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.

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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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Speakers

Dr. Uwe Schulte

Dr. Uwe Schulte
Leader of the Global Sustainability Center and Council Program Director
The Conference Board

Uwe is a former Vice President of Global Supply Management at Unilever. After finishing his PhD in Chemistry, Uwe joined Lever Sunlicht in Mannheim as a development chemist in 1980. From 1983 to 1985 he worked in Port Sunlight England as a research scientist. From 1986 to 1987 he was responsible ...Full Bio

Thomas Singer

Thomas Singer
Principal Researcher
The Conference Board

Thomas Singer is a principal researcher in corporate leadership at The Conference Board. His research focuses on corporate social responsibility and sustainability issues. Singer is the author of numerous publications, including Driving Revenue Growth through Sustainabl...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
President
Hedstrom Associates

Gilbert (Gib) Hedstrom is the Program Director for The Conference Board Sustainability Council I& II, and the Chief EH&S Officers' Council.  He is President of Hedstrom Associates, a sustainability consulting and advisory firm providing assistance at the intersection of gov...Full Bio

Bart van Ark

Bart van Ark (Moderator)
Executive Vice President, Chief Economist & Chief Strategy Officer
The Conference Board

Bart van Ark is executive vice president, chief economist, and chief strategy officer of The Conference Board. He leads a team of almost two dozen economists in New York, Brussels, and Beijing who produce a range of widely watched economic indicators and growth forecasts and in-depth global econo...Full Bio

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