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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Exxon gives $1 Million to Campaign for a Carbon Tax


Kavanaugh Confirmation

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Upcoming Events

  • February 6 – Wharton IGEL Women in Sustainability Seminar Series Featuring Jennifer Ballen of Drinkworks – Register Today
  • February 20 – Wharton IGEL Women in Sustainability Leadership Seminar Series Featuring Jaqui Jenkins, WG’96, Executive Director, Fashion Institute of Technology – Register Today 
  • February 26 – 28 – GreenBiz 2019, Phoenix, AZ – Register Today using Promo Code GB19IGEL
  • February 27 – The Resource Revolution of Water Reuse – Register Today
  • March 20- Wharton IGEL Lunch Series Featuring Andreas Gruson of Industrial Advisory Services- Register Today 
  • March 21 – Solving US and Global Water Inequities: Sharing Solutions from Around the World – Register Today
  • April 17- Wharton IGEL Women in Sustainability Seminar Series Featuring Mirei Endara de Heras, Former Panamanian Minster of Environment- 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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