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The Intersection of Entrepreneurship: Climate Innovation
9:30 AM - 11:59 PM Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center
Date: September 13, 2018 to September 13, 2018
Where: Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center, 505 Howard Street Plaza Level , Plaza Level, San Francisco, California, United States
Phone: N/A
Event Type: Business
Ticket Price: N/A
The Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center is hosting an all-day business forum, in partnership with Bank of the West, on Thursday, September 13, 2018 as part of the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. Emerging and experienced entrepreneurs, investors, business leaders and other stakeholders will discuss the impact of innovation, growth, and sustainability on environmental dynamics. Through a mix of keynotes, plenaries, and panel discussions, this program will help shape best practices and emerging expectations, especially in achieving long-term economic development goals, such as the UN SDGs. AGENDA 9:30AM – 10:00AM Registration & Networking 10:00AM – 10:10AM Welcome Remarks Bruce Aust – Vice Chairman, Nasdaq 10:10AM – 10:15AM Lead Sponsor Welcome Melissa Stoller – VP, Community Affairs Regional Officer, Bank of West 10:15AM – 10:30AM Innovative Climate Financing Mark Tercek – CEO, The Nature Conservancy 10:30AM – 11:00AM Why Does VC Care About Climate? Moderated by: Nicola Corzine – Executive Director, Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center Elan Emanuel – Investor Relations, Water Equity Fund Sergio Marrero – Co-Founder, Rebel One Meena Sankara – Founder & CEO, KETOS Bob O’Connor – Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich Rosati 11:00AM – 11:45AM ESG Monitoring, Reporting & Dialogue in Private Equity Natasha Buckley – Senior Manager, UN PRI Guy Roberts – Partner, ERM 11:45AM – 12:15PM Earthpreneurship Marcus Bruns – CEO, Young Sustainable Impact 12:15PM – 1:00PM Lunch 1:00PM – 1:15PM Setting Science-Based Targets  Heidi Huusko – Senior Manager, Environment & Climate, UN Global Compact 1:15PM – 1:45PM Dealing with Climate Impacts in Agribusiness Jeffrey Burch, Managing Director, Bank of the West 1:45PM – 2:30PM Building Green Tech Businesses Moderated by: Jack Cassel – Vice President, Nasdaq Matt Horton – CCO, Proterra Dr. Brandon Tinianov – Vice President, View Dynamic Glass 2:30PM – 3:15PM Training Next-Gen Business Leaders Moderated by: Dr. Samantha Dewalt – Managing Director,