Agenda

Monday March 23, 2015

7:00 AM
Registration & Breakfast
8:00 AM Welcome
Peter Fusaro, Conference Founder & Chairman, Global Change Associates
Moderator: Barry Worthington, Executive Director, United States Energy Association
8:05 AM Setting the Green Sustainable Agenda Today
Peter C. Fusaro, Chairman, Global Change Associates Inc.
8:15 AM Embedding Sustainability Throughout the Corporation
Keynote Speaker, Scott Tew, Executive Director, Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability, Ingersoll Rand
8:40 AM  Green Banks as a Financing Option
Bryan Garcia, President & CEO, Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority
9:00 Breaking Down the REAL Barriers to Cleantech Innovation
Ron Dizy,Managng Director, Advanced Energy Centre, Ontario  
9:15 AM How an Exchange Looks at Sustainability
Evan Harvey, Managing Director of Corporate Sustainability, NASDAQ OMX
9:30 AM Sustainability and Business Value
Libby Bernick, Senior Vice President, North America, Trucost
9:45 AM  Bridging the Gap Between Public and Private Monies
NY Green Bank (invited)
10:00 AM Sponsor Break
 
10:30 AM Renewable Energy Finance Today
Moderator: David Manning, Director of Stakeholder & Community Relations, Brookhaven National Lab.
10:35 AM Key Issues for a Successful Renewable Energy Project Financing
Market Overview of GrrenTech Investment Today
Omar Saadeh, Senior Analyst, Greentech Media Research
10:50 AM Financing Renewables Today
Dan Spitzer, Partner, Hodgson Russ LLP
11:05 AM Distributed Generation Solutions
Ken McCauley, President & CEO, Princeton Power Solutions
11:20 AM Tax Eqyity Financing for Renewables
Eli Katz, Partner, Chabroune Parke LLP
11:35 PM
TBA
11:50 PM Crowdfunding for PV Solar
Graham Smith, Founder & CEO, Open Energy Group (invited)
12:05 PM Renewable Energy Projects in Africa: The Way to Success
David Ross, Managing Director, Statera Capital
12:20 PM Hydrogen for Transportation: The Time is Now!
Colin Armstrong, President/CEO, HTEC (Hydrogen Technology & Energy Corporation)
12:35 PM Modularized Biomass Technologies: The Lego Approach for Renewables
Evija Reinholde, Chairwoman of the Board, Enertecgreen
12:50 PM Cleantech Pitch Panel
3 Clean Energy Startups will pitch their businesses to the audience
 
 
1:00 PM
Sit Down Sponsored Lunch & Networking Sponsored by Hodgson Russ LLP
 
2:00 PM Conference Reconvenes
 
New Strategies in Energy Efficiency Finance
Moderator: TBD
2:00 PM Energy Efficiency Trends and Financing: Progress in Commercial PACE
Vincent Titolo, Executive Director, Clean Fund 
2:15 PM Building Momentum: Innovations in Energy Efficiency Finance
Charlotte Kim, Partner, Wilson Sonsini
2:30 PM New Technology for Energy Efficiency 
Pierre Trevet, Founder & CEO, HELIOS Exchange Inc. 
2:45 PM New Disruptive Technology for HID Lamps
Justin Burley, CEO, Genesys Technology
3:00 PM New GHG Metrics for Green Bonds
Ken Locklin, Managing Director, Impact Asset Management
 
 
3:15 PM Afternoon Break
 
3:30 PM Sustainability as an Asset Class
Moderator; Nick Davis, Managing Director, Agrion
3:30 PM  Double Bottom Line Investing
Gabriel Thoumi, CFA, Senior Sustainabilty Analyst
3:45 PM Investing for Impact
Arrun Kapoor, Managing Director, SJF Ventures 
4:00 PM Hedge Funds as a Sustainability Strategy
Drianne Benner, Managing Director, Appomattox Advisory
4:15 PM Creating More Impact
Erika Karp, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Cornerstoen Capital Group
4:30 PM Topic TBD
Ben Bingham, Founder & CEO,  3 Sisters Sustainable Management LLC
4:45 PM Fisheries, Forestry & Wateras an Investible Asset Class
Trip O'Shea, Vice President, Eko Asset Management
 
5:00 PM Conference Ends