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With Shannon Cosentino-Roush (Chief Strategy Officer, Finless Foods), Julia Jackson (Founder, Grounded), Vasser Seydel (President, Oxygen Project), Aaron Kinnari (Founder, Only One), Martijn Cardozo (CEO, Circle Economy), Erin Grover (Galactic Fund), Katie Hoffman (Regeneration.VC), Tom Chi (AtOne VC).
Thu, Sep 21, 2023 @ 02:00 PM   FREE   Herald Square Penthouse, 50 W 34th St, Rooftop

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Welcome to The Biodiversity Hub during Climate Week NYC - a convergence point of circular innovation, investment & ideation.

2:00PM: Fireside Chats - Moving Beyond 30x30: Policy, Innovation & Finance as Key Levers for Scaling Action

Fireside chats on the 30x30 agenda & opportunities to leapfrog climate & biodiversity targets through global public-private coordination & collaboration.


Moving Beyond 30X30

High level discussion on the state of international policy opportunities to strengthen public-private partnerships to advance the global goals

Growing The Innovation Ecosystem

Founders, investors discussing cutting edge technologies & systems to restore the biosphere

Shifting Trillions

Capital Markets & Climate-Biodiversity Nexus

Featured Experts:

Tom Chi, Founding Partner, AtOne Ventures

Shannon Cosentino-Roush, Chief Strategy Officer - Finless Foods

Nelson Del Rio Jr, CEO - Prosperity of the Commons

Julia Jackson, Founder Grounded & Keystone Species Alliance

Vasser Seydel, President - Oxygen Project

Aaron Kinnari, Co-Founder Only One

Martijn Lopes Cardozo, Circle Economy

Reyna Bryan, President - RCD Packaging Innovation

Erin Grover, Managing Director - Galactic Fund

Adam Groot, CEO - Matter

Johann Boedecker, CEO - Pentatonic

Katie Hoffman, Partner - regeneration.VC

Ali Motroni, Client Experience Director - Align Impact

Ian Monroe, Founder ETHO Capital - Professor, Stanford

Milena Stojceska, Director, Investor Relations - Overlay Capital

3:30PM: Closing + Transition To Breakouts

Brittany DeGirolamo, Founder - Phocus Creative Group + Katie Hoffman - Partner - Regeneration VC

4:00PM: Design Breakouts - Moving Beyond 30x30: Advancing Policy, Innovation, & Financing Bio-solutions

Interactive breakouts aimed at translating learnings into actionable recommendations to drive progress toward COP 28 & beyond

Moving from Toxic to Circular Supply Chains

Life Below Water: Ocean & Blue Carbon

Life Above Land: Food Systems + Terrestrial Nature-Based Solutions

Shifting Trillions - Capital Markets & the Climate-Biodiversity Nexus

Strategizing Storytelling to Advance Biodiversity & Climate Action

Featured Experts:

Reyna Bryan, President - RCD Packaging

Johann Boedecker - Pentatonic

Rob Hemsley, Chief Financial Officer - Matter

Kristal Ambrose, Founder - Bahamas Plastic Movement - Goldman Environmental Prize Winner

Nelson Del Rio, CEO - Prosperity of The Commons

Vasser Seydel, President - Oxygen Project

Shannon Cosentino Roush, Chief Strategy Officer - Finless Foods

Brittany DeGirolamo, Founder - Phocus Creative Group

Nisaa Jetha - Impact for SDGs

Martijn Lopes Cardozo- Circle Economy

Katie Hoffman, Partner - Regeneration VC

Tom Chi, Founding Partner - AtOne Ventures

Ian Monroe, Chief Investment Officer - ETHO Capital

Stan Stalnaker, Founder - Hub Culture

Kevin Webb, Co-founder - Superorganism

Tom Quigley , Co-founder - Superorganism

Julia Jackson, Founder Grounded & Keystone Species Alliance

Aaron Kinnari, Co-Founder - OnlyOne

Kristy Drutman, Co-founder - GreenJobs Board

Sierra Quitiquit, Founder - Time for Better

Gloria Majiga-Kamoto - Environmental Activist & Goldman Environmental Prize Winner

5:30PM: Financing the Future of Climate x Biodiversity Solutions Networking Event [Invite Only] Family Office & Investor Meeting

{attendee's who purchased all day access tickets will break at this time & return at 7:30PM for The Road To COP28 cocktail party}

Featured Speakers:

Kelly Erhart, President - Project Vesta

Kelly is committed to reframing complex issues into scalable, holistic solutions. Co-Founder of Vesta, Kelly has a multidisciplinary background. She has commercialized sustainable technologies, provided strategic direction to multi stakeholder initiatives, managed disaster relief projects, produced large scale international events, & consulted for climate change mitigation projects.

Nalleli CoboCo-founder - South Central Youth Leadership Coalition - Goldman Environmental Prize

Nalleli Cobo led a coalition to permanently shut down a toxic oil-drilling site in her community in March 2020, at the age of 19-an oil site that caused serious health issues for her & others. Her continued organizing against urban oil extraction has now yielded major policy movement within both the Los Angeles City Council & Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, which voted unanimously to ban new oil exploration & phase out of existing sites

7:30PM: The Road to COP28 & Beyond Cocktail Party

Celebrating diversity, community & action ahead of the global climate negotiations in Dubai

Host Organizations:

Regeneration VC - riven by circular & regenerative principles Our portfolio companies are tackling the greatest challenge humanity faces: the climate emergency.

Phocus Creative - Climate & scienc- based communications agency focused on creating brands, advocating for movements, building partnerships, producing events & leading social media & content strategy. We help sustainable & social impact led companies advocate their unique story by creating ways to continually & effectively connect with their community.

Sponsor Organizations:

OnlyOne - The action platform for the planet. A nonprofit organization in the US with a global community of supporters, Only One leverages content, advocacy campaigns, & crowdfunding to restore ocean health & tackle the climate crisis.

The Goldman Environmental Prize-often dubbed the Nobel Prize for the Environment-the Goldman Prize is the world's foremost award for grassroots environmental leaders. Each year, the Prize is awarded to six extraordinary environmental leaders from around the world. Over the past 34 years, the Goldman Prize has recognized more than 200 individuals from over 90 countries for protecting endangered ecosystems & species, combating destructive industries & development, promoting sustainable & environmentally friendly policies, & advocating for environmental justice.

At One Ventures is an VC firm backing early-stage deep tech entrepreneurs catalyzing a world where humanity is a net positive to nature. Since 2020 the firm has made 35 investments, including battery materials recycler Ascend Elements, de-extinction company Colossal Biosciences, & biodegradable packaging supplier Cruz Foam.

Align Impact a female-founded impact investment advisor & certified B Corporation with $2.6 billion of assets under advisement. We devise & implement customized impact investing & philanthropic strategies for individuals, family offices, foundations, & financial advisors to catalyze positive change across geographies & impact themes.

Overlay Capital operates at the intersection of private markets & sustainability, offering investment products that span the spectrum from innovation to infrastructure. Our funds offer diverse allocators access to risk-adjusted investments that prioritize people & the environment.

HubCulture is a global network that offers four key assets: Pavilions for collaboration, Knowledge Brokerage services, the Ven digital currency & HubID.

Superorganism backs founders with wild ambition. We support biodiversity startups at their earliest stage as they build a more abundant world for humans & nature alike.

GreenBiz - Through events that galvanize, stories that amplify, peer networks that bond & industry-leading analysis, we define markets & advance opportunities at the intersection of business, technology & sustainability. We are a passionate team of people that builds & empowers communities to confront the threats of climate change & solve the thorniest challenges of our time.

We are proud to be a partner of Bloom 23 - the leading event for professionals advancing strategies to protect & regenerate nature - taking place October 24-25 in San Jose, CA. Join us & more than 500 professionals to explore the markets, technologies & partnerships key to addressing the climate & biodiversity crises hand-in-hand.

Learn more & use the code B23PHOCUS when you register for 10% off the All-Access Pass:
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