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Xpansiv CBL Holding Group (XCHG) is the world’s first commodity exchange that combines existing environmental products with ESG-inclusive products driven by data. XCHG is a multi-sided platform that includes leading environmental spot exchange CBL Markets, which has a long history in voluntary and compliance carbon products. CBL recently partnered with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to develop the Aviation Carbon Exchange (ACE), an innovative marketplace where airlines can meet emissions-compliance obligations under the Carbon Offset Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). CORSIA addresses the increase in total CO2 emissions from international aviation above 2020 levels, moving toward Sustainable Aviation Fuels going forward.

Latham & Watkins delivers innovative solutions to complex legal and business challenges around the world. From a global platform, Latham lawyers advise leading multinationals, boundary-pushing start-ups, and the investors and financial institutions that fuel them. The firm helps clients navigate market-shaping transactions, high-stakes litigation and trials, and sophisticated regulatory matters. Latham is one of the world’s largest providers of pro bono services, steadfastly supports initiatives designed to advance diversity within the firm and the legal profession, and is committed to exploring and promoting environmental sustainability.

SoCalGas® is the largest gas distribution utility in the U.S., delivering affordable, reliable, clean and increasingly renewable gas service to 21.8 million customers across 24,000 square miles of Central and Southern California. Gas delivered through the company’s pipelines also plays a key role in providing electricity to Californians— about 45% of electric power generated in the state comes from gas-fired power plants.

SoCalGas’ vision is to be the cleanest gas utility in North America. To accomplish this, SoCalGas is committed to replacing 20% of its traditional natural gas supply with renewable natural gas (RNG) by 2030. RNG is made from waste from dairy farms, landfills and wastewater. SoCalGas is also working to demonstrate renewable hydrogen technologies to provide long-term storage solutions for renewable solar and wind energy, and aims to be a valuable partner in achieving California’s clean energy future.

The APX mission is to empower the world’s transition to sustainable energy, and we achieve this by providing environmental markets worldwide with intelligent, transparent, and trusted solutions. To realize this commitment, we use our deep domain expertise to couple innovative technology with client focused solutions, and to realize sustainability goals for governments, corporations and not-for-profits organizations.

This depth and breadth of knowledge makes the APX team uniquely qualified to provide leading-edge market solutions that deliver trust, integrity, and experience. More than 5,000 companies globally rely on APX products and services for integrity in environmental markets with more than 2 billion credits transacted.

APX registry technology is used by the Climate Action Reserve for both CRT and ROC tracking, as well as for CAR’s Climate Forward program. APX registry technology is also behind 10 additional carbon or renewable energy registries worldwide.

ClimeCo implements, manages, and funds carbon emission reduction projects that allows them to offer carbon offsets to companies and organizations that use them as part of their sustainability plans. Within the Climate Action Reserve (CAR), ClimeCo is the largest developer of U.S. Greenhouse Gas (GHG) offset projects and has been honored to receive the “Project Developer of the Year” award by CAR four of the last five years. ClimeCo provides clients with an unparalleled suite of services that covers voluntary and regulated carbon, as well as criteria pollutant trading programs including VOCs, NOx, SO2, and particulate matter. For information, contact ClimeCo at (484) 415-0501 or [email protected].

Five Point, headquartered in Irvine, California, designs and develops large mixed-use, master-planned communities in Orange County, Los Angeles County, and San Francisco County that combine residential, commercial, retail, educational, and recreational elements with public amenities, including civic areas for parks and open space. Five Point’s communities include the Great Park Neighborhoods® in Irvine, Valencia® (formerly known as Newhall Ranch®) in Los Angeles County, and Candlestick® and The San Francisco Shipyard® in the City of San Francisco. These communities are designed to include approximately 40,000 residential homes and approximately 23 million square feet of commercial space as well as 10,500 acres of open space. In addition, Valencia is designed to be the first net zero greenhouse gas community of its size in the nation.

ICIS is the global source of Independent Commodity Intelligence Services. We connect data, markets and customers to create a comprehensive, trusted view of the global commodities markets, enabling smarter business decisions that optimise the world’s resources.

Over the past four decades, we have cultivated deep expertise in downstream petrochemicals supported by our ever-expanding reach in the energy and fertilizer markets. Today we are the world’s largest and trusted petrochemicals market intelligence provider.

We exist to help businesses make strategic decisions, mitigate risk, improve productivity and capitalise on new opportunities. At, ICIS we make some of the world’s most important markets more trusted and predictable by providing data services, thought leadership and decision tools. As result of our unmatched global presence, we deliver targeted connected intelligence to influence thousands of decisions across supply chains every single day. Drawing upon our legacy, we are also in a unique position to leverage big data and analytics as part of RELX, a FTSE20 data and analytics company with over 30,000 experts across 40 countries.

With our intelligence, we shape the world by connecting markets to optimise the world’s valuable resources.

IETA is the voice of business on market-based climate solutions and carbon markets around the world. Established in 1999, IETA is a non-profit international business organisation. IETA’s mission is to empower business to engage in climate action, advancing the objectives of the UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement as informed by IPCC science, and establish effective market-based trading systems for GHG emissions and removals that are environmentally robust, fair, open, efficient, accountable and consistent across national boundaries. IETA’s members include global leaders in the electricity, oil/gas, cement, aluminium, chemical, mining, technology, standards, verification, broking, trading, legal, finance, accounting and consulting industries.

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is the nation’s most effective environmental action organization. We combine the power of more than three million members and online activists with the expertise of some 700 scientists, lawyers, and policy advocates across the globe to ensure the rights of all people to the air, the water, and the wild. NRDC was founded in 1970 and our staff helped write some of America’s bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act, and many of the implementing regulations; our water enforcement cases played a major role shaping current water policy throughout the country. Today, our people work across the world, with major offices in New York, Washington DC, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Bozeman, Montana and Beijing.
     Since 1955, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District has been the public agency responsible for protecting air quality in the nine counties that surround San Francisco Bay: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, southwestern Solano, and southern Sonoma counties. Air District programs monitor air emissions sources, promote climate protection, provide clean air grants, draft rules and regulate stationary air pollution sources. The Air District’s mission is to protect and improve public health, air quality and the global climate. The Air District encourages clean commute alternatives through the Spare the Air program.

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a state-established cooperative of 26 cities and water agencies serving 19 million people in six counties. The district imports water from the Colorado River and Northern California to supplement local supplies, and helps its members to develop water conservation, recycling, storage and other resource-management programs.
EnKing International:
We are the pre-eminent global providers of Consultancy and Training Services in the sphere of Energy, Carbon Credit & Quality Management. We aspire to solve the sustainability challenges the Earth is standing against today. Undergoing a surge in transition to a low carbon and climate resilient economy is our mission. We work for the planet to produce positive outcomes and are a right answer to help you with all your sustainability issues. We have been providing our clients with prompt, efficient and quality oriented services consistently for more than 10 years and are considered as one of the top-notch consulting services providers in India as well as Internationally.

First Environment logo First Environment provides technical assistance and assurance services for greenhouse gas reporting or offset projects under most North American compliance or voluntary programs. We assist project developers with emission reduction projects, including producing project description documents, monitoring plans, and offset calculations. We also support public and private organizations in developing greenhouse gas inventories and facility reports.

First Environment is CARB-accredited as a verification body for cap and trade compliance offset project data reports with livestock, ozone depleting substances, and mine methane capture project specialties. The firm is also a CARB-accredited verification body for GHG emission data reports under the MRR and our team includes transaction, oil and gas, and process emissions sector specialists. First Environment is also ANSI-accredited to perform verifications of voluntary offset projects under the CAR, VCS and ACR programs; The Climate Registry member reports; as well as compliance greenhouse gas reporting to Quebec, Ontario, and British Columbia.


Indigo works to improve grower profitability, environmental sustainability, and consumer health through the use of natural microbiology and digital technologies. The company’s scientific discoveries and digital platforms create new value from soil to sale, benefiting tens of thousands of growers across millions of acres. Working across the supply chain, Indigo is furthering its mission of harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. In 2019, Indigo established The Terraton Initiative, a global effort to draw down one trillion tons of atmospheric carbon dioxide through agricultural soils. For more information please visit, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

As the largest public utility in the nation, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) provides our customers and communities we serve, safe, reliable and cost-effective water and power in a customer-focused and environmentally responsible manner. Our recent clean energy achievements include commissioning the 250 megawatt Beacon Solar Plant which helped us surpass 30 percent renewable energy in 2017. We reduced greenhouse gas emissions to nearly 47 percent of our 1990 levels – a full 14 years ahead of the state mandated deadline. LADWP is transitioning towards a 100 percent clean energy supply while maintaining a reliable and cost effective electric service for customers.

SCS logo SCS Global Services (SCS) is a trusted leader in third-party environmental, sustainability and food quality certification, auditing, testing and standards development. SCS has verified 250 million tonnes of CO2e emissions and has been a leading assessor of carbon offset projects globally since 2008, with experience in project types ranging from forestry, agriculture, landfill, ozone depleting substances, and college energy efficiency. Our carbon offset verification team brings its expertise in field forestry, biometrics, and verification to the global carbon market, with a commitment to scientific excellence, high quality standards, outstanding client service, and fast turnaround. We will work with you to find the most cost effective and comprehensive solutions to meet your project validation and verification needs.

Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) is a non-profit trade association that represents companies that account for the bulk of petroleum exploration, production, refining, transportation and marketing in the five western states of Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. We believe that the only truly sustainable energy future is one that aligns the interests of the environment, social equality, and economic prosperity. That is why WSPA is dedicated to ensuring that Americans continue to have reliable access to petroleum and petroleum products through policies that are socially, economically and environmentally responsible. We believe the best way to achieve this goal is to educate stakeholders on industry issues and to provide a forum for the inclusive exchange of ideas on energy matters. It is time to remember that even if we don’t share the same politics, we all share the same future. And the only sustainable way forward is the one we work toward together – starting now.
The ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) is the largest multi-disciplinary ISO/IEC 17011 accreditation body in North America, and a signatory of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation and International Accreditation Forum multilateral recognition arrangements. ANAB accredits management systems and product certification bodies, calibration and testing laboratories, personnel credentialing organizations, forensic service providers, inspection bodies, validation and verification bodies, reference material producers, and proficiency test providers. ANAB is a subsidiary of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
In Canada, the shift to a cleaner future is underway and it is not only helping reduce carbon pollution, it is also fostering incredible scientific breakthroughs, creating the jobs of the future, and sparking an energy revolution. Climate action is now a clear competitive advantage at the business level, at the community level and at the national level. That is why Canada developed a plan to price carbon pollution across the country. And global partnerships matter. When we work in collaboration with other countries, we strengthen our ability to solve problems that no one country can solve on its own.

The Consulates General of Canada in California are proud sponsors of the 2020 NACW Conference. Canada looks forward to working with international partners to address the challenges of climate change and promote sustainability. For more information, follow us: @CANCGSF @CANCGLA @environmentca

C-Quest Capital LLC (CQC) is a social impact investor and project developer whose purpose is to transform the lives of families in poor communities around the world by providing them access to sustainable energy services and clean energy technologies while reducing greenhouse gas emissions to combat global climate change. CQC was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Washington DC, USA with over 30 staff located all around the world including India, Malaysia, Cambodia, Malawi and Zambia.

Developing carbon financed projects under our three operational platforms -Cleaner Cooking, Efficient Lighting and Sustainable Energy – is core to our business. Our projects are implemented either through our own subsidiaries or through closely managed partnerships with on-the-ground organizations.

We have active carbon financed project operations in over 10 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa, Central America, and South and East Asia that have thus far improved the lives of over 16 million people and have reduced over 4 million tons of CO₂ emission reductions.

The Climate Trust is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit that was established in 1997. Our mission is to combat climate change by funding and managing projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. To date, we’ve committed over $40 million to projects that have nearly reduced 4.5 million tons of emissions. That’s equivalent to taking almost 1 million cars off the road.