Sustainability Summit

A high-level convening of business, government and nonprofit leaders in one of the most environmentally forward-thinking cities in the world.

2020 Event Information

This year’s Summit will cover a number of pressing topics, including international climate policy, regionalization of the energy grid, California’s resiliency strategy in the face of growing natural disasters, and more.

Date

Monday, September 21 & Tuesday, September 22

 

Location

Online – registration information upon RSVP

 

Event Contact:

Deana Mesa
Los Angeles Business Council
310-226-7460
dmesa@labusinesscouncil.org

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

 

 

The Los Angeles Business Council is pleased to announce we will be hosting our 14th Annual Sustainability Summit

in partnership with the University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy & the

Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy.

3:30 – 6:15 PM

2020 Sustainability Day One

LABC Welcome
Nadine Watt, Chair, Los Angeles Business Council
USC Welcome
Dana Goldman, Interim Dean, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and Leonard D. Schaeffer Director’s Chair, USC Schaeffer Center
Intro
David Wilhelm, Chief Strategy Officer, Hecate Energy

Spotlight One

Mary Wenzel, Executive Vice President, Head of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Wells Fargo & Company

Introduction
Kip Field, Southern California Area Manager, HDR

Congressional Keynote

Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester, Assistant Whip for House Leadership

Introduction

Alberto Diaz, Managing Director of LAX, United Airlines

4:20 PM

Break

Federal Keynote

Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, Distinguished Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology; Former Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy. Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester, Assistant Whip for House Leadership

Panel

Moving Toward 100% Renewable Energy & Resource Adequacy

Moderator

Sammy Roth, Energy Reporter, LA Times

Panelist

Martin L. Adams, General Manager & Chief Engineer, LADWP

Tom Buttgenbach, Founder & CEO, 8minute Solar Energy

Michael Garland, CEO, Pattern Energy

Carla Peterman, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Regulatory Affairs, Southern California Edison

Liane Randolph, Commissioner, California Public Utilities

Intro

Alex Pugh, Development Manager, Hecate Grid

Spotlight 2

RA McDonough, Managing Director & Head of Energy, West Region & LA, Investment Bank, JPMorgan Chase

7:30 AM – 4:00 PM

2020 Sustainability Day Two

LABC Welcome

Brad Cox, Chair, Los Angeles Business Council Institute

Special Guest

The Honorable Arnold Schwarzenegger, 38th Governor of California

Intro

Ambassador Nina Hachigian, Deputy Mayor for International Affairs, City of Los Angeles

Keynote

Karen Pierce DCMG, British Ambassador to the USA

Panel

Accelerating Just, Equitable Climate Goals

Moderator

Michael Northrop Program Director, Sustainable Development, Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Panelist

The Honorable Kevin de León, Councilmember-elect, City of Los Angeles

The Honorable Fran Pavley, Former California State Senator & Environmental Policy Director, Schwarzenegger Institute

Kate Gordon, Director, Office of Planning and Research & Senior Policy Advisor, Climate Change, Office of Governor Gavin Newsom

Dr. Manuel Pastor, Director, USC Equity Research Institute

Fireside Chat

Educating the Future Workforce to Achieve a Sustainable, Equitable Region

Moderator

Dr. Daniel A. Mazmanian, Chair, Presidential Working Group on Sustainability & Professor of Public Policy, USC

Panelist

The Honorable Eric Garcetti, Mayor, City of Los Angeles

Dr. Carol L. Folt, President, University of Southern California

Keynote Intro

Nadine Watt, Chair, LABC

Business Keynote

Emile Haddad, Chairman & CEO, FivePoint

Panel

The Buildings of Tomorrow

Moderator 

Lauren Faber O’Connor, Chief Sustainability Officer, Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti

Panelists

Jason Barrett, Vice President, GAF Energy  

David Hochschild, Chair, California Energy Commission

Reed McMains, Vice President & General Manager, Turner Construction Company

Zafer Sahinoglu, Vice President, Business Innovation, Mitsubishi Electric US Inc.

Fireside Chat

Moderator

Mary Leslie, President, LABC

Panelists

U.S. Congressman Alan Lowenthal, Chair, Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources

Wade Crowfoot, Secretary, California Natural Resources Agency

Panel

Providing Clean, Affordable Water for Californians

Moderator

David Nahai, President, David Nahai Companies

Panelist

The Honorable Henry Stern, Senator, State of California

Gil Crozes, Partner, Carollo Engineers                                                                 

Judith Ibarra-Bianchetta, Vice President, Tetra Tech

Rupam Soni, Principal Public Affairs Representative, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Enrique C. Zaldivar, P.E., Director and General Manager, LA Sanitation & Environment

Keynote

 

Kevin Payne, President & CEO, Southern California Edison

Panel

The Future of Clean Transportation

Moderator

Pete Holland, Executive Vice President & Regional Executive, AECOM

Panelist

Mary Nichols, Chair, California Air Resources Board

Genevieve Giuliano, Director, METRANS Transportation Center, USC

David Kim, Secretary, California State Transportation Agency

James De La Loza, Chief Planning Officer, LA Metro

Matt Petersen, President & CEO, LA Cleantech Incubator

Keynote

 

U.S. Congressman Tony Cárdenas, Member, House Committee on Energy and Commerce

2020 Event Sponsors

Co-Chair

Event Host

Committee

Watch the 2019 Summit Online 

For ease of access, we provide three links corresponding with each panel discussion.

8AM Welcome  – 9:45AM Break

9:55AM Intro  – 12:10PM Lunch Break

12:40PM Intro  – 2:15PM Closing

Looking Back at the 2018 Summit

Mayor Eric Garcetti on the 2018 Sustainability Summit.

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