Sustainability Networks driven by Working Groups

Collaborative hubs focused on strengthening community around sustainability.

The Sustain SoCal Working Groups

Working groups provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, information, and business opportunities among corporations of all kinds and sizes: cleantech companies; federal, state and local government; investors (public and private); healthcare; academia; research and testing facilities; and nonprofits.

Over our history, we have amassed knowledge, experience and technology toward meeting sustainability goals or environmental objectives in a number of industries and governments. Working groups comprised of key Sustain SoCal stakeholders are the mechanism by which this process works.


  • Drive and create the primary Sustain SoCal initiatives

  • Derive solutions or new approaches to common pain points

  • Track industry trends and innovation

  • Track government legislation, policy and incentives

  • Collaborate internally and with industry leaders

  • Networking, best practices, Sustain SoCal conferences and other events

  • Reach out to other organizations to join the Working Groups

  • Broaden networks

Board member lead groups facilitate communication within these Sustain SoCal networks.

The Working Groups are led by Board Representatives listed below. Each Working Group determines the meeting frequency but, at a minimum, meet quarterly.


Help bring new clean energy technologies to market that reduce ratepayer costs; and Connect clean energy stakeholders across the region in order to strengthen the sector.

Board representation:

  • Cox Communications
  • Chapman University
  • Engie
  • IHI Power
  • OC Waste & Recycling
  • Renewables 100 Policy Institute


Help explore ways to meet the water needs of a growing county faced with the unpredictable existing water supplies and limited options for new supplies.

Board representation:

  • BioLargo
  • JWC
  • Metropolitan Water District
  • Moulton Niguel Water District


Increasing the ease of mobility within the region and reducing the environmental impact of vehicles is of great important to residents, businesses and visitors. We're seeking new and better ways to navigate the complex challenges of a growth and change.

Board representation:

  • Black & Veatch
  • ChargePoint
  • Engie
  • Emisense
  • RSM


Environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria are an increasingly popular way for investors to evaluate companies in which they might want to invest.

Board representation:

  • Bank of the West
  • Cardno
  • Latham Watkins


CCAs are nonprofit public entities operating in IOU territory and formed by local communities working together to supply the electricity needs of the residents.

Board representation:

  • BBK
  • Calpine Energy Solutions

Startups & Investors

Cleantech innovators connecting their emerging companies with knowledgeable, motivated investors from around the world.

Board representation:

  • Bank of the West
  • ROTH
  • RSM
  • Silicon Valley Bank
  • Stradling
  • UCI Beall Applied Innovation

Hydrogen Hub

The Hydrogen Hub is an infrastructure project which integrates a number of hydrogen-based energy services to meet our needs for heat, power and transport.

Board representation:

  • IHI Power
  • Latham
  • Renewables 100 Policy Institute
  • UCI Beall Applied Innovation

Waste Stream Management

We address strategies of reduction, reuse, recycling, recovery and disposal within the waste stream.

Board representation:

  • OC Waste and Recycling

Interested in joining a working group?

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