Saturday, November 5th

Welcome Reception

@ The Engine
(750, Main St, Cambridge)

Happy Hour with drinks and heavy appetizers

NOTE: This event is exclusive to the first 100 tickets sold (early-bird),
conference panelists/speakers and subject to availability thereafter.

Sunday, November 6th

8AM - 5PM

@ Harvard Business School

Opening Keynotes

Food as a Climate Solution

Irina Gerry
- CMO, Change Foods -


The Role of Policy in the Climate Crisis
Karen Skelton
- Senior Advisor, Office of the Secretary of Energy -


Panel Breakout Sessions


Energy Transition

Ag-Tech Innovations

Consumer Driven Sustainability

Living with Climate Change


Early-Stage Climate Investing

Scaling Carbon Markets

Climate Mitigation & Adaptation in the Built Environment


Commercializing Climate Technologies

Financing a Net Zero Future

The Future of Food


Start-up Pitch Competition

Pitch your start-up idea on Sunday at the Climate Symposium
for a chance to win a non-dilutive cash prize!


Closing Keynote

Tackling Climate Together
Tom Steyer
- Executive Chair, Galvanize Climate Solutions -


Refreshments provided throughout the day.
Business attire recommended.

Keynote Speakers

Tom Steyer

Tom Steyer is a successful investor, business leader, philanthropist and activist who is fully committed to fighting the climate crisis. Tom founded and led Farallon Capital Management, a San Francisco-based hedge fund that pioneered the multi-strategy approach to investing, before leaving to give his time, money, and energy to fighting for progressive causes. Tom is also the founder of NextGen America, the largest youth voter engagement organization in American history, and co-founder of Beneficial State Bank, a triple bottom line community development bank focused holistically on justice and sustainability. Most recently, Tom was a Democratic presidential candidate and in 2020 served as co-chair for Governor Newsom's Business and Jobs Recovery Task Force. He co-chaired Vice President Biden's Climate Engagement Advisory Council to help mobilize climate voters. Today, Tom is the Co-Executive Chair of Galvanize Climate Solutions, a mission-driven investment platform solely focused on mobilizing and deploying the capital and expertise needed to accelerate important and equitable climate solutions.

Irina Gerry

Irina is a purpose-driven entrepreneur and marketing leader, on a mission to transform the food system and drive widespread adoption of sustainable ways to feed the world. She is a Chief Marketing Officer at Change Foods, a precision fermentation food tech company, creating animal-free dairy products. Irina has over a decade of experience in consumer marketing space with global giants Procter & Gamble and Danone, as well as business strategy and operations with Deloitte. Irina holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Karen Skelton

Karen Skelton joins the Biden-Harris Administration from California, where she spent the last decade as the CEO and Founder of Skelton Strategies, a policy and political consulting firm working on energy, climate, technology, economic justice, and women’s health. Skelton served as Governor Jerry Brown's Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Global Climate Action Summit, where she drove high-level corporate commitments designed to combat climate change. With Maria Shriver, Skelton founded and managed a series of groundbreaking reports on the transformational role of women in American life, including an Emmy-nominated documentary. Previously, Skelton served in the Clinton-Gore Administration as Vice President Al Gore’s first Political Director and Deputy Political Director to the President, and in the U.S. Departments of Justice and Transportation. Skelton earned her B.A. with Honors from UCLA, a master’s degree from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and a J.D. from the UC Berkeley Law School.

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