CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jennifer Scanlon, President and Chief Executive Officer of USG Corporation (NYSE:USG), an industry-leading manufacturer of building products and innovative solutions, will take part in a panel discussion entitled “Combating Climate Change” at the 2017 Chicago Forum on Global Cities.
The discussion, which will take place on Thursday, June 8 at 9 a.m. CST, will examine the role that cities, policy makers, architects, builders and the broader construction industry can play in combating the effects of climate change. Scanlon’s remarks will detail the role building practices and sustainable materials play in reducing the impact on the environment, as more than half of all greenhouse gas emissions and carbon dioxide emissions come from buildings.
“As cities continue to grow at a rapid pace, the need for sustainable spaces is more important than ever,” said Jennifer Scanlon, President and Chief Executive Officer of USG Corporation. “USG is revolutionizing the way building products and solutions are manufactured to create safer and more sustainable structures that will lead to a better future for our communities and the environment. The Chicago Forum provides a unique venue to discuss the ways private sector innovations will continue to shape how global cities can combat climate change.”
“Our forum brings together key decision makers from around the world to discuss achievements and debate the challenges global cities face, including critical issues such as climate change and sustainable development. The insights and perspectives brought by industry leaders like USG help shape important efforts that drive real change in our communities,” said Ivo H. Daalder, President of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. “We value the support of companies like USG, which enables our forum to serve as a platform for engaging in constructive debates and identifying solutions to help us positively shape the future of global cities.”
This panel discussion is part of an annual three-day forum, co-hosted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Financial Times, which convenes thought leaders and decision makers from across a diverse array of industries and geographies to examine and explore the role that global cities play in solving some of the world’s biggest challenges. The event takes place in Chicago June 7-9, 2017.
One of the world’s leading manufacturers of building products and innovative solutions, USG has a legacy as a pioneer within the construction industry in the development of efficient, sustainable and innovative building products. Most recently, USG brought to market the world’s first sustainable wallboard, Sheetrock® Brand EcoSmart Panels, to address the unmet needs of architects who have committed to the Architecture 2030 Challenge and maximizing the sustainability of the built environment. This is one of the many ways that USG is thinking ahead and developing innovations that will help create better spaces for its customers and communities.
For more information on the event or to view the webcast, visit the ChicagoForum.org.
About USG Corporation
USG Corporation is an industry-leading manufacturer of building products and innovative solutions. Headquartered in Chicago, USG serves construction markets around the world through its United States Gypsum Company and USG Interiors, LLC subsidiaries and its international subsidiaries, including its USG Boral Building Products joint venture. Its wall, ceiling, flooring, sheathing and roofing products provide the solutions that enable customers to build the outstanding spaces where people live, work and play. Its USG Boral Building Products joint venture is a leading plasterboard and ceilings producer across Asia, Australasia and the Middle East. For additional information, visit www.usg.com.
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