Smart Investing in California Communities

Smart Investing in California Communities

A high level summit brought together top political and financial minds to discuss how California could achieve sustainable growth in the 21st century.

In the year 2000, California’s population was projected to grow by more than 12 million over the next 20 years. This projected growth was expected to bring dramatic challenges to the State’s long-term economic health.

In order for California to sustain its success, it was imperative that public policy and state investment strategies support two goals:

  • More sustainable and environmentally sensible patterns of growth

  • Renewed investment in the communities which had been left behind during the economic boom

EPC convened a two day summit hosted by the state treasurer, which brought together nearly 800 policy-makers, bankers and finance industry executives managing trillions of dollars of investments to discuss and propose new strategies to build a sustainable future.

Many challenges were discussed, and solutions proposed, bringing into the common vernacular the “Triple Bottom Line” thinking that guides many investment decisions today.


Learn more about our past projects...

Earth Day 1990

The 20th Anniversary of the world's largest environmental gathering

Flex Your Power

California's Energy Conservation and Efficiency Campaign

Flex Alert

California's Emergency Energy Conservation Campaign

The Global Cities Project

Sustainable Policies and Programs for Local Government

Smart Growth Summit

Building the California Dream

The Presidio Conference

President's Council on Sustainable Development

California 2000 Civic Engagement Campaign

Building a Better California

California Urban Water Conservation Council

Best Management Practices and the CALFED Bay-Delta Program

CALSTART Electric Vehicle Awareness Campaign

Framing the conversation around electric vehicle infrastructure in California