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 AM Metrics for Sustainability
Speaker to be announced
9:15 Cleantech Investment Today
Major Cleantech VC will Present
9:30 AM How an Exchange Looks at Sustainability
Evan Harvey, Managing Director of Corporate Sustainability, NASDAQ OMX
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:
10:30 AM Key Issues for a Successful Renewable Energy Project Financing
Market Overview of GrrenTech Investment Today
Omar Saadeh, Senior Analyst, Greentech Media Research
10:45 AM Financing Renewables Today
Dan Spitzer, Partner, Hodgson Russ LLP
11:00 AM The Fortune 500 Embrace Renewables
Quayle Hodek, CEO, Renewable Energy Choice
11:15 AM  Structured Finance for Renewables
TBA
11:30 AM 
To be announced
11:30 AM
To be announced
11:45 AM Renewable Energy Projects in Africa: The Way to Success
David Ross, Managing Director, Statera Capital
12:00 PM New Technology for Green Building Efficiency
Alan Benson, Founder and President of Triton Inc. (Invited)
12:15 PM Modularized Biomass Technologies: The Lego Approach for Renewables
Evija Reinholde, Chairwoman of the Board, Enertecgreen
12:30 PM  Distributed Generation Solutions
Speaker to be announced
12:45 PM TBD
 
 
1:00 PM
Sit Down Sponsored Lunch & Networking Sponsored 
 
2:00 PM Conference Reconvenes
 
New Strategies in Energy Efficiency Finance
Moderator: TBD
2:00 PM Energy Efficiency Trends and Financing: Commercial PACE
Vincent Titolo, Executive Director, Clean Fund (invited)
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, Helois Building Efficiency
2:45 PM New Disruptive Technology for HID Lamps
Justin Burley, CEO, Genesys Technology
3:00 PM The Power Purchase Agreement for Energy Efficiency
To be Announced
 
 
3:15 PM Afternoon Break
 
3:30 PM Sustainability as an Asset Class
Moderator; Nick Davis, Managing Director, Agrion
3:30 Investing for Impact
Arrun Kapoor, Managing Director, SJF Ventures (Invited)
3:45 PM Hedge Funds as a Sustainability Strategy
Drianne Benner, Managing Director, Appomattox Advisory
4:00 PM Creating More Impact
Erika Karp, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Cornerstoen Capital Group
4:15 PM Topic TBD
Ben Bingham, Founder & CEO,  3 Sisters Sustainable Management LLC
4:30 PM Forestry as an Investible Asset Class
Eron Bloomgarden, Partner, Eko Asset Management
4:45 PM Portolfio Construction in Emerging Markets: The Risks
To be Announced
 
5:00 PM Conference Ends