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1 Presentation to the Cleveland Sustainability Summit September 17, 2014 John Cleveland, Executive Director Engaging Civic and Business Leadership

2 D ISCUSSION P OINTS The Opportunity for City Leadership The Green Ribbon Commission Experience Factors For Success 2

3 C ITIES ARE W HERE THE A CTION I S Cities already account for more than half of global greenhouse gas emissions By 2050 up to 70% of the population will live in cities If it is going to work, it has to work in cities Cities are our “laboratories of innovation” for sustainability What happens in cities and regions will drive national policy 3

4 C LEVELAND AND B OSTON F ACTS FactorClevelandBoston Land Area78 SM44 SM Municipal Population396,000645,000 Density5,107/SM13,340/SM Regional Population2.1 million4.6 million White37%54% Black53%24% Hispanic10%18% Asian2%9% 4

5 B OSTON ’ S C LIMATE A CTION P LAN Goal: 25 percent greenhouse gas reduction by 2020 from 2008 baseline; 80% by 2050 Savings in the Commercial and Industrial sector are 51 percent of goal Recommends 23 policies to meet target goal 5

6 C OMMISSION O RIGINS The City controls <2% of city emissions So 98% of the impact will come from actions taken by other players Where do we have this community leadership dialogue? 6

7 7 B OSTON G REEN R IBBON C OMMISSION Mission: Convene leaders from Boston’s key sectors to support the City’s Climate Action Plan. Advise Boston on the implementation of its Climate Action Plan Advocate within key sectors to align sector strategies with Climate Plan goals Highlight best practices within and across sectors


9 F ULL L IST OF C OMMISSION M EMBERS Joseph Aoun, President, Northeastern University Robert Brown, President, Boston University David Colella, Chairman, Greater Boston Conventions & Visitors Bureau Penni Conner, Senior Vice President, Customer Group, Northeast Utilities John Donahue, CEO, Arbella Mutual Insurance Company Anne Finucane, Global Strategy and Marketing Officer, Bank of America John Fish, President, Suffolk Construction David Fubini, Director/Boston, McKinsey and Co. Paul Gaynor, CEO, First Wind Gary Gottlieb, MD, President and CEO, Partners HealthCare Jeremy Grantham, Founder and Chief Investment Strategist, GMO, LLC Joe Grimaldi, President & CEO, Mullen Advertising Rev. Ray Hammond, Pastor, Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church Amos Hostetter, Trustee, Barr Foundation (Co-Chair) Deborah Jackson, President, Cambridge College Michael Keating, Partner, Foley Hoag; Chair, The Boston Foundation Andrew Kendall, Executive Director, Henry P. Kendall Foundation Scott Kinter, Vice President, Avalon Bay Communities, Inc. Wendell Knox, director and Former CEO, Abt Associates Inc. Bryan Koop, Sr. Vice President, Boston Properties Ted Landsmark, President, Boston Architectural College Katherine Lapp, Executive Vice President, Harvard University Alan Leventhal, Chairman & CEO, Beacon Capital Partners Vivien Li, Executive Director, the Boston Harbor Association Mindy Lubber, President, Ceres Michael Mooney, Chairman, Nutter McClennen & Fish J. Keith Motley, Chancellor, University of Massachusetts – Boston Peter Nicholas, Founder & Chairman, Boston Scientific Nam Pham, Executive Director, VietAID Marcy Reed, Massachusetts President, National Grid Bud Ris, CEO, New England Aquarium (retired) Israel Ruiz, Executive Vice President and Treasurer, MIT Maeve Bartlett, Secretary, MA Exec. Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs Brian Swett, Chief, Office of Energy and Environment Services, City of Boston Kate Walsh, President and CEO, Boston Medical Center Marty Walsh, Mayor, City of Boston (Co-Chair) 9

10 F UNDING P ARTNERS The Barr Foundation The Boston Foundation The Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment The Kendall Foundation The Bollard Group The Bank of America Foundation 10

11 A F OCUS ON THE L ARGE B UILDING S ECTORS Total Boston Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions (100%) Top 50 C/I Organizations (30%) Commercial/Industrial Sources (50%) Health Care Higher Education Commercial Real Estate Government Hospitality, etc. GOAL: All top 50 accounts are on target to exceed the City goal of 25% GHG emissions reductions by 2020. 11

12 G REEN R IBBON C OMMISSION S TRUCTURE Green Ribbon Commission Sector Working Groups Health Care Higher Education Commercial Real Estate and Hospitality Issue Working Groups Transportation Climate Preparedness Greenovate Boston 12


14 S OME S UCCESS H IGHLIGHTS Communications – Development of the Greenovate Boston brand Politics – Smooth sustainability transition during the first Mayoral change in 20 years Policy – Passage of the Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure Ordinance (BERDO) Funding – Utility partnership, and substantial impact on the three-year utility energy efficiency plans. Health Care – voluntary roll up of 20 million+ SF in Portfolio Manager 14

15 S OME S UCCESS H IGHLIGHTS (2) Higher Education – design of a City/University Climate Preparedness Partnership Commercial Real Estate – partnership with the Challenge for Sustainability, engaging 30 million+ SF of owners in energy and water reduction Strategic Energy Management – development with EDF and MIT of an organizational change model for energy management Transportation – design and launch of an Urban Mobility Visioning process with will incorporate climate targets into the regional transportation plan Preparedness – support for a comprehensive climate preparedness planning process 15

16 T HE N EXT B IG C HALLENGES Governor transition in 2015 Make sure we hit the 2020 targets Redesigning our urban form for long-term resiliency Planning for carbon neutrality (80X50) 16

17 2020 Goal, 23% S O F AR O N T ARGET


19 Total cost = $838 million Utility programs contribute $373 million Non- utility costs = $465 million ÷ by 300 million sq. ft. of real estate $1.55 per sq. ft. over 9 years H OW M UCH I T W ILL C OST TO G ET T HERE $0.17 investment per SF per year


21 21 F LOODING OF 7% OF B OSTON … Is the current 100-year flood level Becomes the annual flood by 2050 Becomes the daily high tide by 2100 Today’s high tide, plus 5.0 feet of SLR and storm surge Source: Preparing for the Rising Tide, Boston Harbor Association, 2013

22 22 F LOODING OF 30% OF B OSTON … Becomes the 100-year flood by 2050 Becomes the annual flood by 2100 Today’s high tide, plus 7.5 feet of SLR and storm surge Source: Preparing for the Rising Tide, Boston Harbor Association, 2013

23 E XACTLY H OW A RE W E G OING TO D O T HIS ??? 25% by 2020 80% by 2050 6,200 feet29,000 feet

24 Factors of Success

25 25 S UCCESS F ACTORS The right committed leadership, including the Mayor A shared sense of urgency and opportunity Making it relevant to the CEOs “day jobs” Disciplined strategies, plans and metrics Committed, long-term funders A trusted network broker

26 W HAT IS I N I T FOR THE CEO S ? Personal passion Engagement with the Mayor and other leaders Alignment with their enterprise mission and strategy Peer networking and learning 26

27 G OOD L UCK ! “If we pull this off, we’ll eat like kings.”

28 F OR A DDITIONAL I NFORMATION John Cleveland, Executive Director 616-240-9751 28

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