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Businesses Leaders Must Lead Fight In Battle Against Climate Change

TD Bank serves as founding sponsor for first corporate sustainability event to convene industry leaders since the U.S. Presidential Election

Submitted by: Companies Vs Climate Change

Categories: Events, Sustainability

Posted: Dec 07, 2016 – 11:16 AM EST

 

Fort Lauderdale, FL , Dec. 07 /CSRwire/ - The Inaugural Companies Vs. Climate Change Conference closed Friday December 2nd Fort Lauderdale, FL with a decisive call to action that businesses must lead the charge to tackle climate change, as the U.S. move towards the presidential transition.

The consensus of conference attendees was clear.  The time is now for business to lead the charge --- bring all stakeholders to the table, while engaging with government, to effectively amplify their work and commitments.

Sponsors included: founding sponsor - TD Bank; premier sponsors – Ingersoll Rand and Enernoc; gold sponsors – Sealed Air, Green Trees, GZA and The Spinnaker Group and networking reception sponsor – Renewable Choice Energy.

This first-ever conference brought together 200 U.S. and international business leaders to discuss climate change and how they can work together to address it.  The event included heads of sustainability for leading global companies as well as other senior corporate leaders. Companies represented included JM Family Associates, Hertz, Office Depot, SAP, Avery Dennison, Subway, Amtrak, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Walgreens and Citi.

The conference hashtag, @cvcc17 was trending on Twitter throughout the week and the conference received important press attention from The Guardian, The Sun Sentinel, Triple Pundit and The Street

“We are proud to have convened this first corporate conversation since the election to discuss  innovative solutions to tackle the climate crisis,” said Jason Youner, CEO, Companies Vs. Climate Change. “This inaugural event kicks off a series of annual conferences where we will convene leaders to find business-driven solutions to tackle climate change.”

For more information on the conference, please visit: www.solveclimatechange.com.   To find out ways to get involved with future events, please contact CEO & Founder Jason Youner: jason@solveclimatechange.com   

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