Aspen Ideas: Climate


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Aspen Ideas: Climate
Aspen Ideas: Climate

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205 speakers

Senior Resident Fellow, Climate and Energy Program, Third Way

Host, Writer, and Producer, NowThis

Fashion Designer; Author; Speaker

​Founder, CEO, and Managing Director, Sustainable Capital Advisors​

Founder and CEO, BrightAction

Co-Founder and Policy Director, Carbon180

Administrator, Organized Village of Kasaan

CEO, Xprize

Executive Director, The CLEO Institute


Founder and President, American Conservation Coalition

Founder, BlocPower

​Chief Executive Officer, Clean Energy Buyers Association​

President and CEO, Natural Resources Defense Council

​Chief Technology Officer, Westinghouse Electric Corporation​

Climate Justice Activist; Youth Plaintiff, Juliana v. United States 

Climate Justice Activist; Co-Founder, Re-Earth Initiative

​Director, Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center, and Senior Vice President, Atlantic Council

Executive Director, WINGS

Senior Advisor, Transformational Investing In Food Systems

Chief Strategy Officer and Interim Co-CEO, Service Year Alliance

Mayor, City of Cleveland, Ohio

​Co-Founding Dean of the Columbia Climate School, Founding Director of the Center on Global Energy Policy, and Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs at Columbia University SIPA​

Chief Sustainability Officer, Google

Director, Florida Conservation, Ocean Conservancy

Governor, State of Oregon

Founder and President, Ecospherics

Professor of Practice, School of Sustainability and Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Arizona State University; Writer, Director, and Producer, Carbon Nation


Cultural Philanthropist; Founder, The ReefLine

Mayor, City of New Orleans

​AVP, Global Environmental Sustainability, AT&T​

​EVP, Group President-Utilities, Chief Customer Officer, Xcel Energy​

​Co-Founder and CEO, Rewoven; Co-Founder, Future of Fashion Indaba​

​Associate Dean of Research, Professor, and Co-Director, Master of Professional Science in Urban Sustainability and Resilience, University of Miami School of Architecture​

Director, US Strategic Sustainability Consulting, Ramboll Management Consulting

Executive Director, Wallowa Resources

Co-Founder and COO, Oklo Inc.

​Founder, Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice; Rural Development Manager, Equal Justice Initiative​

Senior Director, International Climate Policy, Center for American Progress

Senior Policy Fellow, Energy and Environment Program, The Aspen Institute

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

​Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, microTERRA​

Co-Founder and Principal, Vocero

Board of Directors, Love the Everglades Movement


Co-Founder, Chief of What’s Next, and Chair, Center for Good Food Purchasing

Business Development Lead, CalWave Power Technologies

​Executive Director, High Tide Foundation​

President and CEO, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.

Chairman, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers; Trustee, Aspen Institute

President and CEO, Carnival Corporation & PLC

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company (Festival Underwriter)


Music Producer

Co-Executive Director, Community Strategies Group, The Aspen Institute

President and CEO, CryoLogistics Refrigeration Technologies Ltd.


Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy and Environment)​

Founder and Executive Director, Sports and Society Program, Aspen Institute

Founder and CEO, Sustainable Ocean Alliance

​Head of Corporations and Supply Chains, North America​

​Marine Biologist; Artist, Co-Founder, Coral Morphologic​

Executive Director, Global Warming Mitigation Project

​President, Howard University​; Charles R. Drew Professor of Surgery, Howard University College of Medicine

Founder and CEO, Living Seawalls

President, University of Miami

Chief Executive Officer, Living Ink


Policy Campaigns Co-Director, National Young Farmers Coalition

Minister of Planning and Economic Policy, Republic of Costa Rica

​Mayor, City of Miami Beach; Co-Founder and Attorney, Gelber Schachter & Greenberg PA​

Founder and CEO, Council on Energy, Environment and Water

Chief Heat Officer, Miami-Dade County

​Chair, International Advisory Council, APCO Worldwide; Senior Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center​

​President for International, Aspiration ​

Chairman of the Board, Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Company Limited; Chair, India Resources Trust

Vice Dean and Professor of Practice, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory’s, College of Global Futures, Arizona State University

​Principal, Rene Gonzalez Architects​

Founder, CEO, and Chief Investment Officer, Valor Equity Partners


President and CEO, Smart Electric Power Alliance

Executive Editor, Cipher

Chief Executive Officer, Offshore NA, Orsted

Managing Director, Engagement and Innovation, Elemental Excelerator

Freelance Journalist; Food Columnist, The Washington Post

Anchor and Director, "Noticias Telemundo Planeta Tierra"

​Executive Editor, Covering Climate Now ​

Reporter, Pro Sustainable Business, The Wall Street Journal

Vice President, Biodiversity & Conservation, XPrize Foundation

​VP, Worldwide Sustainability​

K-12 Student


President and CEO, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

​Founder and Partner, Bjarke Ingels Group​

Associate Director, Ocean and Climate, Energy and Environment Program, The Aspen Institute


Vice President, Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives, Apple; Former Administrator, US Environmental Protection Agency

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Generate Capital

​Co-Founder and CEO, Taru Naturals​

​Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Form Energy, Inc.​

​President and CEO, Rare​

Executive Director, Green 2.0


Partner, McKinsey & Company

​Partner, McKinsey & Company​

Program and Outreach Director, Debris Free Oceans

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Kee Farms

Senior Advisor, Energy and Environment Program, The Aspen Institute; Founder and Principal, Prosperity Strategies

Head of Environment and Sustainability, North America, Maersk

Communications Coordinator, Center for Native American Youth, The Aspen Institute

Chief Resilience Officer, City of Miami Beach

President, Ridgely Walsh

President, Environmental Defense Fund 

President and Chief Executive Officer, NextEra Energy Resources​

Executive Director, Food and Society Program, The Aspen Institute


Senior Executive Editor, National Geographic

Partner, Rhodium Group​

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Lebec Consulting

Interim Executive Director, Donors of Color Network

Senior Research Scientist and Director, Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, Yale School of the Environment

​Co-Founder and Senior Managing Director of Riverstone Holdings​

Mayor, Miami-Dade County

CEO and President, Royal Caribbean International

​Global Environmental Executive, Bank of America​

​Director of Research and Senior Research Scholar, SIPA Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University​

​Chief Executive Officer and President, Ceres​


Co-Founder and President, Jubilee Justice

​President and CEO, Virgin Voyages​

Founder and Principal, Climate and Nature Solutions; Former Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Prime Minister’s Cabinet, Government of Canada

Vice President, Corporate Sustainability at Mastercard

Staff Writer, Atlantic

CEO, The Nature Conservancy

COO, Green Alpha Advisors, LLC​

President and Chief Executive Officer, ClimateWorks Foundation

Co-Founder and President, Quadrivium Foundation

Governor, State of New Jersey

Senior Fellow, Arsht-Rockefeller Resilience Center, The Atlantic Council; Chief Heat Officer, City of Athens, Greece


​Co-Founder and Executive Director, Climate Changemakers

President & Chief Executive Officer, Resources for the Future


Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, Director, Geopolitics of Energy Project, Harvard University Kennedy School of Government

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Running Tide

​Director of Arts and Culture, Headwater People Consulting; Secretary, Youth Advisory Board, Center for Native American Youth, The Aspen Institute​

Vice President of Development, Florida Power & Light Company

Founder and CEO, Ciudad Luz


Engineer; Investor; Technical Advisor to the Chairman, Kleiner Perkins

Founder, SeaDragon FoundationCo-founder, Global SeaForest Foundation & TrustC0-founder, SeaDragon Studios

Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives

Head of the Environmental, Social, and Governance Solution Group, Wells Fargo

Sustainability Manager, City of Miami Beach ​

Managing Director, Enduring Earth

Executive Director, Center for Native American Youth, Aspen Institute

President and CEO, Aspen Institute

CEO, Clear Path and ClearPath Action

President of Miami Dade College

​Principal, C6 Solutions; Co-Founder and Writer, Climate Tech VC​


​Superintendent, Everglades National Park and Dry Tortugas National Park

CEO and Founder, CLIP

Filmmaker; Managing Director of Storytelling, Nia Tero

​​President & CEO, Trust for Public Lands​​

Co-Chair, Board of Directors, Global Water Challenge; Board Chair, Duke University Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

Chief Executive Officer, GoPowerEV

Research Analyst, Global Warming and Mitigation Project

​Vice President, Education & Engagement, National Park Foundation​

Assemblywoman, District 39, California State Assembly

Founder and Executive Director, American Flood Coalition

Founder, President, and CEO, Dacra

CEO, Mission Possible Partnership and McKinsey Senior Partner Emeritus (Festival Underwriter Presenter)​

Weather Anchor, NBC's Today


​Co-Founder and CEO, Blue Ocean Barns​

​CEO, Conservation International ​

Professor and Director, FPL-FIU Solar Research Center, Florida International University

President & CEO, MSC Cruises

Head of the K-12 Climate Action initiative at the Aspen Institute

Executive Director, Aspen Digital, Aspen Institute

Founder, Operation Fish Drop

Co-Founder, Schmidt Futures; Founder, Special Competitive Studies Project; Executive Chairman, Steel Perlott; Former CEO and Executive Chairman, Google

Founder and Chief Education Officer, Coastal Culinary Academy

President and CEO, National Park Foundation

​Architect; Partner, OMA​

Co-President and Partner, Valor Equity Partners; Fund Manager, Valor Siren Ventures

​Founding Principal, Shulman + Associates; Director of Graduate Programs in Architecture, University of Miami School of Architecture​

Vice President of Sustainable Workplaces and Chief Sustainability Officer, General Motors

Chief Executive Officer, Florida Power and Light

Commissioner, National Basketball Association

Deputy Director, Aspen Tech Policy Hub, Aspen Digital, The Aspen Institute

Co-Founder and CEO, Solstice

Chief Executive Officer, Diligent Corporation

Stanback Dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University

​President and CEO, Bezos Earth Fund​

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Starwood Capital Group

Graduate Research Assistant and PhD Candidate, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Florida International University

Founder, BASICO, and student, University of Miami

Co-founder and CTO, Renewell Energy

Mayor, Miami

Vice President, Worldwide Economic Development, Amazon


Historic Preservation & Architecture Officer, City of Miami Beach

Documentary Filmmaker; Environmental Journalist, Sea Change Project

Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Trust for Public Land


​Executive Director, Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs, The Aspen Institute​

Partner and Segment Leader of Energy, Sustainability, and Infrastructure, Guidehouse


Co-Founder and President, Debris Free Oceans; Program and Outreach Director, Herbert W. Hoover Foundation

Walden Consulting, LLC and Former Chairman, House Energy and Commerce Committee

Director of Natural Resources, Vivid Economics

Port Director, PortMiami

Co-founder and Executive Chairman, Distributed Sun​

Managing Director and Global Head of Sustainable Investing, BlackRock Alternative Investors

President, Bluesource

Co-Founder and General Partner, Azolla Ventures; Co-Founder, Prime Impact Fund

​Senior Director at the Miami Herald​

Senior Correspondent, TIME


​Head of Strategy, Sustainable Investing at Goldman Sachs and Non-Resident Fellow at The Aspen Institute​

​Founder and President, Hip Hop Caucus​


​Deputy National Climate Advisor, White House Climate Policy Office​

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