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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  • March 23 – Wharton IGEL & Rubicon Global Lunch Seminar Series – Featuring Felix Faulhauber, VP Data Analytics – Register Today
  • March 31 – Women in Sustainability Leadership Lunch – Greening the Sports Industry by Aramark Register Today
  • March 31 – LEED Green Associate (GA) Training offered on Penn’s campus – Register Here
  • April 6 – Wharton IGEL Lunch Seminar Series – An inside view of the Paris climate conference: Implications for Business Featuring Senior IGEL Fellow Sanjay Patnaik Register Today
  • April 27, 2016 – Wharton IGEL’s 9th Annual Conference – The Circular Economy: From Concept to a Business Reality – Register Today 
  • April 27-28, 2016  5th Annual Plasticity Forum Shanghai, China – 2016 Innovation in Plastic, Design, Recycling and Solutions Register Here
  • May 16-17, 2016 – The Circular Economy: Unleashing New Business Value, hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation – Register Here

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

Lecturer, Wharton School Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department, Chief Marketing Officer, Syncsort Inc.

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