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GZA Brings Natural Hazard Risk Management Expertise to “Companies vs. Climate Change” Conference in Ft. Lauderdale

Submitted by: Companies Vs Climate Change

Categories: Events, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: Jul 08, 2016 – 02:06 PM EST


JERSEY CITY, N.J., Jul. 08 /CSRwire/ - GZA, a leading hazard risk management and resiliency applied science and engineering firm, is joining the speaker faculty of the “Companies vs. Climate Change” Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida November 30th through December 2nd, 2016.

The “Companies vs. Climate Change” Conference (CvCC) is dedicated to providing a forum for business leaders to connect around proactive climate change solutions. CvCC will provide a platform through which corporations can share best practices, lessons learned, and innovations generated through setting and implementing climate-related goals. CvCC is expected to convene 300 business leaders seeking to continue making meaningful strides to curb the advance and impacts of climate change.

“We are proud to sponsor the Companies vs. Climate Change program and come together with like-minded companies to discuss solutions to the risks posed by climate change,” said William Hadge, CEO of GZA. “GZA helps companies move from dialogue to action on climate change and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to share lessons learned from our experiences at this important conference.” Daniel Stapleton, P.E., Sr. Principal and a Water Group Leader at GZA will present on risk-informed decision making strategies for resiliency and climate change adaptation. The speaker faculty to date features some of the most innovative and esteemed corporate leaders in sustainability, including; Biogen, Citi, EY, GE, Hershey, Ingersoll Rand, JetBlue, and TDBank.

“Corporations can benefit greatly by looking at how utilities have handled and learned from extreme weather events like Hurricane Sandy. GZA has worked to evaluate risk and create resiliency and risk management solutions for some of the most critical infrastructure in the U.S., including flood re-evaluation of about 40% of the U.S. nuclear power fleet, said Stapleton. He added, “The tools and technologies developed for these projects are directly applicable to industry and corporations. These include sophisticated tools to characterize natural hazards and risk and economic and financial tools to predict potential loss and the benefit of risk management measures. GZA also works with our clients on the other end of climate change, specifically looking at greenhouse gas emissions and sustainability. An integrated, proactive approach to hazard risk management, rather than simple reliance on insurance, is always sound practice - both financially and operationally.”

"CvCC will cover all aspects of how corporations are addressing the climate crisis. We are pleased to add GZA’s extensive expertise to that of others on the program,” said Jason Youner, Founder and CEO of CvCC.

GZA will also exhibit at the conference.

About GZA
Founded in 1964, GZA is a multi-disciplinary firm providing Environmental, Geotechnical, Ecological, Water, and Construction Management services. GZA maintains corporate offices at 249 Vanderbilt Avenue, Norwood, MA 02062. The firm has over 560 employees and operates 28 offices in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, Great Lakes and Appalachian Regions of the United States. For additional information, please call William Hadge, CEO at 781-278-3808 or visit the company’s website at www.gza.com.

About Companies vs. Climate Change
Companies Vs. Climate Change (CvCC) is an a political media and events company whose mission is to serve as a global forum for companies of all sizes to share best practices for solving climate change with wholly justifiable business value. CvCC strives to serve as a conduit that will bring companies together to create business driven solutions to the climate crisis. For further information on the CvCC please visit http://www.solveclimatechange.com

For more information, please contact:

Catherine Eulitt Senior Advisor, Program Development and Communications
Jason Youner CEO, Companies Vs Climate Change


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