team

team

  • Lonny Knabe
    Lonny Knabe
    Director, CvCC; Energy/Sustainability Consultant
  • Jason Youner
    Jason Youner
    Founder & CEO
Lonny Knabe
Director, CvCC; Energy/Sustainability Consultant

Lonny Knabe is a career energy efficiency, renewable energy, corporate climate change professional. He has 20 years of experience across all facets of energy, including sustainable building, procurement, governmental affairs and policy negotiation, performance management, team management, and external/NGO engagement.

“I believe energy is one of the most interesting, impactful, and important issues faced by organizations around the world. The strategic creation and implementation of a comprehensive energy program will bring benefits to every organization that will be leveraged in innumerable ways.”

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
Architect and leader of Nike’s global manufacturing energy efficiency and renewable energy program strategy
Built a 1 GW global renewable energy asset development pipeline, including 200 MW of rooftop solar
Lead governmental policy working groups to create renewable energy policies in Indonesia, China, and Vietnam
Collaborative and results driven approach has produced $150M+ in energy efficiency cost reductions to date
Wide experience across business units including corporate responsibility, procurement, manufacturing, retail, logistics

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
Recognized as a Top 50 energy professional in the U.S. by Energy Manager Today publication (2017)
Achieved #1 global rank for supply chain climate programs by the Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs (IPE, 2018)
Led Nike to the #1 rated corporate climate program in 2007, 2008 (Climate Counts)
Selected to participate in the U.S. EPA Green Power leadership club, 2005

Jason Youner
Founder & CEO

Jason is an entrepreneur, business creator and developer, event producer, constant networker and leader in the corporate sustainability space. Prior to launching Companies Vs Climate Change Sustainability Consulting, Jason produced conferences and events for over 20 years. In 2015 he founded Companies Vs Climate Change, a boutique sustainability conference company. The conferences developed a strong following. They were mission based, content driven and provided intimate networking. He has worked in many industries including sustainability, nonprofit, technology, healthcare and life sciences. In 2006 he launched and led the global multi-million dollar event series “Digital Pharma”, which focused on digital pharmaceutical marketing, digital self treatment and patient to patient/patient to provider communications. He has always enjoyed the creative process of putting together an impactful event that leaves participants recharged and inspired..

Jason has a BA in Sociology and an MS in Communications from Clark University in Worcester, MA.  He lives in Englewood, NJ with his fiance. He was thrilled to fulfill his dream of organizing a conference series that explores the massive business and human race saving opportunities that exist in the battle against climate change.  He now has a goal to build a team of experts who will serve their clients to achieve their sustainability strategies.

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