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Wednesday Sept 20, 20232:30 - 6:00 PM ET
Chelsea, NYC

Join us in-person at Climate Week NYC for an afternoon event focused on how companies can drive real change—with real business impact—in the new climate economy. Meet the Watershed team and fellow climate leaders over engaging conversation, drinks, bites, and networking.

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The event is at capacity, but add your name to the waitlist and we’ll let you know if space opens up. 


2:30pm ET

Doors open

Grab a bite, a drink, and your seat.

2:45pm ET

The new climate economy

Mark Carney, the UN’s Special Envoy for Climate and Finance and Chair of Brookfield, will join Watershed co-founder Taylor Francis in conversation about why climate is now a business imperative and a business advantage––and how we can collectively seize this moment.

3:10pm ET

Corporate climate impact in action

Hear from two companies leading the charge on making real-world emissions reductions: Block and Zendesk. They’ll discuss the challenges and wins of their ambitious climate programs, and how they’re realizing positive results for their businesses and the planet. Moderated by Emily Pontecorvo at Heatmap.

3:40pm ET

The policy landscape: SB 253 and beyond

Climate regulation is the new normal for businesses, and the landscape is shifting quickly. On the heels of this week’s news about California’s SB 253 bill being on its way to signature, Watershed’s Head of Policy, Matt Fisher, will be joined by co-sponsor of the SB 253 bill and CEO of California Environmental Voters Mary Creasman, along with KPMG Partner and ESG Audit leader Maura Hodge, for a conversation about what companies need to know.

4:05pm ET

Investing in climate solutions

A conversation with Lila Preston and Tom Steyer about where investors are seeing opportunity and exponential growth in the green transition, along with highlights from Generation IM’s recent Sustainability Trends Report.

4:30pm ET


Meet and mingle with your fellow sustainability leaders while enjoying delicious food and drinks.


headshot of Taylor Francis

Taylor Francis

Co-founder, Watershed

headshot of Mark Carney

Mark Carney

UN Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance

headshot of Lila Preston

Lila Preston

Head of Growth Equity, Generation IM

headshot of Tom Steyer

Tom Steyer

Co-Chair, Galvanize Climate Solutions

headshot of Mary Creasman

Mary Creasman

CEO, California Environmental Voters

headshot of Maura Hodge

Maura Hodge

Partner, ESG Audit Leader, KPMG

headshot of Neil Jorgensen

Neil Jorgensen

Global ESG Lead, Block

headshot of Shengyuan Su

Shengyuan Su

Sustainability Director, Zendesk

headshot of Emily Pontecorvo

Emily Pontecorvo

Founding Staff Writer, Heatmap News

headshot of Ellen Moeller

Ellen Moeller

Head of Europe, Watershed

headshot of Matt Fisher

Matt Fisher

Head of Policy, Watershed

Event is at capacity but sign up to join the waitlist

Sept 20 | 2:30 - 6:00 PM ET