Forging a New Future: Lessons from America’s Climate Leaders

Join us for breakfast during Climate Week NYC to learn how America’s climate leaders are blazing a trail toward a low-carbon future.

Corporate, organizational, and individual leaders can make a significant difference in addressing climate change. The annual Climate Leadership Awards and Conference celebrates the efforts and initiatives being undertaken by leaders across diverse sectors to reduce greenhouse gases and build resilience. This special event showcases leaders and previous award winners, who will share their insights, business solutions, innovations and hard-won lessons.

Featured guests will include Alex Liftman, global environmental executive for Bank of America, and Gina McCarthy, former EPA administrator and Director of Harvard Chan’s Center for Health and the Global Environment. More speakers TBA.

This event is hosted by Bank of America, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, and The Climate Registry.


Amy Holm
Director of Programs & Operations, The Climate Registry

Welcome & Keynote

Alexandra Liftman
Global Environmental Executive, Bank of America

Keynote Conversation

Gina McCarthy
former EPA Administrator and Director, Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment (C-CHANGE) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Bob Perciasepe — Moderator
President, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Climate Leader Panel

Elysa Hammond
Vice President of Environmental Stewardship, Clif Bar & Company
Edan Dionne
Vice President, Corporate Environmental Affairs, IBM
Beth Wytiaz
Senior Vice President, Global Environmental Operations Manager, Bank of America
Scott Tew
Executive Director, Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability, Ingersoll Rand
Janet Peace — Moderator
Senior Vice President, Policy and Business Strategy, C2ES