October 17-18, 2011 | Tucson, Arizona
The United States Business Council for Sustainable Development (US BCSD) is a non-profit business association that provides opportunities for its members to work on authentic sustainability projects with industry, governmental and other key stakeholders who might not otherwise have the chance to collaborate and network. The projects generate economic returns while improving the environment and society — the triple bottom line.
The Fall Meeting is an action conference brought to you in two parts by the US BCSD and the Ygrene Energy Fund. First, participate and collaborate in US BCSD working groups and interactive panel discussions that explore and expand the relationships and work processes at the core of our success. Attendees will help develop and learn innovative solutions to address key sustainability challenges and embed sustainability into business operations.
And then, learn from key players how to launch and lead your Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) marketplace. State governments have passed legislation that enables cities and counties to offer the financial structure necessary to create a local clean economy. Join us in a groundbreaking workshop to learn how corporations, cities and counties can access immediately available and sustainable financing to launch a PACE program. Take the first steps to increase jobs, stimulate your local economy and bring clean energy to your community.
US BCSD Fall Meeting
Through the application of innovative collaborative methodologies, US BCSD members and colleagues have redefined the boundaries of sustainable business practices. Our By-Product Synergy projects, PACE Financing energy efficiency retrofit model, the recently launched Water Synergy Project, and our work with Biodiversity and Ecosystem services have demonstrated – in the past year more than ever – that sustainable development can generate economic returns while improving the environment and society.
We’ve tailored our Fall Meeting around interactive and collaborative sessions in both our Monday and Tuesday agenda. US BCSD working groups will meet on Monday afternoon to discuss their progress and to re-define the path forward in our five key work streams. On Tuesday morning, our plenary sessions will feature dynamic panel presentations while also allowing attendees to engage in small group discussions. Click here to view our full agenda.
PACE Financing Marketplace
Attend our workshop on Tuesday afternoon, October 18th, to learn about the clear benefits of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing for your sustainability projects. We will outline how PACE works for both cities and companies, as well as present an opportunity to interact with the key players that make PACE a success.
Join the US BCSD, Ygrene Energy Fund, Barclays Capital and Lockheed Martin at this ground-breaking workshop, bringing together leading American corporations and leading American cities and counties for the purpose of creating privately financed public/private partnerships focused on building the clean economy all across the country. Click here for more information.
Co-located with the NAEM Annual EHS Management Forum
Make the most out of your time in Tucson and plan to attend the annual NAEM EHS Management Forum on the 19th and 20th. The Forum is the largest annual gathering of EHS and sustainability managers, directors and vice presidents. With two days of peer-led interactive sessions and keynote presentations, this is the premier event dedicated to showcasing best practices in EHS and sustainability management. Drawing more than 500 EHS and sustainability managers, directors and vice presidents from leading companies, the Forum provides a fantastic opportunity for professional networking, benchmarking and best practice sharing for EHS and sustainability practitioners. Click here for more information.