Friday, August 7, 2020
8:15 AM – 9:00 AM Networking via Whova conference platform
9: 00 AM – 4:00 PM Formal Summit Programming
The climate decade: How do we build a zero carbon and climate-ready world?
The science is clear. We have a limited amount of time to act if we want to avoid the worst consequences of a rapidly warming world. Recently, JP Morgan warned of further economic meltdown, unless we act quickly to address climate change.
Yet, transforming our economy at the pace and on the scale called for is a herculean task — requiring business, NGOs, and governments to work together in ways they haven’t before.
In many ways the COVID-19 crisis offers an opportunity to re-examine how we live our lives and operate differently on a daily basis. What are the lessons we can take away from the pandemic as we build a zero carbon and climate-ready world?
SPEAKERS & PANELS
Secretary, California Environmental Protection Agency
Director, Climate Justice, Tom Steyer PAC
National Director, Green For All
Founder and Executive Director, Climate Voice
Board Member, California Energy Commission
General Manager/CEO, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
Kellie A. McElhaney
Founding Director, Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership | Distinguished Teaching Fellow UC Berkeley Haas School of Business
Director and Senior Advisor, Natural Resources Defense Council – Green Finance Center
President, DSM North America
Senior Program Manager, Global Sustainability, LinkedIn
Director of Energy Programs, Peninsula Clean Energy
Founder and CEO, Powerhouse
Sustainability Director, Workday
Partner, Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc. (E3)
VP, Strategic Initiatives + Partnerships, Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Councilmember-Elect, San Jose District 10
U.S. Representative, 22nd Congressional District of Florida
Supervisor, San Mateo County Board of Supervisors
Vice President, Public Policy, ChargePoint, Inc
Sustainable Finance Strategist, Wells Fargo
Director of Product, Jupiter Intelligence
Executive Consultant, Hoffman Power Consulting
Director of Transportation, Genentech
Lecturer, Stanford Law School | Managing Director, Precourt Institute Sustainable Finance Initiative | Managing Director, Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, Stanford University
Business Partnerships, Climate Interactive
Climate Communications & Program Associate, Climate Interactive
Board Director, Valley Water
Director of Government Affairs, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Climate Resilience Chief, PG&E
Senator, 25th State Senate District of Colorado
Founder, Lieef, Inc.
Director, Building Decarbonization Coalition
8:15 am – 9:00 am Virtual Networking, facilitated via the Whova platform
In addition to offering rich discussions and excellent speakers, this year’s Summit will employ the award-winning Whova, an easy-to-use innovative networking event platform that works on your laptop, phone or tablet, to make the virtual event interactive, engaging and fun for our attendees. Whova offers a way to virtually network with your colleagues before, during and after the event!
9:00 am- 4:00 pm Summit programming
Plenary Keynotes, starting at 9:00 AM
-Chris Page, Climate Interactive: “15 Minutes to Save the Planet”
-Bill Weihl, Climate Voice: “Going #AllinOnClimate”
-Jared Blumenfeld, CalEPA: “California’s Leadership on Climate”
Plenary Fireside Chats/Panels, 10:10 am – 12:30 pm
- Ensuring a More Equitable, Just, Fair, Inclusive and Climate-friendly Recovery
- -Kellie McElhaney, Councilmember, Oakland Economic Recovery Council
- -Michelle Romero, National Director, Green for All
- MODERATOR: Avo Makdessian, VP, Strategic Initiatives + Partnerships, Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Morning Break: 10:45 AM – 11:15 AM
- Are Companies Still Going Big on Climate?
- -Peggy Brannigan, Senior Program Manager, Global Sustainability, LinkedIn
- -Hugh Welsh, President, DSM North America
- -Erik Hansen, Sustainability Director, Workday
- MODERATOR: Mike Mielke, SVP, SVLG
- Advancing Climate Action in Uncertain Times
- -Vien Truong
- -Rep. Ted Deutch
- -Sen. Kevin Priola, Colorado State Senate
- MODERATOR: Anne Smart, Vice President, Public Policy at ChargePoint, Inc.
Lunch Break: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Concurrent Breakout Sessions, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
- Mobility Breakout: The Brave New World of Mobility
- -Andy Jefferson, Director of Transportation, Genentech
- -Patricia Monahan, California Energy Commission
- -Nuria Fernandez, VTA General Manager/CEO
- -Kate Breen, Director of Government Affairs, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, and Chair, California Transit Association Executive Committee
- MODERATOR: Matt Mahan, Councilmember-elect San Jose District 10
- Buildings Breakout: The Electric Slide: Moving from Natural Gas to Electricity
- -Panama Bartholomy, Building Decarbonization Coalition
- -Amber Mahone, E3
- -Rafael Reyes, Peninsula Clean Energy
- MODERATOR: Tim McRae, VP, SVLG
2:30 – 3:30 PM
- Climate Interactive Workshop: Scenarios to Save the World
-Chris Page, Business Partnerships, Climate Interactive
-Caroline Reed, Climate Communications & Program Associate, Climate Interactive
- Climate Interactive Workshop: Scenarios to Save the World
Afternoon Break: 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
3:00 pm- 4:00 pm
- Recovery Breakout: Funding and Financing a Climate-Friendly Recovery
- -Emily Kirsch, CEO and Founder, Powerhouse
- -Ramsay Huntley, Sustainable Finance Strategist, Wells Fargo
- -Alicia Seiger, Stanford Law School and Precourt Institute Sustainable Finance Initiative
- -Brad Kavin, Founder, Lieef, Inc.
- MODERATOR: Douglass Sims, NRDC, Director and Senior Advisor, Green Finance Center
- Resiliency Breakout: Building Smart + Resilient Communities
-Dave Pine, San Mateo County Supervisor
-Julie Pullen, Director of Product, Jupiter Intelligence
- -Heather Rock, Climate Resilience Chief, PG&E
-Gary Kremen, Board Member, Valley Water
MODERATOR: Jim Davis, Executive Consultant, Hoffman Power Consulting
Gamify Climate Action
Attendees will also be given the opportunity to see and test what climate interventions are needed to effectively mitigate global warming, as we partner with Climate Interactive (CI). CI will share their publicly accessible, free and easy-to-use climate tool En-ROADS, so attendees can play out scenarios, and see what works to address climate change, inequity and related issues like energy, health and food.
The entire 2020 Summit will take place online through the Whova app and Zoom. Attendees will need to download the Whova app, or go to the Whova website to enjoy the full experience, including networking with their peers and speakers.
Whova: To enjoy the full conference experience, attendees are encouraged to visit Whova, where you can network and connect, visit virtual exhibitor and sponsor booths, see the agenda, etc.
You can access the event via your browser here (please note this has some, but not all the same features as the Mobile App).
Zoom: This is a virtual event that will be broadcast via Zoom. All attendees will be sent Zoom conference details after registering.
The Silicon Valley Leadership Group does not issue refunds.
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