Conference Tracks

Energy, Climate, And Policy Presented by Shell
Green Technology And Smart Cities
Business Transformation Presented by Panasonic
Investing In The Future Economy

Monday, April 29, 2013

2:00 PM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
2:10 PM

There is a direct connection between conservation and US economic and national security.
Harrison Ford, Actor/Producer and Vice Chair, Conservation International
Peter Seligmann, Chairman and CEO, Conservation International
Moderator: Andy Serwer, Managing Editor, Fortune

2:35 PM
One on One

Jochen Zeitz, Director Kering (formerly PPR) and Chairman, Kering Sustainable Development Committee; Former Chairman and CEO, PUMA
ModeratorLeigh Gallagher, Assistant Managing Editor, Fortune

2:50 PM
Pushing the Boundaries of Green

Vanguard sustainability leaders discuss the next big moves in green business.
Steve Howard, Chief Sustainability Officer, IKEA Group
Hannah Jones, Vice President, Sustainable Business and Innovation, Nike
Rick Ridgeway, Vice President, Environmental Initiatives, Patagonia
ModeratorBrian Dumaine, Senior Editor-at-Large and Co-chair, Brainstorm GREEN, Fortune

3:20 PM
Challenge: The Future of Protein

How do we sustainably produce enough protein to feed the world?
Aron Cramer, President and CEO, Business for Social Responsibility
Jim Howell, Chief Executive Officer, Grasslands
Clarence Otis, Chairman and CEO, Darden Restaurants
Moderator: Marc Gunther, Contributing Editor and Co-chair, Brainstorm GREEN, Fortune 

3:50 PM

How does this man run so fast and for so long–on vegetables?
Speaker: Scott Jurek, Author, Eat & Run
Moderator: Marc Gunther, Fortune

3:55 PM
Networking Break
4:25 PM
One on One

Why Walmart and Sam’s Club decided to pursue an index and the resulting challenges and opportunities.
Speaker: Roz Brewer, President and CEO, Sam’s Club
Moderator: Geoff Colvin, Senior Editor at Large, Fortune 

4:45 PM
Challenge: Ratings and Rankings

How do can standards and labels better measure the environmental impacts of our products?
Sara Greenstein, President, UL Environment, Underwriters Laboratories
Kara Hurst, Chief Executive Officer, The Sustainability Consortium
Moderator: Geoff Colvin, Fortune

5:00 PM
One on One

The latest from eBay on business, sustainability, data centers and employee engagement.
Panelist: John Donahoe, President and CEO, eBay
Moderator: Adam Lashinsky, Senior Editor-at-Large and Co-chair, Brainstorm TECH, Fortune 

5:15 PM
One on One

The creator of the iPod and the Nest Learning Thermostat talks about his latest invention and why product design is key to bringing focus to environmental issues.
Panelist: Tony Fadell, Founder and CEO, Nest
Moderator: Jennifer Reingold, Senior Editor, Fortune

5:30 PM
Town Hall

Reflections from the CEO of the world’s largest Consumer Packaged Goods company.
Speaker: Bob McDonald, Chairman, President, and CEO, The Procter & Gamble Company
Introduction: Andy Serwer, Managing Editor, Fortune

6:15 PM

Sponsored by Deloitte

7:15 PM
Dinner and Conversation

Mark Tercek talks about valuing nature, and his new book, Nature’s Fortune, about how environmentalists should think about nuclear power and GMOs, and about whether Wall Street can become a friend of the earth.
Panelist: Mark Tercek, President and CEO, The Nature Conservancy
Moderator: Marc Gunther, Fortune 

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

6:00 AM
Morning Run

Scott Jurek, Author, Eat & Run, Ultra distance runner extraordinaire  

7:45 AM

Cap ‘n Trade is Alive and Well
California passed its “Assembly Bill 32” law in 2006 that forced the state to reduce its greenhouse gas levels to 20% below its 1990 level of emissions by 2020. Since then, California has passed one of the nation’s most aggressive fuel emission standards, a renewable portfolio standard at 33% of total energy use, and the country’s first economy-wide cap and trade program. Six years into the implementation of AB 32, how is this law changing the business climate in California and will these changes influence the national debate?
Discussion Leaders:
Michael Picker, Senior Advisor, Renewable Energy Facilities, Office of Governor, State of California
Governor Bill Ritter, Director, Center for the New Energy Economy, Colorado State University
Dominic Vergine, Director of Sustainable Development, ARM
Andy Wirth, President and CEO, Squaw Valley Ski Holdings
Moderator: Tony Brunello, Executive Director, Green Technology Leadership Group

When Will Advanced Biofuels Get to Scale?
Algae, cellulosic ethanol, and other advanced biofuels always seem to be five years away. When will they become a meaningful source of low-carbon energy?
Presented by Shell
Discussion Leaders:
Fred Cannon, President and CEO, KiOR
Jim Collins, President, Industrial Biosciences, DuPont
Jennifer Holmgren, Chief Executive Officer, LanzaTech
CJ Warner, Chairman and CEO, Sapphire Energy
Jonathan Wolfson, Co-founder and CEO, Solazyme
Moderator: Marc Gunther, Fortune

Selling Sustainable Investments to Your CFO 
In proactive companies, many of the quick wins have already taken place. The next level of investment is generally larger, more strategic and has a slower payback–not always the first pick for the CFO in times of austerity. In this context, how do CSOs motivate and sell their strategic sustainability investments to their CFO?
Discussion Leaders:
Mark Hawkins, Executive Vice President and CFO, Autodesk
Rick Needham, Director,  Energy and Sustainability Team, Google
Len Sauers, Vice President, Global Sustainability, The Procter & Gamble Co.
Kersti Strandqvist, Senior Vice President, Corporate Sustainability and Public Affairs, SCA
: Elizabeth Sturken, Managing Director, Corporate Partnerships, Environmental Defense Fund

So You Think You’re Efficient? Think Again.
You’d think markets would drive efficiency, but no. EDF’s Climate Corps has sent MBA students into companies and saved tens of millions of dollars. Here’s a look at how your company can dismantle the barriers to energy efficiency.
Discussion Leaders:
Hannah Choi Granade, President, USA, Advantix Systems
Elizabeth Turnbull Henry, Senior Manager,  Environmental Affairs, Adidas
Maciej Kranz, Vice President and General Manager, Connected Industries Group, Cisco
Sitar Mody, Senior Manager of Strategy, Climate Corps, Environmental Defense Fund
Scott Tew, Executive Director, Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability, Ingersoll Rand
Moderator: Joel Makower, Chairman and Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group

The Cleanweb: Is the Web the Most Powerful Clean Technology of Our Lifetime?
It’s not just the Smart Grid anymore. The revolutionary growth in mobile, social, sensors, processing power, big data analytics and other information technologies is creating exciting new business models and opening up powerful new channels for managing resources more efficiently across the way we live, work, and play. Where are the best opportunities emerging and where is this going?
Discussion Leaders:
Anand Babu, Director of Solutions Marketing, Opower
Rob Bernard, Chief Environmental Strategist, Microsoft
Lisa Gansky, Founder and Chief Instigator, Mesh Labs
Bill Weihl, Director of  Sustainability, Facebook
Nicholas Moore Eisenberger, Founding Partner, Pure Energy Partners

Build Your Green Dream House (or Office Building)
Presented by Panasonic
Buildings contribute significantly to greenhouse gas emissions. A new generation of architects, engineers, and contractors are creating new designs and cutting-edge building materials to make zero- or near-zero-energy structures an affordable reality for the masses.  Who’s leading the way in this emerging field, and what are the key green building technologies and techniques—from prefab design to smart glass to heating and cooling systems that “learn your behavior” —that make the most sense? What are the regulatory hurdles and the cost challenges?
Discussion Leaders:
Ann Hand, Chief Executive Officer, Project Frog
Bill Haney, Founder and President, Blu Homes
Dean Kamen, Founder and President, DEKA Research & Development Corporation
Rao Mulpuri, Chief Executive Officer, View
Todd Pedersen, Co-founder and CEO, Vivint
Moderator: Leigh Gallagher, Fortune

8:45 AM
Switch Break
9:00 AM
Welcome Back
9:05 AM
One on One

Green groups have been critical of the Overseas Private Investment Corp. (OPIC) for financing coal plants worldwide. OPIC stopped—and now critics say that the government agency is denying people in poor countries the affordable electricity they need. What is OPIC doing now?
Panelist: Elizabeth Littlefield, President and CEO, Overseas Private Investment Corp.
Moderator: Brian DumaineFortune 

9:15 AM
Smart Cities

For the first time in human history more than half the world’s population live in urban areas. One of the key challenges of this megatrend is how we approach and solve problems while changing our mindset. Innovative technologies offer smart solutions, which are vital for the sustainable development of cities. What are some of the latest and greatest innovations (design, technology, management) to make cities smarter and more sustainable, thereby enabling people and businesses to thrive?
Peter Calthorpe, Principal, Calthorpe Associates
Jay Carson, Chief Executive, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
Eric Spiegel, President and CEO, Siemens
Moderator: Leigh Gallagher, Fortune

9:45 AM
Challenge: Recycling

How do we double America’s recycling rate in five years?
Fared Adib, Senior Vice President, Product Development and Operations, Sprint
David Steiner, President and CEO, Waste Management
Moderator: Jennifer Reingold, Fortune

10:05 AM
Painting the Road Green

An innovative approach to greening the music industry.
Panelists: Adam Gardner, Director and Co-founder, REVERB
Christine Owens, Senior Vice President, Communications and Brand Management, UPS
Moderator: Natalie Allen, Anchor and Correspondent, CNN International

10:20 AM
10:50 AM
One on One

Why sustainably growing and managing the global food supply is important for food companies like General Mills.
Panelist: Kendall Powell, Chairman and CEO, General Mills
Moderator: Marc Gunther, Fortune 

11:05 AM

Ocean Health Index: A New Resource for Business
Speaker: Deb Zeyen, Senior Director Communications, Global Marine Division, Conservation International

11:15 AM
One on One

GM’s leader shares his perspective on the global auto industry, sustainable mobility and exciting new products in the pipeline.
Panelist: Daniel Akerson, Chairman and CEO, General Motors
Moderator: Geoff Colvin, Senior Editor-at-Large, Fortune

11:40 AM
Oil, Gas, and Renewables: Where Are We Headed?

The fracking gas boom continues to put pressure on wind, solar, and other renewables, not to mention coal. With gas prices extremely cheap, utilities are building more natural gas power plants than ever before. This expansion is making it hard for wind and solar, which are still more expensive than gas, to compete. What will it take for renewables to become more competitive?
David Crane, President and CEO, NRG Energy
David Hawkins, Director, Climate Programs, National Resources Defense Council
Andy Karsner, Executive Chairman and Founder, Manifest Energy
Marvin Odum, President, Shell Oil Co. and Director, Upstream Americas, Royal Dutch Shell
Moderator: Brian Dumaine, Fortune 

12:15 PM
Challenge: Solar Rooftops

How do we scale solar to be on 50% of the roofs in the U.S. by 2018?
Panelist: David Crane, President and CEO, NRG Energy
Moderator: Brian Dumaine, Fortune 

12:30 PM

The Future of Transportation
The global transportation industry is going through a dramatic transformation. With high oil prices and climate change concerns, governments and the private sector are working together to create new, sustainable transportation systems. How will the automobile adapt to a low-carbon world of 9 billion people? What are the opportunities to harness big data to link with mass transits systems? How will road, rail, air and water transportation adapt and integrate?
Chris Hostetter, Group Vice President, Strategic Planning, Toyota Motor Sales USA
Mark Norman, President, Zipcar
Kim Smith, Vice President, Environment, Health and Safety, The Boeing Co.
Joe Taylor, Chairman and CEO, Panasonic Corp. of North America
Scott Wicker, Vice President, Corporate Plant Engineering, and Chief Sustainability Officer, UPS
Moderator: Brian Dumaine, Fortune

1:45 PM

Brainstorm GREEN participants are challenged with solving 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.

Solar: How do we scale solar to be on 50% of the roofs in the US by 2018? 
Presented by Panasonic
Plummeting panel and balance-of-system costs are making solar electricity increasingly competitive with carbon-intensive alternatives. However, the overall pace of adoption in the U.S. is still slow. This working session will explore practical breakthroughs to installing solar on 50% of U.S. rooftops by 2015. Using rapid prototyping in small groups, participants will work together to find solutions and then participate in the identified actions to accelerate progress.
David Crane, President and CEO, NRG Energy
Ed Fenster, Co-founder, Sunrun
Andy Karsner, Executive Chairman and Founder, Manifest Energy
Danny Kennedy, Founder and President, Sungevity
Nat Kreamer, President and CEO, Clean Power Finance
Paul Nahi, Chief Executive Officer, Enphase Energy
Richard O’Day, Managing Director, Global Market Solutions Group, Credit Suisse
Billy Parish, Founder and President, Solar Mosaic
Naimish Patel, Chief Executive Officer, Gridco Systems
Laura Spanjian, Sustainability Director, City of Houston
Howard Wenger, President, Regions, SunPower Corp
Ray Wood, Managing Director, Head, U.S. Power and Renewables Group, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Facilitator: Jib Ellison, Founder and CEO, Blu Skye Consulting

Recycling: How do we double America’s recycling rate in five years?
Billions of dollars in materials are sent to U.S. landfills each year. Recovering this material provides value to the system, generates jobs, and reduces environmental impact; yet, recycling rates are largely stagnant. Companies talk about the importance of recycling, but there’s a dearth of significant innovation and action today. What is to be done? What unique role can business play to overcome these issues and drive higher rates? Together with industry leaders in the field, participants will surface pragmatic actions companies can take today to drive higher recycling rates.
Fared Adib, Senior Vice President, Product Development and Operations, Sprint
Kevin Anton, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, Alcoa
Jim Gowen, Vice President, Supply Chain Operations and Chief Sustainability Officer, Verizon
Jonathan Hsu, Chief Executive Officer, Recyclebank
Matt McKenna, President and CEO, Keep America Beautiful
Jeff Seabright, Vice President Environment and Water Resources, The Coca-Cola Company
Teri Shanahan, Vice President, Sustainability, International Paper
Suzanne Shelton, Chief Executive Officer, Shelton Group
Gary Sova, Senior Vice President, National Accounts, Republic Services
David Steiner, President and CEO, Waste Management
Jill Vaske, Vice President, Sales, Redemtech
Anthony Zolezzi, Operating Advisor, Pegasus Capital Advisors LP 
Facilitator: Erin Billman, Principal, Blu Skye Consulting

Ratings: How can standards and labels better measure and communicate the environmental impacts of our products? 
With more than 400 active eco-labels and a number of emerging sustainable product indices, this space is confusing for suppliers, retailers, and consumers. Pursuing these various labels is costly and duplicative and there are questions as to which systems really move the needle on reducing impacts. With the recent progress of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, The Sustainability Consortium, and others, is there an opportunity to collaborate to improve our overall approach, better addressing the needs of key stakeholders?
Sara Greenstein, President, UL Environment, Underwriters Laboratories
Chris Harrington, Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Toshiba America Information Systems
Kate Heiny, Senior Group Manager of Sustainability, Target
Kara Hurst, Chief Executive Officer, The Sustainability Consortium
Hannah Jones, Vice President, Sustainable Business and Innovation, Nike
Jason Kibbey, Executive Director, Sustainable Apparel Coalition
Dara O’Rourke, Co-founder and Chief Sustainability Officer, GoodGuide
Jeff Rice, Senior Director, Sustainability, Walmart
FacilitatorMichael Ellis, Partner, Cleantech Group/Green Order

Protein: How do we sustainably produce enough protein to feed the world?
Presented by Shell
While demand for meat is rising, producing animal proteins requires enormous amounts of water, grain, and energy. Meantime, the supply of wild fish is limited. Can aquaculture fill the gap? What about plant-based proteins?
Ethan Brown, Founder and CEO, Beyond Meat
Jim Howell, Chief Executive Officer, Grasslands
Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder and CEO, Practically Green
Scott Jurek, Author, Eat & Run
Scott Nichols, Director, Verlasso
Josh Tetrick, Chief Executive Officer, Hampton Creek Foods
Kirsten Saenz Tobey, Founder and Chief Impact Officer, Revolution Foods
Dennis Treacy, Executive Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, Smithfield Foods
Facilitator: Aron Cramer, President and CEO, Business for Social Responsibility

3:10 PM
Switch Break
3:25 PM
How Sustainability Drives Innovation

Efficiency is fine, but breakthroughs come when a drive to become more sustainable helps create new products or services. Old carpet becomes input for new. A consumer electronics giant uses its engineering know-how to move into electric-car batteries, solar power and the design of smart cities. And a disruptive home care company reinvents soap bottles and laundry detergent.
Vance Bell, Chairman and CEO, Shaw Industries, a Berkshire Hathaway Co.
Adam Lowry, Founder and Chief Greenskeeper, Method
Joe Taylor, Chairman and CEO, Panasonic Corporation of North America
Moderator: Natalie Allen, CNN International

3:55 PM

Cleaning up the Global Supply Chain
Speaker: Linda Greer, Director, Health and Environment Program, Natural Resources Defense Council

4:05 PM
Investors: Friend or Foe of Sustainability?

Wall Street says all the right things about sustainability, but continues to finance coal mines and oil-and-gas exploration. Will big banks and institutional investors continue to ignore environmental risk? Or can they become a force for change?
David Blood, Co-founder and Senior  Partner, Generation Investment Management
Abby Joseph Cohen, President, Global Markets Institute, and Senior Investment Strategist, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Tom Steyer, Co-founding Director, Next Generation 
Moderator: Adam Lashinsky, Fortune 

4:40 PM
Conservacion Patagonica

Twenty years ago, Kris and Doug Tompkins branched away from highly successful business careers to start investing in conservation in Patagonia. During this time, they have managed to provide permanent protection to more than 2 million acres of land, including the creation of the future Patagonia National Park.
Rick Ridgeway, Vice President, Environmental Initiatives, Patagonia; Founder, Sustainable Apparel Coalition
Introduction: Jib Ellison, Chief Executive Officer, BluSkye

5:00 PM
6:15 PM
7:00 PM
Chefs’ Dinner and Entertainment

A signature of Brainstorm GREEN is the organic perfect-pairings dinner. Chefs who specialize in menus using organic and sustainable produce from local farms have been selected to present a signature tasting dish. Each menu will be paired with estate wines specially selected from Biodynamic® wineries. Come meet the chefs at an evening designed around simply good food and conversation.

Chef Adam Cooke, Executive Chef, Paws Up Resort
Chef William Dissen, Executive Chef and Owner, The Market Place
Chef James Distefano, Executive Pastry Chef, Rouge Tomate
Chef Brandi Edinger, Pastry Chef, Equinox
Chef Gayle Pirie and Chef John Clark, Chef/Co-owners, Foreign Cinema
Chef Eric Skokan, Executive Chef/Owner/Farmer, Black Cat Farm-Table-Bistro, Boulder
Chef Chris Weber, Chef, The Herbfarm

Musical Performance

Ty Dennis, Drummer, Manzarek Krieger Band
Lita Ford, Singer, The Runaways
Richie Furay, Guitarist, Buffalo Springfield and Poco
Adam Gardner, Guitarist and Singer, Guster
Billy Sheehan, Bassist, Mr. Big

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

7:45 AM
Breakfast Roundtables

Sustainable Supply Chains: Chocolate, Coffee, and Tea
Imagine a world without coffee, chocolate, or tea. No, don’t! But know that climate change, political instability, and child labor all threaten the reliability and affordability of these agricultural commodities. Leading companies explain how they are guarding against supply-chain shocks.
Discussion Leader:
Jonathan Atwood, Vice President, Sustainable Living and Corporate Communications, Unilever
Kelly Goodejohn, Director of Ethical Sourcing, Starbucks
Kevin Rabinovitch, Director of Global Sustainability, Mars
Moderator: Marc Gunther, Fortune

Can Technology Solve Water Scarcity?
Presented By Shell
Water scarcity is becoming a problem, and not just in poor countries. Can new technologies help with water efficiency, recycling and reuse, desalination, and drought-resistant plants?
Discussion Leaders:
Sanjay Bhatnagar, Chief Executive Officer, Water Health International
Kim Marotta, Director of Sustainability, MillerCoors
Emma Stewart, Head of Sustainability Solutions, Autodesk
Emilio Tenuta, Vice President of Corporate Sustainability, Ecolab
Moderator: Will Sarni, Director and Practice Leader, Enterprise Water Strategy, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change, Deloitte Consulting

Big Data Meets Big Ideas
Presented by Panasonic
The action in clean technology has moved from VCs to R&D operations inside corporate, university, and government labs. Many are working at the intersection of Big Data, sensing networks, and sophisticated analytics to bring radical efficiency to buildings, vehicles, and infrastructure. Who is developing the next-next thing to enable sustainability solutions?
Discussion Leaders:
Steve Kiser, Senior Analyst, United States Pacific Command
Nate Lewis, George L. Argyros Professor of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology
Paul Rogers, Chief Development Officer, Software and Service Applications, GE
Yom-Tov Samia, President and CEO, IC Green Energy
Robert Shelton, Managing Director and Lead for Innovation, PwC; Co-author, Making Innovation Work
Moderator: Joel Makower, Chairman and Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group

Where Are Investors Placing Their Bets, and Why?
What are and will be the hot areas for investors targeting sustainable solutions?
Discussion Leaders:
Peter Hébert, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Lux Capital
Scott Jacobs, Co-founder and Managing Director, EFW Partners
Samir Kaul,
General Partner, Khosla Ventures
Ravi Viswanathan, General Partner, New Enterprise Associates
Moderator: Andrew Shapiro, Founder and Partner, Broadscale Group

Are Big Banks Green, or Brown, or Both?
They all have chief sustainability officers. Do these CSOs have any power? What can they do? What can’t they do?
Discussion Leaders:
John Anda, SOM Adjunct Professor, Yale University
Matthew Arnold, Managing Director, Global Head of Environmental Affairs, JPMorgan Chase
Andrew Aulisi, Director, Sustainability Affairs, Credit Suisse
Amanda Starbuck, Director, Energy Finance Program, Rainforest Action Network
Moderator: Brian O’Keefe, Assistant Managing Editor, Fortune  

8:45 AM
Switch Break
9:00 AM
Welcome and Solutions Sessions Report Back

Erin Billman, Principal, Blu Skye
Aron Cramer,
President and CEO, Business for Social Responsibility
Michael Ellis,
Partner, Cleantech Group/Green Order
Jib Ellison
, Founder and CEO, Blu Skye
Moderator: Marc Gunther, Fortune

9:15 AM

Speaker: Teresa Law, Chief Financial Officer, Mountain Hazelnuts Group

9:20 AM
Great Green Ideas

Startups give their elevator pitch to a panel of notable VCs, who evaluate each contestant. The winner? The company that gets the most audience votes for being the best idea and the most attractive investment.
Priyanka Bakaya, Founder and CEO, PK Clean
Ethan Brown, Founder and CEO, Beyond Meat
Paul Lightfoot, Chief Executive Officer, BrightFarms
Steve Miller, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, SurePure
Andy Ruben, Co-founder, Yerdle
Samir Kaul, General Partner, Khosla Ventures
Dhiraj Malkani, Partner, RockPort Capital Partners
Patricia Splinter, COO and Managing Director, VantagePoint Capital Partners
Moderator: Leigh Gallagher, Fortune

10:00 AM
Special Session

Design and innovation as catalysts for sustainability impact.
Dean Kamen, Founder and President, DEKA Research & Development Corp.
Bea Perez, Chief Sustainability Officer, The Coca-Cola Company, Musician, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
Moderator: Andy Serwer, Fortune 

10:30 AM