The Future of Business Forum - Surviving and Thriving in a Low Carbon Economy

January 22, 2020

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Albany Capital Center

Registration Closed. Please Register On-Site. 


No More “Business as Usual” – Surviving and Thriving in a Low Carbon Economy – New York State has adopted the nation’s most aggressive mandates for carbon emission reductions and renewable energy generation.  The “Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act” (CLCPA) mandates that economy-wide CO2 emissions be reduced to 60% of 1990 levels by 2030, and ultimately to 15% of 1990 levels by 2050, and for power generation to be 70% renewable by 2030 and zero emissions by 2040 – and the CLCPA gives state agencies broad authority to impose regulations to achieve these targets.

The CLCPA will impose significant new mandates on businesses of all kinds, both in the direct regulation of carbon-emitting activities, and by dramatically reshaping the state’s energy markets. 

For many businesses, the initial reaction to the CLCPA was alarm, driven by uncertainty about future energy supplies, regulatory mandates, and cost increases.

This seminar will help businesses to begin a more detailed consideration of the risks, and opportunities, resulting from the CLCPA, and to begin planning for doing business in an increasingly carbon-limited economy.

The program outline is provided below additional details will be posted as agenda is finalized.


Wednesday, January 22, 2020
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.  Registration / Networking

9:30 - 9:45 a.m.




Welcome/Overview of the CLCPA

9:45 - 10:15 a.m.




Timeline for Implementation and Regulation 

  • Jared Snyder
    Deputy Commissioner, Office of Air Resources, Climate Change and Energy



10:15 - 10:40 a.m.



10:40 - 11:00 a.m.



Challenges and Options for Energy-Intensive, Trade Exposed Industries

Commercial Transportation Sector

  • Jim Bruce
    Senior Vice President and Chief Energy Policy Officer

    United Parcel Service
  • Mark Giuffre
    Vice President, Government Affairs
    United Parcel Service


11:00 - 11:20 a.m.



11:20 - 11:40 a.m.



Role of Energy Utilities

Meeting the State's Electric Generation Need

11:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Wrap Up/ Adjourn

Registration Information

Member Type Before 1/14/20 After 1/14/20
Business Council Member $99 $119
Non-member $149 $169


Registration Closed. Please Register On-Site. 

Cancellation & Refund Policy: You may cancel your registration up to seven days prior to the event. You will be refunded, less a $25 processing fee. Cancellations received after January 14, 2020 will not be eligible for a refund. The Business Council encourages you to send a substitute in your place if you cannot attend.

Sponsorship Opportunities


  • Opportunity to give Welcome Remarks (5 minutes)
  • Logo on signage and program at event
  • 3 complimentary registrations
  • Only 1 sponsorship available






  • Opportunity to introduce speaker
  • Logo on signage and program at event
  • 2 complimentary registrations
  • 4 sponsorships available






  • Logo on signage and program at event
  • 1 complimentary registration
  • 10 sponsorships available





Please contact Maribeth Riley at [email protected] or call (800) 358-1202 for more information.


Venue & Hotel Accommodations


The Forum will be held at the Albany Capital Center. Directions can be found here.


Hotel Accommodations

A limited number of rooms are available at the Renaissance Albany HotelBook your group rate for BCNYS Annual Legislative Reception here, or call 1.888.236.2427 and reference the BCNYS Annual Legislative Reception to obtain the special rate of $194.

Cut-off date:  Monday, December 30, 2019.