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Aspen Ideas: Climate to Highlight Private Sector Role in Advancing Solutions

From March 6–9 in Miami Beach, FL, Aspen Ideas: Climate will showcase the efforts of private sector leadership in mitigating the effects of climate change and bringing us closer to a clean-energy future.

  • February 17th 2023

Among the discussions planned with business, finance, and technology leaders:

The Co-Chair of Galvanize Climate Solutions, Tom Steyer, speaks to CNBC’s Matt Rosoff on investing in the climate transition.

Does ESG investing help people and the planet? Hear from Ken Pucker, Senior lecturer at The Fletcher School at Tufts University and advisory director at Berkshire Partners, Lisa Woll, CEO of US SIF, in conversation with the Aspen Institute’s Judy Samuelson.

Sourcing critical minerals, the building blocks of clean energy infrastructure, ethically – hear from Hogan Lovells Partner and Environmental Lawyer Hilary Tompkins, Regeneration CEO Stephen D’Esposito, VP and director of the Center for Critical Minerals Strategy at Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) Abigail Wulf, and Heidi Heitkamp, Director of the University of Chicago Institute of Politics and Former US Senator (D-ND).

What are the economic realities of shifting from fossil fuels? CNBC’s Diane Olick leads a conversation with Engine No.1 founder Chris James and Goldman Sachs’ Global Head of Climate Strategy Kara Mangone.

SOURCE CEO Cody Friesan discusses how his company is extracting water from air using solar power, allowing communities to adapt to a changing climate.

The latest from climate tech innovators: Cipher’s Amy Harder interviews Malta CEO Ramya Swaminathan, Co-Founder and CFO of Electric Hydrogen Co. Derek Warnick, and Oklo CO-Founder and COO Caroline Cochran.

Meet the global entrepreneurs advancing accessible climate solutions, with CosmosGreen Co-Founder and President Sathya Raghu Mokkapati, Easy Solar Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer Nthabiseng Mosia, Koolboks CEO and Co-Founder Ayoola Dominic, and AACE Food Processing & Distribution co-founder Ndidi Nwuneli.

The CSO of Delta, Pamela Fletcher, and the Executive VP and CCO of Gevo, Tim Cesarek, discuss the future of travel and efforts underway to increase access to sustainable aviation fuel.See the full speaker list here, with policymakers, scientists, artists, activists, and journalists attending in addition to private sector leaders.

At the climate solutions showcase, which is open to the general public, early-stage climate entrepreneurs will share their climate solutions with a live audience. Solutions to be presented range from a revolutionary new energy efficient “personal” laundry machine to a beach-saving seaweed collection device, to a new game app that allows players to have fun in the service of reforestation. 

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