Norine Kennedy

Norine Kennedy

Senior VP, Policy and Global Strategy
Tel: 212.703.5052

With over 20 years’ experience as USCIB’s lead environment, energy and climate change expert, Norine Kennedy promotes U.S. business participation in international environmental policy and management initiatives, and works closely with industry, government and NGOs to promote sustainable development and green growth. She also spearheads USCIB’s strategic international engagement initiative, which seeks to advance meaningful business participation and regulatory diplomacy in inter-governmental organizations, and focuses on increasing accountability of international institutions regarding business interests.

In addition to staffing USCIB’s 120 company Environment Committee, Kennedy represents business in environmental discussions at the UN and OECD. She was a business observer at the UN’s 1992 Earth Summit in Rio and served on the U.S. delegation to the Rio+20 summit in 2012. She regularly participates in meetings of the UN Environment Programme and UN deliberations on the Sustainable Development Goals and Post-2015 Development Agenda, and in negotiating sessions for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Kennedy joined USCIB in 1991, having served at the World Environment Center as project manager in its corporate programs department. She holds a master’s degree in international environmental policy from Claremont Graduate School, and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Wellesley College.

Helpful links:
USCIB Environment Committee:
https://www.uscib.org/environment-ud-817/
Green Economies Dialogue:
http://www.green-dialogue.org
Major Economies Business Forum:
http://www.majoreconomiesbusinessforum.org

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Recent Articles by Norine

USCIB Delegation Arrives at Annual United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) (11/2/2021) - USCIB member companies and business groups are in Glasgow for the next 2 weeks, bringing their commitment, solutions and advice for a successful COP26.
USCIB Event at UN General Assembly Reaffirms Business’ Commitment to Countering Global Challenges (9/22/2021) - On the margins of this week’s 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), USCIB partnered with the International Organization of Employers (IOE) and Business at OECD to organize a virtual discussion titled “Reinvigorating Inclusive Multilateralism: A Business Townhall at UNGA76.” The meeting was dedicated to the memory of John Ruggie, former UN Special Envoy for Business and Human Rights, who recently passed away.
Job Opening: Policy and Program Associate, Sustainability, New York City (8/20/2021) - Position: Policy and Program Associate, Sustainability Organization: United States Council for International Business Reports to: Senior Vice President for Policy and Global Strategy Office: New York City THE OPPORTUNITY – About USCIB: Founded in 1945, USCIB promotes open markets, competitiveness and innovation, sustainable development and corporate responsibility, supported by international engagement and regulatory coherence. Its members include U.S.-based global companies and professional services firms […]

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Norine’s Committees

Climate Change & Energy - The Climate Change and Energy Committee supports the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and represents American business interests at global climate negotiations.
Environment - The Environment Committee promotes appropriate environmental protection and energy security integrated with open trade, investment and economic growth.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Working Group - Launched in 2015, the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals represented a global consensus blueprint, setting out 17 goals and 169 targets for sustainability by 2030.

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