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IMPACT Summit -
Day 1

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Day 2

 

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti Speaks at IMPACT

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti Speaks at IMPACT

Why You Should Attend Our EMA IMPACT Summit

EMA IMPACT, a premier two-day sustainable business Summit in Los Angeles, is about the tremendous potential of a green economy. IMPACT covers every aspect of getting game-changing innovations to the public as quickly as possible. From scientists and entrepreneurs with actionable solutions to corporate leaders ready to implement and influencers eager to raise awareness, IMPACT is the only green business summit where you'll find every critical element in one room. At IMPACT, we challenge our exclusive group of attendees to network, brainstorm and develop plans that will help our planet, health, and economy.

Are you ready to be part of the solution? 

“Run-of-the-mill sustainability conferences are everywhere.  Nowhere else but IMPACT will you find such a unique confluence of business, academia, the public sector, and Hollywood influencers.”

Doug Coleman

Mobility Services, Digital Transformation & Mobility, Toyota Motor North America

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More than a Lecture

The two-day sustainable green business summit includes leaders and change-makers from the business, environment, education, and entertainment industries. At IMPACT, you can expect to make connections with CEOs, Chief Sustainability Officers, scientists, influencers, artists, and more. Pretty much everyone you need to get a significant innovation to the public will be in the room.

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What Happens at IMPACT

IMPACT includes keynote speeches, one-on-one conversations with thought leaders, panel discussions, networking activities, and six presentations vying for the title of EMA Future Innovator of the Year and a $50,000 grant.


EMA’s Future Innovator of the Year Challenge

2019 Winner

 
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“EMA IMPACT Summit is a powerful forum for entertainment, businesses, and tech leaders.”

Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks

President & CEO, Earth Friendly Products, maker of ECOS

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Presenting Sponsor

 
 

Event Sponsors

Biossance / City National Bank, an RBC company / Diamond Producers Association
EcoPod / Earth Friendly Products, maker of ECOS / Friedman Family Charitable Trust
H&M / John Paul Mitchell Systems / JUST Water / Kellogg Garden Products
LAcarGUY Family of Dealerships / LADWP / Montage International / Santa Rita / Star Waggons  

 

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2019 Program Overview


Day 1: May 29th

9:00am
BREAKFAST/REGISTRATION
9:50am
WELCOME REMARKS
Debbie Levin, CEO, Environmental Media Association
Alan Fuerstman, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Montage International
10:00am
PANEL - How Does Your Garden Grow?
How the EMA School Garden Program is growing eco-stewards
Moderated by: Lance Bass
Participants: Kerri Eich, Rob Herring, Kathy Kellogg Johnson & Jennifer Nickerson
10:30am
PANEL - Go Green Make Green $
Has consumer demand created a new era of corporate responsibility
Moderated by: Mike Sullivan
Participants: Elena Carretero, Joey Gonzalez, Catherine Gore & Shara Ticku
11:00am
NETWORKING BREAK
11:20am
CONVERSATION - Rise Up!
The youth movement is fighting climate change
Moderated by: Karrueche Tran
Partcipants: Genesis Butler, Kendrick Eagle & Jamie Margolin
11:40am
PRESENTING SPEAKER
Doug Coleman, Mobility Services, Digital Transformation & Mobility, Toyota Motor North America
12:00pm
LUNCH
1:00pm
Address by Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti
1:15pm
PANEL - Our Most Precious Stone
What the diamond industry is doing to preserve our natural resources
Moderator: Melissa Magsaysay
Partcipants: Emmanuelle Chriqui, Kristina Buckley & Karla Welch
1:45pm
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Tom Szaky, CEO, TerraCycle & Loop
2:05pm
PANEL - Waste Not
How the business community can solve our global waste crisis
Moderated by: Tom Szaky
Participants: Shannon Bart, Fernando Nilo, Henry Pino, Kate Wilson & Mark Yamauchi
2:35pm
NETWORKING BREAK
2:50pm
CONVERSATION - The Why
Authentic legislation and how to fight for your beliefs
Mark Gold & Supervisor Sheila Kuehl
3:10pm
CONVERSATION - Save Our Winters
Can winter sports survive climate change
Moderated by: Robert O’Connor
Participants: Chris Davenport, Phil Graves & Maura Olivos
3:30pm
NETWORKING BREAK
3:45pm
PART 1 - Future Innovator of the Year Challenge
JUDGES: Debbie Levin, David Margulies, Mike Sullivan, Drew FitzGerald, Angus Mitchell & Mark Yamauchi
 
WELCOME RECEPTION

Day 2: May 30th

9:20am
BREAKFAST
9:35am
INTRO –
Shay Sethi, CEO, ambercycle
9:40am
PANEL - Deconstructing Fashion
Changing clothes through sustainable fashion innovations
Moderated by: Malin Akerman
Participants: Diana Amini, Erik Bang & Emily Scarlett
10:10am
CONVERSATION - Healthy Planet Healthy People
How climate change is impacting our health
Introduced by: Wendie Malick
Participants: Dr. Jay Lemery & Gina McCarthy
10:30am
NETWORKING BREAK
10:40am
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Marianne Williamson, 2020 Presidential Candidate
11:10am
PANEL - Women Entrepreneurs Kicking Ass
The challenges and rewards of starting a sustainable business while being a mom
Moderated by: Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks
Participants: Alexx Monkarsh, Sarah Wright Olsen, Anna Schafer, Amy Smart & Marci Zaroff
11:40am
CONVERSATION - Precious Plastic
Re-imagining plastic waste
Jaden Smith & Dave Hakkens
12:00pm
LUNCH
1:05pm
PANEL - IMPACT Investing
Why investing in our green economy is investing in your future as well
Moderated by: Garrett Melby
Participants: Clay Dumas, Dipendar Saluja, Johanna Wolfson & Mohammed Zia
1:35pm
SPEAKER
David H. Wright, LADWP, General Manager
1:45pm
CONVERSATION - The Water Box
Safe drinking water – Flint and beyond
Moderated by: Debbie Levin
Participants: Jaden Smith & Drew FitzGerald
2:10pm
NETWORKING BREAK
2:20pm
PANEL - Enviro Hollywood Superstars
The power of content educating the global audience
Moderated by: Constance Zimmer
Participants: Paul Baribault, Bill Gerber, Jonathan King, Debbie Levin & Kevin Reilly
2:50pm
INTRO - EMA Future Innovator of the year Challenge
Swarnav Pujari, CEO, Touchlight Innovations
2:55pm
PART 2 - Future Innovator of the Year Challenge Finals

*Timing subject to change

 
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2019 IMPACT Participants

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Debbie
Levin

EMA CEO

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Jaden
Smith

EMA Executive Board Officer

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Gina McCarthy

Former EPA Administrator, Director of the Center for Climate Health and the Global Environment (C-CHANGE) & Professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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Marianne Williamson

Author, Lecturer, Activist, US Presidential Candidate 2020

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Tom Szaky

Chief Executive Officer
TerraCycle, Inc.

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Eric Garcetti

Mayor of Los Angeles


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Joey Gonzalez

CEO,
Barry’s Bootcamp

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Diana Amini

Global Manager,
H&M Foundation

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Paul Baribault

VP,
The Walt Disney Studios

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Karrueche Tran

Actor, EMA Board Member

David H. Wright

General Manager LADWP

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Bill
Gerber

Owner, Gerber Pictures and Producer, “A Star is Born”


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Lance
Bass

Entertainer, Entrepreneur, Activist, EMA Executive Board Co-Chair

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Shannon Bart

Sustainability Director, NBCUniversal

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Rob Herring

Environmental Filmmaker, Musical Activist

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Kathy Kellogg Johnson

Co Owner, Director of Sustainability,
Kellogg Garden Products

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Sheila Kuehl

Los Angeles County Supervisor, District 3

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Kendrick Eagle

Director of Indigenized Youth, Indigenized Energy


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Erik Bang

Innovation Lead,
H&M Foundation

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Emily Scarlett

Communications and Public Relations Manager, H&M USA

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Genesis Butler

Activist

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Jennifer Nickerson

Senior Vice President, Corporate Citizenship Manager;
City National Bank

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Mark
Gold

Associate Vice Chancellor for Environment & Sustainability, UCLA

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Kristina Buckley Kayel

Managing Director, North America, Diamond Producers Association


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Fernando Nilo

Founder and CEO of Recycla Chile & Recyclapolis Foundation

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Doug Coleman

Sr. Manager, Mobility Services, Toyota Motor North America

 
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Henry
Pino

Founder, Ecopod

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Kate Wilson

Marketing Director,
Pela Case

 
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Dr Jay Lemery

MD FACEP FAWM

Associate Professor in Emergency Medicine; University of Colorado School of Medicine

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Kerri Eich

Health & International Food Teacher, University High School Charter, LAUSD


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Johanna Wolfson

Principal,
Prime Impact Fund

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Catherine Gore

President,
Biossance

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Mike Sullivan

Owner, LAcarGuy, #1 Hybrid Car Dealer in North America

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Katie Aselton

Actor, Activist

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David Margulies

CEO,
New Pacific Realty

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Elena Carretero

Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Director, Santa Rita


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Drew FitzGerald

Co-Founder,
JUST

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Wendie Malick

Actor, Activist

 
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Robert G. O’Connor

Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

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Shara Ticku

President and Co-Founder, C16

Frances Fisher

Actor, Activist

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Garrett Melby

Co-Founder & Executive Director, GoodCompany Ventures


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Emmanuelle
Chriqui

Actor, Activist

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Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks

President & CEO, Earth Friendly Products, maker of ECOS

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Alexx Monkarsh

Creative Director/ Partner, DAME

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Marci Zaroff

ECOlifestyle Pioneer | Author | Serial ECOpreneur

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Anna Schafer

Co-Founder, Baeo

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Sarah Wright Olsen

Co-Founder, Baeo


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Malin Akerman

Actor, EMA
Board Member

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Constance Zimmer

Actor, Activist

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Jonathan King

President, Narrative Film Television,
Participant Media

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Kevin


Reilly

President TBS/TNT, Chief Creative Officer of Turner Entertainment and Direct to Consumer

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Ed Begley Jr.

Actor, Activist

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Swarnav S. Pujari

CEO, TouchLight Innovations


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Dave Hakkens

Founder, Precious Plastic

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Mohammed Zia

Tech Entrepreneur

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Jamie Margolin

Youth Activist, Founder and Co-Executive Director, Zero Hour

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Shay Sethi

CEO, ambercycle

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Mark Yamauchi

LEED AP, Sustainability Strategy Manager at Toyota Motor North America

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Karla Welch

Stylist


Chris Davenport

Alpine Skier, Climate Activist

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Phil Graves

Director of Corporate Development, Patagonia

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Dipender Saluja

Managing Director, Capricorn Investment Group

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Melissa Magsaysay

Fashion Journalist

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Clay Dumas

Chief of Staff and Partner at Lowercase Capital

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Maura Olivos

Alta Environmental Center Director and Ecologist


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Amy Smart

Actor, Activist

 
 
 
 
 
 

“The EMA IMPACT Summit brings together passionate, innovative leaders sharing the most current solutions for making the world a better place. This is a can't miss event for everyone who cares about the environment and our planet.”

Georgetown, Texas Mayor Dale Ross

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“The event was nothing short of spectacular.”

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“Innovation is really what we need more of in this world,” -Jaden Smith

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“Solutions from Jaden and the other speakers at the IMPACT Summit are more needed than ever.”

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“The show itself proved to be a mix of emotional calls to action.”

“The EMA IMPACT Summit renewed my hope for the planet.”

T. A. Barron
Author and Earth Advocate

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