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After COP21: Achieving Business Success in a Low Carbon Economy

Event Date: 
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 7:30am - 11:30am
Event Location: 
Davis Wright Tremaine
1201 Third Avenue Suite 2200
Seattle, WA 98101
United States
Phone: 425-445-2600

The global low-carbon economy is officially here! Join NBIS and a panel of business and climate action leaders for first-hand perspectives on the spirit and momentum of the landmark Paris Climate Agreement and the implications for Washington businesses. Following the panel discussion, Karl Ostrom, Co-Executive Director of NBIS, and local business leaders will present new strategies and planning processes that companies are using to prepare for climate change risks and to leverage the opportunities evolving from this important global turning point!

Register today! http://nbis-cop21.eventbrite.com/

Sponsored by Pacific Market International (http://www.pmi-worldwide.com/).


7:30 - 8:00 am Breakfast and Registration

8:00 – 9:30 am Report from Paris

  • Jessica Finn Coven, City of Seattle Office of Sustainability and Environment
  • KC Golden, Climate Solutions,
  • Jay Manning, Cascadia Law Group
  • Sarah Severn, former director Corporate Responsibility and Environmental Programs, Nike; Washington Business for Climate Action Advisor
  • Richard Eidlin, American Sustainable Business Council
  • Ross Macfarlane, Climate Solutions, moderator

9:30 – 11:30 am Business Strategy Seminar

Karl Ostrom, Co-Executive Director of NBIS, and several leading Washington businesses will present business strategies for managing risks, sparking innovation and accelerating opportunities in a low carbon economy. With case examples and interactive discussion, this session will address topics such as:

  • Scenario planning and risk analysis with an emphasis on supply chain management
  • Capitalizing on cost reduction and innovation opportunities
  • Setting metrics and goals aligned with the urgency of climate change and resource scarcity
  • Accelerating impact through collaboration

NBIS is the Northwest non-profit dedicated to inspiring, equipping and collaborating with businesses to create a sustainable and equitable world. Visit www.nbis.org to learn more about NBIS and our resources for sustainable business leadership.


Davis Wright Tremaine
1201 Third Avenue Suite 2200
Seattle, WA 98101
United States
Phone: 425-445-2600
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