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  • Virtual - 4 Days
    November 1

    Save the Date: Financial Inclusion Week

    The Center for Financial Inclusion (CFI) convenes FIW each year and invites partner organizations to showcase work, share ideas on what’s ahead and engage with the community.

    The focus of FIW 2021 is on how COVID-19 has exposed the fragility of the global economy, with low-income households and small businesses bearing the brunt of the pandemic’s economic impact. The crisis ushered in a new era of digitalization, from the distribution of social payments to businesses adapting to sell products online or accept digital payments. This is in addition to systemic challenges of gender inequality in financial services, climate change, and data risks.

    Are you ready to join us to help solve these and other pressing challenges in financial inclusion?

  • Virtual - 4 Days
    November 1

    Ross Energy Week

    This year, the Energy Conference will present panels within the categories of decarbonization, both within and outside of the grid, financing global energy access, and building climate resilient communities. The Energy Conference is open to the public, and participants can attend any number of panels: additional details on the 2021 Energy Conference and Renewable Energy Case Competition are forthcoming.


    2021 Keynote: Building Strategy For The Energy Transition

    Scott Corwin: (Moderator) Managing Director and US Leader for Sustainability & Climate Change; Deloitte Consulting

    Maggie Pakula: Senior Vice President, Strategy; Invenergy

    Kevin Self: Senior Vice President, Strategy, Business Development & Government Relations; Schneider Electric

    Register on CampusGroups here


    2021 Panels:

    Unlocking Grid Decarbonization

    Firming renewables supply through scaled transmission and long duration energy storage (LDES)

    Monday, November 1st 1-2 PM EST (virtual)

    Ben Lowe: (Moderator) Senior Project Manager, Roland Berger

    Jon Newman: Product Strategy and Product Development Manager, Fluence

    Annie Baldwin: Director of Product Management, Form Energy

    Katherine Peretick: Commissioner, Michigan Public Service Commission

    Chuck Conlen: Vice President, Renewable Energy; DTE

    Register on CampusGroups here


    Decarbonization Beyond the Grid

    Scaling solutions for difficult-to-abate, carbon intensive sectors

    Tuesday, November 2nd 12-1 PM EST (virtual)

    Parth Vaishnav: (Moderator) Assistant Professor, School for Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan

    Christina Reynolds: Cofounder & Chief Science Officer, Remora

    Jessie Lund: Senior Associate for Carbon-Free Mobility program, RMI

    Tadeu Carneiro: Chairman & CEO, Boston Metal

    Volker Sick: Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Mechanical Engineering, DTE Energy Professor of Advanced Energy Research, Director, Global CO2 Initiative, University Michigan

    Julia Reichelstein: Investor, Piva Capital

    Register on CampusGroups here


    Financing Global Energy Access

    Financing clean energy access in developing nations, co-Presented by the William Davidson Institute,

    Tuesday, November 2nd 3-4 PM EST (virtual)

    Yi Jean Chow: (Moderator) Investment Principal, Future Energy Ventures

    Amaury Fastenakels: Chief Marketing Officer, BBOXX

    Michael Sudarkasa: Chief Executive Officer, Africa Business Group

    Karl Skare: Managing Director of Global Partnerships and Strategy, d. light

    Raghav Sachdeva: Chief Investment Officer, Nithio

    Emily McAteer: Founder & CEO, Odyssey Energy Solutions

    Register on CampusGroups here


    Building Climate Resilient Communities

    Implementing policies and tools to promote equity in local climate resilience strategies

    Wednesday, November 3rd 1-2 PM EST (virtual)

    Sarah Mills: (Moderator) Lecturer at the School for Environment and Sustainability, Senior Researcher at the Graham Sustainability Institute, University of Michigan

    Justin Schott: Project Manager, Energy Equity Project

    Shimekia Nichols: Executive Director, Soulardarity

    Nathaniel Smith: Founder & Chief Equity Officer, Partnership for Southern Equity

    Register on CampusGroups here


    University of Michigan Carbon Neutrality: How to Drive Culture Change in Ann Arbor

    A conversation with faculty, staff, and community members on the forefront

    Thursday, November 4th 6-7 PM EST (in-person for Ann Arbor community members)

    Sara Soderstrom: (Moderator) Associate Professor, Organizational Studies and Program in the Environment, University of Michigan

    Drew Horning: Special Advisor to the President for Carbon Neutrality, Managing Director and Chief of Staff at the Graham Sustainability Institute, University of Michigan

    Missy Stults: Sustainability and Innovations Manager, City of Ann Arbor

    Sara Hughes: Assistant Professor, School of Environmental and Sustainability, University of Michigan

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