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ACCO Webinar Archives

This section houses archives and recordings from ACCO Webinar Series programs.

Description Host Organization/Sponsor Location Date
EPA's Proposed Rule for Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Association of Climate Change Officers
 
Webcast May 11, 2009

Speakers:

  • Katherine Sibold, Environmental Protection Specialist, Office of Air & Radiation, Climate Change Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Barbora Jemelkova, Environmental Protection Specialist Office of Air & Radiation, Climate Change Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

EPA staff presented on the proposed Mandatory Reporting for Greenhouse Gases rule. The rule calls for suppliers of fossil fuels or industrial GHGs, manufacturers of vehicles and engines, and facilities that emit 25,000 metric tons or more of GHG emissions per year to submit annual reports to EPA.

Please click here to view slides from the presentation given by Katherin Sibold (EPA) and Barbora Jemelkova (EPA).

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Carbon Counting 2009 Financial Research Associates, LLC Houston, TX May 13-14, 2009

FRA’s second annual Carbon Counting conference was structured for companies ramping up for impending federal climate change legislation and who wanted to know what that legislation was going to look like. The conference featured experts from NGOs, government, and industry to discuss potential investment and operations considerations in a carbon constrained regulatory environment.

Please click here to view slides from the presentation given by Daniel Kreeger (ACCO) on May 14. 
You can also click here to view a presentation on ACCO from May 13.

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EPA's Climate Partnership Programs -- Helping Industry to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Association of Climate Change Officers Webcast May 27, 2009

Host: Dr. Stephen Andersen, Director, Strategic Climate Projects, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Speakers:

  • Deb Berlin, Communications Director, EPA Climate Leaders, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Blaine Collison, Director, Green Power Partnership, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Kristen Taddonio, Program Director, EPA Climate Choice, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

EPA works with businesses, organizations, governments, and consumers to reduce emissions of the greenhouse gases that contribute to global climate change by promoting greater use of energy efficient and other cost-effective technologies. We also work to improve understanding of the more potent greenhouse gases and options for sequestering carbon dioxide. This Webinar will provide an overview of EPA partnership programs, focusing in detail on the Climate Choice and Climate Leaders Programs, as well as the Green Power Partnership.

  • Climate Leaders is an EPA industry-government partnership that works with companies to develop comprehensive climate change strategies. Partner companies commit to reducing their impact on the global environment by completing a corporate-wide inventory of their greenhouse gas emissions based on a quality management system, setting aggressive reduction goals, and annually reporting their progress to EPA. Through program participation, companies create a credible record of their accomplishments and receive EPA recognition as corporate environmental leaders.
  • Climate Choice is a new EPA partnership program that promotes emerging innovative technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • The Green Power Partnership helps companies and institutions make voluntary purchases of green electricity. Designed to help accelerate the development of new U.S. renewable energy generation, the Partnership provides technical and communications assistance to C&I energy users of all sizes and scopes.

Please click here to view slides from the presentations given by Deb Berlin, Blaine Collison and Kristen Taddonio.  You can also watch a replay of excerpts of the webcast by clicking here.

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The Relevancy of Climate Change for Investors Association of Climate Change Officers Webcast June 9, 2009

Speakers:

  • Cary Krosinsky, Vice President, Trucost Inc
  • Sonal Mahida, Vice President USA, Carbon Disclosure Project
  • Julie Fox Gorte, Senior Vice President for Sustainable Investing, PaxWorld
  • Brian Rice, Investment Officer, Corporate Governance, CalSTRS

As the world moves to global negotiations later this year in Copenhagen, a true, global price on carbon inevitably will impact public companies, and therefore their investors. What approaches are being taken by investors to encourage efficiencies and understanding? What existing metrics and tools are used by investors today, and what is likely on the horizon? What other factors other than carbon emissions are relevant and why?

Please click here to view slides from the presentations given by Cary Krosinsky, Sonal Mahida, Julie Fox Gorte and Brian Rice.  You can also watch a replay of excerpts of the webcast by clicking here.

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Action for a Sustainable America -- Seattle Green Power Conferences (Action for a Sustainable America) Seattle, WA June 10-11, 2009

This event examined developments in sustainable strategies for manufacturers of all sectors. It offers access to the corporate executives and green experts leading the transformation to sustainable and cost-efficient manufacturing. ACCO co-sponsored the cocktail reception on June 10 with the Seattle Climate Partnership.  ACCO Executive Director Dan Kreeger also moderated a speaking at this event.

Featured speakers included CEOs and senior sustainability professionals from: Siemens, McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC), Kraft, Toshiba, US Steel, Abbott Laboratories, Sara Lee, Pfizer, Owens Corning, Hollander, the Department of Energy, Applied Materials, Motorola, The North Face, Eaton Corporation, Herman Miller, Shaw Industries, and more.

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EPA's ENERGY STAR Program Helps Manufacturers Meet Their Climate Goals Through Energy Management Association of Climate Change Officers Webcast June 30, 2009

Host:

  • Elizabeth Dutrow, Director, ENERGY STAR Industrial Sector Partnerships, U.S. EPA

Speakers:

  • Steve Coppinger, Director, Energy Services, CalPortland Company
  • Mike Whaley, Director, EHS, Allergan
  • Tom Pagliuco, Energy Director, Schering-Plough Corporation

Energy efficiency is a basic step in meeting climate goals. Learn how EPA's ENERGY STAR program can help your organization manage energy well and how several U.S. industrial companies have been able to successfully impact their carbon footprints through good practices, tools and techniques learned as a part of their partnership with ENERGY STAR. 

Please click here to view slides from the presentations given by Betsy Dutrow, Steve Coppinger, Mike Whaley and Tom Pagliuco.  You can also watch a replay of the webcast by clicking here.

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Copyright 2008-2009 by the Association of Climate Change Officers

Analyses of the Groundbreaking American Clean Energy & Security Act (ACESA) Association of Climate Change Officers, BNA & McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP Webcast July 23, 2009

Speakers:

  • Manik ("Nikki") Roy – VP, Federal Government Outreach,
    Pew Center on Global Climate Change
  • Keith Cole – Director, Legislative & Regulatory Affairs,
    General Motors
  • Peter L. Gray – Partner, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
    (and Co-Founder, ACCO)
  • Frederick R. Anderson – Partner, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
  • Geraldine E. Edens – Partner, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP

Moderator:

  • Steven Cook – Reporter, BNA

On June 26, 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly approved game-changing climate change legislation, the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACESA), also called Waxman-Markey (HR 2454) -- the first major environmental legislation to be approved by either the House or the Senate in almost twenty years. The come-from-behind 219-212 vote took place amidst defections by supporters in industry and environmental organizations alike, with even the White House expressing concern about global trade impacts as the vote approached. The bill requires a 3% cut in CO2 emissions from 2005 levels by 2012, 17% by 2020, 42% by 2030, and 83% by 2050.  This would transform the US economy and in particular the energy sector, and create a multi-billion dollar new market in valuable rights to emit greenhouse gases.

Please click here to view slides from the presentations given by Nikki Roy, Keith Cole, Peter Gray and Fred Anderson.  You can also watch a replay of the webcast by clicking here.

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Engaging Stakeholders of Climate Change Initiatives within Corporations, Government Entities and NGO-Based Activities Association of Climate Change Officers Webcast July 30, 2009

Speakers:

  • Justin Yuen – President, FMYI
  • Michael Armstrong – Deputy Director, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, City of Portland
  • Dave Newman – Former Head Global Climate & Energy, Nike
  • Patrick Nye – Vice President, Climate Business Group, Bonneville Environmental Foundation

Businesses, institutions and government entities that are successful in establishing sound GHG management infrastructure and inducing culture change will mitigate risk and create new opportunities while others will struggle to achieve their goals. This webcast will discuss stakeholder engagement at corporations and government entities, NGO-based marketing efforts, and leveraging social media.

Please click here to view slides from the presentations given by Justin Yuen, Michael Armstrong, Dave Newman and Patrick Nye.  You can also watch a replay of the webcast by clicking here.

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Beyond "Best Practice" -- The Next Generation of Corporate Climate Leadership Association of Climate Change Officers
Webcast September 1, 2009

Speakers:

  • Erin Meezan – VP of Sustainability, Interface
  • Patrick Browne – Sustainability Program Manager, UPS
  • Kevin Moss – Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, BT Americas
  • Samantha Putt del Pino – Co-Director, Business Engagement in Climate and Technology, World Resources Institute

There is a compelling business case to minimize climate risks, yet the current approach is not sufficient to achieve necessary greenhouse gas emission (GHG) reductions by 2050. The World Resources Institute's new report, Sharpening the Cutting Edge: Corporate Action for a Strong, Low-Carbon Economy draws on collaboration with dozens of companies to assess how businesses are preparing for and adapting to the emergence of a low-carbon future. “Best practices” have emerged and allowed business across sectors to succeed in verifying and registering emissions data, identifying cost-effective GHG reductions, and begin capturing new business opportunities. Experiences at leading companies like Interface and BT Americas have highlighted important barriers and major opportunities.

Please click here to view slides from the presentations given by Erin Meezan, Patrick Browne, Kevin Moss and Samantha Putt del Pino.  You can also watch a replay of the webcast by clicking here.

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Competing in a Low-Carbon Economy: Climate Change in the Supply Chain Association of Climate Change Officers

Webcast

Sept. 30, 2009
12:00pm - 1:30pm (eastern)



Speakers:

  • Bruce Klafter – Senior Director of EHS and Sustainability, Applied Materials
  • Jay Celorie – Global Program Manager, Hewlett-Packard
  • Mary White – Senior Manager, Environmental Supplier Outreach, PepsiCo
  • Chrystina Gastelum – US Director, CDP Supply Chain, Carbon Disclosure Project

Changes taking place in the regulatory and economic business landscapes require companies to understand and take action on GHG emissions. Physical shifts in the climate are driving increased adaptation measures, and regulation is mounting on all levels. According to a 2008 McKinsey study, as much as 80% of a company's climate-related risk and opportunity resides in the supply chain. Leading companies are collecting and acting on this information to prepare for competition in a low-carbon economy.

Please click here to view slides from the presentations given by Chrystina Gastelum, Bruce Klafter, May White and Jay Celorie.  You can also watch a replay of the webcast by clicking here.


  

EPA's Green Power Partnership Program - Case Studies from Industry and Municipalities on Leveraging the Program in Support of Climate Change Strategies Association of Climate Change Officers
Webcast Oct. 15, 2009
1:00pm - 3:00pm (eastern)

Speakers:

  • Dawn Murray – Manager, Corporate Real Estate, ING
  • Cheri Chastain – Sustainability Coordinator, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
  • Haris Alibasic – Sustainability Director, City of Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Jacob Glickel – Environmental Assistant, City of Boston, Massachusetts
  • Moderator: Blaine Collison, Director, Green Power Partnership, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The EPA's Green Power Partnership program helps companies and institutions make voluntary purchases of green electricity. Designed to help accelerate the development of new U.S. renewable energy generation, the Partnership provides technical and communications assistance to commercial and industrial energy users of all sizes and scopes.

This complimentary program will examine how organizations and municipalities are using the Green Power Partnership program as key components of their climate change strategies. With case studies from Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, ING and the cities of Grand Rapids and Massachusetts, this webcast will look at challenges, opportunities and best practices for leveraging this key EPA climate partnership program.

Please click here to view slides from the presentations given by Dawn Murray, Cheri Chastain, Haris Alibasic, Jacob Glickel and Blaine Collison.  You can also watch a replay of the webcast by clicking here.


  

The Nation's First Greenhouse Gas Reporting System: A Look at the EPA's Mandatory Reporting Rule Association of Climate Change Officers
Premium Webcast Oct. 21, 2009
1:00pm - 2:30pm (eastern)

Speakers:

  • Phil Chandler – Head of Subfab and Environmental Products, Applied Materials
  • Denise Sheehan – Vice President, Government and Regional Affairs, The Climate Registry
  • Steve Frenkel – Chief Policy Advisor, Illinois EPA
  • Geraldine E. Edens – Partner, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
  • Additional speakers to be announced shortly

On Sept. 22, 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency announced its final rule for a national mandatory greenhouse gas reporting requirement. The rule, which is expected to cover approximately 85 percent of all U.S. GHG emissions from nearly 10,000 facilities, includes many changes from the draft rule. Although the emissions threshold level remains at 25,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per year, the source categories covered by the rule have changed. Another key change allows facilities covered under the rule to cease reporting if their emission levels fall under the threshold level for a certain period of time.

ACCO, BNA and The Climate Registry invite you to a presentation on the final rule, with an interactive question-and-answer session and commentary and analyses on the rule, impacts on industry, and next steps for covered entities.  During the two-hour presentation, the panelists:

  • Reviewed the final mandatory GHG reporting requirement;
  • Highlighted differences between the final rule and the proposed rule published earlier this year;
  • Identified measures that industry must take to prepare to meet the requirement;
  • Discussed the reporting requirement in the context of other recent climate change policy activities (e.g. Kerry-Boxer Senate bill, EPA’s recently proposed rule to regulate GHG emissions under the Clean Air Act, and President Obama’s executive order to federal agencies); and
  • Assessed how and if states and regional climate pacts will harmonize their activities with EPA’s efforts.

To purchase a replay of this ACCO/BNA Premium Webcast, please visit: http://ehsstore.bna.com/Past.aspx.


  

Overview of EPA's Proposed Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rule for Air Permitting Programs Association of Climate Change Officers
Webcast Nov. 9, 2009
1:00pm - 2:00pm (eastern)

Speakers:

  • Joe Mangino – Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Air Quality Policy Division, US EPA
  • Howard Hoffman – Air and Radiation Law Office, Office of General Counsel, US EPA

On September 30, 2009, EPA announced a proposal that is focused on large facilities emitting over 25,000 tons of greenhouse gases a year. These facilities would be required to obtain permits that would demonstrate they are using the best practices and technologies to minimize GHG emissions.  The rule proposes new thresholds for greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) that define when Clean Air Act (CAA) permits under the New Source Review (NSR) and title V operating permits programs would be required for new or existing industrial facilities.  The proposed thresholds would “tailor” the permit programs to limit which facilities would be required to obtain NSR and title V permits and would cover nearly 70 percent of the national GHG emissions that come from stationary sources, including those from the nation’s largest emitters—including power plants, refineries, and cement production facilities.

To watch and listen to a streaming WebEx replay of the original webcast, please visit the following link:

https://workgreen.webex.com/workgreen/lsr.php?AT=pb&SP=EC&rID=2977447&rKey=aef9a4b8656448ee

A Windows Media Player version of this replay is also available.  To download slides from the presentation, please click here.


  

The Road to Copenhagen: Understanding the Negotiating Table at COP-15 Association of Climate Change Officers
Webcast Dec. 4, 2009
12:00pm - 1:30pm (eastern)
Speakers:
  • Glenn Prickett – Senior Vice President & Executive Director, Conservation International
  • Lisa Jacobson – President, Business Council for Sustainable Energy
  • David Thomas – First Secretary, Energy and Environment, British Embassy, Washington

Since the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) entered into force, the parties have been meeting annually in Conferences of the Parties (COP) to assess progress in dealing with climate change, and beginning in the mid-1990s, to negotiate international accords to establish legally binding obligations for developed countries to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. In December 2009, the 15th Conference of Parties will assemble to revisit the Kyoto Protocol and seek to develop a worldwide consensus on regulating greenhouse gas emissions in developed and developing countries.

ACCO and BNA invite you to a presentation on what to expect from COP-15, with an interactive question-and-answer session, analysis of impacts on industry, and next steps for those who will be participating in activities in Copenhagen. During this 90-minute presentation, the panelists will:

  • Review the negotiating process and identify major players;
  • Highlight opportunities for success and challenging issues requiring resolution;
  • Discuss the anticipated U.S. strategy entering into the negotiations;
  • Assess how the activities of subnational governments and other regimes such as the Montreal Protocol may inform these negotiations; and
  • Forecast results from the negotiations.

To watch and listen to a streaming WebEx replay of the original webcast, please visit the following link:

https://workgreen.webex.com/workgreen/lsr.php?AT=pb&SP=EC&rID=3255702&rKey=977aa1471aabed0b

To download slides from the presentation, please click here.


  

Organizational Structures and the Role of the Climate Change Officer: A Look at How
Industry is Evolving to Address Climate Change
Association of Climate Change Officers and Climate Spark Nasa Club, Copenhagen, Denmark Dec. 16, 2009
6:30pm - 8:30pm (CET - central european time)
Speakers:
  • Bruce Klafter – Senior Director of EHS & Head of Corporate Responsibility/Sustainability, Applied Materials
  • Alice Madden – Climate Change Advisor to the Governor, State of Colorado
  • Steve Westly – Managing Partner, The Westly Group (formerly Controller, State of California & Senior Vice President, Ebay)

An historic wave of challenges and opportunities associated with climate change is sweeping through the public and private sectors. In addition to the obvious risks associated with climate change itself, an unprecedented alignment of consumer, investor, regulatory, and industry interests is forcing us all to take stock in how we develop and implement emissions management strategies. Additionally, significant opportunities await organizations that position themselves to capitalize on these market and regulatory forces.

A paper authored by the Association of Climate Change Officers, recently published by BNA, examined the risks and opportunities related to climate change for businesses, non-profit institutions, and governmental organizations and explored the emerging role of the climate change officer.

ACCO and Climate Spark invite you to a presentation of how industry and government are responding to organizational challenges related to climate change considerations.  The program will feature discussions on organizational structures, change management, inducing culture change and educating staff across numerous components of an organization.

To watch excerpts from this event, please visit:


  

Looking Ahead to Clean Energy Week 2010: An Analysis of the State of Clean Energy in the US Association of Climate Change Officers
Webcast Jan. 25, 2010
12:00pm - 1:30pm (eastern)

Speakers:

  • Kateri Callahan – President, Alliance to Save Energy
  • Jeff Anderson – Executive Director, Clean Economy Network
  • Cathy Calfo – Executive Director, Apollo Alliance

Following a year of unprecedented policy and economic activity related to clean energy in 2009, leading experts from the Alliance to Save Energy, the Clean Economy Network and the Apollo Alliance will look at the current state of the American clean energy sector, analyze the impacts of impending policy initiatives, and identify challenges that the clean energy sector faces in 2010 and beyond.

As a member of the Clean Energy Week steering committee, ACCO invites you to a discussion that will exemplify the events and thought leadership that will take place from February 1-5 in Washington, DC. During this 90-minute presentation, the panelists will:

  • Review recent policy initiatives at state and Federal levels, including analyzing the impacts of the 2009 economic stimulus on the clean energy sector;
  • Discuss anticipated surges in capacity and applicability of clean energy technologies; and
  • Assess how the activities of industry, academia, and government will play a role in advancing the clean energy sector.

To watch and listen to a streaming WebEx replay of the original webcast, please visit the following link:

https://workgreen.webex.com/workgreen/lsr.php?AT=pb&SP=EC&rID=3693247&rKey=30dfaa144be7c260

To download slides from the presentation, please click here.


  

Copenhagen De-Brief: Reflections on the Successes and Failures of COP-15 and Impacts on US Policymaking Efforts Association of Climate Change Officers
Webcast Jan. 26, 2010
12:00pm - 1:30pm (eastern)

Speakers:

  • Howard Learner – Executive Director, Environmental Law & Policy Center
  • Thomas Peterson – President & CEO, Center for Climate Change Strategies
  • Manik "Nikki" Roy – VP, Federal Government Outreach, Pew Center on Global Climate Change

In December 2009, the 15th Conference of Parties assembled in Copenhagen to revisit the Kyoto Protocol and seek to develop a worldwide consensus on regulating greenhouse gas emissions in developed and developing countries.  While an international treaty was not achieved, there were significant successes and failures realized through this hallmark event, which saw nearly 50,000 delegates worldwide descend upon Copenhagen to participate.

ACCO and BNA invite you to a discussion on the successes and failures of COP-15, and the impacts this event will have on the US policymaking process at Federal and sub-national levels. 

To watch and listen to a streaming WebEx replay of the original webcast, please visit the following link:

https://workgreen.webex.com/workgreen/lsr.php?AT=pb&SP=EC&rID=3707352&rKey=d5f168bc03f2e8a0

To download slides from the presentation, please click here.


  

Disclosures of Climate Change Impacts: A Look at the SEC's Recent Ruling Association of Climate Change Officers
Webcast Feb. 22, 2010
12:00pm - 1:30pm (eastern)

Speakers:

  • Sean Dilweg – Commissioner of Insurance, State of Wisconsin
  • Peter Gillon – Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (Co-Founder and Board Member of ACCO)
  • Julie Fox Gorte – Senior Vice President for Sustainable Investing, PaxWorld (Board Member of Ceres)
  • Patrick Parenteau – Professor of Law & Senior Counsel, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic, Vermont Law School

Over the past 10 years, investors have increasingly sought to obtain comprehensive information related to the impacts of climate change on publicly traded companies.  Groups such as the Carbon Disclosure Project and Ceres have seen a significant increase in disclosures from industry.  In early February, the SEC conducted a hearing and published guidance on the its existing disclosure requirements as they relate to climate change matters.  While the guidance did not set uniform standards for disclosure, it did highlight examples of areas where climate change may trigger disclosure requirements.

On February 22, 2010, ACCO and BNA invite you to a discussion on the SEC's recent ruling featuring insights from Wisconsin's Commissioner of Insurance and board members of ACCO and Ceres.  This 90-minute program will evaluate the SEC's guidance and provide perspectives on disclosing climate change business impacts in mandatory and voluntary reports.

To watch and listen to a streaming WebEx replay of the original webcast, please visit the following link:

https://workgreen.webex.com/workgreen/lsr.php?AT=pb&SP=EC&rID=3991802&rKey=ad7ddba19eac0a55

To download slides from the presentation, please click here.


  

External Relations: Developing Strategies for Engaging Industry, Academia, NGOs and Government Entities Association of Climate Change Officers
Webcast Mar. 23, 2010
12:00pm - 1:30pm (eastern)

Speakers:

  • Chuck White – Director of Regulatory Affairs/West, Waste Management
  • Andrea Pinabell – Sustainable Community Development Program Manager, The Home Depot Foundation
  • Gayle Prest – Director of Sustainability, City of Minneapolis
  • James Strock – Former Secretary of Environmental Protection, State of California (ACCO Advisory Board Member)

Industry, Academia, NGOs and Government Entities are increasingly realizing the importance and value in partnering with one another to address a broad spectrum of issues related to climate change. These partnerships, whether focused on developing clean energy or energy efficiency measures, addressing water consumption, reducing GHG emissions, or adaptation to climate change impacts, can achieve significant results and improve the organization’s bottom line results.

On March 23, 2010, ACCO and BNA invite you to a discussion on partnerships between organizations across sectors featuring insights from an expert panel that includes a former California Secretary of Environmental Protection, the Director of Sustainability for the City of Minneapolis and case studies from Waste Management. Our panelists will discuss:

  • Key drivers behind partnerships;
  • Best practices in designing programs (along with implementation and establishing benchmarking);
  • Specific examples/case studies of partnerships; and
  • Opportunities for future collaborations.

To watch and listen to a streaming WebEx replay of the original webcast, please visit the following link:

https://workgreen.webex.com/workgreen/lsr.php?AT=pb&SP=EC&rID=4327957&rKey=1aaa153e96a26bc4

To download slides from the presentation, please click here.


  

Disclosing the Business Impacts of Climate Change: Case Studies
from Industry Leaders and Analyses of Trends and Future Requirements
Association of Climate Change Officers
ACCO Climate Change Leadership Series April 14, 2010
1:30pm - 5:30pm (pacific)

Speakers:

  • Darrel Stickler – Sustainable Business Practices, Cisco Systems
  • Bruce Klafter – Head of EHS & Sustainability, Applied Materials
  • Mark Scorsolini – Environmental Policy Manager, Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG)
  • Dan Usas – Global Energy Manager, Johnson & Johnson
  • Leah Stern – Project Officer, Carbon Disclosure Project
  • Cary Krosinsky – Vice President, Trucost
  • Tony Georgis – Project Manager, RW Beck (an SAIC Company)
  • Rich Tauberman – Executive Vice President, MWW Group
  • Eric Olson – Senior Vice President of Advisory Services, BSR
  • Brian Wong – Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
ACCO and the Center for Climate Action hosted this event in conjunction with the Navigating the American Carbon World conference at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis.

Program Highlights

  • Case studies on the process of assessing and disclosing business impacts related to climate change from Cisco Systems, Applied Materials, Johnson & Johnson and Public Service Enterprise Group
  • Examination of trends and identification of best practices for future disclosures
  • Analyses of the SEC's recent ruling regarding disclosure requirements
  • Exploration of opportunities for cross-sector working groups focused on developing model disclosures, reports/white papers and/or a call to action

This event was a fee-based event.  A PDF of the slides from the program is available at:


  

Climate Change in the Courts:
A Look at How Litigation is Shaping Policy and Business Risks
Association of Climate Change Officers
Webcast April 27, 2010
12:00pm - 1:30pm (eastern)

Speakers:

  • Vicki Arroyo – Executive Director, Georgetown Climate Center
  • Michael Gerrard – Director, Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School
  • Scott Schang – Vice President, Environmental Law Institute

As Federal policymakers debate the merits of prospective climate change and energy legislation, an emerging series of battles is taking place in state and Federal courts. A combination of common law nuisance litigation matters, policy measures emanating from the Supreme Court’s ruling in Massachusetts vs. EPA, and questions concerning the appropriate roles of state and federal government entities.

The Association of Climate Change Officers and BNA invite you to a discussion featuring leading climate change environmental law scholars from the Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law, Georgetown Climate Center and the Environmental Law Institute. Our panelists will discuss:

  • the nature and status of pending cases,
  • recent rulings,
  • challenges faced by litigants, and
  • consequences if litigation is successful.

This event was a fee-based webinar.  Registrants who would like to watch and listen to a streaming WebEx replay of the original webcast, please visit the following link and refer to the email sent to all registrants for the password:

To purchase a replay of this ACCO/BNA Premium Webcast, please visit:


  

Addressing Energy, Climate Change and National Security:
Opportunities for Innovation Through Public/Private Partnerships
Association of Climate Change Officers
Webcast April 29, 2010
12:00pm - 1:30pm (eastern)

Speakers:

  • Dorothy Robyn – Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment, Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense
  • Dr. Kevin Geiss – Program Director for Energy Security, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army
  • CAPT James Brown – Director, Navy Energy Coordination Office (NECO)

The Department of Defense (DoD) is the largest consumer of energy in the US. Defense officials have suggested that cutting energy consumption and adopting renewable energy solutions are critical both to improving the energy security of our military forces and to address climate change. Leadership in the Department of Energy has asserted that US energy goals cannot be met without leadership by DoD, because of its history of innovation and because the energy problems that face the nation also create operational challenges for the military. This webinar brings together 3 visionary leaders from the Defense Department who are building programs to address these issues and are reaching out to the private sector for both partners and solutions.

On April 29, 2010, the Association of Climate Change Officers and BNA invite you to a discussion on the role of DoD in developing and testing new energy technologies to solve our common problems of energy and climate security. This 90-minute program will highlight existing DoD efforts and opportunities for the defense community to collaborate with industry and the NGO community.

To watch and listen to a streaming WebEx replay of the original webcast, please visit the following link:

https://workgreen.webex.com/workgreen/lsr.php?AT=pb&SP=EC&rID=4768847&rKey=0666c78c22c402c0

To download slides from the presentation, please click here.


  

Webinar Redux: Disclosing the Business Impacts of Climate Change: Case Studies from Industry Leaders and Analyses of Trends and Future Requirements (Part 1) Association of Climate Change Officers
ACCO Climate Change Leadership Series (Webinar Replay) May 10, 2010
12:00pm - 2:00pm (eastern)

Program Highlights

  • Examination of trends and identification of best practices for future disclosures
  • Analyses of the SEC's recent ruling regarding disclosure requirements
  • Sneak peek at the 2010 Carbon Disclosure Project questionnaire
  • Exploration of opportunities for cross-sector working groups focused on developing model disclosures, reports/white papers and/or a call to action

Speakers

  • Kathryn Alsegaf – Senior Climate Change & Sustainability Manager, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services
  • Tony Georgis – Project Manager, RW Beck (an SAIC company)
  • Cary Krosinsky – Vice President, Trucost
  • Leah Stern – Project Officer, Carbon Disclosure Project
  • Rich Tauberman – Executive Vice President, MWW Group
  • Brian Wong – Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Registration Fees

  • Webinar replay: $50
  • Complimentary for registrants of the original April 14 workshop and simulcast

This event was a fee-based webinar.  Registrants who would like to watch and listen to a streaming WebEx replay of the original webcast, please visit the following link and refer to the email sent to all registrants for the password:

To purchase a replay of this ACCO Premium Webcast, please visit:


  

Climate Change and Alternative Energy Under NEPA and its State Counterparts Association of Climate Change Officers
Premium Webcast June 10, 2010
1:00pm - 2:30pm (eastern)

Speakers:

  • Norman F. Carlin – Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • Geraldine E. Edens – Partner, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
  • Fred R. Wagner – Principal, Beveridge & Diamond PC
  • Moderator: Howard Learner – Executive Director, Environmental Law & Policy Center

As Federal and state government agencies explore various approaches to regulating climate change and energy, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and its state counterparts are increasingly playing a key role in the debate. 

A recent statement issued by CEQ Chairwoman Nancy Sutley suggested that while greenhouse gas emissions could not be regulated under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), "NEPA compels Federal agencies to consider environmental effects before undertaking significant actions or policies [and that] CEQ sees no basis for excluding greenhouse gas emissions from that consideration."

Additionally, high profile alternative energy projects have been held up in the courts and in the permitting process as part of the environmental impact analyses under NEPA and state counterparts.  The controversial Cape Wind project exemplifies one of such matters.

The Association of Climate Change Officers and BNA invite you to a discussion featuring leading NEPA practitioners who will discuss recent NEPA and state counterpart activity related to climate change and alternative energy.

This event was a fee-based webinar.  Registrants who would like to watch and listen to a streaming WebEx replay of the original webcast, please visit the following link and refer to the email sent to all registrants for the password:

To purchase a replay of this ACCO/BNA Premium Webcast, please visit: http://ehsstore.bna.com/Past.aspx.


  

Operation Supply Chain: Assessing Material Risks and
Opportunities Related to Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Association of Climate Change Officers
ACCO Climate Change Leadership Series June 22, 2010
1:30pm - 5:30pm (central)

Speakers:

  • Ahmad Soltani - Chief Procurement Officer, Bayer Corporation
  • Bill Olson - Director, Office of Sustainability & Stewardship, Motorola
  • Rick Love - Manager of Environmental Programs, United Technologies
  • Jill Gravender - Director, Western Region Climate Change Services, SAIC
  • Rob Meyer - Group Manager, Environmental Sustainability and Resource Conservation, PepsiCo
  • David Shepps - 6-Sigma Master Black Belt, Material Planning & Logistics, Ford Motor Company
Changes taking place in the regulatory and economic business landscapes require companies to understand and take action on GHG emissions. Physical shifts in the climate are driving increased adaptation measures, and regulation is mounting on all levels. According to a 2008 McKinsey study, as much as 80% of a company's climate-related risk and opportunity resides in the supply chain. Leading companies and governmental organizations are collecting and acting on this information to prepare for competition in a low-carbon economy.

ACCO and The Climate Registry hosted this workshop in conjunction with the North America Climate Policy Forum at the Renaissance Blackstone Hotel Chicago.

Program Highlights

  • Case studies on developing metrics related to the supply chain, establishing supply chain management systems, achieving returns on investment, engaging vendors and modernizing evaluation criteria.
  • Examination of trends and identification of best practices in the retail, food/beverage, appliance and electronics, and transportation sectors.
  • Exploration of opportunities for cross-sector working groups focused on developing best practices related to procurement, facilities management, education and training

Topics Addressed

  • What investments are being made into supply chain programs?  How should returns be quantified?
  • What are some of the sweet spots or low hanging fruit industry is seeing and what are the more significant challenges?
  • How does a company educate and train internal and external stakeholders to incorporate modernized principles and approaches related to procurement?
  • Is your existing infrastructure (organizational structures, information technology systems, etc.) equipped to handle this shift?  If not, how should it be revamped?

This event was a fee-based event.  A PDF of the slides from the program is available at:


  

Cancun De-Brief: Reflections on COP-16 in Cancun and Implications for U.S. Businesses Association of Climate Change Officers
Webcast February 9, 2011
2:00pm - 3:30pm (eastern)

Speakers:

  • Jonathan Pershing – U.S. Deputy Special Envoy for Climate Change, U.S. Department of State
  • Elliot Diringer – Vice President for International Strategies, Pew Center on Global Climate Change
  • Denise Sheehan – Executive Director, The Climate Registry

In December 2010, the 16th Conference of Parties assembled in Cancun to revisit the Kyoto Protocol and seek to develop a worldwide consensus on regulating greenhouse gas emissions in developed and developing countries. Continuing on the overwhelming energy seen in the previous year's conference in Copenhagen, there were significant successes and failures realized through this annual event, which saw thousands of delegates worldwide descend upon Cancun to participate.

ACCO, BNA and The Climate Registry invite you to a discussion on the successes and failures of COP-16, a look forward to COP-17, and the impacts this event will have on U.S. businesses, as well as the policymaking process at Federal and sub-national levels.

To watch and listen to a streaming WebEx replay of the original webcast, please visit the following link:

https://workgreen.webex.com/workgreen/lsr.php?AT=pb&SP=EC&rID=8473257&rKey=3e7460c172d59c57

To download slides from the presentation, please click here.


  

Durban De-Brief - An Analysis of COP-17 in Durban and Implications for Industry Association of Climate Change Officers Webcast February 1, 2012
1
2:30pm - 1:50pm (eastern)

Speakers:

  • Jonathan Pershing – U.S. Deputy Special Envoy for Climate Change, U.S. Department of State
  • Elliot Diringer – Vice President for International Strategies, Pew Center on Global Climate Change
  • David Rosenheim – Executive Director, The Climate Registry

In December 2011, the 17th Conference of Parties assembled in Durban, South Africa to continue discussions on the future of the Kyoto Protocol and a global agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in both developed and developing countries. Building upon the success of the Cancun Agreements and the Copenhagen Accord, substantial strides were made at COP-17 as thousands of delegates worldwide traveled to Durban to participate in the negotiations and related business conference activities . With the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol set to expire this year, the agreements reached in Durban are an important foundation for negotiations scheduled to take place in Qatar in December 2012.

Just a few weeks before the inaugural Climate Leadership Conference (www.ClimateLeadershipConference.org), ACCO, C2ES and The Climate Registry invite you to a discussion on the outcome of COP-17, a look forward to COP-18, and the impacts this event will have on U.S. businesses, the policymaking process at Federal and sub-national levels, and international efforts to build upon the Kyoto Protocol.

To watch and listen to a streaming WebEx replay of the original webcast, please visit the following link:

https://workgreen.webex.com/workgreen/lsr.php?AT=pb&SP=EC&rID=13667637&rKey=85d27e7b372df440

To download slides from the presentation, please click here.


  

Core Competencies for Climate Change Officers and Professionals Association of Climate Change Officers Webinar Town Hall May 20, 2013
1
2:00pm - 2:00pm (eastern)

Speakers:

  • Valerie Patrick -- Sustainability Coordinator, Bayer Corporation
  • Michael Mondshine -- Vice President and Senior Policy Analyst, Energy, Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, SAIC
  • Jim Sullivan -- Vice President, Sustainability, SAP

ACCO conducted a webinar town hall to obtain feedback on the recently published Core Competencies for Climate Change Officers and Professionals.  The Core Competencies will serve as the foundation for ACCO's ongoing education and training programs, as well as the CCO Certification, which will be launched in 2014.

To watch and listen to a streaming WebEx replay of the original webcast, please visit the following link:

https://workgreen.webex.com/workgreen/lsr.php?AT=pb&SP=EC&rID=20370302&rKey=33860b4839100ebc

To download slides from the presentation, please click here.


  

Tackling Climate Change Related Risks in Endowment and Pension Fund Portfolios Association of Climate Change Officers Webcast May 21, 2013
1
1:30am - 1:30pm (eastern)

Speakers:

  • Christopher Davis – Director, Investor Programs, Ceres
  • Julie Fox Gorte – Senior Vice President for Sustainable Investing, Pax World Management LLC
  • David Hales – President, Second Nature
  • Cary Krosinsky – Executive Director, Network for Sustainable Financial Markets
  • Tom Mitchell – Managing Director, Mission-Related Investing, Cambridge Associates
  • Mark Orlowski – Executive Director, Sustainable Endowments Institute
  • Joanne Zimolzak – Partner, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP

University endowment funds account for more than $400 billion in combined assets, while pension funds account for trillions of dollars in investments. Recent media coverage of student and activist rallies on college campuses related to university endowments has compared the role of fossil fuel investments to that of tobacco investments in previous decades.  Meanwhile, the City of Seattle has just announced an intention to take on a divestment approach with respect to its pension fund.

With education costs increasing annually, and the number of endowments and pension funds applying principles of environmental, social and corporate (ESG) governance in decline, developing strategies for achieving financially practical outcomes while addressing climate related risks is imperative. Please join us a for 1-day workshop in Washington, DC (and available via webinar simulcast) examining practical approaches to tackling this challenging issue.

To watch and listen to a streaming WebEx replay of the original webcast, please visit the following link:

https://workgreen.webex.com/workgreen/lsr.php?AT=pb&SP=EC&rID=20388822&rKey=ddfc155130074ce9

To download slides from the presentation, please click here.


  

 

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