Anne Stausboll, Ceres Board Co-Chair and CEO of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) opens the Ceres Conference 2013 in San Francisco, CA with updates and announcements about Ceres and its networks of companies, investors and NGOs working to find sustainable solutions to today's most pressing social, environmental and governance issues.
Phil Angelides has been awarded the fifth-annual Joan Bavaria Award for Building Sustainability into the Capital Markets. The announcement was made today, the first day of the annual Ceres Conference, which is running May 1-2 at The Fairmont in San Francisco, CA. Learn more about the Bavaria Award by visiting http://www.ceres.org/bavariaaward
Global challenges like climate change, population growth and increasing energy demand are colliding and threatening our most important natural resource—water. In the American West, it backstops the nation's food system, powers the region's electrical grid and provides drinking water. But for how long? As the region's population swells and climate change impacts worsen, ensuring ample water for food, energy and other human needs is in serious doubt. Learn how these competing priorities are clashing - and being managed - in the Colorado River Basin and what broader lessons can be learned by the business community. Hear how leading companies and investors are protecting themselves and building solutions to global water challenges.
Michael Glade, Senior Director, Water Resources and Real Estate, Molson Coors
Peter Gleick, President and Co-founder, Pacific Institute
Lester Snow, Executive Director, California Water Foundation
Sharlene Leurig, Senior Manager, Insurance and Water Programs, Ceres (moderator)
Sprint CEO Dan Hesse kicks off the Ceres Conference 2013 with a keynote address followed by a casual conversation with Sally Osberg of The Skoll Foundation. Listen as Dan tells Sally about his personal inspirations that had a profound influence on his leadership at the telecommunications giant.
Ceres President Mindy Lubber gives her annual 'State of Ceres' address on the second day of the Ceres Conference, updating attendees on the progress we've made over the past year toward building a sustainable global economy.