October 24-26

Huntington Beach, California

Breakout Sessions

Policy Engagement in Uncertain Times

October 25, 2017, 11:30 am-12:30 pm

With seismic shifts occurring in American, European, and other global politics in varying ways, companies are trying to navigate how to engage with policy in order to lead on sustainability issues at a time of profound change. From public opposition to government policies, both in the media and in courts, to quieter efforts in influence and collaboration, there seems to be a multitude of options, but no clear roadmap. This timely discourse will provide guidance for participants to help them make decisions about where and how they can engage in the policy arena, both as individual companies and in collaboration with partners, to raise the voice of business on the crucial sustainability challenges of our time.

Session Speakers

Althea Erickson

Althea Erickson

Head of Global Advocacy and Policy

Anne L. Kelly

Anne L. Kelly

Senior Director, Policy and BICEP Network

Bruno Sarda

Bruno Sarda

Vice President, Sustainability
NRG Energy

Eric Olson

Eric Olson

Senior Vice President

Additional confirmed speakers will be published later this summer. Please check back for updates.

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