Corporate Climate Response Chicago

Tue, 25 Sep 2007 04:00:00 GMT

Chicago, September 25-26 2007

This two-day event will bring together companies, regulators and other experts to discuss the best solutions for companies looking to mitigate their carbon footprints. Supporters of this event include the City of Chicago DoE, IBM, and MetaFore. Corporate Climate Response also coincides with Chicago’s ‘Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet’ festival.

This is our 5th Corporate Climate Response event and a number of top speakers are participating including representatives from Ford, Time, Anheuser-Busch, IBM, McDonald’s, United Technologies, Catepillar, BP America, Exelon, EPA, Energy Star, WRI and more.

This event includes sessions on carbon footprint and life-cycle analysis, energy efficiency, choosing green power sources, offsetting and emissions trading, climate adaptation, and engaging the public on global warming issues. Attendees will also learn about the latest update in national climate change policy and how upcoming state and federal actions will directly impact US corporations. It will attract over 200 delegates from across the US whose responsibility is to implement climate change solutions for their organizations.

The event is sponsored by Environmental Defense, The Alliance to Save Energy, MetaFore, and the Institute for Sustainable Communication.

  • Mayor Richard M. Daley
  • Laura Flanigan, Director, Chicago Sustainable Business Alliance
  • Jonathan Lash, President, World Resources Institute
  • John Disharoon, Director of Sustainable Development, Caterpillar Inc.
  • Bill Gerwing, Director of Environmental Policy, BP America
  • Melissa Lavinson, Director for Federal, Governmental and Regulatory Relations, PG&E
  • Alice LeBlanc, Director of the Office of Environment and Climate Change, AIG
  • Doug Scott, Chair of Climate Change Advisory, Illinois EPA
  • Henry Henderson, National Resource Defense Council
  • Karen Hobbs, First Deputy Commissioner, City of Chicago’s Department of Environment
  • Michelle Manion, Climate & Energy Team Manager, NESCAUM
  • Jim Sullivan, Director, Climate Leaders Program, EPA
  • Vicki Arroyo, Director of Policy Analysis, Pew Center on Global Climate Change
  • Howard Learner, Director, Environmental Law and Policy Center
  • Anthony Janetos, Director, Joint Global Change Research Institute
  • John Viera, Director of Sustainable Business Strategies, Ford Motor Company
  • David Refkin, Director of Sustainability, Time Inc.
  • Audra Jones, Senior Director of Partnership Development, UN Foundation
  • Paul Vitello, Director of Environmental Programs, United Technologies
  • Gary Rancourt ,Business Development Executive, IBM Big Green Innovations
  • Steve DePalo, Energy Manager, McDonald’s USA
  • Kara Saul Rinaldi, Director of Government and Public Affairs, Owens Corning
  • Betsy Dutrow, Program Manager, Energy Star for Industry
  • Peter Garforth, Principal, Garforth International
  • Todd Brady, Corporate Environmental Manager, Intel Corporation
  • Tom Costantino, Asset Management and Resource Recovery Manager, PSEG
  • Jack Groh, Environmental Manager, NFL
  • Bob Accarino, Director of Global Environmental affairs, Abbott
  • Emily Barton, Corporate EHS Manager, Motorola and President, NAEM Lake Michigan Chapter
  • Steve Fine, Vice President, ICF International
  • Menno Enters, Manager of Utilities, Walgreens
  • Dean Pusch, Manager of Environmental Affairs, Anheuser-Busch
  • Jessica Bridges, Executive Director, USCHPA
  • Helen Howes, Vice President, Corporate Environment Health & Safety, Exelon
  • Rob Threlkeld, Manager of Supply Contracts and Green Initiatives, GM
  • Laura H. Kosloff, Senior Counsel, EcoSecurities
  • Michael Schlup, Director, The Gold Standard
  • Anne Hambleton, Managing Director, Native Energy
  • Jim Sullivan, Director, Climate Leaders Program, EPA
  • George Milner, SVP Energy/Environmental, Mohawk Fine Papers
  • Andrew Kruger, Vice President, Greenhouse Gas Markets, Evolution Markets
  • Thomas M. Cushing, Vice President, Chicago Climate Exchange
  • Rick Adcock, Senior Vice President of Environmental Markets, World Green Exchange
  • Michael Loreman, Vice President, DTE Energy
  • Ronald Meissen, Senior Director of Corporate Environment, Health and Safety, Baxter Healthcare Corporation
  • James Stanway, Director of Project Development, Wal-mart
  • Rich Wells, Vice President of Energy, Dow
  • Peter Knight, Managing Director, Context
  • Victoria Mills, Project Manager, Corporate Partnerships, Environmental Defense
  • Dick Marklein, Energy Services Director, Kimberly Clark
  • Matthew Banks, Senior Program Officer, Climate Change Program, WWF
  • Andrew J. Hoffman, Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise, The University of Michigan
  • Debra Shore, Commissioner, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
  • Brad Warren, Consultant, Sustainable Fisheries Partnership
  • Jeannette Oelschlaegel, IResearch Manager, AccountAbility
  • Wood Turner, Project Director, Climate Counts
  • Don Carli, Research Fellow, Institute for Sustainable Communication
  • Iciar Vaquero, Project Director, Carbon Footprinting and Labelling initiative, The Carbon Trust

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