Sustainability Summit

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

2019 Event Information

Is California’s shift to 100% renewable energy the next gold rush? At this year’s summit we explore how the implementation of SB 100 will impact California’s economy and job market .

Date

Friday April 5, 2019

Location

Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Dr
Harold M. Williams Auditorium

Event Contact:

Kandace London
Los Angeles Business Council
310-226-7460
klondon@labusinesscouncil.org

Watch the 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

Thank you!

Thank you to our 2019 event sponsors and panelists! 

Photos of the main event and VIP Reception can be accessed below: 

2019 Agenda

7:00 AM

Registration & Breakfast

8:00 AM

2019 Sustainability Summit Welcome & Caroline Choi Keynote

Getty Welcome

Steve Olsen Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and COO, Getty

LABC Welcome

Brad Cox Chair, Los Angeles Business Council Institute

Intro

Craig Overmyer, Vice President, Operations, Hecate Energy

Keynote

Caroline Choi, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Edison International and Southern California Edison

8:30 AM

Session one: Creating Climate Resilient Economies

Moderator

Pete Holland West Region Executive, AECOM Design & Consulting Services, Americas

Panelist

Assemblymember Chris Holden, Chair, Utilities & Energy Committee

Chris Thompson, Vice President, Local Public Affairs, Southern California Edison

Lynn Jurich, CEO, Sunrun

Michael Picker, President, California Public Utilities Commission

Chris King, Chief Policy Officer, Digital Grid, Siemens

9:45 AM

Break

9:55 AM

Keynote

Keynote Intro

Paul Jennings Principal, PCS Energy

Keynote

The Honorable Eric Garcetti Mayor, City of Los Angeles

10:20 AM

Session 2: Growing California’s Clean Energy Economy

Moderator

Michael Northrop Program Director, Sustainable Development, Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Panelist
The Honorable Laura Friedman, California State Assemblymember

Ted Bardacke, Executive Director, Clean Power Alliance

Tom Buttgenbach, CEO, 8minutenergy

Gladys Limon, Executive Director, California Environmental Justice Alliance

Andrew McAllister, Commissioner, California Energy Commission

David Wright, General Manager, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

11:45 AM

Spotlight Sessions

Spotlight Session Intro

Greg McWilliams, Chief Policy Officer, FivePoint Holdings, LLC

Spotlight Session

Speaker 1: Javier C. Angulo, Senior Director, Community Relations, Walmart  

Speaker 2: Kristina Nilsson Executive Director Technology Investment Banking, J.P. Morgan

12:10 PM

Lunch Break

12:40 PM

Keynote

Acknowledgements

Mary Leslie, President Los Angeles Business Council

Intro

  Michael Sabet, Vice President & Co-Founder, Strategic Legacy Investment Group

Keynote

Wade Crowfoot, Secretary, California Natural Resources Agency

1:00 PM

Session Three: Water Conservations, Resources & Energy

Moderator
David Nahai Partner, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
Panelist

Judith Ibarra-Bianchetta, VP & Director of Client Services, Tetra Tech

Gary Gero, Chief Sustainability Officer, County of Los Angeles

Jeffrey Kightlinger, General Manager, Metropolitan Water District

Doug Walters, Chief Sustainability Officer & Chief Resiliency Officer, LA Sanitation & Environment (LASAN)

John Allen, Board President, Water Replenishment District

2:15 PM

Closing

2019 Event Sponsors

Co-Chair

Event Host

Committee

Looking Back at the 2018 Summit

Mayor Eric Garcetti on the 2018 Sustainability Summit.

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