What is the potential cost of climate change - and what are the opportunities to take action to prevent it?

About the Event

As the globe experiences historic temperatures and natural disasters seem to occur with increasing frequency, lost productivity, unsustainable supply chains, and property damage are but a few of the economic and social costs.

In December 2015, the world will gather for the 21st meeting of the UN Climate Change Conference, or COP21. After years of negotiations, the global community seeks to establish the first universal agreement to combat climate change, an act that could accelerate a global transition to cleaner sources of energy and resilience to climate’s impacts.

What role could corporations, civil society, and NGO’s play in such a transformation?


  • ​Adele Simmons, President, Global Philanthropy Partnership; Board of Directors, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
  • David Waskow, Director, International Climate Initiative, World Resources Institute
  • David Unger, Energy Editor, The Christian Science Monitor (Moderator