Economic Opportunities of Climate Change and Sustainability

Special Interest Speaker Series

Earlier this year, within the span of one week, record cold and heat record temperatures were observed in the U.S. and Australia.  These extreme weather events are examples of long-term climatic changes.

Lessening the impact of climate change presents significant economic opportunities for private sector actors.  Governments are seeking ways to build sustainable communities, ecosystems, and economies through actions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

A panel of experts will discuss these problems and potential solutions.

  • Rob Watson is Chief Science Officer of EcoHub Inc., leading efforts to ensure that recovered materials are put to their highest and best use.  Tom Friedman called Rob "one of the best environmental minds in America."
Panelists Include:
  • Amy Larkin, author of Environmental Debt:  The Hidden Costs of a Changing Global Economy
  • Peter B. de Menocal, who is an oceanographer and paleoclimatologist at Lamont–Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. He is also Dean of Science in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of Columbia.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Midtown location (Note: Address will be sent via email to all registered guests 24-48 hours prior to the event to the "Primary Email" address listed in your profile. Please review your profile to confirm that the email address listed is correct.)

WCNY Supporting Members - $30 (WCNY supporting membership costs $95/yr at Join/Renew Membership)
Other Wharton Alumni & Alumni Guests - $50
Gold & Benefactor Members - $10

Click here to register. Please register early as events can and do sell out quickly.

Lite Bites from Ox Verte and water will be provided.

Ox Verte is a plant-forward food company working to reinvent office lunch and breakfast. At Ox Verte, they want to make seasonally-fresh, locally-sourced food an everyday occurrence, and offer wholesome meals that can nourish our bodies and nurture our communities.

The Company was founded in Feb. 2015 and serves groups sizes 10 - 1000 in NYC. Ox Verte is also a Certified B Corporation, a leader in the global movement to use business as a force for good. Read about us in Food+Tech Connect or Edible Manhattan or check out our Instagram.
Due to building security requirements, you must pre-register for this event.  Walk-ins cannot be accepted.
Registration is subject to availability and will close on Tuesday, June 4th at 3:00pm - No Exceptions! 

Cancellations must be made at least 48-hours (business day) prior to the event date by sending an email to Gabriela Sanchez. Refunds or credits for future events are not available for any no-shows or late cancellations.