Resilient Business,

Resilient World

November 3-5, 2015 • San Francisco

November 3-5, 2015
San Francisco


Resilient Cities: Stories from the San Francisco Bay Area

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Session Description

Droughts, earthquakes, heat waves, wildfires—these are familiar resilience challenges in the Bay Area. They explain why cities are increasingly recognizing the need for chief resilience officers and chief sustainability officers. They are local leaders who play key roles—often with global resonance and relevance—spearheading environmental and social change within communities. The Bay Area is home to a number of these leaders, focused on creating resilient cities in a rapidly changing world. Hear about strategies for success—and challenges faced—from three of these changemakers.

Scheduled Speakers

Gil Friend

Gil Friend

Chief Sustainability Officer
City of Palo Alto

Patrick Otellini

Patrick Otellini

Chief Resilience Officer
City and County of San Francisco

Timothy Burroughs

Timothy Burroughs

Chief Resilience Officer
City of Berkeley

Melanie Janin

Melanie Janin

Managing Director, Communications

Featured Sponsor

The Campbell Soup Company

What Participants Are Saying

“There was a deep commitment to sustainability throughout the entire event.”

Premier Support Provided By The Rockefeller Foundation

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Thank You to Our Sponsors


C&A Foundation
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  • Bank of America logo
  • HP logo
  • The Hyatt logo
  • The Walt Disney Company

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  • Barrick Gold
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  • Merck
  • PepsiCo

Marketing and Media

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Weber Shandwick