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Driving progress in private sector solutions for environmental outcomes.

Environmental markets operate because of you.

These markets are innovative private sector approaches to leverage scale and funding with economic and social benefit to preserve, protect, conserve, mitigate or restore the earth’s natural assets.
Connecting across three main market types.

Connecting across the markets for these primary classes of natural assets.

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EMF connects high-level leaders of change and implementation in sustainability, climate, resiliency, and other function areas that involve carbon, water, biodiversity, and finance.  Learn More

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Find your path forward

Discover Nature-based Solutions (NbS) across industries and resource agencies in carbon, water and biodiversity.

Gain insights on how to leverage private and blended finance.

Learn about current market mechanism trends, risks and rewards.

Understand applications of technology and data across multiple markets and the measuring environmental outcomes.

Hear about successful models that translate across markets.

Find solutions for carbon, water, biodiversity, ESG and/or investment goals.

Gain clarity in developing and implementing practical policy.

Find your path forward

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Discover Nature-based Solutions (NbS) across industries and resource agencies in carbon, water and biodiversity.

Gain insights on how to leverage private and blended finance.

Learn about current market mechanism trends, risks and rewards.

Understand applications of technology and data across multiple markets and the measuring environmental outcomes.

Hear about successful models that translate across markets.

Find solutions for carbon, water, biodiversity, ESG and/or investment goals.

Gain clarity in developing and implementing practical policy.

PAST EVENT SPEAKERS

2023 Speakers To Be Announced

JULIE NASH

Senior Program Manager, CERES, Inc.

NIKHIL DA VICTORIA LOBO

Managing Director of Americas, Swiss Re

KATHY BENINI

Head of Environmental Solutions, IHS Markit

BEN GRUMBLES

Maryland Secretary of the Environment

JOHN GILBERT

CFO, The Conservation Fund

HOLT TRASHER

CEO and Founder, Synovia Capital

ELLIOTT BOUILLION

Founder and Vice Chairman, Resource Environmental Solutions

DAVID TUCHMANN

Vice President of Development, Akridge Development

ERON BLOOMGARDEN

CEO, Emergent

ANNA WILDEMAN

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water, EPA

MANUEL PULGAR-VIDAL

WWF International and Former Minister of Environment Peru

HELEN CROWLEY

Head of Sustainability Sourcing, Kering

MICHAEL JENKINS

CEO, Forest Trends

KEN MELMAN

Member and Global Head of Public Affairs, KKR

PETER STEIN

Manager, Lyme Timber

JOHN KADYSZEWSKI

Director, American Carbon Registry

LENISE LAGO

Associate Chief of Forest Service, USDA

KEVIN SMITH

Vice President, Sustainable Finance Group, Goldman Sachs

CHARLOTTE KAISER

Managing Director, NatureVest

JOHN MATTHEWS

Executive Director, Alliance for Global Water Adaptation

DAVID BRAND

CEO, New Forests

DAVID ANTONIOLI

CEO, Verra

CHRIS ADAMO

Vice President, Danone North America

ROGER WILILAMS

President, Blue Source

JULIE NASH

Senior Program Manager, CERES, Inc.

NIKHIL DA VICTORIA LOBO

Managing Director of Americas, Swiss Re

KATHY BENINI

Head of Environmental Solutions, IHS Markit

BEN GRUMBLES

Maryland Secretary of the Environment

JOHN GILBERT

CFO, The Conservation Fund

HOLT TRASHER

CEO and Founder, Synovia Capital

ELLIOTT BOUILLION

Founder and Vice Chairman, Resource Environmental Solutions

DAVID TUCHMANN

Vice President of Development, Akridge Development

ERON BLOOMGARDEN

CEO, Emergent

ANNA WILDEMAN

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water, EPA

MANUEL PULGAR-VIDAL

WWF International and Former Minister of Environment Peru

HELEN CROWLEY

Head of Sustainability Sourcing, Kering

MICHAEL JENKINS

CEO, Forest Trends

KEN MELMAN

Member and Global Head of Public Affairs, KKR

PETER STEIN

Manager, Lyme Timber

JOHN KADYSZEWSKI

Director, American Carbon Registry

LENISE LAGO

Associate Chief of Forest Service, USDA

KEVIN SMITH

Vice President, Sustainable Finance Group, Goldman Sachs

CHARLOTTE KAISER

Managing Director, NatureVest

JOHN MATTHEWS

Executive Director, Alliance for Global Water Adaptation

DAVID BRAND

CEO, New Forests

DAVID ANTONIOLI

CEO, Verra

CHRIS ADAMO

Vice President, Danone North America

ROGER WILILAMS

President, Blue Source

SCHEDULE

DAY 1

July 19, 2023

DAY 2

July 20, 2023

DAY 3

July 21, 2023

DAY 1 (WEDNESDAY) : 19th JULY 2023
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK VISIT
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK PROGRAM

Sponsor Opportunity

Discussion on water rights, quantity, drought, wildfire mitigation

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
OPENING – FRAMEWORK AND FUNDING OF ENVIRONMENTAL MARKETS
OPENING – FRAMEWORK AND FUNDING OF ENVIRONMENTAL MARKETS

Every participant is encouraged to participate in this opening as we build the foundation for the Summit, with a focus on compliance, voluntary and program environmental markets and blended finance.

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
WELCOME RECEPTION
WELCOME RECEPTION
DAY 2 (THURSDAY) : 20th JULY 2023
7:30 am to 8:30 am
NETWORKING CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
NETWORKING CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST IN EXHIBITS
8:30 am to 9:45 am
CURRENT & TRENDING DIRECTIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL MARKETS
CURRENT & TRENDING DIRECTIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL MARKETS

Traditional and non-traditional resource agency and global perspectives shared.

9:45 am to 10:15 am
NETWORKING BREAK
NETWORKING BREAK
10:15 am to 11:30 am
OUTCOMES AND MEASUREMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MARKETS
OUTCOMES AND MEASUREMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MARKETS

Carbon, biodiversity, water supply and quality

11:30 am to 1:00 pm
NETWORKING LUNCH AND EXPERT-LED DISCUSSIONS
NETWORKING LUNCH AND EXPERT-LED DISCUSSIONS

Join the experts at several topic tables as the rotations allow.

1:00 pm to 2:15 pm
THE CARBON MARKET
THE CARBON MARKET

A global overview, real world examples of practice, market-mechanisms, outcomes and measurement.

2:15 pm to 2:30 pm.
NETWORKING BREAK
NETWORKING BREAK
2:30 pm to 3:45 pm
THE WATER MARKET (WATER QUALITY, SUPPLY)
THE WATER MARKET (WATER QUALITY, SUPPLY)

A global overview, real world examples of practice, market-mechanisms, outcomes and measurement.

3:45 pm to 4:00 pm
NETWORKING BREAK
NETWORKING BREAK
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
THE BIODIVERSITY / HABITAT MARKET
THE BIODIVERSITY / HABITAT MARKET

A global overview, real world examples of practice, market-mechanisms, outcomes and measurement.

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
SOCIAL HOUR
SOCIAL HOUR

Social followed by free time to dine with colleagues (or sponsored event) 

DAY 3 (FRIDAY) : 21st JULY 2023
7:30 am to 8:30 am
NETWORKING COFFEE & BREAKFAST
NETWORKING COFFEE & BREAKFAST
8:30 am to 9:45 am
THE CORPORATE CONNECTION
THE CORPORATE CONNECTION

Linking corporate environmental commitments to environmental markets.

9:45 am to 10:00 am
NETWORKING BREAK
NETWORKING BREAK
10:00 am to 11:15 am
THE CURRENCY OF NATURAL CAPITAL
THE CURRENCY OF NATURAL CAPITAL

Linking corporate environmental commitments to environmental markets.

11:15 am to 11:30 am
NETWORKING BREAK
NETWORKING BREAK
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
INVESTMENT LIGHTNING ROUND
INVESTMENT LIGHTNING ROUND

Private, Blended Finance, Impact Investing, Impact Bonds, Operational

12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
ENVIRONMENTAL FINANCE & MANAGEMENT – OPERATIONAL
ENVIRONMENTAL FINANCE & MANAGEMENT – OPERATIONAL

Grab box lunch and join this lunch panel on 

Risk Disclosure, Accounting, ESG, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
ASSOCIATION MEETINGS AND NETWORKING GROUPS
ASSOCIATION MEETINGS AND NETWORKING GROUPS

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