Business, Climate And The Inflation Reduction Act – Anne Kelly, VP of Government Relations, Ceres

Anne Kelly, Ceres, VP of Government Relations

“This is very much a jobs plan….It deals with four interwoven challenges…The first is the post-pandemic reality, the second is the economic downturn, the third is the climate crisis, and the fourth is inequality and racial equity… The general theme is that the road to economic recovery is through climate action..” Anne Kelly, on Electric Ladies Podcast

The Senate just passed the Inflation Reduction Act, which has $369 billion for climate and energy initatives.  Clearly this will have huge economic consequences and affect the business community.

So, what does the business community think of it? Listen to Anne Kelly, Vice President of Government Relations at the nonprofit Ceres, which works with the business community directly on these issues.  This episode aired last fall when the elements in this new legislation were called Build Back Better. Anne is also Director of Ceres’ Business for Innovative Climate Policy.

You’ll hear:

“Be careful about what you’re good at. So, if you’re not happy with what you’re doing, you really do have to take a risk and be willing to step out of your current role and try something new, and test yourself. And you can do that in your own position, you can dabble in another area….and then see if that’s a place you want to go.” Anne Kelly, Ceres on the Electric Ladies podcast

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