Anthony Kane

Measuring Sustainable Infrastructure with Envision

The achievement of a sustainable future requires commitment, communication and collaboration. The Envision framework is quickly becoming the leading methodology for delivering sustainable infrastructure. Envision is a comprehensive sustainability framework being used by engineers, planners, architects, contractors and other stakeholders in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry to improve the sustainable performance of infrastructure projects of all types and sizes. The presentation will include an introduction to Envision and its relevance to the industry.

Anthony Kane is President & CEO of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure in Washington, DC where he oversees the organization’s overall operations and leads the development of the Envision framework for sustainable infrastructure. He is also a commissioner on the Washington DC Commission on Climate Change and Resiliency. Anthony was formerly a research director at the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, a research associate with the Materials, Processes, and Systems Group at Harvard University, and an instructor at the Boston Architectural College. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture summa cum laude from Virginia Tech and a Master in Design Studies from Harvard University.  Anthony is a co-author of Ceramic Material Systems in Architecture and Interior Design and a contributing author of Infrastructure Sustainability and Design.

Max Song

Max Song is Founder and CEO of Carbonbase, an Asia-based climate tech startup building enterprise solutions for measuring, managing and reducing carbon emissions.. He was a venture partner at a HK based family office, where he conducted research into investments focused on AI, TMT and blockchain/digital asset opportunities. Max previously worked as a data scientist -first at DARPA-funded machine learning company Ayasdi in Silicon Valley, then as a visiting DS at Snips in Paris, and rotated through several of Formation 8 VC's portfolio companies.

Max has a passion for public speaking and interacting with interesting people. He had the chance to open the iGEM World Championships in front of 1,000 people. He has attended and held workshops at Thiel Fellowship’s 20 Under 20 Summits, and was invited to Moscow as part of the 100 Young Innovators at the Open Innovation conference. He gave a TEDx talk at Brown about an globally distributed organization called OneSalon - that provides intellectual, emotional and experiential stimulation on a weekly basis.

Max was selected as part of the first class of Schwarzman Scholars, where he completed a Masters at Tsinghua University, and wrote his thesis on US-China cross border investment opportunities for renewable energy. He is a graduate from Brown University, conducted research in genetic engineering at NASA Ames, co-founded Brown's first startup accelerator, worked as a Teaching Fellow at Singularity University. He is currently a part time PhD student focusing on climate finance and public policy.

Adedoyin Adeleke

Adedoyin Adeleke is the Founder-cum- Executive Director of the International Support Network for African Development (ISNAD-Africa) in Ibadan, Nigeria and currently doctoral researcher and research fellow within the UNESCO Chair in Energy for Sustainable Development at the Department of Energy, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, and a multidisciplinary master’s degree in Energy Studies from University of Ibadan, both in Nigeria. Through his doctoral research, Adedoyin seeks to develop a framework for impact evaluation of energy access on rural livelihood.

Adedoyin is in the 2018 40 Under 40 list of Changemakers in the global solar energy industry (Renewable Energy World, USA) and also the first African to be named in 30 Under 30 list of Changemakers in Environmental Education (North America Association for Environmental Education, USA). He is among the Top 100 Shakers and Movers in e-learning in Africa as rated by Bob Little Press and Public Relations, United Kingdom. Adedoyin is also a Commitment Maker at the President Bill Clinton-founded Clinton Global University Initiative (USA). He is a recipient of various scholarships, grants and fellowships from diverse institutions and organisations across the globe.

Funded by a fellowship from the German government, Adedoyin was one of the 21 young sustainable energy professionals selected from across the globe to participate in the 69th UNEP/UNESCO/BMUB International Short Course on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in 2016 at Technische Universität Dresden, Germany. He served as Country Contributors to Global Status Reports (2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 editions) on renewable energy published by Renewable Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) and UNEP’s 2017 1 Gigaton Report which tracked contributions of renewable energy and energy efficiency programmes in developing countries to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, among other contributions to causes for green growth and education development globally. 

Adedoyin says ‘Africa is too rich to be poor, I choose to Act’.

Hanna Plant

Hanna is from Edinburgh and plays an active role in driving the circular economy in Scotland as a Senior Consultant for waste and resources consultancy Resource Futures. She graduated from the University of St Andrews in Sustainable Development, and has over 10 years’ experience in behaviour change and sustainability projects. Hanna was previously Waste Team Manager at Scotland’s largest environmental charity, Changeworks.

She has also trained and supported hundreds of sustainability graduates to develop ‘the skills of a change agent’ during her time as Education Projects Manager with Change Agents UK. She has been recognised in the late Sustainable Development Commission’s Young Scottish Greens list for her community mobilisation in sustainability and social justice campaigns, and was a founding member of Scotland’s 2050 Climate Group.

When she isn’t busy supporting businesses, local authorities and communities to reduce waste and minimise environmental impact, Hanna is a dance teacher and an avid cyclist, having covered much of the UK, France and Spain on her trusty two wheeled companion.“