October 15, 2015
Contact: Ashley Simmons, Office of the Mayor   
704-336-3438 or 704-614-9116                                
CHARLOTTE – On behalf of Mayor Dan Clodfelter, City Councilman John Autry welcomed the CDP Cities Workshop to Charlotte October 15. CDP, an international non-profit providing a global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information hosted 36 cities from across 20 U.S. states in so attendees could learn how cities can position themselves to collaborate with companies on sustainability, climate mitigation, adaptation and resiliency.
“As we get it right on waste reduction, use of water resources, and transportation efficiency, we are the winners in a world where constraints are becoming more urgent, said Autry. “I’m also excited that you had the opportunity to learn from some of our key players in Charlotte, who are cementing our reputation as an environmentally ambitious city capitalizing on emerging opportunities for energy innovation, sustainable development and smart city technology to build a healthier community.”
Autry discussed how public-private partnerships in Charlotte helped leverage sustainable outcomes for economic growth in the city. Greg Gaskins, Deputy Treasurer of the State and Local Government Finance Division for the State of North Carolina and retired CFO for the City of Charlotte, also spoke during the event.
CDP works with market forces, including 822 institutional investors with assets of US $95 trillion, to motivate companies to disclose their impacts on the environment and natural resources and take action to reduce them. More information about CDP is available online at