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Ceres Conference 2013

In May 2013, nearly 600 business leaders, investors, environmentalists and policy-makers gathered at Ceres' annual conference in San Francisco, CA to accelerate the transition to a sustainable economy.

Igniting Innovation. Scaling Sustainability.

In May 2013, nearly 600 business leaders, investors, environmentalists and policy-makers gathered at the Fairmont Sanfrancisco for Ceres' annual conference to accelerate the transition to a sustainable economy.

Conference Highlights

During the two day conference, we interviewed sustainability leaders from companies, investment firms and non-profit organizations about the sustainability issues they are facing and how they are responding. View the videos in the playlist below or view on youtube.

Program Highlights

Dan Hesse, CEO of Sprint kicked off the conference talking about how his personal story helped shape Sprint's sustainability journey. Watch his presentation in the video below.

Ceres Conference 2013 - Dan Hesse, Sprint from Ceres on Vimeo.

David Blood, Jack Ehnes and Bill Mckibben had a lively conversation about the different investor strategies for transitioning to a low-carbon economy. Watch the conversation in the video below.

Investment Strategies for a Low-Carbon Future from Ceres on Vimeo.

Panelists from Molson Coors, The Pacific Institute and the California Water Foundation discussed how global challenges like climate change, population growth and increasing energy demand are threatening fresh water supplies -- particularly in the American West -- and how companies and investors can and should respond to help conserve this essential resource. Watch the presentation below.

Ceres 2013 Squeezing a Stone from Ceres on Vimeo.

Attendees also got a sneak peek of the upcoming Showtime series on climate change Years of Living Dangerously. This first-of-its-kind series is a collaboration between some of Hollywood’s biggest actors and producers, along with the country’s leading news journalists, who will report on first-person accounts of those affected by, and seeking solutions to the climate crisis.

Watch all of the main plenary sessions, keynotes and speeches from the Ceres Conference 2012 here.

Joan Bavaria Award

Phil Angelides has been awarded the fifth-annual Joan Bavaria Award for Building Sustainability into the Capital Markets. The announcement was made the first day of the annual Ceres Conference at The Fairmont in San Francisco, CA.

Angelides is currently President of Riverview Capital Investments, a real estate investment firm which focuses on clean energy projects and sustainable urban development. From 1999 to 2007, he served as California’s State Treasurer. During his eight years in elected office, Angelides called for a renewed push in shareholder activism and launched the Green Wave Initiative, encouraging investment in green technologies and urging companies to address the financial risks of climate change and reduce their energy consumption.

Watch the award ceremony below.

Phil Angelides, former California State Treasurer wins the 2013 Joan Bavaria Award from Ceres on Vimeo.

Conference Photos

2013 Conference Sponsors

 

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Convening Sponsor

 

Welcome Sponsor

Welcome Sponsor

 





Lead Sponsors

Lead Sponsors

 

Leadership Circle

Leadership Circle

 

Bavaria Award Sponsor

Bavaria Award Sponsor (Trillium)

 

Supporting Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

 

Carbon Offset Sponsor

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Media Partners

Media Partners

2013 Participants
11th Hour Project
350.org
3BL Media
677QT
ACCA
Addison
AFl-CIO
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
AHC Group, Inc.
AIAG
Aiko
Allianz Global Investors
Allstate Insurance
American Electric Power
American Rivers
American Sustainable Business Council
Annie's
Apache
Aperio Group
Apple
Arabella Advisors
Arizona Public Service
As You Sow
Aveda Corporation
Avoided Deforestation Partners
Bank of America
Baxter Healthcare Corporation
Bay Area Climate Collaborative
Bayer Healthcare
Ben & Jerry's
Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative (BERC) Blog
Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative
Betsy and Jesse Fink Foundation
Better World Group
BlackROCK
Bloomberg LP
Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Blu Skye Consulting
BNA
Bonneville Power Administration
Booz Allen Hamilton
Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship
Boston Common Asset Management
Boston University SMG
Brand Cool
Breckinridge Capital Advisors
BrightSource Energy
British Consulate-General San Francisco
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.
Brown Forman Corporation
BrownFlynn
BSR
Building Energy
Burns & McDonnell
BWise
C&SS
CA Technologies
California Public Employee's Retirement Stystem
California State Controller
California State Teachers' Retirement System
California Water Foundation
California Women Innovators Network
Calvert Investments
Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
Carbon Tracker
Cater Communications
CCOF
Center for Resource Solutions
CGBD/Climate Funders
Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada
Chevron
Christian Brothers Investment Services
Chrysalix Energy
Circle of Blue
Citi
Clean Edge
ClearBridge Investments
Climate Central
Climate One
ClimateWorks Foundation
Coinstar, Inc.
Compton Foundation
Con Edison
Cone Communications
Conflict Risk Network
Consensus Building Institute
Consultant
Consumers Energy
Converse/Material Operations
Corporate Governance (CorpGov.net)
Corporate Reports Inc.
Covanta
CRedit360
Creelman Inc.
CSRwire
Davis Bateson
Deckers Outdoor Corporation
Dell, Inc.
Designing Sustainability
Dignity Health
DST Output
Duke Energy
eBay Inc
EILEEN FISHER
EIRIS
Electric Power Research Institute
Endesa Carbono
Energy Foundation
Entergy
Environment & Energy Publishing, LLC
Environmental Defense Fund
Environmental Entrepreneurs
Equitable Origin LLC
Ernst & Young
EverBlue
Everblue Training Institute
Exelon Corporation
First Affirmative Financial Network
FMC Corporation
Ford Motor Company
Future 500
Gap Inc.
GBMF
General Board of Pension United Methodist Church
General Mills
General Motors
Generation Investment Management
George Fox University
Glass Lewis
Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR)
Global Reporting Initiative
Goldman Sachs
Goodwin Procter
Google
Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation
Green America
Green Century Capital Management
Green-e Marketplace
GreenBalance Energy Marketing
GreenBiz Group
Greentech Media
Gulfstream Aerospace
Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC
Hess Corporation
Hewlett Foundation
Hitachi
Honeybee Capital
HP
Humanity United
IBM Corporation
IGCC AUstralia / New Zealand
Impact Infrastructure, LLC
Impax Assset Management
Independent Consultant
Inside Straight Strategies
Institute for Environmental Entrepreneurship
Institute for Sustainable Communities
Intel
Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility
International Finance Corporation
International Integrated Reporting Council
Intuit
Irbaris
IRRC Institute
JDK Consulting LLC
John Wiley & Sons
Johnson & Johnson
Jones Lang LaSalle
JPMorgan
KB Home
Keep America Beautiful
Ketchum
KKR
Kriss Investment Group LLC
Kuhn Associates Sustainability Advisors LLC
Legg Mason
LensArtist
Levi Strauss & Co.
Liz Muller & Partners
Lockheed Martin
M.J. Bradley & Associates, LLC
Mahindra Sanyo Special Steel Pvt. Ltd.
McDonald's Corporation
MDU Resources Group, Inc.
Mercer Investments
Mercy Investmetn Services
Methanex Corporation
Metropolis Strategies
Michigan State University
Microsoft Corporation
Mohawk Group
Molson Coors Brewing Company
Monsanto
Monterey Institute of International Studies
Morgan & Morgan, P.C.
Morgan Stanley
Mountain Association for Community Economic Development
MSCI
NAEM
Nancy Spencer
NASDAQ OMX
NativeEnergy
Natural Resources Defense Council
Nelson Capital Management
Nephila Advisors, LLC
Nestle Waters North America
Net Impact
Network for Business Sustainability
New Alchemy Energy Partners
New Belgium Brewing Company
New Conscious Capital
New Economics Institute
New York Power Authority
Nike, Inc.
North Face
Northrop Grumman
Novim/Environmental Capital Group
NRDC
NVIDIA
New York City Comptroller's Office
Old Crow Advisors
OneReport, Inc.
Oregon Governor's Office
Outdoor Industry Association
Oxfam America
Oxford Properties
Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Pacific Institute
Parnassus Investments
Partnership for Strong Communities
Pax World
PepsiCo
Perkins+Will
Petco
Piedmont Environmental Council
Port of Portland
Portico Benefit Services
Portland General Electric
Practically Green
Praxis Mutual Funds
Presbyterian Church (USA)
Princeton University
Prudential
Prudential Investment Management
PSEG
Qualcomm
Rainforest Action Network
RBC Wealth Management
RENACER
Renewable Choice Energy
Resolute Forest Products
Rexnord Industries
Ridgewood Energy
Riverview Capital Investments
RobecoSAM
Rockefeller & Co.
Rocky Mountain Institute
RS Group
RTI International
S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
San Francisco State University
Sarah Cleveland Consulting
Saunders Hotel Group
Sea Change Foundation
Sea Change Radio
Sedex
Seneca College
Sentinel Investments
Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Seventh Generation
Shell International
Shell Oil Company
Shift
Sierra Business Council
Sierra Club
Silicon Valley Leadership Group
Skoll Foundation
Smith Breeden Associates
Sodexo
Solazyme
SolEd Benefits Corp
Soundsolutions ATP Inc./Columbia University SEC
Southern California Gas Company
Southern Oregon University
Spectra Energy
Sprint
SRP
Stanford Management Company
Stanford Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy & Finance
Starbucks Coffee Company
State Street Corporation
State Street Global Advisors
Strategy International LLC
Suncor Energy
SustainAbility
Sustainability Accounting Board
Sustainability Advantage
Sustainability Roundtable, Inc.
SustainabiltyEye
Sustainable Apparel Coalition
Sustainable Business Strategies
Sustainable Concepts Studio
Sustainable Seattle
Sustainalytics
Swift Foundation
Swiss Public Broadcasting SRF
Swiss Re
Symantec
tall tree labs
TD Bank
TechTarget
Tellus Institute & Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR)
The Abernathy MacGregor Group
The Artemis Project
The Climate Reality Project
The Climate Registry
The Co-Operators Group Limited
The Coca-Cola Company
The Founding Family
The Gores Group
The Lemelson Foundation
The Motley Fool
The Nature Conservancy
The Pembina Institute
The Russell Family Foundation
The Sierra Club Foundation
The Walt Disney Company
The World Bank
The Years Project
TopTen USA
Toyota Motor North America
Toyota Motor Sales, Inc.
Trillium Asset Management
Triple Pundit I Four Twenty Seven
Tripos Software, Inc.
Trucost
Two Tomorrows
UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust
UBS
UBS Global Asset Management
UC Davis
Union of Concerned Scientists
Unitarian Universalist Association
United Airlines
United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment
University of Delaware
UPS
URS Corporation
Vancity Savings Credit Union
Vans
Video4Good
Vital Systems, Inc.
Volvo Group North America
Walden Asset Management
Walton Family Foundation
Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.
Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo Government & Community Relations
Wells Fargo Law Department
Western Clean Energy Campaign
Westport
Wisconsin Energy Corporation
World Resources Institute
WorleyParsons
Wrigley, subsidiary of Mars Inc.
WWF
WWF / Alliance for Water Stewardship
Xylem Inc.
Ygrene Energy Fund
Zik Energy Points Inc.

11th Hour Project350.org3BL Media677QTACCAAddisonAFl-CIOAgriculture and Agri-Food CanadaAHC Group, Inc.AIAGAikoAllianz Global InvestorsAllstate InsuranceAmerican Electric PowerAmerican RiversAmerican Sustainable Business CouncilAnnie'sApacheAperio GroupAppleArabella AdvisorsArizona Public ServiceAs You SowAveda CorporationAvoided Deforestation PartnersBank of AmericaBaxter Healthcare CorporationBay Area Climate CollaborativeBayer HealthcareBen & Jerry'sBerkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative (BERC) BlogBerkeley Energy and Resources CollaborativeBetsy and Jesse Fink FoundationBetter World GroupBlackROCKBloomberg LPBloomberg New Energy FinanceBlu Skye ConsultingBNABonneville Power AdministrationBooz Allen HamiltonBoston College Center for Corporate CitizenshipBoston Common Asset ManagementBoston University SMGBrand CoolBreckinridge Capital AdvisorsBrightSource EnergyBritish Consulate-General San FranciscoBroadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.Brown Forman CorporationBrownFlynnBSRBuilding EnergyBurns & McDonnellBWiseC&SSCA TechnologiesCalifornia Public Employee's Retirement StystemCalifornia State ControllerCalifornia State Teachers' Retirement SystemCalifornia Water FoundationCalifornia Women Innovators NetworkCalvert InvestmentsCanadian Association of Petroleum ProducersCarbon TrackerCater CommunicationsCCOFCenter for Resource SolutionsCGBD/Climate FundersChartered Professional Accountants of CanadaChevronChristian Brothers Investment ServicesChrysalix EnergyCircle of BlueCitiClean EdgeClearBridge InvestmentsClimate CentralClimate OneClimateWorks FoundationCoinstar, Inc.Compton FoundationCon EdisonCone CommunicationsConflict Risk NetworkConsensus Building InstituteConsultantConsumers EnergyConverse/Material OperationsCorporate Governance (CorpGov.net)Corporate Reports Inc.CovantaCRedit360Creelman Inc.CSRwireDavis BatesonDeckers Outdoor CorporationDell, Inc.Designing SustainabilityDignity HealthDST OutputDuke EnergyeBay IncEILEEN FISHEREIRISElectric Power Research InstituteEndesa CarbonoEnergy FoundationEntergyEnvironment & Energy Publishing, LLCEnvironmental Defense FundEnvironmental EntrepreneursEquitable Origin LLCErnst & YoungEverBlueEverblue Training InstituteExelon CorporationFirst Affirmative Financial NetworkFMC CorporationFord Motor CompanyFuture 500Gap Inc.GBMFGeneral Board of Pension United Methodist ChurchGeneral MillsGeneral MotorsGeneration Investment ManagementGeorge Fox UniversityGlass LewisGlobal Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR)Global Reporting InitiativeGoldman SachsGoodwin ProcterGoogleGordon & Betty Moore FoundationGreen AmericaGreen Century Capital ManagementGreen-e MarketplaceGreenBalance Energy MarketingGreenBiz GroupGreentech MediaGulfstream AerospaceGuy Carpenter & Company, LLCHess CorporationHewlett FoundationHitachiHoneybee CapitalHPHumanity UnitedIBM CorporationIGCC AUstralia / New ZealandImpact Infrastructure, LLCImpax Assset ManagementIndependent ConsultantInside Straight StrategiesInstitute for Environmental EntrepreneurshipInstitute for Sustainable CommunitiesIntelInterfaith Center on Corporate ResponsibilityInternational Finance CorporationInternational Integrated Reporting CouncilIntuitIrbarisIRRC InstituteJDK Consulting LLCJohn Wiley & SonsJohnson & JohnsonJones Lang LaSalleJPMorganKB HomeKeep America BeautifulKetchumKKRKriss Investment Group LLCKuhn Associates Sustainability Advisors LLCLegg MasonLensArtistLevi Strauss & Co.Liz Muller & PartnersLockheed MartinM.J. Bradley & Associates, LLCMahindra Sanyo Special Steel Pvt. Ltd.McDonald's CorporationMDU Resources Group, Inc.Mercer InvestmentsMercy Investmetn ServicesMethanex CorporationMetropolis StrategiesMichigan State UniversityMicrosoft CorporationMohawk GroupMolson Coors Brewing CompanyMonsantoMonterey Institute of International StudiesMorgan & Morgan, P.C.Morgan StanleyMountain Association for Community Economic DevelopmentMSCINAEMNancy SpencerNASDAQ OMXNativeEnergyNatural Resources Defense CouncilNelson Capital ManagementNephila Advisors, LLCNestle Waters North AmericaNet ImpactNetwork for Business SustainabilityNew Alchemy Energy PartnersNew Belgium Brewing CompanyNew Conscious CapitalNew Economics InstituteNew York Power AuthorityNike, Inc.North FaceNorthrop GrummanNovim/Environmental Capital GroupNRDCNVIDIANew York City Comptroller's OfficeOld Crow AdvisorsOneReport, Inc.Oregon Governor's OfficeOutdoor Industry AssociationOxfam AmericaOxford PropertiesPacific Gas & Electric CompanyPacific InstituteParnassus InvestmentsPartnership for Strong CommunitiesPax WorldPepsiCoPerkins+WillPetcoPiedmont Environmental CouncilPort of PortlandPortico Benefit ServicesPortland General ElectricPractically GreenPraxis Mutual FundsPresbyterian Church (USA)Princeton UniversityPrudentialPrudential Investment ManagementPSEGQualcommRainforest Action NetworkRBC Wealth ManagementRENACERRenewable Choice EnergyResolute Forest ProductsRexnord IndustriesRidgewood EnergyRiverview Capital InvestmentsRobecoSAMRockefeller & Co.Rocky Mountain InstituteRS GroupRTI InternationalS.D. Bechtel, Jr. FoundationSan Francisco State UniversitySarah Cleveland ConsultingSaunders Hotel GroupSea Change FoundationSea Change RadioSedexSeneca CollegeSentinel InvestmentsService Employees International Union (SEIU)Seventh GenerationShell InternationalShell Oil CompanyShiftSierra Business CouncilSierra ClubSilicon Valley Leadership GroupSkoll FoundationSmith Breeden AssociatesSodexoSolazymeSolEd Benefits CorpSoundsolutions ATP Inc./Columbia University SECSouthern California Gas CompanySouthern Oregon UniversitySpectra EnergySprintSRPStanford Management CompanyStanford Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy & FinanceStarbucks Coffee CompanyState Street CorporationState Street Global AdvisorsStrategy International LLCSuncor EnergySustainAbilitySustainability Accounting BoardSustainability AdvantageSustainability Roundtable, Inc.SustainabiltyEyeSustainable Apparel CoalitionSustainable Business StrategiesSustainable Concepts StudioSustainable SeattleSustainalyticsSwift FoundationSwiss Public Broadcasting SRFSwiss ReSymantectall tree labsTD BankTechTargetTellus Institute & Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR)The Abernathy MacGregor GroupThe Artemis ProjectThe Climate Reality ProjectThe Climate RegistryThe Co-Operators Group LimitedThe Coca-Cola CompanyThe Founding FamilyThe Gores GroupThe Lemelson FoundationThe Motley FoolThe Nature ConservancyThe Pembina InstituteThe Russell Family FoundationThe Sierra Club FoundationThe Walt Disney CompanyThe World BankThe Years ProjectTopTen USAToyota Motor North AmericaToyota Motor Sales, Inc.Trillium Asset ManagementTriple Pundit I Four Twenty SevenTripos Software, Inc.TrucostTwo TomorrowsUAW Retiree Medical Benefits TrustUBSUBS Global Asset ManagementUC DavisUnion of Concerned ScientistsUnitarian Universalist AssociationUnited AirlinesUnited Nations-backed Principles for Responsible InvestmentUniversity of DelawareUPSURS CorporationVancity Savings Credit UnionVansVideo4GoodVital Systems, Inc.Volvo Group North AmericaWalden Asset ManagementWalton Family FoundationWarner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.Wells FargoWells Fargo Government & Community RelationsWells Fargo Law DepartmentWestern Clean Energy CampaignWestportWisconsin Energy CorporationWorld Resources InstituteWorleyParsonsWrigley, subsidiary of Mars Inc.WWFWWF / Alliance for Water StewardshipXylem Inc.Ygrene Energy FundZik Energy Points Inc.