Kyra Sedgwick, Philippe Cousteau Headline SUSTAINATOPIA, October 29 - November 2 at the Hyatt Regency in Century City

Over 350 expert speakers gather in Century City for one of the largest series of conferences in the world for social, financial, and environmental sustainability


LOS ANGELES--()--SUSTAINATOPIA, in its sixth year, has arrived in Los Angeles and will be taking place for the first time at the Hyatt Regency in Century City October 29 to November 2.

Consisting of four global business-to-business Conferences during the week and a special weekend program dedicated to social action in Los Angeles, SUSTAINATOPIA unites a diverse group of participants within the new good economy: investors, investment funds, Fortune 500s, small and medium-sized businesses, social entrepreneurs, foundations, nonprofits, activists, academics, students, governmental organizations and leaders of all kinds.

SUSTAINATOPIA's purpose is to catalyze, expand and support the various actors participating in this new economy with an annual gathering of leading experts from around the world. In addition, SUSTAINATOPIA celebrates this unique opportunity to create a more economically viable and socially just world.

SUSTAINATOPIA 2014 will also include the Lifestyles of Health & Sustainability (LOHAS) Conference, which is marking its return to Los Angeles after five years.

Sponsors of SUSTAINATOPIA include Envision Solar, Arrow Electronics, Mattel, Advisor Shares, AHA!, UCLA, Presidio Graduate School, AIP, CBS Ecomedia, Participant Media, Stanford Social Innovation Review, GOOD Magazine and numerous other participating organizations.

A partial list of speakers includes

Darya Allen-Attar, Morgan Stanley
Jeff Bernicke, Native Energy
Kelly Bianucci, Discover Capital
Anthony Bower, Gensler
Casey Caplowe, GOOD Magazine
Philippe Cousteau, Earth Echo International
April Crow, The Coca-Cola Company
Casey Dunn, Southwest Airlines
Peter Falt, BMW Design Works
Christopher Gavigan, The Honest Company
Peter Glatzer, SHFT
Alex Hausman, Disney
Betsy Henning, AHA!
R. Paul Herman, Hip Investor
Kristin Hull, Nia Solutions/Domini
Ellen Jackowski, Hewlett-Packard
Jimmy Jean-Louis, Actor
Peter Johnson, Developing World Markets
Todd Johnson, Jones Day
Dr. Alejandro Junger
Nurit Katz, UCLA
Allison Kelly, Pacific Community Ventures
Brent Kessel, Abacus Wealth Partners
Dr. Sarah Lewis, The Sustainability Consortium
Christopher McGuigan, Tag/Participant Media
Keith Mitchell, Yogi
Trevor Neilson, Global Philanthropy Group
Bonnie Nixon, Mattel
Danielle Pedi, Gates Foundation
Matt Petersen, City of Los Angeles
Jimmy Jean-Louis, Actor
Paul Polizzotto, CBS Ecomedia
Freddie Ravel, Human Harmonics
Tara Roth, Goldhirsh Foundation
John Roulac, Nutiva

Carol Sanford, The Responsible Entrepreneur Institute

Lawrence Scarpa, Brooks & Scarpa
Kyra Sedgwick, Actress & Activist
Fran Seegull, Impact Assets
Vince Siciliano, New Resource Bank
Silda Wall Spitzer, New World Capital
Mitchell Strauss, OPIC
Daphne Zuniga, Actress/LA River Revitalization Corp

For more information on attending SUSTAINATOPIA, please email


Founded in 2010, SUSTAINATOPIA remains one of the leading events in the world for social, financial and environmental sustainability. Consisting of five conferences and a broad-ranging festival, SUSTAINATOPIA brings together the global ecosystem of social, financial and environmental sustainability like no other single event. More than 1,000 speakers have participated in the conferences during the last five years, including the White House, Donna Karan, the Inter-American Development Bank & Matthew Bishop, Chief Business Editor of the Economist. Read more at


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Release Summary

SUSTAINATOPIA, in its sixth year, has arrived in Los Angeles and will be taking place for the first time at the Hyatt Regency in Century City October 29 to November 2.