The Wharton-led, Penn-wide Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL) promotes knowledge for business sustainability through world-class research, transformative teaching and constructive dialogue between top alumni, academic, corporate, government, and non-government organizations. IGEL is a hub for business and sustainability, connecting and leveraging academic capital at Penn to help business leaders of today and tomorrow to create more sustainable industries.

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Exxon gives $1 Million to Campaign for a Carbon Tax


Kavanaugh Confirmation

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Upcoming Events

  • October 17 – Resiliency to Preserve Art and Culture: How Museums are Preparing for Climate Risk – Register Today
  • October 17 – The Wharton Green Tracker: Tracking Student Engagement in Socially Responsible Activities – Register Today
  • October 26 – Wharton Energy Conference – Register Today
  • October 29 – 31 – Sustainable Brands New Metrics – Philadelphia – Register Today using code WHARTONIGEL for 20% discount
  • October 30 – 31 – Sustainability in Packaging Europe 2018 – Register Today
  • November 7 – Corporate Advisory Board Meeting – Lunch – University Club
  • November 7 – Careers in Sustainability Panel – Afternoon Tea – Register Today
  • November 28 – 29 – Companies vs. Climate Change: The B2B Climate Solutions Event – Register Today
  • February 27 – The Resource Revolution of Water Reuse – Register Today
  • March 21 – Solving US and Global Water Inequities: Sharing Solutions from Around the World

Eric_MediumEric W. Orts

Guardsmark Professor, Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics and Management

IGEL’s Director, Eric W. Orts, speaking at IGEL’s 2015 conference, Business Takes the Lead: How Innovation Will Drive Our Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change.


Gary-Survis_Small-PhotoGary Survis

Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania

Gary Survis, IGEL Senior Fellow, has participated in multiple IGEL sponsored conferences and moderated several of IGEL’s Annual Conferences.

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