A World in Balance: Solutions for Sustainability
Humans are changing the Earth in unprecedented ways. Global population growth, changes in behavior and migration, and new trends in industry and technology may leave lasting impacts on natural resources and the environment.
On November 16, The Washington Post brought together business leaders and experts in the sustainability and conservation community to discuss new approaches for a sustainable future and assess the relationship between humans and the environment.
Speakers debated the tradeoffs involved in conserving Earth’s natural resources, discuss new models for sustainable business practices and examine the relationship between democracy and sustainable development.
One-on-One with Lisa Jackson
Apple’s head of sustainability and former top official at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency discusses sustainability issues from the corporate and government perspective.
Lisa Jackson, Vice President of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives at Apple, and former Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, discusses sustainability issues from the corporate and government perspective.
    Lisa Jackson, Vice President of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives at Apple, describes Apple's clean energy goals to reduce their carbon footprint, noting that 77 percent of Apple's 2016 carbon footprint was in their supply chain.
      Lisa Jackson, Vice President of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives at Apple, and former Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, describes the importance of hearing input from "all sides" on climate and environmental issues when making policy decisions.
        Lisa Jackson
        Vice President, Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, Apple; Former Administrator U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
        Lisa Jackson is Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives where she oversees Apple’s efforts to minimize its impact on the environment by addressing climate change through renewable energy and energy efficiency, using greener materials, and inventing new ways to conserve precious resources. From 2009 to 2013, Lisa served as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
        Interviewed by Juliet Eilperin
        Juliet Eilperin is a senior national affairs correspondent for The Washington Post.
        The Business of Sustainability
        A look at how businesses can place sustainability at the core of their products and services and how to motivate consumers to value sustainability when making choices.
        Syd Kitson, Chairman and CEO of Kitson & Partners, Sophia Mendelsohn, Head of Sustainability at JetBlue Airways, and Malcolm Woolf, Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Affairs at Advanced Energy Economy, look at how businesses can place sustainability at the core of their products and services and how to motivate consumers to value sustainability when making choices.
          Syd Kitson, Chairman and CEO of Kitson & Partners, Sophia Mendelsohn, Head of Sustainability at JetBlue Airways, and Malcolm Woolf, Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Affairs at Advanced Energy Economy, examine the responsibility of the private sector in understanding consumer behavior and making long term business decisions.
            Syd Kitson, Chairman and CEO of Kitson & Partners, Sophia Mendelsohn, Head of Sustainability at JetBlue Airways, and Malcolm Woolf, Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Affairs at Advanced Energy Economy, discuss how corporations can invest in sustainable and natural resources for their companies and how to reduce energy consumption in big business.
              Syd Kitson
              Chairman and CEO, Kitson & Partners
              Syd Kitson is Chairman and CEO of Kitson & Partners, a Florida-based real estate company specializing in the creation and development of master-planned communities and commercial properties. In 2006, Kitson completed a historic purchase of land where he created Babcock Ranch, a solar powered town in Southwest Florida.
              Sophia Mendelsohn
              Head of Sustainability, JetBlue Airways
              Sophia Mendelsohn is head of sustainability at JetBlue Airways. In 2016, she won the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Leadership Award. Mendelsohn serves on boards and advisory councils for NOAA, the US Fish & Wildlife Service, and The New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund.
              Malcolm Woolf
              Senior Vice President, Policy and Government Affairs, Advanced Energy Economy
              Malcolm Woolf leads AEE’s public policy efforts to promote the advanced energy industry, including federal, state legislative, and state regulatory initiatives, including campaigns to expand corporate access to advanced energy, remove regulatory barriers in retail and wholesale markets, and inform policy makers about innovative, new technologies transforming the energy system. Before joining AEE, Malcolm served as a Cabinet-level official with Governor Martin O'Malley as head of the Maryland Energy Administration.
              Moderated by Stephen Stromberg
              Stephen Stromberg is an editorial writer for The Washington Post.
              Moving Toward Environmental Equality
              Advocates and thought leaders discuss efforts to promote safe and effective environmental standards for all and environmental justice both globally and in communities across the country.
              Catherine Coleman Flowers, Founder of the Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise Community Development Corporation, Dune Ives, Executive Director at Lonely Whale, and Brendan Shane, Regional Director for North America at C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, discuss efforts to promote safe and effective environmental standards for all and environmental justice both globally and in communities across the country.
                Catherine Coleman Flowers, Founder of the Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise Community Development Corporation, and Dune Ives, Executive Director at Lonely Whale, address the connection between clean environmental standards and human and animal rights.
                  Catherine Coleman Flowers, Founder of the Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise Community Development Corporation, and Dune Ives, Executive Director at Lonely Whale, address the connection between clean environmental standards and human and animal rights.
                    Catherine Coleman Flowers
                    Founder, Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise Community Development Corporation
                    Catherine Coleman Flowers is the founder of the Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise Community Development Corporation (ACRE). She also serves as the Rural Development Manager for the Equal Justice Initiative and as Director of Environmental Justice and Civic Engagement for Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary.
                    Dune Ives
                    Executive Director, Lonely Whale
                    Dune Ives is the Executive Director of Lonely Whale where she designs and leads ocean conservation initiatives to address key drivers of environmental degradation and species decline. Prior to joining the Lonely Whale Foundation, she was the head of Paul Allen’s Vulcan Philanthropy. Ives is also the co-founder of The Green Sports Alliance and an inaugural member of Al Gore’s The Climate Reality Project.
                    Brendan Shane
                    Regional Director for North America, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
                    Brendan Shane serves as the Regional Director for North America at C40. In this role, he supports C40 Cities in the United States and Canada in their climate action and sustainability planning, measurement, and implementation and facilitates inter-city, regional, and global collaboration.
                    Moderated by Darryl Fears
                    Darryl Fears is a national environment reporter for The Washington Post.
                    Kris Tompkins, the former CEO of Patagonia and president of Tompkins Conservation, and Leilani Münter, race car driver and environmental activist, share their efforts in sustainability and conservation from across the globe.
                    • Nov 16
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