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Silicon Valley Energy & Sustainability Summit

Silicon Valley Energy & Sustainability Summit

When:
August 7, 2020 all-day
2020-08-07T00:00:00-07:00
2020-08-08T00:00:00-07:00
Where:
Oracle
350 Oracle Parkway
Redwood City
Contact:
Christophe LaBelle
408.453.4754

Friday, August 7, 2020

8:15 AM – 9:00 AM Networking via Whova conference platform

9: 00 AM – 4:00 PM Formal Summit Programming

Virtual Event

ABOUT

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

Jared Blumenfeld
Secretary, California Environmental Protection Agency

Vien Truong
Director, Climate Justice, Tom Steyer PAC

Michelle Romero
National Director, Green For All

Bill Weihl
Founder and Executive Director, Climate Voice

Patricia Monahan
Board Member, California Energy Commission

Nuria Fernandez
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

Douglass Sims
Director and Senior Advisor, Natural Resources Defense Council – Green Finance Center

Hugh Welsh
President, DSM North America

Peggy Brannigan
Senior Program Manager, Global Sustainability, LinkedIn

Rafael Reyes
Director of Energy Programs, Peninsula Clean Energy

Emily Kirsch
Founder and CEO, Powerhouse

Erik Hansen
Sustainability Director, Workday

Amber Mahone
Partner, Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc. (E3)

Avo Makdessian
VP, Strategic Initiatives + Partnerships, Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Matt Mahan
Councilmember-Elect, San Jose District 10

Ted Deutch
U.S. Representative, 22nd Congressional District of Florida

Dave Pine
Supervisor, San Mateo County Board of Supervisors

Anne Smart
Vice President, Public Policy, ChargePoint, Inc

Ramsay Huntley
Sustainable Finance Strategist, Wells Fargo

Julie Pullen
Director of Product, Jupiter Intelligence

Jim Davis
Executive Consultant, Hoffman Power Consulting

Andy Jefferson
Director of Transportation, Genentech

Alicia Seiger
Lecturer, Stanford Law School | Managing Director, Precourt Institute Sustainable Finance Initiative | Managing Director, Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, Stanford University

Chris Page
Business Partnerships, Climate Interactive

Caroline Reed
Climate Communications & Program Associate, Climate Interactive

Gary Kremen
Board Director, Valley Water

Kate Breen
Director of Government Affairs, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

Heather Rock
Climate Resilience Chief, PG&E

Kevin Priola
Senator, 25th State Senate District of Colorado

Brad Kavin
Founder, Lieef, Inc.

Panama Bartholomy
Director, Building Decarbonization Coalition

AGENDA

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

       

    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.

 

LOGISTICS

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.

Whova App

Get our official conference app

For Blackberry or Windows Phone, Click here

For feature details, visit Whova

 

Whova URL

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.

TICKETS


The Silicon Valley Leadership Group does not issue refunds.

SPONSORS


If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Mike Mielke ([email protected]) or Tim McRae ([email protected]) for more information.

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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