Sustainability Summit

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

2021 Event Information

This year’s Summit will focus on moving toward 100% renewable energy, equity in the transition to clean transportation, building decarbonization, water resources, the leadership role that business, government, and universities can play in the 2021 United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP26), and much more.

Date

Friday, June 11, 2021

Location

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Event Contact:

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

The Los Angeles Business Council is pleased to announce we will be hosting our 15th Annual Sustainability Summit

A virtual summit in partnership with USC President, Dr. Carol Folt, the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy,

the USC Schwarzenegger Institute, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

2021 Agenda

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

2021 Sustainability Summit

LABC Welcome

Nadine Watt, Chair, Los Angeles Business Council & CEO, Watt Companies

Federal Frame

U.S. Senator Alex Padilla, United States Senate

Panel

California’s National and International Climate Leadership

Moderator

Michael Northrop, Program Director, Sustainable Development, Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Panelist

Senator Henry Stern, Chair, Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Water, State of California

Angelina Galiteva, Chair, California ISO Board of Governors

Manuel Pastor, Director, USC Equity Research Institute

David Wilhelm, Chief Executive Officer, Hecate Global

Keynote

How the Built Environment Can Help Us Meet our GHG Emissions Reductions Goals

Emile Haddad, Chairman & CEO, FivePoint Holdings, LLC

Panel

COP26 – The Race to Zero

Moderator

Dr. Daniel A. Mazmanian, Chair, Presidential Working Group on Sustainability, University of Southern California

Panelist

Mayor Eric Garcetti, City of Los Angeles

Dr. Carol Folt, President, University of Southern California

Nigel Topping, High Level Champion, 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26)

Keynote

Making Sustainability the New Standard in Flight

Scott Kirby, Chief Executive Officer, United Airlines

MODERATOR: Sean Burton, President, LAWA Board of Airport Commissioners 11:

Special Guest

A Conversation with…
Arnold Schwarzenegger, 38th Governor of California

Panel

LA100 – A 100% Carbon-Free Energy Future for Los Angeles

Moderator

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

Panelist

Mike Garland, Chief Executive Officer, Pattern Energy

Jonathan Port, President, PermaCity, A Division of Catalyze

Jason Rondou, Director of Clean Grid LA Strategy, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

Jason Barrett, Senior Vice President, Sales, GAF Energy

Meg Arnold, Senior Vice President, Market Transformation, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI)

Introduction

Brian Lehman, Managing Director Head of CCBSI Diversified Financials Group, J.P. Morgan

Keynote

Congressman Steven Horsford, Member, U.S. House Ways & Means Committee

Panel

Overhauling the Nation’s Grid Infrastructure & Impacts on our Regional Economy

Moderator

Mary Nichols, Former Chair, California Air Resources Board (CARB)

Panelist

Tom Buttgenbach, Founder & CEO, 8minute Solar Energy

Jennifer Kropke, Director of Energy Jobs, U.S. Department of Energy

Drew Murphy, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development, Edison International

Clifford Rechtschaffen, Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission

Introduction

 

John D.S. Allen, Board Director, Water Replenishment District of Southern California

Keynote

 

Investing in Climate Resilience and Adaptation

Wade Crowfoot, Secretary, California Natural Resources Agency

Panel

California Back in a Drought

Moderator

David Nahai, President, David Nahai Companies

Panelist

Anselmo Collins, Deputy Sr. Assistant General Manager & Director of Water Operations, LADWP

Gregorio Estrada, Southern California Wastewater Practice Lead, HDR

Gloria Gray, Chairwoman of the Board, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Sean Maguire, Board Member, State Water Resources Control Board.

Traci Minamide, Chief Operating Officer, LA Sanitation & Environment (LASAN)

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