Climate Change & the Bottom Line: Factoring Climate Change Into Your Business Plan
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Climate Change & the Bottom Line: Factoring Climate Change Into Your Business Plan


We invite you to participate in a regional conference
addressing climate change, business risks, adaptation strategies,
and disclosure requirements.

Date & Time: Thursday, October 31, 1-4pm. Networking Happy Hour to follow.
Location: University of Washington Foster School of Business, Anthony’s Forum
Early Bird (Ends October 19): $75
Regular: $85
Students: $35
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Join business and community leaders in discussion concerning
the pressing business risks of climate change.
Climate change and business management experts from Seattle and beyond will discuss the imperatives for businesses to address the risks and impacts of climate change in operational and strategic business plans.
Business leaders, insurers, researchers, and government experts will share expertise and perspectives on climate change forecasts, regional and global business threats, policy issues, and insurance drivers.

What to Expect
The emphasis will be on realistic, immediate considerations for businesses, with recommendations for risk mitigation. Attendees can expect to leave the conference with new knowledge, resources, contacts, and relevant, practical risk mitigation strategies.
This is an afternoon conference for business, non-profit and government leaders from the Pacific Northwest who plan and implement risk mitigation in their organizations.

Presentations and Panel Discussions will cover:

  • Current climate change forecasts for the Pacific Northwest and the globe
  • Likely impacts on communities and regional businesses
  • Impacts on supply chains and the world economy
  • Recent regulatory changes and required action
  • Mitigating the risk of climate change now
  • Preparing for impact: recommendations from experts

Speakers and Panelists:
Alex Kaplan, Swiss Re | Matt Coleman, Nephila Advisors | Bruce Howard, AVISTA
Ingird Rasch, Earth Economics | James Rufo Hill, Seattle Public Utilities
Amy Snover, UW Climate Impacts Group | Shari Brown, Weyerhaeuser
Glen Hiemstra, | Matt O'Laughlin, K2 Sports
Dan Pitzler, CH2M Hill | Crystal Raymond, Seattle City Light
Brenna Davis, Virginia Mason | Jeff Hughes, Children's Hospital
Doug Palm, PATH | Michael Yost, UW School of Public Health

Facilitated by:
Alex Bernhardt, Guy Carpenter | Ross Macfarlane, Climate Solutions
David Brenner, Riddell Williams | Terri Butler, Sustainable Seattle

The conference will be followed by a cocktail hour featuring the Cascadia Resilience Center

Presented by
Sustainable Seattle
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
UW Foster School of Business
UW Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship
Climate Solutions

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