On Tuesday, April 4, Columbia Business School's Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics will host an impassioned discussion on the new energy economy and changing American policies. This fireside chat brings together Geoffrey Heal, professor of social enterprise from Columbia Business School and author of Endangered Economies: How the Neglect of Nature Threatens Our Prosperity (2017), as well as Jim Rogers, former president and CEO of Duke Energy and author of Lighting the World: Transforming our Energy Future by Bringing Electricity to Everyone (2015). One of the key points Professor Heal makes in his book is that external costs pose the biggest threat to the environment and we simply cannot afford to continue to ignore this harmful error in our economic policies. Rogers and Heal will discuss their views on these trending topics and potential ways to solve the problem in a volatile political landscape.
Geoffrey Heal, Donald C. Waite III Professor of Social Enterprise, Columbia Business School
Jim Rogers, Former President and CEO, Duke Energy
Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Columbia Business School
Uris Hall, Hepburn Lounge
New York City
About Columbia Business School
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About the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics
The Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics is the umbrella for leadership and ethics activities at Columbia Business School and an active forum for thought-leadership for the teaching and research on the ethics and governance challenges confronting the current and the next generation of global business leaders. The Bernstein Center's Student Leadership and Ethics Board fosters a culture and safeguards a tradition of principled leadership throughout the Columbia Business School community. The Board fulfills its purpose by developing, implementing and monitoring programs that cultivate leadership, build character, and promote ethical decision making, which, in turn, enable Columbia Business School students to become productive, moral, and caring participants in their companies and communities.