Bloomberg returned to Seattle to kick off the 2018 Sustainable Business Summit series on May 17, 2018. Generation Investment Management Chairman Al Gore joined prominent leaders in business and finance to discuss sustainability as good business – and a powerful investment. Amid an ever-changing landscape of tech innovation and corporate expansions, Bloomberg’s sustainability conversations in Seattle included:

  • How ESG investing can generate impressive returns and positive change
  • How the evolution of transportation technologies will allow goods and people to move more sustainably
  • How gender lens investing is empowering women and girls across the globe
  • How industry can leverage disruptive technology to further climate goals


Date and Time:
May 17, 2018 
2:00 – 6:00 PM

Hyatt at Olive 8
1635 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

Event Agenda

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Hyatt at Olive 8 
1635 8th Ave 
Seattle, WA 98101


Global Advisor

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Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.


Business Lead Advisor

Novo Norkdisk
Novo Nordisk, a global healthcare company, has been committed to discovering and developing innovative medicines to help people living with diabetes lead longer, healthier lives for 95 years. This heritage has given us experience and capabilities that also enable us to help people defeat other serious diseases including obesity, hemophilia and growth disorders. We remain steadfast in our conviction that the formula for success is to stay focused, think long term and do business in a financially, socially and environmentally responsible way. With U.S. headquarters in New Jersey and production and research facilities in four states, Novo Nordisk employs nearly 6,000 people throughout the country. For more information, visit  novonordisk.usFacebookand  Twitter.


UL fosters safe living and working conditions for people everywhere through the application of science to solve safety, security and sustainability challenges. The UL Mark engenders trust enabling the safe adoption of innovative new products and technologies. Everyone at UL shares a passion to make the world a 
safer place. We test, inspect, audit, certify, validate, verify, advise and train and we support these efforts with software solutions for safety and sustainability. To learn more about us, visit  UL.com.


Finance Lead Advisor

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PIMCO is one of the world’s premier fixed income investment managers. With our launch in 1971 in Newport Beach, California, PIMCO introduced investors to a total return approach to fixed income investing. In the 45+ years since, we have continued to bring innovation and expertise to our partnership with clients seeking the best investment solutions. Today our professionals work in 12 offices across the globe, united by a single purpose: creating opportunities for investors in every environment. 

Supporting Sponsor


Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit  www.amazon.com/about and follow  @AmazonNews.


ERM (Environmental Resources Management) is the world’s largest sustainability-focused advisory firm. With more than 4,500 industry-renowned experts in 160 offices in over 40 countries, we work with the world’s leading organizations to deliver business value through identifying and managing sustainability related business risk and opportunity. 
We play a central role in helping companies and investors achieve their objectives with an understanding of how environmental, social, health, safety and risk issues might impact their business, and the context in which they operate. We continue to build our contribution to the global dialogue on sustainability through sharing insights from our experiences and providing practical, technology enabled solutions.

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Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.