Speakers

Sanjay Agarwal
Principal, Consumer and Industrial Products Practice, Deloitte

Agarwal has 20 years of operating and management consulting experience in Process, Aerospace & Defense, and Automotive industries helping companies improve performance by addressing both the top line and cost side of the margin equation.   Read more…

Pamela Alabaster
Senior Vice President Corporate Communications, Sustainable Development & Public Affairs, L’Oréal

Alabaster received her BA in Journalism from Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA and worked in magazine publishing for six years before attending New York University Stern School of Business where she earned an MBA in marketing.   Read more…

Sasha Bailey
Strategic Communications Manager, ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas

Bailey serves as the strategic communications manager for ThyssenKrupp Elevator – Americas Operating Unit. In this role she is responsible for creating and implementing high level communications strategies for all business units within the Americas as well as acting as the press and media liaison.   Read more…

David Bartlett
Vice President of Industry Solutions, IBM

Bartlett leads IBM’s Smarter Building initiative and Tivoli’s Smarter Planet Industry Solutions. Prior to this role, he spent close to ten years in Europe in roles that included: Vice President of Europe, Middle East, and Africa and Director of Europe's Tivoli development laboratory.   Read more…

Fred Bedore
Senior Director of Business Strategy and Sustainability, Walmart

Bedore is the Senior Director of Business Strategy and Sustainability at Walmart. In this role, he works with a team to build sustainability into every part of Walmart’s global business strategy.   Read more…

Graceann Bennett
Director of Strategic Planning, Ogivly & Mather

Bennett joined Ogilvy in 2006 to lead Chicago’s strategic planning department and share leadership duties for the Ogilvy Chicago office.   Read more…

Adam Carrel
Senior Manager, Ernst & Young

Carrel is a Senior Manager with Ernst & Young’s Climate Change and Sustainability Services practice specializing in environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns, in particular as they relate to multinational corporations.   Read more…

Steve Cohen
Director and Chief Operating Officer, Earth Institute, Columbia University

Cohen is the Executive Director of Columbia University’s Earth Institute and a Professor in the Practice of Public Affairs at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.   Read more…

John Davies
VP, Senior Analyst, GreenBiz Group

John Davies heads up GreenBiz Group's research efforts and leads the GreenBiz Executive Network, a member-based, peer-to-peer learning forum for sustainability professionals.   Read more…

John DeMelis
Partner, Ernst & Young

DeMelis is a Partner in Ernst & Young LLP’s Assurance Services practice and is the Climate Change & Sustainability Assurance Services (CCaSS) Leader for Ernst & Young LLP’s Northeast sub-area.   Read more…

Tamara DiCaprio
Sr. Director, Carbon and Energy, Environmental Sustainability, Microsoft

As Sr. Director of Carbon and Energy, DiCaprio is responsible designing, managing, and reporting on Microsoft’s long term Environmental Footprint Reduction strategy.   Read more…

Tom Dziki
Chief Human Resource and Sustainability Officer, United Natural Foods

Dziki is a Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resource and Sustainability Officer for United Natural Foods, Inc. a position he’s held since August 2010.   Read more…

Israel Ganot
President, Co-founder and CEO, Gazelle

At age 18, Ganot enrolled in NYU planning to join the ranks on Wall Street, but upon graduation, professors suggested he instead pursue a PhD. He applied to Harvard and began working, writing business case studies for a Harvard professor.   Read more…

Carl Gerhardstein
Assistant Vice President of Environmental Systems, CSX Transportation

Gerhardstein is Assistant Vice President of Environmental Systems for CSX Transportation.   Read more…

Marc Gunther
Senior Writer, GreenBiz Group

Marc is a veteran journalist whose focus is business and sustainability, most recently as Senior Writer for Fortune magazine, where he spent 13 years.   Read more…

Daniel Hendrix
President and CEO, Interface

Appointed in July 2001 as President and Chief Executive Officer of Interface, Inc., Hendrix is committed to ensuring that each Interface business unit is a high-performing asset that provides a positive and meaningful environment for its employees and strives toward sustainability in all dimensio   Read more…

Kara Hurst
CEO, The Sustainability Consortium

Kara Hurst was appointed as the CEO of The Sustainability Consortium in August of 2012. Prior to TSC, Hurst spent eleven years at BSR (Business for Social Responsibility), where she served as Vice President, playing a crucial role in BSR's global expansion by overseeing all activities on the U.S.   Read more…

Christine Kennedy
Sustainability Manager, Unilever

Kennedy is a Sustainability Manger at Unilever and can proudly point to the goals in Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan that she wrote. Within the Skin Cleansing category, her focus has been on how to get consumers to shower more sustainably.   Read more…

Alex Lamb
Vice President, Trucost

Vice President for North America and based in Boston, Lamb joined Trucost in 2010. His previous work includes corporate sustainability analysis and business development at KLD Research & Analytics, where he managed KLD's role as lead partner in Newsweek's Inaugural Green Rankings.   Read more…

Brendan LeBlanc
Executive Director, Ernst & Young

LeBlanc is an Executive Director in Ernst & Young LLP’s Climate Change and Sustainability Services practice.   Read more…

Pamela Lippe
President and Executive Director, Earth Day New York

Lippe is an innovative professional with 15 years as a green building consultant and over 35 years in the environmental and communication fields.   Read more…

Joel Makower
Chairman & Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group

Joel Makower is a well-respected voice on business, the environment, and the bottom line. As a writer and strategist on corporate sustainability practices and clean technology, he has helped a wide range of companies align environmental goals with business strategy.   Read more…

Gwen Migita
Corporate Director Sustainability, Caesars Entertainment

As the lead executive for Sustainability at Caesars Entertainment, Migita drives the development and execution of Caesars industry leading and award winning sustainability strategy; CodeGreen.   Read more…

Josh Nothwang
Manager, Deloitte

Josh Nothwang has 10 years of experience advising the public and private sectors on environmental and sustainability matters.   Read more…

Summer Rayne Oakes
EVP of Sustainability & Chief Storyteller, Above Live

Summer Rayne Oakes has taken an unlikely career path, having parlayed her background in environmental science and entomology with a successful career as a fashion model.   Read more…

Edwin Pinero
Chief Sustainability Officer, Veolia Water North America

Pinero works to support sustainability in company operations as well as develop and implement sustainable programs and services for Veolia Water's clients. The company's North American operations serve more than 14 million people in approximately 650 communities.   Read more…

Curtis Ravenel
Global Head, Sustainability Group, Bloomberg L.P.

Ravenel leads Bloomberg’s global sustainability initiatives - a Chairman’s Office effort and the result of his 2006 Bloomberg Global Leadership Forum proposal.   Read more…

Roo Rogers
President , Redscout Ventures

Roo is a serial entrepreneur with five successful startups currently in the market place. He has a combination of operational and Venture Capital expertise and works across multiple consumer sectors including; media, transportation, and beverages.   Read more…

Daniel Saccardi
Senior Associate, GreenOrder

Saccardi began his environmental career working on renewable energy policy at the Natural Resources Defense Council, where he helped lead a groundbreaking collaboration with universities and government agencies on biofuels research.   Read more…

Brent Schulkin
Founder, Carrotmob

Schulkin is the founder of the Carrotmob movement. In a Carrotmob campaign, a business agrees to take a socially-beneficial action and, in exchange, a network of consumers spends money to reward the business. It’s the opposite of a boycott.   Read more…

Truman Semans
Principal, GreenOrder

Topic: Future of Energy Policy
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Andrew Shapiro
Founder, Broadscale

Andrew Shapiro, Broadscale's founder, has spent the last two decades working at the nexus of new technologies and societal transformation -- with a focus over the last dozen years on energy and environmental innovation and before that on information technology and globalization.   Read more…

Terry Stepney
Brand Manager, Boise Inc.

Stepney is responsible for developing and managing brand strategy for several of Boise’s office paper product lines including, Boise® ASPEN®, Boise POLARIS™, Boise® SPLOX® and Boise® Diverse Earth™. He holds a BBA in Management and an MBA with a Marketing concentration.   Read more…

Terry Thiele
Director, Sustainable Product Strategies, The Lubrizol Corporation

Thiele has been with The Lubrizol Corp. for over 11 years during which time his principal responsibilities have included strategic planning support and regulatory compliance and advocacy, with an emphasis on environmental matters.   Read more…

Chris Walker
Associate Director, Ernst & Young

Walker is a member of Ernst & Young LLP’s Americas Climate Change and Sustainability Services practice.   Read more…

Tensie Whelan
President, Rainforest Alliance

Whelan serves as the president of the Rainforest Alliance. She has been involved with the Rainforest Alliance since 1990, first as a board member, and then later as a consultant, becoming the executive director in 2000.   Read more…

Ryan Whisnant
Director of Sustainabiity, SunGard

Whisnant is the Director of Sustainability at SunGard, a software and technology services company with over 250 offices in 35 countries and 20,000 employees worldwide.   Read more…

Freya Williams
Group Planning Director, OglivyEarth

Williams is Group Planning Director of OgilvyEarth, Ogilvy and Mather's global sustainability practice.   Read more…

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