Jamie L. Rhee, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Aviation
Angela Tovar, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Chicago
10:00 AM – 10:10 AM CST (UTC-6)
Session 1 – ESG Frameworks
With everyone from federal agencies to conscious citizens looking at environmental disclosures, airports need to consider the impact of ESG reporting. This session explores the influence of third party ESG frameworks and provides audience members primarily engaged in environmental work information and context regarding social and governance topics.
10:10 AM – 11:45 AM CST (UTC-6)
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM CST (UTC-6)
Session 2 – ESG: Focus on Finance
Green bonds, sustainable investing, infrastructure spending; how do ESG reports affect airport financing? This session explores market influences and their tangible effects on financing airport projects.
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM CST (UTC-6)
Closing Remarks from AAAE
1:30 PM CST (UTC-6)
Introduction to Day 2 and AGG 2021 Awards
The introductory session to Day 2 includes the 2021 Airports Going Green Awards. Join us in celebrating sustainability accomplishments in the aviation industry. Each year, the Chicago Department of Aviation is proud to recognize projects, programs, initiatives, and individuals that exemplify sustainability leadership in the aviation industry.
Session 1 – Decarbonization Discussions
Reducing carbon emissions presents unique challenges at all levels. From space heating to refrigerants, this session examines the approach towards achieving net zero carbon.
Session 2 – Eyes on Electrification
Developments in electric transport have been rapid. Planning, funding, and executing electrification programs is new territory for many and can present challenges that airports and utilities need to address proactively.
Closing Remarks from the CDA