Initiating and Sustaining Sustainability Initiatives

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This panel will explore the realities of initiating and sustaining sustainability initiatives in large organizations and complex ecosystems. The experts in sustainability-related change will share their expertise with an eye toward best practices and guidance for others.


Erin Smith, MBA
SVP, Bank of America
Based in Charlotte, as Sustainability Strategy Executive for Business Banking (BB) and Global Commercial Banking (GCB), Erin works to align BB and GCB Sustainability efforts to the broader Enterprise wide Bank of America Sustainability goals. In her current role, Erin focuses on banker preparedness and client engagement as it pertains to social impact, climate action and overall Sustainability strategy. Read full profile…


Dr. Remi Abere
Founder & CEO, RoebiGlobal
Remi Abere, Founder and CEO of RoebiGlobal, is a seasoned executive and global thought leader with over 25 years of experience driving business growth and sustainability across various industries. With expertise in IT, Finance, Corporate Communications, Business Development, Sustainability, and Marketing, she advises organizations on strategy, sustainability, and operations. Read full profile…

Chris Cucci, CCIM
SVP, Chief of Staff, Climate First Bank
Chris Cucci has spent his banking career, spanning two decades, in the Central Florida market where he’s had the opportunity to finance transactions across the nation. He serves as Chief of Staff at Climate First Bank where he leads strategic initiatives and oversees the bank’s lending initiatives in mission-aligned sectors including commercial solar, ESOP finance, and more. Cucci also serves as Senior Advisor at OneEthos, fintech affiliate to Climate First Bank, where he supports efforts to provide mission-based technology solutions to community finance partners nationwide. Read full profile…

Robert Edwards Jr.
Managing Director, Hamilton Clark Sustainable Capital, Inc.
Mr. Edwards focuses on working with companies who are driving the energy transition. Rob is an energy industry executive and strategic advisor on global Next-Gen energy solutions and investments. Rob brings more than 20 years of diverse leadership and advisory experience supporting senior decision makers in the private sector (JPMorgan Chase, Tesla, Edison Mission Energy, DTE Energy), and in government (Department of Energy Loan Programs Office). Read full profile…

Limor Schafman
Director of Strategy, LG NOVA
Limor Schafman is the Director of Strategy at LG NOVA, a team within LG Electronics dedicated to working with the startup and entrepreneurial community to innovate and create impactful technologies that will lead LG, its partners, and the world into the future. She also heads the Cleantech-OverDrive Task Force which is developing NOVA’s first new venture in this market sector. Read full profile…