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Climate Change & Business: The Responsibility and Opportunity for Columbia Business School
You are invited to join Bruce Usher, Co-Director of the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise and Elizabeth B. Strickler ’86 and Mark T. Gallogly ’86 Faculty Director, Professor of Professional Practice, and Geoff Heal, Donald C. Waite III Professor of Social Enterprise, in a virtual discussion outlining one of the greatest threats to humanity, and learn how Columbia’s New Climate School is positioned to make an impact. Costis Maglaras, dean and the David and Lyn Silfen Professor of Business, will moderate the conversation.

Thursday, June 17 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. (BST, London)
1:30 – 3:00 p.m. (EST, New York)

Jun 17, 2021 01:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Bruce Usher
Professor of Professional Practice and the Elizabeth B. Strickler '86 and Mark T. Gallogly '86 Faculty Director @Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School
Bruce Usher is a Professor of Professional Practice and the Elizabeth B. Strickler '86 and Mark T. Gallogly '86 Faculty Director of the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School. Professor Usher teaches on the intersection of finance, social and environmental issues, and is a recipient of the Singhvi Prize for Scholarship in the Classroom, the Lear Award, and the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence. Professor Usher has written numerous cases for use in business school courses, with a primary focus on climate change and business. In 2019, Usher published Renewable Energy: A Primer for the Twenty-First Century (Columbia University Press), the first in the Earth Institute’s sustainability series of books. Usher is an active investor and advisor to entrepreneurial ventures focused on climate change and clean energy (UsherWorks.com). He is a board member of Community Energy, OptiRTC, and CapShift, and is Chair of the Tamer Fund for Social Ventures.
Geoffrey Heal
Professor of Economics @Columbia Business School
Geoffrey Heal is Professor of Economics at Columbia Business School. Heal has made significant contributions to economic theory and environmental economics. He currently explores developments in energy markets, the impact of climate change on business, and the economics of corporate social responsibility. He currently serves as Chair of the Board of the Coalition of Rainforest Nations and as a member of the board of the Union of Concerned Scientists. He has chaired a committee of the National Academy of Sciences on valuing ecosystem services, was a Commissioner of the Pew Oceans Commission, was a coordinating lead author of the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report, and was a member of President Sarkozy’s Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress. Heal is the author of 18 books. His latest book, Endangered Economies — How the Neglect of Nature Threatens our Prosperity, sets out the economic and business case for environmental conservation.
Costis Maglaras
Dean @Columbia Business School
Costis Maglaras is dean and the David and Lyn Silfen Professor of Business at Columbia Business School. An expert in operations research, data analytics and quantitative finance, Dean Maglaras has served as chair of the Decision, Risk & Operations Division; as faculty director for the Risk Management course administered through Executive Education; and as a member of the Executive Committee of Columbia University's Data Science Institute. His research centers on stochastic modeling and data science, with an emphasis on stochastic networks, financial engineering, and quantitative pricing and revenue management. Outside of the Business School, in 2007, Dean Maglaras helped found Mismi Inc., a financial technology firm that introduced innovative quantitative electronic trading algorithms and transaction analytics tools to the marketplace. He is a frequent consultant to industry, primarily in areas of quantitative finance and electronic trading.