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WRI Media Advisory: Corporate Decision-Making on Carbon Emissions

Submitted by: World Resources Institute

Categories: Community Development

Posted: Mar 14, 2004 – 11:00 PM EST


Mar. 14 /CSRwire/ - WASHINGTON -
WHAT: As businesses acknowledge the need for a less carbon-intensive economy, they face uncertainty with the shape of future greenhouse gas regulations. As part of WRI’s Seventh Sustainable Enterprise Summit, executives from distinct points in the energy supply chain will discuss how they factor carbon emissions into their corporate decision-making.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 17, 2004 from 10:45am - 12:00pm

WHERE: Watergate Hotel
2650 Virginia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20037
(800) 289-1555

WHO: David Hone, climate change manager, Shell International

Sam Smolik, vice president for environmental health & safety, The Dow Chemical Company

Mark Stoler, director & counsel, environmental health & safety operations, General Electric

Moderated by: Andrew Aulisi, manager, Climate Northeast, WRI

WHY: Many business leaders recognize that greenhouse gases need to be reduced and the global economy needs to become less carbon intensive. But the shape of future regulation is uncertain and the value of carbon reductions is unknown because the market is poorly formed, making it difficult to integrate into strategic business decisions.

Representatives of forward-looking corporations at three distinct points in the energy supply chain will discuss how they are learning to integrate carbon value into business decisions today with an eye on positioning their business models to capitalize on both the carbon market of the future as well as markets for climate friendly products.

WRI’s Seventh Sustainable Enterprise Summit will take place on March 17-18, 2004 at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC. “Today’s Challenges, Tomorrow’s Markets” will bring together innovative corporate leaders and sustainability experts to explore solutions that corporations can provide in response to today’s most pressing global challenges, and, in so doing, position themselves as the competitive enterprises of the future.

For more information on WRI’s Seventh Sustainable Enterprise Summit, please visit

For more information, please contact:

Christopher Lagan WRI Media Officer
Phone: +1-(202) 729-7684


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