The Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center is hosting an all-day business forum, in partnership with Bank of the West, on Thursday, September 13, 2018 as part of the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco.
Emerging and experienced entrepreneurs, investors, business leaders and other stakeholders will discuss the impact of innovation, growth, and sustainability on environmental dynamics. Through a mix of keynotes, plenaries, and panel discussions, this program will help shape best practices and emerging expectations, especially in achieving long-term economic development goals, such as the UN SDGs.
Agenda: Thursday, September 13, 2018
About the Global Climate Action Summit
GCAS will bring international delegations and other leaders and experts together from around the world to “Take Ambition to the Next Level” on tackling global climate change. GCAS will showcase the actions that states and regions, cities, companies, investors and civil society have taken already to reduce their emissions, as well as secure bold commitments to do even more.
GCAS is intended to motivate action on all levels. Scheduled for midway between the 2015 and 2020 UN Climate Change Conferences, GCAS is timed to provide confidence to governments to ratchet up the ambition of national climate action plans (known as Nationally Determined Contributions, or NDCs) outlined in the historic 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement. GCAS will also demonstrate that decarbonization, job generation, and resilient economic growth go hand-in-hand and galvanize a global movement for climate action that leaves no one behind.
It will be a moment to celebrate and build on the extraordinary achievements of states, regions, cities, companies, investors and citizens with respect to climate action.
The fundamental belief that a bank should have a positive impact on society drives Bank of the West. At a time when people demand more from companies, we are taking action to ensure our activities help protect the planet, improve people’s lives, and strengthen communities. That’s why we are divesting from tobacco, fracking and artic drilling, and actively investing where we can have a real impact: Supporting energy transition, helping enable female entrepreneurs and financing young start-ups. As the bank for a changing world, Bank of the West is committed to sustainable finance along with our parent company BNP Paribas – one of the only financial organizations in the world to adopt the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Through Digital Channels and offices across the US, Bank of the West provides financial tools and resources to more than 2 million individuals, families and businesses.