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Angela Stent

Globally Recognized Authority on US-Russian Relations Who Helps Leaders Understand the Impact of Foreign Policy on Business and Government; Professor Emerita of Government and Foreign Service and Former Director, Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies, Georgetown University; Nonresident Senior Fellow and Co-chair, Hewett Forum on Post-Soviet Affairs, Brookings Institution; Award-Winning Author, “The Limits of Partnership” and “Putin’s World”

Leah Stokes

Renowned Climate and Energy Policy Expert, Policy Strategist and Researcher Helping Leaders Build Clean Energy Practices into Their Long-Term Plans to Secure the Future; Award-winning Author, “Short Circuiting Policy” (2020); Co-host of Top Climate Podcast “A Matter of Degrees”; Associate Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara; Senior Policy Counsel, Rewiring America; Senior Policy Advisor, Evergreen Action; Named a Grist 50 Fixer (2020)

Angel Hsu

Pioneering Climate and Data Scientist Focused on Increasing Transparency and Transforming Environmental Decision-Making and Policy; Expert on Climate Policy in China and the Global South; Founding Director, Data-Driven EnviroLab; Member of the National Committee on US-China Relations; Inaugural Grist 50 Leader; Assistant Professor of Public Policy and the Environment, Ecology and Energy Program, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Steven E. Koonin

Renowned Authority on Climate Science and Energy Technologies; Former Undersecretary for Science, U.S. Department of Energy; University Professor, New York University, with Appointments in the Stern School of Business, the Tandon School of Engineering and the Department of Physics; Former Professor of Theoretical Physics and Vice President and Provost, Caltech; Former Chief Scientist, BP; Founding Director, NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP); Long-time Member and Former Chair of the JASON Group of Government Advisors; Award-Winning Bestselling Author, “Unsettled” (May 2021)

Daniel Yergin

Global Authority on Energy, Geopolitics and the Business, Economic and Societal Impacts of the Changing Energy World; Pulitzer Prize-winning, Bestselling Author; Chairman, CERAWeek; Vice Chairman, S&P Global; Director, Council on Foreign Relations; Trustee, Brookings Institution; Author, “The New Map” (2020), “The Prize” (2011, Pulitzer Prize Winner), “The Quest” (2011) and “The Commanding Heights” (2002); 2020 Energy Writer of the Year

Katharine Wilkinson

Renowned Climate Change Strategist, Author and Expert on How Organizations and Changemakers Can Lead on Climate; Trusted Advisor to Business and Government Leaders, Investors, Organizations and Communities; Senior Writer, New York Times Bestseller “Drawdown” (2017); Editor-in-Chief, “The Drawdown Review” (2020); Co-editor, “All We Can Save” (2020); Co-host, “A Matter of Degrees” Podcast; Co-founder, The All We Can Save Project; One of 15 “Women Who Will Save the World,” Time Magazine

Jason Pontin

Visionary Futurist and Venture Capitalist Funding Dynamic Breakthrough Technologies in Computing, Energy, Life Sciences and Health Care; Leading Expert on New Technology, Innovation and the Future of Work; Renowned Journalist, Speaker and Moderator; Partner, DCVC; Chairman of the Board of Directors, Strateos

Michael E. Porter

Foremost Authority on Strategy, Competition and Competitive Advantage; Co-Creator of the Shared Value Concept; Professor, Harvard Business School