The Future of Sustainable Business Is...

Program and Speakers

Speakers and agenda are subject to change. Last updated October 2022. Program time zone listed is Eastern Daylight Time, UTC -04:00

Program and Speakers

10:30-10:45 a.m.

Welcome Address

We will kick off this milestone event with a warm welcome from our President and CEO, Aron Cramer.

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Aron Cramer

President and CEO

10:45-11:45 a.m.


Just and sustainable business has gained important momentum in recent years. As we look ahead, we need to pause and ask the question: Is sustainable business delivering what the world needs?

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Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson

U.S. Business Editor
Financial Times

Rajiv Joshi portrait

Rajiv Joshi

Associate Dean, Climate Action
Columbia Climate School

Erika Karp portrait

Erika Karp

Chief Impact Officer

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Sanda Ojiambo

Assistant Secretary-General and CEO
United Nations Global Compact

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Martin Whittaker

Chief Executive Officer
JUST Capital

11:45 a.m.-12:10 p.m.

Fireside Chat

From his new book “Longpath,” writer and futurist Ari Wallach will explore how shifting from short- to long-term thinking can widen our scope beyond the here and now to reclaim meaning in our lives.

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Ari Wallach

Founder and Executive Director

Aron Cramer portrait

Aron Cramer

President and CEO

12:10-12:25 p.m.


David Opdyke is using his talents to bring attention to the climate crisis and inspiring change. He will provide an overview of his latest work “Somewhere, all this,” now on display at the Climate Museum.

12:25-12:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks

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Hetal Momaya

Manager, Global Events

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Networking Lunch

In-person participants will enjoy a climate-conscious networking lunch with expansive views of the Hudson River and Chelsea Piers marina.

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Thank You to Our Sponsors

Gold Sponsor

Verizon Communications Inc.

Silver Sponsors

L’Oréal S.A.

Qualcomm Incorporated

The Walt Disney Company

Supporting Sponsors

The Coca-Cola Company

Google LLC

Microsoft Corporation