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UCGEC Green IT Seminar Series No. 1, January 28th, 2010

Enterprise Carbon Accounting: A Real Market or A Cleantech Bubble?
Thursday, January 28, 2010 - 18:00 - 21:00
DLA Piper, Conference room First Floor (102/103)
2000 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA

The US-China Green Energy Council’s IT and Green Energy steering committee is pleased to announce the first of its IT and Green Energy seminar series: “Enterprise Carbon Accounting – A Real Market or A Cleantech Bubble?”

The nascent carbon software market was hot in 2009. Large multinationals such as Wal-Mart embraced environmental disclosures for all products sold; SAP acquired Clear Standards and Hara raised over $20M in venture capital money. According to KPMG, 80% of the world’s largest 250 companies and 73% of US Fortune 100 companies issued sustainability reports. Enterprise Carbon Accounting is attracting both entrepreneurs and investors as large corporations push green marketing campaigns in light of mandatory cap-and-trade regulations. These proposed cap-and-trade regulations have created a market for business-to-business enterprise software which can help companies ensure compliance with the new and rapidly changing regulatory environment. Is this a real market trend or a cleantech bubble?

The highly accredited panel will share their thoughts on sustainability management, such as: What are the true drivers of the enterprise carbon accounting market? What are the vendor selection criteria? What is the impact of carbon accounting on a company’s overall green strategy? What is the short- and long-term market outlook? What does it mean to go green and how much will it cost?



DLA Piper
Conference room First Floor (102/103)
2000 University Ave Palo Alto, CA



6:00-6:30pm: Registration, light dinner and networking

6:30-6:40pm: Welcome, UCGEC

6:40-8:00pm: Individual presentation (15min presentation per speaker)

8:00-8:30pm: Open Discussion and Q&A

8:30-9:00pm: Networking



Neal Dikeman - Co-Founder & CEO of Carbonflow and Chairman of the Board

Chris Farinacci - Chief Marketing Officer of Hara

Bruce Klafter - Sr. Director, Environmental, Health and Safety for Applied Materials

Rupesh Shah - Director of Corporate Sustainability at Intuit (Pending)

Karl Van Orsdol – Energy Risk Manager of Palo Alto City


Joseph Yu – Senior Counsel at PG&E



  Early Bird* (by Jan 27) After Jan 27
General Pass $25 $40 (At Door Cash only)
Student Pass $10 $40 (At Door Cash only)

UCGEC Member Discount: 20%; UCGEC Partner Organization Member Discount: 10%

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Organizer: US-China Green Energy Council (UCGEC)

Founded in Silicon Valley in 2008, UCGEC is a leading non-profit organization that connects U.S. and Chinese individuals interested in green energy. The mission of UCGEC is to facilitate and sponsor high impact cleantech collaborative initiatives and projects between the U.S. and China, and to serve as a platform for the integration of policy, business, investment, and R&D projects for the two countries.