ONE HOME, ONE PLANET (OHOP) U.S.
ONE HOME, ONE PLANET (OHOP) is an action-oriented event which brings together purpose-driven, ideas-led doers, thinkers and influencers from across various fields. During the event, we will explore how to advocate for a people and planet positive future, focusing on what needs to be done to solve key social and environmental challenges facing the U.S. The event’s ultimate goal is to inspire change and spark action in the areas of climate change and inequality so that collectively, we can create the future we all want to be part of.
June 14, 2022 / 10:00 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.
June 15, 2022 / 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
House of Sweden
2900 K Street N.W.
Washington DC 20007
ADVOCATING FOR A PEOPLE + PLANET POSITIVE FUTURE
Arrival and breakfast in Atrium
Opening and Welcome
Intro to CoLabs
CoLabs Round 1
Exploring the barriers
Unpacking the challenges in open innovation workshops – part 1
CoLabs Round 2
Exploring the barriers (continued)
Unpacking the challenges in open innovation workshops – part 2
Optional social gathering and cultural surprise
ADVOCATING FOR A PEOPLE + PLANET POSITIVE FUTURE
Arrival and Breakfast
CoLabs Round 3
Overcoming the barriers
Assembling solutions in open innovation workshops – part 1
CoLabs Round 4
Overcoming the barriers (continued)
Assembling solutions in open innovation workshops – part 2
Reflections + What’s Next: After OHOP
Javi Quiñones, CEO and CSO, IKEA U.S.
Javier Quiñones is a forward-thinking and passionate leader with an enduring connection to IKEA values. As CEO and Chief Sustainability Officer of IKEA U.S., he guides over 18,000 co-workers towards the IKEA vision: to create a better everyday life for the many people by offering well-designed, functional and affordable, high-quality home furnishing, produced with care for people and the environment.Javi joined IKEA Badalona in Barcelona as a sales co-worker in 1999. His leadership experience spans three different retail markets around the world, including Store Manager in IKEA Spain; Country Retail Manager in IKEA UK and Ireland; and now Country Retail Manager of IKEA US.
Ambassador Karin Olofsdotter, Swedish Ambassador to the United States
E. Karin Olofsdotter is the Ambassador of Sweden to the United States. She is an accomplished diplomat starting her career in the Foreign Service in 1994 with a posting to the Embassy of Sweden in Moscow. In the years following she worked in numerous leadership posts within the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs before serving as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Sweden in Washington, DC, from 2008–2011. In fall 2011 she entered her first ambassadorial position as the Ambassador of Sweden to Hungary. She took her post as the first female Ambassador of Sweden to the United States on September 1, 2017. Ambassador Olofsdotter has a B.A. in psychology, economics, and Russian. She studied at the University of California, Los Angeles, Anderson School of Management and speaks Russian, French, and English.
Jerome Foster II, Climate Justice Activist, White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council
Jerome Foster II is the youngest-ever White House Advisor and a leading voice for the impact of the climate crisis on Black and Indigenous communities. As one of the major organizers of Fridays for Future D.C., Mr. Foster brought global attention to youth voices in climate activism. He is currently the Executive Director and Founder of OneMillionOfUs, an international nonprofit focused on empowering and education young people to engage in political advocacy across the globe.
Micah Kotch, Managing Director, URBAN-X
Micah came to URBAN-X from NYSERDA, where he served as the Director of NY Prize and Strategic Advisor for Innovation, and spent 5 years as Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering where he launched NYC’s first sponsored tech incubator. Micah has direct experience with utilities, government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, educational institutions and early stage companies. He is interested in startups that embrace change as well as regulators and innovative large companies working on solutions for climate and energy issues.
Katherine Neebe, Chief Sustainability Officer and Vice President of National Engagement & Strategy, Duke Energy
An ESG executive with over twenty years of experience leading initiatives across multiple sectors within social and environmental sustainability, Ms. Katherine Neebe currently serves as the Chief Sustainability Officer and Vice President of National Engagement & Strategy at Duke Energy, as well as President of the Duke Energy Foundation. In these roles, Ms. Neebe leads Duke Energy’s stakeholder engagement efforts to develop solutions to meet customer needs for continued reliable and affordable energy, all while working to achieve the company’s goal of net-zero carbon emission by 2050.
Arielle V. King, Environmental Justice Staff Attorney, Environmental Law Institute
Arielle V. King is an environmental justice (EJ) advocate, educator, and content creator. At her full-time job, she is the Environmental Justice Staff Attorney at the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) in Washington, DC. There, she is developing an environmental justice program grounded in justice principles and focused on advancing EJ through legal research projects and the development of accessible educational resources for environmental legal practitioners, decision-makers, corporations, and those experiencing environmental injustices. Arielle brings to ELI a background in environmental racism analysis, political ecology, critical race theory, sustainability, civil rights law, and integrating equity and environmental justice considerations into climate action plans.
Taking action together
OHOP has four overarching themes that will be explored in a plenary format with the full audience to frame our shared challenges and opportunities in a way that stretches our mind-set and inspires action and participation.
With the themes as inspiration, participants move to collaboration sessions – called CoLabs – in smaller groups with a goal to break down barriers to solving key social and environmental challenges facing the world.
Themes & topic challenges
- Advancing health & sustainable food accessibility
- Setting the standard for environmentally just expansion
- Expanding zero emission delivery zones
- Breaking through barriers to zero waste
- Making secondhand the first choice
- Accelerating corporate activism