ADVISORY: Global Launch of New Standards to Measure Corporate Greenhouse Gas Emission



Two new international standards will be launched at events in New York and London to enable corporations to measure and manage greenhouse gas emissions across their entire value chain and product lifecycle. The standards will be released on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, at Citigroup in New York City and RSA House in London.

The new Corporate Value Chain Standard reveals the biggest opportunities for organizations to make more sustainable decisions about their activities and the products they produce, buy, and sell. The new Product Lifecycle Standard will enable companies to measure the GHG emissions of an individual product using a credible international approach.

The standards are being released by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, a global collaboration led by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

The events will feature business leaders and sustainability experts from leading companies and associations. The NY press event will be followed immediately by two panel discussions with business leaders, moderated by Eric Roston, Sustainability Editor, Bloomberg News, and Ed Crooks, US Industry and Energy Editor, Financial Times.

WHAT
Global Launch of the GHG Protocol Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) and Product Lifecycle Standards in New York City. (See the full agenda, here).

WHO
* Linda Fisher, VP for Safety Health & Environment and Chief Sustainability Officer, Dupont
* Edwin Pinero, Executive Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, Veolia Water, North America
* Manish Bapna, Interim President, WRI
* Thierry Berthoud, Managing Director of Energy and Climate, WBCSD
* Pankaj Bhatia, Director, Greenhouse Gas Protocol, WRI

WHEN
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Press Conference: 9:00 – 10:15 a.m. EST, followed by two panel discussions

WHERE
Citigroup (Map)
388 Greenwich Street, Greenwich Rooms, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10013

A light breakfast and refreshments will be served.

RSVP is required by Thursday, September 29, 2011. Media should RSVP to: press@wri.org

NOTE: For more information about the London event, see: http://bit.ly/ghgpLOND

Source: World Resources Institute
Original: http://bit.ly/rabrzG


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