Mayor Joins John Paul DeJoria, Van Jones, John Streur as Keynote Speakers 


Toyota Mirai, Calvert Investments/Eaton Vance and Montage Beverly Hills Announced as Presenting Sponsors of IMPACT on March 23-24 in Los Angeles             

LOS ANGELES (March 15, 2017) – Today, the Environmental Media Association (EMA) announced that Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who has been a longtime leader in environmental sustainability efforts, will deliver a keynote address at  IMPACT, EMA’s first-annual investment and innovation summit at the Montage in Beverly Hills, California. They also announced that John Paul DeJoria, co-founder of the Paul Mitchell line, will join Van Jones, President and Co-Founder of Dream Corps, and John Streur, President and CEO of Calvert Research and Management, as keynote speakers.


“Los Angeles is a leader in the fight against climate change — and the success we are achieving speaks to the power of planning, innovating, and investing toward a sustainable future that can make cities everywhere healthier and more prosperous,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “We will reach that future by working together, and the EMA Impact Summit will gather entrepreneurs and thought leaders to discuss how we can collaborate to take on the most urgent challenge facing our planet.”

“Mayor Garcetti has been a trailblazer in using innovative and creative solutions to make Los Angeles a more sustainable city. Clearly, environmental and tech advancement are an authentic passion for him. We are incredibly honored to have him join us at EMA IMPACT Summit,” said Debbie Levin President & CEO of the Environmental Media Association. “We are also very grateful to Toyota Mirai, Calvert Investments/Eaton Vance and Montage Beverly Hills for their leadership in proving that the best businesses can simultaneously be ethical, profitable, and responsible. We are thrilled that these leaders across every industry have joined IMPACT to share this message far and wide across politicians, investors, entrepreneurs, and consumers.”

EMA also announced that Toyota Mirai, Calvert Investments/Eaton Vance and Montage Beverly Hills would be the presenting sponsors for the two-day Summit. Each sponsor brings their own expertise and leadership in sustainable business to the conference. Calvert Investments, recently acquired by Eaton Vance, are authorities on impact investing and its role in protecting the environment. Toyota, an EMA partner for seventeen years, will bring news of their latest technologies to one of their most receptive audiences – Hollywood. EMA helped introduce Toyota’s Prius (and now the Mirai) to Hollywood in 2002, and is now working closely with Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, Mirai. In addition, Toyota Mirai is bringing consumer activism into the mainstream. The Montage will host the Summit and its guests at their Beverly Hills hotel, Southern California’s first LEED-certified hotel to reach Gold level certification. The hotel is a model in sustainable development in the hospitality industry globally, successfully combining luxury with environmentally conscious business practices.

“Environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing is one of the leading trends in asset management and among investors today,” said John Streur, President and Chief Executive Officer of Calvert Research and Management. “With more than $8.5 trillion invested with consideration of responsible investment criteria in the U.S. alone, there has never been a more relevant point in time to discuss these issues and raise awareness for the importance of directing capital to companies that align with these beliefs and values.”


“Toyota shares the Environmental Media Association’s mission of fostering innovation to tackle complex environmental issues,” said Mark Angelacos, General Manager, Advanced Technology, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. “We are excited to be a part of EMA’s inaugural Impact Summit, a continuation of our 17-year partnership, and look forward to the sharing of inventive and inspirational ideas for a sustainable future.”

EMA IMPACT Summit’s unique and diverse programming will provide an unparalleled opportunity for attendees to identify opportunities for personal and professional empowerment and join forces to create change on issues affecting our planet. For a full list of speakers, click here.


Since its founding, EMA has honored landmark figures in business including Elon Musk, Sir Richard Branson, Jeff Skoll and Jessica Alba. EMA has also been credited with acting as a huge factor in launching consumer awareness for several of today’s most successful sustainable brands, including their landmark celebrity-driven campaign to popularize the globally bestselling hybrid, Toyota Prius, as well as each alternative fuel vehicle that TMS keeps innovating. Currently, EMA is working closely with them on the hydrogen fuel cell, Mirai. These factors inspired EMA to turn their focus to creating a dedicated event focused on personal, professional and corporate impact.

To learn more about EMA IMPACT Summit or to purchase tickets, please visit or email



The Environmental Media Association (EMA) is a Non-Profit 501(c)3 Organization founded by Norman and Lyn Lear & Alan and Cindy Horn in 1989 to inspire solutions for the environment through our impact in media and pop culture.

The organization has grown into a diverse subsection of entertainment industry tastemakers, entrepreneurs in finance and technology, and green icons dedicated to the mission of promoting environmental progress and innovations through celebrity role modeling, campaign work, year-round programs and our two large scale annual events, The EMA Awards (  and next year’s first annual EMA Impact Summit.

EMA serves as a valuable link between the world of media and the environmental community, working tirelessly to bring the planet’s most pressing issues to the forefront of pop culture and make true change by inspiring the next generation of filmmakers and entrepreneurs. To find out more about our programs and events visit us at and, Hashtag: #Green4EMA, Instagram @green4ema and Twitter @green4ema.


Toyota (NYSE:TM), creator of the Prius and the Mirai fuel cell vehicle, is committed to advancing mobility through our Toyota and Lexus brands.  Over the past 60 years, we’ve produced more than 30 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ more than 44,000 people (more than 34,000 in the U.S.).  Our 1,800 North American dealerships (nearly 1,500 in the U.S.) sold almost 2.6 million cars and trucks (2.45 million in the U.S.) in 2016 – and about 85 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 15 years are still on the road today.

Toyota partners with community, civic, academic, and governmental organizations to address our society’s most pressing mobility challenges. We share company resources and extensive know-how to support non-profits to help expand their ability to assist more people move more places. For more information about Toyota, visit


Calvert Research and Management is a leader in Responsible Investing. The company traces its roots to Calvert Investments, which was founded in 1976 and launched the Calvert Balanced Portfolio in 1982 as the first mutual fund to oppose investing in companies that support apartheid in South Africa.  Today, the Calvert Funds are one of the largest and most diversified families of responsibly invested mutual funds, encompassing actively and passively managed U.S. and international equity strategies, fixed-income strategies and asset allocation funds managed in accordance with the Calvert Principles for Responsible Investment.   Calvert Research and Management is a wholly owned subsidiary of Eaton Vance.


Located in the vibrant epicenter of Los Angeles, Montage Beverly Hills is ideally situated for shopping and dining among Rodeo Drive’s storied collection of shops, restaurants and galleries. As the only hotel in Beverly Hills with the coveted Forbes Five Star rating for both hotel and spa, Montage Beverly Hills features 201 well-appointed guestrooms, including 55 suites as well as 20 private Residences. Spa Montage Beverly Hills featuring L.RAPHAEL is the exclusive West Coast destination for the renowned Swiss skincare brand’s non-invasive, scientifically advanced, products and treatments for the face and body. The beautifully appointed spa is a sprawling urban oasis with 20,000 square feet of wellness and beauty facilities that include private relaxation spaces, a mosaic-tiled mineral pool, 17 tranquil treatment rooms and the flagship full-service Kim Vō Salon. Acclaimed chef Geoffrey Zakarian serves Modern American cuisine at the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant, Georgie.  The Garden Bar is a sophisticated yet relaxed lounge with a robust beverage program and light fare.  Tucked discreetly above Georgie, £10 welcomes true connoisseurs to the hidden bar specializing in the world’s most precious whisky, The Macallan Single Malt. With an unwavering commitment to sustainability, Montage Beverly Hills was the first hotel to receive Gold LEED certification in Southern California and was also named the #1 Hotel in Los Angeles in the Condé Nast Traveler Annual Readers’ Choice Awards for two consecutive years in 2015 and 2016. For information and reservations, please contact Montage Beverly Hills at (310) 860-7800 or visit

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