Energy & Sustainability

With the passage of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, New York now has one of the strongest climate change laws in the world. In order to meet these ambitious goals and become a leader in the fight for a clean energy future, professional stakeholders across the political spectrum will need to be proactive. 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.

A Plan of Advocacy, Education, and Action

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Programs & Initiatives
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 Information and Incentive Clearinghouse
To assist developers, building owners, and businesses easily access the range of programs and resources (financial and otherwise) that can help them transition to a lower carbon footprint, the WCA is partnering with Pace University’s Energy and Climate Center to curate and maintain an annotated, dynamic sustainable energy information and incentive clearinghouse. Coming soon!
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. The inaugural class begins in February. Enroll now!
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, and other local organizations, to host virtual informational events and webinars. Coming soon!
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