1. Levi Strauss & Co's CEO John Anderson announced new Terms of Engagement that aim to step up the commitments the company put intp place two decades ago. His keynote speech is followed by a candid conversation with Ceres' Andrea Moffat and Mr. Anderson talking about how Levi's is integrating sustainability into its business model.

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  2. Winners of the annual Ceres-ACCA Sustainability Reporting Awards are announced for the 2010 reporting year. Hear remarks from this year's winners including Anvil Knitwear's Caterina Conti, SAP's Peter Graf and NIKE's Hannah Jones.

    This year's awards are presented by Jack Ehnes, CEO, California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS); Director, Ceres.

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  3. The electric power sector is at a crossroads. Old, dirty power plants are being phased out. Natural gas is proliferating, but its green credentials are being questioned. The nuclear power industry is reeling from Japan’s ongoing catastrophe. And solar and wind are still fighting for share.

    What do these converging currents mean for America’s energy future? Is natural gas a bridge to a clean energy future, or are mounting environmental and safety concerns from hydraulic fracturing too great? What will it take to scale renewable energy, the smart grid and efficiency? Join our panel of energy experts for an exploration of these complex issues.

    Speakers Participating:
    Doug Arent, Executive Director, Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
    Dan Bakal, Director of Electric Power Programs, Ceres
    Steve Kline, Chief Sustainability Officer, PG&E
    Thomas Price Jr., Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Government Relations, Chesapeake Energy
    Sue Tierney, Managing Principal, Analysis Group (moderator)

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  4. China and the U.S. are both jockeying to lead the next mega Industrial Revolution - the clean energy global economy. While President Obama has vowed to make the U.S. "the world's leading exporter of renewable energy," China has quickly accelerated its efforts to become the dominant player in the green energy industry. What can we expect in the future? Can we expect collaboration - or conflict - as these two economic juggernauts navigate the transition from dirty to clean energy technologies in the US and abroad? Can they both be winners in the race to create a clean global economy?

    Speakers Include:

    Jon Krahulik, Global Head of Clean Technology Investment Banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

    Dr. Jiang Lin, Senior Vice President and Director of China Sustainable Energy Program, The Energy Foundation

    Liza Tucker, Senior Sustainability Editor, Marketplace Radio (moderator)

    Dr. Zhengrong Shi, CEO, Suntech

    (Video taken at the Ceres Conference 2011, held May 11-12 in Oakland, CA.)

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  5. Jim Woolsey, Venture Partner, Lux Capital Management; Chair, Foundation for Defense of Democracy; former Director of Central Intelligence under President Clinton gives a thought-provoking, imagined dialogue between John Muir, General George Patton and Mahatma Gandhi on the environmental, security and social motivations for America to break its oil habit and move to a more secure, clean energy future.

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Ceres Conference 2011: Igniting Innovation. Scaling Sustainability.


Watch keynote speeches and plenaries from the Ceres Conference 2011 held May 11-12 in Oakland, CA. For more information about Ceres and the conference, visit http://www.ceres.org/conferences.

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