2018 Day Two Agenda
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
UNDERPINNINGS OF NATURAL RESOURCE PRACTICE - HOW MUCH WIGGLE ROOM CAN WE FIND (IDEALLY IN MULTIPLE QUARTERS) - TO IMPLEMENT NEW AND FORWARD LOOKING APPROACHES
registration/light breakfast available
JOHN (JAY) PENDERGRASS, Vice President, Programs and Publications, Environmental Law Institute
keynote address: "managing natural resource issues within the broader corporate structure"
Industry is uniquely positioned to drive change and advance corporate environmental stewardship in a way that promotes sustainability of both natural resources and the bottom line. This address will offer participants insight as to some of the ways that industry is leading the way relative as how natural resource issues – from prevention to liability to optimization -- are being addressed in the context of broad corporate goals, responsibilities and needs.
Introduction: ALEX BEEHLER
ANDREW MANGAN, Executive Director, US Business Council for Sustainable Development
advancing natural resource policy for better outcomes - regulatory reform and other opportunities
The world has changed and so must the way we do business – new hallmarks include efficiency, cost-effectiveness, multiple objective fulfillment and more. This segment will look at recent examples of good policy and initiatives aimed at achieving better outcomes – in both the regulatory and non-regulatory context - and what actions are needed to promote sound frameworks and balance. Initiatives to be examined during this segment will include unique government actions under the current Administration, as well as private sector initiatives such as private/public partnerships, corporate environmental governance, greening the supply chain and more.
Moderators: BARBARA J. GOLDSMITH, Executive Director, Ad-Hoc Industry Natural Resource Management Group; President, Barbara J. Goldsmith & Company LLC; and DANIEL R. PEREZ, Policy Analyst, Trachtenberg School of Public Policy & Public Administration, Regulatory Studies Center, The George Washington University
SCOTT J. CAMERON, Acting Assistant Secretary, Policy, Management and Budget; Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Policy, Management and Budget; Member, Regulatory Reform Task Force, US Department of the Interior
STEVEN D. COOK, Deputy Assistant Administrator, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); Chair, Superfund Task Force
DANIA RODRIGUEZ, Executive Director, Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO)
Private Sector Initiatives
LEROY (LEE) C. PADDOCK, Associate Dean for Environmental Studies; Professorial Lecturer in Law, The George Washington University Law School
NEAL KEMKAR, Senior Counsel & Director of Environmental Policy, General Electric Company
JIM SOUTH, Director, Corporate Engagement, The Nature Conservancy
Summary and moving our deliberations into action
This segment will build upon discussions during the Symposium to identify tangible actions -- specific work products, frameworks for continuing dialogue, shared data and other resources that result, pursuant to the overarching theme of Symposium 2018: Blueprint For Change.
JOEL C. BEAUVAIS, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP; and JUDI L. DURDA, Vice President, Integral Consulting Inc.
Transparent Planet - Is Top-Down Environmental Management Obsolete?
Introduction: BARBARA J. GOLDSMITH
ANDREW REVKIN, Strategic Advisor for Science and Environmental Journalism, National Geographic Society; Former Staff Reporter, The New York Times
Tracked, imaged and connected from orbiting probes to the Internet of Things, humans and the planet we inhabit are being rendered, in essence, transparent. Environmental groups are launching satellites. Bar codes reveal the farm a supermarket chicken came from. A West Virginia University lab, with a $100,000 grant, up-ended a giant Volkswagen environmental fraud. Are we poised for post-governmental environmental oversight? If so, what's missing. In his fourth decade as a journalist focused on environmental risk and responses, Andy Revkin offers fresh ideas from his new National Geographic Society position funding global environmental storytelling innovation.