EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson talks to companies, investors and public advocacy leaders about their role in ensuring cleaner air and water in the future and how Ceres has played an important role in helping shape and support policy that can lead to a clean energy future.
Jeremy Rifkin, author and president at the Foundation on Economic Trends delivered an insightful talk about our economic and environmental future and what he calls, the Third Industrial Revolution. Rifkin spoke at the annual Ceres Conference held April 25-26 in Boston, MA.
In the current context of economic volatility, population growth and increasing demands on natural resources, companies and investors recognize that addressing sustainability is the imperative for long-term success. 21st Century companies will drive sustainability from the board room to the copy room and through their supply chains, meeting expectations laid out in the Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability. This plenary discussion from the Ceres Conference 2012 in Boston, brings together leading business, investor and academic thought leaders who have successfully integrated sustainability into their analysis and business practices to get results. It is time to accelerate the actions of our individual organizations and to collaborate with other businesses, investors and stakeholders. The business case for sustainability is clear.
Robert Eccles, Professor, Harvard Business School (moderator)
Margaret Foran, Chief Governance Officer, Vice President, Corporate Secretary, Prudential
Sarbjit Nahal, Head of ESG, SRI & Sustainability Research, BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research
Anne Simpson, Senior Portfolio Manager, Investments, Head of Corporate Governance, California Public Employees’ Retirement System
Sustainalytics CEO Michael Jantzi introduces Ceres Conference 2012 participants to a new Ceres/Sustainalytics report, "The Road to 2020: Corporate Progress on the Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability." The report assesses how U.S. businesses are progressing on sustainability and uses as a framework, "The 21st Century Corporation: The Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability", a guide for integrating sustainability across a company’s entire enterprise. Specifically, it evaluates where 600 large publicly traded companies stand on sustainability issues in terms of governance, stakeholder engagement, disclosure and performance.
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, Executive Director of Green for All, greets the Ceres Conference crowd with a message of clean energy jobs across America. She is joined by Ceres Board member and Executive Director of Green America, Alisa Gravitz.
Video footage of the Ceres Conference 2012 featuring Jeremy Rifkin, Green for All's Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson and more. The Ceres Conference 2012 was held April 25-26 in Boston, MA.