Convening the climate tech ecosystem
The VERGE 23 Expo will feature more than 80 organizations applying their innovative technologies and services to address the climate crisis in the following areas: clean energy, sustainable transportation, carbon removal, regenerative food systems, net-zero buildings and the startup ecosystem. Learn more about these trailblazing organizations, build new connections and experience interactive exhibits — including sustainable food and beverage product demos and invigorating art activations.
Registering with an Expo Pass will give you access to the VERGE 23 Expo — plus all keynote sessions, networking receptions and microgrid tours.
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Tuesday, Oct 24
12:00 - 1:30 PM: Lunch & Expo
3:00 - 3:30 PM: Networking Break & Expo
4:30 - 6:30 PM: Reception & Expo
Wednesday, Oct 25
12:00 - 1:30 PM: Lunch & Expo
3:45 - 4:15 PM: Networking Break & Expo
5:15 - 7:00 PM: Reception & Expo
Thursday, Oct 26
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM: Lunch & Expo
The Expo includes tours of our 100% renewably-powered microgrid, which powers the event. The microgrid is built on-site using a combination of off-the-shelf components from startups and leading solution providers.
The Startup Pavilion is is home to the climate tech innovation ecosystem at VERGE. Participating organizations will be involved in a variety of activities including startup-investor meetings, pitch competitions, award ceremonies and more.
The Climate Cuisine will feature more sustainable ways to produce, distribute and consume food. We invite innovative entrepreneurs to bring their sustainable food and beverage product samples to showcase at VERGE 23. Applications are open until September 1.
The networking receptions offer a unique opportunity to connect with like-minded peers across industries and develop new partnerships to advance climate solutions.
3Degrees is a leading global climate solutions provider and Certified B Corporation. Our work is driven by the need for urgent climate action, and has been for more than 20 years. We deliver a full suite of clean energy and decarbonization solutions to help global Fortune 500 companies, utilities, and other organizations achieve their climate goals and address emissions in the fight against climate change. The 3Degrees team brings a commitment to integrity and deep expertise in climate strategy and implementation across scopes 1, 2, and 3 emissions, including net zero, global environmental commodities, renewable energy and carbon project development, transportation decarbonization, as well as electric and gas utility voluntary programs. We help develop and deploy impactful climate solutions that make good business sense and advance an equitable transition to the low-carbon future.
American Forest Foundation
American Forests believes forests are instrumental to addressing two critical issues of our time: slowing climate change and advancing social equity. They also deliver essential benefits for people, water and wildlife. Since our founding in 1875, we have been a pathfinder for creating healthy and resilient forests in cities and large landscapes from coast to coast. For example, we championed creation of the U.S. Forest Service, persuaded Congress to provide stable funding for fighting and preventing forest fires, and advocated for passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, which includes historic investments in forests as climate solutions. We advance our mission through forestry innovation, place-based partnerships to plant and restore forests, and movement building.
AuditBoard is the leading cloud-based platform transforming audit, risk, ESG, and compliance management. More than 40% of the Fortune 500 leverage AuditBoard to move their businesses forward with greater clarity and agility. AuditBoard is top-rated by customers on G2, Capterra, and Gartner Peer Insights, and was recently ranked for the fourth year in a row as one of the fastest-growing technology companies in North America by Deloitte.
At BDO, our purpose is helping people thrive, every day. Together, we are focused on delivering exceptional and sustainable outcomes for our people, our clients and our communities. Across the U.S., and in over 160 countries through our global organization, BDO professionals provide assurance, tax and advisory services – as well as sustainability and ESG services – for a diverse range of clients.
BDO is the brand name for the BDO network and for each of the BDO Member Firms. BDO USA, P.A., a Delaware professional service corporation, is the U.S. member of BDO International Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, and forms part of the international BDO network of independent member firms: www.bdo.com
BeZero Carbon is a ratings agency for the voluntary carbon market. Combining expertise across climate science, finance and policy, it provides ratings, risk and data tools that improve information accessibility and decision making. Its aim is to build markets for environmental impact.
Breakthrough empowers shippers with data, technology, and market knowledge to reduce cost, create fair partnerships, and improve transportation network efficiency and sustainability. Our cutting-edge technology leverages a robust dataset of over $25 billion in annual freight spend to uncover freight optimizations and decarbonize transportation networks for the world’s most reputable household brands.
Calyx Global is a carbon credit ratings agency that helps organizations buy carbon credits with confidence. Rigorous ratings ensure that our customers do good for people and the planet. From nature-based solutions to emerging technologies, Calyx Global leads the market with over 450 ratings (and counting). To learn more visit www.calyxglobal.com.
Recognizing a significant environmental opportunity, Camston Wrather has developed an innovative facility in Carlsbad, California, that is uniquely capable of separating the precious metals from the polymers and other materials found in Printed Circuit Boards. End-of-life circuit boards now have a cleaner U.S.-based option for addressing this global problem. GHD, a leading environmental company, has verified that this new facility can process PCB scrap components 90% more efficiently than known extraction methods available in the industry today. As a result, Camston Wrather has the ability to produce verified carbon credits, or VCU’s, which can be shared with customers.
Capgemini is a global leader in partnering with companies to transform and manage their business by harnessing the power of technology. The Group is guided everyday by its purpose of unleashing human energy through technology for an inclusive and sustainable future. It is a responsible and diverse organization of nearly 360,000 team members in more than 50 countries. With its strong 55-year heritage and deep industry expertise, Capgemini is trusted by its clients to address the entire breadth of their business needs, from strategy and design to operations, fueled by the fast evolving and innovative world of cloud, data, AI, connectivity, software, digital engineering and platforms. The Group reported 2022 global revenues of €22 billion.
Carbonfuture is the Trust Infrastructure for durable carbon removal, consisting of two products that seamlessly connect the entire carbon removal lifecycle: Carbonfuture MRV+ (the most comprehensive MRV solution for durable CDR) and Carbonfuture Marketplace (the leading marketplace for durable CDR).
At Carbonfuture, we build trust throughout the carbon removal journey with our rigorous, data-driven approach, ensuring unmatched quality and reliability of carbon removal.
We empower suppliers by providing the essential project support and finance needed to transform their carbon removal projects into fully certified carbon credits. For corporate buyers, we offer access to portfolios of carbon removal credits adhering to the highest quality standards. We work with some of the world's most ambitious climate leaders such as Microsoft, Swiss Re, and the World Economic Forum First Movers Coalition.
Carbon Direct helps organizations go from climate goal to climate action. We combine technology with deep expertise in climate science, policy, and carbon markets to deliver carbon emission footprints, actionable reduction strategies, and high-quality carbon dioxide removal. With Carbon Direct, clients can set and equitably deliver on their climate commitments, streamline compliance, and manage risk through transparency and scientific credibility.
Our expertise is trusted by global climate leaders including Microsoft, American Express, and Alaska Airlines, as well as by the World Economic Forum, which selected Carbon Direct as an Implementation Partner for the First Movers Coalition. To learn more, visit carbon-direct.com.
Climate Impact Partners, a merger of Natural Capital Partners and ClimateCare, is a leader in developing and delivering high-quality, high-impact carbon market solutions for climate action. For more than 20 years, the company has worked with climate-leading businesses to support more than 600 carbon removal and reduction projects in 56 countries. It creates and manages carbon credit and energy attribute certificate portfolios that enable its clients to offset emissions they can’t yet reduce, put a price on carbon to incentivize change, and meet ambitious climate goals. With a focus on transforming the global economy, improving health and livelihoods, and restoring a thriving planet, Climate Impact Partners is committed to delivering 1 billion tonnes of CO2 reductions by 2030.
We work with climate tech companies in Australia to help them build a team, get customers, and connect with investors through community support, tools, and programs.
Climatiq provides a carbon calculation engine that enables product teams to embed emission metrics into their software and empower better decision making. Delivered through an API, it allows anyone to easily calculate the emissions of business activities (procurement, freight transport, cloud computing, energy consumption, travel, manufacturing, waste, etc.). A range of intelligent API endpoints enables the automation of carbon emission calculations and mapping of business data against emission factors hosted on Climatiq’s database - one of the world’s largest repositories of emission factors, covering 300 regions and territories globally across numerous sectors.
The College of Business at Colorado State University is focused on using business to create a better world. As an AACSB-accredited business school, the College is among the top five percent of business colleges worldwide, providing programs and career support services to more than 2,500 undergraduate and 1,300 graduate students. Faculty help students across our top-ranked on-campus and online programs develop the knowledge, skills and values to navigate a rapidly evolving business world and address global challenges with sustainable business solutions. Our students are known for their creativity, work ethic and resilience. The College’s highly ranked programs include its Impact MBA, ranked by Corporate Knights as a Top 20 “Better World MBA” worldwide, where all students complete a Corporate Sustainability Fellowship conducting a sustainability project at a host organization.
We are the nation’s largest producer of carbon-free energy and the leading competitive retail supplier of power and energy products and services for homes and businesses across the United States. Headquartered in Baltimore, our generation fleet produces enough energy to power 15 million homes and is helping to accelerate the nation’s transition to clean energy with more than 32,400 megawatts of capacity and annual output that is 90 percent carbon-free.
Our family of retail businesses serves approximately 2 million residential, public sector and business customers, including three-fourths of the Fortune 100. We are helping these customers reach their own climate goals through innovative clean energy solutions, including an upcoming, new 24/7 carbon-free energy matching product.
Drax is a global renewable energy company based in the UK and North America. We are the second largest producer of sustainable biomass globally, and the UK’s largest source of renewable power by output. Our purpose is enabling a zero carbon, lower cost energy future and in 2019, we announced a world-leading ambition to be carbon negative by 2030, using Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) technology to remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere at scale whilst delivering reliable renewable electricity. In the UK we operate a generation portfolio of sustainable biomass, hydro-electric and pumped hydro storage power stations and are the UK’s largest source of renewable electricity. We also operate a global bioenergy supply business with manufacturing facilities at 18 sites in the United States and Canada, producing compressed wood pellets for our own use and for customers in Europe and Asia.
Electronic Recyclers International
ERI is the largest fully integrated IT and electronics asset disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company in the United States. ERI is certified at the highest level by all leading environmental and data security oversight organizations to de-manufacture, recycle, and refurbish every type of electronic device in an environmentally responsible manner. ERI has the capacity to process more than a billion pounds of electronic waste annually at its nine certified locations, serving every zip code in the United States. ERI’s mission is to protect people, the planet and privacy. For more information about e-waste recycling and ERI, call 1-800-ERI-DIRECT or visit https://eridirect.com.
Enel North America, part of the Enel Group, is a clean energy leader in North America and is working to electrify the economy and build a net-zero carbon future by decarbonizing energy supply, electrifying transportation, creating resilient grids, and promoting a just, equitable transition. Enel North America serves over 4,500 businesses, utilities, and cities through renewable power generation, demand response, distributed energy resources, smart e-mobility solutions and services, energy trading, advisory and consulting services, and more. Its portfolio includes over 9.6 GW of utility-scale renewable capacity, 606 MW / 910 MWh of utility-scale energy storage and 76 MW / 174 MWh of distributed energy storage capacity, 4.7 GW of demand response capacity, and 170,000 electric vehicle charging stations. No matter the size of your organization, which industry you belong to, or where you are in your energy transition journey, Enel North America has the strongest integrated energy solution offering to tailor a solution that meets your unique needs.
ENGIE Impact accelerates sustainability transformation for corporations, cities and governments. We help organizations embed sustainability into their operational strategies, allowing them to bridge the gap between sustainability commitments and realized results that capture economic value and make organizations more competitive over the long term.
One of the world’s leading international nonprofit organizations, Environmental Defense Fund (edf.org) creates transformational solutions to the most serious environmental problems. To do so, EDF links science, economics, law, and innovative private-sector partnerships. With more than 3 million members and offices in the United States, China, Mexico, Indonesia and the European Union, EDF’s scientists, economists, attorneys and policy experts are working in 28 countries to turn our solutions into action.
At ERM, sustainability is our business.
As the largest global pure play sustainability consultancy, we partner with the world’s leading organizations, creating innovative solutions to sustainability challenges and unlocking commercial opportunities that meet the needs of today while preserving opportunity for future generations.
Our diverse team of world-class experts supports clients across the breadth of their organizations to operationalize sustainability, underpinned by our deep technical expertise in addressing their environmental, health, safety, risk and social issues. We call this capability our “boots to boardroom” approach for its comprehensive service model that allows ERM to develop strategic and technical solutions that advance objectives on the ground or at the executive level.
Trust In Food is a social purpose initiative of Farm Journal, working to accelerate the transition toward climate-smart practices for a more resilient ag system across the U.S. We make every dollar invested in climate-smart ag go further by ensuring it works smarter and harder. In doing so, we secure a better future for our country’s farmers, for our natural resources and for all of us who depend on them.
Every time you reuse, we give. Fill it Forward is a Certified B-Corporation that works closely with organizations of all sizes to inspire reuse. Amplify your impact with our interactive technology, charitable giving, and sustainable products. Perfect for events, companies, schools, and food service operators. Watch the how it works video and learn more at www.fillitforward.com
GE Vernova’s Financial Services business provides customers with a suite of financing solutions for projects that aim to accelerate a new era of energy. It has deployed sizable capital into energy projects globally through development financing, direct equity investments, and capital raising from private and public financial institutions.
General Motors (NYSE:GM) is a global company focused on advancing an all-electric future that is inclusive and accessible to all. At the heart of this strategy is the Ultium battery platform, which powers everything from mass-market to high-performance vehicles. General Motors, its subsidiaries and its joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cad
Gold Standard enables businesses not only to cut carbon emissions beyond their corporate boundaries, but to tackle some of the biggest barriers to global sustainable development, including poverty reduction, access to clean energy and water, and conservation of natural ecosystems
Grassroots Carbon offers an affordable, scalable carbon removal program that has the power to meet your ambitious climate goals while also providing ecological benefits far beyond carbon removal.
Nature has the power to remove gigatons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere today, and America’s grasslands have the capacity to store a quarter of all US carbon dioxide emissions while delivering impactful co-benefits. Carbon sequestered in grassland root systems can remain in the soil for thousands of years. It's the most effective atmospheric carbon removal solution, with incredible impacts far beyond just carbon, including grassland ecology regeneration, soil health, soil water storage, and biodiversity. Grassroots Carbon combines cutting-edge science and climate technology with thousands of ranchers regenerating America’s grasslands to help your company achieve its climate targets.
GreenWaste is a full-service resource recovery and recycling company focused on revolutionizing how we transform the world’s waste. Acceleration of climate tech solutions further advances our mission of reaching a greener world. We are focused on recovering, recycling, and reusing waste materials in the most innovative, environmentally responsible, and reliable ways possible. In 2022, GreenWaste diverted over 1 million tons of material from disposal, supporting a circular economy and zero waste goals, and creating renewable energy, compost, mulch and other recycled products. Learn more about GreenWaste: GreenWaste.com
GridBeyond’s vision is to build a shared energy economy that delivers sustainability, resilience, affordability and adaptability through collaboration and innovation. By bridging the gap between distributed energy resources and electricity markets, our technology means every connected asset, whether its utility-scale renewables generation, battery storage or industrial load, can be utilized to help balance the grid.
Combining solvers, market access, and automatic trading in one place, including balancing services, capacity markets and the participation in the wholesale traded markets, our technology empowers C&I businesses, EV fleet operators, generators, and energy storage operators to maximize revenues and savings.
Founded in 1910, Hitachi is a global technology and innovation company. We are driven by a long-term vision to enhance the well-being of people while building a sustainable future for our planet. Hitachi is a multi-sector leader in diverse industries, including energy, IT, digital, healthcare, automotive, railway, and manufacturing. With over 696 consolidated subsidiaries and a global workforce of approximately 320,000 employees, we play a vital role in investing, innovating, and fostering more well-paying jobs worldwide, improving people's quality of life. As a leader in the global green transformation, Hitachi is determined to tackle pressing global challenges through renewable energy, electrification, energy conservation, and automation, aiming to achieve a more sustainable society. To learn more about our innovative solutions, visit our website at https://social-innovation.
IBM is the global leader in business transformation through an open hybrid cloud platform and AI, serving clients in more than 170 countries around the world. Today 47 of the Fortune 50 Companies rely on the IBM Cloud to run their business, and IBM Watson enterprise AI is hard at work in more than 30,000 engagements. IBM is also one of the world’s most vital corporate research organizations, with 28 consecutive years of patent leadership. Above all, guided by principles for trust and transparency and support for a more inclusive society, IBM is committed to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world. For more information about IBM visit: www.ibm.com.
Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy
Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy® was established in 2008 by farmers through the dairy checkoff to foster collaboration that progresses the industry’s goal of building a healthy and sustainable future for the dairy community, the people it serves, and the planet we all share. The Innovation Center convenes diverse stakeholders and leaders to advance the U.S. dairy community’s positive impact on shared social responsibility and sustainability priorities that include nutrition and health, food security, the environment, animal care, workforce and food safety. Through these efforts, the U.S. dairy community contributes to a more sustainable world for future generations. For more information, visit usdairy.com/about-us/innovation-center.
As the leading end-to-end reforestation company in the U.S., Mast is on a mission to make reforestation scalable. As bigger and hotter fires destroy more forestland every year, Mast Reforestation provides faster and more resilient forest restoration for landowners impacted by devastating wildfires. Mast provides everything from collecting native, diverse seed species to site prep, planting, and ongoing monitoring, using carbon and project financing to cover the costs for landowners.
Mast is the only vertically-integrated reforestation company that has removed the financial, procedural, and seed supply barriers that typically stand in the way of getting reforestation done. Mast is also an innovation center for the non-timber supply chain for reforestation, developing various biological and technical products for achieving land management goals more efficiently. To learn more, visit www.mastreforest.com.
The Montgomery County Green Bank is a publicly chartered 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation dedicated to accelerating energy efficiency, renewable energy, and clean energy investment in Montgomery County, MD. We partner with the private sector to provide more affordable and flexible financing options for County residents and businesses for clean energy and climate-resilient projects. These projects save energy, lower greenhouse gas emissions, create healthy living and working environments, foster a more resilient economy and environment, and help the County achieve its environmental goals.
NextEra Energy Resources
NextEra Energy Resources, LLC (together with its affiliated entities, "NextEra Energy Resources") is a clean energy leader and is one of the largest wholesale generators of electric power in the U.S., with approximately 27,400 megawatts of total net generating capacity, primarily in 40 states and Canada as of year-end 2022. NextEra Energy Resources is the world's largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun, a world leader in battery storage and is driving the development of the green hydrogen economy. The business operates clean, emissions-free nuclear power generation facilities in New Hampshire and Wisconsin as part of the NextEra Energy nuclear fleet. NextEra Energy Resources offers a wide range of clean energy solutions to help businesses and customers across the country meet their emissions reduction goals. NextEra Energy Resources, LLC is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Florida-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE).
One Tree Planted is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that is on a mission to make it simple for anyone to help the environment by planting trees. Their projects span the globe and are done in partnership with local communities and environmental organizations to create an impact for nature, people, and wildlife. One Tree Planted was founded in 2014 and in 2023 achieved a milestone of supporting 100 million trees globally. We can't wait for you to join our mission!
Pachama is a technology company on a mission to restore nature to solve climate change. Harnessing the latest advancements in satellite imagery, remote sensing, and machine learning, Pachama evaluates the carbon stored in our forests and monitors forest growth over time. Pachama has two distinct pathways to help brands meet their climate targets today and create long-term strategies for the future. With Pachama Verified, companies can invest in existing high-quality forest conservation and restoration projects vetted by Pachama’s rigorous evaluation process. Through Pachama Originals, companies can start projects from the ground up, making catalytic investments in the next generation of tech-enabled forest carbon projects.
Patch is the technology platform making meaningful climate action a part of every business—no matter the size. We provide a growing cohort of carbon credit buyers with access to carefully vetted climate action projects across six continents. This enables buyers to confidently achieve climate impact they can trust, while project developers can scale their solutions at the critical pace the planet needs. To help rebalance the planet, visit patch.io.
PowerFlex is a leader in the renewable energy industry, helping a wide array of clients — such as Amazon, NASA, and Facebook — realize their sustainability and financial goals through flexible clean power solutions. We are the fourth-largest EV charging provider for large sites in the United States, with more than 4,000 ports installed to date.
In addition to cost-effective EV charging, PowerFlex also offers whole-site energy solutions that integrate EV charging, solar, storage, and microgrid capabilities. When combined, these technologies provide maximum financial savings, energy resiliency and independence, and environmental compliance. Leveraging PowerFlex X, our line of intelligent software and hardware products, we’re able to integrate, control, and optimize multiple onsite energy assets and provide our customers with realtime insights as well as robust historical data to aid in internal and external ESG reporting. Best of all, our services are turnkey and include multiple financing options, customized design and engineering, and comprehensive asset management
Pure Strategies is a sustainability consulting firm empowering brands and retailers to realize meaningful environmental and social improvement. Since 1998, our team of experts has provided customized sustainability solutions to help our clients build sustainability strategies and programs, set sustainability goals, create sustainable supply chains, and optimize products and sustainable packaging.
From our early projects, such as assessing Stonyfield Farm’s first carbon footprint, to our latest projects, our work helps deliver business benefits to our clients while realizing sustainability goals. Recent projects include:
- Seventh Generation: establishing the sustainability strategy and goals
- Ben & Jerry’s: developing science-based targets for climate
- Walmart: creating a sustainable packaging strategy and implementation tools
- Ahold Delhaize: helping develop and implement a sustainable chemistry program
We are proud to be a certified B Corp and members of organizations that are driving sustainability broadly across business.
QuantumCat is a Korean startup with a vision to create a sustainable environment and deliver solutions that address pressing environmental challenges through our innovative catalyst technology. We specialize in isolating gold nanoparticles within our patented nanocages and manufacturing them on a commercial scale. Unlike conventional catalysts, ours can eliminate VOCs and carbon monoxide at room temperature. These exceptional properties allow for unprecedented applications across numerous industries, providing opportunities for cost reduction, energy savings, and exceeding today's increasingly stringent environmental standards.
REsurety is a mission-driven organization dedicated to accelerating the world’s transition to a zero-carbon future. We provide software and services to support both the financial and sustainability goals of clean energy buyers, sellers, and investors. Our software offers data-driven insights at various stages of the project lifecycle from initial exploration to portfolio management. Our services leverage our domain expertise and deliver solutions tailored to the unique needs of our customers.
Salesforce is the world’s #1 customer relationship management (CRM) platform. At Salesforce, we consider the environment to be a key stakeholder and we are committed to harnessing our culture of innovation to improve the state of the world. We leverage the power of our people and our products to reduce the impact that we and our customers have on the planet. Salesforce achieved net-zero greenhouse gas emissions globally and delivers customers a carbon neutral cloud.
Schneider’s purpose is to empower all to make the most of our energy and resources, bridging progress and sustainability for all. We call this Life Is On. Our mission is to be your digital partner for Sustainability and Efficiency. We drive digital transformation by integrating world-leading process and energy technologies, end-point to cloud connecting products, controls, software and services, across the entire lifecycle, enabling integrated company management, for homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure, and industries. We are the most local of global companies. We are advocates of open standards and partnership ecosystems that are passionate about our shared Meaningful Purpose, Inclusive and Empowered values. Learn more at www.se.com/us.
Scope Zero created the Carbon Savings Account (CSA). Think health savings account, but for home technology and personal transportation upgrades that foster employee financial wellness and corporate ESG. For employees, the CSA increases the affordability and accessibility of upgrades that reduce their utility bills, fuel spend, and carbon footprint. The CSA lowers the upfront costs of upgrades with employer matches and referral discounts from CSA marketplace vendors. For employers, the CSA measures, reports, and reduces scope 3 work-from-home and commute emissions. The CSA addresses the annual 2.3B tons of carbon emissions from U.S. residential energy consumption and personal vehicle use.
The Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) and the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) are the Department of Defense's environmental, resilience, and installation energy and water research programs, harnessing the latest science and technology to improve DoD’s environmental performance, reduce costs, and enhance and sustain mission capabilities. The Programs respond to environmental, resilience, and installation energy and water technology requirements that are common to all of the Military Services, complementing the Services’ research programs. SERDP and ESTCP promote partnerships and collaboration among academia, industry, the Military Services, and other Federal Agencies. They are independent programs managed from a joint office to coordinate the full spectrum of efforts, from basic and applied research to field demonstration and validation.
Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), a division of First Citizens Bank, is the bank of the world’s most innovative companies and investors. SVB provides commercial and private banking to individuals and companies in the technology, life science and healthcare, private equity, venture capital and premium wine industries. SVB operates in centers of innovation throughout the United States, serving the unique needs of its dynamic clients with deep sector expertise, insights and connections. SVB’s parent company, First Citizens BancShares, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCNCA), is a top 20 U.S. financial institution with more than $200 billion in assets. First Citizens Bank, Member FDIC. Learn more at svb.com
South Pole, a social enterprise recognised by the World Economic Forum's Schwab Foundation, is today the world's leading climate project developer and solutions provider.
Since its founding in 2006, South Pole has developed and provided climate finance to over 850 projects in more than 50 countries that have helped reduce over 200 million metric tonnes of CO2 emissions, and provided measurable benefits to communities vulnerable to climate change.
South Pole also advises governments and thousands of leading companies on their climate journeys to achieve net zero emissions. With its global Climate Solutions platform, South Pole implements comprehensive strategies that help organisations across the world build resilience and turn climate action into long-term business opportunities. Our global team of over 1,200 experts is trusted by many FT500 businesses and world-class investors around the world.
STRIVE by STX empowers organizations to transform their environmental challenges into business opportunities through voluntary climate action. We advise and help companies take action in every step of the decarbonization journey from creating sustainability goals, reducing emissions, and compensating for unabatable emissions. With over 20 years of expertise in the highest regulated markets and the widest cross-commodity portfolio, we understand your business needs of today and anticipate the possible external risks and regulations of tomorrow.
Sun PR is a full-service communications agency focused on helping companies and NGOs identify and build engaging narratives tailored for key audiences to steer industry dialogues in new directions. With a focus on climate tech and sustainability, our teams create compelling content for earned and social media communications strategies to reach a wide variety of our clients’ stakeholders, including customers, investors, policymakers and academics. Based in Austin, Texas, our clients are addressing global climate ambitions and societal challenges with technical ingenuity and advocacy.
Sustain.Life is the SaaS platform—and Certified B Corporation™—that helps future-proof companies by decarbonizing and taking climate action. Launched in 2021, Sustain.Life provides ESG and carbon accounting tools that empower organizations to embrace sustainability, manage and mitigate carbon emissions, reduce costs, and stand out to customers, investors, and other stakeholders.
SustainCERT is a climate impact verifier, bringing credibility to climate action. Our offer combines established independent climate expertise with innovative, cutting edge digital verification solutions. We provide impact validation and verification services for carbon markets and value chains. Founded as an independent standalone organisation in 2018 by Gold Standard, SustainCERT’s approach aligns with and contributes to leading international sustainability frameworks – including the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Gold Standard and Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi).
Syngenta Crop Protection is a leader in agricultural innovation, bringing breakthrough technologies and solutions that enable farmers to grow productively and sustainably. We offer a leading portfolio of crop protection solutions for plant and soil health, as well as digital solutions that transform the decision-making capabilities of farmers. Our 17,900 employees serve to advance agriculture in more than 90 countries around the world. Syngenta Crop Protection is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, and is part of the Syngenta Group.
The Climate Tech Finance Program, a collaborative effort between the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (IBank) and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), stands at the forefront of propelling growth and innovation within the climate technology sector. Acting as a bridge between climate tech entrepreneurs and vital financial resources, the program provides invaluable support through loan guarantees and expert financial guidance. By fostering a more equitable distribution of funds and resources, the program not only accelerates the development and deployment of groundbreaking climate solutions but also ensures that investments are channeled towards creating a more sustainable and inclusive future.
The Sustainability Consortium
The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) is a global organization transforming the consumer goods industry to deliver more sustainable consumer products. We are dedicated to improving the sustainability of consumer products. Our Members and partners include manufacturers, retailers, suppliers, service providers, NGOs, civil society organizations, governmental agencies and academics. Each member brings valuable perspectives and expertise. TSC convenes our diverse stakeholders to work collaboratively to build science-based decision tools and solutions that address sustainability issues that are materially important throughout a product’s supply chain and lifecycle. TSC also offers a portfolio of services to help drive effective implementation.
For over a century, Trane has seen more than the building. We’ve seen opportunities to build better tomorrows. As a leading energy services provider, we combine our extensive knowledge of a building's mechanical infrastructure with our sustainability, financial, and regulatory know-how making it possible for leaders to do what's right for both their business and the climate. As a recognized innovator of critical building systems, we use our insider expertise to advance energy efficiency and decarbonization across the built environment. For executive leaders resolved to reduce energy consumption or carbon emissions, we provide the cross-functional expertise needed from beginning to beyond to achieve their vision. You provide the energy goal; we'll supply the expertise and execution.
Our collective future depends on carbon-free transportation. Zero-emission vehicles are here, but the solutions to support them at scale are not. Companies that operate, sell, and/or host ZEVs – fleets, OEMs, and branded networks – are challenged to find viable off-premises refueling solutions. Voltera solves those challenges, developing, owning, and operating the infrastructure that enables customers to fully transition to ZEVs at speed and succeed with them at scale.
Watershed is the enterprise climate platform. Leading companies like Walmart, Airbnb, Spotify, Klarna, and Twitter use our software to run end-to-end climate programs with quantifiable results. Watershed delivers granular, audit-grade carbon measurement; one-click disclosure and reporting; and real emissions reductions—all in a single, intuitive, enterprise-grade software platform. Watershed customers have access to our exclusive marketplace of scientifically vetted, high-additionality carbon removal projects and high-quality offsets; in-house climate and policy expertise; and ongoing support throughout their climate journey. Watershed’s advisors and investors include Mark Carney, Christiana Figueres, Al Gore, Sequoia, and Kleiner Perkins. Watershed is based in San Francisco, Calif., and London, U.K.
We Don’t Have Time is where the climate conversation continues 24/7—even when the COPs stop. We connect companies, communities, scientists, policymakers, advocates, journalists — everyone, who wants to solve the climate crisis. Through our community, we have an average monthly reach of more than 190 million.
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a leading financial services company that has approximately $1.9 trillion in assets. We proudly serve one in three U.S. households and more than 10% of small businesses in the U.S., and we are a leading middle market banking provider in the U.S. Wells Fargo provides a diversified set of banking, investment, and mortgage products and services, as well as consumer and commercial finance, through our four reportable operating segments: Consumer Banking and Lending, Commercial Banking, Corporate and Investment Banking, and Wealth & Investment Management. Wells Fargo ranked No. 47 on Fortune’s 2023 rankings of America’s largest companies. In the communities we serve, the Company focuses its social impact on building a sustainable, inclusive future for all by supporting housing affordability, small business growth, financial health, and a low-carbon economy.