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26 July, 2017 | (01 hr)

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US administration withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement is raising many questions about what this change means for businesses in the United States and abroad. Is there any? How does this change affect the returns on investment in renewables? And how should businesses in the rest of the world respond? Are collaborations on research and innovation in the renewables space with US partners still profitable?

Join Chief Economist Bart van Ark and other experts from The Conference Board and business as they create some clarity on those questions and others.

Register now for this webcast on The Conference Board Website and while you are at it, join us for the entire monthly series of Window On Webcasts where we bring our expertise and that of others to bear on timely business topics affecting your company's business decisions.

Who Should Attend: Any business executive with an interest in, or questions about, what changes will the US Administrations withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement bring. The impact it will have on the global business environment, economic policy, and what companies should know to help them navigate through the changes.

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Dr. Uwe G. Schulte

Dr. Uwe G. Schulte
Leader, Global Sustainability Centre and Program Director
The Conference Board

Dr. Uwe G. Schulte is Leader, Global Sustainability Centre, and Program Director for the European Sustainability Council at The Conference Board.

Schulte was executive director of the INSEAD Social Innovation Centre and spent most of his professional career at Unilever. In his final role,...Full Bio

Thomas Singer

Thomas Singer
Principal Researcher
The Conference Board

Thomas Singer is a principal researcher in the ESG Center at The Conference Board. His research focuses on corporate social responsibility and sustainability issues. Singer is the author of numerous publications, including Total Impact Valuation: Overview of Current Pra...Full Bio

Willem Overmeer

Willem Overmeer
Senior Advisor
The Conference Board

Willem Overmeer is a senior advisor at The Conference Board and the program on Scenario Building & Analysis. He works closely with individual members of The Conference Board to identify critical trends in the corporate environment and translate these trends into scenarios that help shape entr...Full Bio

Gib Hedstrom

Gib Hedstrom
Deputy Leader, Global Sustainability Center
The Conference Board

Gilbert (Gib) Hedstrom has been involved with The Conference Board for over 25 years. He is deputy leader of the Global Sustainability Centre at The Conference Board. 

Hedstrom has over 30 years of experience advising CEOs and board members about how to handle difficult environmental...Full Bio

Bart van Ark

Bart van Ark (Moderator)
Senior Advisor
The Conference Board

Bart van Ark is a Senior Advisor of the Economy, Strategy and Finance (ESF) Center at The Conference Board. From 2008 until September 2020 he was Chief Economist and Head ...Full Bio

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