Environment+Energy Leader Solutions Summit 2022

July 19, 20, 21 - 2022 | Daily Start at 9:00 a.m. ET


Environment+Energy Leader’s annual Solutions Summit brings together top commercial and industrial decision-makers to create a unique collaborative learning experience. The Summit provides tangible, innovative solutions to the environment, energy and ESG challenges that companies face today–and what they may expect tomorrow. Pragmatic and candid discussions coupled with engaging facilitation allow attendees to share current challenges and learn how industry leaders are addressing similar issues.

What you’ll take away

  • Tangible, innovative solutions to the challenges that companies face concerning environmental, sustainability, energy, net-zero and ESG management initiatives and programs.
  • Information about the best products and technologies to help commercial and industrial companies achieve their goals.
  • Case studies including Innovations leaders can invest in to keep their programs relevant and results-oriented.
  • New products, technology and software for environment and energy programs, help meet climate goals and make reporting progress to stakeholders easier –Many from our third-party judged 2022 E+E Leader award winners, which will be unveiled at the summit.

Why Attend

  • Hear first-hand accounts from commercial and industrial companies on successful energy, environment and ESG management system integrations.
  • Put the power of best practices to work for your organization.
  • Learn from industry thought leaders who are implementing practices and technologies that have successfully achieved resiliency and reliability goals.
  • Learn about the latest trends in EHS Software for Compliance & Risk Reductions
  • Take all of the new lessons, knowledge and technology advancements back to your organization to implement as you lead your company into the new energy and environmental future.

Who Should Attend

  • Environment, Energy and ESG Managers and Directors
  • Facility Managers
  • Procurement Managers
  • Energy Auditors
  • Sustainability Managers and Directors
  • Waste and Resource Managers
  • Plant Managers
  • Decarbonization Specialists

Schedule of Events


July 19, 2022 09:00 AM

Solutions Summit OPEN: Networking and Leaderboard Starts Now!

Welcome to the 2022 Solutions Summit! Get familiar with the virtual venue, meet our sponsors, and have fun in the photo booth and on the social wall. Use #EEsummit22 in your social shares!

July 19, 2022 09:15 AM

Opening Keynote: Overcome ESG Complexities to Drive ESG Success

Aleksandra Dobkowski-Joy
VP of ESG, The Estée Lauder Companies

With the rise of Environmental, Social, Governance-related investing, environmental and financial performance have become increasingly intertwined. But many companies struggle to make sense of the disclosure requirements, ESG ratings, potential regulations and stakeholder priorities that impact how they measure, track and report their progress on ... ESG programs. In this session, Aleksandra Dobkowski-Joy, VP of ESG for The Estée Lauder Companies, will talk about the challenges and successes of her company’s ESG journey. She will share best practices on how organizations can embed ESG frameworks that guide priorities and decision-making, reduce environmental risk, create a culture of compliance and prepare for ESG reporting initiatives. She will also offer thoughts on how continuing to improve ESG performance can enhance your company’s long-term resilience and success.

July 19, 2022 10:00 AM

Networking Break

July 19, 2022 10:10 AM

Solutions Session: The Growing Value of Real-time Environmental Monitoring

What if your organization could harness the raw power of real-time environmental monitoring and combine it with next-generation data analytics and dashboards? In recent years, this vision has become reality. Join Austin Heitmann for an exploration of the emerging technologies that enable facilities to maintain compliance, operate cleaner facilities, and keep local communities healthy and informed.

Austin Heitmann
Director of Emerging Technology, Montrose Environmental Group

July 19, 2022 10:40 AM

Networking and Leaderboard Activities

Keep earning points by visiting Solutions Summit sponsors, posting on social and using the photo booth feature!

July 19, 2022 11:00 AM

Solutions Session: Current & Potential Use of Natural Language Processing to Improve EHS Workflow

Marcel Guevara
Vice President , EHS, ehsAI

NLP is a sub-discipline of Artificial Intelligence (AI) that focuses on enabling computers to digest and understand human language, in order to leverage them to perform specific tasks much like a human would. By representing complex processes through data, computers that understand language can be taught to perform tasks including but not limited to categorization, entity recognition, and summarization ... in a fraction of the time a human could and with less subjectivity.This advanced technology is being applied to regulatory documents, such as laws, regulations, permits, licenses, and others, to extract relevant information for operations to fulfill regulatory requirements. Furthermore, the same process can be applied to standards, plans, and procedures, facilitating access to and digestibility of information to optimize conformance with management systems. This reduces the time and cost and increases the accuracy of these administrative processes, simplifying the setup of EHS software and developing compliance self-assessment checklists, audit protocols, and compliance calendars.

July 19, 2022 11:30 AM

Networking Break

July 19, 2022 11:40 AM

Power Hour Keynote - Moving Beyond Metrics: Leveraging Technology to Streamline ESG Data & Impact

Sohail Jooma
Product Manager, OneTrust

As organizations set sustainability goals and commit to reporting, how can they streamline and centralize data capture? What tools can be used for automation so that organizations can focus on their impact? In this session, we’ll cover leveraging technology to accelerate your ESG program and bring scale to your mission to have the highest potential impact.

July 19, 2022 12:40 PM

Networking and Leaderboard Activities

Keep earning points by visiting Solutions Summit sponsors, posting on social and using the photo booth feature!

July 19, 2022 01:00 PM

Solutions Session: Scaling Climate Reporting

Kristina Wyatt
SVP Global Regulatory Climate Disclosure, Persefoni

Join this session to understand how to use technology to simplify climate reporting, make better management decisions, communicate more effectively with stakeholders, and avoid getting caught in the weeds.

July 19, 2022 01:30 PM

Networking Break

Last chance to earn points for the leaderboard!

July 19, 2022 01:40 PM

Lightning Talk with the 2022 E+E Leader Award Winners

Hear from some of the experts on their Environment+Energy Leader 2022 Awards Program winning product or project during the Lightning Talk Session. These are quick hits of info to kickstart your strategy and help you make industry connections!

July 19, 2022 02:15 PM

Day 1 Leaderboard Winners Announced

July 19, 2022 02:30 PM


July 20, 2022 09:00 AM

Solutions Summit OPEN: Networking and Leaderboard Starts Now!

Welcome to Day 2 of the 2022 Solutions Summit! Start earning today's points by meeting our sponsors, and using the photo booth and social wall. Use #EEsummit22 in your social shares!

July 20, 2022 09:15 AM

Making Enterprise Energy Transformation Real: Learn through Real-Life Examples from American Family Insurance, NYSERDA and Stanford University

Cody Glavey-Weiss
Project Manager, NYSERDA

Sean Hyland
Data Scientist, American Family Insurance

Lincoln E Bleveans
Executive Director - Sustainability & Energy Management, Stanford University

Facility managers are tasked with managing the entire scope of energy consumption in the buildings under their care. In order to do so effectively, they must be able to understand the energy-consuming systems located within a building, to identify common technology that can help improve a building’s overall energy footprint, and to use best practices to reduce energy consumption, improve efficiency, increase reliability, and predict and forestall equipment malfunctions. ... And in today’s world of net-zero ambitions, they are increasingly being asked to redesign and transition a building’s energy system to renewable, onsite solutions that include elements like solar and wind installations, combined heat and power plants, battery storage, heat recovery systems, and more.
In this session, energy and facility management experts from Stanford University, American Family Insurance, and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) will discuss how facilities managers can help their organizations transition to a clean-energy future in order to reduce energy use, emissions, operating costs, and risk. Viewers will learn about successful projects and gain an understanding of the specific steps that were taken by Stanford University, NYSERDA and American Family Insurance in order to achieve successful outcomes. These projects include tactics such as:

- Leveraging connected devices to develop a building-wide occupancy profile;
- Data-modeling a facility to predict optimal run times for various energy-consuming systems;
- Devising a tenant engagement strategy for improved energy management motivation;
- Using data analytics to improve operations and increase reliability;
- Transitioning mission-critical electricity and thermal energy supplies from fossil fuels to renewable electricity;
- Quantifying the scope of a commercial building’s energy consumption controlled by office tenants, and more.

Attendees will be provided with resources to aid in their own projects, and they will leave with new knowledge that will help them create new opportunities to drive energy and operation savings through energy reduction and asset management strategies.

July 20, 2022 10:00 AM

Networking Break

July 20, 2022 10:10 AM

Solutions Session: Advanced Technology, Automation, and Analytics … Playing a Vital Role in EHS & ESG

Natasha Porter
Chief Customer Officer, Benchmark ESG

Join this session to learn how Advanced Technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence, Sentiment Analysis, and Blockchain, along with Automation and Analytics are providing powerful ways to process large volumes of data to support informed EHS and ESG decision making. ... As the regulatory temperature continues to rise with ever evolving rules, consuming large amounts of high-quality data for effective decision making is vital to understanding and improving EHS and ESG performance. With AI and other advance technology, organizations can improve the quality of their data, understand the sentiment of their employees, automate tasks such as the digitization of utility bills, track potentially serious incidents and more! Attendees will get a tour of practical applications of these types of advanced technologies and how they have been applied to expedite processes and have a better understanding of their overall operations to improve performance. Come ready to explore what is possible now and unlock the potential for advance technology in the future.

July 20, 2022 10:40 AM

Networking and Leaderboard Activities

Keep earning points by visiting Solutions Summit sponsors, posting on social and using the photo booth feature!

July 20, 2022 11:00 AM

Solutions Session: The Secrets to Better Materiality Assessments & What to Do with the Results

Ted Dhillon
CEO & Co-Founder, FigBytes

Zoë Frances
Senior Director, Product, FigBytes

Michelle Bincyzk
Product Manager, FigBytes

Join this Solutions Session for a brief overview of the materiality process, including:

  • Key considerations for improved results
  • How to improve stakeholder engagement and buy-in
  • How to action results and align ESG and operational strategies
July 20, 2022 11:30 AM

Networking Break

July 20, 2022 11:40 AM

Energy Outlook Update: Wholesale Electric Market Surge Implication

Jonathan Lee
Manager, Energy & Sustainability Analytics Intelligence, ENGIE Impact

Brian Dooley
Director, Renewables Advisory, ENGIE Impact

Natural gas prices have vaulted to their highest level since 2008 amid tight market conditions. What’s more, storage currently sits about 15% below the 5-year average. How will this impact your organization ahead of next winter? Secure your place now for advanced insight into trends that will impact the energy market through the second half of the year.... Some of the topics energy experts Jonathan Lee and Brian Dooley will cover include:
Why producers aren’t increasing output to reflect the current price environment
The forecast for LNG exports and how they’ll help Europe wean itself off Russian imports
Electric grid reliability concerns are adding to the premium in wholesale markets
Why wholesale electric markets are surging and what’s pushed renewable project costs higher
Recent actions by the Administration that may help ease price increases
Creative renewables solutions innovators are deploying to deliver on commitments
Join this session to help your business navigate the Energy Market.

July 20, 2022 12:40 PM

Networking and Leaderboard Activities

Keep earning points by visiting Solutions Summit sponsors, posting on social and using the photo booth feature!

July 20, 2022 01:40 PM

Closing Keynote: Why Doom & Gloom Dominates the Sustainability Conversation. But, Shouldn’t.

Paul Snyder
EVP of Stewardship for Tillamook County Creamery Association

Janelle Meyers
Chief Sustainability Officer, Kellogg Company

From climate change to responsible sourcing to regenerative agricultural practices to biodiversity to the future of farming itself, the issues that face the packaged foods industry are complex and the challenges are many. In this keynote, two experts from top packaged food companies come together to discuss the challenges the industry faces and explore how their companies are facing these challenges head-on. ... Paul and Janelle will talk about the initiatives their individual companies are engaged in, detailing the steps they have taken to achieve their goals while sharing some of the lessons they’ve learned along the way.
Each will discuss how their companies set the goals in their climate action plans and the paths they are taking to achieve those goals. They will compare strategies, exploring what has worked and what hasn’t, while detailing how those companies that embed sustainability into their DNA can position themselves to be more successful while implementing changes that impact the planet.

July 20, 2022 02:40 PM

Day 2 Leaderboard Winners Announced

July 20, 2022 02:45 PM


July 21, 2022 09:00 AM

Solutions Summit OPEN: Networking and Leaderboard Starts Now!

Welcome to Day 3 of the 2022 Solutions Summit! Start earning today's points by meeting our sponsors, and using the photo booth and social wall. Use #EEsummit22 in your social shares!

July 21, 2022 09:15 AM

Navigating ESG, Supply Chain, and the Circular Economy: Roundtable with Grant Thornton, Ball Corporation, and Asia Pulp and Paper

John Friedman
Managing Director - ESG & Sustainability Services, Grant Thornton, LLP

Sara Axelrod
Director of Sustainability, North America, Ball Corporation

Ian Lifshitz
VP Sustainability, Asia Pulp & Paper

When it comes to successfully navigating ESG management and all that it involves, supply chain and circular economy issues are top of mind for environmental and sustainability management professionals. For a truly circular economy to come to fruition, supply chain management must be intrinsically tied into an organization’s overall ESG strategy. ... And as the stress on global supply chains ratchets up, organizations are seeking newer, faster solutions to get their products to market – but the easy option is not always the best option, and already-complicated supply chain business practices are becoming ever more complex. In order to meet the demands of stakeholders, including customers and investors, who require transparency and sustainability, companies must have full visibility across their entire supply chains, including first, second and even third-tier vendors. Complicating matters is the fact that the SEC recently released proposed climate disclosures which would require “investor-grade reporting” on ESG factors.
The bar is being raised, and with ESG compliance becoming more stringent, organizations that have been on the cutting edge of strategies like sustainable supply chains and the circular economy may no longer be able to differentiate themselves that way.
This roundtable discussion will look at the proposed regulations and how they will impact companies, and will then explore ways that organizations can continue to differentiate themselves by integrating sustainability strategies into their business models, from their supply chains to the end-of-life of their products, to help drive a truly circular economy.

July 21, 2022 10:00 AM

Networking Break

July 21, 2022 10:15 AM

Q&A With Award Winner FuelCell Energy

Paul Fukumoto
Director of Technology and Product, FuelCell Energy

Mark Yamauchi
Sustainability Manager, Toyota North America

FuelCell Energy manufactures and deploys low-to-zero carbon fuel cells for power generation, carbon capture and hydrogen supply. The company’s FCE Trigeneration Platform, with renewable gas supply, will enable an onsite, industrial scale, zero-carbon solution for the Toyota Logistics Services facility in the Port of Long Beach, California.... The co-location of the hydrogen generation and hydrogen fueling at the facility is the first of its kind. The FCE Trigeneration Platform is unique in its efficient usage of gas input, which is renewable gas. The platform will help create a zero emissions hydrogen truck and car fueling depot, along with a zero-emissions Toyota facility. An additional benefit of the project is that the platform will enable recovered water that will be used for car washing operations, furthering its environmental sustainability in an arid region.
What questions do you have for the team at FuelCell Energy?

July 21, 2022 11:00 AM

Networking and Leaderboard Activities

Keep earning points by visiting Solutions Summit sponsors, posting on social and using the photo booth feature!

July 21, 2022 11:15 AM

Q&A With Award Winner Interface

Global flooring manufacturer Interface already produced carpet tiles with the lowest carbon footprint in the commercial flooring industry, but the company recognized the need to reduce the carbon footprint of its products further as it endeavors to become a carbon negative enterprise by 2040.... This led Interface to make carpet tiles that store carbon, keeping it out of the atmosphere and helping to restore the health of the planet. The company achieved this milestone by working with suppliers to change its raw materials, incorporating recycled and bio-based materials, and adopting more sustainable manufacturing practices, like increasing material and energy efficiency and using 99% renewable energy.
In the commercial flooring market, carpet tile emissions can exceed 20.5 kg CO2e per square meter. The Interface carbon negative carpet tile has a carbon footprint of -0.3 kg CO2e per square meter. This innovation not only helps Interface reduce its overall carbon footprint, but also helps end-users pursue their own sustainability goals, fulfilling a marketplace need as many top customers declare time-bound goals for reducing Scope 3 emissions. The groundbreaking innovation is among only a handful of commercialized carbontech products that use carbon as a resource, so it cannot contribute to global warming.
Bring your questions for this one-on-one interview with the team at Interface!

July 21, 2022 12:00 PM

Networking Break

Last chance to earn points for the leaderboard!

July 21, 2022 12:30 PM

Closing Keynote: Environmental Justice - Practical Business Strategies

Matthew Karmel
Counsel, Environmental Law Group, Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP

Whether voluntarily as part of ESG efforts or compulsory as a result of environmental justice laws and policies, more businesses will need to consider environmental justice impacts as part of business decision making rocesses, including facility development and expansion, permit renewals, mergers and acquisitions, financing and investments, ... and more. This session will provide an overview of environmental justice as well as three practical business strategies that will help to manage environmental justice concerns in relation to ongoing operations. By the end of the session, participants will understand the basics of environmental justice, as well as how to:

1- conduct a high-level environmental justice risk assessment,
2- communicate effectively with the public about environmental justice concerns, and
3- craft a corporate environmental justice policy.

July 21, 2022 01:15 PM

Day 3 Leaderboard Winners Announced

July 21, 2022 01:30 PM

Wrap - Thank you for attending!


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Frequently Asked Questions

Registration opens May 23. We will be posting periodic updates to the schedule once speakers and exhibitors are confirmed.
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