Thursday, January 15, 2009

Mommas, don't let your babies grow up to be corporate climate change officers

Association of Corporate Climate Change Officers (ACCCO) - Home Page
The Association of Corporate Climate Change Officers (ACCCO) is a new membership organization that will:
Focus on advancing the development of corporate officers responsible for addressing climate change issues;
Provide a forum for the exchange and enhancement of best practices, industry standards, and innovation in the area of corporate response to climate change; and
Enhance credibility and public understanding of the role industry is playing in response to climate change challenges.
Association of Corporate Climate Change Officers (ACCCO) - FAQ
Career opportunities for climate change officers are already plentiful in Europe and are increasing as heightened awareness in the United States is resulting in market demands and impending regulation. However, untrained and under-qualified personnel will not be able to help businesses address the extraordinarily wide-ranging and sophisticated issues related to developing and managing corporate climate change strategies. The “consumer” of the corporate climate change officer will become more vigilant and demanding as the legal responsibilities and government expectations continue to grow, become more complicated and carry significant penalties if not met. This is exacerbated by the media’s ever increasing attention to climate change and energy issues. Certification of the climate change professional is designed to satisfy the concerns and requirements of employers, consumers and government.

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