October 24-26

Huntington Beach, California

Breakout Sessions

The Just Transition

October 25, 2017, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Companies need to be agile to stay competitive in today’s fast-changing world. Whether adopting automation, shifting to clean energy, or managing their global footprint, companies frequently have to make substantial adjustments to the size, skills, and geographic location of their workforce. Yet these transitions frequently come at a high cost to workers and to small communities who are left behind, as they struggle to find a secure economic future when their jobs disappear. Join this conversation to learn about how business can lead a just transition process in partnership with labor, local governments, and nonprofits that both helps build a more prosperous future for workers and communities affected by the change and bolsters the viability of businesses going forward.

Session Speakers

Alyson Wise

Alyson Wise

Associate Director
The Rockefeller Foundation

Julie Gehrki

Julie Gehrki

Vice President, Programs
Walmart Foundation

Susan Winterberg

Susan Winterberg

Associate Director, Inclusive Economy

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

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