Apr 30 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Small Businesses As Catalysts for a Low-Carbon Economy
Join Climate Smart’s co-founder and president Elizabeth Sheehan, as she shares highlights from their work with small and mid-sized businesses.
Over the past five years, Climate Smart has helped over 700 businesses measure and reduce their carbon emissions. Sheehan will share impacts to date, observations from the data gathered, business case studies and a few favourite surprising statistics.
Recently, the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) commissioned Climate Smart to conduct a study into the costs/benefits of small-to-mid sized businesses 'going green' and reducing the greenhouse gases they emit. Climate Smart looked at over 500 BC businesses and produced 11 in-depth case studies on organizations in the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. The results have surprised even PICS. See the Report
Elizabeth initiated and led the development of Climate Smart for Ecotrust Canada. She brings more than 20 years’ experience in community economic development and small business programming in North America and abroad with a focus on climate change action, community reinvestment and business development strategies. Elizabeth holds degrees from the University of California, Berkeley (BSc), and Cornell University (MRP, Economic Development)
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