2015 Annual Meeting | April 24-28, 2015 | San Francisco, Ca

Leading Together

Hope and Opportunity in a Destabilized World

2015 Annual Meeting - Natural Resources & Energy SessionsNatural Resources & Energy Sessions

Within the frame of “Hope of Philanthropy in a World of Finite Resource,” this track aims to increase foundation participation in natural resource grant making. Sessions will inform participants of the serious nature of the threats to the planet and to inspire a renewed sense of urgency and purpose to solve them. Meet the Working Group that planned these sessions.

The Council on Foundations would like to thank the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation for their generous support of this focus area.



  • All Days

  • Sunday, April 26

  • Monday, April 27

  • Tuesday, April 28

Sunday, April 26

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Coordinated Disaster Response: Working with Government for More Efficient Outcomes (CLE)


Yerba Buena Ballroom, Salon 5/6, Lower B2 Level

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Leadership in Action: Catalyzing Change President Mary Robinson


Club Room, Atrium Level

Monday, April 27

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

The Biggest Issue You’ve Never Thought About: Water in the 21st Century


Yerba Buena Ballroom, Salon 10/11, Lower B2 Level

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

The State of Disaster Philanthropy: Your Role In Getting It Right


Golden Gate, Salon C2, B2 Level

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

SITE SESSION: Investing in Parks to Advance Community Resiliency


5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Networking with Climate Defenders: Donor Strategies to Safeguarding Biodiversity and Human Rights


Foothill F, Atrium Level

Tuesday, April 28

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Creating Resilient Communities: Can Your Community Withstand Impacts of Global Change?


Yerba Buena Ballroom, Salon 10/11, Lower B2 Level

8:55 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.

Funder and Non Profit Collaboration - Connecting Youth to Nature


Golden Gate, Salon C3, B2 Level

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Creative Capital For the Planet: Leveraging Philanthropy Investments with Finance Partners


Yerba Buena Ballroom, Salon 10/11, Lower B2 Level

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Coordinated Disaster Response: Working with Government for More Efficient Outcomes (CLE)


Yerba Buena Ballroom, Salon 5/6, Lower B2 Level

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Leadership in Action: Catalyzing Change President Mary Robinson


Club Room, Atrium Level

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

The Biggest Issue You’ve Never Thought About: Water in the 21st Century


Yerba Buena Ballroom, Salon 10/11, Lower B2 Level

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

The State of Disaster Philanthropy: Your Role In Getting It Right


Golden Gate, Salon C2, B2 Level

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

SITE SESSION: Investing in Parks to Advance Community Resiliency


5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Networking with Climate Defenders: Donor Strategies to Safeguarding Biodiversity and Human Rights


Foothill F, Atrium Level

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Creating Resilient Communities: Can Your Community Withstand Impacts of Global Change?


Yerba Buena Ballroom, Salon 10/11, Lower B2 Level

8:55 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.

Funder and Non Profit Collaboration - Connecting Youth to Nature


Golden Gate, Salon C3, B2 Level

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Creative Capital For the Planet: Leveraging Philanthropy Investments with Finance Partners


Yerba Buena Ballroom, Salon 10/11, Lower B2 Level