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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

    • Call for Student Solutions to Climate Risk Management Challenges- Read more about the application here! Submissions due by March 15th 
    • Latest blogpost: The responsibility of the consumer in the free market economy by Willem Adrianus de Bruijn
    • Spring course highlight: Renewable energy and its impacts: Technology, Ecology, Economics, Sustainability. Taught by Professor Noam Lior. Check out the syllabus for EAS 402/502 here
    • Rubicon Global Founder and CEO Nate Morris to be Inducted into Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame- read more here! 
    • “Insuring Nature” the latest publication by Wharton Professors Carolyn Kousky & Sarah Light! 
    • Spring Course Highlight: MBA: Energy Markets and Policy (BEPP-OIDD 763) & Undergrad Energy & Environmental Economics (BEPP-OIDD 263) with Dr. Arthur van Benthem!
    • 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
    • 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

  • February 4 – 6 – GreenBiz 20 – Register here
  • February 12-Women in Sustainability Leadership Seminar Series – Featuring Anne Papageorge, Vice President, Facilities and Real Estate Services- Register here
  • February 21-22- Climate CAP 2020- The Global MBA Summit on Climate, Capital, & Business. Register here
  • March 25- IGEL Entrepreneurship & Sustainable Waste Management Fireside Chat featuring Compology- Register here 
  • March 27- Penn MES/ MSAG 14th Annual Graduate Research Conference- Register here 
  • April 1- Global Water Alliance 2020 Conference on Water & Peace at Drexel University- 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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