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02:00 PM



Gwen Migita
Vice President Sustainability & Community Affairs, Caesars Entertainment Corporation

Paul Murray
Vice President of Sustainability and Environmental Affairs, Shaw Industries

Dave Knight
Director, Two Tomorrows Sustainability Services, DNV GL - Business Assurance

Brad Molotsky
Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Brandywine Realty Trust

Diana Glassman
Head of Environmental Affairs, TD Bank

Corporate Sustainability Leaders: Strategies for Embedding Sustainability

In practice, how are company-wide sustainability values integrated into a company’s procedures? How has sustainability been successfully embedded into various aspects of job functions, management practices, operations and product categories and become a strategic priority? What are the links between sustainability initiatives and corporate objectives? What change process was required in order to move the needle internally and achieve a more holistic approach to sustainability and social responsibility?


03:00 PM



Andrew Krause
Co-Founder, eEcosphere

Abigail Noble
Head of Impact Investing Initiatives, World Economic Forum

John Parodi
Director of Energy Management, Roche

Innovation, Purpose and Profits: Business Approaches to Leveraging Sustainable Livelihoods and Generating Revenue: Agrion Disrupt

What are some of the innovative solutions and best practices that are emerging to produce more efficient products, deliver better services and enable more sustainable lifestyles? To what extent has a sustainable purpose created value for the organization? How have companies used sustainability to generate revenue and differentiate themselves on the market place? How are these companies understanding their customer wants and needs and delivering the appropriate solutions?

 


04:00 PM



Bill Sloan
Partner, Morrison Foerster

Ashley Lawson
Senior Analyst, Thomson Reuters Point Carbon

Steven Cohen
Executive Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Peter Fusaro
Chairman, Global Change Associates

Mitigating Climate Change: Is Cap and Trade the Best Option?

Over the past several years there has been ongoing disagreement about the best option for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Alternatives can be grouped into two broad categories: government programs and private sector programs. Governmental options essentially are of two varieties: 1) market-based compliance mechanisms such as Cap and Trade or Carbon taxes, and 2) direct regulatory requirements which result in GHG reductions, such as energy efficiency standards, renewable energy portfolio standards, feed-In tariffs, and net-energy metering. Private sector options include development of clean or low GHG-emitting technologies and GHG capture and sequestration and reuse. Not to be discounted are individual and organizational acts of voluntary self-regulation.

Our panel of experts will share their insights and recommendations regarding climate change mitigation options for both the public and private sectors. A few of the questions they’ll address:

1) What are the primary advantages and disadvantages of cap and trade programs?

2) What are the primary advantages and disadvantages of carbon/GHG programs?

3) What are the primary advantages and disadvantages of direct regulations?

4) What private sector clean technologies show greatest promise?

5) To what extent should governments seek to incentivize clean technologies?

 


05:00 PM



Thomas Day
Chief Sustainability Officer, United States Postal Service

Renée Morin
President, North America, PRé Sustainability

Emily Small
Acting Deputy Commissioner/Chief Energy Management Officer, New York City

Kristin Barbato
VP of Customer Energy Solutions, NYPA

Michael Steifman
CEO, Utilisave

Big Data: The Future Drivers of Sustainable Operations

The business case for an infrastructure for operations data has been well established across industries. Yet less attention has been focused on the potential for insight and innovation when sustainability practitioners become consumers of operations data.

An infrastructure for data can be the foundation on which an organization can build a sustainability strategy that delivers real business value -- but that requires the need to gather, store, share and analyze high volumes of enterprise-wide, real-time data from diverse assets and systems. Is operations data a hidden gold mine for sustainability teams?  How is big data used to drive sustainability performance? What are the main challenges in collecting and using such large volumes of data? What infrastructure and analytics help support such efforts?