Profit & Purpose

Sustainability is an imperative for well-run organizations. The WCA is providing businesses with the advocacy and tools they need to be more profitable as we transition our economy towards a cleaner and more sustainable future.
Our climate is changing. Businesses
need to prepare.

New York has some of the most stringent climate laws in the country. In order to successfully transition to a carbon neutral future, New York businesses need support.  Understanding how to adapt is vital to keep our local economy thriving.

A Plan of Advocacy, Education, and Action

More and more, organizations focused on long-term success are embracing the critical concepts of sustainability management. The WCA has developed an advocacy, education, and action plan to help our members address these challenges and move our economy towards a cleaner and more sustainable future.

Programs & Initiatives

Sustainable Energy Policy Advocacy Plan

The WCA has outlined and is advocating for recommended policies and transitional incentives to help businesses in our region bridge the gap between traditional energy sources and a carbon free economy.

Clean Energy Portal

The WCA has partnered with Pace University’s Energy and Climate Center to curate this dynamic searchable guide to available clean energy programs and incentives for businesses in Westchester and the surrounding region. Use the portal to easily access the range of programs and resources (financial and otherwise) available to help transition your business or building to a low carbon footprint. Click here to see it. 

Sustainability Management Online Curriculum

Sustainability in business is not just about climate change. It’s about corporate social responsibility and institutionalized fairness. It’s about utilizing available resources with maximum efficiency and minimal waste. Most importantly, it’s about developing a long-term strategic business model for innovation, profitability and enduring success. The WCA has partnered with Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business to provide an on-line course in organizational sustainability for working professionals. The WCA’s goal is to train thought leaders with the necessary analytical tools to originate, market, and lead sustainability initiatives in a variety of professional contexts.

Virtual Events and Webinars

To foster understanding about the state’s energy future and available resources for businesses and organizations, the WCA is convening experts from NYSERDA, NYPA, Con Edison, Sustainable Westchester and other local organizations, to host virtual informational events and webinars. Check out our events calendar for the latest information.

Learn more about our Energy & Sustainability Initiatives >

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