Bill Gates

Chair of the Board, Breakthrough Energy Ventures | June 24, 2019

Event Details

Location: Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel (999 9th Street NW)


11:00 a.m. Registration

12:00 p.m. Luncheon and Program

1:30 p.m.   Adjournment

Thank you to our event sponsors: 360 Live Media; Bernstein Private Wealth Management; Citigroup Inc.; GEICO; Goldman Sachs & Co.; Halcyon; Intuit; KETTLER; National Geographic Partners; Voya Investment Management; WC Smith

As Chairman of BEV, Bill Gates is committed to accelerating innovation by bringing together governments, businesses and thought leaders to develop and deploy new technologies that will stop the impacts of climate change. The Breakthrough Energy Coalition, made up of an influential group of investors and institutions, also leads BEV, a fund designed to finance emerging technology with the potential to deliver affordable, reliable, zero-carbon energy. Spearheaded by Gates, BEV has more than $1 billion in committed capital to support entrepreneurs building companies that can significantly reduce emissions. 

Gates also serves as Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which helps reduce inequities in health and education in the United States and around the world. He is also Co-founder, Technology Advisor and Board Member of Microsoft. He and his wife Melinda Gates, along with Warren Buffett, founded the Giving Pledge, an effort to encourage the wealthiest families and individuals to publicly commit more than half of their wealth to philanthropic causes and charitable organizations.

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