Mar 15 2018

2:30pm - 3:45pm

Ballroom B

“Clean Capitalism” was the topic when, in 2014, Robert F. Kennedy Jr and Wal Van Lierop last sparred at the GLOBE Series. In the talk the two debated the pace at which technological change needed to happen moving towards a reduced carbon world. Today in 2018, four short years later, we have seen stunning technological advances, shifting socioeconomic trends and dramatic environmental events. We are arguably in a post-sustainability world with unique challenges and opportunities to face. Sustainability is no longer a buzzword, it is the cost of doing business. As companies enter into new markets demanding cheaper and cleaner sources of energy, and with consumers increasingly acting with their wallets choosing brands that lead with purpose and mission towards a healthier environment, what will this new era look like as these market forces converge in this new wave of innovation? This year, we join Pamela Martin, Robert F. Kennedy Jr, Wal Van Lierop and Tamara Vrooman as they discuss what to expect as we move into this new era of opportunity and challenge. What are their perspectives on what comes next? What are their insights on the shifting global trends? With the United States pulling away from the Paris Accord commitments, who will lead, what are the risks, and what can we do to innovate to meet new market opportunities and solve some of the pressing challenges we face with the environment?

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