Penn/Wharton faculty, in consultation with business, NGO, and government representatives, have established a new global initiative on business and the environment. The initiative brings together business leaders with professors at Wharton and other Schools at Penn (Arts and Sciences, Design, Engineering, Law, Medicine, and Veterinary Medicine) with a network of leading experts in relevant fields from around the world to discuss and research selected topics concerning business and the natural environment. Seed funding for the development of this initiative was provided by a Global Initiatives Fund grant in 2006-07 from Penn’s Provost and President. Ongoing activities are being funded through the support of a corporate advisory board.