List of Sponsors
We develop and implement practical, sustainable strategies at the nexus of water, waste, climate and energy. These strategies take a systems approach to minimizing cost and optimizing outputs for compliance, risk management, and opportunity realization. For more information, visit www.saic.com.
San Francisco's Environment Department is a collection of visionary environmental professionals who are dedicated to helping all San Francisco residents and businesses take an active role in protecting and enhancing their urban environment.
Finite Carbon is the forest carbon development company that offers landowners a single-source, end-to-end solution to create and monetize carbon offsets. Combining unparalleled project-development experience with extensive carbon market knowledge, we offer the most comprehensive forest carbon project development and commercialization service in the United States. Finite Carbon’s unique in-house team of experts in forest carbon and finance has deep experience in the steps required to complete the forest carbon project process.
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Ryerson, Master and Associates, Inc. (RMA), a member of the Lloyd's Register Group of entities, is a leading provider of climate change verification services across North America. Working with our LRQA affiliates, we offer you access to a suite of global climate change and Business Assurance services.
RMA is accredited by the Climate Action Reserve, the American National Standards Institute for The Climate Registry, and by the California Air Resources Board.
Our expertise includes: inventory development, validation, verification, preparing carbon footprints, carbon supply chain accounting, carbon reduction projects, climate action planning, and climate change adaptation.
Helping Companies Become Best-Run Businesses Our vision is for companies of all sizes to become best-run businesses. In today's challenging business environment, best-run companies have clarity across all aspects of their business, which allows them to act quickly with increased insight, efficiency, and flexibility. By using SAP solutions, companies of all sizes – including small businesses and midsize companies – can reduce costs, optimize performance, and gain the insight and agility needed to close the gap between strategy and execution. To help our customers get the most out of their IT investments so that they can maximize their business performance, our professionals deliver the highest level of service and support. For more information, visit www.sap.com.
Standard & Poor’s is a leading credit rating agency with growing expertise in the area of carbon markets. The company has a history of providing global industries with a range of services, including analytics, forecasting and research.
Currently, Standard & Poor’s is working on several carbon-related initiatives. It has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with carbon analysts Point Carbon to investigate jointly developing carbon offset project risk assessment products and services. It is further exploring the possibility of providing products that may help to assess the underlying mechanisms which form the basis of financial structures that are under discussion as part of the mobilisation of private sector funds to achieve goals set under the Copenhagen Accord. Standard & Poor’s is also developing a sectoral analytical methodology to analyse carbon exposure that is intended to enhance its assessment of corporate creditworthiness. It already provides credit assessments and credit ratings for renewable energy projects. Its family of Carbon Efficient Indices aims to provide comparative data, information and analysis to the market participants, who appear to be increasingly aware of companies that are more carbon efficient and the potential impact this may have on their performance.
Van Ness Feldman is a law and policy firm with one of the Nation’s largest and most diversified climate change and emissions trading practices.
In 2009, the Environmental Finance market survey rated Van Ness Feldman as one of the top two law firms for the global voluntary carbon market and for North American compliance carbon markets. The firm also represents the Coalition for Emission Reduction Projects.