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March 18, 2015
12:00 to 13:15
Best Practices in Electronic Recycling »
Wharton | Philadelphia, PA

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The Wharton Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL)

Best Practices in Electronic Recycling

Lunch Seminar Guest Speaker
John S. Shegerian
Co-founder, Chairman and CEO
Electronic Recyclers International

Mr. Shegerian will discuss how Electronic Recyclers International offers solutions to responsibly recycle electronic waste and best practices in the waste management industry.

March 18, 2015, 12:00-1:15
240 Jon M. Huntsman Hall
RSVP: spigonaj@wharton.upenn.edu

April 07, 2015
12:00 to 13:15
Lunch Seminar with Guest Speaker Robert A. Mosbacher, Jr. »
Wharton | Philadelphia, PA

The Wharton Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL)

Lunch Seminar with Guest Speaker
Robert A. Mosbacher, Jr.
Founder & Chairman, BizCorps


Robert A. Mosbacher, Jr. has extensive experience in both the private and public sectors. He has spent over 30 years in the energy business serving as President and now, Chairman of Mosbacher Energy Company, an independent oil and gas exploration and production company based in Houston. He also served in the U.S. Government as President and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) from 2005-2009.

As a result of his travel while head of OPIC, he concluded that there is no shortage of SME entrepreneurs in emerging markets around the world. However, there is a severe shortage of businesses that have the capacity, particularly human capacity, to realize their potential. That is why he launched BizCorps, a non-profit program which recruits and places MBAs from top business schools with high potential, growth-oriented SMEs in targeted markets where they help address the capacity challenges of those businesses. The program is in its second year of operation in Kenya and Colombia and he will discuss that experience and others from the international economic development world.

April 7, 2015, 12:00-1:15
F-70 Jon M. Huntsman Hall
3730 Walnut Street, Philadelphia

RSVP: spigonaj@wharton.upenn.edu

April 22, 2015
08:30 to 19:30
8th Annual Wharton/IGEL Conference-Workshop »
Wharton | Philadelphia, PA

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8th Annual Conference-Workshop

Celebrating Earth Day


Business Takes the Lead:  How Innovation Allows us to Mitigate and Adapt to our Climate Change Challenges.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Wharton School, University ofPennsylvania

JonM. HuntsmanHall, 8thFloor

3730 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA


Conference-Workshop Objective:Recent reports by leading international and U.S. organizations indicate that climate change is not simply a long-term risk to business and society, but its effects are impacting us today.  Business is uniquely positioned to take a leading role in responding to this challenge.  This conference will examine how business is driving innovations to mitigate and adapt to climate change and how multiple stakeholders including academia, government (including the military), and nonprofit organizations all play a role.  The Wharton Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (Wharton IGEL) will partner with Knowledge@Wharton to produce a special report about the conference proceedings.



Wednesday, April 22, 8:30am

8:30 – 9:00                  Registration & Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15                   Welcome Remarks & Introduction:  Eric Orts, Faculty Director of Wharton IGEL and Gary Survis, Conference Moderator

9:15 – 9:45                  Opening Keynote:

9:45 – 10:00                 Questions & Audience Participation

10:00 – 10:40               Discussion Keynote: 

10:40 – 10:50               Questions & Audience Participation

10:50 – 11:00               Coffee Break & Networking

11:00 – 12:15              Panel 1: Investing in Climate Innovation: Lessons from Venture                                                               Capital and Cleantech

Moderator: Wharton Faculty

12:15 – 12:30               Questions & Audience Participation

12:30 – 1:15                Lunch & Networking

1:15 – 1:45                  Lunch Discussion Keynote:

1:45 – 2:00                  Questions & Audience Participation

2:00 – 3:15                   Panel 2:  Climate Innovation as the “new normal” of National and Military Security

Moderator: Wharton Faculty

3:15 – 3:30                  Questions & Audience Participation

3:30 – 3:45                  Break & Networking

3:45 – 5:00                  Panel 3:  Nexus Thinking Driving Innovation in Water, Food, and Energy Solutions                                    Moderator: Wharton Faculty

5:00 – 5:30                              Questions & Audience Participation – Key Conference Takeaways

5:30 – 6:00                  Closing Keynote:

6:00 – 7:30                  Networking Reception