Chris Guenther to Moderate Session at U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Conference, Accelerating Sustainability
On May 6 the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Accelerating Sustainability Forum will take place in Washington D.C. in partnership with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the US Business Council for Sustainable Development (USBCSD) and SustainAbility.
About the conference
Some of the greatest minds and proven practitioners from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors will explore two approaches to accelerating sustainability — enhanced, scaled collaboration and sustainability-driven innovation. These concepts are redefining what businesses can achieve around energy and water use that delivers shared value for business, society, and the environment. Through visionary speakers, action-oriented sessions, and ample networking opportunities, attendees will work with other sustainability leaders to refine the partnerships, tools, and techniques to create energy and water solutions to accelerate transformative change.
About the plenary
During the conference, Chris Guenther will moderate the plenary session, Sustainability and the Return on Collaboration. Large scale collaboration – especially among businesses and their value chains, government, and civil society – is critical to successfully addressing the world’s most significant environmental challenges. The panel will explore the growing number, ambition and types of sustainability-focused collaborations around energy and water, and discover how to ensure collaboration delivers. The presenters will also examine key market forces and trends shaping the evolution of collaboration, new emerging models, and how organizations should prioritize and manage them to ensure optimal return on collaborative investment. Panelists include:
- Ann Klee, Vice President, Environment, Health and Safety, GE
- Monique Oxender, Senior Director, Sustainability, Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.
- Eunice Heath, Global Director, Sustainability Business Engagement and Education, The Dow Chemical Company
- Brendan FitzSimons, Project Manager, Environmental Defense Fund