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IGEL Fellow Bernard David’s personal account of the Vice President Task Force Meeting

First Meeting of Middle Class Task Force
The Vice President of the United States
“Green Jobs as a Pathway to a Strong Middle Class”
February 27, 2009
Irvine Auditorium, University of Pennsylvana
12:00 noon – 3:30 p.m.
Summary by Bernard J. David, Senior Fellow, Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership at Penn/Wharton

Back to the Future?

Burning America’s forests is not a sustainable energy solution

David B. Struhs

Can a 21st century economy be powered by an 18th century fuel? Can we really find our energy future in the woods? When something sounds too good to be true, it usually is.

November 2008: Corporate Advisory Board Meeting and Classroom Panel


Top Row, From Left: Ann Klee (General Electric), Nushin Kormi (Goldman Sachs), Kyung-Ah Park (Goldman Sachs), Jim Bero (BASF), Joanne Spigonardo (IGEL

Bottom Row, From Left: William Brady (Exelon), Helen Howes (Exelon), Nancy Schmicker (International Paper), David Struhs (International Paper), Erin Meezan (Interface Global), Eric Orts (IGEL/Wharton)

A Few Minutes with Vice President Biden and Company

            On February 27, 2009, Eric Orts, Guardsmark Professor and Faculty Director of IGEL, had the privilege to make a presentation for several minutes to Vice President Joseph Biden and a small group a government heavyweights who were touring Penn’s Facilities and Real Estate headquarters prior to convening the first meeting of the White House Task Force for Middle Class Families.  This meeting focused on the importance of creating “green jobs” and was held later in the day in Penn’s Irvine Auditorium.

Save the Date: IGEL's 4th Annual Conference-Workshop on Valuing Water: Business Challenges & Opportunities for Innovation

Fourth Annual Conference-Workshop

Save the Date

March 22, 2011
World Water Day
8th Floor Colloquium
Jon M. Huntsman Hall
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
3730 Walnut Street, Philadelphia

Topic: Valuing Water: Business Challenges & Opportunities for Innovation