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Shared Climate Opportunities for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts & City of Boston, and How the Private Sector Can Support Key Actions

On June 7, 2023, the GRC hosted our Spring Member Meeting at the Boston University Center for Computing and Data Sciences. This year’s theme was “Shared Climate Opportunities for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and City of Boston, and How the Private Sector Can Support Key Actions.” We were fortunate to have both Mayor Michelle Wu, who serves as the GRC Co-Chair, and special guest Governor Maura Healey in attendance for a robust discussion on shared climate opportunities, followed by a Q&A with GRC members.

Climate Disclosure

“These two first-in-the-nation bills will provide unprecedented insight into corporate climate emissions and financial climate risk.”

– Mindy S. Lubber, CEO and President of Ceres on landmark climate disclosure bills in California

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GRC and Embrace Boston Present: Our Shared History Report – Using Boston’s Climate Opportunities to Address Systemic Racism

Completed in collaboration with Embrace Boston, GRC’s “Our Shared History” report aims to open a dialog among a wide variety of stakeholders in Boston’s future who hope to use the shift to a resilient post-carbon economy as an opportunity to eradicate the harms of racism embedded in our built environment. The report addresses three main topics: patterns of racial injustice, climate inequities, and equitable climate action opportunities. We are now in an era of systemic transformation of Boston, compelled by climate change. In creating this report, the GRC hopes the historical account will serve to inform our shared vision of progress.

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Climate Beacon Conference

Registration Open & GRC Offers Ticket Discount

Registration is now live for a new event taking place from October 10-11, 2023, hosted at the New England Aquarium, the Boston Climate Beacon Conference. It’s a two-day session of panels and networking designed for business leaders, experts, elected officials, and others working toward a sustainable future. Speakers include former White House Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy and U.S. Senator Ed Markey. As a member of the conference Steering Committee, the GRC offers a 25% ticket discount using the code Beacon2023.

Register here