Tuesday, March 7th, 2023

RSVP for Climate Day

Don't miss out on the best day of the year – inspiring speakers, real-world advice you can use, and the connections you need to make climate action possible. 

Join industry leaders for inspirational keynotes, executive roundtables, workshops, and more. 

RSVP for Climate Day NOW to let us know you will be there and to stay in the loop about the exciting program and speaker updates. We are offering morning and afternoon sessions as well as the evening reception, so you can register for whichever combination of events works with your arrival time and schedule

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Climate Day events are free with your exhibit hall badge but space is limited! If you haven't registered for Expo West yet, you can do so here.


7:50 - 8:05 - Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Courtney Pineau, Climate Collaborative
  • Corinne Shindelar, Climate Collaborative

8:05 - Climate & Coffee: Trends, Highlights for the Day, and What's Coming in the Climate Space

  • Courtney Pineau, Climate Collaborative
  • Errol Schweizer, Grocery Retail and CPG Entrepreneur and Board Member
  • Ethan Soloviev, HowGood
  • Heather Terry, GoodSam
  • Julia Collins, Planet FWD

9:00 - 10:00 Building and Reporting on Climate Resiliency to Attract Investment and Mitigate Risk

  • Corinne Shindelar, Climate Collaborative (Moderator)
  • McKenzie Smith, Tin Shed Ventures
  • Michael Whelchel, Big Path Capital
  • Scott Anderson, Sensiba San Filippo LLP

9:00 - 10:00 Identifying and Eliminating Deforestation in Your Supply Chain

  • Caitlin Oleson, Climate Collaborative (Moderator)
  • Cheryl Pinto, Ben & Jerry's
  • Taylor Clayton, Traditional Medicinals
  • Tim Greiner, Pure Strategies

10:00 - 10:15 Break

10:15 - 11:15 The Almond Project - Building Regenerative Supply Through Collaboration

  • Jesse Smith, White Buffalo Land Trust (Moderator)
  • Berklee Welsh, Simple Mills
  • Joe Gardiner, Treehouse Almonds
  • Lauren Tucker, White Buffalo Land Trust
  • Rebecca Gildiner, Daily Harvest
  • Stacey Marcellus, Cappello’s

10:15 - 11:15 Transforming Agriculture and Advancing Climate Solutions Through the 2023 Farm Bill

  • Nancy Hirshberg, Hirshberg Strategic (Moderator)
  • Arohi Sharma, NRDC
  • Aria McLauchlan, Land Core
  • Aviva Paley, National Young Famers Coalition
  • Matthew Dillon, Risk to Resilience (R2R) Strategy

11:15 -12:30 Lunch (On Your Own)

12 - 12:30 Resource Fair

12:30 - 12:35 Afternoon Welcome

  • Carlotta Mast, New Hope Network
  • Courtney Pineau, Climate Collaborative

12:35 - 1:05 Science Fiction as a Roadmap for Designing Our Future

  • Kim Stanley Robinson

1:05 - 1:50 Climate Action in an Uncertain Economy – The Macroeconomic Info and Consumer Trend Data You Need to Know to Make Informed Climate Decisions in Your Business

  • Courtney Pineau, Climate Collaborative
  • Andrew Criezis, NielsenIQ
  • Eric Pierce, New Hope Network
  • Paul Giudice, CoMetrics

1:50 - 2:35 The Climate Impact and Untapped Power of Your Corporate Cash

  • Bill McKibben, Third Act
  • Charlie Bischoff, Patagonia
  • Nancy Hirshberg, Hirshberg Strategic
  • Paul Moinester, The Outdoor Policy Outfit

2:35 - 3:05 Radical Imagination: Moving From Crisis Mode to a Creative Revisioning of Our Future

  • Leah Thomas, Intersectional Environmentalist

3:05 - 3:20 Break & Resource Fair

3:20 - 3:30 One Step Closer to Zero Waste Packaging Industry Collaboration 

  • Lara Dickinson, One Step Closer
  • Jake Hebert, One Step Closer

3:30 - 4:00 Lightning Round: Innovative Approaches to Building Circularity in our Food System

  • Elysa Hammond, Clif Bar & Company
  • Danielle Gould, Food+Tech Connect
  • Philip Taylor, Mad Agriculture
  • Bri Warner, Atlantic Sea Farms
  • Claire Schlemme, Renewal Mill
  • Jyoti Stephens, Nature's Path Foods

4:00 - 4:45 Increasing Consumer Adoption of Plant-Based With Climate-Centered Innovation 

  • Danielle Nierenberg, Food Tank (Moderator)
  • Emma Stein, Miyoko's Creamery
  • Julie Kunen, Oatly
  • Rachel Dreskin, Plant Based Foods Association

4:45 - 5:30 C-Suite Panel: The Imperative for Climate Action, Even in a Down Economy

  • Amy Kirtland, KeHE (Moderator)
  • Brian Rudolph, Banza
  • Jason Buechel, Whole Foods Market
  • Jordan Rubin, Ancient Nutrition
  • Kristy Lewis, QUINN

5:30 - 7:00 Networking Reception & Resource Fair

Resource Fair Participants:

  • A Greener World
  • American Sustainable Business Network (ASBN)
  • B Corp
  • Bank FWD
  • Beneficial State Bank
  • Center for Resource Solutions (CRS)
  • Climate Collaborative
  • Drawdown 
  • HowGood
  • JEDI Collaborative
  • Land to Market
  • Mad Agriculture
  • One Step Closer
  • Planet FWD
  • ReFED
  • Regenerative Organic Alliance
  • Rodale Institute
  • Soil Carbon Index (SCI)
  • Terra Genesis
  • Tiger Cool Express
  • TOPO
  • Zero Foodprint


HSB_Kim_Stanley_Robinson_square.png Kim Stanley Robinson

 (Photo Credit: Sean Curtin)


BillMcKibben_square.jpg Bill McKibben

 Third Act


Leah_Square.jpg Leah Thomas

 Intersectional Environmentalist


 Amy Kirtland

 Executive Vice President of Growth & Innovation,


Aria-70_cropped.jpeg Aria McLauchlan

 Co-founder & Executive Director,
 Land Core


Headshot.jpg Arohi Sharma

 Deputy Director of Regenerative Agriculture,
 Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)


Aviva_Paley.jpg Aviva Paley

 Chief of Staff,
 National Young Farmers Coalition


Berklee_Welsh_square.jpg Berklee Welsh

 Sr. Sustainability Analyst,
 Simple Mills


Bri_Warner.jpg Bri Warner

 Atlantic Sea Farms


Brian_Headshot.jpg Brian Rudolph

 Co-Founder & CEO,


CAITLIN_OLESON_500X500.jpg Caitlin Oleson

 Director of Operations & Programming,
 Climate Collaborative


Charlie_B.jpg Charlie Bischoff



cheryl-headshot-c1.jpg Cheryl Pinto

 Global Head of Values Led Sourcing,
 Ben & Jerry's


 Claire Schlemme

 Co-Founder & CEO,
 Renewal Mill


Pineau_headshot.jpeg Courtney Pineau

 Executive Director,
 Climate Collaborative


Shindelar-Corinne.jpg Corinne Shindelar

 Board Chair,
 Climate Collaborative


Danielle_Gould.png Danielle Gould

 Founder & CEO,
 Food + Tech Connect


Dani_Square.jpg Danielle Nierenberg

 Food Tank


Elysa_Hammond.jpeg Elysa Hammond

 Executive Fellow, Regenerative Business and Climate Solutions,
 Clif Bar & Company


Emma_square.png Emma Stein

 Sustainability Impact Manager,
 Miyoko's Creamery


Errol_square.jpg Errol Schweizer

 Grocery Retail and CPG Entrepreneur and Board Member,



Ethan.jpeg Ethan Soloviev

 Chief Innovation Officer,


 Heather Terry

 Founder & CEO,
 GoodSam Foods


 Jake Hebert

 OSC Packaging Collaborative


Jason.jpg Jason Buechel

 Whole Foods Market


WBLT_Profile-Pics-14.png Jesse Smith

 Director of Land Stewardship,
 White Buffalo Land Trust


 Joe Gardiner

 VP Business Development,
 Treehouse Almonds


Jordan_Rubin.jpg Jordan Rubin

 Co-Founder & CEO,
 Ancient Nutrition


 Julia Collins

 Founder & CEO,
 Planet FWD


Julie_Kunen_square.png Dr. Julie Kunen

 Director of Sustainability,
 Oatly North America


Jyoti_Stephens.png Jyoti Stephens

 VP Mission & Strategy,
 Nature's Path Foods


Kristy.jpg Kristy Lewis

 Founder, CVO,


Lara_square.jpg Lara Dickinson

 Executive Director & Co-Founder,
 One Step Closer


lauren_tucker_square.jpeg Lauren Tucker

 Project Coordinator,
 White Buffalo Land Trust


Matthew_Dillion.png Matthew Dillon

 Risk to Resilience (R2R) Strategy


McKenzie_Smith.png McKenzie Smith

 Tin Shed Ventures



 Michael Whelchel

 Co-founder & Managing Partner,
 Big Path Capital


Nancy_H_4-19.jpg Nancy Hirshberg

 Chief Catalyst,
 Hirshberg Strategic


Paul_square.jpg Paul Giudice

 Chief Executive Officer,


 Paul Moinester

 Executive Director and Co-Founder,
 The Outdoor Policy Outfit (TOPO)



Philip_Taylor.jpeg Philip Taylor

 Executive Director,
 Mad Agriculture


Rachel_Square.jpg Rachel Dreskin

 Chief Executive Officer,
 Plant Based Foods Association


Rebecca_G.png Rebecca Gildiner

 Director of Sustainability,
 Daily Harvest


Scott_Anderson_Web-Square.jpg Scott Anderson

 Sensiba San Filippo LLP


Stacey_square.jpg Stacey Marcellus

 Co-founder, Co-CEO,


Taylor_Clayton_Photo.jpg Taylor Clayton

 Sustainability Impact Manager,
 Traditional Medicinals


Tim.jpg Tim Greiner

 Co-founder & Managing Director,
 Pure Strategies



March 07, 2023 at 8:00am - 7pm

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