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Conference 2020:

The Rise of Corporate Sustainability

November 17 - 19, 2020

SBC2020 has ended.

Thank you to all of our wonderful panelists and attendees - we hope that you enjoyed the conference as much as we did!


Sustainability is the most fundamental issue facing global business in the 21st century.


Business has the potential to be a crucial catalyst for our transition to a sustainable economy. We believe that there is incredible potential in business models that address key issues in this space. We are therefore very excited to announce that our 2020 Conference will focus on "The Rise of Corporate Sustainability".


Over three consecutive evenings, we will hear from the leaders of companies at the leading edge of sustainability. Our phenomenal line-up ranges from marketing-leading companies harnessing their market power to drive massive difference at scale, to smaller companies developing trailblazing new innovations to serve the new economy.

Agenda (EST) 

Tue Nov 17




Keynote Address: Anne Simpson
'The Future of Corporate Sustainability'

Panel: Chief Sustainability Officers

Panel: Careers in Sustainability (MBAs only)

Wed Nov 18


Debate: Public policy vs. private innovation

Thu Nov 19




Panel: Circular Economy

Panel: Sustainable Finance

Panel: Environmental Markets

Our Keynote

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Anne Simpson

Managing Investment Director

for Board Governance

& Sustainability CalPERS

Anne is CalPERS’ Managing Investment Director for Board Governance & Sustainability, reporting to the CEO and responsible for strategic initiatives across the $400 + billion fund.  These include sustainable investment strategies such as Climate Action 100+ a global investor alliance of over $47 trillion driving business action on climate change.


Anne serves on the SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee, the Robert F Kennedy Leadership Council, and Senior Advisory Board of the Center for Responsible Business, at Haas Business School, UC Berkeley.  Among her publications is “The Financial Ecosystem: The Role of Finance in Advancing Sustainability” (Palgrave MacMillan) with Satyajit Bose and Dong Guo.


Anne was recognized by TIME Magazine in 2019 as one of 15 women globally leading the fight on climate change and as one of the 100 Most Influential Women in US Finance by Barron’s in 2020. She has regularly been cited by the National Association of Corporate Directors as one of the 100 most influential leaders in the boardroom.


She is British and lives in California.

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