Thursday, December 5, 2019

Global Congress for Climate Change & Sustainability Professionals. Chicago. Dec 9-12, 2019

Virtual Sessions Announced ...
3 Ways to Participate in the Global Congress ...

Participation in the Global Congress is being extended to remote participants through a series of online sessions taking place on December 10-11, 2019 and after the Congress.
About the Virtual Plenary Sessions
Read the detailed descriptions at
Plenary #1: The Evolution of Climate Change & Sustainability in the Public & Private Sectors
The Global Congress kicks off with an inspirational group of climate change and sustainability leaders who have blazed the trail and led some of the most compelling and impactful programs in the public and private sectors. The session closes with an early look at findings from GreenBiz's 7th annual professional salary survey and ACCO’s research conducted on behalf of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on the state of climate preparedness capacity in critical infrastructure sectors.
Plenary #2: Integrating Climate Change & Sustainability into Other Occupations
Join credentialing body and sector association leaders for a discussion on the state of efforts to address climate change and sustainability in their respective communities of practice. Discussion topics will include incorporation of expectations into aspirational codes of ethics, professional standards of conducts, continuing education requirements and the future trends.
Plenary #3: Conversations on Leveraging Natural Systems, Overcoming Adversity & Coping with Impossible Missions
ISSP Hall of Fame inductee Janine Benyus is interviewed by GreenBiz's Joel Makower in this armchair conversation. Afterward, hear a discussion on the uphill battle we have faced as the agents of change aiming to transform businesses and communities. How are we coping with the stresses that come with this challenge and what can we do maintain our own health and strength as we tackle this critical mission?
About the Virtual Working Sessions
Real-time discussions with peers at the event and online!
Quantifying the Difficult to Quantify: Improving Metrics for Sustainable and Climate-Related Financial Decision Making
Tuesday, December 10 (3:00pm - 4:15pm central)
Embedding Knowledge & Requirements Across an Organization
Tuesday, December 10 (4:30pm - 5:45pm central)
Communicating Our Expertise Professionally
Wednesday, December 11 (10:45am - 12:15pm central)
Continuing the Discussions after the Congress
Add your voice to the dialogue as we continue the working session discussions online after the Congress.
Join fellow participants in online discussion forums designed to continue the working session discussions that took place at the Global Congress.
Access to these discussion boards will open on Thursday, December 12, 2019 and will be available through December 20, 2019.

At this crucial covening, your peers from across sectors will work together to power up the climate change and sustainability fields of practice.
The Time is Now
In every sector, region and occupation, in every business and every community, bold actions and unprecedented transformation are needed to address climate change -- and those actions will never be more timely than now.
Top Reasons to be at the Global Congress
Achieving higher stature and increasing impact -- we an be SO much stronger together
25 facilitated working sessions with peers tackling our greatest challenges
An awards dinner featuring insights from the most innovative and successful champions of our fields
11 training sessions, 6 side events & 3 off-site tours rounding out your learning and development experience
Structured networking activities and an event ap designed to ensure you walk away with a plethora of important and diverse new relationships
Learn more about the Congress at
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