About Wharton IGEL

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About the Wharton IGEL BLOG:

This blog is the blog of the Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton IGEL).  The Wharton IGEL blog provides a forum for discussion of pertinent issues and welcomes blog posts and comments from the wider community.  We will feature posts written by students, business leaders, academics and more.  As a forum, this blog will represent many views on different issues; views should not be taken as representative of the views of the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton, or the Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership.

More About Wharton IGEL:

Penn and Wharton faculty, with business, NGO, and government representatives, established the Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (Wharton IGEL) at Wharton to provide global academic leadership towards the goal of environmental sustainable economies.

With leadership from the business school, IGEL brings a unique business orientation and top intellectual/research capacity to bear on some of the most important long-term environmental challenges facing the future of humanity today.

Using Wharton and Penn’s entrepreneurial natures, IGEL is working to become the preeminent academic institution dedicated to the rigorous study of business and global sustainability.  We work with our corporate sponsors, our faculty, academic networks and our students to solve the most pressing environmental issues facing businesses and the world.

Business:

IGEL provides, inter alia, a closed forum for business leaders with high-level environmental responsibilities to consult together on a regular basis with input from Wharton and Penn faculty as well as selected experts. IGEL also runs annual conference-workshops and coordinates speaker series, to provide space for business leaders to educate on best practices, identify needs and opportunities and work together.

Students:

IGEL also coordinates curriculum for MBA and undergraduate students in Wharton, and works across Penn to expand sustainability course offerings. We work with student groups, like the Wharton Energy Club, Wharton International volunteer Program, and Wharton Ventures, to deliver academic programming, internship opportunities and sponsor student-led efforts and research in sustainability and business.

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