The University of Wisconsin Law School,
The Business, Environment, and Social Responsibility Program at the Wisconsin School of Business, and The Wisconsin Sustainable Business
Council together with Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.
Announce a Special Symposium
Climate Change and Green Jobs: Helping Businesses Prepare for New Expectations and New Rules
Friday, September 18, 2009
The Edgewater Hotel
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
. . .We need to consider adopting the 21st century way of doing business if we are to excel and that includes balancing economic, environmental, and social strategies and practices with lean principles. Those organizations that understand this will survive and thrive for generations. . .
Paul Linzmeyer, OECD Conference Trento, Italy
. . . With each passing day, the effects of global warming are being seen across the globe—glaciers are retreating, sea levels are rising, and extreme weather is increasing in frequency and intensity. Climate change demands aggressive action at the international, national, state, local and individual levels. Just as the impact of global warming will affect us all, the responsibility for leadership rests with each of us. I want Wisconsin to be a place where citizens work together with businesses, researchers, government officials, and others to seize the challenges of climate change and find opportunities for growth in them. . .
Responding to changing expectations with respect to carbon emissions and climate change
Governor Jim Doyle
The symposium features intensive and interactive presentations by senior sustainability leads and legal professionals on:
• Elevating concerns about climate change, green jobs and
energy efficiency in the strategic decision making process
• Mitigating losses and maximizing opportunities
from government policy changes
• Setting goals and delivering a strategic response
to energy efficiency and climate change
Who Should Attend
• Business Executives
• Private and Public Sector Attorneys
• In House Counsel
• Sustainability Coordinators
• Regulators and Government Officials
• Management Consultants
• Students Interested in Climate Change
Symposium Planning Chairs
• Thomas Eggert, Wisconsin School of Business
• Arthur Harrington, Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.
• Paul Linzmeyer, ISO International, LLC
• Scott Minter, University of Wisconsin Law School
Business, Environment, and
Social Responsibility Program
Wisconsin School of Business
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Vice President of Corporate
Shareholder, Environmental Team Chair
Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.
Dr. Joseph J. Jacobsen
Milwaukee Area Technical College
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education
Environmental Law and Policy Center
ISO International, LLC
American Society of Quality
Clean, Responsible Energy
for Wisconsin’s Economy (CREWE)
National Practice Director,
Energy Management Services,
Due to limited seating, early registration is encouraged.
Date: Friday, September 18, 2009.
Location: The Edgewater Hotel, 666 Wisconsin Avenue, Madison, WI 53703.
Phone: 608-256-9071 or 800-922-5512; Fax: 608-256-0910
Schedule: Registration from 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Instruction from 8:30 - 11:45 a.m. and from 12:45 to 4:00 p.m. There will be a 15-minute break during the morning and afternoon sessions. A box lunch is included in the program. Please check on the registration form if you require a vegetarian box lunch.
Program Fee: $200.00 per registrant before September 11, 2009; $250.00 after September 10, 2009. Fee includes course materials, box lunch, and refreshment breaks. Please make checks payable to the UW Law School.
UW-Madison Students: Student enrollment is free and encouraged, but limited to the first 50 students. Students must pre-register to ensure space is available. Please contact Scott Minter at email@example.com
Materials: Materials for this program can be ordered separately for $59.00 plus applicable sales tax. Please see the enrollment form for the amount due, including sales tax. Check the appropriate box on the enrollment form and include a check made payable to the UW Law School. Materials will be sent out after the program.
Refund Policy: Refunds will be paid in full if requested before September 14, 2009.
Continuing Legal Education Credit: Up to 7.0 hours of Wisconsin CLE credit may be earned through attendance at this program. Members of bars in other mandatory CLE states are requested to contact the CLEW office for information on obtaining credit in their states.
For More Information: Please call (608) 262-3833 or (800) 355-5573
or fax (608) 263-3472; or visit www.law.wisc.edu/clew/
Program Attorney: Scott C. Minter (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Program Manager: Lynn F. Thompson (LFThomp1@wisc.edu)
Continuing Legal Education for Wisconsin (CLEW) refers to the continuing education activities of the University of Wisconsin Law School and University of Wisconsin Extension.
Climate Change and Green Jobs:
Helping Businesses Prepare for New Expectations and New Rules
Theme: Customer and investor expectations, as well as supply chain and regulatory initiatives, are providing some of the most dramatic changes since the advent of Earth Day in the way that businesses view energy and environmental strategies in the marketplace. No one can doubt that change is on the way.
As with all change, though, there will be “winners” and “losers” as business responds to this change. Businesses need to plan now to strategically take advantage of the opportunities and mitigate the losses that are likely to result from these dramatic policy changes. Attorneys in both the private and public sectors will need to recognize the opportunities and challenges for their clients and provide skilled counsel as business strategies are developed and regulatory responses are chosen.
This symposium will provide an overview of some of the opportunities and challenges that businesses will face over the next year. The goal of the symposium is to foster the development of business strategies to take maximum advantage of the new generational shifts in the marketplace and within regulatory and oversight organizations.
The University of Wisconsin Law School
The Business, Environment, and Social Responsibility Program at the
Wisconsin School of Business
The Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council
Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.
Agenda: The Structure for the Symposium
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Setting the Stage: The Importance of
Integrating the Impact of Climate Change into Your
Immediate and Long-term Operational Goals
9:00 - 9:45 a.m. Implementing the Recommendations from the
Governor’s Task Force on Global Warming
and Implications for Wisconsin Businesses
9:45 - 10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 - 10:45 a.m. Overview of the Federal Legislation: Business
Opportunities for Sustainability Strategies Arising
from Federal and State Regulatory Initiatives
10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Overview of State & Federal Climate Change and Renewable
Energy Initiatives and Business Opportunities/Challenges
11:45 - 12:45 p.m. Lunch (Box lunches provided)
12:45 - 1:45 p.m. Charter Street Coal Plant Conversion Case Study:
The Challenges and Benefits of Converting a Coal Plant
to Alternative Fuels
1:45 - 2:00 p.m. Break
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Green Jobs: What They Are, Who Needs Them,
and Who’s Doing the Training?
Dr. Joseph Jacobsen
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Business Strategies for Reducing Business Risks and
Maximizing Opportunities on the
New Environmental/Energy Policy Initiatives
The University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX requirements. Please advise the CLEW office at the time of registration if you are handicapped and desire special accommodations. Your request will be kept confidential.
HOW TO REGISTER
ONLINE: You can register online using a credit card.
MAIL: Please print the online registration form. Complete the registration form and mail with payment to CLEW-Climate Change and Green Jobs Symposium, Law School Building, 975 Bascom Mall, Room 2348, Madison, WI 53706.
FAX: Complete the registration form and fax with payment information to 608-263-3472.
PHONE: Register by phone using a credit card, by calling 800-355-5573 or 608-262-3833.