The ABCs of ESG: What Corporate Commitments Spell for Clean Fuels

Jan 25, 11:00 AM — 12:15 PM EST

As major corporations and other entities continue their march toward aggressive carbon reductions, biodiesel, renewable diesel, and sustainable aviation fuel stand ready to answer the call – especially in difficult-to-decarbonize sectors. We’ll learn from leaders in the corporate sustainability and Environmental, Social and Governance space on the business case for ESG, and what it all means for clean fuels.


Adam Buttgenbach

Director of Fleet Engineering and Sustainability

Adam Buttgenbach is the Director of Fleet Engineering and Sustainability at PepsiCo. He leads the team in developing and deploying equipment that improves safety, reliability, and sustainability performance across the PepsiCo North American fleet, one of the largest private fleets in North America. As part of its pep+ initiatives, PepsiCo announced a goal to achieve net-zero emissions across its value chain by 2040. PepsiCo is decarbonizing its fleet through the use of zero emission and alternative fuel vehicles. Prior to his time at PepsiCo, Buttgenbach started his career in the California agriculture transportation industry. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from California Polytechnic State University and a Master’s in Supply Chain Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Mela Buzzetta

Sr. Sustainable Fuels Consultant
Southwest Airlines

Mela Buzzetta evaluates sustainable aviation fuel offtakes and capital investments to support SWA environmental goals. Buzzeta holds a BS in chemical engineering and an MBA. Buzzetta has over 16 years of experience working as a process engineer and project manager of multi-discipline engineering teams that designed biofuel facilities from pilot to commercial scales.

Ivan Iazdi

Engine Business Strategy Director
Cummins Inc.

Ivan Iazdi serves as the Engine Business Strategy Director at Cummins, responsible for developing and executing strategies to grow business with decarbonization strategies including advanced internal combustion engines, low carbon fuels, electrification, and hydrogen technology such as fuel cells. Iazdi has two decades of experience in the commercial equipment industry, most notably in the diesel market. He has held several roles at Cummins, starting in the Sales & Marketing function leading business with one of the largest truck manufacturers in the U.S., and then  leading the Global Market Intelligence function. Prior to Cummins, Iazdi worked at WABCO (now ZF) leading the South America OEM business. He is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from Methodist University in Brazil, and an MBA graduate from Indiana University.


Veronica Bradley

Director of Environmental Science
Clean Fuels Alliance America

As Director of Environmental Science, Veronica Bradley leads the advancement of education and research on the climate benefits of bio-based diesel and sustainable aviation fuel. In this role, Bradley educates stakeholders and works with industry to identify and execute on research needs to ensure feedstock and producer members’ products are accurately assessed for their climate benefits and appropriately accounted for in reporting by end users/policymakers. Bradley has a background in greenhouse gas emission data analytics and aviation environmental policy. She earned her BA from University of Michigan in 2007 and a JD from American University Washington College of Law in 2014.

Room: Ballroom B