A 3-day innovation summit for creative entrepreneurs, investors, and thought leaders who are champions of progress toward future prosperity in the Climate Economy. Join us September 6–8 at the University of Vermont in Burlington.
Cities and towns throughout the U.S. are leading climate economy development. Attend this Spark Speech session to hear some of the creative ways that communities have organized.
Register before September 1 for special pricing. After September 1 walk-ins may register at full price. Learn more about registration options.
Start up innovators wanted! We want to hear your company’s formula for the Climate Economy future. Winners will pitch the top leaders in the Climate Economy world.
See the Climate Economy in action on Day 3 of the summit. See Vermont’s emerging models of rural renewal and lend your leadership and ideas to frame its next stage.
Karen is the Director of Efficiency Vermont, Vermont’s first-in-the-nation efficiency utility. Previously, she was the Director of Strategy, Policy, and Public Affairs at the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation.
Paul is the Manager of Environmental Responsibility at Patagonia. He focuses his efforts on reducing Patagonia’s environmental footprint and works to communicate the company’s philosophy and efforts in a way that inspires others.
Chairman and former president and CEO of Stonyfield Farm, an organic yogurt producer, based in Londonderry, New Hampshire since 1983.
Climate change is the defining issue of our time. Answering the issues it presents could be the greatest economic opportunity in world history.
Danny Kennedy is a clean-technology entrepreneur, an environmental activist, and the author of the book Rooftop Revolution: How Solar Power Can Save Our Economy—and Our Planet—from Dirty Energy.
Mary Powell is nationally recognized as an energy visionary, positioning Green Mountain Power as a leading energy transformation company. Delivering clean, cost-effective and highly reliable power to customers all across Vermont, GMP offers cutting-edge products and service to reduce costs and carbon.
Lila first joined Generation Investment Management in 2004, and is a member of the investment team for the firm’s Growth Equity Fund, which invests in growth stage businesses that are generating value by enabling the transition to a more sustainable, low carbon economy.
Jigar Shah is the Co-Founder of Generate Capital, a specialty finance company that builds, owns, operates, and finances infrastructure assets involving energy, water, agriculture and basic materials.
Jostein Solheim has been Chief Executive Officer at Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Inc. since 2010. Solheim continues to champion the iconic ice cream maker as it navigates its next chapter in business history. The vision, according to Solheim, is that Ben & Jerry’s must continue to aspire to be a social justice company that just happens to make ice cream.
Serving the City of Burlington as mayor since March 2012 Mayor Weinberger has focused on enhancing quality of life for residents, fiscal stewardship of the City’s assets, innovation and economic development, addressing the City’s housing shortage, and 21st century policing.
From local, citizen-led efforts to policy councils that build collaboration between state, federal, nonprofit, and private sector leaders, the Vermont Council on Rural Development brings Vermonters together across political lines and organizational boundaries to create a better future.