CAP Quarterly Luncheon: Will Business Lead on Climate Action?

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 11:30am-1:30pm (ended)
621 Capitol Mall, 18th Floor / Sierra Nevada Conference Room (Offices of Downey Brand)
Project Event
Event is free to attend. (Building parking is $5.25/hour)
Hosted by:
The Cleaner Air Partnership
Tammy Cronin

Why Business will Lead on Climate Action

Over the past several years, California’s growing economy has demonstrated that environmental stewardship and economic growth can go hand in hand. The state’s climate action policies provide an important market signal to innovative businesses and entrepreneurs, fueling investment in technologies and ventures to support an emerging clean energy economy.

Many policies and investments that support climate action deliver important benefits for our region’s air quality and for improving community resilience. Join us on March 31st to hear from business leaders in our region about what businesses are doing to support climate action, and why this is important to our region’s businesses, economy and the livability of our communities.


  1. Welcome and opening remarks - Scott Shapiro, Managing Partner, Downey Brand LLP
  2. Peter Tateishi, President and CEO, Metro Chamber 
  3. Rob White, Chief Strategist, Sierra Energy
  4. Thomas Hall, Executive Director, CleanStart
  5. Kathleen Ave, Climate Program Manager, SMUD and Chair, Capital Region Climate Readiness Collaborative 
  6. Closing remarks - Francisco Castillo, Director of Public Affairs, Union Pacific Rail Road

The event is free to attend; registration is requested for food planning purposes.

Building parking rate is $5.25/hour.

Light Rail, Bus Stops and Bike Parking Available Nearby.

Guest parking for Downey Brand is on the 4th-6th floors of the building; entrance is on 7th St., the second driveway on the right after L St. Parking rate of $5.25/hour applies.

The CAP quarterly luncheon meetings are an opportunity to gather with representatives from local government, business, health and environmental communities to discuss important air quality topics affecting our region.