate Hub is an initiative of the We Mean Business Coalition, the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, and the United Nations Race to Zero campaign. In collaboration with Normative and the Net Zero team at Oxford University, the SME Climate Hub provides tools and resources to enable SMEs to make a climate commitment, take action, and measure their progress towards emissions reductions.​ The SME Climate Commitment is the official pathway for small and medium sized businesses to join the United Nations global Race to Zero campaign. Find out more at: www.smeclimatehub.org

Session description coming soon.

Tomorrow.io is The World’s Weather and Climate Security Platform, helping countries, businesses, and individuals manage their weather and climate security challenges. The platform is fully customizable to any industry impacted by the weather. Customers around the world, including Uber, Delta, Ford, National Grid, and more use Tomorrow.io to dramatically improve operational efficiency. Tomorrow.io was built from the ground up to help teams prepare for the business impact of weather by automating decision-making and enabling climate adaptation at scale. To learn more, please go to: www.tomorrow.io

Helping Communities Take Charge of Climate Change

Session details coming soon.

Veris Residential, Inc. is a forward-thinking, environmentally-responsible and socially-conscious real estate investment trust (REIT) that primarily owns, operates, acquires, and develops holistically inspired Class A multifamily properties that meet the sustainability-conscious lifestyle needs of today's residents, while seeking to positively impact the communities it serves and the planet at large. The company is guided by an experienced management team and Board of Directors and is underpinned by leading corporate governance principles, a best-in-class and sustainable approach to operations, and an inclusive culture based on equality and meritocratic empowerment.

A NATURE POSITIVE APPROACH TO NET-ZERO TRAVEL & TOURISM

While there has recently been unprecedented global momentum around climate change and decarbonisation, biodiversity loss and nature protection continue to be widely disconnected from most conversations. Yet, the world’s leading biodiversity and climate experts acknowledge that biodiversity loss and climate change mutually reinforce each other and are being driven by the same human activities, hence they can only be tackled together. In December 2022, world leaders will gather in Montreal for the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) to adopt the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. How can Travel & Tourism fulfil its potential as a key nature positive sector and thereby lead the way to achieve the 1.5°C Paris Agreement target?

WTTC's mission is to maximize the inclusive and sustainable growth potential of the Travel & Tourism sector by partnering with governments, destinations, communities, and other stakeholders to drive economic development, create jobs, reduce poverty and foster peace, security, and understanding in our world.

Session description coming soon.

AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical expertise and innovation, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.3 billion in fiscal year 2021. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at aecom.com and @AECOM.

The Intersection of Climate Change and Infrastructure

2022 marks the anniversaries of two unprecedented climate events—Hurricane Ida and Superstorm Sandy—both of which had a significant impact on the operation of the basic infrastructure required for the functioning of everyday life. They represent two types of extreme weather flooding events—pluvial and coastal—but other climate change-related effects, like extreme heat, sea-level rise, and drought, are also becoming more prevalent in dense, urban areas like New York City. This panel will address the impact of climate change on infrastructure, specifically what to consider when tackling its complexities, which interventions are actually working, and how to develop and operate resilient infrastructure that can support a functioning urban environment.

AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical expertise and innovation, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.3 billion in fiscal year 2021. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at aecom.com and @AECOM.

The Intersection of Climate Change and Infrastructure

2022 marks the anniversaries of two unprecedented climate events—Hurricane Ida and Superstorm Sandy—both of which had a significant impact on the operation of the basic infrastructure required for the functioning of everyday life. They represent two types of extreme weather flooding events—pluvial and coastal—but other climate change-related effects, like extreme heat, sea-level rise, and drought, are also becoming more prevalent in dense, urban areas like New York City. This panel will address the impact of climate change on infrastructure, specifically what to consider when tackling its complexities, which interventions are actually working, and how to develop and operate resilient infrastructure that can support a functioning urban environment.

AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical expertise and innovation, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.3 billion in fiscal year 2021. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at aecom.com and @AECOM.

The Intersection of Climate Change and Infrastructure

2022 marks the anniversaries of two unprecedented climate events—Hurricane Ida and Superstorm Sandy—both of which had a significant impact on the operation of the basic infrastructure required for the functioning of everyday life. They represent two types of extreme weather flooding events—pluvial and coastal—but other climate change-related effects, like extreme heat, sea-level rise, and drought, are also becoming more prevalent in dense, urban areas like New York City. This panel will address the impact of climate change on infrastructure, specifically what to consider when tackling its complexities, which interventions are actually working, and how to develop and operate resilient infrastructure that can support a functioning urban environment.

AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical expertise and innovation, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.3 billion in fiscal year 2021. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at aecom.com and @AECOM.

Getting to circular: Seeing the connections

The circular economy makes development sustainable by designing out waste, extending product life, and recirculating resources. Understanding and realizing that transformation starts with a broad view of the interconnected supply chain is the first step. Deloitte’s Chris Ruggeri, Dan Kinsella, and Naba Sengupta will dive into what this means and how it applies to critical systems today.

At Deloitte, we see a transformative future ignited by trust, where people and the planet prosper together. And for decades, organizations have trusted us to help architect a path to sustainability. We illuminate possibilities, identify risks, and provoke innovation to assist organizations embarking on complex, transformational journeys that enhance stewardship of our planet and each other.

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