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2019 Babson Sustainability Forum - Embracing the Future's Goals

Previously known as the Energy & Environment Conference, the Babson Sustainabiluty Forum is an annual gathering of thought leaders, entrepreneurs, professionals, and students who care about environmental sustainability and making an impact within their communities. The theme of this year’s forum is, Embracing the Future’s Goals, focusing on the United Nation’s Sustainability Development Goals while celebrating entrepreneurs, institutions, and businesses taking ownership of those initiatives. This year’s forum will feature:

  • Dr. Jonathan Foley, Executive Director – Project Drawdown
  • Dr. Stephen Spinelli, President Elect – Babson College
  • Lisa Conway, Vice President of Sustainability – Interface
  • Paul Sellew, CEO & Founder – Little Leaf Farms
  • Gwen Ruta, Executive Vice President, Climate & Energy – Environmental Defense Fund
  • Chris Sherman, President – Island Creek Oyster
  • Kathryn L. Hersey, CFA, Senior Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager – Cambridge Trust
  • Eric Hudson, CEO & Founder – Preserve
  • Dr. Caroline Daniels, Faculty Director, Fashion Entrepreneurial Initiative – Babson College
  • Amy DuFault, Director of Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator & Director of the Southeastern New England Fibershed
  • Marc Breslow, Ph.D. Policy & Research Director – Climate XChange
  • Jess Brooks, Chief Development Officer – Sunwealth
  • Phil Guidice, Ambrii – Former CEO, Board Member
  • Mark Lyra, Senior Director – Sumitomo Corporation
  • Mitch Tyson, Principal – Tyson Associates
  • David Miller, Ph.D. Managing Director – Clean Energy Ventures
  • Mark Buckley, Founder – One Boat Collaborative & Former Vice President of Sustainability – Staples
  • Carlos Nouel, Vice President of Business Development – National Grid
  • Christine Riley Miller, Director of Sustainability – Samsonite
  • Renee Vassilos, Founder – Banyan Innovation Group
  • Jesse Devitte, Co-Founder & Managing Director – Borealis Ventures, Co-Founder & General Partner – Building Ventures
  • Aaron Niederhelman, CEO – OneHealthAg, Host – Sourcing Matters, Founding Principal – Hingeline
  • Jim Verzino, Director & Entrepreneur in Residence – Windham Grows
  • Santiago Villagomez, CEO & Co-founder – Energia Real

Panels on:

  • Financing Tomorrow’s Goals
  • Energy Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental, Social, Governance – Hosted by the Cutler Center
  • Leaders in Sustainability
  • Agriculture & Food
  • Fashion & Sustainability
  • Samsonite Workshop
  • Energy Storage & Efficiency
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