Corporate Climate Response Conference: In Chicago
We see increasing evidence that US corporations are taking climate change seriously. Here's an example. There might still be enough time to register for Corporate Climate Response, which takes place September 25th and 26th at the Courtyard Marriott Downtown Chicago. (The following is quoted from a recent email promotion.)
"Twenty top companies will share their climate change and sustainability strategies at this unprecedented gathering. Caterpillar, Ford, BP America, Abbott, Time Inc, Motorola, Walgreens, Anheuser-Busch, Wal-mart, Dow, McDonalds, IBM, AIG, Excelon, Intel and Baxter Healthcare are among those presenting. Over 200 sustainability professionals have already signed up for this unique green networking opportunity.
The content covers all the fundamentals of climate change strategy: Over the course of the two days, well be discussing carbon footprint and life-cycle analysis, energy efficiency, waste management, fleet management, green power and RECs, carbon offsetting, emissions trading, engaging the public, and more.
"If we are to truly address climate change and other environmental issues we must have everyone at the table,"said Mayor Richard M. Daley. "This gathering of some of largest companies in the world is definitely a step in the right direction.""
We hope the attendees all read their TreeHugger briefing links on Chicago. Plenty of good examples!