Accounting for Sustainability: Leveraging Incentives to Drive Profits and Reduce Risk

Wednesday, October 26th, 9:30am- 12:30pm EDT / Streamed Panel Discussion: 7:00am - 9:00am PDT / 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT / 16:00 - 18:00 (Paris-Frankfurt)

Meeting in New York

 

 

In recent years, government has carved out a variety of grants, tax credits, and rebates for corporate sustainability upgrades on Federal, State, and Local levels. Where is the money for these sustainability initiatives? How can your business apply these incentives to justify environmental impact reductions and drive profits? Is your company at risk if these incentives disappear? Our panelists will discuss which opportunities are out there, and which could be eliminated in the near future. In some cases, grants and tax breaks provide a great bonus for businesses mindful of environmental programs and sustainability upgrades. On the other hand, industries like Renewable Energy are heavily supported across the manufacturing, development, and energy production chain, and may be at serious risk if particular incentives are eliminated. At this event, we bring organizations together to learn about opportunities to leverage sustainability incentives and drive profitability in their books and operations. 

 

 

Employing and Leveraging Incentives:
  • What are some of the current programs and incentives out there now?
  • Which incentives are the most popular? Which are generating the most profit?
  • How are consulting/accounting firms helping businesses incorporate these programs?
  • How are companies using these incentives? Can different organizations benefit from the same incentive in different ways?
  • Discuss the non-pecuniary benefits of sustainability incentives – public image, etc
Policy Climate and Risk:
  • Is the policy climate shifting away from sustainable legislation and incentives?
  • Ways to determine whether your business is reliant on incentives and subsides
  • Could your business be at risk of losing current incentives?
  • How may a change in policy alter the market?
Addressing Risk and Vulnerability:
  • What strategies can your business use to mitigate the risks stemming from political maneuvering in Washington?
  • Consider some ways to protect budgets and financial resources when the incentive climate changes in the future.
  • How much time do businesses need to wean off of current incentives while avoiding massive impacts to shareholders and corporate bottom line?  

 

 

9:30am:      Networking, Breakfast, Meeting Starts

10:00am:    Panel Discussion and Round Table Collaboration

11:30am:    Audience Q&A  

12:00pm:    Panel Discussion Ends, Networking

 


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Speakers :

KPMG, Chris Kachinsky, Partner

Brunswick Group, Oliver Phillips, Partner, Corportate Responsibility & Sustainability Practice

Erickson Strategies, Michelle Erickson, Principal, fmr. Citigroup Director of Sustainable Technology

Ernst & Young, Paul Naumoff, Global Leader for Sustainability Tax Incentives

NYSERDA, Scott Kessler, Business Partners & ENERGY SMART Products Program


 

Moderator:

 

BusinessClimateAndrew J. McKeon, Founder & Principal

 

 

Meet the Panel

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L Oreal
SVP Sustainable Development and Public Affair
L Oreal
SVP Sustainable Development and Public Affair
Greenlight Energy
CEO
Alcyone Finance
Responsable ISR
McCormick & Company
Sustainable Manufacturing Manager
Agrion LLC
Database Coordinator
ADP
Responsable optimisation énergétique
NYCEDC
SPM
Bank of America
Vice President
L'Oreal
Sustainability Coordinator
PPR
Conservation & Ecosystem Service Specialist
Gifford Park Associates
President
Citigroup
Vice President, Sustainability Communications
Agrion
Managing Director - Americas
PwC
Director, Sustainable Business Solutions (SBS), West Coast
Energy Infotech NYC
Board Member
Erickson Strategies
Principal
Accenture Management Consult
Consultant
Booz Allen Hamilton
Senior Consultant
JPMorgan Chase
Environmental Sustainability Manager
Cross NY
Principal
Bright Power, Inc.
Business Development Associate
PV Advanced Concepts
Managing Member
Credit Suisse
Associate
UC Berkeley Extension
Instructor
Solar One
Energy Connections Program Assistant
Solar One
Energy Smart Communities Coordinator
KPMG LLP
Partner
NYSERDA
Project Manager
PwC
Director
RBC
Financial Advisor
Environmental Certification
Technical Associate/Environmental Certification Systems
Schwartz MSL
Account Supervisor
Silicon Valley Leadership Gr
Senior Director, Environmental Programs & Policy
Ernst & Young LLP
Global and Americas Tax Leader, Sustainability and Cleantech
Columbia University
Energy Finance & Investment
nbpt cleantech center
pres
EnergyWize LLC
Business Manager
SCIenergy
Director, Business Development
WestLB AG
Facilities & Property Management
Green Research
Principal
Deloitte & Touche
Manager
Michigan PACE Energy Program
President
Arch Chemicals
Director of Sustainability
Lux Research
Research Associate
Global Adaptation Institute
Vice President of Development
HR&A Advisors
Senior Analyst
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