The U.S. Chamber of Commerce estimates that one million firms may be regulated. Which organizations are likely candidates? What do experts, government officials and other companies believe is the likely extent and scope of Federal and State GHG regulation in next 24 months? Will the recession accelerate state-level laws?
Stakeholder Management: Disclosure and Green Ratings
Investors and top customers are key stakeholders in your company – what kind of benefits are you providing for them by joining a voluntary reporting program? Hear comparisons on systems like Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), EPA Climate Leaders, or the Climate Registry, and determine whether you should be concerned if competitors or peer institutions are rated higher in green systems like Ceres, CDP, KLD, Climate Counts or TruCost. How are greening of products and disclosure pressure affecting product design and tier 1 and 2 supplier management? Are there similarities between ratings systems for corporations and universities?
Emerging Trends in Software Solutions to Manage Carbon – Session One
What are emerging trends in software solutions to manage energy and carbon? Will software solutions for GRI, Carbon, Cap-and-Trade, Offsets, Energy, and LCA stay separate or merge? What are benefits of investing in commercial tools now instead of waiting?
Four more company representatives speak on their experience in managing energy and carbon In this panel, select companies will disclose how they have invested in carbon accounting for the past two years, while sharing their decision-making processes. Companies will also discuss the adjustments they plan to make for the upcoming two years. Also to be discussed: difficult challenges they faced and advice they can give to investors just starting out in this market.
Emerging Trends in Software Solutions to Manage Carbon – Session Two
Four more company representatives speak on their experience in managing energy and carbon through software. They'll contribute insight on the fate of software solutions for GRI, Carbon, Cap-and-Trade, Offsets, Energy and LCA, whether the current approaches will stay separate or merge. What advantages did they receive (or miss out on) by investing in commercial tools now instead of waiting?
Investor Panel: Investment Outlook on Smart Grids, Carbon Management, and Energy Monitoring Tools
What is the outlook for smart grid technologies, carbon management and energy monitoring tools? How has the recession and drop in energy prices affected ROI? What are technologies that corporations should be tracking?
Will or Should Carbon Emissions Be Reported with a Firm’s Financial Reporting?
Current state and view from accounting perspective.
Carbon Accounting Standards
Will supply chain and product-level carbon standards emerge? Will large firms like WalMart influence standards? Learn about the current state of worldwide adoption of standards for organizational carbon emissions reporting including discussion of ties to SEC financial reporting, Scope 3 and product-level accounting.