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 participate in a panel discussion titled “The Quest for Carbon Neutrality,” at the 2018 Chicago Forum on Global Cities on June 8, 2018.
The panel will explore how global cities can achieve their aspirational carbon and waste reduction goals. Drawing from Scanlon’s extensive international experience in building products manufacturing, she will share insights into green building trends and the types of innovative solutions manufacturers are developing to meet growing sustainability demands.
“Global cities are at the heart of some of the world’s most important environmental innovations, which makes them a driving force in implementing change for sustainable development,” said Jennifer Scanlon, President and Chief Executive Officer of USG Corporation. “As the demands for green building grow, USG remains committed to developing products and solutions that build a stronger, safer and more sustainable future for our communities and the environment.”
USG has been a leading manufacturer of building products for more than 100 years and pioneered many innovations that focus on reducing the impact of global climate change from built environments. USG first joined the Architecture 2030 Challenge for Products in 2013 for its ceilings portfolio, and in 2016, became the only wallboard manufacturer to commit to the Architecture 2030 Challenge. The company released its USG Sheetrock® Brand EcoSmart Panels in 2017 as the industry’s first gypsum panels that are lightweight and specifiable for sustainability – a product architects have desired for years. These panels are manufactured with up to 25 percent less water and 20 percent less carbon dioxide, and may also contribute to U.S. Green Building Council LEED v4.0 credits and the Living Building Challenge.
The Chicago Forum is an annual event co-hosted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Financial Times. It will take place in Chicago from June 6 to June 8, 2018. The event gathers thought leaders and decision makers from across a variety of industries and geographies to examine and explore the role that global cities play in solving some of the world’s biggest challenges.
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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 Gypsum, Performance Materials, Ceilings, and USG Boral divisions. 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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