2019 Agenda
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
8:00–8:45 a.m.
Registration
8:45–9:15 a.m.
Welcome remarks
Speakers:
Mitchell Presser, Partner and Head of Global Transactions in the US, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Pierre Yared, Professor of Business, Columbia Business School; and Co-Director, the Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy, Columbia University
9:15–9:45 a.m.
Keynote Speech: Protecting the world’s natural capital: new models of sustainable and equitable growth
Speaker:
Paul Polman, Chair, International Chamber of Commerce
9:45–10:00 a.m.
Keynote: Q&A
10:00–10:45 a.m.
Challenges of Resource Scarcity for Global Businesses
This session is a teach-in and will discuss the major areas of resource scarcity and how they are related. How does scarcity in one area drive scarcity in another? How can multiple areas of scarcity be addressed in a cohesive fashion? The teach-in will cover scarcity in the water, food and energy sectors.
Speakers:
Daniel Aminetzah, Partner and Head of NA Agriculture and Food, McKinsey & Company

Kimberly Henderson
, Partner, McKinsey & Company
10:45–11:00 a.m.
Break
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Implications for Investors
Discussion of the economic implications of resource scarcity for global businesses, and the implications for various investment theses.
Moderator:
Leslie Picker, Reporter, CNBC
Confirmed panelists:
Bertrand Badré, CEO and Founder, Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital

Avik Dey
, Managing Director and Head of Energy and Resources, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Laura K. Esposito
, Managing Director and Head of Institutional Distribution, Rockefeller Capital Management

Erika Karp
, Founder and CEO, Cornerstone Capital

Charles Penner, Partner, JANA Partners
12:00–1:00 p.m.
Implications for Regulation
‍Discussion on the role of regulation in addressing or contributing to resource scarcity. Is the current regulation too onerous or not onerous enough? How do we reform the markets to reflect the necessary standards that would correct resource scarcity? How do we make regulation more effective in enforcing standards in a way that rewards companies for their efforts? Discussion will cover both trade and conservation regulation.
Moderator:
Geoff Heal, Donald Waite C. Professor of Social Enterprise, Columbia Business School
Confirmed panelists:
Ruth Greenspan Bell, Public Policy Fellow, Environmental Change and Security Program, Wilson Center

Willem Buiter
, Special Economic Adviser, Citi

Colin Davies,
Independent Energy Expert

Joseph Minarik
, Senior Vice President and Director of Research, Committee for Economic Development

Nick Schulz,
Director of Stakeholder Engagement and Senior Strategic Policy Communications Advisor, ExxonMobil
1:00–2:15 p.m.
Lunch
1:45–2:15 p.m.
Keynote: Sustainability
‍Professor Jeffrey Sachs will discuss sustainable economic development as a response and solution to scarcity.
Speaker:
Jeffrey Sachs, University Professor and Director of the Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University
2:15–3:15 p.m.
Corporate Strategies on ESG Policy
‍This panel will feature heads of CSR engaged in a discussion of their company’s environmental, social and governance policies. The purpose of the panel is to highlight the differences between those companies that use ESG policies for social good and those that incorporate such policies as part of their business model. Panelists will also speak to how companies are using ESG to deal with resource scarcity.
Moderator:
Megan Murphy, former Editor, Bloomberg Businessweek
Confirmed panelists:
Matt Carstens, Senior Vice President, Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN

Charlie Hough, Head of Global Health & Corporate Responsibility Strategy & Stakeholder Engagement, Novartis

Anna Palazij, Senior Director of Sustainability Reporting, PepsiCo

Elizabeth Seeger, Director, Sustainable Investing, KKR

Megan Starr

Mary Wenzel, Executive Vice President and Head of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility, Wells Fargo & Company
3:15–3:30 p.m.
Break
3:30–4:15 p.m.
Scarcity and Technological Innovation
This panel will feature innovative companies presenting solutions to a particular challenge presented by scarcity. The discussion will focus on how these entrepreneurs are using technology to develop sustainable solutions to major areas of resource scarcity.
Moderator:
Anne Greven, Global Head of Food and Agribusiness (F&A) Innovation, Rabobank
Confirmed panelists:
David Perry, President, CEO and Director, Indigo

David Rosenberg
, CEO and Co-Founder, AeroFarms

David Tze, CEO, NovoNutrients
4:15–5:15 p.m.
Resource Scarcity – The Opportunity
‍Matt Rogers will lead a discussion on turning the challenge of scarcity into an opportunity for investment and growth.
Moderator:
Matt Rogers, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
Confirmed panelists:
Barbara J. Burger, President, Chevron Technology Ventures

Scott Jacobs, CEO and Co-Founder, Generate Capital

Seth Siegel, Serial entrepreneur, water activist and bestselling author

Greg Steltenpohl, Co-Founder and CEO, Califia Farms

Shazi Visram, Founder, Happy Family Brands

Bruce Usher, Professor of Practice and the Elizabeth B. Strickler '86 and Mark T. Gallogly '86 Faculty Director of the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise, Columbia Business School
5:15–5:30 p.m.
Closing remarks
Speakers:
Mitchell Presser, Partner and Head of Global Transactions in the US, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Pierre Yared, Professor of Business, Columbia Business School; and Co-Director, the Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy, Columbia University