Our Climate Crisis: Challenges and Solutions for Business Leaders
Speaker: James Scott Brew, senior sustainability and wellness architect, Nikken Sekkei Ltd.
Host: American Chamber of Commerce in Japan Co-host: Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan
This event will be hosted as a webinar. Instructions for joining the virtual meeting will be sent to registered attendees after the above-stated deadline.
Humans have never lived on a planet like today’s Earth. The present conditions of the atmosphere have not been seen for roughly three million years, and the impact is already being felt around the world. We need to act now. Most business leaders believe they are doing so, but research shows that they may not be doing enough.
Solutions to the climate crisis already exist and are sufficient to bring humanity back into balance with Earth’s other living systems. Business leaders, governments, and civil society together can apply a multitude of their own solutions to affect the change we need. What are you and your organization doing? Let’s talk about it and take action together!
James Scott Brew is a senior sustainability and wellness architect, building scientist, and “student of story” with Tokyo-based architectural, planning, and engineering company Nikken Sekkei Ltd., where he specializes in helping to inspire and create high-performance, sustainable, and healthy buildings and cities for people and the environment.
He has more than 35 years of design and construction experience and has completed hundreds of projects focused on historic preservation and healthy, high-performance, low-energy designs. He has helped create nearly a dozen sustainable campus and community plans.
Brew’s work extends from the United States to Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and Europe. Before joining Nikken, he co-led the buildings practice as a principal architect at Rocky Mountain Institute. He also spent 18 years as a principal owner, vice-president, and pioneer of sustainable design, helping to grow his own Minnesota-based architecture and engineering company from a small, single-focused team to nearly 200 people on seven client-focused teams.
NOTE 1: This event is ON THE RECORD.
NOTE 2: Please note that, as with all guest presentations, the content and comments of the speakers reflect their own opinions and do not necessarily represent the opinions or policies of the ACCJ and CCCJ.
NOTE 3: No refund after the stated deadline.
June 14 (Tue)
- 12:00 ~ 13:00
- Members--¥600, Non-Members--¥1,200