Upcoming Live Online
Commodities-102:

August 23, 2017
1:00pm - 3:00pm (eastern)

Participants will leave the bootcamp understanding how to leverage offsets in order to meet greenhouse gas management, environmental, sustainability and corporate responsibility goals. The session will particularly delve into key issues involving quality, procurement, verification, performance and project considerations. The course will provide practical information, data, examples and case studies, as well as a suite of interactive exercises.

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding the frameworks for offsets and related markets (e.g. legal, voluntary)
  • Achieving organizational GHG reduction goals and reducing global emissions through offsets procurement
  • Managing risks and optimizing benefits associated with offset usage (e.g. legal, reputational, financial)
  • Differentiating between common offset standards, programs/markets, project types and co-benefits

Course Architects

  • Max DuBuisson – Senior Policy Manager, Climate Action Reserve
  • Jeff Fort – Partner, Dentons
  • Scott Hernandez – Head of North America Sales & Trading, Carbon TradeXchange
  • Todd Jones – Senior Manager, Policy and Climate Change Programs, Center for Resource Solutions
  • Alicia LaRoche – Senior Specialist, Green Products, WGL Energy Services
  • John Kadyszewski – Director, American Carbon Registry, Winrock International
  • Bob Maddox – Chief Sustainability Officer, Sterling Planet
  • Brad Neff – Senior Manager of Long-Term Energy Policy, PG&E
  • Robert Parkhurst – Director, Agriculture Greenhouse Gas Markets, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Rick Saines – Partner, Baker & McKenzie
  • Dan Sobrinski – Practice Leader, Sustainability and Energy, WSP Group