Upcoming Events

September 24, 2014
New Metrics 2014 Conference, Sustainable Brands »
Wharton | Boston, MA

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New Metrics ‘14 – A new economy is emerging that requires expanded methods and metrics for identifying, measuring and quantifying entirely new forms of business risk and value. Courageous corporate leaders have already spurred aggressive action toward identifying and valuing these costs and impacts and it’s the optimistic ones that have demonstrated their ability to adopt new metrics and measurement practices that lead to quantifiable and positive results. They are successfully translating previously ignored economic, environmental and social impacts into corporate financial performance indicators that have led to successful business results.

This 3-day Sustainable Brands event in partnership with MIT Sloan School of Management showcases new approaches to valuing risk and impact, explores new frontiers in setting company goals and shares new solutions in ICT and data management. Insightful business leaders from Coca-Cola, Trip Advisor, HP, Mission Measurement, SAP and others will be sharing detailed research on valuation of emerging market trends, risks and opportunities. There will also be deep dive discussions and case studies led by remarkable thought leaders and analysts working to create smarter, more accurate and more inclusive business metrics that create value for all stakeholders.

Define your success in the new economy with expanded methods for measuring risk and identifying new forms of value. Registration is now open and sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available. Attend half-day workshops on Sept 24th. Full conference program begins Sept 25th. For details as they unfold, visit www.NewMetrics14.com or call 415.626.2212. Royal Sonesta Hotel in Boston, MA. Sept. 24-26, 2014.

 

October 08, 2014
09:00 to 14:00
Metrics that Matter, Messages that Motivate – Making the Right Case for Sustainability in Healthcare »
Wharton | San Francisco, CA

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Hosted by Wharton IGEL and Johnson & Johnson

Event Title: Metrics that Matter, Messages that Motivate

Event Theme: Making the Right Case for Sustainability in Healthcare

Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Location: Wharton | San Francisco, 2 Harrison St., Sixth Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105

Time: 9:30am – 2:00pm; includes two panel sessions, lunch and closing keynote

 

Abstract: While sustainability is gaining traction in the world of healthcare, many healthcare organizations struggle with making the business case to their C-Suite. This one-day conference hosted by the Wharton Business School and Johnson & Johnson will focus on the key drivers of sustainability and explore what benefits/outcomes are most compelling to the different players. We’ll hear how companies in healthcare and other industries have succeeded at getting their CFOs and Commercial leaders to become fans of sustainability, how they have communicated the importance of sustainability to suppliers, and how they have made sustainability a differentiator in the marketplace.

 

Register today: While there is no cost to attend, registrations are limited to the first 150 people, http://www.eventbrite.com/e/metrics-that-matter-messages-that-motivate-making-the-right-case-for-sustainability-in-healthcare-tickets-10927192527

 

Twitter: #sustyhealthcare

October 29, 2014
08:30 to 14:00
GE Conference: Business and the Environment »
Wharton | Philadelphia, PA

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GE Power & Water Conference

Business and the Environment

October 29, 2014

Wharton Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership

University of Pennsylvania

8th Floor Huntsman Hall

3730 Walnut Street

Philadelphia

8:30AM – 2:00PM

February 04, 2015
Sustainable Luxury Forum 2015 »
Wharton | Geneva, Switzerland

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Following its debut in 2010, the Sustainable Luxury Forum (SLF) has consistently addressed cutting-edge sustainability issues affecting the luxury industry, including “Beyond compliance: towards Sustainable Excellence” in 2010, “How to drive change in your supply chain to secure your reputation?” in 2011 and “How to balance business opportunities with social change and impact?” in 2013.

Generating a multi-stakeholder dialogue among an array of progressive luxury brands, suppliers, NGOs, international organizations, governments and the academic community, the SLF will return in 2015 to continue exploring the long-term social, economic and environmental challenges facing the prestige and luxury industry at large.

The Sustainable Luxury Forum, a pioneering platform in sustainable luxury management, will return for its 4th edition in 2015 under the theme “Luxury in a VUCA* World: How to Address Soaring Inequalities, Scarcities and Complexities?”. Attracting a wide range of luxury brand executives and suppliers, as well as NGOs, IOs and the academic community, SLF2015 will address the long-term social, economic and environmental challenges facing the luxury industry.

The Forum, exclusively limited to 100 participants, will present a unique opportunity to :
Learn from experts and leading professionals in the luxury and prestige sectors, civil societies and academics.
Network, exchange and share in a stimulating and co-operative learning environment, with distinguished speakers.
Engage with CEOs, Directors, Risk, Foresight and Chief Sustainability Officers, CSR Managers and other eminent professionals in a highly interactive combination of interventions, panels, workshops and break-out sessions.
Anticipate, benchmark and explore during a forward-thinking event that empowers a new generation of luxury leaders.

*VUCA: Volatile. Uncertain. Complex. Ambiguous.

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.

 

AGENDA

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