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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    • Mazars Helpful Considerations to Navigate COVID-19 – read more here 
    • After the age of contagion, what’s the ‘new normal’? – Find out here
    • Coronavirus- Environmental Insurance Coverage Considerations by Willis Towers Watson- read the publication here
    • Is now the time for ESG? Read IGEL Senior Fellow Michael Ferrari’s view here
    • No Time to Waste: Achieving the UN’s Sustainability Goals – Knowledge@Wharton – Read Report here!
    • IGEL Corporate Advisory Board Member Delta commits $1 billion to become first carbon neutral airline globally! –  Read more here 
    • The State of Green Business, 2020. Curious? Check out the article here 
    • Special Report by Suez & Knowledge@Wharton: The End of Wasted Water A Revolution in Reuse Is Underway. Read more here
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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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