Environment: Contributions to the public debate 2007/2008
During the past year, DTT and its member firms have continued to support organizations and initiatives that support responsible environmental management. Following are some examples:
- DTT CEO Jim Quigley signed the " CEO Climate Policy Recommendations to G8 Leaders." The recommendations were sent to G8 leaders prior to their July 2008 meeting in Hokkaido-Tokyako, Japan. The purpose of the statement was to provide business support for the development of an international policy framework to deal with climate change and to encourage leadership in G8 member countries in responding to the climate change challenge. More than 80 chief executives of leading global companies signed the document.
- DTT CEO Jim Quigley belongs to the steering committee for the Energy Security, Innovation & Sustainability (ESIS) Initiative of the Council on Competitiveness. Launched in August 2007, the ESIS Initiative has set as its goal "to drive private sector demand for sustainable energy solutions and support the creation of new industries, markets and jobs."
Over the last year, DTT and its member firms have also published quite extensively on topics related to responsible environmental management. A few examples are listed below.
- Deloitte U.S. Firms* published the report " Climate changes everything: The dawn of the green economy" (February 2008).
- Deloitte Australia issued the report " What directors need to know about climate change and carbon trading">
- Deloitte Australia published the report " Clean energy needs big commitment" (June 2007).
- Deloitte Canada launched a resources site on its corporate web site helping clients to better manage a variety of climate change-related challenges.
- Randall W. Miller, Principal, Deloitte LLP, the U.S. member firm of DTT, published an article in " The Green Car" series on Forbes.com (March 2008).
- Chris Park, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, part of Deloitte LLP, the U.S. member firm of DTT, published "The gray area of going green: Finding the responsible shade while setting realistic environmental goals" in Corporate Responsibility Officer (April 2008).
- Peter Miscovich and Georg G. Bouris, both of Deloitte Consulting LLP, part of Deloitte LLP, the U.S. member firm of DTT, published the article " Corporate real estate goes green" in The Leader (July/August 2007, pp. 31-34).
- Deloitte UK, in collaboration with EEF, the UK manufacturers' organization, published the report " Delivering the low carbon economy – Business opportunities for UK manufacturers">
- Deloitte Canada released its second annual study on Canadian greenhouse gas emitters (December 2007).
- Udeke Huiskamp of Deloitte Netherlands outlined the likely effects of the aviation industry's entry into the EU Emissions Trading Scheme in an article for Environmental Finance magazine's March 2008 issue. Ms. Huiskamp also delivered a presentation on this topic at the EU Emissions Trading 2008 conference on July 7-8, 2008.
- The DTT Enterprise Risk Services industry group produced two reports related to environmental sustainability as part of its "Risk Intelligence" series: "The risk intelligent energy company: Weathering the storm of climate change" (September 2007) and "The risk intelligent approach to corporate responsibility & sustainability" (July 2008).
Meetings and events
DTT and its member firms prioritize opportunities to make contributions to the public debate on topics related to responsible environmental management and used the opportunity to speak on these topics on a number of occasions. Below are a few examples.
- Deloitte U.S. Firms* participated in Business Roundtable's Climate RESOLVE project, an initiative focused on commitment to reduce green house gas intensity.
- Pat Concessi, DTT Climate Change & Sustainable Resources Leader, spoke in the session "Major Drivers: Climate Change, China, and Sustainability" at the Montreux Energy Roundtable XIX (June 2-4 2008).
- On July 7 2008, the DTT Carbon Risk Seminar took place in Tokyo, Japan. The seminar, which was free and open to everyone, focused specifically on the impact of the European Trading Scheme (ETS) implementation on company management.
- DTT sponsored the <a href=">World Petroleum Congress 2008. The topic of the congress was "A world in transition: Delivering energy for sustainable growth." Pat Concessi, DTT Climate Change & Sustainable Resources Leader, spoke on "The benefits and challenges of linking GHG emissions trading schemes."
*As used in this reporting, "Deloitte U.S. Firms" means Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries.
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