Task Force Engagement:
Pressure is rising on business to demonstrate sustainable and efficient use of natural resources, but it is often left out of the discussion. It’s imperative that business has a constant voice in addressing policy-makers on ways to incentivize and reward efficient management of all finite resources along global supply chains.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is building a group of international companies to establish business approaches to sustainable resource management in major markets. The U.S. Chamber has already established a dialogue with the G7, and we will use it to drive a pro-business understanding of resource challenges. We will advocate for preemptive systemic policies that enable investment and innovation in the better management of finite resources, and offer high-level dialogue with climate policymakers in key markets and multilateral organizations.
Featured task force guest speakers have included:
- Jeffrey Haeni - Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3)
- Dr. Osama Faqeeha - G20 Environmental Sherpa and Deputy Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture, Saudi Arabia
- Victoria Gunderson - Deputy Director, Office of Investment, Energy, and Infrastructure at U.S. Department of the Treasury
- Nauman Bashir Bhatti - Co-Chair of the Board, Green Climate Fund
- John Podesta, Founder & Chair, Center for American Progress
- David Marchick, COO of the Development Finance Corporation