By Marissa Rosen*
On Wednesday, October 3rd, Wharton’s MBA Career Management department and Wharton’s Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL) co-hosted the second annual “Careers in Sustainability, Energy, and Business” panel at Huntsman Hall. The brightly lit 8th floor Colloquium Hall buzzed with chatter and enthusiasm from a mixture of Penn students, faculty, and staff who were eager to hear from a dozen business and environmental professionals from across the United States, half of whom were Wharton graduates.
In opening remarks, Vice Dean of the MBA program Howard Kaufold paid homage to Barry Commoner, a leader in the emerging environmental movement of the 1960’s, famous for stating that “everything must go somewhere”. Kaufold explained how Commoner’s words ring true fifty years later, as the examination of the symbiosis of economics and social impact is more necessary now than ever before. Continue reading