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2016 Summit Conveners
Christiana Figueres
Executive Secretary, UN Framework
Convention on Climate Change

 

John Chiang
California State Treasurer

 

Janet Cowell
North Carolina State Treasurer

 

Thomas P. DiNapoli
New York State Comptroller

 

Jack Ehnes
CEO, California State Teachers’
Retirement System

 

Tim Eichenberg
New Mexico State Treasurer

 

Deborah Goldberg
Massachusetts State Treasurer

 

Mary Kay Henry
President, Service Employees
International Union

 

Nancy K. Kopp
Maryland State Treasurer

 

Donald McDonald
Chair, Institutional Investors
Group on Climate Change

 

Seth Magaziner
Rhode Island State Treasurer

 

James L. McIntire
Washington State Treasurer

 

Denise L. Nappier
Connecticut State Treasurer

Elizabeth Pearce
Vermont State Treasurer

 

Frank Pegan
Chair, Investor Group
on Climate Change

 

Anne Stausboll
CEO, California Public
Employees’ Retirement System

 

Scott Stringer
New York City Comptroller

 

Richard L. Trumka
President, AFL-CIO

 

Betty Yee
California State Controller
 
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Speakers

A list of speakers slated to speak at the 2012 Investor Summit on Climate Risk & Energy Solutions.
Ban Ki-moon

Ban Ki-moon

Secretary-General, United Nations

Ban Ki-moon is the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations. His priorities have been to mobilize world leaders around a set of new global challenges, from climate change and economic upheaval to pandemics and increasing pressures involving food, energy and water. He has sought to be a bridge-builder, to give voice to the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people, and to strengthen the Organization itself.

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Al Gore

Al Gore

Former Vice President, Co-Founder and Chairman, Generation Investment Management

Former Vice President Al Gore is co-founder and chairman of Generation Investment Management. He is a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and a member of Apple, Inc.'s board of directors. Gore is also chairman of The Climate Reality Project, a non-profit organization he founded that is focused on solutions for the global climate crisis.

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Michael R. Bloomberg

Michael R. Bloomberg

Founder, Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies, Three-Term Mayor of the City of New York, and United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Climate Change

Michael R. Bloomberg is an entrepreneur and philanthropist who served as mayor of New York City from 2002 through 2013. In 1981, he launched a technology startup to provide real-time data and analysis to the financial services industry. Bloomberg LP has since grown into a global company that has offices in 73 countries, employing 16,000 people and serving 320,000 subscribers.

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Christiana Figueres

Christiana Figueres

Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

Christiana Figueres was appointed Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2010, and reappointed for a second three year term in July 2013.

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Brian Moynihan

Brian Moynihan

Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Bank of America

Brian Moynihan is the chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Bank of America. Moynihan leads one of the world’s largest financial institutions, and in his more than 20-year tenure at Bank of America, he has led each of the bank’s lines of business, including consumer/small business banking, wealth management, and corporate/investment banking.

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Ségolène Royal

Ségolène Royal

Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, France

Ségolène Royal is the Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy for France (MEDDE). Minister Royal oversees sustainable development, climate, clean technology, and energy transition policies, among other department objectives outlined in the ministerial decree.

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Ric Abel

Ric Abel

Managing Director, Prudential Capital Group

Ric Abel is a Managing Director for Prudential Capital Group’s Energy Finance Group located in Dallas, Texas, focusing on energy related mezzanine and structured equity investments across the U.S., Canada and internationally.

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Kathy Calvin

Kathy Calvin

President and Chief Executive Officer, United Nations Foundation

Kathy Calvin is President and CEO of the United Nations Foundation. She is a passionate advocate for multi-sector problem-solving, U.S. leadership on global issues, and the inclusion of women at all levels and in all sectors. The UN Foundation, created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner’s historic $1 billion gift to support UN causes, advocates for the UN and connects people, ideas and resources to help the UN solve global problems.

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John Chiang

John Chiang

State Treasurer, California

As State Treasurer, John Chiang oversees a bank that processes trillions of dollars in transactions every year. He sells California’s bonds, invests the State’s money and manages its cash. Prior to being elected Treasurer, he served from 2007 through 2014 as State Controller. In that office, he took steps during the Great Recession to preserve cash to meet obligations to education and bond holders, worked to ensure the fiscal solvency of the State’s pension plans, and ensured that $3.1 billion in unclaimed property was returned to the rightful owners.

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Ed Crooks

Ed Crooks

US Industry and Energy Editor, Financial Times

Ed Crooks is US Industry and Energy Editor for the Financial Times. He has been covering energy for almost a decade, first in London and then in New York, where he has been based since 2010. His coverage of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster won the “story of the year” award from the UK Foreign Press Association.

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Denis Duverne

Denis Duverne

Deputy Chief Executive Officer, AXA

Denis Duverne is director and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of AXA, in charge of Finance, Strategy and Operations. Mid-2014, Mr. Denis Duverne became a member of the Private Sector Advisory Group (PSAG), which brings together international leaders of the private sector whose shared goal is to help developing countries improve their corporate governance. PSAG was co-founded in 1999 by the World Bank and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

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Jeffrey W. Eckel

Jeffrey W. Eckel

President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board, Hannon Armstrong

Mr. Eckel is President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure (NYSE:HASI). Structured as a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), Hannon Armstrong provides debt and equity financing to the energy efficiency and renewable energy markets.

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Michael Eckhart

Michael Eckhart

Managing Director, Global Head of Environmental Finance, Citigroup, Inc.

Michael Eckhart is a Managing Director and Global Head of Environmental Finance at Citigroup based in New York City. He is on the Steering Committee of REN 21, a member of the IEA’s Renewable Industry Advisory Board, an Observer to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), a financial advisor to the UN’s SE4All and on the Board of Directors of the Solar Energy Finance Association. He led Citi’s work establishing the Green Bond Principles and serves on its Executive Committee.

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Jack Ehnes

Jack Ehnes

Chief Executive Officer, California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS)

Jack Ehnes is the Chief Executive Officer of the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS). Mr. Ehnes provides leadership for the second largest public pension fund in the nation, which serves more than 850,000 members and benefit recipients with an operating budget of approximately $163 million and 900 employees.

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Vicki Fuller

Vicki Fuller

Chief Investment Officer, New York State Common Retirement Fund

Vicki Fuller is Chief Investment Officer for New York State’s Common Retirement Fund. The Fund is currently valued at $184.5 billion in assets. Under the direction of State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, Fuller is responsible for developing and implementing investment strategies to ensure that the Fund remains one of the best-funded and best-managed public pension plans in the country. The Fund holds assets in trust for more than on million employees and retirees from state and local authorities.

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David L. Giordano

David L. Giordano

Managing Director, BlackRock

David L. Giordano, Managing Director, is a member of the Renewable Power Group, within BlackRock Alternative Investors (BAI). As head of the North American Investment team, he is responsible for originating investment opportunities, establishing industry partnerships, and leading transactions associated with securing investment opportunities.

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Alfred Griffin

Alfred Griffin

President, New York Green Bank

Alfred Griffin is President of NY Green Bank, where he oversees the development of partnerships with private sector capital providers and other clean energy market participants to address barriers that limit private investment in attractive renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. Mr. Griffin brings 25 years of financial experience to NY Green Bank and is an industry leader in developing innovative solutions in support of renewable energy generation and energy efficiency.

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Amos J. Hochstein

Amos J. Hochstein

Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Amos J. Hochstein currently serves as the Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs leading the Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR) at the U.S. Department of State. He oversees U.S. foreign policy engagement in the critical intersection of energy and national security. In this role, he advises the Secretary on global energy security and diplomacy, as well as promotes U.S. interests to ensure energy resources are used to increase economic opportunity, stability and prosperity around the world.

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Kirsty Jenkinson

Kirsty Jenkinson

Managing Director, Sustainable Investment Strategies, Wespath Investment Management

Kirsty joined Wespath Investment Management (a division of the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits of the United Methodist Church, with over $20 billion in assets) in May 2014. She leads Wespath’s sustainable investment strategies team, ensuring that environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are integrated into Wespath’s investment selection and monitoring process. She also directs Wespath’s corporate engagement and proxy voting activities.

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Aaron Johnson

Aaron Johnson

Vice President of the Customer Energy Solutions, PG&E

Aaron Johnson serves as Vice President of the Customer Energy Solutions (CES) organization at Pacific Gas and Electric. Mr. Johnson is responsible for the company’s portfolio of demand-side customer solutions, which includes energy efficiency, demand response, time-variable electric pricing, automated energy management, electric vehicles, and on-site customer generation.

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Dave Jones

Dave Jones

California Insurance Commissioner

Dave Jones has served as California's Insurance Commissioner since January 3, 2011. He leads the California Department of Insurance and regulates California’s insurance market – the largest insurance market in the United States and sixth largest in the world, where insurers collect $259 billion a year in premiums.

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Tom Keene

Tom Keene

Editor-at-Large, Bloomberg Television and Host, Bloomberg Surveillance

Tom Keene is an editor-at-large for Bloomberg Television & Radio and host of "Bloomberg Surveillance," Bloomberg's morning program where the day's conversation on economics, finance, investment and international relations begins. Keene can be heard globally on "Bloomberg Surveillance" starting at 5AM ET on Bloomberg Television and at 7am ET on Bloomberg Radio. You can also tune in on Bloomberg.com and on Bloomberg's devices for mobile and tablets. Join in for an in-depth conversation with the world's smartest guests.

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Uday Khemka

Uday Khemka

Vice-Chairman, SUN Group

Mr. Uday Khemka is Vice-Chairman of the SUN Group of Companies, a diversified family-owned, investment and industrial group headquartered in India. He leads the organization's activities in the renewable energy industry, which include initiatives in the solar energy, energy storage and clean tech investment sectors. He has been on the boards of all SUN Group companies and has been responsible for the establishment of investment management activities for the group.

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Rachel Kyte

Rachel Kyte

Chief Executive Officer, SE4All; Special Representative of the UN Secretary General

Rachel Kyte is Chief Executive Officer of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) initiative, and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All.

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Manuel Lewin

Manuel Lewin

Head of Responsible Investment, Zurich Insurance Company

Manuel Lewin is the Head of Responsible Investment at Zurich Insurance Company, where he oversees the implmentation of Zurich's Responsible Investment strategy for the Company's USD 200bn portfolio of Group assets.

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Mark Lewis

Mark Lewis

Managing Director, Research, Barclays

Mark Lewis is a Managing Director and Head of European Utilities Research at Barclays. Previously, he was Chief Energy Economist at Kepler Cheuvreux and Managing Director and Global Head of Energy Research at Deutsche Bank. His research on power, gas, and emissions was ranked #1 by Energy Risk magazine in its 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008 surveys.

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Michael Liebreich

Michael Liebreich

Founder & Chairman of the Advisory Board, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Michael Liebreich is the founder and Chairman of the Advisory Board of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the world’s leading provider of information on clean energy to investors, energy companies and governments. He leads a team of around 200 around the world, 100 of them in London, comprising journalists, researchers, analysts, sales and marketing departments. Michael founded the company as New Energy Finance in 2004, selling it to Bloomberg in 2009 after growing it to 150 people.

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Kenneth R. Locklin

Kenneth R. Locklin

Director, Impax Asset Management

Mr. Locklin is a senior investment executive with 30 years of finance experience, and a 20 year commitment to clean energy enterprise investment, development, management, and finance. Mr. Locklin currently serves as a Director for Impax Asset Management. Impax manages ~$5 billion of public and private equity investments for major institutional clients around the world. With more than a decade and a half of experience, it is the global investment leader in the FTSE-tracked environmental sector, investing in clean energy, resource recovery/recycling, and water processing/distribution.

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Mindy S. Lubber JD, MBA

Mindy S. Lubber JD, MBA

President, Ceres and Director, Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR)

Mindy S. Lubber is the president of Ceres and a founding board member of the organization. She also directs Ceres’ Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), a group of 100 institutional investors managing nearly $10 trillion in assets focused on the business risks and opportunities of climate change.

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Dr. Nic Lutsey

Dr. Nic Lutsey

Program Director and U.S. Co-Lead, The International Council on Clean Transportation

Dr. Nic Lutsey directs the International Council on Clean Transportation’s electric vehicle, heavy-duty vehicle, and alternative fuels work and co-leads the ICCT’s United States activities. Nic manages the ICCT’s role as the Secretariat for the International Zero-Emission Vehicle Alliance. He has co-authored 19 peer-reviewed journal articles and dozens of reports on technology potential, regulatory design, and cost-effectiveness for vehicles and alternative fuels.

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Stephanie Maier

Stephanie Maier

Head of Responsible Investment Strategy and Research, Aviva Investors

Stephanie Maier leads on strategy for responsible investment. Previously she was Head of Research at EIRIS, where she headed up a team of over 30 researchers and six international research partners. Prior to EIRIS she was at corporate governance consultancy PIRC.

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Greg Manuel

Greg Manuel

Managing Partner, MNL Partners

Greg Manuel is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of MNL Partners where he focuses on developing partnerships between North American technology companies and large enterprises in China. He has 17 years’ experience in executing deals, building companies, investing in start-ups, and developing policy in the energy sector.

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Cynthia McHale

Cynthia McHale

Director, Insurance Program, Ceres

Cynthia McHale is the Director of Ceres' Insurance Program. She brings over twenty years of sector expertise working with many of the leading North American and European insurers, re-insurers and industry brokers. In her current role, Cynthia is leading a campaign to promote the insurance industry’s understanding and leadership on climate risks and opportunities.

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Michael J. Morrissey

Michael J. Morrissey

President and Chief Executive Officer, International Insurance Society

Michael J. Morrissey is President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Insurance Society. The IIS is the largest and most diverse organization of the global insurance industry. Its members are insurance company executives, scholars and regulators from nearly 100 countries, who share their diverse knowledge and perspectives to study the forces driving growth and innovation in the industry.

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Diarmuid O’Connell

Diarmuid O’Connell

Vice President, Business Development, Tesla

Diarmuid joined Tesla in 2006, and currently serves as the Vice President of Business Development in which capacity he manages commercial relationships and all aspects of government affairs. Before joining Tesla, Diarmuid served as Chief of Staff for Political Military Affairs at the US State Department, where he was involved in policy and operational support to the U.S military in various theaters of operation.

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Guo Peiyuan, Ph. D.

Guo Peiyuan, Ph. D.

Co-founder and General Manager, SynTao Co. Ltd.

Dr. Guo Peiyuan is co-founder of SynTao Co. Ltd., a global CSR consulting firm, and an expert on climate finance issues. He is a member of the stakeholder council of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), a member of China Finance Society Green Finance Committee, an advisor to Asian Sustainable and Responsible Investment Association, and co-founder of China SIF.

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Nancy E. Pfund

Nancy E. Pfund

Founder and Managing Partner, DBL Partners

Nancy E. Pfund is Founder and Managing Partner of DBL Partners (formerly Investors), a venture capital firm whose goal is to combine top-tier financial returns with meaningful social, economic and environmental returns in the regions and sectors in which it invests.

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Carol Lee Rawn

Carol Lee Rawn

Director, Transportation Program, Ceres

Carol Lee Rawn directs the Transportation Program at Ceres. She currently works with investors and companies to advance sustainable transportation policies. She is an environmental attorney with over twenty years of experience working with federal and state regulatory agencies, companies, and nonprofit organizations on a wide variety of environmental issues.

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Sue Reid

Sue Reid

Vice President, Climate & Energy Programs, Ceres

Sue Reid is Vice President of Climate and Energy Programs at Ceres, overseeing Ceres’ energy and climate programs and coordinating across the organization to advance the Clean Trillion initiative.

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Dr. Roberto Ridolfi

Dr. Roberto Ridolfi

Director, European Commission for Sustainable Growth and Development

Dr. Roberto Ridolfi is Director of the European Commission for Sustainable Growth and Development at the Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO). Twice Ambassador to the European Union, Dr. Ridolfi served in Suva and Uganda. He also served as head of EuropeAid, managing programs in environment and climate change, food security, human development, migration and asylum.

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Mary Schapiro

Mary Schapiro

Former Chairman, United States Securities Exchange Commission

Mary was chairman of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission from 2009 to 2012, capping a distinguished career in government and private sector regulation. Mary’s service as the 29th SEC chairman culminated decades of regulatory leadership under four Presidents. She was the first woman to serve as SEC chairman, and the only person to have served as chairman of both the SEC and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

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Jens-Christian Stougaard

Jens-Christian Stougaard

Director, PensionDanmark

Jens-Christian Stougaard is a director with PensionDanmark, a USD30bn Danish Labor Market Pension Fund. He joined the company in 2004 and has been a director since 2009 currently overseeing business and product development, responsible investment and research. He’s a member of the six-person top-management team and sits on the investment committee on alternatives as well as the investment committee on real estate.

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Scott M. Stringer

Scott M. Stringer

New York City Comptroller

Scott M. Stringer serves as Comptroller for New York City. As investment advisor, custodian and trustee of the City’s five pension funds, Mr. Stringer implemented a six-point ethics reform package for the administration of the City’s $160 billion public pension system. He has has spent his public service career fighting for New York’s middle class, strengthening the City’s fiscal health and championing good government.

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Shaun Tarbuck

Shaun Tarbuck

Chief Executive Officer, International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation

Shaun is Chief Executive of the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF). He is a board member of the Climate Bonds Initiative and a board member of Regis Mutual Management.

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Erik van Houwelingen

Erik van Houwelingen

Board of Trustees, ABP

Erik van Houwelingen has been a member of the Board of Trustees at Dutch pension fund ABP since 2012. He also serves here as chairman of the investment committee and member of the communication and outsourcing committees. Next to his role at ABP Erik has launched and is working on several start-ups in the fields of investment management and pension communication. He also currently serves as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Syntrus Achmea, the asset management organization of Dutch insurer Achmea.

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Richenda van Leeuwen

Richenda van Leeuwen

Executive Director, Energy Access, United Nations Foundation

Richenda Van Leeuwen leads the work on energy access at the United Nations Foundation. She founded and leads the work of the Energy Access Practitioner Network, and also works on the Secretary-General's Sustainable Energy for All initiative. She has more than 20 years of executive experience in emerging markets development across a range of international organizations and in the private sector as well as with a range of non-profits.

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Timothy E. Wirth

Timothy E. Wirth

Vice Chairman, United Nations Foundation and Better World Fund

Timothy E. Wirth is the Vice Chairman of the Board of the United Nations Foundation and the Better World Fund. Wirth previously served as the UN Foundation’s President from its founding in 1997 until his transition to Vice Chair in 2013. The UN Foundation and its sister organization, the Better World Fund, were founded in 1998 through a major financial commitment from Ted Turner and are designed to support and strengthen the work of the United Nations.

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Dr. Ion Yadigaroglu

Dr. Ion Yadigaroglu

Partner & Managing Principal, Capricorn Investment Group

Dr. Ion Yadigaroglu is Partner and Managing Principal at Capricorn Investment Group, a leading cleantech investment firm. Ion oversees investment activities, with an emphasis on direct investments and proprietary strategies.

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Betty T. Yee

Betty T. Yee

California State Controller

State Controller Betty T. Yee was elected in November 2014, following two terms of service on the Board of Equalization. As Controller, she continues to serve the Board as its fifth voting member. Ms. Yee has over 30 years of experience in public service, specializing in state and local finance and tax policy. Ms. Yee previously served as Chief Deputy Director for Budget with the California Department of Finance where she led the development of the Governor’s Budget, negotiations with the Legislature and key budget stakeholders, and fiscal analyses of legislation on behalf of the Administration.

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Ethan Zindler

Ethan Zindler

Head of Americas and Policy, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Ethan Zindler is Head of Americas and Policy at Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), the definitive source of insight, data and news on the transformation of the energy sector. Zindler manages the company's analyst and commercial teams in New York, Washington, San Francisco, and Sao Paulo. He has also manages the production of Climatescope, a project to profile clean energy investment conditions in emerging markets underwritten by the the Inter-American Development Bank, the UK Department for International Development, and the US Agency for International Development.

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