Jennifer Martin, Executive Director of Center for Resource Solutions and Green-e to Speak at Certification Conference in Washington D.C. May 24, 2011

Conference to drive discussion on the competitive nature of the certification landscape
May 6, 2011 5:18 PM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) May 6, 2011 - New York, NY - Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) Executive Director Jennifer Martin will be participating on a keynote panel discussion during the Justmeans Certification Consumption and Change Conference on May 24 in Washington D.C. The conference will bring together thought leaders from social enterprises, leading brands, and certifying bodies to discuss and plan the future of ethical certification.

Jennifer Martin is the Executive Director of the Center for Resource Solutions and the Green-e certification programs, where she brings over two decades of NGO and private sector experience in renewable energy, energy efficiency, distributed generation, electricity markets and technology development, and electricity sector and climate change policy and regulation. She is a founding board member of the San Francisco Carbon Collaborative, a member of the WREGIS Stakeholder Advisory Committee and served as Technical Chairperson of the WREGIS Operational Rules Committee, and a member of the Federal State Renewable Portfolio Standard Collaborative Advisory Group.

The Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) brings together expert responses to climate change issues with the speed and effectiveness necessary to provide real-time solutions. One of CRS's prime initiatives is Green-e, which certifies environmental commodities and products that mitigate climate change and help build a sustainable energy future. Green-e provides customers with clear information about clean energy products that enables them to make informed and socially conscious purchasing decisions. Green-e is referenced by other standards, including B Corporation, Cradle to Cradle and LEED.

Attendees of the Certification Consumption and Change Conference will hear a conversation between Ms. Martin, Kerry Coughlin, Regional Director of the Americas for the Marine Stewardship Council, and Han de Groot, Executive Director of UTZ CERTIFIED. The format of the conference allows attendees an extended period to question the panelists following a moderated discussion.

The Certification Consumption and Change Conference will take place May 24th at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The conference will bring together 150 representatives from top brands that source certified ingredients and eco-label their products, leading ethical certifiers, government agencies and NGOs, and the service providers that make reporting and compliance possible. Conference attendees will enjoy a full day of panel discussions that will shape the future of ethical certifications.   To find out more or register to attend this conference, go to:    About Center for Resource Solutions Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) is a national nonprofit with global impact. CRS brings forth expert responses to climate change issues with the speed and effectiveness necessary to provide real-time solutions. Its leadership through collaboration and environmental innovation builds policies and consumer-protection mechanisms in renewable energy, greenhouse gas reductions, and energy efficiency that foster healthy and sustained growth in national and international markets. For more information about its programs, including Green-e, visit and


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