YES-Europe Annual Conference 2021
October 16, 2021 at 10:00 - 21:00 CEST| Free
The Annual Conference of 2021 was held online. After the cancellation of the Annual Conference of 2020, in 2021we gathered together as a community and enjoyed a day full of knowledge sharing and networking. During the day, we had a diverse range of speakers, workshops and panel discussions. You can view all the panel discussions and seminars and learn more about the speakers below.
Cofounder, Head of Growth & Chief Climate Officer (CCO) @Seeds
Alba Forns is a young environmental professional & game changer in the clean energy space. Alba is cofounder, Head of Growth & Chief Climate Officer (CCO) at Seeds, an environmental FinTech mobile app that allows users to invest in community energy projects & cleantech scale-ups through crowdfunding with as little as their spare change. Forns has previous experience in the sustainability field as an Energy Consultant, engineering projects related with sustainable mobility, circular economy & energy efficiency. Her background is in Industrial Technology Engineering with a Double MSc in Renewable Energy at two leading technical universities in Europe. Alba entered the sustainability space out of passion. In her free time she loves to spend time in nature & practice outdoor sports. She likes to organize & participate in Volunteering events such as beach/bay clean ups.
Energy Analyst @International Energy Agency (IEA)
Alessio Scanziani is an energy analyst at the International Energy Agency (IEA), in the Policy and Security Division. Alessio supports the team in carrying out the energy policy reviews of IEA’s member countries, through in-depth analysis of energy data and strategic documents. Previously, Alessio has worked for Kayrros SAS, a data analytics company that uses satellite data and other advanced tools to provide insightful information in the energy and climate sectors. Alessio has PhD at Imperial College in Energy Engineering and a Master at Politecnico of Milan.
Energy Policy Officer @BEUC
Anna Martin is an energy policy officer at BEUC, the European Consumer Organisation. Prior to this experience, she worked in the German Foreign Office to prepare the German EU Council Presidency and as an energy policy officer in a renewable energy association. Anna holds a master in European affairs from the College of Europe, Sciences Po Lille and the University of Münster.
Group Vice President of Sustainable Development @Air Liquide
Prior to his current position, Ashutosh was the Chief Technology Officer of Air Liquide’s Electronics business line, leading the definition of global technical vision and product development strategies for the semiconductor market. In previous role as the Worldwide Director of ALOHATM Electronics Performance Materials, he oversaw Air Liquide’s advanced precursor business that supplies leading edge materials for advanced semiconductor manufacturing processes.
Ashutosh joined Air Liquide in 1997. He holds a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry and was nominated Air Liquide Group Senior Fellow in 2018, which is the highest rank among Group’s technical
He is a co-author of the Handbook of Chemicals and Gases for the Semiconductor Industry, holds 27 US and International patents and has published over 25 research articles in refereed journals.
Researcher @Laboratory of Energy Policy and Policy Team leader & Board member at YES-Europe
Programme Officer @IRENA
R&D Engineer as well as the co-founder of a startup in alternative food.
President of YES-Europe
Climate Scientist at @University of Reading
Consultant in Business Strategy for Sustainability
Founder of Antesis
Juliana Salamone is a Consultant in Business Strategy for Sustainability, with focus on leadership and personal development. Juliana is passionate about sustainable change and fostering systemic impact, she founded Antesis, a consultancy agency based in Argentina that seeks to help organizations in the region to move towards sustainable development. She graduated as a Lawyer and has a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA), recently she graduated from the Master’s in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability (MSLS) in Sweden. She is also specialized in Climate Change, entrepreneurship and business development.
Consultant, Coach and Facilitator
PhD at @Imperial College London
Livia is a board member of YES-Europe where she is developing the strategy of the organisation. Passionate about sustainable development and finding synergistic collaborations, she has developed business cases with the chemical industries (CEFIC) to improve their sustainability strategy. She is currently finishing her PhD at Imperial College London where she has been involved in several activities from research on novel materials for 3D printing, future cities development as well as teaching activities related to Sustainable Design Engineering. She is also involved in a multidisciplinary project to address complex contemporary societal challenges from alternative perspectives.
Professor of Climate Processes @University of Reading
Nicolas is a climate scientist. He uses satellite observations and climate models to quantify the climate impacts of atmospheric particles, which interact with sunlight, clouds, vegetation, and other components of the Earth system. He is Professor of Climate Processes at the University of Reading, United Kingdom, and Chair of Aviation and Climate at Sorbonne Université, France. Nicolas is a Lead Author of Chapter 3 of the 6th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and a Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher.
Director of Sustainable Finance @South Pole
Rebecca is South Pole’s Director of Sustainable Finance, joining in early 2020 after approximately two decades of holding senior leadership roles in the financial industry. In her previous role, Chief Financial Officer of Sustainable Finance at HSBC Holdings plc, Rebecca oversaw group-wide financial services relating to sustainable finance products, such as sustainability/green bonds, ESG (environmental, social, governance) asset management/private bank funds and commercial lending related to sustainability. In addition, Rebecca was responsible for HSBC’s external ESG reporting and investor relations – including the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures and corporate reporting on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Rebecca has chaired the European Banking Federation industry SDG working group and has been a member of other advisory groups to progress non-financial reporting, for example, the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board and CDP. She holds a BSc in Economics and Politics, a Masters in Sustainability Leadership from University of Cambridge, and is a Chartered Global Management Accountant.
Writer, researcher, and advocate who focuses on the politics of climate change and environmental justice
Stephen Lezak is a writer, researcher, and advocate who focuses on the politics of climate change and environmental justice. He is a Gates Scholar at the University of Cambridge, a fellow at the Rocky Mountain Institute, and the manager of the Oxford Programme on the Sustainable Future of Commodities & Infrastructure. He has also advised on sustainability policy in a variety of contexts, including working with two US presidential campaigns, the government of Mongolia, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. His writing has been published in a variety of academic and popular outlets, including The Independent, Grist, and Emergence.
Associate in the Supply Chain Emissions Initiative within the @Climate Intelligence Program
Valentina is an associate in the Supply Chain Emissions Initiative within the Climate Intelligence Program. She conducts research to support several work streams and engages with stakeholders in heavy industries to support decarbonization efforts. She also serves as the policy liaison for the Supply Chains team, working to support the program and RMI in making climate differentiated markets compliance based. Before joining RMI, Valentina was a sustainability analyst at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. She was also a sustainable finance research assistant at the Energy Politics Group of ETH Zurich and an intern at the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative at UNCTAD, the trade and development agency of the UN. In the latter position, she helped draft the 10-year anniversary impact report of the initiative.
- October 16, 2021
10:00 - 21:00 CEST
- Online Event
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