United States Business Council for Sustainable Development

You are invited to the launch of the Gulf Coast Carbon Collaborative

A cross-sector platform designed to reduce carbon emissions and enhance economic vitality



Entergy Corporation and the US Business Council for Sustainable Development are inviting businesses from a wide range of sectors to discuss the creation of the Gulf Coast Carbon Collaborative, a cross-sector platform aimed at reducing the region’s carbon emissions and impact while preserving and enhancing its economic vitality. Businesses in the Gulf Coast region are increasingly motivated to reduce carbon emissions because the area is both positioned for economic growth and uniquely vulnerable to the physical and regulatory risks posed by climate change and the control of greenhouse gas emissions. Stakeholders also are increasingly interested in how business and industry will respond to these challenges.

Challenges to the reduction of carbon emissions include access to technology, information and capital to fund change. An ongoing cross-sector collaboration structure specific to our region is needed to address these challenges and empower managers and decision-makers to create strategies through shared experiences that will help protect regional assets and economic opportunity.


Entergy & US BCSD Goals


Establishing and supporting this collaborative is part of Entergy's long-term commitment to the sustainability of its communities and operations. Entergy leaders understand that the company’s growth potential depends on the health and sustainability of the four-state area it serves. This region offers a rare combination of resources: a business-friendly, central U.S. location with direct access to raw materials and markets; an expansive infrastructure; and a skilled, affordable workforce. Entergy intends to reduce the overall carbon emissions from and impacts to its region and help businesses thrive in a responsible, sustainable way. Entergy’s role in the collaborative is to help organize and participate in the group, but not to determine the future activities of the group. Entergy also is inviting other energy utilities and solution providers in the region to participate.


The US BCSD is an action-oriented and member-led nonprofit business association, founded in 1992, to give leading US businesses a shared space to design, implement and scale sustainability solutions. US BCSD collaboration platforms provide ongoing venues for stakeholders to act together on issues of common concern. Working from a US BCSD platform, businesses come together to define critical needs for business action in sustainability, and then develop and implement collaborative projects with the help of US BCSD facilitators.

The US BCSD sees a major opportunity in the Gulf Coast region to harness the collective energy and motivation of businesses in the area to create measurable, long-term impact in reducing carbon emissions in the region, and build a replicable model for business action in other regions.

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Launch Event:

December 2-3, 2019 in New orleans

  • Kickoff Working Dinner: Monday, December 2nd, 6:00 to 9:00pm

  • Workshop: Tuesday, December 3rd, 8:30am to 3:00pm

  • Location: Entergy Corporation Headquarters, 639 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70113

Event Details

Who should Attend: Energy, climate and sustainability program leaders, strategy and decision makers, operations and finance experts and other thought leaders representing businesses from any sector with significant presence in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and/or Texas. Likely of particular interest to: manufacturing, petrochemical, transportation/shipping, construction materials, agriculture and energy/utility entities.

Cost: No cost for the dinner and workshop. Invited companies will have a complimentary opportunity to learn about and consider joining the collaborative. Costs of continuing participation in 2020 and beyond will be shared during the workshop.

Request an Invitation

Space for the event will be limited. Interested companies are encouraged to request an invitation using the form below. Someone from our project team will follow-up with additional information following your submission.

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