Business Environmental Leadership Council Events for Climate Week 2021

Buy Clean: Using the power of the purse to accelerate climate action

Hosted by LafargeHolcim

Sept. 21, 10-11:30 a.m.

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Governments and private companies around the world are changing the way products are made by demanding low carbon energy sources, products with a lower global warming potential and climate friendly processes in their supply chains. In the United States, Buy Clean is a movement led by public officials, thought leaders and private companies focused on working to accelerate climate action on the built environment using the power of government procurement.

Moderated by Victoria Mills, Managing Director, Environmental Defense Fund, with host Jay M Moreau, CEO, US ACM, LafargeHolcim

Accelerating green building for resilient cities

Hosted by Holcim

Sept. 23, 10-11:30 a.m. ET

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The construction sector is not only the most reliable engine for economic recovery. It also is a formidable vector to accelerate the decarbonization of our economies. With many cities committed to becoming climate neutral, construction is a fundamental enabler to accelerate the transition. Carbon neutral economies require adapted infrastructure, ranging from transportation to affordable decarbonised energy as well as a highly energy-performant and circular built environment. The rolling-out of advanced technologies and materials will bring responses. But of course this is part of a larger ecosystem that is undergoing a paradigm shift that requires tools and performances to accelerate the shift.

Holcim invites you to join this expert webinar on how to accelerate climate action and nature-based solutions for resilient cities. Hear and engage with our experts to build a net zero future that works for people and the planet: Speakers include Deborah Wintraub,
City of Los Angeles; Bertrand Piccard, Solar Impulse Foundation; and Cristina Gamboa, World Green Building Council

The Path from Pledges to Progress
How companies are working to decarbonize today to meet the ambition of tomorrow

Hosted by EEI, C2ES, and JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Sept. 23, 1-2:15 p.m. ET


Transitioning to a low-carbon economy is necessary and urgent. As a growing number of companies make ambitious commitments that look to 2050 and beyond, progress toward these goals is dependent on industries prioritizing action today.

Join industry leaders from major sectors such as finance, aviation, and utility for a discussion around how they are working to transform their industries and tackle challenges as they work to address climate change. Panelists will discuss their current progress toward their climate commitments and what it will take to achieve their ambitious goals. Panelists include Jill Blickstein, Managing Director and Head of ESG, American Airlines; Rama Variankaval, Managing Director and Head of the Center for Carbon Transition, JPMorgan Chase; and Carlos Brown, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Chief Compliance Officer, Dominion Energy. Moderated by Verena Radulovic, Vice President for Business Engagement, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions.