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
Christopher P. Skroupa, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, 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: The Latest on California’s Water Framework
Moderator:

Kirsten James, Director, California Policy, Ceres Inc.
Panelists:
9:45-10:25 Discussion
The Integration of Centralized and Decentralized Water System Approaches
Moderator:

Discussants:
Zach Gallagher, Executive Vice President, Natural Systems Utilities
Paula Kehoe, Director of Water Resources, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
10:25-10:55 Networking Break
10:55-11:35 Presentation
Prudential Water Stewardship: Hedging Against Global Water Risk
Presenter:

Bruce Marlow, Executive Board Member, WaterFX
11:35-12:05 PM 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.
12:05-12:45 Panel Discussion
Analyzing Water Risk: How to Meaningfully Report on Water Strategies
Moderator:

Kirsten Spalding, Director, Investor Program, Ceres Inc.
Panelists:
12:45-1:45 Networking Luncheon
1:45-2:35 Next Generation Water Management: How to Modernize Outdated Approaches to Stewardship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
2:35-3:35 Concurrent Breakout Sessions Begin
Concurrent Breakout Session 1
Title: TBA
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
Facilitators:

Zach Gallagher, Executive Vice President, Natural Systems Utilities
Paula Kehoe, Director of Water Resources, San Francisco Public Utilities
3:35-4:15 Concurrent Breakout Session Findings Panel
Moderator:

Panelists:
Sarah Evans, Founder and CEO, Well Aware
Zach Gallagher, Executive Vice President, Natural Systems Utilities
Paula Kehoe, Director of Water Resources, San Francisco Public Utilities
4:15 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
Bruce Karas, VP, Environment, Sustainability, Safety and Technical Information, Coca-Cola North America
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:

Panelists:
Lindsay Bass, Manager, Corporate Water Stewardship, World Wildlife Fund
John Jefferson, Executive Director Statewide Constituency Relations, AT&T
Bryan Stubbs, Executive Director, The Cleveland Water Alliance
10:20-10:50 Networking break
10:50-11:30 Panel Discussion
The Crucial Role of the Board: Conceptualizing a Company-Wide Water Policy
Moderator:

Panelists:
Christina Copeland, Manager, Water, CDP
11:30-12:10 The Valuation Equation: Reframing How Public Companies Appraise Water
Moderator:
Panelists:

Adam Bergman, Senior Vice President, CleanTech Banking, Wells Fargo
12:10 Day 2 Wrap-up; Program Adjourns

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