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Friday, April 13 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Master Class: Can Business Save the Planet? Now Open

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Increasingly, business leaders are tasked with developing new products, services, and business models that minimize environmental impact while driving economic growth. It's a tall order—and a call that is only getting louder.
Many believe that markets will inevitably demand sustainable practices and force them to emerge. But a bright green future is only possible with dramatic innovation across multiple sectors at the same time.
To achieve this, a broader ecosystem of players—including inventors, executives, customers, investors, activists, and governments—all must play a role. Learn how and the extent to which each group can serve as a driver of green growth; where economic incentives currently exist, or could exist with institutional change; and how far well-coordinated efforts can take us in addressing the current environmental crisis.

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Michael Lenox

Senior Associate Dean and Chief Strategy Officer, University of Virginia, Darden School of Business
Professor Lenox is the Tayloe Murphy Professor of Business at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business where he teaches business strategy. Professor Lenox serves as the school’s Senior Associate Dean and Chief Strategy Office, and has served as a tenured professor... Read More →

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Sun Tribe Solar

The solar space is dynamic, and keeping in front of advancements can be challenging.  Sun Tribe Solar is a partner with the technical and financial expertise to help your organization take advantage of emerging opportunities to strengthen financial operations while reinforcing your... Read More →

Friday April 13, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm EDT
Violet Crown - Theater 5
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