The Impact Podcast with John Shegerian has featured over 1,500 guests who all share in common a passion for making our world a better place. Click here to watch and read VerdeXchange Chair David Abel's interview on The Impact Podcast with John Shegerian, in which David elaborates on social entrepreneuriship and the genesis of VerdeXchange.

VX2021 takes place virtually this winter beginning January 25-26 and continuing on alternate Tuesdays through February and March as series of virtual events that build on and confirm the central thesis of previous VerdeXchange conferences: California and the Western States are opportunity-rich markets for renewables, sustainable practice, finance, clean and green tech solutions to address the Climate Imperative and propel global economic recovery.

USC President Carol L. Folt, in an aspirational address blending her environmental vision and values, President Folt described a university transforming into a force for sustainability during a speech to green business and civic leaders in downtown Los Angeles.

VX2020: Where Clean & Green Tech Marketmakers Meet To Advance The New Energy Economy

At VX 2020 Global Green Marketmakers Address the Opportunities & Challenges of Initiating, Managing, and Scaling Investments to Align California Markets with C40 Climate Action Goals

January 30, 2019


Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti: L.A. is stepping up to address #ClimateChange and lead the way into the future. We’re the # 1 solar city, have thousands of new green jobs and are making progress on our goal to make our city carbon neutral by 2050. #VX2019

California State Senator Bob Wieckowski: "At @VerdeXchange I announced a new bill, SB 168, to create a chief officer for climate adaptation in CA. #VX2019"

Pasadena Star News: Well before Gov. Brown signed his executive order calling for carbon neutrality by 2045, experts were puzzling over how to stop greenhouse gas emissions from homes and commercial buildings. Homes and commercial buildings are responsible for about 12 percent of California’s greenhouse gas emissions, and the goal is to make them carbon-neutral.  This week, some of those experts will gather at VerdeXchange, a clean technology conference in Los Angeles, to share their solutions.

Fox & Hounds: The 12th annual Verdexchange Conference kicked off in Los Angeles this week with a discussion on how the recent election results will boost environmental politics and the green economy in California. But in the tradition of the old Rodney Dangerfield joke that, “I went to a fight the other night and a hockey game broke out,” the panel discussion on elections and climate change took a wayward turn and targeted Proposition 13. Taxes seem to be on the mind of panelists to move the green agenda ahead. What will the city look like as a result of the 10-year build up to the [2028 Olympics] and how are the city’s leading officials preparing for it? At this year’s FutureBuild conference, which gathered some of the world’s leading innovative changemakers, the focus was on making Los Angeles smarter, cleaner, and more resilient. Earlier this week at FutureBuild 2018, which featured curated sessions from some of the top thinkers and innovators local and worldwide, Metro CEO Phillip Washington discussed the transit company’s upcoming plans for the station. Susan Cline, Santa Monica’s public works director, shared the city’s ambitious objective at FutureBuild 2018, which brought together many of the world’s leading changemakers to DTLA.

Highlights from VX2018, our 11th California Conference, included bringing together more than 1,000 global and California market-makers to share knowledge to advance renewable energy, innovative water technologies, distributed microgrids, disruptive autonomous vehicles, and resilient green infrastructure.

Office of Herb Wesson: "We stopped by this year's VerdExchange to talk with change-makers, from Los Angeles and beyond, on how we can build a greener, more sustainable city. As the opening speaker for the conference’s second day, I welcomed attendees and shared why Los Angeles has a responsibility to lead the rest of the country on cultural, environmental and policy issues.

Customer First Renewables: "CFR was thrilled to participate in the VerdeXchange conference earlier this week. Special thanks to David Abel and his team for hosting such an inspiring event, and for helping us share our distinctive value with this extraordinary group of industry leaders and innovators. CFR Board Member and former Assistant Secretary of the U.S.

Blau Journal: Interview with David Abel | Chairman & Managing Director of VerdeXchange during the ULI Future Build VerdeXchange Conference in Downtown Los Angeles.

Blau Journal: "Listen to our interview with Sara Neff who is the Senior Vice President, Sustainability at Kilroy Realty. We sat down to chat with Sara at the ULI FutureBuild VerdeExchange Event in Downtown Los Angeles."

Los Angeles Downtown News: "The future of transportation, in Downtown Los Angeles and beyond, will get a big airing this week. That’s because ULI Los Angeles and VerdeXchange are hosting the “FutureBuild 2018” event. Panel discussions include topics such as “Transit Hubs Face the Future” — Downtown’s Union Station is on the agenda — and “The Robo-Cars Are Coming.” Another discussion centers on Los Angeles’ transit preparations for the 2028 Olympics.

Québec Office of the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources: "Le ministre amorcera sa mission à Los Angeles, du 28 au 30 janvier, où il prendra part à VerdeXChange, considéré comme le plus important congrès dans le secteur des technologies vertes et des politiques d'économie durable dans le sud de la Californie.

Urbanize LA: "The annual, interactive event spotlights environmental, technology and development innovations for cities to thrive, despite the Federal government’s attempts to undo efforts to reduce climate change and mitigate its effects. Bringing many disciplines together, the event will answer one overriding question: How do you adapt in order to thrive?"