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CO2logic Inc;The General Delegation of the Government of Flanders to the U.S.A; Connect4Climate; IFC (World Bank Group); The Greater New York City Chapter of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP)
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New York Times Building 620 8th Avenue Flanders House (44th floor)
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646-705-5395
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Can business address climate change effectively – and redefine itself in the process?

The climate is changing – and the case for business taking a leading role in defining how we address it is in beta test around the world. As organizations of various sizes around the world grapple with understanding carbon – and their footprint – a set of carbon metrics and financial instruments are emerging. 

The Paris Agreement represented a turning point for the world. But what remains in question is how we’re going to get the financing tools and funds required to return a changing climate to a planet fit for life. As the need to respond becomes increasingly urgent, carbon accounting and financing methodologies (green bonds, carbon markets, internal pricing, etc.) will be crucial in mastering climatic risk and turning risks into business opportunities – and the need for us to become better storytellers on an issue that is wonky and logical but lacks the magic of sociology and behavioral science.

For this discussion during Climate Week NYC 2017, we’re bringing a cross sector of industry practitioners for a conversation on the world of carbon accounting and financing – and provoke a debate at the heart of this: Can business help take back our climate to be fit for life again? And how?

Introduction
Trisha Bauman (ISSP-NYC), Bart Brosius (Flanders House) and Max Thabiso Edkins (Connect4Climate)
Moderator
Aman Singh, Editor-in-Chief, Futerra
Panelists
• Marcene Broadwater, Global Head, Climate Strategy and Business Development at IFC/World Bank Group
• Arnaud Brohé, CEO US at CO2logic 
• Hugh Locke, President and co-founder, Smallholder Farmers Alliance in Haiti
• Coleen Vien, Sustainability Director at Timberland
• Head of Sustainable Investment, Global Financial Services Firm (to be confirmed)

CO2logic is a pioneer in climate change and sustainability advisory. CO2logic specializes in calculating, reducing and offsetting carbon emissions and other environmental impacts. Today, more than 100 global organizations use CO2logic’s services to develop and implement their sustainability and low carbon strategies. Our main offices are in Brussels (Belgium) and New York.

Event partners include: The General Delegation of the Government of Flanders to the U.S.A; Connect4Climate; IFC (World Bank Group); and The Greater New York City Chapter of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP)