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The Web3 & Sustainability Summit

June 28th, 2024 | San Francisco

About The HiVe

The HiVe aims to foster an inclusive community and create collective action on sustainability by leveraging the power of blockchain technology.

Inspired by nature, The HiVe symbolizes the power of the collective – a culmination of contributions from participants in pursuit of a common goal.

The Hive is a platform for discussion and ideation, capturing evolving narratives and working toward a future that centers around community, sustainable development and Web3

Mainnet Launch of VeBetterDAO!

Exclusively at The HiVe Summit 2024

Be Better, Together.

VeBetterDAO aims to take sustainability mainstream by unlocking value of collective sustainable actions.
Be the change you want to see. Act, swap, discuss and vote. Earn tokens for your sustainable actions.

Join the Better Community now!

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Dr Bernhard Kronfellner

Dr. Bernhard Kronfellner is core member of the Financial Institutions practice at Boston Consulting Group and co-leads the digital asset and blockchain group for the firm.

Anne Deng

Anne Deng is a Principal at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) office in Dallas.

Dr Ben Meng

Ben Meng is executive vice president, chairman of Asia Pacific, head of Global Private Equity and the executive sponsor of Sustainability for Franklin Templeton.

Sir Konstantin Novoselov FRS

Sir Konstantin Novoselov is a foreign associate of the National Academy of Sciences, USA and received the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics for his ground-breaking work on graphene.

Daniel Liebau

Daniel (Dan) is a “pracademic”: As a practitioner, he is the Founder of Lightbulb Capital in Hong Kong and Singapore. Previously, Dan was the CIO of the Modular Blockchain Fund at Modular Asset Management and, earlier, the COO of HSBC Securities in Singapore. As an academic, he is an Affiliate Faculty Member at Singapore Management University, teaching courses on Cryptography, Blockchain & Digital Assets, and Decentralized Finance (DeFi).

Sunny Lu

Sunny is one of the pioneers to start exploring blockchain business applications.
Sunny graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, majoring in Electronics and Communication Engineering. Sunny served as an IT Executive in various Fortune 500 companies, most recently as the CIO of Louis Vuitton China. He officially launched the VeChain project in 2015, and founded VeChain in early 2017…


  • Tokenization: The Future of $16 Trillion in Assets.
  • The Hidden Potential of a $26 Trillion Sustainability Market.
  • Using Web3 to Extract the Value of Externalities: Nobel Laureate.

VeBetterDAO: The Backbone of a $26 Trillion Sustainability GDP

Sunny opens the day sharing insights about the vast, untapped sustainability market, and how blockchain will necessarily serve as its backbone, delivering trust and transparency to business ecosystems and unlocking collaboration on unprecedented scale. Powered by Web3, VeBetterDAO is opening doors to a sustainability and tokenization revolution that stands to change everything. 

The Capital Solution to Climate Change: From the Inflection Point to the Turning Point

With developments in the past year that filled the gaps of the two missing critical components – information and incentives – we believe we have entered the third era of carbon investing: potential enhanced return. 

By giving the financial markets the data it needs to develop the necessary analytical tools and the right incentives by correctly pricing environmental and social externalities, we can not only avoid greenwashing but also enable the financial markets to play a key role in combating climate change. 

Beyond just idiosyncratic company-level returns, the trends that brought us to the inflection point of climate investing has led us to a turning point – the greenium in climate investing. 

Extracting market value from sustainability: Pricing in Externalities 

Session to unveil how blockchain technologies allow actors to value externalities and create value from being sustainable can record and create value for sustainability.  

For example, a ton of carbon has market value – by reducing carbon emissions and recording that saving with blockchain, users can be awarded with the value created from company profits in carbon markets. The value of tin, or glass, returned to the production cycle, can be extracted and rewarded to consumers who leverage blockchain and prove their activity.  

For large scale commercial ops, companies can use 2D tech (graphene) to capture, record carbon, creating verified carbon credits which can be both verified and sold in to carbon markets. 

X-2-Earn – The Winning Formula: How emerging technologies will scale VeBetterDAO 

Anne Deng shares experience and insights as to how new, synergistic technologies are coming together to resolve legacy data quality issues such as trust and validity, reinforcing blockchain’s role as a mechanism for economic change. Its emergence as an automated ‘trust machine’ will unlock new potential in the fields of ESG and sustainability, onboarding tens of millions of new users and opening mass markets and creating positive collective impact.  

Decentralized Autonomous Organizations: Current Insights and Developments 

VeChain launched VeBetterDAO, a DAO, sparking discussions on their effectiveness. Researchers across various fields are studying DAOs. The talk will discuss insights on DAO mechanics and governance, including findings from a book on interacting finance with blockchain-based DAOs. 

  • Future Economic Rails: Building a World for Gen Z, The Sustainability Generation
  • Decentralized App Interactive Demos / How to Get Started on VeBetterDAO
  • Team Introductions & Insights

VeBetterDAO Unveiled: The Future of Sustainability 

To kick off the afternoon, The HiVe welcomes Dr. Alec Burns and Jake Campton to give summary, macro overview and intro to dApps segment.  

After a comprehensive morning session exploring the financial potential of sustainability initiatives such as VeBetterDAO, Jake & Alec kick off the afternoon exploring pilot dApps demonstrating the potential of ‘X-2-Earn’ as a mechanism for driving change; as new technologies integrates with decentralized applications (dApps), new opportunities for earning emerge, offering innovative ways to incentivize user participation and enhance productivity.  

Non Fungible Book Club

Networking time

Gen Z, The Sustainability Generation: Build your investment case for sustainability

Gen Z is pushing for transparency, accountability, and a positive impact, reshaping the investment scene. This shift is compelling businesses and investors to embrace new strategies to align with these expectations. This dialogue offers valuable perspectives on the blend of generational shifts and sustainability, guiding the way for leveraging sustainability-focused investments. 

Engage, Earn & Prosper: VeBetterDAO Official Mainnet Launch 

Recap with VeBetterDAO highlights from the pilot phase & wrap up. 

Presented by the VeChain Foundation

Headquartered in San Marino, the Foundation governs the core development of VeChainThor, a world leading smart contract platform driving real world adoption of blockchain technology.

By leveraging ‘trustless’ data (information without intermediaries), smart contracts and IoT, VeChainThor is delivering solutions in many fields, with a focus on tackling the greatest challenge of all — building a truly sustainable global economy and delivering digital transformation at scale

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Be a part of The HiVe’s web3 and sustainability collective! 

Expect a day of learnings, new perspectives, novel insights and inspirational talks by founders who are creating positive impacts for all.