21 September 2022

The Nest Summit Campus & Project Drawdown – There is No Greater Time Than Now For Climate Action

During the 2022 Climate Week NYC, Seneca Environmental (formerly Seneca Solar) participated in the The Nest Summit Campus with Project Drawdown. The Nest Summit Campus brought together like-minded organizations and individuals to educate, inspire, drive change, and spark climate action among businesses, government officials, academia, NGOs, and consumers.

Seneca Environmental Vice President Matt Renner spoke on a panel during Project Drawdown’s Nest Summit Campus event Getting Unstuck: How We Accelerate Climate Action.

Old models of looking to the UN and governments to lead on climate change are important but insufficient. We need to look to new leaders who can make big moves — guided by science, including investors, business leaders, solutions-providers and culture-makers who can help catalyze the massive shifts needed. Presented by Project Drawdown — one of the world’s leading organizations focused on climate solutions, this keynote address and three-session event highlighted climate leadership in action.

  • Panel: Achieving drawdown: What new levers can companies pull to help the world achieve drawdown?
  • Time: 21 September 2022, 1:30–2:15PM ET
  • Location: Javits Center, 445 11th Avenue, New York, NY

Today’s definition of business climate leadership centers on companies doing less harm, gradually reducing their emissions — and the damage they cause — over time. But this version of leadership neglects the many other levers that companies have at their disposal to help or hinder our future on a livable planet. A drawdown-aligned company leverages all aspects of its business — its social, political, and financial capital, and the power of its employees — to reduce emissions well beyond its own operations and help secure a just climate future for all. Hear from cutting-edge leaders across sectors working to help demonstrate a new leadership paradigm.


Vanessa Fajans-Turner, Executive Director, BankFWD

Alyah Kanso, Sustainability Manager, Golden State Warriors

Mia Ketterling, Global Sustainability Lead, Pinterest

Breene Murphy, Vice President, Strategy and Marketing, Carbon Collective

Matt Renner, Vice President, Seneca Solar

Jamie Alexander, Director, Drawdown Labs at Project Drawdown (moderator)