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.

BENEFITS of WORKING GROUPS

  • 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

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  • 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.

Energy

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.

Sub groups are hydrogen hub, nuclear energy and CCA.

Board representation:

  • ARCHES
  • BayWa R.E.
  • Calpine Energy Solutions
  • Caltrol, Inc
  • Engie
  • IHI Power
  • OC Waste & Recycling
  • Siemens
  • SoCal Gas
  • UCI Beall Applied Innovation

Water

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
  • Metropolitan Water District
  • Moulton Niguel Water District
  • Stantec

Transportation

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
  • SoCal Gas

ESG

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:

  • Latham Watkins
  • PNC Private Bank
  • RSM
  • Stantec

Sustainable Communities

Builders, master planners, fire authorities, insurance companies, technologists, investors, local government officials, engineering consultants, researchers, automotive OEMs, and other non-profits convene regularly to address the need for sustainable communities.

Board representation:

  • Calpine Energy Solutions
  • ChargePoint
  • ENGIE
  • NileBuilt, Corp.
  • Siemens

Incubator | Startups | Investors

Cleantech innovators connecting their emerging companies with knowledgeable, motivated investors from around the world. Please visit Climate Action Business Incubator page.

Board representation:

  • NexGen Foundry
  • PNC Private Bank
  • ROTH
  • RSM
  • Silicon Valley Bank
  • Stradling
  • UCI Beall Applied Innovation

Agriculture & Food

Sustain SoCal will gather the regional leaders in agriculture and food to assess our direction...successes, failings, gaps and solutions.

Board representation:

  • Disneyland
  • Metropolitan Water District
  • OC Waste and Recycling
  • UCI Beall Applied Innovation

Waste Stream Management & Circularity

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

Board representation:

  • Disneyland
  • OC Waste and Recycling

Interested in joining a working group?

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