June, 16 | 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Track 3A | ESG and Carbon Reporting
United States Business Council for Sustainable Development | Founder
Collaborative Decarbonization Projects
The Carbon Collaborative is a cross-industry platform designed to mobilize the collective energy & motivation of businesses in the United States to create measurable, long-term impact in reducing carbon emissions in specific regions while enhancing economic vitality. Dozens of companies, governments, universities and NGOs are involved in regional collaboratives in the Gulf Coast and Great Lakes regions.
The goal of the Carbon Collaborative is to develop multi-industry decarbonization projects in the United States. The US Business Council for Sustainable Development, which is leading the effort, has 25+ years of experience facilitating cross-industry sustainability initiatives, using a methodology that has proven successful in translating business goals into actionable projects.
The empirical data from the Carbon Collaborative’s activities helps demonstrate the value, commitment and investment of companies in decarbonizing the Gulf Coast and Great Lakes region. On-the-ground project results can underpin policy initiatives, connect with research projects led by top academic institutions and offer a market for new technologies. Working together, participating companies and organizations will be well positioned to accelerate the development of carbon reduction projects in the region.
Andrew Mangan is founder and executive director of the United States Business Council for Sustainable Development, a non-profit association of businesses launched in 1992 to create and deliver value-driven sustainable development solutions in the United States. US BCSD platforms and projects are action-based and results-oriented, bringing together the collective insights of the council’s members to define challenges, develop and test solutions, evaluate results and establish solutions that create meaningful change. This work includes leveraging academic, government and non-profit resources and expertise to support market development and to proactively address hurdles in a streamlined, efficient and collaborative manner. Current platforms focus on decarbonization, water/ecosystem synergies, and material reuse in support of a circular economy.