PM Insights-Foster City Oct 24 - Facing Climate Change: Risk and Resilience

PM Insights Foster City

Facing Climate Change: Risk and Resilience


When:   Tue Oct 24 2017 6:00pm-8:00pm
Where:  Foster City Community Center - Port Room, 1000 E. Hillsdale Boulevard, Foster City, CA 94404 - MAP
Last Date for On-line Registration is 10/19

What can you and your company do to determine your vulnerability to climate impacts and what can you do to contribute to the reversal of climate change? Find out about new innovations in technology and business models that are increasing resilience. Learn how to make the business case for investments that take new risks into account. We will also explore the root causes for the environmental and social challenges we are facing and some approaches that could catalyze a more resilient and sustainable economy.



  • Find ways you, as an individual, can make a difference.
  • Learn strategies your company can take to prepare for shifts in weather and other
    consequences of climate change.
  • Understand the elements of the business case for taking action to increase resilience.
  • Discover what is regenerative capitalism and why it matters.
About the Instructor:

SP Marianna Grossman

Marianna Grossman is founder and managing partner of Minerva Ventures, a consultancy focused on solutions for a resilient future. Minerva advises companies and communities on climate risk, adaptation and resilience, and guides clean tech startups in water, energy, remediation, finance and climate analytics. For seven years Marianna led Sustainable Silicon Valley (SSV), working to create a more resilient region. Previous to SSV, she had roles in the automotive, computer and semiconductor industries. Board service includes: California Climate Adaptation Action Plan Technical Advisory Group; Transportation Choices for Sustainable Communities; California Congress of the International Living Future Institute; ClimateMusic Project; the Sustainability Committee of the SF Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee, and, advisory council for climate action for City of Palo Alto. She earned a BA cum laude, with distinction in Policy Studies from Dartmouth, where she studied with The Limits to Growth authors Dennis and Donella Meadows. She earned an MBA from Yale School of Management. Marianna brings people and institutions together across sectors to collaborate, invent and implement solutions that enhance sustainability, build resilience and address the consequences of climate change.


Meeting Leader:  Eugene Chen 

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PDU Info:     1.5 - Category A

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Program Agenda:

6:00 PM - Sign In and Networking

6:30-7:45 PM - Featured Speaker

7:45-8:00 PM: Q&A and Raffle

8:00 PM - Meeting Adjourn


Food: Complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages


Online Registration

PMI Silicon Valley Members: $10

Non-Members: $20

Full-time Student: $5 (online only; contact Meeting Leader for the discount code. Please bring Student ID card to the event)


At-the-Door Registration

A limited number of registrations can be accepted at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. Once this limit has been reached, the event will be closed to additional attendees.

PMI Silicon Valley Members: $20

Non-Members: $30

(Only Check or Cash accepted; make checks payable to "PMI Silicon Valley")

Cancellation Policy

This event is a professional society meeting, held for the benefit of its members. The Plan Ahead registration fee paid is based on the registrant's ability to commit to attendance, ahead of time. The Plan Ahead registration fee will not be refunded for any reason, other than event cancellation, after normal business hours (5:00 PM, Pacific) on the registration deadline day. The PMI - Silicon Valley Chapter reserves the right to make last minute changes to program content and speakers, as circumstances dictate.

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