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

  • August 17 – Solar Day for a Sustainable Philadelphia – Register Today
  • August 26-31 – SIWI – World Water Week – Stockholm – Register Today
  • September 12 – 14 – Global Climate Action Summit 2018 – Register Today
    • September 13 – Strategies to Adapt to Climate Change: Circular Economy and Water Resources Recovery – More Information
  • September 19 – Women in Sustainability Leadership Lunch Seminar Featuring Maureen Anastasi of CBRE – Register Today
  • October 3 – IGEL Presents Lunch Seminar Featuring Steve Tochilin of Delta Airlines – Register Today
  • October 29 – 31 – Sustainable Brands New Metrics – Philadelphia
  • 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

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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