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.

Latest News

    • Why Every Company is an Energy Company. Read the latest Linkedin blog post by Michael Ferrari here
    • Environmental Justice & Health Disparities in the U.S. presented by Environmental Justice at Penn- RSVP for the October 25th event here
    • 16 young environmentalists tapped for Delta advisory board on sustainability future in aviation. Read more here
    • Job Alert! Corporate Sustainability Specialist at Sims Metal Management Limited. Apply here
    • IGEL Alumni Advisory member, Karissa Kruse, announced that Sonoma County now has a record-breaking 99% of its local vineyards certified sustainable! Read more here
    • Check out IGEL Faculty Director, Eric Orts, speak at the 1.5 Minute Climate Lecture Series here
    • Special Report by Suez & Knowledge@Wharton: The End of Wasted Water A Revolution in Reuse Is Underway. Read more here
    • Rubicon Global Recognized as a “Best For The World” B Corp for Sustainability and Environmental Excellence- Read more here
    • Innovyze is featured on Advancements TV Series Hosted by Ted Danson on CNBC- read more here
    • Interested in sponsoring IGEL? Check out our Partnership brochure  to learn more about opportunities with IGEL 
    • See more in the IGEL News section.

Upcoming Events

  • October 25- Wharton Energy Conference- Register here 
  • November 6-IGEL Careers in Sustainability Leadership Meet & Greet- Register here
  • November 7-  Wharton IGEL 12th Annual Conference: Setting the Goals for a Flourishing World. Check out the speaker list here. Register here.
  • November 13- Women in Sustainability Leadership Seminar Series: Laurie Holmquist, General Manager of Delta Airlines- Register here
  • November 18-20- Sustainable Brands New Metrics ‘19: Next-Generation Goals & Reporting. Save 20% with code WhartonIGEL. Register here
  • November 12-14- Sustainability in Packaging Europe. Use code: SPEU19WH for 10% off your registration. Register here
  • December 4- IGEL Seminar Series: The Impact of Extreme Weather on Resiliency Management featuring Richard Sheldon & Anthony Wagar – Willis Towers Watson- 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_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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