Ingersoll Rand to Discuss Communicating Climate Solutions at Climate Leadership Conference

Mar 2, 2017 10:45 AM ET
Press Release

Chicago, March 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Scott Tew, executive director, Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability at Ingersoll Rand, a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, will speak with a global audience of climate, energy and sustainability professionals to address climate change through policy, innovation and business solutions at the Climate Leadership Conference. The event is scheduled to take place March 1-3 in Chicago.

Tew will speak in the session “Cultivating a Climate Culture and Communicating Solutions” on March 3 from 8:30-9:45 a.m. He will share insights on strategies to effectively communicate the risks and opportunities of climate-related commitments, how to overcome common barriers and ways to develop messaging to better reflect company positioning on climate.

“With climate-related commitments quickly becoming the norm for global organizations, it’s important to understand how to effectively communicate climate-related objectives and strategies to diverse stakeholders,” Tew said. “Gathering like-minded leaders at the Climate Leadership Conference is an excellent way to share best practices and build upon successes as we look to the next generation of solutions.”

In its sixth year, the Climate Leadership Conference is dedicated to forward-thinking leaders from business, government, academia and the non-profit community to explore energy and climate solutions, introduce new opportunities and provide support to leaders taking action on climate change.

Ingersoll Rand Climate Commitment
Ingersoll Rand made a commitment to significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its products and operations by 2030. The company’s Climate Commitment pledges to:

  • Cut the refrigerant GHG footprint of its products by 50 percent by 2020 and incorporate lower global warming potential (GWP) alternatives across its portfolio by 2030;
  • Invest $500 million in product-related research and development over the next five years to fund the long-term reduction of GHG emissions; and
  • Reduce company operations-related GHG emissions by 35 percent by 2020.

To date, the commitment has supported the avoidance of approximately 2 million metric tons of CO2e globally, which is the equivalent of avoiding annual CO2 emissions from energy used in more than 270,000 homes or more than 2.1 billion pounds of coal burned. In support of the commitment, Ingersoll Rand launched EcoWise™, a portfolio of products designed to lower environmental impact with next-generation, low-global warming potential refrigerants and high efficiency operation. By 2030, the company expects to reduce its carbon footprint by 50 million metric tons.

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About Ingersoll Rand
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands — including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King® and Trane® — work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a $13 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit www.ingersollrand.com.