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Strategies for your business to survive in a cap and trade world August 27, 2009

Posted by Laura Arnold in Uncategorized.
FREE Panel Discussion and Networking event:
Thursday, September 03, 2009 —5:30 PM – 8:00 PM (EDT)
The Columbia Club, 121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Green Business Network presents second Green Business Networking Series event at the Columbia Club on September 3rd, 2009.

Green Business Network is an Indianapolis based organization that promotes green businesses through education and connection. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Indiana Chapter of the US Green Building Council and the Hoosier Environmental Council.

Learn about current Greenhouse Gas legislation and how it applies to your business; What effect will it have on your business operations; Identify tools available to mitigate the risks and take advantage of tax and investment incentives. The speakers include:

1. Anthony Paul, an economist at Resources for the Future, a nonprofit organization that conducts independent research on environmental, energy out of Washington DC will provide economist perspective on carbon regulations and implications for Indiana businesses as well as the compliance costs to manufacturer, small businesses.

2. Tony Sullivan – partner with Barnes & Thornburg will cover Waxman Markey bill definition, applicability, main provisions and current status in the Congress.

3. Michael Radcliffe – RMT Strategic Advisory Services Leader will elaborate on how holistic value chain business assessment will help businesses to compete and stay profitable in present economic environment.

4. Ann McCabe with Climate registry out of Chicago, IL will cover available tools for Indiana businesses in measuring and reporting Greenhouse Gas emissions.

5. Matthew Morgan and Anneliese Williams with Barnes & Thornburg will discuss available business incentives: tax credits;cash payments; loans; grants on federal, state and local levels for Indiana businesses provided by current legislature.

6. Kristen Trovillion – Program Manager with Indiana Office of Energy Development will highlight the state’s energy efficiency programs for businesses and nonprofits and will discuss Alternative Power and Energy (APE) grant for businesses

Learn more about panel speakers

Moreover, the event has dedicated a two-hour period after the panel discussion, for participants to engage in Green Networking.

The program seeks diversity in its attendance, which will include corporate leaders, business professionals, business owners, local policymakers, educators, and local media persons.

The event is FREE but advance registration is requested. Space is limited and assigned on first come first serve basis.




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