KC is an active leader in the national climate movement in the USA, serving on the boards of several national climate groups. He has also been active in the utility industry, helping Seattle City Light become the first major carbon-free electric utility in the late 1990s. He was one of Seattle Magazine’s “Power 25” most influential people, and it’s #1 “Eco-Hero.”
China is Director of Finance and Operations at SumOfUs, a global online corporate accountability campaign organization. China spent over 20 years at Tides as CFO, Senior Vice-President, and Managing Director. She is a serial entrepreneur and founded a number of social enterprises in the nonprofit technology and real estate sectors as well as a bi-national peer-learning network on collaborative space. She also uses her skills in finance and operations on the Board of Directors of Global Greengrants Fund UK/Europe, the ACLU of Northern California and the Nonprofit Centers Network.
Currently focused on shifting the auto-industry in a more sustainable direction, Jessy has spent the last decade as a movement leader working to build progressive change. She recently served as Citizen Engagement Laboratory’s Co-Executive Director. She was a Senior Fellow with the New Organizing Institute consulting on progressive infrastructure building, the 2012 youth vote, and next steps for the climate & energy sector. Before switching her attention to the progressive movement at large, Jessy was the Executive Director for the Energy Action Coalition.
Bill is Founder and Senior Advisor at 350.org and is the Schumann Distinguished Professor in Residence at Middlebury College in Vermont. He is a 2014 recipient of the Right Livelihood Prize, sometimes called the ‘alternative Nobel.’ Bill has written a dozen books about the environment, including his first, The End of Nature, published 25 years ago, and his most recent, Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?
Jay is a practicing attorney and public policy strategist. He represents tax-exempt organizations, including public charities, private foundations, advocacy groups and political entities. He has a broad range of experience influencing public policy in both Congress and state legislatures.
Lidy is an activist from the Philippines working on economic, environmental, social and gender justice issues. She is the Coordinator of Jubilee South – Asia Pacific Movement on Debt and Development (JSAPMDD), Co-coordinator of the Global Campaign to Demand Climate Justice (DCJ), and member of the Coordinating Committee of the Global Alliance on Tax Justice (GATJ). She also serves as the Vice President of the Freedom From Debt Coalition (FDC) in the Philippines and Convenor of the Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ).
Naomi is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of the international bestsellers This Changes Everything, The Shock Doctrine, and No Logo. She is the Gloria Steinem Chair in Media, Culture, and Feminist Studies at Rutgers University. Naomi is a columnist for The Nation magazine, the Guardian newspaper and is a contributing editor at Harper’s magazine.
Tasneem Essop is the Executive Director of Climate Action Network (CAN) International. Prior, she was a global climate policy and strategy leader for environmental NGO WWF International. Her management and leadership experience includes convening and building consensus around common goals amongst stakeholders from government, labour, business and communities, building collaborative partnerships, working in virtual teams across cultures, and building strong organisational governance, with an emphasis on finance. Tasneem is South African born and based.