Peggy Shepard is co-founder and executive director of WE ACT for Environmental Justice and has a long history of organizing and engaging Northern Manhattan residents in community-based planning and campaigns to address environmental protection and environmental health policy locally and nationally. She has successfully combined grassroots organizing, environmental advocacy, and environmental health community-based participatory research to become a national leader in advancing environmental policy and the perspective of environmental justice in urban communities — to ensure that the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment extends to all.
Dr. Sacoby Wilson is Associate Professor and Director, Community Engagement, Environmental Justice, and Health (CEEJH), University of Maryland. Dr. Wilson is an environmental health scientist and environmental justice advocate with the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. He has expertise in exposure science, environmental justice, community-engaged research including community-based participatory research (CBPR), the built environment, geospatial visualization tools, environmental health disparities, air pollution and water quality studies, climate change, and community resiliency.
Ms. Margaret Gordon is the Co-founder and Co-director of the West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project. Ms. Margaret has defined new models for environmental justice advocacy, organizing, policy, and collective action for decades in the community of West Oakland, with benefits for communities across the San Francisco Bay Area and California. Under her leadership, the West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project has led the creation of the groundbreaking Owning Our Air emissions reductions plan as part of the implementation of California Assembly Bill 617. She has served as an Aclima customer and partner for years.
Gloria Walton is President and CEO of The Solutions Project. Gloria has been named one of the country’s most exciting “next generation” political leaders. She leads The Solutions Project, which supports climate changemakers, innovators, and solutionaries at the grassroots. Previously, she was President & CEO of Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education (SCOPE), a South LA-based community organization widely recognized as a leader in the development of cutting-edge strategies to ensure that black and brown, poor and working-class communities have an equal voice in the democratic process.
Heather McTeer Toney serves as the Climate Justice Liaison for the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and as Senior Advisor to Moms Clean Air Force. She was the first African-American, first female and the youngest to serve as Mayor of Greenville, Mississippi from 2004-2012. In 2014, she was appointed by President Barack Obama as Regional Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Southeast Region. Known for her energetic and genuine commitment to people, her work has made her a national figure in the area of public service, environmental justice and community engagement.
Christine Harada is Vice President of Government Affairs at Heliogen, a clean energy company focused on eliminating the need for fossil fuels. She is a nationally recognized climate and sustainability expert. Formerly, she was President of i(x) investments as well as a Partner with Ridge-Lane LP. She previously served as the Federal Chief Sustainability Officer for the Obama administration, and as Chief of Staff and Chief Acquisition Officer at the U.S. GSA. She has extensive experience in driving operational excellence in government and business in service of bold climate action.
Kerry Duggan is Principal at SustainabiliD. Kerry is a connector and change agent. She currently serves on the State of Michigan’s Council on Climate Solutions. In 2020, Kerry was a Biden appointee to the Biden-Sanders Unity Climate Change Task Force. She served in the Obama-Biden White House as Deputy Director for Policy to then Vice President Joe Biden for energy, environment, climate and distressed communities. Simultaneously, she served as Deputy Director of the Detroit Federal Working Group to support Detroit’s revitalization.
William K. Reilly has enjoyed careers in public service, non-governmental organizations, and private sector finance. He has served four US Presidents: Presidents Nixon, George H.W. Bush, Clinton and Obama. For more than 20 years he was a Senior Advisor to TPG Capital, an international investment partnership. Before joining TPG, Mr. Reilly was the first Payne Visiting Professor at Stanford University. Mr. Reilly was Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from 1989 to 1993.
Martin Goebel is the Founder and Principal of Moebius Partners. Martin was the founder of Sustainable Northwest in Portland, Oregon and led the organization for 19 years and continues to serve on its subsidiary Sustainable Northwest Wood. Currently, he advises a number of philanthropies and partnerships including the Cooperative Advantage Collaborative and the Academy for Systemic Change. He serves on the boards of the Fondo Mexicano para la Conservacion de la Naturaleza and the Mesoamerican Reef Fund.
Luc Vincent is EVP, Autonomous Driving at Lyft, where he is leading efforts to build the world's best self-driving system. Previously, Luc spent 12 years at Google, where led large international teams focused on imagery and mapping. There he launched and grew Street View into one of Google's most iconic billion-user products. He was instrumental in the company's partnership with Aclima to map hyperlocal air quality in cities around the world.
Nick Parker is a pioneer in sustainable entrepreneurship and investment initiatives on a global scale. He introduced the cleantech concept to the finance and business community in 2002 by launching Cleantech Group. Nick makes catalytic investments and advises on new business initiatives achieving “exponential impact”, transforming critical sustainability challenges into rewarding market opportunities that drive positive social change.
David Sherman is an executive advisor and consultant in leadership, business strategy, transformation, sustainability and social entrepreneurship. He is co-author of Flourishing Enterprise: The New Spirit of Business. He is a partner at NOW Partners and the founder of Cooperative Advantage. He has founded and helped grow sustainability consulting firms and was instrumental in helping Walmart embark on its sustainability journey.