2017 Preliminary Agenda and Topics

Agenda subject to small changes

Tuesday, September 12

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm – Registration and Cocktails

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm – Welcome and Introductions (followed by dinner)
Sustainability as a Megatrend
Daniel C. Esty, Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy, Director of Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy


Wednesday, September 13

9:00 am - 10:30 am – Global Climate Change Negotiations: An Insider's 25-year View
Susan Biniaz, Lecturer, Yale Law School; Senior Fellow, UN Foundation; formerly with the U.S. State Department, Legal Adviser's Office

10:30 am - 11:00 am – Break

11:00 am - 12:30 pm – The Evolution of Environmental Law and Policy
E. Donald Elliott, Professor (Adjunct) of Law, Yale Law School

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm – Lunch

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm – Recent Learning in Energy and Environmental Economics
Kenneth Gillingham, Assistant Professor of Environmental & Energy Economics, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm – Break

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm – Climate Change Communications
Anthony Leiserowitz, Senior Research Scientist; Director, Yale Program on Climate Change Communication (YPCCC)

Optional Campus Tour
Free Evening


Thursday, September 14

9:00 am - 10:30 am – Science and Innovation
Gary Brudvig, Benjamin Silliman Professor and Chair of Chemistry, Professor of Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry, Director of the Yale Energy Sciences Institute, Yale University

10:30 am - 11:00 am – Break

11:00 am - 12:30 pm – Green Design
Julie Zimmerman, Professor of Green Engineering, Yale University; Assistant Director for Research, Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at Yale

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm – Lunch

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm – Sustainable Investing
David Lubin, Managing Director, S3

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm – Break

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm – Industrial Ecology: Closing the Loop
Marian Chertow, Associate Professor of Industrial Environmental Management, Director of the Program on Solid Waste Policy, and Director of the Industrial Environmental Management Program, Yale University

5:30 pm – Group Photo

5:40 pm - 6:30 pm – Cocktail Hour

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm – Dinner and Keynote Address
Pricing Carbon: Key to a Sustainable Future
William Nordhaus, Sterling Professor of Economics & Professor, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies


Friday, September 15

9:00 am - 10:30 am – Corporate Sustainability Management
Andrew Winston, Founder, Winston Eco-Strategies

10:30 am - 11:00 am – Break

11:00 am - 12:30 pm – New Conservation Strategies
Bradford Gentry, Associate Dean for Professional Practice; Professor in the Practice; Co-Director of the Center for Business & the Environment at Yale; Director of the Research Program on Private Investment and the Environment, Yale University

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm – Lunch

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm – Climate Change as a Case Study
Daniel C. Esty, Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy, Director of Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm – Certificate Ceremony

Program Concludes