Alex is vice president in the sustainability practice at VOX Global, a public affairs firm specializing in designing, developing, and promoting corporate social responsibility and sustainability programs for leading corporations.
Despite a healthy skepticism about whether the US Chamber of Commerce can actually be a force for good, there were a number of examples of how the Chamber, and its member companies, are making serious progress on environmental innovation.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's corporate citizenship affiliate hosted its first environmental sustainability event this week in Las Vegas. But can the group effectively and authentically lead a discussion about environmental innovation given the U.S. Chamber's opposition to any climate change legislation?
While global businesses have made gains to improve their energy efficiency and reduce carbon footprints, more needs to be done upstream and on a sector-basis, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres told business leaders over the weekend.