JOHN “SPIKE” BUCKLEY
Spike serves as Principal of Grimley Capital and has four decades of experience as a commercial real estate owner and developer of multifamily, retail and office properties, with projects across the U.S. and Canada. In conjunction with his real estate activities, he is committed to mobilizing supporters and activating investors to tackle the climate crisis. He is a Co-Founder and Board Member of One Earth, a non-profit initiative working to galvanize science, advocacy, and philanthropy to drive collective action on climate change. Prior to One Earth, Spike founded Earth’s Call Fund with a mission to deploy capital to innovators targeting climate change. He is an avid supporter of the Sierra Club, Greenpeace, Conservation Colorado, the League of Conservation Voters and NextGen America. In 2019, Spike was honored with the Earth Legacy Leadership Award from the American Renewable Energy Day Summit (AREDay). Spike also serves on the boards of Pharmajet, Inc. and Cryptomill Technologies. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado with a BA in Economics.
Scott directs and runs the daily activities of Grimley Capital including deal sourcing, due diligence, and asset management of the Grimley portfolios. He is an active angel investor and is responsible for Grimley’s newly formed $30M climate tech investment vehicle. Scott has over 25 years of experience in multifamily, retail, and office operations and acquisitions and currently, asset manages a portfolio of over $500MM in multifamily and $40MM in retail properties. Scott supports many charitable organizations including One Earth, Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado and Golfers Against Cancer. He holds a BA in Economics from Elon University.
Dan Bena founded his Corporate Purpose and ESG consultancy after a long career with PepsiCo, where he served in leadership roles as Corporate Water Steward, Head of Sustainable Development, Food Safety and Quality specialist, and Head of the company’s first-ever corporate function for Occupational Health and Safety. In addition, he is Senior Consultant for Antea Group USA, and Chair of their Strategic Advisory Board, Honorary Professor for Glasgow Caledonian University, and Board Trustee of its New York College, which houses the Center for Social Impact and Innovation. Bena advocates for the power of the private sector as a force for good in society. He was recently Senior Advisor to Paul Newman’s charity, Safe Water Network, and serves/has served on the Leadership Group of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD); Steering Board of World Bank’s 2030 Water Resources Group; Steering Committee of the United Nations CEO Mandate; the Global Agenda Council on Water Security of the World Economic Forum; US Water Alliance; and Creative Visions Foundation, a non-profit whose signature program, Rock Your World, engages middle and high school students from over 70 countries in the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). He serves on the Board of the United Nations Association Westchester Chapter, and on the Advisory Boards for Conrad Challenge, SuperYou Fundation, Artistic Circles, Environmental Leader publications group, and the journal, Water Security. Bena was selected as a mentor for the ThreeDotDash.org Global Teen Leader program; a judge for the University of Notre Dame Corporate Adaptation Prize; and the Penn State Sustainability Case Challenge. He delivered the keynote address at the Swedish Royal Gala, the Our Food, Our Future Summit, in Dublin, Ireland, provided testimony to the US Senate, spoke at the United Nations UN NGO Conference, “Sustainable Societies; Responsive Citizens,” and keynoted the United Nations Youth Assembly to over 1,000 youth delegates from over 100 countries. He received the Light Up the Night Award for youth advocacy and engagement, was honored to have October 24th proclaimed “Dan Bena Day” in New York State; and was recently named a “Global Goals Local Leader” by the UN Association for his role in the partnerships which have provided over 55 million people with access to safe water.