FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Companies Vs. Climate Change (CvCC) announced today the launch of its Companies Vs. Climate Change Conference which will convene in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida November 30th through December 2nd, 2016. The speaker faculty to date features some of the most innovative and esteemed corporate leaders in sustainability, including: Biogen; Citi; EY; GE; Hershey; Ingersoll Rand; JetBlue, Avery Dennison and TDBank.
One year following COP21's historic Paris Agreement, CvCC will provide a platform through which corporations can share best practices, lessons learned, and innovations generated through setting and implementing climate-related goals. CvCC is expected to convene business leaders from Fortune 1000 companies seeking to continue making meaningful strides to curb the advance of climate change.
The World Economic Forum's annual survey of global risks ranked the failure of climate change mitigation and adaptation as the #1 global risk in 2016 – outranking the potential damage from weapons of mass destruction and water crises, among other looming risks to society. In addition to expectations that unbridled climate change will result in devastating human, animal and ecosystem suffering, the projected value at risk associated with climate change in investment portfolios is staggering – with estimates ranging from $2 trillion to $72 trillion depending on time horizon and methodology.
The stakes are high, and a growing number of corporations have opted for bold action on climate change rather than rolling the dice. Forward leaning corporate leaders are uniquely positioned to leverage resources and know-how to take on and win the climate change challenge. CvCC will hasten the pace at which these early successes can be translated from one business to the next and achieve scale across sectors. This annual conference will create an enduring, collaborative community – unleashing the power of business to help turn climate change's massive threat into opportunities.
"Big problems often need simple solutions. We're focusing on how companies are addressing climate change. Period. The fate of civilization rests in how humanity addresses this right now. Companies are taking the lead. This event is here to help them," says CvCC Founder and CEO Jason Youner. Companies with a track record of innovating and addressing the risks inherent in climate change will be session leaders.
About CvCC - Companies Vs. Climate Change (CvCC) is an apolitical media and events company whose mission is to serve as a global forum for companies of all sizes to share best practices for solving climate change with wholly justifiable business value. CvCC strives to serve as a conduit that will bring companies together to create business driven solutions to the climate crisis.
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