Water & Long-Term Value

OCTOBER 24 – 25, 2017
FORT MASON CENTER
2 MARINA BOULEVARD
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

AGENDA

The Skytop Strategies team is dedicated to crafting thought provoking
agendas that are diverse, not only in areas of thought and experience,
but in the broad range of attending speakers.

Time Agenda Day 1
8:00-8:30 AM Registration & Networking Breakfast
8:30-8:35 Welcome Remarks
Bradley A. Moody, Chief of Staff, Skytop Strategies
8:35-9:05 Opening Presentation
Water Security: The Defining Issue of the 21st Century
Presenter:

Jason Morrison, President, Pacific Institute and Head, UN Global Compact CEO Water Mandate
9:05-9:45 Panel Discussion
Policy Outlook on Water: 2017 and Beyond
Moderator:

Kirsten James, Director, California Policy, Ceres Inc.
Panelists:
Heather Cooley, Director, Water Program, Pacific Institute
Lisa Hook, Sustainable Innovation Manager, Women + Water, Gap Inc.
Jason Morrison, President, Pacific Institute, and Head, UN Global Compact CEO Water Mandate
9:45-10:25 Panel Discussion
The Integration of Centralized and Decentralized Water System Approaches
Moderator:

Michael George, Delta Watermaster, State Water Resources Control Board, California
Panelists:
Zach Gallagher, Executive Vice President, Natural Systems Utilities
Darrin Polhemus, Deputy Director, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, California
John Scarpulla, Government and Public Affairs Manager, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
10:25-10:45 Networking Break
10:45-11:25 Presentation
Prudential Water Stewardship: Hedging Against Global Water Risk
Presenter:

Bruce Marlow, Executive Board Member, WaterFX
11:25-12:05 PM Panel Discussion
Analyzing Water Risk: How to Meaningfully Report on Water Strategies
Moderator:

Kirsten Spalding, Director, Investor Program, Ceres Inc.
Panelists:
Matthew Coleman, Portfolio Analyst, Nephila Advisors
Christina Copeland, Manager, Water, CDP
Beth Williamson, ESG Analyst, Trillium Asset Management
Dan Zilnik, President, Oil & Gas Sustainability Ltd.
12:05-1:05 Networking Luncheon
1:05-1:45 Panel Discussion
Investor Tools and Indexes: Benchmarking a Company’s Performance in Water Management
Moderator:

Nelson Switzer, Chief Sustainability Officer, Nestlé Waters North America
Panelists:
Cyrus Lotfipour, Vice President, ESG Research, MSCI Inc.
Henrik Cotran, Sector Analyst, Industrials & Renewable Resources, SASB
Chad Spitler, Chief Operating Officer & Head of Sustainable Business Practices, CamberView Partners
1:45-2:05 Interview
Corporate Water Strategies: Enabling Growth Through Smart Water Management
Interviewer:

Jason Morrison, President, Pacific Institute and Head, UN Global Compact CEO Water Mandate
Interviewee:
Emilio Tenuta, Vice President, Corporate Sustainability, EcoLab
2:05-2:45 Next Generation Water Management: How to Modernize Outdated Approaches to Stewardship
Moderator:

Sarah Evans, Founder and CEO, Well Aware
Panelists:
Patrick Atwater, CaDC Project Manager, ARGO
Matthew Howard, Vice President, Alliance for Water Stewardship, The Water Council
Forrest Melton, Senior Research Scientist, NASA Ames Research Center
Alisa Valderrama, Senior Policy Analyst, Water Program, NRDC
2:45-3:00 Networking Break
3:00-4:00 Concurrent Breakout Sessions Begin
Concurrent Breakout Session 1
Dual Value in Water: High stakes for Companies and Their Investors
Facilitator:

Sarah Evans, Founder and CEO, Well Aware
Concurrent Breakout Session 2
The Cost of Decentralization: Putting a Price Tag on On Site Water Reuse
Facilitator:

Zach Gallagher, Executive Vice President, Natural Systems Utilities
4:00-4:40 Concurrent Breakout Session Findings Panel
Moderator:

Margot Kenney, Principal, RE:Public Good
Panelists:
Sarah Evans, Founder and CEO, Well Aware
Zach Gallagher, Executive Vice President, Natural Systems Utilities
4:40 Conference Adjourns, Networking Reception Begins
Time Agenda Day 2
8:00-8:30 AM Registration & Networking Breakfast
8:30-9:00 Opening Presentation
Abundance: Impact and Value Beyond Water Stewardship
Presenter:

William Sarni, Water Strategy and Technology Advisor, Water Foundry, LLC
9:00-9:40 From Plan to Action: Implementing Robust and Comprehensive Water Plans
Moderator:

Emilio Tenuta, Vice President, Corporate Sustainability, EcoLab
Panelists:
Todd Brady, Director, Global Public Affairs and Sustainability, Intel Corporation
Jon Radtke, North America Water Sustainability Program Director, Coca-Cola
Nelson Switzer, Chief Sustainability Officer, Nestlé Waters North America
9:40-10:20 The Emergence of Integrating Water Sustainability into Business Strategy: Moving Toward a New Standard for Industry
Moderator:

Kellen Klein, Sr. Manager, Stakeholder Engagement, Future 500
Panelists:
Lindsay Bass, Manager, Corporate Water Stewardship, World Wildlife Fund
Jeff Hanratty, Applied Sustainability Manager, Global Sustainability, General Mills
10:20-10:50 Networking Break
10:50-11:30 Discussion
The Crucial Role of the Board: Conceptualizing a Company-Wide Water Policy
Discussants:

Christina Copeland, Manager, Water, CDP
Dan Zilnik, President, Oil & Gas Sustainability Ltd.
11:30 Day 2 Wrap-up; Program Adjourns

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