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In early 2011, EPA requested proposals from one or more organizations to continue to recognize corporate leadership on climate change. In May 2011, a consortium consisting of the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO), the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), and The Climate Registry (The Registry) was selected by EPA to partner on a new national recognition program.
ACCO, C2ES, and The Climate Registry have a history of collaboration, complementary expertise, and their combined memberships include more than 450 corporations, as well as numerous other public and private sector organizations.
Together they have extensive experience working with national and global corporations on carbon management, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and strategies to integrate climate change into their operations.
About the Association of Climate Change Officers
The Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization that defines, develops and supports the functions, resources and communities necessary for effective organizational leadership in addressing climate-related risks and opportunities. An industry leader in producing education and training events for climate change and sustainability professionals, ACCO's members include a broad range of organizations and executives in industry, government, academia, and non-profit organizations worldwide.
About the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) is an independent non-profit, non-partisan organization promoting strong policy and action to address the twin challenges of energy and climate change. Launched in November 2011, C2ES is the successor to the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, long recognized in the United States and abroad as an influential and pragmatic voice on climate issues. C2ES is a 501(c)(3) organization led by Eileen Claussen, who previously led the Pew Center and is a former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs.
About The Climate Registry
The Climate Registry provides organizations with hands-on, personalized service and resources to help them measure, verify, report, and manage their GHG emissions in a publicly transparent and credible way. The Registry was established in 2007 as a 501(c)(3) by U.S. states and Canadian provinces to serve as participating jurisdictions' voluntary GHG registry, and today is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of senior officials from 59 North American states, provinces, and territories. A community of more than 350 member organizations uses The Registry's services to measure and manage their emissions, as well as share policy information and best practices in carbon management.