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Terra Tuscany: uniting sustainability leaders for action

illuminem is proud to announce our official partnership with terras - the event organizers behind the most anticipated Chief Sustainability Officers (CSOs) offsite in Europe, Terra Tuscany.

Bringing together a select group of around 80 sustainability leaders, including Chief Sustainability Officers and Environmental Leaders, Terra Tuscany is a targeted three-day offsite to address the critical challenges CSOs encounter.
The event has a highly limited number of seats (with early bird tickets only available until May) and will take place on September 2-4 in Toiano (Tuscany, Italy), in the sustainable setting of Villa Lena, a villa nestled between Pisa and Florence, and praised by VOGUE as a "dream vacation destination for barefoot luxury.”

What makes Terra Tuscany unique 

Terra Tuscany offers an unparalleled opportunity for immersive learning, boasting a lineup of dynamic panels and interactive sessions. Speakers & Panelists include world-class industry leaders spanning energy, manufacturing, hospitality, retail, finance, automotive, and more. Here are just a few of the outstanding speakers already confirmed:

  • Michael Kobori, Chief Sustainability Officer of Starbucks
  • Sade Fritschi Naranjo, Minister of the Environment of Ecuador
  • Daniel Schmid, Chief Sustainability Officer of SAP
  • Gregg Meyer, Chief Sustainability Officer of Steven Madden 
  • Morten Dyrholm, Group SVP Marketing and Sustainability of Vestas Wind Systems A/S 
  • Georg Kell, Founding Director of the United Nations Global Compact 
  • Patricio Lombardi, First Climate Minister in the Americas 
  • Pierre Abadie, Group Chief Climate Officer of Tikehau Capital
    and further guests will be announced in the coming weeks!

Unlike any other conventional conference setting, Terra Tuscany creates an environment where barriers between speakers and attendees dissolve, fostering genuine connections and meaningful exchanges. Over three days, attendees will have the exclusive chance to engage in intimate discussions with C-Level executives of S&P 500 firms and current and former state ministers. Elevating the experience further, networking opportunities will unfold amid various shared activities, like scenic hikes, captivating art tours, and exhilarating horseback rides through the idyllic Tuscan countryside. Terra Tuscany is an unparalleled holistic experience designed to inspire, educate, and leave lasting impressions and invaluable insights. 


Terra Tuscany aims to cultivate an unmatched environment for forging in-depth business partnerships and personal connections. It offers three full days of immersive networking with C-level executives from S&P 500 companies and current and former state ministers, all within the intimate setting of a private Tuscan palazzo. 
Additionally, Terra Tuscany addresses the 5 most common pain points for sustainability leaders: 

  • Compliance & Regulations: Help organizations that are struggling with trying to satisfy regulations and evolving internal processes to keep up with regulation
  • Stakeholder Involvement: Gauging stakeholder expectations such as helping customers see the value in sustainable products, coordinating with peers, streamlining collaboration across the value chain, ensuring quality and accuracy of data about distribution partners, supply chain management, employee engagement, and risk management in community involvement
  • Prioritizing Sustainability Efforts: Determining which sustainability targets and initiatives should receive the most attention in the face of limited funding and workforce availability
  • Creating Incentive Systems: Who is responsible for what in terms of accountability, and how is your organization critical for implementing those systems?
  • Decision-Making Power: How to get execution power for implementing sustainable practices internally, and how effectively delegating and managing stakeholders converts sustainability goals into business strategy and financial impact

Don't miss out on the opportunity to connect with global leaders and spark real change. Spaces are limited to foster intimate discussions and exclusive collaborative opportunities. Request your ticket now.

Contact us if you want to partner with us, be featured alongside Thought Leaders (the world's largest sustainability expert network), and engage with a vibrant community of 250,000+ sustainability professionals.

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Daniel Schmid is the Chief Sustainability Officer at SAP, leading global sustainability initiatives and integrating them into business strategies, processes, and operations. With a career beginning at Kiefer & Veittinger, Schmid advanced through senior management and consulting roles at SAP, contributing to its first strategic approach to sustainability. He chairs the board of econsense e.V. and serves on the Sustainability Research Advisory Board of The Conference Board. His work emphasizes innovation for sustainable impact.

Daniel is a confirmed keynote speaker at Terra Tuscany, the sustainability leaders offsite powered by illuminem.

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Morten Dyrholm serves as Group Senior Vice President of Marketing, Communications, Sustainability, and Public Affairs at Vestas Wind Energy, having been with the company for over a decade. Based at Vestas Headquarters in Denmark, Dyrholm leads external relations and public affairs. His tenure includes three years in China focusing on business development and government affairs.

Morten is a confirmed keynote speaker at Terra Tuscany, the sustainability leaders offsite powered by illuminem.

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Patricio Lombardi is the Executive Director of the Environmental Markets Fairness Foundation, a strategic alliance forged between regions, governments and civil organizations from the Global South. Patricio was the first ever appointed climate minister in the Americas, as Secretary of Climate Change of Argentina.

Patricio is a confirmed keynote speaker at Terra Tuscany, the sustainability leaders offsite powered by illuminem.

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Pierre Abadie is Group Climate Director at Tikehau Capital and Co-head of the Group's private equity energy transition and decarbonisation practice. He has over 20 years of experience in the energy and energy transition sectors. Pierre previously worked at TotalEnergies for 16 years, most notably in the Gas and Renewables division, before joining Tikehau Capital and becoming Co-head of Tikehau Capital's Energy Transition private equity fund, which was launched in 2018.

Pierre is a confirmed keynote speaker at Terra Tuscany, the sustainability leaders offsite powered by illuminem.

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Sade Fritschi is the Minister of Environment, Water, and Ecological Transition of Ecuador. Originally from Galápagos, she actively supports the Las Flores de Galápagos Foundation, combating gender violence.

Sade is a confirmed keynote speaker at Terra Tuscany, the sustainability leaders offsite powered by illuminem.

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Michael Kobori is the Chief Sustainability Officer at Starbucks, overseeing global sustainability, social impact, and ESG initiatives. He serves as an independent Director at Bunge Ltd., and on the Advisory Committee for Voluntary Foreign Assistance, The Asia Foundation’s President’s Leadership Council, and is Executive Producer of Utopia Theatre Project. Formerly, he was Vice-President at Levi Strauss & Co., and taught corporate sustainability at the University of California at Berkeley.

Michael is a confirmed keynote speaker at Terra Tuscany, the sustainability leaders offsite powered by illuminem.

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Gregg Meyer serves as Steve Madden's Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of CSR and ESG. He brings extensive legal and advocacy expertise across private, corporate, and non-profit sectors. In his role, he spearheads initiatives to enhance Steve Madden's and the fashion industry's environmental footprint while mitigating negative impacts. 

Gregg is a confirmed keynote speaker at Terra Tuscany, the sustainability leaders offsite powered by illuminem.

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Marvin Rottenberg is the Founder and CEO of terras, a company dedicated to organizing high-impact offsites for global sustainability leaders. A Thought Leader in Marketing, his prior roles include Vice President of Marketing at Tourlane and Senior Vice President of Consumer Business at Ada Health. There, he led large-scale growth initiatives. 

Marvin's efforts are currently focused on the upcoming Terra Tuscany offsite, the sustainability leaders offsite powered by illuminem.

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Andrea Gori is an entrepreneur & global expert in sustainability, green tech and energy transition. He is the founder & "Chief Earth Officer" (CEO) of Previously, he served as BCG's Global Green Champion, delivering projects on sustainable investments around the world. He has been awarded one of Italy's Leading Innovators of 2023 and Angel List’s Top Startups in Europe.

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Nicolas Vecchioli is a climate quitter who is passionate about the power of innovation to solve the big challenges of our time. He has experience in strategy consulting at BCG, private equity at The Carlyle Group, venture capital at Global Founders Capital and policy-making in the cabinet of the French Minister for Digital Affairs Cedric O. He holds degrees from the London School of Economics and HEC Paris.

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Maria Vittoria Bassetto is a co-founder at illuminem managing both legal and operational aspects of the company, thanks to her legal background from Bocconi University and 5 years of experience at a leading Italian law firm. With a strong affinity for startups and their ecosystem, she ensure seamless day-to-day operations, leveraging her expertise to drive organizational efficiency.

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Markos Chrysikopoulos is a sustainability expert, strategist and engineer. He is the Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at illuminem. He has spent the last 9 years working as a strategy consultant at one of the largest sustainability consulting firms globally (BCG), as well as a technology project manager (Credit Suisse) and a software engineer (Infineon Technologies) across New York, Dubai and London. He holds a Master’s degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering.

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Maria Rugamer is the Head of illuminem Voices, working to nurture our vibrant community of Thought Leaders, which stands as the world's largest and premier expert network in sustainability. Holding a degree in History and Politics from the University of Oxford, she is passionate about sustainable business and financing.

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Prachi Modi is the Media & Sales Manager at illuminem and actively fostering our community of illuminem Voices. Prachi began her professional journey in the financial realms of Goldman Sachs, honing a deep understanding of SEC regulations, investment strategies, and client relations. Prachi holds merit in Impact Management and Measurement from Duke University. Prachi aims to serve a new generation of business leaders to navigate the complexities of the modern corporate landscape with a focus on responsible and impactful practices.

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