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Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions

Award-Winning Behavioral Scientist Tackling Critical Social and Environmental Challenges with Solutions That Promote Climate and Financial Sustainability; Associate Professor, Psychology and Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES), University of British Columbia (UBC); Principal Investigator, UBC Behavioral Sustainability Lab; Co-Creator, “Happy Climate” Workshop; Editor, “Cash Transfers for Inclusive Societies” (2023)

Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues / Wellness & Well-Being / Energy & Renewables / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Financial Services / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Inspirational Speakers / New To Stern
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Top-Cited Expert on China, its Technology Capabilities and How Quickly They’re Improving; Economics Researcher Studying U.S. Regulatory Actions on Export Controls and Multinational Investment Activities in China; Chief Technology Analyst, Gavekal Dragonomics; Visiting Scholar, Yale Law School’s Paul Tsai China Center

Asia: Business, Geopolitics & Society / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Emerging Technology / Supply Chain Management / New To Stern
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Transformational Sustainability Leader Empowering Organizations to Embed Purpose and Drive Growth; Award-Winning Co-Founder and CEO, Leaders on Purpose Who Spearheads the Renowned Annual CEO Study and Convenes the Influential CEO Summit with UN Leadership; Founding Member, Unilever North American FS Sustainability Council; Collaborator, Harvard’s Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership; Winner, 2023 Tribeca Disruptor Award; Named One of the Top 22 Women Globally Making a Positive Sustainable Impact, Forbes; Named 2014-2021 Harvard Professional of Excellence for Sustainability Leadership; Shortlisted for the 2023 Ideas into Action Award, Thinkers50

Leadership / Strategy / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues / Change Management / STEAM / Founders & Practitioners / Women Speakers & Advisors / New To Stern
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International Authority on Strategy and Economics Helping Leaders Compete While Capitalizing on Current and Future Trends in Artificial Intelligence, Resilient Business Models and Sustainability; Director, Hult International Business School Futures Impact Lab; Harvard Social Scientist Affiliated with the Kennedy School CID, IQSS and Davis Center; Global Expert, World Economic Forum; Co-Founder, Nexus FrontierTech; Co-Author, “The AI Republic” and the Award-Winning “The Great Remobilization” (2023), and Author, “Digitizing the Emerging Economies” (2024)

AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Futurists / Future of Work / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Navigating Uncertainty / Must-Read Books / Strategy / New To Stern

Acclaimed Author, Journalist and Leading Thinker on the Future Who Explores Advancements in Emerging Technologies, Public Health and Climate Change; Policy Practitioner Forging Partnerships Across the Private and Public Sectors to Advance the Health of People and the Planet; Columnist, The Washington Post; Senior Lecturer, MIT Program on Science, Technology, and Society; Former Senior Advisor for Climate Change Innovation, Obama White House; Author, “The Optimist’s Telescope”

Futurists / Moderators / Navigating Uncertainty / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Policy & Government / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / STEAM / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / Health Care & Medicine / Metaverse / Must-Read Books / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / New To Stern

Global Authority on Corporate Sustainability and Sustainability Leadership Who Helps Organizations Create Value and Long-term Positive Impact for Stakeholders and Society; Award-Winning ESG Integration Researcher and Advisor on Strategically Navigating Sustainability Disruption; ESG and Sustainability Advisory Board Member, Merck KGaA, DWS Group and more; Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, London Business School

Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Policy & Government / Navigating Uncertainty / Leadership / Executive Education / International Speakers & Advisors / New To Stern

Global Authority on AI Strategy and Digital Transformation Who Teaches Leaders How to Combine People and Technology to Catalyze Innovation and Growth; Dean, Saïd Business School and Fellow, Balliol College, University of Oxford; Founding Dean, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business; Co-Founder and President, Portulans Institute; Chair, Global Business School Network; Founding Advisor, Green Frontier Capital; Chair, OECD Taskforce of Experts on AI; Author, “Global Innovation Index”, “Network Readiness Index”, “Ask, Measure, Learn” and “Throwing Sheep in the Boardroom”

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Leading Happiness and Well-Being Researcher Who Helps Individuals and Organizations Build Social Connections at Work; Expert on Optimizing the Use of Time, Money, Technology and Carbon to Enhance Happiness; Professor, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia; 2019 TED Curator’s Pick; Co-Creator, “Happy Climate” Workshop; Co-Author, “Happy Money” and “The Joy of Climate Change”

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Renowned International Journalist Analyzing Culture, Economics and Global Policy; Writer, The New Yorker; Lecturer, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism; Author, “The Alternative: How to Build a Just Economy” (January 2024)

Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Policy & Government / Business Model Innovation / Company Culture / Future of Work / Strategy / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Energy & Renewables
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Global Futurist, Exponential Thinker and Expert Investor; Founder, Exponential View; Visiting Fellow, Oxford Martin School; Executive Fellow, Harvard Business School; Host, “Exponentially,” Bloomberg TV; Co-Chair, Global Futures Council on Complex Risks, World Economic Forum; Award-Winning, Bestselling Author, “The Exponential Age”; Named one of Vox’s 2023 Future Perfect 50

Generative AI / AI, Robotics & Automation / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Innovation & Design / Policy & Government / Strategy / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Emerging Technology / Futurists / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / Business Model Innovation / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / TED Speakers / Future of Work / International Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Platform Revolution / Founders & Practitioners / Executive Education
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Globally Acclaimed Researcher, Writer and Thinker About Technological Progress and the Changes It Brings; Expert Helping Organizations Build Businesses That Are Simultaneously Agile, Innovative and Robust; Evidence-Driven Optimist and Practical Theorist Investigating Sources of Growth and Competitive Differentiation; Inaugural Visiting Fellow, Google Technology and Society; New York Times Bestselling Author; Co-Founder and Co-Director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy; Principal Research Scientist, MIT Sloan School of Management; Co-Founder, Workhelix, Inc.; Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World and the 50 People Reshaping American Politics; TED Talker; Thinkers 50 Digital Thinking Award Winner; Author, “The Geek Way” (2023) and “More From Less” (2019); Co-Author, “Machine, Platform, Crowd” (2017) and “The Second Machine Age” (2014)

AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Platform Revolution / Emerging Technology / Future of Work / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Strategy / Innovation & Design / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Business Model Innovation / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Quantum Computing / Financial Services / Company Culture / Must-Read Books / Executive Education / TED Speakers
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Top-Rated Harvard Business School Professor Teaching How Resilient Organizations Prosper During Good Times and Bad; Renowned Strategy Advisor and Highly Cited Academic Studying How to Use Deep Purpose to Drive Organizational Growth and Profitability; Expert on Achieving Competitive Performance in the Age of AI; Award-Winning Author, “Deep Purpose” (2022) and “Reorganize for Resilience” As Well As Over 20 Articles in Harvard Business Review; Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2023, Thinkers50

Leadership / Strategy / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Business Model Innovation / Change Management / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / AI, Robotics & Automation / Executive Education / TED Speakers / Must-Read Books

Renowned Climate and Energy Policy Expert, Policy Strategist and Researcher Helping Leaders Build Clean Energy Practices into Their Long-Term Plans to Secure the Future; Award-Winning Author, “Short Circuiting Policy”; Co-Host of Top Climate Podcast “A Matter of Degrees”; Associate Professor of Environmental Politics, University of California, Santa Barbara; Fellow, Harvard University Radcliffe Institute; Senior Policy Counsel, Rewiring America; Senior Policy Advisor, Evergreen Action; Named to 2022 TIME100 Next and Business Insider 2022 Climate Action 30 Lists

Policy & Government / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Energy & Renewables

The World’s Preeminent Authority on Reputation, Trust, Inequality and Successful Branding for People, Businesses, Governments and Other Institutions; Founding Director, Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation; Co-Author of the Bestseller, “The Reputation Game”

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Renowned Climate Change Strategist, Author and Expert on How Organizations and Changemakers Can Lead on Climate; Trusted Advisor to Business and Government Leaders, Investors, Organizations and Communities; Senior Writer, New York Times Bestseller “Drawdown” (2017); Editor-in-Chief, “The Drawdown Review” (2020); Co-Editor, “All We Can Save” (2020); Co-Host, “A Matter of Degrees” Podcast; Co-Founder, The All We Can Save Project; One of 15 “Women Who Will Save the World,” Time Magazine

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Applied Futurist and Social Systems Expert Who Teaches Leaders How to Understand, Create and Execute Strategies That Ensure Positive Long-Term Generational and Environmental Impacts; Founder and Executive Director, Longpath Labs; Founder and CEO, Synthesis Corp.; Former Adjunct Associate Professor, Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs; Host, PBS’s “A Brief History of the Future” (2024)

Futurists / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / TED Speakers / Inspirational Speakers
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Pioneering Authority on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Strategy and Implementation; Globally Recognized Corporate Investment Strategist, Researcher and Futurist; Award-winning Professor of Business Administration and Faculty Chair of the Impact-Weighted Accounts Project, Harvard Business School; Co-Founder and Senior Partner, KKS Advisors; Author, “Purpose and Profit” (August 2022)

Leadership / Policy & Government / Strategy / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Financial Services / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues / Executive Education
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Renowned Architect and Urban Planner; Visionary on the Future of City Living; Influential Theorist, Author, Educator on Social-Activist Architecture; Recipient of Israel’s 2019 Wolf Prize for Architecture

Innovation & Design / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / TED Speakers / Must-Read Books / Asia: Business, Geopolitics & Society
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Visionary Futurist and Venture Capitalist Funding Dynamic Breakthrough Technologies in Computing, Energy, Life Sciences and Health Care; Leading Expert on New Technology, Innovation and the Future of Work; Renowned Journalist, Speaker and Moderator; Partner, DCVC; Chairman of the Board of Directors, Strateos

Emerging Technology / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Health Care & Medicine / Innovation & Design / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Futurists / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / TED Speakers / Future of Work / Inspirational Speakers / Longevity & Aging / Moderators / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Energy & Renewables / Founders & Practitioners
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World-Renowned Economist and Financial Scholar Whose Research and Evidence-Based Frameworks Offer Audiences a Deeper Understanding of Market Behaviors and Modern Investment Strategies; Professor, Director of the Laboratory for Financial Engineering, Principal Investigator at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, MIT Sloan School of Management; Serial Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of the AlphaSimplex Group, QLS Advisors, and the Award-Winning BridgeBio Pharma; Author, “Adaptive Markets” (2017); Co-Author, “In Pursuit of the Perfect Portfolio” (2021); TIME’s 100 Most Influential People

Financial Services / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Health Care & Medicine / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues / Generative AI / AI, Robotics & Automation / Neuroscience / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / TED Speakers / Must-Read Books
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Global Authority on Strategies That Drive Competitive Advantage by Leveraging Business Opportunities With Social and Environmental Impact; Co-Creator (With Michael Porter) of the Creating Shared Value (CSV) Concept; Acclaimed Scholar Who Introduced the Ideas of Impact Investing, Catalytic Philanthropy, Collective Impact, and Strategic Evaluation; Co-Founder, FSG; Senior Fellow, CSR Initiative of the Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School

Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Leadership / Strategy / Financial Services / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues

New York Times Bestselling Author and Leading Expert on Human Performance; Foremost Authority on Harnessing Flow to Amplify Focus, Decision-Making and Productivity; Visionary Thinker on the Future of Technology; Award-Winning Journalist; Three-Time Pulitzer Prize Nominee; Author, “Gnar Country” (2023) and Bestseller “The Art of Impossible” (2021); Executive Director, Flow Research Collective

Must-Read Books / Neuroscience / Leadership / Company Culture / Wellness & Well-Being / Innovation & Design / Emerging Technology / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Inspirational Speakers / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / TED Speakers / Founders & Practitioners / Experiential Programs
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Renowned Authority on Climate Science and Energy Technologies; Former Undersecretary for Science, U.S. Department of Energy; University Professor, New York University, with Appointments in the Stern School of Business, the Tandon School of Engineering and the Department of Physics; Former Professor of Theoretical Physics and Vice President and Provost, Caltech; Former Chief Scientist, BP; Founding Director, NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP); Long-time Member and Former Chair of the JASON Group of Government Advisors; Bestselling Author, “Unsettled” (2021)

Energy & Renewables / Policy & Government / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Emerging Technology / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure / Must-Read Books

Biotech and Life Sciences Visionary Helping Organizations and Society Understand How Synthetic Biology Will Positively Impact Human Life, Change Industries and Create Investment Opportunities; Cell Biologist, Futurist, Entrepreneur and Global Authority on Synthetically Engineering Life; Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director, Genome Project-write; Founder and Past President, Humane Genomics, Inc.; Co-Author, “The Genesis Machine” (February 2022)

Emerging Technology / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Health Care & Medicine / Financial Services / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Futurists / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / Longevity & Aging / Must-Read Books / TED Speakers / Founders & Practitioners

Expert Implementer of Innovation, Marketing & Growth Strategies; Authority on Elevating the Consumer Experience for Maximum Growth; Senior Partner, Lippincott; Co-Author, “Competing Against Luck”

Innovation & Design / Leadership / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Strategy / Emerging Technology / Business Model Innovation / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Financial Services / Must-Read Books / Founders & Practitioners
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Leading Global Authority on Micromobility; Expert on the Future of Mobility and Smart Transportation; World-Renowned Mobile Industry Analyst and Visionary on Digital Business Disruption; Partner and Chief Market Strategist, Relay Ventures; Founder, Asymco

Emerging Technology / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Futurists / AI, Robotics & Automation / International Speakers & Advisors / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics
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Cellular Agriculture Pioneer; Executive Director, New Harvest; Co-Founder, Perfect Day (formerly Muufri) and Clara Foods

Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / STEAM / Emerging Technology / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Futurists / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Founders & Practitioners
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Acclaimed Bioethicist, Futurist, and Legal Scholar Who Advises Organizations and Governments on Issues Surrounding Genetic Engineering and Emerging Sciences; Warren P. Knowles Professor Emerita of Law and Bioethics, University of Wisconsin; Former David A. Hamburg Fellow, Nuclear Threat Initiative; Lead Co-Chair, “BioMade”; Co-Chair, National Academy of Medicine Committee on Emerging Science, Technology and Innovation

Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / Health Care & Medicine / Innovation & Design / Policy & Government / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Emerging Technology / STEAM / TED Speakers / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Women Speakers & Advisors
Alexander Betts

Authority on Refugees and Human Migration; Professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs, University of Oxford; Director, Refugee Studies Centre and Refugee Economies; Author, “Refuge”

Policy & Government / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / TED Speakers / International Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books
Nava Ashraf

Evidence-Based Behavioral Economist and Field Researcher Helping Organizations Improve Workforce Performance and Employee Satisfaction by Evaluating the Impact of Policies, Practices and Incentives; Pioneering Authority on the Concept of Altruistic Capital; Expert on Gender Economics, Family Economics, Diversity and Inclusion, and Workplace Dynamics; Inaugural Director of Research, Marshall Institute; Co-Director, Psychology and Economics Program, STICERD; Founding Director of the Altruistic Capital Lab and Professor of Economics, London School of Economics

Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Wellness & Well-Being / Company Culture / Trust & Empathy / Women Speakers & Advisors / Psychological Safety / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Executive Education
BETH ALTRINGER

Award-Winning Designer and Expert on Combining Design, Technology and Behavioral Science to Create Innovative Products, Services and Experiences; Unrivaled Authority on Innovation Leadership, Product Desirability and Outside-the-Box Design Thinking; Founder, The Desirability Lab; Principal, Ames Studio; Professor of Practice and Executive Director, Joint Master of Arts in Design Engineering (MADE) Program, Brown University and RISD

Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Innovation & Design / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Strategy / Emerging Technology / Generative AI / Future of Work / AI, Robotics & Automation / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Women Speakers & Advisors