Business, Environment, and Society Speaker Series: Climate Action and Innovation - "How to get to Net-Zero?"

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The Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business invites you to join us for our Climate Action and Innovation Panel, the next installment in the Business, Environment, and Society Speaker Series. The conversation will center on how some company's innovation goals are moving the needle on climate action and how it parallels with the company's net zero goals.




  • Johnathan Siskin
  • Nate Hill, Head of Energy Policy, North America, Amazon

Nate leads energy policy at the local, state, and federal levels in North America in support of Amazon’s Climate Pledge commitment to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement 10 years early. Nate focuses on gaining access to cost competitive renewable energy, net zero buildings, and deploying electric vehicles and infrastructure. Prior to Amazon, Nate led regulatory initiatives at Puget Sound Energy, an investor-owned utility, and worked in the U.S. Senate as an energy policy advisor. Nate has a master’s degree in Environmental Policy from the London School of Economics.

  • John Northington, Director on Net Zero Technologies and National Carbon Capture Center, Southern Company

John Northington is director of net-zero technologies for Southern Company research and development. He is responsible for Southern Company’s current, emerging and future research programs in carbon capture, carbon storage, carbon utilization, direct air capture, steam methane reforming with carbon capture, biomass energy production with carbon capture and natural systems, as well as sustainability.

During his early career, Northington worked as a process engineer for ExxonMobil Corporation. In 2006, he accepted a position as a process engineer for the Power Systems Development Facility, a DOE-sponsored advanced coal power generation research facility, which was the predecessor for the National Carbon Capture Center. After serving in several technical and management roles, he was appointed assistant director of the facility in 2013 and assumed his current role in 2017.

Northington holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Alabama. He has authored and presented a number of papers addressing progress in carbon capture and gasification.


  • Michael Oxman, Managing Director, Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business


The event is open to the public and will be hosted on the zoom platform.


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