Net Zero and Forests: From Investment to Impact

The Power of Forests for Planet & People

Thursday, October 13, 2022

On October 13, 2022, in New York, the National Forest Foundation (NFF) will convene its second annual panel of corporate sustainability experts to frame how their companies’ environmental commitments and net zero pledges align with climate challenges. Panelists will illuminate their companies’ pathways for long-term climate gains as part of putting ESG front and center, including the nexus to brand, consumers, stakeholders, and nature-based solutions.

We intend this year’s panel to advance a dynamic national conversation about the role of forests and other natural strategies in mitigating climate change. In addition to an on-site audience, the panel’s presentation will be livestreamed and archived. Panelists include:

  • Amy O’Brien, Global Head of Responsible Investing, Nuveen, a TIAA Company (confirmed)
  • Randy Moore, Chief, U.S. Forest Service (confirmed)
  • Suzy Deering, Global CMO, Ford Motor Company (invited)

America’s leading companies have prioritized net zero as a core pillar of their ESG strategies. Nature-based solutions are increasingly factoring into the multiple strategies companies are pursuing to meet important and aggressive targets. Specifically, safeguarding healthy forests offers direct benefits.

With their capacity to absorb more than 14% of carbon emissions annually, healthy U.S. forests are an essential component in climate strategies. Major U.S. companies are achieving triple-bottom-line results by investing in these reliable carbon sinks. The National Forest System alone comprises 193 million acres of scientifically managed land vital to carbon sequestration.

Research confirms that forest carbon absorption can be increased by potentially as much as 20% per year through full reforestation (tree planting) of productive forestland. Similarly, improving forest health and resiliency provides major benefits in avoided carbon emissions (wildfires in the U.S. and Alaska contribute the equivalent of 4-6% of CO2 emissions from fossil fuel burning.) These twin strategies of reforestation and restoration offer powerful solutions. The panel will also spotlight emerging regulatory considerations such as SEC proposed rule-making on climate disclosure. Metrics from the financial industries sector underscore growing interest in climate strategies among investors.

Details

Thursday, October 13, 2022

730 Third Avenue, New York, New York

Reception onsite prior and following panel presentation

Corporate Sponsorship and Tickets

Sponsors will be featured prominently before and during the event. Please click here to see details about sponsorship opportunities.

Sustainable Sponsor - $25,000

Includes ten VIP seats to panel discussion; company logo on event media screens; company listing on event materials, press release, and NFF website; podium recognition by emcee; participation in Q&A by designated guests; and credit on video recording of event.

Stewardship Sponsor - $15,000

Includes eight priority seats to panel discussion; company logo on event media screens; company listing on event materials, press release, and NFF website; podium recognition by emcee; participation in Q&A by designated guests; and credit on video recording of event.

Restoration Sponsor - $10,000

Includes six reserved seats to panel discussion; company logo on event media screens; and company listing on event materials, press release, and NFF website.

Conservation Sponsor - $5,000

Includes four reserved seats to panel discussion and company listing on event materials and NFF website.

Expedition Ticket - $1,000

Includes seat to panel discussion and listing on event materials.

Exploration Ticket - $500

Includes seat to panel discussion.

Connection Access - $250

Includes live, online access to event and archived version.

Contact

For additional information or to register, please contact

Event Associates, at 212.245.6570 or nff@eventassociatesinc.com