Women around the world are leading innovative, clean energy projects that help communities meet their energy needs while protecting precious and limited natural resources. Learn from renowned experts about women-led solutions being implemented everywhere from Denver to Madagascar and how you can support a new energy future with a spectrum of capital solutions.
WE'LL LEARN FROM THE EXPERTS:
Katherine Pease – Principal, KP Advisors and Global Board Member, Global Greengrants Fund
Dr. Lalaina Rakotoson – Grantmaking Advisor, Global Greengrants Fund and Executive Director, Development and Environmental Law Center, Madagascar
Amanda Bybee - Co-owner, Director of Strategic Planning and Initiatives, Namasté Solar
Whitney Painter - Co-owner, Buglet Solar Electric
Co-Hosted with Global Greengrants Fund
People across Colorado face a variety of barriers to long-term stable employment including recovery from addiction, criminal records, inability to attain needed skills, and cultural and language barriers. Our panel will offer their stories regarding how they are each helping build careers and meet personnel needs in a wide range of industries.
Join us on the 30th to learn how you can help hurdle barriers to employment with a spectrum of capital solutions, from philanthropic grants for nonprofits and scholarship programs, to loans and equity investments in private companies, to addressing the issue at scale through public markets.
WE'LL LEARN FROM THE EXPERTS:
Laura Ware - Denver's Road to Work and Bayaud Enterprises
Christopher Conway - President of Spring Back Colorado
Alan Cogen, Philanthropist providing technical college program scholarships
Jeremy Priest - CEO of Knotty Tie Co.
Ed Blair - General Manager of Embassy Suites Denver Downtown, Sage Hospitality
The Lowest Hanging Fruit: How a Social Enterprise Aims to Repurpose Colorado's Food Surplus
Join us to learn about the country's first Statewide Gleaning Network, housed here in Colorado. Dave Laskarzewski, Maggie Brown and Ciara Low of UpRoot will discuss their new and innovative business model which seeks to reduce food surplus while tackling local hunger.
What is Gleaning? It's the act of collecting leftover crops from farmers' fields after they have been commercially harvested or on fields where it is not economically profitable to harvest.
Come ready to learn, connect, and provide help to a great organization just getting going in our state. Please bring your own brown bag lunch.
Recent research shows that 40% of food in the United States goes uneaten and ends up in landfills each year. Meanwhile, 1 in 6 Americans are food insecure when edible and nutritious food is going to waste.
Join us on the 7th to learn how you can tackle food waste with a spectrum of capital solutions, from philanthropic grants for nonprofits, to loans and equity investments in private companies, to addressing the issue at scale through public markets.
Learn from our experts:
Tom Abood, Early Stage Impact Investor and Founder of Local Matters
Brendan McCrann, President of Future Pointe
Turner Wyatt, Executive Director of Denver Food Rescue
Jim Mills, Co-Founder and CEO of MM Local
Casey Verbeck, Director of Veris Wealth Partners
Register Here: From Grants to Investments, How to Tackle Food Waste