Climate Change and Green Jobs: Helping Businesses Prepare for New Expectations and New Rules

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The University of Wisconsin Law School,

The Business, Environment, and Social Responsibility Program at the Wisconsin School of Business, and The Wisconsin Sustainable Business

Council together with Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.


Announce a Special Symposium


Climate Change and Green Jobs:  Helping Businesses Prepare for New Expectations and New Rules


Friday, September 18, 2009

The Edgewater Hotel

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Madison, Wisconsin


. . .We need to consider adopting the 21st century way of doing business if we are to excel and that includes balancing economic, environmental, and social strategies and practices with lean principles.  Those organizations that understand this will survive and thrive for generations. . .

Paul Linzmeyer, OECD Conference Trento, ItalyJune 2009

The Challenge

 . . . With each passing day, the effects of global warming are being seen across the globe—glaciers are retreating, sea levels are rising, and extreme weather is increasing in frequency and intensity.  Climate change demands aggressive action at the international, national, state, local and individual levels.  Just as the impact of global warming will affect us all, the responsibility for leadership rests with each of us.  I want Wisconsin to be a place where citizens work together with businesses, researchers, government officials, and others to seize the challenges of climate change and find opportunities for growth in them. . .

 Responding to changing expectations with respect
to carbon emissions and climate change

Governor Jim Doyle

May 2008

The Presentations


The symposium features intensive and interactive presentations by senior sustainability leads and legal professionals on:



     Elevating concerns about climate change, green jobs and

       energy efficiency in the strategic decision making process


     Mitigating losses and maximizing opportunities

       from government policy changes


     Setting goals and delivering a strategic response

       to energy efficiency and climate change


Who Should Attend

     Business Executives

     Private and Public Sector Attorneys

     In House Counsel

     Sustainability Coordinators

     Regulators and Government Officials

     Management Consultants

     Students Interested in Climate Change


Symposium Planning Chairs

     Thomas Eggert, Wisconsin School of Business

     Arthur Harrington, Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.

     Paul Linzmeyer, ISO International, LLC

     Scott Minter, University of Wisconsin Law School


Symposium Faculty

Jeffrey Crawford

Attorney General

Forest County

Potawatomi Community


Andrew DeGuire

Vice President


& Acquisitions

Johnson Controls


Thomas Eggert

Associate Director

Business, Environment, and

Social Responsibility Program

Wisconsin School of Business


Al Fish

Associate Vice-Chancellor

University of Wisconsin-Madison


John Fojut

Vice President of Corporate


Kohl’s Corporation


Arthur Harrington

Shareholder, Environmental Team Chair

Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.


Dr. Joseph J. Jacobsen

Associate Dean

Environmental Studies

Milwaukee Area Technical College


Dana LaFontsee

Corporate Development

& Sustainability

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education


Howard Learner

Executive Director

Environmental Law and Policy Center


Paul Linzmeyer

General Partner

ISO International, LLC


Michelle Mason

Managing Director

American Society of Quality


Joe Muehlbach

Sustainability Director

Quad/Graphics, Inc.


Thad Nation

Executive Director

Clean, Responsible Energy

for Wisconsin’s Economy (CREWE)


Murray Sim

National Practice Director,

Energy Management Services,



Registration Information

Due to limited seating, early registration is encouraged.


Date:  Friday, September 18, 2009.


Location:  The Edgewater Hotel, 666 Wisconsin Avenue, Madison, WI  53703.

Phone:  608-256-9071 or 800-922-5512; Fax:  608-256-0910


Schedule:  Registration from 8:00 - 8:30 a.m.  Instruction from 8:30 - 11:45 a.m. and from 12:45 to 4:00 p.m.  There will be a 15-minute break during the morning and afternoon sessions.  A box lunch is included in the program.  Please check on the registration form if you require a vegetarian box lunch.


Program Fee:  $200.00 per registrant before September 11, 2009; $250.00 after September 10, 2009.  Fee includes course materials, box lunch, and refreshment breaks.  Please make checks payable to the UW Law School.


UW-Madison Students:  Student enrollment is free and encouraged, but limited to the first 50 students.  Students must pre-register to ensure space is available.  Please contact Scott  Minter at


Materials:  Materials for this program can be ordered separately for $59.00 plus applicable sales tax.  Please see the enrollment form for the amount due, including sales tax.  Check the appropriate box on the enrollment form and include a check made payable to the UW Law School.  Materials will be sent out after the program.


Refund Policy:  Refunds will be paid in full if requested before September 14, 2009.


Continuing Legal Education Credit:  Up to 7.0 hours of Wisconsin CLE credit may be earned through attendance at this program.  Members of bars in other mandatory CLE states are requested to contact the CLEW office for information on obtaining credit in their states.


For More Information:  Please call (608) 262-3833 or (800) 355-5573

or fax (608) 263-3472; or visit

Program Attorney:  Scott C. Minter (

Program Manager:  Lynn F. Thompson (


Continuing Legal Education for Wisconsin (CLEW) refers to the continuing education activities of the University of Wisconsin Law School and University of Wisconsin Extension.

Climate Change and Green Jobs:

Helping Businesses Prepare for New Expectations and New Rules


Theme:  Customer and investor expectations, as well as supply chain and regulatory initiatives, are providing some of the most dramatic changes since the advent of Earth Day in the way that businesses view energy and environmental strategies in the marketplace.  No one can doubt that change is on the way.


As with all change, though, there will be “winners” and “losers” as business responds to this change.  Businesses need to plan now to strategically take advantage of the opportunities and mitigate the losses that are likely to result from these dramatic policy changes.  Attorneys in both the private and public sectors will need to recognize the opportunities and challenges for their clients and provide skilled counsel as business strategies are developed and regulatory responses are chosen.


This symposium will provide an overview of some of the opportunities and challenges that businesses will face over the next year.  The goal of the symposium is to foster the development of business strategies to take maximum advantage of the new generational shifts in the marketplace and within regulatory and oversight organizations.




The University of Wisconsin Law School


The Business, Environment, and Social Responsibility Program at the

Wisconsin School of Business


The Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council


Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.

Agenda:  The Structure for the Symposium


8:00 - 8:30 a.m.      Registration


8:30 - 9:00 a.m.      Setting the Stage:  The Importance of

                               Integrating the Impact of Climate Change into Your

                               Immediate and Long-term Operational Goals

Thomas Eggert

Paul Linzmeyer


9:00 - 9:45 a.m.       Implementing the Recommendations from the

                               Governor’s Task Force on Global Warming

                               and Implications for Wisconsin Businesses

Thad Nation


9:45 - 10:00 a.m.          Break


10:00 - 10:45 a.m.  Overview of the Federal Legislation:  Business

                               Opportunities for Sustainability Strategies Arising

                               from Federal and State Regulatory Initiatives

Jeffrey Crawford

Andrew DeGuire


10:45 - 11:45 a.m.  Overview of State & Federal Climate Change and Renewable

                               Energy Initiatives and Business Opportunities/Challenges


Arthur Harrington

Howard Learner

11:45 - 12:45 p.m.       Lunch (Box lunches provided)


12:45 - 1:45 p.m.    Charter Street Coal Plant Conversion Case Study:

                               The Challenges and Benefits of Converting a Coal Plant

                               to Alternative Fuels

Al Fish

Murray Sim

1:45 - 2:00 p.m.            Break


2:00 - 3:00 p.m.      Green Jobs:  What They Are, Who Needs Them,

                               and Who’s Doing the Training?

Dr. Joseph Jacobsen

Dana LaFontsee

Michelle Mason


3:00 - 4:00 p.m.      Business Strategies for Reducing Business Risks and

                               Maximizing Opportunities on the

                               New Environmental/Energy Policy Initiatives

John Fojut

Joe Muehlbach

The University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX requirements.  Please advise the CLEW office at the time of registration if you are handicapped and desire special accommodations.  Your request will be kept confidential.




ONLINE:  You can register online using a credit card. 


MAIL:  Please print the online registration form.  Complete the registration form and mail with payment to CLEW-Climate Change and Green Jobs Symposium, Law School Building, 975 Bascom Mall, Room 2348, Madison, WI  53706.

FAX:  Complete the registration form and fax with payment information to 608-263-3472.

PHONE:  Register by phone using a credit card, by calling 800-355-5573 or 608-262-3833.

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