Monday, October 23, 2023 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meeting Climate and Sustainability Goals: A Collaboration between Government and the Private Sector

As society transitions to clean energy, a significant transformation of the economy will be ushered by a deep partnership between government and private institutions to meet ambitious climate and sustainability goals. Currently, the private sector is on the cutting edge of developing technologies and innovations that will lead the transition to clean energy. And, with the enactment of historic legislation, like the federal Inflation Reduction Act, the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the Illinois Climate & Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA), and many initiatives being undertaken by the City of Chicago and Cook County, the Chicagoland region stands at an optimal juncture to become a national leader and model in the clean energy transition, while driving future economic and workforce growth. Reaching these ambitious goals will ultimately be determined by the collaboration and open communication between business and government.

Please join the Chicagoland Chamber’s Infrastructure and Digitalization Committee for this critical discussion as we bring together key officials and representatives from the public and private sectors to discuss sustainability and climate resiliency best practices, initiatives, and ways for government and the business community to partner to meet our short and long-term climate and sustainability goals.


Jack Lavin

President and CEO | Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

Judy Martinez-Faye

Infrastructure & Digitalization Committee Chair

Government Affairs, Head of State & Local Affairs – Midwest Region | Siemens​

Leveraging Federal Funding for the Future

Sandrine Schultz

Advisor on Sustainability and Green Buildings, U.S. General Services Administration

Eric Lotz (Moderator)

National Federal Business Development – Director, Siemens

Revitalizing the Windy City: Programs for Chicagoland’s Sustainable Future

Eva-Dina Delgado

Illinois State Representative, Third House District

Deborah Stone

Cook County Chief Sustainability Officer

Angela Tovar

City of Chicago Chief Sustainability Officer

Jon Powell, PhD (Moderator)

Global Head, Sustainability Practice, Salesforce

Data-Driven Sustainability: Best Practices for Private Sector Power for a Greener Future

Erika Gupta

Head of Sustainability and Environmental Initiatives, Siemens Financial Services Americas

Tom Michels

Director of Government Affairs, United Airlines

Scott Vogt

Vice President of Energy Acquisition, ComEd

Peter Skosey

Executive Director for Public & Government Affairs, BNSF Railway

Brad Tietz (Moderator)

Vice President, Government Relations and Strategy, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

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