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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.

Seventh Generation

7Gen has taken a holistic, innovative, and collaborative approach to combating climate change.

We enforce an internal fee of $12 per ton of CO2 and use the generated revenue to increase operational efficiencies, purchase renewable fuels, purchase renewable electricity for our facilities, manufacturing partners, and distribution partners, and, as a last resort, purchase carbon offsets and RECs. While the majority of our carbon footprint stems from our tier 2 and 3 activities (the materials, ingredients, and packaging we purchase), the tax will only apply to our tier 0 and 1 activities during the first year. These activities include:

· Business travel and employee commuting
· Headquarter facilities
· Manufacturing footprint (including logistics and transportation)

This act serves as an incentive for our sourcing department to consider suppliers with a lower carbon footprint, as well as an incentive for us to reach our 2020 sustainability goals.

As a mission driven business who believes that business can be a force for good in the world, Seventh Generation strives to leave the world a better place. Our 2020 sustainability goals are based on an overall desire to nurture nature, enhance health, transform commerce, and build communities. Some of our aspirations are to:

· Source sustainably
· Produce zero waste
· Choose plants, not petroleum
· Create and use energy sustainably
John Replogle
CEO, Seventh Generation

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

David Burrows
Sustainability Supply
Chain Manager

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

Sustainability departments often have limited capacity and resources for all of the roles that they need to cover within their organization. In an effort to leverage additional resources, Office Depot has initiated a new tool and strategy to engage its company’s sales force to educate the field and share their story with their customers and potential customers.

This is your opportunity to learn from Zulema Ledesma and Molly Ray, members of Office Depot’s sustainability department, as they discuss how to maximize input, ownership and participation from their internal colleagues to support the growth of their sustainability program.
Molly Ray
Senior Manager, Sustainability, Office Depot

Speaking slot reserved for qualified sponsor.

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

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
WhiteWave Foods

Better Water Footprint: White Wave’s Commitment To Helping Preserve This Precious Resource

Globally, 86 percent of all consumed freshwater is used to grow food, so the choices we make with regard to managing our water use can have a big impact and we take the challenge of reducing our water usage seriously. We start by measuring and monitoring our manufacturing footprint, and invest in projects to balance portions of that footprint with water restoration certificates (WRCs.) For each WRC purchased, 1,000 gallons of water is restored to critically dewatered rivers and water systems across the U.S. In 2015, we balanced 45 percent of our global manufacturing water footprint through the purchase of WRCs from the Bonneville Environmental Foundation. Since 2009, our WRC commitments – which benefit many key areas within our supply chain – have restored more than 1.9 billion gallons of water, or the equivalent of over 2,800 Olympic swimming pools. We’re committed to optimizing and managing our water footprint in ways that promote environmental stewardship and ensure we are doing our part to help replenish America’s freshwater ecosystems.
Deanna Bratter
Director of Corporate Sustainability, WhiteWave Foods
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

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.