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Wednesday, October 7 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Plenary - Investments in Our Future: Scaling a Zero Carbon World

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As the world’s most influential organizations are taking a deeper look at the carbon impacts within their control, and a transformation shift is occurring in their investments. Industry leaders are now uncovering carbon leverage points that can result in major, rapid, and equitable impacts to carbon that go well beyond the indirect incrementalism of recent decades. This panel explores that shift in influence and investment from top sustainability and financial leaders.

This plenary has been approved for the following continuing education credits:

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Andrew Lee

Director, Standards + Policy, International Living Future Institute
Andrew Lee directs the Zero Energy and Zero Carbon certification programs for the International Living Future Institute. In this role, he provides key thought leadership on how buildings will catalyze a shift towards a clean and regenerative energy future and serve as the most effective... Read More →

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Kara Hurst

Head of Worldwide Sustainability, Amazon
Kara Hurst leads Worldwide Sustainability at Amazon. Utilizing Amazon's scale, speed and innovation, the Sustainability organization includes teams executing the work of The Climate Pledge; Sustainable Operations (renewable energy and energy efficiency, buildings); Sustainability... Read More →
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Marcene Dianne Mitchell

Global Head, Climate Strategy and Business Development, IFC/World Bank Group
As Global Head, Climate Strategy and Business Development Marcene joined the Climate Dept. to help mainstream IFC’s climate business. During her tenure, climate volume has grown from 12% of annual investments to the current 30%.  She currently manages a group of Industry Specialists... Read More →

Wednesday October 7, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT