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Energy & Sustainability Summit 2019

Energy & Sustainability Summit 2019

When:
June 14, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
2019-06-14T07:30:00-07:00
2019-06-14T16:00:00-07:00
Where:
Oracle
350 Oracle Parkway
Redwood City
Contact:
Christophe LaBelle
408.453.4754

 

 

Catalyzing Transformational Leadership for Climate Action

Friday, June 14 | 8 am to 4:00 pm          

Oracle Conference Center, Redwood City

 

 

 

 

EVENT DESCRIPTION

The race is on. From record-breaking wildfires, to more frequent and devastating floods, to decades-long droughts, climate change is accelerating and transforming our world — often with disastrous consequences.  A recent landmark report from the United Nations’ scientific panel on climate change outlines that in order to avoid the worst damage we must transform the world economy at a speed and scale that has “no documented historic precedent.”  What can be done?

Join us on June 14 at Oracle HQ for the 7th annual Silicon Valley Energy & Sustainability Summit for engaging dialogues with business, labor and NGO leaders, and public officials, as we focus on what can be done to speed and scale solutions to address climate change.  At the Summit you will explore how to employ the latest innovative technologies and practices and how various actors are catalyzing transformational leadership for climate action.



WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Enterprise risk management | Brand management | Business development | Business strategy | Facility and energy managers | Design engineering | Legal/ Government relations | Finance | Marketing leadership | Operations leadership | Product strategy and design | Human resources | Quality management | Green teams | Sustainability leadership


SPOTLIGHT SPEAKERS

Steve Westly
Former State Controller and Managing Partner, The Westly Group

 

Scott  Broomfield
Founder and Managing Director / Chief Operating & Financial Officer, 10th Group

 

Wade Crowfoot
Secretary, California Natural Resources Agency

 

Kate Gordon
Director ; Senior Advisor to the Governor on Climate, California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research

 

Nancy Pfund
Managing Partner, DBL Partners


SPEAKERS

Diane Bailey
Executive Director, Menlo Spark

Joel Espino
Environmental Equity Legal Counsel, Greenlining Institute

Adam Gromis
Director of Sustainability & Environmental Impact, Uber

 

Julia Prochnik
Director of Western Renewable Grid Planning, Natural Resources Defense Council

 

Asim Tahir
District and Renewable Energy Lead, Google

 

 

 

Julie Beagle
Deputy Program Director, SFEI

 

 

 

Ellen Cross
President, CHARG Facilitator

 

 

 


Patrick Flynn
VP, Sustainability, Salesforce

 

 

 

Nicola Acutt, Ph.D.
Vice President, Sustainability Strategy, VMWare

 

Fahmida Ahmed
Director, Sustainability and Business Services, Stanford University

 


Tyrone Jue
Senior Policy Advisor, Environment, Office of San Francisco Mayor London Breed

 

JB Tengco
West Coast Director, BlueGreen Alliance

 

 

 

 


Mila Zelkha
Community Ambassador, Palantir Technologies

 

 

 

Kevin Bates
President/Owner, SHARP Development Company

 

Katie Excoffier
Sustainability Manager, Genentech

 

 

Kunal Merchant
President and Co-Founder, CalOZ

 

 

 

Laura Tam
Sustainable Development Policy Director, SPUR

 

 

Betty Cremmins
Director, Carbon Disclosure Project West

 

Dan Chia
Senior Policy Advisor, Tesla

MODERATORS

 

Kent Leacock
Sr. Director Government Relations and Public Policy, Proterra

 

 

Dr. Tammy Robinson
Vice President, Instruction, Cañada College

 

 

Mona Tierney-Lloyd
Senior Director, Western Regulatory Affairs, Enel X North America

 

 

Mike Mielke
Sr. Vice President, Environment & Energy, Silicon Valley Leadership Group

 

 

Ellen Weinreb
Founder, Weinreb Group Sustainability Recruiting

 

Alex Wittenberg
Executive Director, Marsh & McLennan Insights, Marsh & McLennan Companies


AGENDA

7:15 AM Registration/Networking Breakfast
8:15 AM Welcome and Summit Overview
•  Mike Mielke, SVP, SVLG
•  Jon Chorley, CSO, Oracle

8:30 AM Catalyzing Transformational Leadership: The Evolution of Corporate Sustainability
•  Bruce Klafter, VP, Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility, Flex
•  Nicola Acutt, VP, Sustainability Strategy, Office of the CTO, VMware
•  Katie Excoffier, Sustainability Manager, Genentech
•  Scott Broomfield, Chief Operating & Financial Officer, Sustainable Brands
•  Moderated by: Ellen Weinreb, Founder, Weinreb Group Sustainability Recruiting

9:25 AM Does California Have its Own Green New Deal?
•  Julia Prochnik, Director of Western Renewable Grid Planning, NRDC
•  JB Tengco, West Coast Director, Blue-Green Alliance
•  Dan Chia, Sr. Policy Advisor, Tesla
•  Kunal Merchant, Co-founder, CalOZ
•  Moderated by: Dr. Tammy Robinson, Vice President, Instruction, Cañada College

10:20 AM Keynote: Taking Lessons Learned and Pushing the Envelope on Cleantech
•  Steve Westly, Founder & Managing Partner of The Westly Group

10:40 AM Networking Break

11:10 AM Fireside Chat Speeding Climate Solutions to Market
•  Steve Westly, Former California State Controller & Managing Partner, the Westly Group
•  Nancy Pfund, Founder and Managing Partner of DBL Partners
•  Moderated by: Mona Tierney-Lloyd, Senior Director, Western Regulatory Affairs, Enel X North America

11:40 AM TEDx-Style Talks: Silicon Valley Leads on Climate
•  Patrick Flynn, VP, Sustainability, Salesforce
•  Virtual Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs)

12:10 PM Lunch

12:50 PM Lunchtime Fireside Chat: Advancing Resilience in an Era of Climate Disruption
•   Kate Gordon, Director of CA Office of Planning and Research
•  Wade Crowfoot, California Secretary for Natural Resources
•  Moderated by: Mike Mielke, SVP, SVLG 1:30 PM Transition to Breakouts

1:50 PM Concurrent Breakout Session I
Electrify Everything Breakout: Getting to Net Zero: Reducing Emissions from Buildings
•  Asim Tahir, District and Renewable Energy Lead, Google
•  Kevin Bates, President and Owner, Sharp Development
•  Fahmida Ahmed, Director, Sustainability and Business Services, Stanford
•  Moderated by: Diane Bailey, Executive Director, Menlo Spark
   Climate Risk & Resilience Breakout: Rising Waters & Resilience — A Vision for the Future of the San Francisco Bay Area
•  Julie Beagle, Deputy Program Director of Resilient Landscapes Program, SF Estuary Institute
•  Laura Tam, Sustainable Development Policy Director, SPUR
•  Jim Porter, President, County Engineers Association of California (CEAC)
•  Ellen Cross, President Strategy Driver + CHARG Facilitator
•  Moderated by: Mike Mielke, SVP, SVLG

2:50 PM Transition to Breakouts

3:10 PM Concurrent Breakout Sessions II
Electrify Everything Breakout: Transformative Mobility: Integrating Electric Public Transit into Shared Mobility Platforms
•  Joel Espino, Legal Counsel, Environmental Equity, The Greenlining Institute
•  Adam Gromis, Global Lead for Sustainability and Environmental Impact, Uber
•  Tyrone Jue, Senior Policy Advisor, Environment, Office of San Francisco Mayor London N. Breed
•  Mila Zelkha, Community Ambassador, Palantir Technologies
•  Moderated by: Kent Leacock, Senior Director, Government Relations and Public Policy, PROTERRA
Climate Risk & Resilience Breakout: How Climate Resilient is Your Company?

•  Erin Cooke, Sustainability + Environmental Policy Director, SF International Airport
•  Sophie Martin, Real Estate Strategy and Urban Planning Manager, Genentech
• Betty Cremmins  Director, Carbon Disclosure Project West
•  Moderated by: Alex Wittenberg, Executive Director, Marsh & McLennan Insights

4:10 PM Adjourn


TICKETS

The Silicon Valley Leadership Group does not issue refunds.


CASE STUDIES

You can view our 2019 case studies here.


SPONSORS

Select branding opportunities are still available for this event. For more information, please contact Mike Mielke at mmielke@svlg.org


NOTICE: PLEASE BE AWARE THAT BY ATTENDING THIS EVENT, YOU CONSENT TO YOUR VOICE, NAME, AND/OR LIKENESS BEING USED, WITHOUT COMPENSATION, IN ANY AND ALL MEDIA, WHETHER NOW KNOWN OR HEREAFTER DEVISED, IN PERPETUITY. YOU RELEASE THE SILICON VALLEY LEADERSHIP GROUP AND SILICON VALLEY LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION, ITS SUCCESSORS, ASSIGNS AND LICENSEES FROM ANY POTENTIAL LIABILITY.


 

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