2017 Silicon Valley Energy and Sustainability Summit

Silicon Valley Leadership Group








Peter Gleick Keynote
Water Corporate Sustainability Panel
Sponsored Networking Break



2016 was officially the warmest year on record, with temperatures almost 2 degrees Fahrenheit higher than the pre-industrial level. The year also brought change to Washington, with many uncertain or fearful of what is to come.

California has vowed to continue to lead on climate and environmental issues. And business has, in many ways, taken responsibility for advancing the sustainability agenda over the last decade. For example, recent surveys show 85% of executives believe climate change is real and more than 90% of CEOs believe that sustainability is important to a company’s profits.

What are companies doing to address sustainability? And given the uncertain and uneven policy and regulatory environment, what are their plans going forward?

Join Us!

Join us on May 25 at Oracle HQ for the 5th annual Silicon Valley Energy and Sustainability Summit (#ESS17) to explore how to employ the latest innovative technologies and practices to create lasting value and learn what leading businesses are doing to address the sustainability imperative.


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Keynote Speaker 

KDL-Portrait-High-ResCalifornia Senate President pro Tempore

Kevin de León 

“The Importance of California’s Leadership on Energy and Climate” 


Keynote Speaker  

Pershing(Photo Credit: International Institute for Sustainable Development}

Jonathan Pershing

“Everything’s Changed: Can We Still Meet
the Paris Climate Goals?”

Former U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change & lead U.S. Negotiator to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

Director of Hewlett Foundation’s Environment Program

Our partial list of confirmed speakers also includes: 

  • Emily Castor, Director of Transportation Policy, Lyft 
  • Lisa Edwards, EVP, Global Corporate Services, Salesforce
  • Sekita Grant, Environmental Equity Legal Counsel and ARB EJAC Committee Representative, The Greenlining Institute
  • Stefan Heck, CEO, NAUTO
  • Commissioner David Hochschild, California Energy Commission
  • Joan Kerr, Director, Supply Chain Responsibility, PG&E
  • Jerry Meek, Energy and Sustainability Manager, Genentech
  • Jan Pepper, CEO, Peninsula Clean Energy
  • Lauren Swezey, Sustainability and Community Outreach Manager, Facebook 

Panel Sessions Will Include: 

  • AVs, EVs, and GHGs: The Future of Mobility & Transportation
  • Women in Clean Energy & Sustainability: Challenges, Obstacles & Opportunities
  • What’s the Business Case for Procuring Clean Energy to Meet Ambitious Goals?
  • CA’s Climate Leadership: Can We Get This to Work Anywhere Else?
  • Your Power Your Choice: The Future of Retail Energy
  • Putting Your $ Where Your Mouth Is: The Latest on Sustainable Purchasing
  • Corporate Leadership on Climate and Clean Energy in a New Era 


  • Enterprise risk management
  • Business strategy
  • Legal/Government relations
  • Operations leadership
  • Quality management
  • Brand management
  • Facility and energy managers
  • Finance
  • Product strategy and design
  • Green teams
  • Business development
  • Design engineering
  • Marketing leadership
  • Human resources
  • Sustainability leadership


Select branding opportunities are still available for this event. For more information, please contact Mike Mielke at mmielke@svlg.org.


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Please direct questions regarding volunteer roles to Lauren Boyd at lboyd@svlg.org.

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