NAVIGATION COUNCIL

Sunita Narain,

Director General for Science and Environment (CSE), KCP Judge 2018

Cathy Zoi,

CEO EV GO, KCP Judge 2018

George Frampton,

Co-Founder, Partnership for Responsible Growth

Bobbi Dunphy,

Co-lead, Nexus Investor Delegation

Hans Joachim Schellnhuber,

Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK),

Mike Klein,

Founder, Keeling Curve Prize

Matthew J. Myers,

Vice President and E-Capital Summit Founder, EarthX

Danny Kennedy,

California Clean Energy Fund

Surabi Menon,

ClimateWorks Foundation, KCP Advisor 2018

Bryan Martel,

Environment Capital Group, KCP

Rafe Pomerance,

Senior Policy Fellow, Woods Hole Research Center 

Senator Gail Schwartz,

Colorado

Sunita Narain

Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), KCP Judge 2018

Sunita Narain is a Delhi-based environmentalist and author. She is currently the Director General of Center for Science and Environment (CSE) and Editor of the fortnightly magazine, Down To Earth. Dr. Narain plays an active role in policy formulation on issues of environment and development in India and globally. She has worked extensively on climate change, with a particular interest in advocating for an ambitious and equitable global agreement. Her work on air pollution, water and waste management as well as industrial pollution has led to an understanding of the need for affordable and sustainable solutions in countries like India where the challenge is to ensure inclusive and sustainable growth. She was a member of the Indian Prime Minister's Council on Climate Change and has been awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honour. Time magazine selected her as one of the most influential people in the world.

Cathy Zoi,

CEO EV GO, KCP Judge 2018

Cathy Zoi is CEO of EVgo (the US's largest fast charging network for electric vehicles) and Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Odyssey Energy (a software start-up helping to bring distributed, renewable electricity to communities and businesses in emerging economies). Previously, Cathy served in the Obama Administration as Assistant Secretary and Acting Under Secretary of Energy where she oversaw more than $30 billion in energy investments. Zoi was the founding CEO of Frontier Power (a subsidiary of SunEdison), the Alliance for Climate Protection (established by U.S. Vice President Al Gore), and the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (a $50m fund to commercialize clean energy technologies in Australia). Cathy has been an investor at Silver Lake and Bayard Capital, a board member for SES, Pacific Solar, and Ice Energy, and a management consultant at ICF and Next Energy. She was Chief of Staff for Environmental Policy in the Clinton White House and she pioneered the Energy Star program at the United States EPA. Cathy spent several years at Stanford University, co-founding the Energy Transformation Collaborative (ETC), and remains a Consulting Professor, teaching courses on energy technology commercialization and policy. Cathy is on the boards of Sunco, Stanford’s Precourt Institute of Energy, and Columbia’s Center on Global Energy Policy. Zoi has a B.S. in Geology from Duke University and a M.S. in engineering from Dartmouth.

Hans Joachim Schellnhuber,

Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), KCP Judge 2018

Hans Joachim Schellnhuber founded the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) in 1992 and has been its Director ever since. He is a Professor for Theoretical Physics at Potsdam University and holds positions as Research Fellow at the Stockholm Resilience Centre and Senior Advisor at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam. In 2017, he received the Blue Planet Prize from the Japanese Asahi Glass Foundation, which is considered the most important award for environmental sciences worldwide, as well as the Hans-Carl-von-Carlowitz-Sustainability Award. Schellnhuber has been a long-standing member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. He is a member of numerous national and international panels addressing scientific strategies and sustainability issues. Schellnhuber has authored, co-authored or edited almost 350 articles and more than 60 books in the fields of condensed matter physics, complex systems dynamics, climate change research, Earth System analysis, and sustainability science.

Bryan Martel,

Environment Capital Group, KCP Advisor 2018

Bryan L. Martel is the Managing Director of Environmental Capital Group, which he founded with the goal of addressing global environmental problems by significantly expanding private equity investment in effective clean technologies. Bryan is appreciated as a vital link in the industry, fostering strategic connections and relationships between the investment communities, cleantech solution companies, scientific leaders and policymakers.Within ECG, Bryan provides strategic leadership and is growing a broad range of business development initiatives. He leads the team in working closely with limited partner trustees and executives, fund managers and general partner groups to provide environmental due diligence, performance monitoring, and reporting services that account for the real environmental impacts created by investments in clean energy and technology.

Mike Klein,

Founder, Keeling Curve Prize

Mr. Klein currently serves as Chairman of the board of Costar Group, and as Chairman of the board of directors and Chief Executive Officer of The Sunlight Foundation, a non-profit public education organization which he founded in 2005, and as Vice Chairman of the board of directors, Lead Director, Chairman of the audit and corporate governance & nominating committees, and member of the compensation committee of Tutor Perini Corporation, a publicly-held construction company. From 1998 to 2011, he served on the board of directors of SRA International, Inc., a formerly publicly held provider of technology and strategic consulting services and solutions which was sold in June 2011. Mr. Klein is also a director of ASTAR Air Cargo, Inc., a privately held company. He also serves as Chairman of the board of directors of The Shakespeare Theatre Company, as a director and secretary of the American Himalayan Foundation, as a director of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, and as a trustee of the Aspen Music Festival and School and the Aspen Institutes. From 1974 through 2005, he was a partner of the law firm now known as Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr, LLP. Mr. Klein received a B.B.A. and a J.D. from the University of Miami and an L.L.M. from Harvard University.

Surabi Menon,

ClimateWorks Foundation, KCP Advisor 2018

Surabi Menon is the Advisory and Research Director at ClimateWorks. Her work supports climate philanthropy by providing a global context for climate mitigation and climate policy progress, identifying high-impact investment opportunities, supporting energy transitions that lead to a low carbon pathway and working on frameworks to identify the developmental and economic benefits associated with reducing climate pollution. Dr. Menon is a charter member of the U.S. EPA’s Science Advisory Board and sits on the Board of the Institute for Industrial Productivity and the Global Buildings Performance Network. She has published over sixty peer-reviewed publications, and co-authored the 2007 IPCC report that led to a Nobel Peace Prize. She also started an environmental NGO in India in 2008.

George Frampton,

Co-Founder, Partnership for Responsible Growth

George T. Frampton, Jr. was Senior of Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP in the firm’s climate and clean energy practice from 2009 to 2013. He was a partner at Boies, Schiller & Flexner LP from 2001 to 2009 and Operating Advisor to Pegasus Capital; Chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) from 1998 to 2000; Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish, Wildlife and Parks from 1993 to 1997; President of The Wilderness Society from 1987 to 1993; partner at Rogovin, Huge & Lenzner, Washington, DC from 1979 to 1996, Deputy Director and Chief of Staff, Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s investigation into the Three Mile Island nuclear accident; Assistant Independent Counsel, Investigation of Edwin Meese III; and Special Counsel to the State of Alaska in 1985. Mr. Frampton served as an Assistant Special Prosecutor on the Watergate Special Prosecution Force, US Department of Justice, from 1973 to 1975 where he worked on the grand jury investigation and trial of President Nixon’s top aides in the Watergate cover-up; and was a law clerk to the Hon. Harry A. Blackmun, US Supreme Court, in 1971. He graduated from Yale College with a Bachelor of Arts in Physics, the London School of Economics with a M.Sc. Economics, with Distinction, in Advanced Economic Theory, and Harvard Law School where he was Treasurer (Managing Editor) of the Harvard Law Review.

Matthew J. Myers,

Vice President and E-Capital Summit Founder, EarthX

Matt is a change agent whose expertise lies at the intersection of technology, investment, policy and the environment. Matt is Founder and Executive Director of the E-Capital Summit, a conference and exposition bringing together mission-driven investors, cutting-edge cleantech innovators, ecosystem partners and government to form partnerships having substantial, positive impacts on people and the planet. Additionally, Matt is Founder of EarthxHack, the world’s largest environmental innovation competition. Previously, Matt was a product manager overseeing the development of digital wealth management and e-commerce platforms for China Merchants Bank. He hold a Masters in Public Administration in International Development from Tsinghua University and is fluent in Mandarin.

Rafe Pomerance,

Senior Policy Fellow, Woods Hole Research Center

Rafe Pomerance is a Senior Policy Fellow at the Woods Hole Research Center and the Chairman of Arctic 21, a network of organizations focused on communicating issues of Arctic climate change to policy makers and the general public. Arctic 21, which operates under the auspices of WHRC, seeks to establish a framework for Arctic policy based on the question, “what is the Arctic we have to have?” Rafe is a member of the Polar Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences and an independent climate strategies consultant. Rafe has spent much of his career on global warming including his work with Friends of the Earth where he served as President from 1980 to 1984, the World Resources Institute as a senior associate for climate change and ozone depletion policy and as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Environment and Development (1993-99) and climate negotiator and as President of the Climate Policy Center (CPC). Rafe was a founder and Chairman of the Board of American Rivers, Chairman of the Board of the League of Conservation Voters and of the Potomac Conservancy. His work was featured recently in the NY Times Magazine article, "Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change."

Bobbi Dunphy,

Co-lead, Nexus Investor Delegation to Governor Jerry Brown’s Global Climate Action Summit

Bobbi Dunphy is an Australian social entrepreneur, angel investor and mentor living in San Francisco who has worked at the nexus of water, food & climate security for the past 15 years. As a Founding Member & Strategic Director of the Global Peace Index published by The Economist annually since 2009, Bobbi worked closely with Heads of State, Nobel Peace Laureates, CEOs of Fortune 100 companies, renowned humanitarians & celebrities. These deepening relationships continue to play a role in her on-going work of finding practical, sustainable solutions to some of the most intractable issues facing humanity today. She recently compiled a comprehensive report on Post Harvest Food Loss in Emerging Economies and its relationship to Food Security & was named one of 50 Global Achievers by the Australian Government for her outstanding work in the water security sector.

Danny Kennedy,

California Clean Energy Fund

Danny Kennedy leads the California Clean Energy Fund, connecting entrepreneurs everywhere to capital to build an abundant clean energy economy that benefits all. This includes overseeing the CalSEED fund of $25m for very early stage companies driving innovation and building equity in the California economy. Additionally, CalCEF runs a network of incubators and accelerators globally called New Energy Nexus. Kennedy is also the President of CalCharge, a public-private partnership with DoE National Labs and universities in California, unions and companies, working to advance energy storage. Kennedy co-founded Sungevity in 2007, the company that created remote solar design, and Powerhouse, a smart energy incubator and accelerator. He was the first backer of Mosaic in 2011, the $2B solar loan provider, and remains on the Board of Powerhive, a solar mini-utility in Kenya and Sunergise, a solar-as-a-service business out of Fiji and the EnergyLabAustralia. He is also a Director of the organizations VoteSolar, Power for All and Confluence Philanthropy and adviser to SolarPhilippines. Kennedy authored the book Rooftop Revolution: How Solar Power Can Save Our Economy–and Our Planet–from Dirty Energy in 2012. Prior to being an entrepreneur, he worked at Greenpeace and other NGOs on climate and energy issues for 20+ years.

Senator Gail Schwartz,

Colorado

Originally from Chicago, Senator Gail Schwartz fell in love with Colorado’s majesty at the age of 13 on the top of Longs Peak. She earned a Bachelors of Science in Marketing from the University of Colorado School of Business in 1971. Upon locating to the Western Colorado, she started a family, was a corporate officer of an industry-leading firm designing resort areas in the US and Canada, developed policies and a significant inventory of affordable housing in the Roaring Fork Valley, and was engaged in community service, including the Aspen Public Schools and Hospice.