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2022 has been a landmark year for sustainability—frameworks and regulations gained traction with companies and governments, landmark bills passed across the U.S. and Europe to accelerate the shift in renewable energy and infrastructure, we learned that the number of degrees the planet is expected to warm isn’t as dire (but it’s definitely getting hotter), and so much more.
Sustain.Life chief sustainability officer, Alyssa Rade, and other influential thought leaders in the sustainability and ESG space will discuss the most notable trends, events, advancements, and setbacks in climate change and regulations.
The panel will also look ahead to 2023, and what the new year could bring in actionable solutions and advancements that will ensure we can preserve the planet for a better tomorrow.
Moderator: Alyssa Rade, Chief Sustainability Officer at Sustain.Life
Alyssa Rade is the chief sustainability officer at Sustain.Life where she leads the company’s strategy for product content, guiding users on their decarbonization and ESG journeys. Her 10+ years of corporate sustainability experience guides the program recommendations, carbon management and ESG disclosures featured in Sustain.Life’s software. Prior to joining Sustain.Life, Alyssa directed the ESG program at Vornado Realty Trust, where she managed sustainable operations and development for over 30 million sf of class A commercial space. Alyssa is accredited as a LEED and WELL AP and holds a MPA in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University and a BA in Environmental Studies from Washington University in St. Louis.
Dr. Chris Wedding, Founder of Entrepreneurs for Impact
Dr. Chris Wedding is the founder of Entrepreneurs for Impact, the only executive peer group community for growth-stage CEOs and investors tackling climate change. Chris is also a professor at Duke University and UNC Chapel Hill, former environmental private equity investor and impact investment banker, 4x founder, executive coach, and occasional monk.
Talia Rafaeli, Partner at Kompas Ventures
Talia Rafaeli is a General Partner with Kompas VC, an early stage venture capital fund focused on digital transformation and decarbonization technologies in the built environment and manufacturing industries. She has over 12 years of experience as an investor in various venture capital capacities, most recently having overseen investments and innovation for automotive manufacturer Porsche AG, prior to which she was a technology M&A banker in New York. She holds an MBA from Columbia University and a BA in Economics and Computer Science from Emory University.