Sustainable Italy @ The Nest Climate Campus

A Co-hosted Event on Tuesday, 9/19 and Wednesday, 9/20 Presented by the Consulate General of Italy


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Sustainable Italy


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Sustainable Italy


Tuesday, 9/19 - Room 408     |     Wednesday, 9/20 - Room 402


Italy is home to many innovative companies committed to facing climate challenges. Join us for two days of seminars featuring private sector leaders and experts to hear about their challenges, achievements and commitments.


9/19 Agenda:


Shaping Tomorrow's Sustainability: WA: IT’s Vision as a Climate Change Pioneer in the Beauty Industry


WA:IT Botanicamente is a pioneer actor of the beauty industry, fully sustainable, carbon negative, non-toxic, cruelty free. It is an example of how even small companies can profoundly impact the fight against climate change. Particularly, WA:IT’s panel will illustrate how the company was the first European beauty brand able to achieve a net carbon negative status in 2021.


Speaker: Raffaella Grisa, CEO WA:IT Botanicamente


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Design with Nature / Second Act.  A lecture by Valentina Torrente, Engineer Mario Cucinella Architects 


A lecture by MCA - Mario Cucinella Architects to present a project designed in collaboration with Salone del Mobile.Milano, the global benchmark platform for the furnishings and design sector, aiming at circular economy and reuse, and based on assumption that the city can be the source of most building materials.


Speaker: Valentina Torrente, Engineer Mario Cucinella Architects


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9/20 Agenda:


Flexible Capital Allocation to Achieve Sustainability Goals

10:00AM - 10:45AM

ENEL is an Italian multinational manufacturer and distributor of electricity and gas. As one of the world's largest renewables players, Enel North America is a clean energy leader working to electrify the economy and build a zero-carbon future. Enel North America’s panel will explain that through energy storage, solar plus storage, microgrids and beyond organizations can simplify their journey to net zero with zero-capital investment.


Speakers: Bryan Quinlan, Account Partner ENEL; Lindsey Williams, Head of Marketing ENEL; Kristen Gamache, Director of Origination ENEL; Rafael Herrera, Head of Hydrogen ENEL


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Tackling Deforestation Through Responsible Supply Chain Management: The Case of Natural Rubber

3:00PM - 3:45PM

Pirelli, is the 6th-largest tire manufacturer and is focused on the consumer production of tires for cars, motorcycles and bicycles. The panel will discuss of sustainable natural rubber sourcing and how companies must reorient supply chain management to aim for no net loss of forests and biodiversity.

Speaker: Maureen Kline, Vice President, Public Affairs and Sustainability North America, Pirelli


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Advancing a Circular Economy for Plastic

4:00PM - 4:45PM

Sirmax, a leading international supplier of plastic compounds and resins, will discuss how, through usage reduction, reuse and recycling, plastic can be at the core of the green transition, while presenting its own contribution to the upcycling challenges.


Speaker: Lorenzo Ferro, North America Country Manager, Sirmax


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