Energy Innovation and the Environment

Scientific studies indicate significant negative weather, natural disaster probabilities increasing and economic instability in the coming decades. The NEXUS Working Group on Energy Innovation & Environment aims to facilitate NEXUS engagement on these issues and help stabilize the climate and ecological crisis.

History of the Working Group

Anthropogenic greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels, clearing land, agriculture and industry have exceeded the planet’s capacity to manage solar radiation and maintain the current biosphere. Scientific studies indicate significant negative weather, natural disaster probabilities increasing and economic instability. This will produce additional negative long-term outcomes for biological diversity and vulnerable human populations while we continue to exceed this planetary limit. Current policy and technological trajectories fail to reach scientific expectations for achieving climate stabilization.

The NEXUS Working Group on Energy Innovation & Environment evolved in 2016 from the NEXUS Climate Lab to facilitate NEXUS engagement on these issues and help stabilize the climate and ecological crisis.

Mission

The NEXUS Working Group on Energy Innovation & Environment builds bridges to amplify connections, knowledge and engagement on climate solutions.

OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM 

Aaron Berger

Aaron Berger

NEXUS Working Group Co-Chair for Energy Innovation and the Environment  

Aaron Berger is a research scientist specializing in pattern recognition, domestic and foreign current events, and technology trends under the lens of existential risk. A core belief of his is that there is always a solution. CEO of Asymmetrical Solutions, he serves as a strategic advisor to individuals and organizations interested in finding important solutions to their difficult problems. 

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In his effort to help others see a more systemic  perspective, his research methods break down problems into their foundational elements, analysis of which yields new angles and novel solutions.

Currently, he is strategic advisor for Sharemeister, a co-chair for the NEXUS Working Group on Energy Innovation & Environment, and an international advisor for Sunrise Movement.

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DILLON LANIUS

DILLON LANIUS

NEXUS Working Group Co-Chair for Energy Innovation and the Environment

Dillon Lanius has spent his career originating, structuring, investing, and advising on special climate change, sustainability, and human development solutions. His work on behalf of asset managers, hedge funds, multinational businesses, and non-profits such as BlackRock, CO2e Capital, & Wildlife Works helped pioneer low carbon investment strategies, green bonds, carbon credit

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markets, and conservation finance  mechanisms.

Dillon Lanius is currently managing partner for Hiradaya Capital Management, a public equities investment partnership focused on special environmental, social, governance (ESG) situations, board member for the Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy, commissioner on environmental, economic and social policy for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and founding co-chairman of the NEXUS Working Group on Energy Innovation and Environment.

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Katie Hoffman

Katie Hoffman

NEXUS Working Group Co-Chair for Energy Innovation and the Environment

Katie Hoffman is a financial innovator, development strategist and entrepreneur. Katie is Co-Founder and CEO of Resco, LLC, a firm that accelerates social and environmental investment opportunities. Katie played an integral role in passing policies that influenced the University of California, CalPERs and CalSTRs to shift billions of dollars toward sustainable investment. She was managing partner at Etho Capital, where she helped scale

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sustainable ETF products, and an Entrepreneur in Residence at the California Clean Energy Fund, where she explored investment strategies to transition to 100% clean energy. Most recently, Katie served as strategic director with the Lela Goren Group, where she focused on building alternative financial models to scale adaptive real estate development projects in New York City. She serves as a trustee of the American Renewable Energy Institute, executive advisor to the Layden-Schimberg Fund for Ethics and Leadership, and is a proud member of the Investor-Circle-Social Venture Network and Forbes Impact communities.

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Actions We’re Taking:

Energy Innovation & Environment Working Group collaborates on and develops programs for:

  • Climate science and education
  • Existing and proposed government climate policies
  • Climate activism and advocacy
  • Clean energy and technology innovation
  • Creating climate solutions

Our Programming

Climate Science Call Series

Speakers series by call scientists, CEOS, experts and organization leaders in the climate and clean energy space

Delegations

High-level exclusive delegations and trips to meet with the leaders in climate and energy technology and investing. In 2017 we took a climate-focused trade delegation to meet with French President Macron and his government. What will we do next?

Collaborative Spirit

Climate change affects poverty, human trafficking, environmental conservation, animal welfare and investing. EIE hosts joint high-level collaborative salons with other Working Groups to learn about how climate change shapes many issues we care about.

Exclusive Salons

Salon dinners with international speakers in intimate settings organized globally around the topics of clean tech, climate policy and other forward thinking solutions to solve the biggest crisis of our time

Public Advocacy

Public advocacy on behalf of important causes and NGOs doing critical work in the field of climate science, promoting innovation and supporting climate solutions

Get Involved with EIE

To see what EIE salons, delegations and other events are upcoming, please reach out. Please note, most EIE Working Group events are limited to members only. Not a member? Membership is based on your application, acceptance and attendance to a multi-day event. Click here to see our next upcoming summits or forums.

Contact Us

If you are interested in, invest in or work on climate positive solutions, alternative energy and clean tech, we’d love to hear from you. Whether you are looking to get more involved or willing to support our mission through a grant or sponsorship, please reach out!

Get in Touch with EIE

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