CEO, Managing Partner, Trillium Asset Management
Matt joined Trillium in 2009 and has three decades of experience in investment management and research.
Matt began his career at Lehman Brothers in 1984 and in 1989, while covering emerging growth companies, he began to incorporate environmental, social, and governance factors into his research, becoming the first Sell-side Analyst in the United States to publish on the topic of socially responsible investing in 1994. As Director of Equity Research for Adams, Harkness & Hill, he built that firm’s powerful research capabilities in socially and environmentally responsible areas such as renewable energy, and organic and natural products. Prior to joining Trillium, Matt held leadership roles at Winslow Management Company, including Portfolio Manager for the Green Solutions Strategy and Winslow Green Solutions Fund.
Matt currently serves on the Boards of the Environmental League of Massachusetts and Shared Interest. He is a member of the Social Venture Network (SVN), and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.
Co-founder and President of the American Sustainable Business Council
ASBC is a growing coalition of business organizations and companies, collectively representing over 250,000 businesses, advancing market shifts and policies that support a vibrant, just and sustainable economy.
He has worked as a social entrepreneur for over 30 years focusing on the development of whole systems solutions for a more sustainable society through building strategic partnerships and broad stakeholders initiatives. Previously, he was the Founding Director of Continuing Education & Public Programs at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. From 1984-1997, David was Founder and executive director of the Learning Alliance, an independent popular education organization.
Tyrone B. Hayes, PhD
Professor of Integrative Biology, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, Endocrinology, Molecular Toxicology, and the Energy and Resources Group
Tyrone B. Hayes received his Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University in 1989 and his PhD from the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley in 1993. After completing his PhD, he began post-doctoral training at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health and the Cancer Research Laboratories at UC Berkeley (funded by the National Science Foundation). Hayes’ research at UC Berkeley focuses on developmental endocrinology with an emphasis on evolution and environmental regulation of growth and development. For the last twenty years, the role of endocrine disrupting contaminants, particularly pesticides, has been a major focus. Hayes is interested in the impact of chemical contaminants on environmental health and public health.
Richard Plotkin, JD
,After a 40 plus year career as a trial lawyer, retired in 2008 from the active practice of law, representing, among others, a defendant in the mass tort asbestos litigation. Richard, between 1978 and 1983, spent substantially all of his time overseeing between 10,000 and 20,000 asbestos cases at any one time pending in 48 States, working with 54 law firms representing his client. His role was to not only work with the local lawyers in developing strategies, but to also coordinate the expert witnesses testifying on behalf of his client and to be present when senior management were being deposed or testifying at trials. Richard’s grandson, Max, at age 4, was diagnosed with cancer in 2007 leading to his retirement and formation in 2008 of The Max Cure Foundation, Inc., a 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) non-profit whose mission is to advance the cause of childhood cancers. Included in that mission is the goal of preventing cancer in children, recognizing that the 1% annual increase since the mid-1970’s in the incidence of cancer in children is due to the chemicals in the environment that not only impact the fetus in the womb but also expose children to the harmful effects of these chemicals.
First-Vice President, Sustainability Banking Amalgamated Bank
Ivan Frishberg leads sustainability banking for Amalgamated Bank. Frishberg works across the bank on a range of treasury, investment and lending products designed to serve sustainability goals and the goals of our clients in the energy, climate and environment communities. Ivan has more than 25 years of public interest advocacy, organizing and policy experience. Previously he was Senior Advisor and Climate Change Campaign Manager for Organizing For Action, a senior advisor to the Climate Action Campaign and directed the State Climate Hub. Ivan serves on the board of directors for DC Water, the public water and sewer utility for Washington, D.C.
Pete Myers i
Founder and Chief Scientist of Environmental Health Sciences
EHS is a non-profit organization that promotes public understanding of advances in scientific research on links between the environment and health (www.EnvironmentalHealthNews.org). Dr. Myers holds a doctorate in the biological sciences from UC Berkeley.
While director of the W. Alton Jones Foundation (1990-2002) he co-authored “Our Stolen Future,” a best-seller that explores how contamination threatens fetal development.
Author "The Nature of Value"
Senior Advisor, harbor peak. Co-founder, solarcoin
Award UN COP22 (blockchain micro-grid design for dev. world)
Bridgewater Sr. Business Analyst (world’s largest hedge fund)
Chief Analyst deep future research institute modeled on MIT MediaLab: 70 projects (AI, computation, life sciences, etc.)
Ivy League author: innovation/macro-economics & value investing
MBA quantitative approach to hedge funds
Shanna Swan. PhD
Environmental and Reproductive Epidemiologist and Professor of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York
Since 1995, Dr. Swan has been studying fertility and sperm quality, her most recent study (2017) showing severe threats to continued fertility in western countries. In parallel, she studies pregnant women and their children to understand how exposure to chemicals in our environment -–particularly those capable of disrupting the body’s own hormonal system-- can disturb the developing brain and reproductive system, resulting in lifelong impairments to the health of men, women and children.
Terrence (Terry) J. Collins Ph.D., Hon FRSNZ
Teresa Heinz Professor of Green Chemistry and Director of the Institute for Green Science at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh
Terry was born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand, and is a dual citizen. He holds numerous academic and public awards and is the lead inventor of TAML and NewTAML activators, small-molecule, functional replicas of the peroxidase enzymes that mimic and outperform the enzymes which his team is developing for sustainable global water purification. He taught the first course in Green Chemistry and has been developing it iteratively since 1992.
Grant David Gillham
CEO, Grant David Gillham, Inc.
Grant is an expert in government affairs, managing client campaigns in the United States, Mexico, Canada and in the European Union. He began his career as a legislative aide and later chief of staff, communications director, and policy director for several prominent California legislators.
In 1999 Mr. Gillham formed the Gillham Professional Group, a company geared to managing the strategic planning and government relations programs of Fortune 500 companies in the various state capitals around the country.
Mr. Gillham provides clients with deliberate advice on political timing, overcoming regulatory hurdles, swaying public perception, and how to develop relationships with the right persons and agencies in government.
Director of Advocacy and Government Affairs, MegaFood
She is the President for the Coalition for Supplement Sustainability, a group of supplement and ingredient companies that united to support a non-GMO and sustainable supply chain. In addition to her service on the Board of Trustees for the American Botanical Council, she is also a member of the American Herbal Products Association Board of Trustees. Bethany is deeply engaged with agricultural issues including Regenerative agricultural practices, Sustainability and Transparency as they relate to the supplement industry. She holds a Masters of Science in Regulatory Affairs and Health Policy from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in Boston, MA and is a certified coach with the Conscious Leadership Group.
Anne Reynolds Robertson serves on the board of several national environmental health organizations, including Healthy Child Healthy World and Mt. Sinai's Children's Environmental Health Center. She has also served or serves on the board or advisory board of several other non-profits including Texas Campaign for the Environment, Clean Production Action, the Sustainable Food Center, HealthCode and the Arkansas Fashion Council. Anne is the great-granddaughter of Richard S. Reynolds, the founder of The Reynolds Metals Corporation and the great, great-grand niece of RJ Reynolds Tobacco. This upbringing has provided a very particular perspective on the power business can have in the marketplace. She is dedicated to finding a new, better way for business to operate building innovative collaborations.
Managing Partner and CEO of LUMO Labs North America,
Lumo Labs is a Dutch founded emerging technology accelerator focused on impact tech.. Brian held a CMO role at Startwise, a crowdfunding platform, and served as Emerging Technology Consultant for Ironwood Investment Management, He has held multiple management roles within the Human Capital department of TeleTech. Brian holds a BA from Union College and a MBA from Suffolk University. Nexus Global Youth Summit member and Steering Committee member for the Nexus Futurism Lab.
Mark S. Rossi, Ph.D
Executive Director, Clean Production Action
Mark is the Executive Director of Clean Production Action, and has the unique ability to bring together diverse groups and achieve innovative outcomes. In 2006, he founded BizNGO, a collaboration of organizations who work together to advance safer chemicals and sustainable materials. Mark is also the co-author of GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals, the gold standard in chemical hazard assessment tools. In 2014, he co-founded the Chemical Footprint Project, the first initiative of its kind to benchmark corporations on their overall chemical management performance. Mark’s doctorate is in Environmental Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Executive Producer, Science Journalist - Safer Stuff: Green Chemistry Gets Down to Business
Patricia has a PhD in Chemistry and an MA from NYU’s Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program. Patricia is the associate editor of Macmillan’s two-volume reference set, Pollution A-Z. She has written over 70 pages for the College Board My Road Explore Majors section and her stories have been published in Environmental Health Perspectives, E-The Environmental Magazine, and the Journal of Soil and Water Conservation among others.
Executive Producer, Safer Stuff: Green Chemistry Gets Down to Business
After graduating college, Will worked at MTV as assistant steadicam operator for the long running series Cribs. He continued shooting a variety of programming for MTV and other Viacom affiliates such as VH1, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, The History Channel and separately, HBO. Will then attended Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles and graduated with an MFA in film. Since then he has worked consistently as a writer and/or director on commercials, documentaries, web series, short films and music videos.
More recently, Will shot and edited a documentary about traditional Japanese craft fused with contemporary design. The film featured the experience of American students in an exchange program at Tama Art University in Japan. Will was also hired by the city of Pasadena to create a sizzle reel to help raise funds for a documentary about Old Town, the historic area of Pasadena.
Founding Member, Impact Investing COE
Josh also serves as Senior Advisor to TAU Investment Management and leads the design and development of its TAU:Next platform.
Josh works with numerous Family Offices and Endowments & Foundations on deal origination and due diligence. Josh started in Financial Services working in Private Wealth Management at Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley. As a Freshman in college, he was a Clean Energy Economics Analyst at Third Way, a DC-based progressive think tank. Josh was recognized by Pi Kappa Phi as one of its Thirty-Under-30. He is a proud Board Member of the Council of Young Jewish Presidents and America-Israel Cultural Foundation, a Junior Board Member of the Polonsky Foundation, the Chair of the Emerging Leaders Circle at the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding, and a Young World Fellow of the Duke of Edinburgh International Award Foundation.
Daniele Mandrioli, MD
Associate Director, Cesare Maltoni Cancer Research Center of the Ramazzini Institute, Bologna, Italy.
He conducts research on environmental toxicants and carcinogens and Evidence Based Toxicology (EBT). Dr. Mandrioli's research on environmental toxicants and carcinogens includes the analysis of different chemical regulations and their implications for public health.
Dr. Mandrioli obtained his Medical Degree summa cum laude from the University of Bologna. He has been Visiting Scholar at the Charite Medical School, Berlin, Postdoctoral Researcher in Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley and Postdoctoral Researcher of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Mandrioli is Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New Yok. He served as technical advisor for the US National Toxicology Program, World Health Organization and International Labor Organization for the implementation of systematic review methods in toxicology, occupational and environmental health.
CEO, Tesla Capital
At the age of 25, Mr. Konević purchased his first company and assumed the role of President and CEO of Maximum Sales Corporation.
Today, Mr. Konević continues to invest into niche opportunities. Heis involved in various industries throughout the world and controls a prestigious portfolio of businesses ranging from Agriculture, Renewable Energy, Life Science, Financial Solutions and Publishing to name a few.
Mr. Konević provides his portfolio companies the fundamental elements required such as financing, management, niche strategies, marketing, product development and distribution.
Elvis Yihui Zhang
Founder of Oxy2
Oxy2 is a social enterprise known for its focus to provide low-cost, effective nanotech-enabled protection products. Oxy2 stemmed from his research in 2016, and has provided free anti-pollution face masks for over 80,000 people in most polluted regions in China and the Middle East. For his contribution in research and social impact, he has been named Forbes 30 Under 30, Intel STS award, SFCG Global Youth Leader. Elvis is currently a student researcher in material science and computer science at Stanford University.
Sandra Curtis, PhD
Director of Innovative Projects, Plastic Pollution Coalition
Sandra Curtis brings wide experience in media, business, education and research to Plastic Pollution Coalition (PPC). She’s helped expand PPC’s focus into collaborative research on toxic health effects from plastics. Together with Child Health and Development Studies, Dr. Curtis conducted Rethink Plastic. She co-wrote numerous PPC guides including the Guide to Healthy Babies and Plastic-Free Campus Manual.
An innovative educator, Dr. Curtis has applied her training across health care, educational and business settings. She enjoyed a long career as Sr. VP at Zorro Productions, Inc., producing works across media and has written numerous books from biographies to children’s fiction.
Dillon's career focus has primarily been on originating, structuring, funding, and advising on solutions to climate and environmental problems. His work on behalf of asset managers, multinational businesses, and non-profits such as BlackRock, Hara (acquired by Verisae) & Wildlife Works helped develop low carbon investing, corporate sustainability strategies, and REDD+ conservation financing. Dillon currently focuses on how special environmental, social, governance (ESG) situations affect public sentiment and market price discovery.
Vice President, Shareholder Advocacy Trillium Asset Management, LLC
Trillium is a recognized leader in the fields of sustainable and responsible investing, which for more than thirty five years has integrated environmental, social and governance factors into its investment decision-making process and delivered impact through shareholder advocacy. Susan has over 25 years of experience in the investment industry and leads communication with company leadership on issues including environmental health, sustainable agriculture, and board and workforce diversity. She serves on the Steering Committee of The Chemical Footprint Project, and is Board Vice Chair of The Thirty Percent Coalition. She previously served on the Boards of Pesticide Action Network, North America, and the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility. She received her B.A. from Middlebury College and earned a Master’s Degree from Harvard Graduate School of Education.