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Global Opportunity Panel: San Francisco 29 May, 2015

The Global Opportunity Panel in San Francisco on May 29th 2015 gathered 25 innovative and creative people for a fast-paced 4-hour workshop.

The starting point for the discussion was five specific global risks:

These risk represent a pressure on societies to start wide ranging changes in many areas from the way we transport ourselves to the diets we eat. The panel provided insights and inspiration on how we can design these changes wisely creating opportunities for long term benefits for society and business both.

The material produced at the workshop is part of the basis of the Global Opportunity Report 2016.

The panel took place May 29, 2015, from 9.00 am – 1.00 pm at Hotel Marriott Marquis. (Google map)


The San Francisco Panel participants

The participants are selected on the basis of their background, their work with sustainability, and other relevant areas. They are mixed across the public, private, and non-governmental sector, as this is the way we believe we create synergy and sustainable solutions.

Name Position Organisation
John Masiello Director and Business Development Manager DNV GL Energy USA
Jordan Daniels Senior Consultant, Building Advisory & Certification Services DNV GL Energy USA
Natasha D’Silva Sustainability Consultant, North America DNV GL Business Assurance
Dave Knight Sustainability Director, North America DNV GL Business Assurance
Verity Chegar Vice President BlackRock
Matthew Schellenberg Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability Advisor Chevron Business and Real Estate Services
Kathrin Winkler Chief Sustainability Officer EMC2
Pallawi Sherikar Project Coordinator Campus Recycling UC Berkeley
Melissa Fifield Senior Director, Sustainable Innovation, Global Sustainability Gap Inc
Andrea Traber Head of Sustainability and Innovation Integral Group
Joyce Dickerson Global Datacenter Sustainability Google
Bruce Klafter Senior Director, Environmental, Health, & Safety Flextronics
Mark Herrema CEO Newlight Technologies
Rick Ridgeway Vice President of Environmental Affairs Patagonia
Eva Harris Professor of infectious diseases, president of the Sustainable Sciences Institute UC Berkeley
Lisa McNeilly Director of Sustainability Berkeley Sustainability
Faith Beaty Regional Manager, North America DNV GL Business Assurance
Kevin Hydes President & Chief Executive Officer Integral Group
Monti Aguirre Latin America Program Coordinator International Rivers – GEDIS SAC/Peru
Scott Edmondson Program Manager San Francisco Planning Department
John Jung CEO Greensmith Energy Management Systems
Gil Friend Sustainability Manager City of Palo Alto
Dr. Elizabeth Baca Senior Health Advisor CA Governor’s Office of Planning and Research
Loïc Comolli CEO NESsT
Alec Loorz Founder iMatter / Kids vs Global Warming

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