Values, Democracy and Solutions for a Changing Planet

by Arturo Herrera on December 10, 2018

Ed Saltzberg, Managing Director of the Security and Sustainability Forum in a one-hour conversation with Citizen Climate Lobby’s Executive Director, Mark Reynolds. CCL is a non-profit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.

SSF and CCL are aligned in our view of the importance of local action and bipartisan political activism to move governmental bodies toward rational climate mitigation policy and the incorporation of resilience planning into decision making.

Mark Reynolds Executive Director — Citizen’s Climate Lobby 

During his tenure, CCL has been marked by exceptionally rapid growth, with the organization doubling or tripling in size every year. Mark is an expert on helping disparate interests find common ground on energy, public policy, and the environment.

Edward Saltzberg
Managing Director — Security and Sustainability Forum
Ed is a founder of SSF, which convenes global experts to address impacts to society from natural and man made disruptions. Ed has been a senior officer in energy and environmental firms and a sustainability consultant to government agencies.

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On the Road to Mass Market Electric Vehicles

by Arturo Herrera on December 12, 2018

Twelve hours of recorded instruction and three 90-minute live webinars — Runs from February 25 to March 25, 2019-

A George Washington University Professional Development Course, CEU eligible. 

Discount for SSF Webinar Participants.

On the Road to Mass Market Electric Vehicles from Security & Sustainability Forum on Vimeo.

Thank you for participating in the September webinar introducing Julian Bentley’s online electric vehicle professional development course being offered by the Environmental and Energy Management Institute at GWU’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Webinar Participant Discount
25% OFF  –Good to December 19, 2018


If you missed the webinar or want to watch it again, click the slide.
We offered webinar participants a special 25% discount for the course.Course fee is $350, so you save $80. Receive a GWU certificate. (Discount expires on December 19, 2018.)  

Enter code –> SSF at checkout 

About the Electric Vehicle Course
Mobility expert Julian Bentley’s course is designed for working professionals including educators, government and corporate decision makers, automobile dealers and consultants.

Students will learn about the types of electric vehicles, the EV market and factors driving market growth, barriers to growth and how the market may overcome potential barriers, EV charging structures and charging station deployment, barriers to growth and how the market may overcome potential barriers.


The Science of Resilience in Decision-Making

by Arturo Herrera on November 2, 2018

Wed, Dec 5, 2018 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM EST

Erica Goldman, NSCE Science Policy Director, moderates a discussion of emerging corporate models for managing the impacts of climate change.

This 90-minute webinar is sponsored by ASU’s School of Sustainability in partnership with the National Council for Science and the Environment will explore:

  • Resilience as a paradigm to understand infrastructure at a systems level
  • Social science as a critical component in planning for and understanding resilience
  • Resilient design as a continuum, rather than an endpoint
  • The role of social and institutional infrastructure in disaster response and planning for climate impacts

Science of Resilience in Decision-Making from Security & Sustainability Forum on Vimeo.

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Thomas Seager, Associate Professor

School of Sustainable Engineering & the Built Environment,  Arizona State University

Patricia Solis, Executive Director

Knowledge Exchange for Resilience, Arizona State University




Jennifer Tobin, Deputy Administrator

Natural Hazards Center, University of Colorado



Joe Manous, Director

Institute for Water Resources, US Army Corps of Engineers


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What are the risks and opportunities in the resilience finance marketplace? What financial mechanisms are available to identify, evaluate, and manage climate risk?
Join our panelists as they explored these questions and more in a 90-minute webinar sponsored by ASU’s School of Sustainability in partnership with the National Council for Science and the Environment.

The Intersection of Financial Risk and Climate Resilience from Security & Sustainability Forum on Vimeo.


President, Climate Resilience Consulting
Senior Sustainability Fellow, ASU Global Institute of Sustainability

Senior Vice President and North American Head of Capital, Science & Policy
Willis Towers Watson
Managing Director , U.S. Public Finance
S&P Global
James McMahon CEO, The Climate Service


While the IPCC has made clear that “it’s 2030 or bust” if we are to avert the worst impacts of climate change, less than 2% of philanthropic capital is directed towards climate solutions. Can that be changed?
Join Arizona State University’s Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and Matthew Nordan, Managing Director and co-founder of Prime Coalition, for this 90-minute webinar about how philanthropy can help speed the transition to a clean energy future. Matthew will share Prime Coalition’s story and their work with foundations to research and invest charitable capital in early stage companies that can have transformational impacts on climate change.
The session was sponsored by The 90-minute webinar, sponsored by Arizona State University’s Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

Channeling Philanthropic Capital to Climate Investments from Security & Sustainability Forum on Vimeo.


  • Heather Martin, Board Member of Edwards Mother Earth Foundation, a small yet trail-blazing family foundation that has invested 100% of its endowment in climate solutions. Click the slide to download the EMEF case study.



  • Nick Flores from client advisor, Caprock Group, who will provide a brief summary of the current state of foundations aligning endowments with climate missions and what it takes to overcome barriers.




  • Matthew Nordan who will discuss Prime Coalition’s mission and approach to catalyzing philanthropic investment in early stage climate ventures that have the potential to make significant climate impacts.



  • Catha Groot who will explain Radicle Impact’s mission and TomKat Foundation objectives and why & how they’re investing in early stage climate ventures.




Elizabeth Cantwell, the Chief Executive Officer of Arizona State University Research Enterprise (ASURE), will moderate the panel discussion of philanthropic investments in scalable climate solutions.


NCSE/ASU Sustainable Infrastructure & Resilience series

September 14, 2018

Actionable Science Solutions for Local Resilience Actionable Science Solutions for Local Resilience from Security & Sustainability Forum on Vimeo. Download the slides here Lauren Keeler, Assistant Research Professor inASU’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society, moderates this conversation with with Grant Davis from Sonoma County Water Agency and Cecilio Ortiz Garcia from the University of Puerto Rico. Sustainable Infrastructure and Resilience […]

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Intergalactic Design – Applying Social Design to Sustainability

September 11, 2018

How can the power of design be harnessed to address pressing challenges such as poverty and climate change? Designer and strategist Cheryl Heller will discuss social design , a new approach to navigating uncertainty and strengthening collaboration. She’ll share the principles and process of social design as well as case studies. Join author and designer Cheryl Heller in a 90-minute webinar, […]

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WEBINAR: Walkable City Rules

September 11, 2018

We know that walkable cities are desirable for so many reasons, including for our health and our environment. But what steps should cities take to become more walkable? Join author and urban planner Jeff Speck in a 90-minute webinar, co-sponsored by SSF and Island Press, to explore some of the practical rules that cities should […]

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The transformative power of safe, open spaces

August 30, 2018

WHAT IS URP?  Learn how the Island Press Urban Resilience Project (URP) is forging a greener, fairer future!       HEALING TRAUMA   Read an adapted excerpt from Suzanne Bohan’s Twenty Years of Lifeon the innovative, trauma-informed approach to education that is catching on in districts from Washington State to Washington DC.       […]

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Webinar – Designing Climate Solutions for Post-Carbon Cities

August 30, 2018

With climate change already impacting us, what policies should we prioritize now to achieve a low carbon future? And what are the models for urban development that will put cities on the low carbon path while helping them thrive in a changing climate? Join SSF and Island Press in a 90-minute webinar to explore these […]

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