Values, Democracy and Solutions for a Changing Planet

by Arturo Herrera on December 10, 2018

Ed Saltzberg, Executive 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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Wed, Jul 22, 2020 1:15 PM – 2:16 PM EDT


Join the Security and Sustainability Forum and George Washington University in a 60 minutes discussion with Maroš Šefčovič and former Hungarian Ambassador to the US and NATO, András Simonyi.

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Thu, Jun 11, 2020 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT


Ravi Chaudhry is a strategy consultant to corporations, governments and civil society, mentor to CEOs and corporate boards, author, public intellectual, and Fellow, World Business Academy, a network of global thought leaders that represent some of the best and brightest men and women shaping today’s landscape. A recipient of the Ambassador of Knowledge Award, he is often referred to as a leadership guru. His book, Quest for Exceptional Leadership: Mirage to Reality has been globally acclaimed as a contemporary masterpiece, a discerning analysis of the leadership vacuum that pervades the world. Ravi and futurist Hazel Henderson will examine the responsibility of media in the global sustainability movement showcasing the winners of the EthicMark Awards over the past ten years

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Thu, Jun 25, 2020 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM EDT


The second webinar in the ASU LightWorks series will explore how to bring systems thinking into the design of programs to decarbonize industrial processes and systems. The discussion will demonstrate how to look at a company from end to end and go beyond incrementalism to scale solutions that can make a climate difference. Several industry case examples will demonstrate the approach.

How Organizations are Using Digital Technologies to Meet Carbon Comittments from Security & Sustainability Forum on Vimeo.

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Wednesday June 17, 2020 – 1:15 pm to 2:15 pm EDT
A new SSF webinar series exploring American leadership 

When the world looks at the United States as a beacon for the values of democracy and the rule of law, the country wins friends and admirers. A generation of Cold War teenagers was inspired by Ronald Reagan’s 1987 words in Berlin to stay strong and fight for freedom. But is the world still looking to the United States for leadership thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall?

Join the Security and Sustainability Forum (SSF) and the George Washington University (GWU) Environmental and Energy Management Institute in a discussion on leadership with Michael Chertoff , former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security under George W. Bush, and current Chairman of the Board of Freedom House, with host former Hungarian Ambassador to the United States and NATO, András Simonyi.

They will discuss global cooperation in a post COVID-19 world in the fight against pandemics, global warming, the efforts to stop the backsliding of democracies and the challenge of an ever more assertive China. Register for the first in an SSF free webinar series on American leadership.

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Tracking and Steering the Global Green Transition with Chris Skroupa and Hazel Henderson

May 25, 2020

Sixty Minutes with Hazel and Chris Skroupa – about transitions to a sustainable society and economy, and how we will produce and distribute goods and services. May 21st, 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM EDT Christopher P. Skroupa is the Founder and CEO of Skytop Strategies, a global media firm. He facilitates discussions among executive-level corporate […]

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Webinar : How COVID-19 Can Inform Resiliency

May 15, 2020

Thursday, June 18, 2020 – 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm EDT How COVID-19 Can Inform Resiliency from Security & Sustainability Forum on Vimeo. Download the SLIDES here As we begin to recover from the first wave of COVID-19 and look to the horizon for what’s to come, organizations are met with an opportunity to learn […]

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Energy Storage Technologies: Developments, Issues and Outlook

May 12, 2020

June 9, 2020 – 1:15 to 2:45 PM EDT The future of clean energy on the electricity grid, grid modernization and power system resilience overall depends on the ability to store energy because of the intermittency of renewable energy sources. Join the Security and Sustainability Forum and George Washington University’s Environmental and Energy Management Institute […]

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WEBINAR : One Planet Prosperity : Opportunities in Lightening our Footprint

May 7, 2020

One Planet Prosperity : Opportunities in Lightening our Footprint WEBINAR 1 “Sixty Minutes with Hazel and Friends” is a series of online discussions beginning on May 5th with two additional sessions scheduled in May, and more to follow. Register for the May sessions below.  Register and get the recordings if you can’t attend live. Forward […]

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Webinar: Using Design Thinking to Employ Smart Systems to Decarbonize Our Future

April 30, 2020

First Webinar in a New ASU Series: How “Smart” Systems Can Power Our Decarbonized Future  — Thursday June 4th, 2020 Using Design Thinking to Address Global Challenges, Effectively Use AI, and Collaborate on Decarbonization from Security & Sustainability Forum on Vimeo. VIEW THE SLIDES HERE The New LightWorks’ Series Join LightWorks at Arizona State University and the […]

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A Conversation with White House Chronicle Founder Llewellyn King

April 27, 2020

“A dark cloud is passing across the nation and the world. When it passes, how will we have changed? How will we react after this national jolt?” Lessons from 60 Years of Observing Social Disruptions That is opening line from one of Llewellyn King‘s recent and insightful blog posts. He goes on to chronicle how social beliefs […]

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