Tentative schedule

8a – 9a | BREAKFAST & EXHIBITORS
Check out exhibitors showcasing sustainability programs, products and services that can help you achieve your sustainability strategy.

9:00a – 12:00p | MORNING KEYNOTES — Bayview Room
Our morning keynotes:
9a-9:30a
Chris Yalonis co-chair SEC Marin, welcome and day's preview
Larry Tackett, co-chair SEC Marin, MC and introductions
Marin Supervisor Damon Connolly, welcome

9:30a-10:30a

10:30a-10:45 — BREAK (coffee, tea and breakfast sundries) in the ballroom foyer.

10:45a-11:15a: Executive Round Table

  • Progressing Marin’s Sustainability Agenda 
  • Climate Business Opportunities
  • The business case for reducing our carbon footprints in our homes, neighborhoods, organizations and communities
  • How Marin enterprises are lowering their GHG emissions while cutting costs, increasing sales and enhancing their brands

11:15a-12p: Audience Table Discussion on Lessons and Action Items to take back to your community. Record on flip chart and report back to main group.

12:00 – 1:00p | NETWORKING LUNCH (provided), buffet. 
Choose a sustainability challenge and connect with like-minded individuals for a round-table discussion. Tables will be labeled and hosted by a subject matter expert. Plus, check out our exhibitor showcase in foyer halls.

1:00 – 4:45p | AFTERNOON SESSIONS

(BREAK STATIONS WITH REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON)

There are 5 parallel tracks for each of our afternoon sessions. Choose to follow one track or move about as you please:

Best Practices Track: Learn from local and regional leaders sharing examples and lessons to scale impact.

Solutions: Dive into local sustainability challenges and develop solutions for each focal topic.

Innovators: Hear from local organizations developing impact solutions.

Transforming Business & Leadership: Understand how to build your company, brand and a values based internal culture through peer collaboration, cause marketing and leadership.

1p – 1:50p

Best Practices | The Business Case for Sustainability.  

Innovators | Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems: Organic, non-GMO, farm to table and Ag-tech solutions.

Transforming Business & Leadership | Principles of Conscious Business & Leadership

Solutions:  Homelessness

1p – 2:50p

Solutions | ClimateUnderstanding the County Climate Action Plan.  Identifying key solutions, business opportunities and addressing sea level rise.

  • What’s Next for Climate Action in Marin? 
  • Climate Action Plans in Marin
  • Upcoming Climate Actions at City Hall
  • New Frameworks for Community Engagement
  • Table Time: 5 Climate Actions You Can Take Today, Audience.
  • Interactive Panel: What’s Marin’s Next Big Climate Idea? 

  • 2:00 – 2:45p
    Best Practices | "Waste" - Policies, Opportunities, and Why it Matters to all Businesses;

Solutions | Growing Older and Bolder in Marin. 

Innovators | Building Brands and Loyalty
 

Transforming Business & Leadership | 

3:00 – 3:50p
Best Practices | ESG/Impact Investing: Align Your Investments with Your Values

Solutions | Equity and Career Paths: Addressing income disparity, homelessness solutions, and creating workforce pathways.

Innovators | Local renewable energy production.

Transforming Business & Leadership | Systems Thinking: Practical Actions to Shift the Paradigm.

3:00 – 4:50p
Solutions | Affordable Housing: Increasing stock, non-Building Alternatives, Addressing Traffic and Parking Challenges

4:00 – 4:50p
Best Practices | Certifications: Marin Certified Green Business Program and B-Corps

Solutions | Transportation: Emerging Technologies, Infrastructure Updates, Driverless Vehicles and Reducing Environmental Impact. 

Innovators | Carbon Drawdown: Marin climate innovators applying solutions from Paul Hawken’s latest book, project Drawdown, offering the world’s top solutions to reverse global warming.

Transforming Business & Leadership | Community Impact

5p | CLOSING KEYNOTE
Inspiring solutions for a greener future in Marin. 

5:15 – 7p | NETWORKING RECEPTION, on the patio off the foyer.  EXHIBITOR SHOWCASE. Don't miss our amazing exhibitors!