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2015-16

"International Speaker Series" 

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2015 Year-End Message

Date: December 15, 2015


Partner in Eco Commerce,


Holiday greetings from Atlanta, I hope this message finds you well! 


2015 is coming to a close, and as we look back at the many blessings this year has brought, we are grateful for your support. With your contributions, we have achieved many ambitious goals. 


What the COP21 Climate Agreement Means for Eco Commerce?


Call to Action: “From Innovation to Implementation”


195 countries reached an agreement on climate change. How will it impact the Eco Innovators and Eco Commerce, and how businesses are responding?


The agreement comes into effect in 2020, aiming to ensure that global warming does not exceed 2 degrees C above pre-industrial levels, with an additional aim to cap this at 1.5 degrees C. A temperature rise of 2 degrees C could result in catastrophic environmental changes, such as extreme weather, accelerated melting of the polar ice caps and dangerous rises in sea levels.


What does this mean for the Eco Commerce? 


This agreement is an important moment for Eco Innovators worldwide and a giant opportunity for Eco Commerce. Eco Commerce Media Group will help Eco Innovators share their information and proven low-carbon solutions with international audiences, to accelerate adoption of low-carbon technologies worldwide. The ECE media platform provides technology companies access to a powerful international media and business network, to share their expertise and experience in implementation of low-carbon technologies.


S.M.A.R.T Community Exchange (SCE)


The S.M.A.R.T Community Exchange (SCE) media platform, by Eco Commerce Media Group, will play a key role in sharing business opportunities with business leaders and investors. 


Companies across developed and emerging markets are demanding ‘low-carbon and renewables’. This opens new business opportunities for Sustainable, Measurable, Achievable, Resilient, Technology (S.M.A.R.T) businesses and gives more confidence to investors. By investing in S.M.A.R.T development at scale, we can make S.M.A.R.T more affordable for more consumers to benefit.


As the first global agreement on climate change, the agreement sends an important signal that all nations, both developed and developing countries, are committed to a low-carbon development. Eco Innovation and our international business community, has a key role to play. We will share information about proven low-carbon solutions with our international audience, to encourage more trade and investment in low-carbon development, and enable implementation of low-carbon technologies. We can make a big impact by implementing proven low-carbon solutions available today. 


S.M.A.R.T Partnership


Change to low-carbon and renewables requires people, businesses, investors, and communities to work together. The S.M.A.R.T Community Exchange (SCE) media platform is up and running. The SCE media partners will work together towards a goal of “sharing critical information, best technology and practices’” to help business and communities learn how their businesses and communities can benefit from low-carbon technologies, how they can fund their low-carbon development, and who can help them to get there. 


S.M.A.R.T business leaders and investors have discovered that you need to partner to tackle business challenges and create new business opportunities. The SCE collaborates with SCEs across borders to drive change through the whole value chain. Timing is right to take action. The SCE partners will lead low-carbon development and implementation of proven low-carbon solutions available for consumers today. We are committed to engage and inspire our audience, disrupt and find new ways of doing business through low-carbon and renewable innovation. 


A Global Effort to Share Information and Best Practices


Consumers are increasingly seeking and sharing information through social media. Businesses must back up their storytelling with substance, or risk losing consumer trust.


Some businesses are also partnering with cross-industry organizations and NGOs, which hold them accountable to targets, and many companies and business leaders across different industries have committed to net zero emissions by 2050.


As part of the Paris agreement, countries are committed to raise $100 billion a year by 2020, to help developing nations mitigate and adapt to climate risk. Businesses can share resources to help even smaller businesses build resilience to climate risk.


Banking on Low-Carbon and Renewables


The COP21 agreement was more ambitious than many predicted, in particular, the additional aim to cut global warming to 1.5 degrees C. Will this spur companies to cut their greenhouse emissions and ramp up their existing environmental policies?


Funding Low-Carbon Development


Transitioning to a low-carbon economy requires investment. Can businesses cut carbon and keep up business growth? Businesses have to make investments no matter what.  With low-carbon technologies dropping in price, investment in low-carbon in the long-term, is often good for business. Governments can also help companies follow a low-carbon path by incentivizing and focusing on growing the renewables in their regions, businesses are able to do more, to accelerate investment and implementation of low-carbon solutions. Concerns remain about real costs that low-carbon investments will mean for businesses. And there are no legal mechanisms currently holding business to their emissions goals. That could change, as countries that are bound by the Paris agreement draw up plans to radically reduce emissions in their regions.


Where to begin?


There are opportunities to work with businesses to improve supply chain practices and to ensure small businesses are more protected and resilient in the face of climate risk.  Parts of the developing world are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate risk, such as increased flooding and droughts. Traceability in supply chains can also give business leaders a better view on effects of their operations. One of the high-impact parts of the industry is in transportation and logistics, where businesses can partner with their transport providers on route optimization and choose eco innovation to reduce the impact of moving products around the world. 


Consumers need to be inspired to minimize their energy usage.  Companies need to be educated how to implement S.M.A.R.T solutions to increase business opportunities and profits for the future.  S.M.A.R.T Community Exchange will provide education, introduction to solution providers, access to funding and international marketing solutions through our international network of S.M.A.R.T Community providers.


Let us introduce your S.M.A.R.T solutions to our fast growing global audience. For more information go to: EcoCommerceExchange.com  or SMARTCommunityExchange.com


We appreciate your ongoing support. I look forward to seeing you in 2016!


With best personal regards,


Minna LeVine, CEO

Eco Commerce Exchange (ECE) Team

EcoCommerceExchange.com 


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2014 Year-End Message 

Date: December 10, 2014


Dear Partner in Eco Commerce,


Season's greetings from Atlanta! Through many years of consulting and working with investors and innovators, we understand the challenges technology companies face in introducing their innovation to potential investors and customers in the global marketplace.  


GREAT NEWS! 


We make marketing innovation easy, effective and affordable for you by pooling our global partner resources. You can now use our Multi-Media Marketing Program to introduce your brand, products, services, and investment opportunities to our highly targeted and motivated international audience. 


We also understand the challenges business executives face in attending meetings and trade shows around the globe.  


Following the great success of our "Investing in Innovation 2013-14 live speaker series", we are now scheduling the ONLINE 2015-16 Eco Commerce Global Summits and Tradeshows - to stimulate investment in innovation and charitable causes by connecting sellers and buyers, and investors and donors, through our programs. As a participant in our marketing program, you will join a fast growing international group of preferred partners committed to drive more sales and investment in Eco Innovation.  


We bring together leading brands and experts from around the globe – in one place. You can showcase your business, share your expertise and learn from other experts, view the latest in cutting-edge technology, and discover the influencers and best brands. You can visit ECE online to interact, learn, and connect at your convenience, without even leaving your office! And visitor registration is always FREE! 


Through our Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC), we invite participants from around the world to attend at no cost and give our speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and marketing clients, highly targeted international exposure for a fraction of the cost of traditional individual international campaigns!


To have your organization become a part of this partner marketing program, simply select your marketing package and we will create and deliver your customized marketing campaign within 60-days. If you register by December 31, 2014, we will also include an article ($5,000 value) about your company in our international digital publication Eco Commerce Review  currently delivered to readers on all continents, as a bonus. 


Register now to secure your place in our “done for you” annual (12-months) program and in addition to your individual international press and social media campaigns, we will also custom design, host, and promote your online showroom or online classroom to our highly targeted international audience of business executives and investors at no additional cost. Your exhibit will be featured in the exhibit hall for all the Eco Commerce Global Summits in 2015, effectively becoming a featured sponsor for all the online events, at no additional cost.


All you need is a computer and Internet connection to participate in global Eco Commerce. The 2015-16 events happen in one big online meeting space 365/24/7 at Eco Commerce Exchange (ECE). A true eco-friendly business experience!


Let us introduce your business to our global audience - your future customers, investors, and collaborators. We look forward to your participation in 2015!


Thank you again for your ongoing support. 


HAPPY HOLIDAYS - be safe, continue helping those who need it most, and keep smiling!  


With best personal regards,


Minna LeVine, CEO

Eco Commerce Exchange (ECE) Team

EcoCommerceExchange.com