Canadian Centre for Policy Ingenuity

September 28, 2009 06:00 ET

Media Advisory: Leading Businesses and Policy Experts Share Strategies and Case Studies for a Low-Carbon Economy

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 28, 2009) -

Attn: Business Editors and Energy Reporters:

The 4th annual Business of Climate Change Conference, brought to you by WWF-Canada and the Canadian Centre for Policy Ingenuity (CCPI), is happening on September 29. Climate change is a critical economic issue that businesses can no longer ignore - especially now, in the lead up to Copenhagen. Speakers at the conference will address why it's important for businesses to play a key role, alongside world leaders, and how they are tackling this issue.

Businesses all over the world are looking to transition to a low carbon economy in order to manage increasing regulatory, investor, physical and reputational risks. Unlike previous recessions where the environment was put on the back burner, governments around the globe are forging ahead with green stimulus investments and carbon constraining legislation. At this year's conference you'll hear from public policy experts on the probable domestic and international regulatory context, short and medium term scenarios and implications for Canadian business.

Panels include:

- Outlook for Clean Energy, Emerging Technology and Innovation, and Investment Opportunities

- The Road to Copenhagen, US Administration, Public Policy and Implications for Business

- Supply Chain Decarbonization

- Case Studies: Corporate Leadership on Carbon Reduction

- The Green Consumer - Understanding and Leveraging Environmental Priorities

- Keynote: Jeff Rubin, author and former Chief Economist for CIBC World Markets

WHAT: 4th annual Business of Climate Change Conference

WHERE: Fairmont Royal York, 100 Front St. W, Toronto

WHEN: Tuesday, September 29 8:30 - 4:30 pm

WHO: Speakers include:

- Jeff Rubin, Author and former Chief Economist for CIBC World

- Hon. George Smitherman, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure,

- Vijay Vaitheeswaran, Global Correspondent, The Economist

- Michael Denham, Managing Director, Management Consulting
Services, Accenture

- Craig Alexander, VP and Deputy Chief Economist, TD Bank
Financial Group

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