Upcoming Events

May 06, 2014
Investing in America’s Public Water Systems – Making Public-Private Partnerships Work Conference »
Wharton | Philadelphia

Hosted By: The Wharton Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (Wharton IGEL)

Event Title: Investing in America’s Public Water Systems – Making Public-Private Partnerships Work

Conference-Workshop Objective:
American cities and towns need to invest hundreds of billions of dollars in their public water and sewer systems. Investors are keen to invest in efficiently operated systems that will provide a steady return. Implied in the name, the success of “public-private partnerships” depends on striking an appropriate balance between the interests of uncommon allies by providing for return on investments while safeguarding the public interest. A new model – recently used in Bayonne, NJ – has emerged as a viable option for meeting the needs of both public and private partners. Please join us as we examine the financial and political lessons of past public private partnerships and assess the components that make public private partnerships for public water services work – for all stakeholders.

Location: The conference will be held at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, in the 8th Floor Colloquium Hall in Jon M. Huntsman Hall, at 3730 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA. View directions to Jon M. Huntsman Hall. For additional information on parking and how to arrive to the University of Pennsylvania, click here.

Tentative Agenda

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Registration & Breakfast
8:30 – 9:00 AM

Opening Remarks & Keynote
9:00 – 9:30 AM
Opening Welcome & Remarks: Eric Orts, Faculty Director, IGEL
Opening Conference Overview & Introduction: Patrick Cairo, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, United Water
Morning Keynote

Panel 1
9:30 – 10:30 AM
Investing in America’s Water Infrastructure – Defining the Need

10:30 – 10:45 AM

Panel 2
10:45 – 11:45 AM
Leveraging Public-Private Solutions – Identifying Solutions

Panel 3
11:45 – 12:45 PM
Engaging the Public – Building support

Closing Remarks & Audience Questions
12:45-1:00 PM

Networking Lunch
1:00 – 2:30

May 07, 2014
18:00 to 19:00
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Wharton | Philadelphia

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June 02, 2014
Sustainable Brands ’14 San Diego »
Wharton | San Diego

Sustainable BrandsSustainable Brands ’14 San Diego – The brand leaders of the future will be sustainable brands that successfully deliver net positive value to society. Doing less bad is not enough in tomorrow’s economy. It’s time to re-imagine and redesign our brands, business and society for a healthy, regenerative future. Participate in active discussion alongside Unilever, Disney, Coca-Cola, Target, Ford, Johnson & Johnson, 3M, HP, Sprint, and hundreds of others and actively reimagine what’s possible. Look for opportunities to redesign every aspect of your brand and business and move models further away from “Take, Make, Waste” to those that are regenerative by nature. Paradise Point, San Diego, CA. June 2-5, 2014. www.SB14sd.com

For our Wharton IGEL network , please use the following code to receive a 20% discount for registration: NWwhartonSB14sd. Register now - http://www.sustainablebrands.com/events/sb14/register