Stephen D’Esposito – 2024 – Regeneration, Innovation at Legacy Sites.


Stephen D’Esposito is founder, President and CEO of Regeneration a B-Corp start-up that produces biodiversity, community, and climate positive minerals for the energy transition, green tech, and sustainable brands through remining, reprocessing, and restoration.

He also leads RESOLVE, a non-governmental organization that works with business, government, foundation, and NGO and community leaders to forge sustainable solutions to critical social, health, and environmental challenges.

He chairs the board of Nightjar, a conservation technology startup. It’s first produce TrailGuard AI, as named by TIME as one of the best inventions of 2023.

Trained as a policy advocate, he now helps partners envision, design, and implement innovative solutions to sustainability challenges.

Stephen has served as President and CEO of EARTHWORKS, chaired the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Mining and Metals, and held senior positions at Greenpeace where he led the International Executive Committee, based in Amsterdam.

He serves on a number of boards and advisory groups. In his community Stephen designed and led volunteer recycling efforts that spread across Washington, D.C. and resulted in the city’s first recycling law in the late 80’s.