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The Enhanced LABC Virtual Sustainability Summit

September 21, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - September 22, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

The LABC is proud to present the new Virtual Two-Day 14th Annual Sustainability Summit with our partners the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and the Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy.



Monday, September 21 | 3:30 – 6: 15 PM

Congressional Keynote

Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester


National Security Keynote

Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall

Distinguished Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology; Former Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy


Moving Toward 100% Renewable Energy & Resource Adequacy

Moderator: Sammy RothEnergy ReporterLA Times 

Martin L. Adams, General Manager & Chief Engineer, LADWP

Marybel BatjerPresident, California Public Utilities Commission

Tom ButtgenbachPresident & CEO, 8minute Solar Energy

Michael GarlandCEO, Pattern Energy

Carla Peterman, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Regulatory Affairs, Southern California Edison


Spotlight Session

RA McDonough, Managing Director & Head of Energy, West Region & LA, Investment Bank, JPMorgan Chase

Monday, September 21 | 3:30 – 6: 15 PM


Tuesday, September 22 | 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Accelerating Just, Equitable Climate Goals

Moderator: Michael NorthropProgram Director, Sustainable Development, Rockefeller Brothers Fund

The Honorable Kevin De LeonCouncilmember-elect, Los Angeles City Council

Kate GordonDirector, Office of Planning and Research & Senior Policy Advisor, Climate Change, Office of Governor Gavin Newsom

Dr. Manuel Pastor, Director, Program for Environmental and Regional Equity, USC

The Honorable Fran PavleyFormer California State SenatorEnvironmental Policy Director, Schwarzenegger Institute


Fireside Chat:

Educating the Future Workforce to Achieve a Sustainable, Equitable Region

Moderator: Dr. Daniel A. MazmanianProfessor, USC Price School of Public Policy

Carol FoltPresident, University of Southern California

The Honorable Eric GarcettiMayor, City of Los Angeles


Business Keynote

Congressman Tony Cardenas 

Emile Haddad, Chairman and CEO, FivePoint

Kevin Payne, President & CEO, Southern California Edison


The Buildings of Tomorrow

Moderator: Lauren Faber O’Connor, Chief Sustainability Officer, Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti 

David Hochschild, Chair, California Energy Commission

Zafer SahinogluVice President, Business Innovation, Mitsubishi Electric US Inc.

Reed McMains, Vice President & General Manager, Turner Construction Company

Jason BarrettVice President, GAF Energy


Fireside Chat

Moderator: Mary Leslie, President, LABC

Congressman Alan Lowenthal

Wade CrowfootSecretary, California Natural Resources Agency


Providing Clean, Affordable Water for Californians

Moderator: David Nahai, President, David Nahai Companies

The Honorable Henry SternSenator, State of California

Gil CrozesPartner, Carollo Engineers

Gloria GrayBoard Chair, Metropolitan Water District

Judith Ibarra-BianchettaVice President, Tetra Tech

Enrique C. Zaldivar, P.E., Director and General Manager, LA Sanitation & Environment


Transportation Keynote

Kevin Payne, President & CEO, Southern California Edison


The Future of Clean Transportation

Moderator: Pete HollandExecutive Vice President & Regional Executive, AECOM

Mary NicholsChair, California Air Resources Board

Genevieve GiulianoDirector, METRANS Transportation Center, USC  

David KimSecretary, California State Transportation Agency

James De La Loza, Chief Planning Officer, LA Metro

Matt PetersenPresident & CEO, LA Cleantech Incubator


Closing Keynote

Congressman Tony Cardenas


September 21, 2020 @ 3:30 pm
September 22, 2020 @ 4:00 pm