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WSGS 2024 Schedule

March 12 and 13, 2024 at the Cornell Club, New York City

44 Speakers I 8 Sessions  I 200 Delegates


Day One

Tuesday March 12, 2024

7:00 - 8:00 AM: Registration and Breakfast


Session One: ESG Investing

Moderator: Paul Ellis, Sustainable Finance Podcast


8:00 - 8:30 AM: Setting the Stage for Sustainability 2024

Peter Fusaro, Founder, The Wall Street Green Summit


8:30 - 8:55 AM: ESG and the SEC Mandates

Phuong Gomard, Sustainable Finance Global Leader, Mazars


8:55 - 9:20 AM: Managing Diverse ESG Reporting Standards

Bonnie-Lyn Bartok, Founder, The S-Factor Co.

9:20 - 9:40 AM: Pricing Climate Risks Into Financial Markets

Marina Severinovsky, Head of Sustainability, Americas at  Schroders


9:40 - 10:00 AM: Essential Story Telling on ESG

Tega Pittman, Global Communications Story Teller


10:00 - 10:30 AM: Sponsor Break


Session Two: ESG and Carbon Markets Today

Moderator: Paul Ellis, Sustainable Finance Podcast

10:30 - 10:50 AM: Promoting and Protecting Green Projects in Public

Special Guest Speaker: Peter Browning, CEO, Browning Environmental Communications

10:50 - 11:10 AM: How Real Asset holdings in Europe Affect the Valuation of Your US Portfolio

Marco Bernal, Lead Data Engineer BuildingMinds

11:10 - 11:30 AM: Achieving Net Zero Emissions

Alasdair Were, Abaxx Commodity Futures Exchange and Clearinghouse

11:30 - 11:50 AM: How to Generate Carbon Offsets

Reed Shapiro, Business Development Manager, Climate Solutions, South Pole


11:50 - 12:20 PM:

Transition to Low Carbon Economy

Major Private Equity Fund Announcement

12:30 - 1:30: Lunch


Session Three: Carbon Offsets & Nature-Based Solutions

Moderator: Scott Krady, CEO, Magnitude, Inc.

1:30 - 1:50 PM: Offsets Capturing Methane Emissions

Catherine Flax, Founding Member and President, Private Markets, X Machina Capital Strategies

1:50 - 2:10 PM: Nature-Based Solutions Toolkit

Martin Beaudoin-Nadeau, Founder & CEO, Viridis Terra

2:10 - 2:30 PM: The Rising Role of Biochar

Jason Dodier, Co-Founder, GRAIN Ecosystem

2:30 - 2:50 PM: TBD

Jeff Bortniker, CEO, Maxsum Environmental

2:50 - 3:10 PM:  Financing Model for Carbon Reductions in Blue Carbon and Biochar

Alec Kushnir, EVP, Investments and Origination Carbon Streaming

3:10 - 3:30 PM: Carbon Insurance: How to Unlock Financing and De-risk Carbon Projects

James Kench, Head of Insurance, Kita

3:30 - 3:50 PM: Sponsor Break

Session Four: Climate Change Solutions

Moderator: David Garrison, Founder & CEO, Climate and Capital Connect

3:50 - 4:10 PM: Commercializing Decarbonization Solutions, Corrado DeGasperis, CEO, Comstock

4:10 - 4:30 PM: Transformative Finance: Traditional Energy’s Role in a Cleaner Future

Ben Burke, CEO, Gradient Geothermal

4:30 - 4:50 PM:  Financing Circularity for Plastics

Halely Lowry, Global Sustainability Director, Packaging  & Specialty Plastics, Dow

4:50 - 5:10 PM: Decarbonizing Financial Assets

Claudia Marcusson, Managing Partner & Decarbonization Expert, Zero Emissions Fund

5:10 - 5:30 PM: CERES Freedom to Invest Program

Steven Rothstein, Managing Director, Ceres Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets 

5:30 to 7:00 PM: Cocktail Reception Sponsored by Zefiro Methane and XMC Strategies 

Day Two

Wednesday March 13, 2024

7:30 - 8:00 AM: Coffee Service

Session Five: Clean Energy Commercialization

Moderator: Rob Parker, Hono Hoku Advisors

8:00 - 8:20 AM:  Reinsurance Coverage for ClimateTech

Prentiss Darden, Business Development | Solar, Offshore Wind, Battery Energy Storage Systems, Hydrogen

8:20 - 8:40 Utility of the Future

MD Sakib, Director, Future of Electric, National Grid

8:40 - 9:00 AM: An Investment Banker's Perspective in ClimateTech, Jean-Marc O'Brien, Partner, Ardour Capital Investments


9:00 - 9:20 AM:  Nuclear Fusion To Cut GHGs

Michael Ginsberg, President, Tokamak Energy

9:20 - 9:40 AM: Decarbonizing Buildings

Robert Politzer, Founder, Green Street Global Inc.

9:40 - 10:00: The Rise of Electric Vehicles and Recharging

Jeremy McCool, Founder and CEO, HEVO Inc.

10:00 - 10:30 AM: Sponsor Break

Session Six: Energy Storage, Decarbonizaton & Electrification

Moderator: Nick Aster, Director, Marketing, Americas, South Pole

10:30 - 10:50 AM: Various Challenges to Decarbonization Laws

Alicia Legland, Associate, Hodgson Russ


10:50 - 11:10 AM: Breakthroughs in Reversible Fuel Cells

Paul Matter, Founder & CTO, Power to Hydrogen

11:10 - 11:30 AM: Digital Tech to Track


Antoine Halff, Chief Analyst & Co-Founder, Kayrros

11:30 - 11:50 AM: Renewables Plus Energy Storage

Desmond Wheatley, CEO, Beam Global

11:50 - 12:10 PM: Investing in Clean Energy in Africa

Nicole Poindexter, CEO & Founder, Energicity Corp

12:10 - 12:30 PM: Another Mode of EV Recharging

Jeff Prosserman, Founder & CEO, Voltpost

12:30 - 1:30 PM: Lunch

Session Seven: New Business Models for Funding Sustainability

Moderator: Bruno Grandsard, Managing Director,
Midori Sustainable Capital & Services

1:30 - 1:50 PM: Green Horizons: The Climate Fund Landscape Explored

Adam Rein, CEO, CIO and Co-Founder, CapShift

1:50 - 2:10 PM: AI for Sustainability Outcomes

Karthik Balakrishnan, Co-Founder, Actual

2:10 - 2:30 PM: New Venture Models for Financing

Micah Kotch, Partner, Blackhorn Ventures

2:30 – 2:50 PM: New Metrics for Green Investing

Krista Tukiainen, CCO & Co-Founder, Climate Aligned

2:50 - 3:10 PM: ESG Fund Strategy

Heather McGeory, Head of Sustainability, Fifth Wall

3:10 – 3:30 PM



3:30 - 3:50: Sponsor Break

Session Eight: ClimateTech Solutions in Multiple Verticals

Moderator: Julie Davitz, Founder/CEO, Plus Media Solutions


3:50 – 4:10 PM: Regenerative Agriculture for Oceans

Bill Bien, CEO, Forever Oceans

4:10 - 4:30 PM: Investing with Purpose: The Opportunities for Impact

Lorraine Wilson, Chief Sustainability Officer, Novata

4:30 - 4:50 PM: Microgrids in the Commercial and Industrial Sectors

Nick Davis, CEO,

4:50 – 5:10 PM: Future-proofing Assets for Climate Extremes? 

Adam Omansky, Co-Founder & CEO, ClimaTwin Corp

5:10 - 5:30 PM: Climate Investment's New Frontier:

Circular Supply Chains

Nicole Rycroft, Founder & Executive Director, Canopy

5:30: Conference Ends

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