Panelists & Presenters

Boston GreenFest Business Summit 2020 Our mission to educate, empower, and build towards a smarter world is shared by a growing list of people and organizations taking action. Together with a diverse and passionate set of experts in environmental sustainability, we continue to strive to shape a better society through actions and ideas.

David Abecassis

Director of Technology and Cofounder, Green Growers Technology Alliance

Shira Adler

Founder, Proteolytix

If wisdom is organized life, and science organized knowledge, then art is organized beauty.

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Anselmo Cassiano Alves

Learn Series Chair, MIT Water Club 2017-2020

James Arbib

Co-Founder, RethinkX

Magdalena Ayed

Executive Director, The Harborkeepers

Ayesha Barenblat

CEO, Remake

Scott Beaudoin

Social Purpose & Sustainability Communications Leader, Brodeur Partners

Janine Benyus

Owner, Biomimicry 3.8

Scott Bishop

Principal, Bishop Land Design, LLC and Professor of the Practice, Northeastern University

Brian Braginton-Smith

President and CEO, AquaGen Infrastructure Systems, Inc.

Sass Brown

University Dean, ethical fashion activist, writer, researcher and designer, taking year off to complete PhD

Bill Browning

Partner, Terrapin Bright Green

Jasmina Burek

Postdoctoral Associate, MIT

Mela Bush Miles

Director, Transit Oriented Development, Alternatives for Community and Environment

Jay Calderin

Founder, Boston Fashion Week

Apolo Catala

Farm Manager, Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation

Jatin Chaurasia

Managing Director, Sumeru Ventures

HG Chissell

Founder and CEO, Advanced Energy Group

George Chmael II

President & CEO, Council Fire, Benefit LLC

Orsola de Castro

Founder and Creative Director, Fashion Revolution

Lígia Conceição

PhD Fellow, MIT Portugal Program

Rieki Cordon

Facilitator, SEEDS

Storm Cunningham

Executive Director, RECONOMICS Institute

Stephen Cutter

CEO and Founder, Hemp for the Future

Naomi Davis

President and Founder, Blacks in Green

Silvia de la Sota

Multilingual Entrepreneur, Public Health Professional

Scott Donachie

CEO and Founder, Companies for ZeroWaste

Adam Dorr, PhD

Research Fellow, RethinkX

Michael S. Dukakis

Former Governor, Massachusetts

Chitra Dwarka

CEO, Shading Designs

Doug Farr

Firm Principal | Architect & Urbanist | Author, Farr Associates

Martiza Farrell

Associate Professor, Fashion Design, Lasell College

Janine Finnell

Executive Director, Leaders in Energy

Dave Gajadhar

CEO and Founder, Resultant Group

Ed Gaskin

Executive Director, Greater Grove Hall Main Streets

Jackie Glenn

Principal/Founder, Glenn Diversity Inclusion& HR Solutions

Annie Goeke

Co-Founder, Earth Rights Institute

Janice Goodman

Owner and President, Cityscapes

Thomas Goreau

President, Global Coral Reef Alliance

Jack Groh

Director, National Football League Environmental Program

Cristian Gutierrez

Founder and Project Manager, Evea EcoFashion

Susan Groh

Associate Director, NFL Environmental Program

Vineet Gupta

Director of Planning, Boston Transportation Department at City of Boston

Ivan Li Huang

Founder and CEO, Bonzer, Inc.

Lara Ilao

Founder/Owner, Plastic Tree

Michael Joseph

Founder, VisualMedia Marketing, Inc.

Tola Jones

CEO, Eligant Group

Joe Kennedy III

U.S. Representative for Massachusetts's 4th Congressional District

Ed Koban

Mohawk Speaker and Educator

Mrs. Florence Larbi

Managing Director, Zoomlion Ghana

Tim Lasker

President/Business Manager at OPEIU Local 453

Alan Laubsch

CEO, Generation Blue

Harvey Leonard

Chief Meteorologist, WCVB Channel 5

Bradd Libby, PhD

Research Fellow, RethinkX

Glynn Lloyd

Executive Director, Foundation for Business Equity

Angela Mah

Vice President, Global Business Development, InTeahouse, Inc.

Ed Markey

U.S. Senator

Juan Pablo Martinez

CEO, Juan Pablo Martinez EcoFashion

Bill McKibben


Tom Meades

Product Designer & Founder, Gomi

Isaias Medina III


Ambereen Mirza

Global Consultant, Polikey

Allentza Michel

Founder, Principal and Creative Director, Powerful Pathways

Dr. Rob Moir

Executive Director, Ocean River Institute

Pontsho Moletsane

Founder, Yellow Beast (Cleantech Startup)

Wadi Muhammad

CEO, Bioclean Boston

Simon Murungi

Founder, CEO of SOFAFRICA (Organic Farming)

Jon Olinto

Co-Founder, One Mighty Mill

Dhesigen Naidoo

CEO, Water Research Commission of South Africa

Monica Nakielski

Director, Sustainability and Environmental Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Rashid Nuri

CEO, The Nuri Group

Nimai Pandit

CEO, Farmer, Gopal Farm

Muthaiya Panneerselvam

Senior Manufacturing Manager, Wieland Metals Singapore

Senator Marc R. Pacheco

Senator, First Plymouth and Bristol District

Mario S. Portugal-Ramirez

Researcher and Lecturer, UMass Boston

Gretchen Rabinkin

Executive Director, Boston Society of Landscape Architects

Navid Sadikali

Founder and CEO, Sustainable Spark

Howard Sapper

President, eTrikeCo

Veena Srinivasan

Director, Centre for Social and Environmental Innovation

Tony Seba

Co-Founder, RethinkX

Julie Smith-Galvin

Principal and Founder, JSG Communications

Ward Stirrat

CEO, Credyts Community Currencies

Catherine Tubb, PhD

Research Fellow, RethinkX

Valerie Tutson

Executive/Festival Director, Rhode Island Black Storytellers

Kotchakorn Voraakhom

CEO/Founder, Porous City Network

Nathan Walworth

Founding co-Chair, Nexus Futurism Working Group

Martin J. Walsh

Mayor, City of Boston

Shimon Warden

Vice President of Operations, Unytalk

Greg Watson

Director of Policy and Systems Design, Schumacher Center for a New Economics

Karen Weber-Salamanca

Executive Director, Boston GreenFest

Austin Whitman

CEO, Climate Neutral

Mark Winterer

Owner, Director of Operations, Recover Green Roofs

Julie Wormser

Deputy Director, Mystic River Watershed Association

Sanjeev Yadav

Founder, Banyan Tree Global "The Inno Hub"

Çaca Yvaire

Ruinwright, Rx Mahomedrui