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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Upcoming Events

  • April 24- Wharton IGEL Lunch Seminar: Investing in Sustainable Infrastructure Featuring Aaron T. Ratner of Ultra Capital- Register Today
  • May 20-22- The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council Summit- Register here and contact IGEL for a discount code
  • June 3-9- Sustainable Brands ‘19 Detroit- Register today using the code “WhartonIGEL” to save 20% on your conference pass!
  • June 10-12- Responsible Business Summit Europe 2019 Hosted by the Ethical Corporation- Register now! 
  • June 19-20- Green Sports Alliance Summit- Register today using the code “IGEL” to save $75 on your pass! Check out volunteer opportunities for students! 
  • November 7-  Wharton IGEL 12th Annual Conference: Setting the Goals for a Flourishing World. Check out the speaker list here. Register here.
  • November 12-14- Sustainability in Packaging Europe. Use code: SPEU19WH for 10% off your registration. 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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