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Duke Energy CEO prepares to address top manufacturers

Submitted by: Green Power Conferences

Categories: Environment, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: Feb 26, 2008 – 11:00 AM EST


50 companies confirmed to speak at Sustainable Manufacturing Summit

Feb. 26 /CSRwire/ - CHICAGO – February 25, 2008 – Jim Rogers, CEO of Duke Energy, is looking forward to addressing top manufacturers at the upcoming Sustainable Manufacturing Summit on April 8-9 at the Art Institute of Chicago.

"Taking action on global climate change is good for business, good for our customers – and good for the planet," says Rogers. "By sharing ideas and best practices, we can reach the right solutions for our stakeholders today, and create new possibilities for future generations."

Rogers is opening the two-day summit which focuses on how manufacturers can reduce their climate impact at every stage of the production process – from product design through to waste.

The event features an unprecedented gathering of sustainability experts from global manufacturers and demonstrates their strong willingness to share their climate strategies and learn from each other.

"The organizations involved in the Sustainable Manufacturing Summit are outstanding and Kimberly-Clark is excited to be participating among this group of leaders in the field," says David Spitzley, Product Sustainability Manager, Kimberly-Clark. "I think the combination of the strong topical agenda and knowledgeable individuals involved should make for an excellent event."

"I am very much looking forward to the Sustainable Manufacturing Summit, as it gives Philips the opportunity to share best practices with and learn from industry peers," adds Kaj Den Daas, CEO of US lighting, Sustainability Board Member, Royal Philips Electronics.

Highlights of the Sustainable Manufacturing Summit 2008 include:

  • Over 50 speakers from top companies including GE, Dell, HP, IBM, Philips, Honeywell, Subaru, Johnson Controls, Kimberly-Clark, Cadbury Schweppes, Sharp, Caterpillar, Frito Lay, GM, Patagonia, Interface, and General Mills

  • Participants from key climate policy and regulatory organizations including Ceres, the Carbon Disclosure Project, Environmental Defense, the EPA's Climate Leaders, the Pew Center on Climate Change, Nescaum, and Energy Star for Industry

  • Sessions covering the most critical climate issues for this sector including climate-friendly product development, operational response, sustainable supply chains, and waste management

    The summit fills an unmet need in the marketplace for companies to meet and share best practices on building climate response into the manufacturing process. Attendees will include corporate directors of sustainability, environmental management, energy, corporate social responsibility, product development, and supply chain management.

    To download the event brochure, please visit the event web site at:

    For more information, please contact: Annie Ellis, +44 207 801 6333 annie.ellis@greenpowerconferences.com

    About Green Power Conferences:

    Green Power Conferences provides high quality, interactive events specializing in four areas: Renewables, Biofuels, Carbon Markets and Corporate Climate Response. Corporate Climate Response events bring together companies, regulators and other carbon experts to discuss how companies can best reduce their overall carbon emissions.


  • For more information, please contact:

    Annie Elllis Green Power Conferences
    Phone: +44 207 801 6333

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