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Ceres Conference 2007

Highlights from the 2007 Ceres Conference including speakers, plenaries, workshops, participants and photos.

Advancing Sustainable Prosperity

This year's gathering was our largest yet, with more than 650 participants meeting in Boston to examine cutting-edge issues at the intersection of business strategy, long-term shareholder value and environmental stewardship.

Keynotes and Speakers

Bill McKibben 2007Bill McKibben spoke about the sheer magnitude of our responsibility to the next generation and the hope he carries in our ability to meet this challenge.

Exelon CEO John Rowe, National Grid CEO Cheryl LaFleur, Goldman Sach's Mark Tercek, and NRDC's Ashok Gupta participated in a fascinating panel on the possibility of achieving a low carbon future.

Jared Duval from the Sierra Student Coalition, Pete Griffin from thinkMTV, Paul Gorman from the National Religious Partnership for the Environment, and environmental journalist Simran Sethi shared their experiences in getting Americans mobilized around climate change.


Workshop 2007More than a dozen workshops explored climate and sustainability issues from corporate transparency on climate-related risks and opportunities to what investors and governments are doing to combat climate change.



2007 workshops included:

  • The Business Value of Sustainability: Armchair conversations with CEOs
  • The Naked Corporation: Transparency, sustainability, and the bottom line
  • Government Actions on Climate Change: State, national and international developments
  • The Collision Between Coal and Climate: Can efficiency and renewables save the day?