Columbus, OH Ohio Sea Grant and the Ohio State University Climate Change Outreach Team present "Business and Climate Change: Are Sustainability Efforts Enough?" Kevin Leahy, Managing Director – Environmental Policy at Duke Energy, will address the link between climate change and economic concerns from the perspective of a large U.S. company.
Climate change for many is primarily about science and environmental impacts, and many believe that businesses oppose limits on carbon. However, many firms support legislative efforts to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, protect forests, and develop new clean energy technologies. Leahy will address questions about balancing company interests with overall economic requirements, why businesses are engaging in the climate change debate, and how the current political climate affects business decisions in the boardroom.
The webinar, which is part of the Global Change, Local Impact webinar series, will be held on January 31 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Attendance is free, but registration is required to receive log-in information. Visit changingclimate.osu.edu to sign up.
Kevin Leahy, Managing Director – Environmental and Energy Policy at Duke Energy, is responsible for the formation of the firm’s climate change policy. He represents the company in policy discussions with other firms, NGOs and the broader analytical community. Mr. Leahy holds degrees in mechanical engineering from Purdue University, an MBA with finance concentration from Indiana University and an MPA from Harvard where he studied energy and environmental policy.
The OSU Climate Change Outreach Team is a partnership among multiple departments within The Ohio State University to help localize the climate change issue by bringing research and resources to Ohioans and Great Lakes residents. More information about the team’s work is available at changingclimate.osu.edu .
Jill Jentes Banicki, Assistant Director, Ohio Sea Grant, 614-292-8949, firstname.lastname@example.org .