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May 19-21, 2014: Laguna Niguel, CA

2014 Agenda

Conference Tracks

Energy, climate and policy

Smart Cities and Green Technology

Business transformation

Investing in the future economy

Monday, May 19, 2014

3:00 PM Welcome and opening Remarks

Speaker: Andy Serwer, Managing Editor, Fortune

3:05 PM YOU’VE CHANGED THE LIGHT BULBS. NOW WHAT?

We’ve seen the evolution of green business for about a decade. Now it’s time for a revolution. What is the “state of green business” and what do we need to do next?

Panelists:
Rick Ridgeway, Vice President Environmental Initiatives, Patagonia
Lyndon Rive, Co-founder and CEO, SolarCity
Heather Zichal, Former Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change, The White House

Moderator:
Marc Gunther, Contributing Editor and Co-chair, Brainstorm GREEN, Fortune

3:35 PM ONE ON ONE: APPLE’S SUSTAINABILITY JOURNEY

Panelist:
Lisa Jackson, Vice President, Environmental Initiatives, Apple

Moderator:
Adam Lashinsky, Senior Editor at Large and Co-chair, Brainstorm TECH, Fortune

3:50 PM CHALLENGE: CLIMATE POLITICS

How can corporate America help build a bipartisan movement to price carbon emissions before it’s too late?

Panelists:
Bob Inglis, Executive Director, Energy and Enterprise Initiative
Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund
Christine Todd Whitman, Co-chair, Clean and Safe Energy Coalition

Moderator:
Brian Dumaine, Senior Editor at Large and Co-chair, Brainstorm GREEN, Fortune

4:15 PM RESONATE AWARDS

The Resnick Sustainability Institute at Caltech, which is dedicated to the promotion of science, energy and sustainability, has created the first annual Resonate Awards. The goal is to celebrate global innovators in science, technology, economics, and public policy who are generating new ideas in the field of sustainability but have not yet gained widespread attention. Meet this year’s winners.

Speakers: 
Harry Atwater,Howard Hughes Professor of Applied Physics and Materials Science, California Institute of Technology 
Stephanie Mehta, Deputy Managing Editor, Fortune

4:30 PM SPOTLIGHT

Expedition readiness … whether it be a mountain,  climate change or sustainability at The North Face, intense preparation and a clear strategy are critical.

Panelist:
Conrad Anker, Alpinist and Team Captain, The North Face Global Athlete Team

Moderator:
Brian O’Keefe, Assistant Managing Editor and Co-chair, Brainstorm GREEN, Fortune

4:40 PM CHALLENGE: FINANCE

How do we double investment in cleantech?

Panelist:
Stuart Bernstein, Global Head, Venture Capital Coverage and Clean Technology and Renewables Groups, Goldman Sachs
Jonathan Wolfson, Co-founder and CEO, Solazyme

Moderator:
Brian O’Keefe, Fortune

4:55 PM THE FUTURE OF FOOD

We’ve heard the conventional wisdom about the future of food: We need to double the global food supply to feed a population of 9 billion by 2050. “Grow baby grow,” in short. An alternative view puts greater emphasis on the demand side: We need to rethink diets, eat less meat, and reduce food waste. Probably we need to do all of the above. How do we get there from here?

Panelists:
Dave MacLennan, President and CEO, Cargill
Jack Sinclair, Executive Vice President, Grocery Division, Walmart U.S.

Moderator: 
Jib Ellison, Founder and CEO, Blu Skye Consulting

5:20 PM ONE ON ONE: THE LEVI’S MANTRA

Panelist:
Chip Bergh, President and CEO, Levi Strauss

Moderator:
Andy Serwer, Fortune

5:35 PM DEBATE: ACCELERATING CLIMATE PROGRESS

The Sierra Club has set an ambitious goal: Make the U.S. electricity sector free of fossil fuels by 2030, and do so without adding nuclear power plants. Is this goal practical and affordable? If not, what is the best way to accelerate the decarbonization of the power sector to mitigate climate change?

Panelists:
Michael Brune, Executive Director, Sierra Club
Michael Shellenberger, President and co-founder, Breakthrough Journal

Moderator:
Natalie Allen, Anchor and Correspondent, CNN International

6:00 PM Adjourn

6:15 PM Reception

Presented by Ryder

7:15 PM Dinner and conversation

THE DISRUPTORS
Two leaders in the energy sector, from opposite sides of the political spectrum, are rolling out disruptive clean-energy solutions in the most unexpected locations … with or without backing from Washington.

Panelists:
David Crane, President and CEO, NRG Energy
Andy Karsner, Chairman, Manifest Energy

Moderator:
Marc Gunther, Fortune

9:30 PM Close

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

6:00 AM–7:00 AM Morning Activity: Resilience for Urban Living

Whether you are a business executive or an athlete, urban living is taxing on your body and mind.  This session will guide participants through an exercise routine that will optimize your fitness and help you perform at your best.  The routine will include a brisk hike, stretching, balance, core strength and breathing techniques.

Leader:
Conrad Anker, Alpinist and Team Captain, The North Face Global Athlete Team

7:45 AM Breakfast Roundtable Discussions

DESIGN-LED REVOLUTION
A design-led revolution is underway—breakthrough technologies and revolutionary mindsets are now converging, empowering designers everywhere to create epic solutions. The core principles of future-relevant design—rapid iteration, massive collaboration, and impact modeling—are enabling us to embrace our constraints, drive change, and solve big environmental challenges.

Discussion Leaders:
Lynelle Cameron, President and CEO, Autodesk Foundation; Senior Director, Sustainability, Autodesk
Daniel Desjardins, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and CSR Committee Chairman, Bombardier
Paul Dillinger, Head of Global Product Innovation, Levi Strauss
Mory Gharib, Vice Provost, Professor of Aeronautics and Bio-inspired Engineering, California Institute of Technology
Chris Hacker, Vice President, Marketing and Design, Creative Director, Global Work, Herman Miller

Moderator:
Leigh Gallagher, Assistant Managing Editor and Co-chair, MPW Summit, Fortune

SUSTAINABLE BEEF: IS IT AN OXYMORON?
Our appetite for meat puts a tremendous stress on the ecosystems that support life on earth. Producing one pound of beef requires 2,500 gallons of water and 13 pounds of grain. More than 70% of the grain and cereals grown in this country are fed to farmed animals. Some farmers are trying to raise cattle that are free roaming and grass fed, but can this more sustainable method be scaled to meet the market’s needs? What new partnerships are emerging to produce and sell sustainable beef?

Discussion Leaders:
Mathias Almeida, Sustainability Manager, Marfrig Global Foods
John Carter, President, Aliança da Terra
Leonardo Fleck, Program Officer, Sustainable Agriculture Portfolio, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Jeff Hogue, Senior Director CSR and Sustainability, McDonald’s
Kim Stackhouse-Lawson, Director of Sustainability Research, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

Moderator:
Joel Makower, Chairman and Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group

H2O OPPORTUNITY: INVESTING IN WATER
Almost every industry needs lots of water, but most of the world has underinvested in water infrastructure and technology. Meanwhile, growing populations, industrial pollution, and climate change are stressing water supplies. This perfect storm presents an enormous opportunity for investors who know how to read this trend. From startups with revolutionary water technologies to giant infrastructure companies, which are the smart plays?

Discussion Leaders:
Carol Clark, Global Vice President, Beer & Better World, Anheuser-Busch InBev
Ilya Golubovich, Managing and Founding Partner, 12BF Global Ventures
Scott Jacobs, Co-founder and Managing Director, EFW Partners
Heiner Markhoff, President and CEO, Water & Process Technologies, GE Power and Water, GE
Amir Peleg, Founder and CEO, TaKaDu; Chairman, Smart Water Networks Forum

Moderator:
Will Sarni, Director and Practice Leader, Enterprise Water Strategy/Sustainability, Deloitte Consulting

WOMEN LEADERS AND SUSTAINABILITY
A year ago Sheryl Sandberg published Lean In, sparking a national conversation about women in business. Discussion leaders in the roundtable talk about whether women bring a fresh viewpoint and a distinct workplace style to sustainability issues.
Discussion Leaders:
Kellie McElhaney, Whitehead Faculty Fellow in Corporate Sustainability and Founding Faculty Director, Center for Responsible Business, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
Gwen Migita, Vice President, Sustainability and Community Affairs, Caesars Entertainment
Ellen Weinreb, Chief Executive Officer, Weinreb Group
Kathrin Winkler, Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, EMC

Moderator:
Jennifer Reingold, Fortune

BUSINESS MODELS FOR THE BOTTOM OF THE PYRAMID
Most companies trying to do business with the 4 billion people who live on less than US $2.50 per day, offer products at extremely low prices and margins, hoping to generate decent profits by selling enormous volumes. The rub is that green products tend to sell at a premium, a real stumbling block for companies trying to crack this code. What are the best-in-class companies doing to ensure that the world’s emerging poor have access to a more sustainable lifestyle? Which business models work?

Discussion Leaders:
Scott Griffin, Chief Sustainability Officer, Greif
Steve O’Rourke, Chief of Staff and Chief Strategy Officer, SunEdison
Sumant Sinha, Founder Chairman and CEO, ReNew Power Ventures
Joe Whinney, Founder and CEO, Theo Chocolate

Moderator:
Marc Gunther, Fortune

CHANGING CONSUMER BEHAVIOR
Most people, if given the chance, would be happy to live a more sustainable lifestyle but either don’t know how or have little incentive to do so. How can companies help modify the behavior of consumers to make them more receptive to green products? Which messages work and what role can social media and celebrities play in awakening the green consumer? How has employee engagement been used in service of this cause?

Discussion Leaders:
Neil Grimmer, Co-founder and CEO, Plum, PBC
Annie Longsworth, Chief Executive Officer, Saatchi  & Saatchi S North America
Mike Lynch,Vice President, Green Innovation, NASCAR
Martin Riant, Group President, Global Baby, Feminine and Family Care, Procter & Gamble
Suzanne Shelton, Chief Executive Officer, Shelton Group

Moderator
Brian O’Keefe, Fortune

8:45 AM Switch Break

9:00 AM ONE ON ONE: THE AUTOMOBILE OF THE FUTURE

No one knows for certain how the cars of tomorrow will be powered … hybrids, EVs hydrogen, natural gas? Is it a winner-take-all race and if so, which technology will be prevalent a decade from now?

Panelist:
Jim Lentz, Chief Executive Officer, Toyota North America

Moderator:
Brian Dumaine, Fortune

9:15 AM Challenge: Electric vehicles

How do we put 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2017?

Panelists:
Carla Peterman, Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission
Manuel Sattig, Manager, Brand Strategy and Communication, BMW of North America

Moderator:
Brian Dumaine, Fortune

9:25 AM ONE ON ONE: THE BUSINESS OF WATER

This session will explore the impact of global water scarcity on business growth, solutions that exist today, and the importance of innovation in this area to drive transformational change.

Panelist:
Doug Baker, Chairman and CEO, Ecolab

Moderator:
Jennifer Reingold, Fortune

9:40 AM SHOW ME THE MONEY

Some investors argue that sustainability delivers shareholder value. Where’s the evidence? What rewards, if any,  await companies that push the envelope on sustainability?

Panelists:
Tim Ryan, Vice Chairman, Markets, Strategy and Stakeholders Leader, PwC
Andrew Winston, Founder, Winston Eco-Strategies

Moderator:
Adam Lashinsky, Fortune

10:00 AM Energizing Employees: Using Sustainability to Spur Innovation

Tapping into hearts and minds of one’s employees is the best way to harness their ideas, encourage them to innovate and activate them as brand ambassadors. Couple this with a values-driven sustainability strategy and a corporation can really move the needle. How do companies do this without losing business focus?

Panelists:
Jim Kennedy, Chairman, Cox Enterprises
Robert Sanchez, Chairman and CEO, Ryder

Moderator:
Jennifer Reingold, Fortune

10:20 AM Networking Break

10:50 AM Spotlight: The Connected City

Tens of billions of devices and systems are connecting in the Internet of Things, bringing revolutionary changes to cities: Improving traffic flows, boosting building efficiency, and maximizing water use. What does this mean for business and sustainability?

Speaker:
Wim Elfrink, Executive Vice President, Industry Solutions and Chief Globalization Officer, Cisco

Moderator:
Joel Makower, Chairman and Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group

11:05 AM The utility of the future

Distributed generation is a disruptive technology that will transform the way energy is produced, regulated, and consumed. What are the challenges and opportunities that this technology poses to utility companies and other stakeholders? Looking ahead, what are the business models that will work?

Panelists:
Ted Craver, Chairman, President and CEO, Edison International
Nat Kreamer, President, CEO and Director, Clean Power Finance
Tom Werner, President and CEO, SunPower

Moderator:
Brian O’Keefe, Fortune

11:35 AM BEYOND RECYCLING AS WE KNOW IT

A circular economy refers to an industrial economy designed to either reuse its by-products or return it safely back to the ecosystem. In a world where landfills are overflowing and the economics of recycling often don’t make sense, how can we achieve zero waste? What have we learned along the way and what new and scalable technologies and processes are on the horizon.

Panelists:
Mike Biddle, Founder and Director, MBA Polymers
Simon Lin, Chairman and CEO, Wistron
David Steiner, President and CEO, Waste Management

Moderator:
Marc Gunther, Fortune

12:05 PM Challenge: Chemicals

How do we replace the most hazardous chemicals of concern in consumer products with safer, cost-effective alternatives by 2017?

Panelists:
John Replogle, President and CEO, Seventh Generation

Moderator:
Natalie Allen, CNN International

12:20 PM LUNCHeons


INFORMAL NETWORKING LUNCH

FUTURE OF SOLAR LUNCH
Solar energy has made great progress. The industry grew at approximately 27% last year with residential installations leading the way. But massive challenges remain. Solar still represents only about 1% of America’s electricity. The solar utility sector fas slowing growth, while residential is meeting resistance from some utilities that are balking at the economics of net-metering. How will the solar industry overcome these obstacles, what economic models work best and what new technologies are on the horizon that could be game changers?

Panelists:
Harry Atwater, Howard Hughes Professor of Applied Physics and Materials Science, California Institute of Technology
Hayes Barnard, Chief Revenue Officer, SolarCity
Ed Fenster, Chairman, Sunrun
Sumant Sinha, Founder Chairman and CEO, ReNew Power Ventures

Moderator:
Brian Dumaine, Fortune

1:40 PM Sustainable solutions sessions

Brainstorm GREEN participants are challenged with four big sustainability problems, which, if solved, would result in significant business opportunities and environmental benefits. These facilitated 90-minute workshops will provide solutions-focused networking opportunities; enable rapid prototyping of ideas and solutions; and create the possibility for collective action on big sustainability issues.

Electric vehicles (EVs): How do we put 1 million EVs on the road by 2017?
Despite many options and generous subsidies, only 52,835 of the 14.5 million cars sold in the U.S. in 2012 were EVs or plug-in hybrids. While today’s EVs have emerged a favorite of early adopters, broader consumer adoption is hampered by the uncertainty of a post-purchase process—maintenance, charging, reselling—that deviates from historical precedent. What partnerships and actions are required to create a humming EV ecosystem that will deliver collective value and grow the market tenfold over the next three years?

Discussion Leaders:
Tom Gebhardt, President and COO, Panasonic Automotive Company of America
Brett Hauser, Founding Member, Open Charge Alliance; President, Greenlots
Bob Hayden, Clean Transportation Program Manager, San Francisco Department of the Environment
Rick Needham, Director, Energy and Sustainability, Google
Terry O’Day, Vice President, eVgo, NRG Energy
Carla Peterman, Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission, California Energy Commission
Manuel Sattig, Manager, Brand Strategy and Communication, BMW of North America

Facilitator:
Theo Forbath, Global Vice President, Innovation Strategy Group, frog

Finance: How do we double investment in cleantech?
The good news is that corporate participation in early-stage cleantech investments has been steadily increasing. Challenges, however, remain. Cleantech sectors need capital to scale fast, but face relatively slow corporate decision making and have varying capital needs. How can we work around these challenges and accelerate corporate participation in cleantech? What role can partnerships play, including working with conventional VCs and family offices?

Discussion Leaders:
Ricardo Angel, Managing Director, Energy Ventures, GE
Stuart Bernstein, Global Head, Venture Capital Coverage and Clean Technology and Renewables Groups, Goldman Sachs
Gary Fromer, Senior Vice President, Energy Management Programs, Constellation, an Exelon Company
Ben Kortlang, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Gabriel Kra, Managing Director, Prelude Ventures
Paul Nahi, President and CEO, Enphase Energy
Matthew Nordan, Managing Partner, MNL Partners
Jonathan Wolfson, Co-founder and CEO, Solazyme

Facilitator:
Michael Ellis, Executive Vice President, Advisory Practice, Cleantech Group

Chemicals: How do we replace the most hazardous chemicals of concern in consumer products with safer, cost-effective alternatives by 2017?
The U.S. currently has many thousands of chemicals in use in commerce, many of which lack adequate toxicological studies to evaluate their health effects on humans and the environment.  Increasingly, scientists are identifying and detecting “emerging chemicals of concern” (ECCs) in consumer products. In the absence of adequate federal and state regulatory systems, how can we drive innovation to identify and replace the top ten ECCs with safe, cost effective alternatives by 2017?  What other issues need to be resolved to make progress? How can industry work with governments and NGOs to tackle the problem?

Discussion Leaders:
Linda Fisher, Vice President, DuPont Safety, Health & Environment, and Chief Sustainability Officer, DuPont
Sara Greenstein, President, UL Environment & UL Information and Insights, Underwriters Laboratories
Michelle Mauthe Harvey, Director, Supply Chain, Environmental Defense Fund
Kate Heiny, Senior Group Manager, Sustainability, Target
Bill McDonough, Chief Executive, McDonough Innovation
Adam Mott, Director, Sustainability, The North Face
Debbie Raphael, Director, California Department of Toxic Substances Control
John Replogle, President and CEO, Seventh Generation

Facilitator:
Dara O’Rourke, Co-founder and Chief Sustainability Officer, GoodGuide

Climate Politics: How can corporate America help build a bipartisan movement to reduce carbon emissions before it’s too late?
Federal climate policy today is both inefficient (solar and electric car subsidies for the rich, failed loan guarantees) and ineffective (no price on carbon). How can business leaders and Republicans find common ground with environmentalists and liberals to make climate an issue in the 2016 presidential campaign, and impose a carbon tax by 2017?

Discussion Leaders:
Rob Bernard, Chief Environmental Strategist, Microsoft
David Fenton,Founder and CEO, Fenton
Bob Inglis, Executive Director, Energy and Enterprise Initiative
Mindy Lubber, President and Founding Director, Ceres
Eric Pooley, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Communications, Environmental Defense Fund
Glenn Prickett, Chief External Affairs Officer, The Nature Conservancy
Mike Robinson, Vice President Sustainability and Global Regulatory Affairs, General Motors
Christine Todd Whitman, Co-chair, Clean and Safe Energy Coalition

Facilitator:
Aron Cramer, President and CEO, Business for Social Responsibility

3:10 PM Switch break

3:25 PM ONE ON ONE: THE FUTURE OF DELL

Panelist:
Michael Dell, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Dell

Interviewer:
Andy Serwer, Fortune

3:50 PM SPOTLIGHT: ENVIRONMENTALISM IN THE AGE OF THE ANTHROPOCENE

It is only within the last decade that the domination and impact of humans on the planet has been fully recognized–this is not sustainable. How do we create a future for globalization, urbanization, technology and corporations to thrive with nature?

Speaker:
Peter Kareiva, Chief Scientist and Vice President, The Nature Conservancy

4:00 PM Managing natural capital

The concept of valuing forests, wetlands and ecosystems as assets has been gaining momentum in the public and private sectors. Simultaneously, a handful of corporations have tried to quantify the value of nature to help guide their business investments. What business benefits can this new discipline deliver and will this become mainstream?

Panelists:
Marie-Claire Daveu, Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of International Institutional Affairs, Kering
Tom Kadien, Senior Vice President Consumer Packaging and IP Asia and IP India, International Paper
Glenn Prickett, Chief External Affairs Officer, The Nature Conservancy

Moderator:
Adam Lashinsky, Fortune

4:30 PM CLEANTECH SOLUTIONS TO BEATING CHINA’S POLLUTION CRISES

China is transitioning its economy from one that’s export-based to one of domestic consumption. However, growth and urbanization will continue to be major driving forces, and China might have even bigger shale gas reserves than the U.S. does.  Looking ahead, how will China balance its energy requirements with the increasingly concerning air-quality challenges? What role will cleantech play in monitoring pollution and providing fast solutions that will make a difference?

Panelists:
Deb Frodl, Global Executive Director, Ecomagination, GE
Ming Sung, Chief Representative, Asia Pacific, Clean Air Task Force
Jonathan Woetzel, Director, McKinsey & Company

Moderator:
Leigh Gallagher, Fortune

4:55 PM When the buying stops, the killing can, too

The illegal wildlife trade is estimated to be worth more than $10 billion per year and has drastically reduced many wildlife populations around the world. As with the drug trade, law and enforcement efforts have not been able to resolve the problem. While hundreds of millions of dollars are spent on protecting animals in the wild, virtually nothing is spent on stemming the demand for wildlife parts and products. With an unrivaled portfolio of celebrity ambassadors and global network of media partners, WildAid is tackling this challenge head-on.

Speaker:
Peter Knights, Executive Director, WildAid

Introduction:
Natalie Allen, CNN International

5:15 PM Adjourn

6:15 PM Reception

7:00 PM Chefs’ Dinner and Entertainment

At the Organic Bites and Flights dinner star chefs will serve delicious signature dishes paired with wine. It will be followed by a “rocking” all-star performance from the members of Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp.
Featured Chefs include:
Dana Cree, Pastry Chef, Blackbird. Chicago, IL
Chris Kobayashi, Executive Chef & Owner, Artisan. Paso Robles, CA
Tory Miller, Executive Chef & Co-Proprietor, L’Etoile. Madison, WI
Gayle Pirie and John Clark, Chefs & Co-Owners, Foreign Cinema. San Francisco, CA
Brian Scheehser, Executive Chef, Trellis, Kirkland, WA
Brian Sundeen, Executive Pastry Chef, Raya. Dana Point, CA
Paul Virant, Chef & Owner, Vie. Western Springs, IL

Dinner is followed by a “rocking” all-star performance from a band assembled by the Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp.
Band members include:
Teddy ‘Zig Zag’ Andreadis, Keyboard, Guns N Roses
Lita Ford, Guitar and vocals, The Runaways
Bobby Rock, Drums, Slaughter
Rudy Sarzo, Bass, Quiet Riot/Whitesnake
Zach Throne, Guitar and vocals, Sin City Sinners/Meatloaf/Barenaked Ladies.

9:00 PM Close

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

7:45 AM Breakfast roundtable discussions

 

LAYING THE FOUNDATIONS FOR THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY
An additional 3 billion middle class consumers by 2030 will create an unprecedented demand for energy, water and materials within the global economy. Can we design an economy which is restorative by intent and begin to decouple future economic progress from resource constraints? How does this work in today’s consumer-driven economy? What is the size of the prize and how can businesses win?

Discussion Leaders:
Phillip Abrary, President and CEO, Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies
Eben Bayer, Co-founder and CEO, Ecovative
Darren Beck, Director, Environmental Initiatives, Sprint
Paul Winn, Senior Vice President, Community Solutions, Recyclebank
Kevin McKnight, Vice President, Environment, Health & Safety and Chief Sustainability Officer, Alcoa

Moderator:
Jamie Butterworth, Chief Executive, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

PLUGGING INTO THE INTERNET OF THINGS
The mash-up of sensors, big data, and the Internet promises to bring radical new efficiency to cities, companies, and individuals. It’s not about the future; it’s here now, driving relatively simple, familiar products (like GM’s OnStar and the Nest thermostat) and complex, hidden systems (like the web-connected buildings on Microsoft’s campus, or a GE jet engine in flight). Some say this is a trillion-dollar opportunity. Who will the players be, and which applications show the most promise?

Discussion Leaders:
Curtis Hill, Vice President, Customer Assurance, Cisco
Laura Ipsen, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector, Microsoft
Gil Perez, Senior Vice President, Sustainable Industries and General Manager of Connected Vehicles, SAP
Trisa Thompson, Vice President, Corporate Responsibility, Dell

Moderator:
Joel Makower, Chairman and Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group

AMERICAN CATCH: THE FIGHT FOR OUR LOCAL SEAFOOD
A recent study found that 91% of our seafood is imported. How did this happen and what can be done to reverse this trend? How do we sustainably scale American aquaculture?

Discussion Leaders:
Don Kent, President and CEO, Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute
Rudi Lamprecht,Chief Executive Officer, Regal Springs Tilapia
Scott Nichols, Director, Verlasso
Michael Rubino, Director, Office of Aquaculture, NOAA Fisheries Service

Moderator:
Clare Leschin-Hoar, Freelance Journalist/TakePart.com

THE EFFICIENCY EXPLOSION
Americans are using more gadgets, televisions and air conditioners than ever before but their electricity use is barely growing, largely because major appliances, lighting, manufacturing and new buildings have all become more efficient. Now companies are deploying new tools — low-cost financing for homes and offices, and the insights of behavioral finance–to drive efficiency gains even further. It’s a big untapped opportunity, and an arena where environmental protection and economic growth are fully-aligned.

Discussion Leaders:
Dhiraj Malkani, Partner, RockPort Capital
JP McNeill, CEO and Founder, Renovate America
Naimish Patel, Chief Executive Officer, Gridco Systems
Swapnil Shah, Co-founder and CEO, FirstFuel Software

Moderator:
Andrew Shapiro, Founder and Partner, Broadscale Group

SUSTAINABLE CITIES: HYPE OR REALITY
Smart growth advocates talk about planning, density and transit. Environmentalists are focused on conservation, public space and green building. The tech sector touts driverless cars, big data and crowdsourcing public involvement. What are the most significant and impactful innovations? What’s most critical to get right? How can these various factions talk to each other for the benefit of the city, its residents and its long term economic and environmental viability?

Discussion leaders:
Adrian Benepe, Senior Vice President and Director City Park Development, The Trust for Public Land
Shawn Gehle, Global Design Director, Gensler
Peter Templeton, Senior Vice President, Global Market Development, US Green Building Council
Jonathan Woetzel, Director, McKinsey & Co.

Moderator:
Leigh Gallagher, Fortune

8:45 AM Switch Break

9:00 AM Welcome and Solutions Sessions Report Back

Aron Cramer, President and CEO, Business for Social Responsibility
Theo Forbath, Global Vice President, Innovation Strategy Group, frog
Gabriel Kra, Managing Director, Prelude Ventures
Dara O’Rourke, Co-founder and Chief Sustainability Officer, GoodGuide

Moderator:
Marc Gunther, Fortune

9:15 AM Spotlight: The Future of Auto Racing

Formula E is a new FIA championship featuring Formula cars powered exclusively by electric energy. It represents a vision for the future of the motor industry over the coming decades, serving as a framework for research and development around the electric vehicle, accelerating general interest in these cars and promoting sustainability. Commencing in September 2014, the Championship will compete in the heart of 10 of the world’s leading cities. What does this mean for the future of Auto Racing and EVs?

Speaker:
Alejandro Agag, Chief Executive Officer, Formula E Holdings

Moderator:
Brian Dumaine, Fortune

9:30 AM Great green ideas

Startups give their elevator pitch to a panel of notable VCs, who evaluate each contestant. The winner will be the company that gets the most audience votes for being the best idea and the most attractive investment.

Contestants:
Eben Bayer, Co-founder and CEO, Ecovative
Julie Corbett, Founder and CEO, Ecologic
Anna Rath, Founder and CEO, NexSteppe
Joe Whinney, Founder and CEO, Theo Chocolate
Ory Zik, Founder and CEO, Energy Points

Judges:
Dhiraj Malkani, Partner, RockPort Capital
Nancy Pfund, Founder and Managing Partner, DLB Investors

Moderator:
Adam Lashinsky, Fortune

10:10 AM MARKETING NATURE

We talk about protecting the environment, but the truth is that we need nature more than it needs us.  A major new ad campaign called “Nature is Speaking” – from the man who brought us Apple’s1984 and Think Different campaigns, as well as the Energizer Bunny – will try to spark a new conversation about humanity’s dependence on the natural world. How do you craft a message that will resonate?

Panelists:
Lee Clow, Chairman, TBWA\Media Arts Lab; Director of Media Arts, TBWA\Worldwide, Inc.
Peter Seligmann, Chairman and CEO, Conservation International

Moderator:
Andy Serwer, Fortune

10:40 AM Adjourn