Global economic growth requires the ever more efficient use of natural resources for the private sector to develop sustainable solutions. This task force advocates for a vigorous dialogue between policymakers, stakeholders, and the private sector to bring effective solutions to the market.
Main Directions for Advocacy:
• Global Logistics
• Construction & Urban Development
• Land Use & Agribusiness
• Consumer Goods
• Data Management
• Resource Efficiency Financing
Business leaders have a responsibility to ensure that the resources they rely on—many of which are finite—are utilized in the most efficient and sustainable manner. Doing so is not only good for business, but it’s good for our communities and our economy. This task force serves as a platform for encouraging the implementation of proven and creative sustainability practices in business, as well as for greater engagement by policymakers who can help enable the innovation required to optimize resource efficiency.
—John Hopkins, Chamber Executive Committee Chairman and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, NuScale
• Advocate for results-oriented policies and performance standards to bolster efficient use of finite resources.
• Advocate for science-based methods of gauging the benefits of resource efficiency.
• Build business’ credibility with international bodies.
• Support U.S. policymakers in their international engagements.
• Urge changes in public spending and accounting rules to incentivize resource efficiency.
• Promote resource efficiency solutions in manufacturing, logistics, urban and agricultural use, and finance.
• Develop regional and country-specific recommendations on green growth.
• Support thought leadership of task force members.
• Build issue-based international coalitions.
Pressure is rising on business to demonstrate sustainable and efficient use of natural resources but 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 the 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 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 better management of finite resources.
2020 RESOURCE EFFICIENCY TIMELINE & RELATED EVENTS
For more information on joining the task force or the initiative, contact:
Gary V. Litman
Vice President, Global Initiatives
Associate Manager, International Development