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November 29 - December 1, 2017 | Hyatt Regency Miami
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As you can see we have an outstanding group of speakers. CvCC is highly interactive and all participants contribute to the conversation. Join us in Miami this November as we explore the most cutting edge corporate climate solutions.


Ryder Case Study: Emerging Technologies, Advanced Fuels Strategies & Implementation For The Transportation Industry.

Mr. Perry will discuss how a natural gas transportation solution can assist companies in meeting their near term sustainability goals.

Mr. Perry leads Ryder’s Vehicle Supplier Relationship Management, Strategic Service Vendor Network Development, Telematics and Connected Vehicle Strategy, and the Corporate Real Estate functions for North American operations. Within this portfolio, Mr. Perry carries direct responsibility for developing and deploying Ryder’s Global Fuel Products strategy, which includes the company’s growing advanced energy portfolio as well as extending Ryder’s leadership position in the advanced fuels vehicle industry.

Ryder is the leader in natural gas vehicle (NGV) solutions for the commercial transportation industry, with more than 100 million miles of experience, 22 NGV maintenance facilities, and more than 5,500 NGV trained maintenance and support personnel. The Company also operates Liquefied to Compressed Natural Gas (LCNG) fuel stations at its Fontana and Orange, Calif., service locations where Ryder has partnered with Clean Energy Fuels to offer renewable natural gas, the cleanest fuel available today.
Scott Perry
Chief Technology & Procurement Officer, Global Fleet Management Solutions, Ryder System, Inc.
Ford Motor Company

Actions Being Taken By Ford To Reduce Greenhouse Gases Emitted From Products, Operations, Supply Chain And Future Business Models.

Ford was among the first automotive OEMs to acknowledge that climate change is real and companies have a role in stabilizing concentrations in the atmosphere. Carrie Majeske will describe the challenges Ford Motor Company faces related to climate change, and highlight actions being taken to reduce greenhouse gases emitted from products, operations, supply chain and future business models.
Carrie Majeske
Associate Director, Global Sustainability Integration, Ford Motor Company

Walmart’s 2025 Sustainability Goals and Project Gigaton

  • Zach’s story: Trained chemist to environmental compliance employee to sustainability policy adviser
  • Walmart’s sustainability origins (Hurricane Sandy)
  • Walmart’s sustainability goals – 100% renewable and 100% zero waste
  • 2025 sustainability goals/Project Gigaton
  • Sustainable products and packaging

  • Zach Freeze
    Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives - Sustainability, Walmart

    Smart Climate Goals: Setting Science-based Targets

    Climate change, energy shortages, pollution…our planet faces a myriad of complex energy and environmental challenges. The solutions to complex challenges such as these require the focus of our best scientists. With AMD technologies powering five of the top 10 most powerful supercomputers in the world, scientists are able to perform crucial research that can help us fulfill our society’s energy and environmental needs.

    AMD technology enables high performance computers to perform up to a quadrillion calculations per second. That’s one thousand trillion operations each second. This extreme speed enables the creation of models that can help simulate complex natural systems such as global climate patterns and help us understand how to generate alternative energy more efficiently. And with AMD’s efficient processors, these supercomputers are becoming more energy efficient themselves. It’s good to know that even the supercomputers that are working to solve the world’s energy and environmental challenges are “walking the talk.”
    Justin Murrill
    Senior Manager Corporate Sustainability, AMD

    Speaking slot reserved for qualified sponsor.

    If you are interested please contact:
    Jason Youner, CEO
    Companies Vs Climate Change
    TD Bank

    Sustainable Supply Chain Panel

    TD Bank will lead a panel of Sustainable Supply Chain experts.

    Michelle Albanese
    Manager, Corporate Responsibility
    TD Bank


    Kevin O'Donnell
    Sustainability Director
    Worldwide Sourcing
    General Mills

    Scott Perry
    Chief Technology and Procurement Officer


    Driving Large-Scale Initiatives That Positively Impact Our Environment

    We hope to discuss our journey toward Zero Waste to Landfill and our believed ability to drive large-scale initiatives that positively impact our environment. It is why we aim to protect it and do our part to ensure it flourishes for future generations.
    John Kotlarczyk, Jr.
    Global Director, CSR & Waste Reduction, Walgreens
    Wyndham Worldwide

    Climate Change, Risk Management, Resource Scarcity, and the Travel and Tourism Industry

    In 2015, travel and tourism’s total economic contribution was more than $7 trillion in GDP representing 9.8% of total GDP, and travel and tourism employed 284 million people, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). As one of the world’s largest hospitality companies Wyndham Worldwide contributes to these effects by operating lodging facilities or buildings, and using transportation and products to provide services. These sectors emit greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming, climate change and resource scarcity.

    Climate change and resource scarcity may present the following risks to our businesses:

    Increased natural disasters in areas where we operate our properties and franchise our brands. Rising costs of fuel, energy and water. Reduced travel from increasing costs to consumers and natural disasters affecting availability. Increased regulatory legislation which may inhibit growth and negatively impact operational profitability under current business practices. Some key opportunities that may be driven from climate change to our business include:

    Increased demand by customers for existing products and services due to new green building certifications, and standards such as the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and Energy Star labeling. Increased green regulations and in turn development of new guidelines and products, such as the development of Wyndham Worldwide’s eco-software program called the Green Toolbox, which tracks and reports its environmental performance. This makes it easier for owners to comply and meet changing requirements.

    New product efficiency standards, new products such as Energy Star rated appliances and renewable energy installations that help owners reduce operating expenses over time. Revenue opportunities by major clients requesting green hotels and resorts as part of their own supply chain sustainability requirements. Climate Risk Management

    The above listed risks and opportunities are industry drivers that have influenced our strategic plan. The plan also reviews our performance and the materiality of our risks and opportunities, competitive positioning and stakeholder perceptions. One of our major goals linked to climate change is to reduce our carbon emission 25% by 2025 and green our supply chain of $2.1 billion to 30% by 2020. In 2015, we reduced our GHG emissions by 21%. This goal has been disseminated throughout the organization.

    A key goal of our environmental management system is to help our facilities reduce their energy usage, improve our building performance and increase the use of green products and services. The sustainability department focuses on tracking and measuring Wyndham Worldwide’s environmental performance as well as training and educating internal and external stakeholders and providing resource tools. The department tracks legal compliance and assesses significant risks and the economic impact on the Company associated with climate change.
    Faith Taylor
    SVP CSR/Sustainability, Wyndham Worldwide
    Office Depot

    Sustainable Purchasing Engagement And Leadership Strategies – Highlighting Carbon Footprint And Climate Change

  • Supplier integrity and own transparency – including eco-labels
  • Customer integration and strategy – customer reporting and helping them to meet their own goals
  • Internal engagement and inclusion – how do we get support internally?

  • Molly Ray
    Senior Manager, Sustainability, Office Depot

    Zulema Ledesma
    Sustainability Lead, Office Depot

    Speaking slot reserved for qualified sponsor.

    If you are interested please contact:
    Jason Youner, CEO
    Companies Vs Climate Change
    Citizens Climate Lobby

    Citizen’s Climate Lobby: Bridging The Partisan Divide On Climate and Driving Political Will for a (more) Stable Climate

    CLC is bridging the partisan divide on climate and driving political will for a (more) stable climate.

    We are promoting a market-based solution to the climate crisis endorsed by our nation's top economists, scientists and thought-leaders.

    The carbon fee & dividend: · will not grow government / reduces government regulations
    · eliminates costly and inefficient energy subsidies
    · reduces emissions faster than any regulation proposed
    · is revenue-neutral (does not increase deficit)
    · spurs competition and innovation
    · benefits US economy by creating millions of jobs (per REMI report)
    · would result in ~13,000 American lives saved per year
    Greg Hamra
    Leader, Miami Chapter, Citizens Climate Lobby

    Holistic Business Approaches and their Sustainability Impacts: Public Benefit Corporations and their Role in the Future of Business

    We are proud to introduce DanoneWave as the largest PBC, and we will discuss how this legal distinction will help us drive our sustainability agenda forward with our stakeholders (external and internal) by increasing transparency of our motives, making actionable changes in our social and environmental impacts, and ultimately drawing a line in the sand about what we stand for. *Tied to social and environmental return including financials and allowing for a rich conversation around commitments/footprint, full scope reporting and carbon reduction ambitions.
    Deanna Bratter
    Director of Corporate Sustainability, DanoneWave
    Bechtel Corporation

    Bechtel’s “Circular Approach” To Projects To Reduce Our Environmental Footprint

    Engineering the Next 100 Years: It Is No Longer Enough To Build The Biggest Project In The World. We Want To Be Known Also For Building The Best Projects For The World.

    Global megatrends—from the projected population surge to the scarcity of resources—are changing the way we design, construct, and operate critical structures and systems for our customers and the societies that ultimately benefit from them. The last century was largely defined by industrial development, because of these megatrends the next 100 years will be defined by sustainable development.

    Sustainability is delivered in our projects using a full spectrum approach that involves our core engineering, procurement and construction functions and strategic services. This approach leverages unique knowledge and capabilities to conceptualize, design, and build the best projects for our customers and society. The projects we deliver for our customers and society, and how we deliver them, will help ensure the 21st century is more sustainable than the past 100 years.
    Tam Robert Nguyen
    Global Head of Sustainability, Bechtel Corporation