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MEDIA CONTACT: Stefanie Spear, sspear@asyousow.org, 216-387-1609

As global leaders from the public and private sector gather to push for bold action on climate change, As You Sow, the nation’s leading nonprofit shareholder advocacy organization, is focused on carbon transition planning—a critical next step for the energy and transportation sectors.

At an official affiliate event of the Global Climate Action Summit, As You Sow will bring together climate leaders and industry experts for an urgent discussion on the actions companies in these industries must take to transition to a sustainable, low-carbon future. This dialogue is critically important in the wake of regulatory rollbacks, like the CAFE standards.

WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 13 from 6 - 8 p.m. PT

WHERE: 989 Ironworks at Covo, 989 Mission Street, SF, CA 94103


Panel 1 from 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. PT: Transition Planning in the Oil & Gas Sector.

This panel will discuss sustainable pathways forward for energy companies and give background on where the industry has or has not shown signs of progress, emphasizing the role investors play in helping companies transition.

Panel 2 from 7:20 - 8 p.m. PT: Transition Planning in the Face of CAFE Rollbacks.

This panel will focus on the state of transition of the auto industry and highlight what companies are doing with regard to regulatory changes that run counter to company climate policies and transition plans.

The panels will feature experts from Carbon Tracker, Ceres, 2C Energy, Natural Resources Defense Council, Equinor, and more. Following the panel discussions, guests are invited to a networking party, starting at 8 p.m. PT, in collaboration with Hip Hop Caucus and If Not Us Then Who.

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As You Sow is a nonprofit organization that promotes environmental and social corporate responsibility through shareholder advocacy and coalition building.