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Adapting to Change: The Business of Climate Resilience

Join RZCCI and the Sustainability Practice Network for a panel discussion how leading businesses are adapting to climate change while moving to mitigate its impact.
Adapting to Change: The Business of Climate Resilience

Adapting to Change: The Business of Climate Resilience

When  Sep 22, 2016
from 06:15 PM to 08:00 PM
Where  151 E. 25th Street (between Lexington and Third Avenues), Room 750
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Contact Phone  646-312-3231
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Watch the video recording of Adapting to Change:
The Business of Climate Resilience


The 2015 Paris COP 21 was hailed as a historic show of solidarity among nearly 200 nations. The pact aims to curtail greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and keep temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees C, in the hope of averting natural disasters, like proliferating floods and wildfires.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also launched by the UN in 2015, offer companies an additional opportunity to merge climate and sustainability practices with larger business goals.

Business is buying into the Agreement. The large business presence at the Paris negotiating table and support from corporate leaders of all stripes to cut GHGs are positive signs.

About the Panel

This panel will examine how leading businesses are adapting to climate change and moving to mitigate its impact, while seeking ways to engage the SDGs in the years to come.

Panelists will include civil society leaders and executives from companies spotlighted in Adapting to Change: The Business of Climate Resilience, authored by panel moderator Dr. Ann Goodman. The session will offer attendees a chance to explore:

  • The progress of companies in building climate resilience into operations and goals
  • What corporate leaders have done to make their companies more resilient - before, during and since the Paris Agreement - and their plans going forward
  • What motivates companies to build climate resilience
  • How it benefits them and other stakeholders
  • Costs incurred and obstacles that remain


Moderated by ANN GOODMAN, Ph.D, Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College
JAY BRUNS, Vice President for Public Policy, Corporate Responsibility, The Hartford
LOU FERRETTI, Director, Environmental Compliance, IBM
BRUCE SCHLEIN, Director, Alternative Energy Finance, Citi

Climate Week NYC 2016

We are proud to announce, Adapting to Change: The Business of Climate Resilience, is a part of Climate Week NYC 2016.

Climate Week NYC 2016 takes place from September 19 -25. During the first UNGA post Paris – and with the US elections just eight weeks away – Climate Week NYC 2016 will gather leaders from business and government to demonstrate how continued investment in innovation, technology and clean energy will drive profitability and lead us toward net zero emissions.

Climate Week NYC – one of the key events in the international calendar that has been driving climate action forward since it was first launched in 2009. Read about some of our highlights here.

Climate Week NYC is presented by The Climate Group. We encourage participants to use the #CWNYC hashtag for all social media posts.

In Partnership with

The Sustainability Practice Network (SPN) is a New-York-based forum for professionals working with corporate responsibility and sustainability issues to build community based on learning, discussion, information and idea exchange. There are over two thousand members on our list-serve, representing practitioners from industry, academia, government and NGO's. For more information please visit:


6:00 pm - Registration and Networking
6:15 pm - Panel
7:30 pm - Q&A
8:00 pm - Networking


Complimentary pre-registration is required to attend this program. Register online, by phone or e-mail:

  1. Complete the online registration form
  2. Call us at 646-312-3231
  3. E-mail us at

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