Tuesday, June 4, 2024

9:00 AM EDT
- 9:05 AM EDT

                    Marty Durbin, Senior Vice President, Policy & President, Global Energy Institute at U.S. Chamber of Commerce

9:05 AM EDT
- 9:30 AM EDT

John Thompson, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Christopher Coes, Acting Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy

In conversation with: Marty Durbin, Senior Vice President, Policy & President, Global Energy Institute at U.S. Chamber of Commerce

9:30 AM EDT
- 9:55 AM EDT

Jenny Liu, Global Sustainability Senior Director, Chemours

Dave Medeiros, Senior Director, Office of Technology, Entegris

In conversation with: Chuck Chaitovitz, Vice President, Environmental Affairs and Sustainability, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

This session will provide an overview on the critical importance of essential chemistries to meet our climate and energy transition goals, and successful strategies for advancing solutions. Applications could include wind turbines, solar panels, rechargeable EV battery modules, hydrogen fuel cells, and others.

9:55 AM EDT
- 10:40 AM EDT

Philip Brides, Senior Managing Director of Investments, Allstate

Chris Killian, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Eastman

Ben Jordan, Senior Director, Environmental Policy, Coca-Cola

In conversation with: Sherri Goodman, Senior Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center

The business community is leading the way on sustainability and climate action. Through active participation at the UN climate conferences, Clean Energy Ministerial meetings, and other international forums, business is demonstrating its commitment with investments and actions on climate and sustainability. Following enactment of the IIJA, IRA, and the CHIPS and Science Act, panelists will discuss other policies needed to help meet their sustainability and circular economy priorities.  Sherri Goodman, a leading voice on the connection between climate and national security, will be the moderator.

10:40 AM EDT
- 11:00 AM EDT

Dr. Kathleen Hogan, Principal Deputy for the Under Secretary for Infrastructure, U.S. Department of Energy

In conversation with: Marty Durbin, President, Global Energy Institute and Senior Vice President, Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Our second Tech Talk will be a TED style presentation by Dr. Kathleen Hogan from the Department of Energy focusing on examples of clean technology innovations resulting from IRA and other public-private investments and how to enhance support and engagement from the business community, followed by a brief interview with Marty Durbin, president of the U.S. Chamber’s Global Energy Institute and senior vice president of policy.

11:00 AM EDT
- 11:15 AM EDT

11:15 AM EDT
- 12:00 PM EDT

Daniel Parnes, Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer, U.S. Department of Defense

Cathy Koch, Former Senior Advisor, Office of Manufacturing & Energy Supply Chains and Loan Programs Office, U.S. Department of                       Energy; Former Global Sustainability Tax Leader, EY

Tran Che, Sustainability Director & Executive Human Rights Counsel, GE Vernova

Kevin Butt, General Manager – Senior Director, Environmental Sustainability, Toyota North America

In conversation with: Christopher Guith, Senior Vice President, Global Energy Institute, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Recent legislation, including the IIJA, IRA, CHIPS and Science Acts, and dating back to the Energy Act of 2020, has created the necessary public-private partnerships, funding, and incentives to send the market signals that will accelerate the transition to a sustainable economy. With these laws, the U.S. finally has the financing and policies to lead the world in the development of sustainability technologies and infrastructure.

                         On this panel, company executives and government officials will discuss the strides they have made under these programs and how we can continue to leverage public-                             private efforts to increase funding, innovation and deployment of sustainability measures moving forward.

12:00 PM EDT
- 12:30 PM EDT

Alexandra Cousteau, Ocean Conservationist & Environmental Advocate

In conversation with: Karine Rouge, Chief Executive Officer, Veolia North America’s Municipal Water Services

This session will feature Veolia’s Karine Rouge in conversation with Alexandra Cousteau, a leading ocean restoration advocate. Alexandra will focus on the important relationship between oceans and climate challenges and her innovative work around promoting seaweed research to sequester carbon and as a possible feed additive to reduce methane emissions from livestock. The discussion will highlight sustainability experiences in addressing oceans conservation issues and how the private sector can partner with NGO’s and governments to accelerate global sustainability objectives.

12:30 PM EDT
- 12:40 PM EDT

Chuck Chaitovitz, Vice President, Environmental Affairs and Sustainability, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

12:30 PM EDT
- 1:30 PM EDT