Wharton DC Green Business Forum:
Jeff Erikson. Dir. Global Projects, Carbon War Room
to discuss Efficiencies in building, shipping, trucking + renewable jet fuels, smart islands
All interested in business & the environment welcome

Please join us for our GREEN BUSINESS FORUM where we discuss topics at the intersection of business and our environment.

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The Carbon War Room (CWR) accelerates the adoption of business solutions that reduce carbon emissions at gigaton scale and advance the low-carbon economy.  They  focus on addressing the barriers that reinforce the status quo and prevent capital from flowing to sustainable solutions with compelling returns.  

Jeff will discuss CWR's approach, and specific strategies it deploys in its five current areas of operation:

  • Building Efficiency
  • Shipping Efficiency
  • Trucking Efficiency
  • Renewable Jet Fuels
  • Smart Island Economies

    The Wharton DC Green Business Forum meets regularly with speakers in varied facets of the cleantech. energy and sustainability fields to learn about new developments and business opportunities. Sponsored by the Wharton School Club of DC, announcements of upcoming events reach over 3,000 Washington area alums of Wharton, Harvard, Columbia and other top business schools, entrepreneurs and executives. Attendance at the programs is open to anyone interested in business and the environment, with advance signup recommended.

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    Jeff Erikson
    Director of Global Projects

    Jeff Erikson is Director of Global Projects at the Carbon War Room. In that capacity he provides oversight and strategic direction to all of the Carbon War Room's active Operations, ensuring that they achieve their goal of reducing carbon emissions and advancing the low-carbon economy. Jeff is also responsible for working across the organization to shape and activate new Operations.Jeff Erikson

    Before joining the Carbon War Room, Jeff served as Senior Vice President at SustainAbility, a global think tank and strategic advisory firm. Jeff headed the Washington, DC office and was the global lead for business development. Prior to joining SustainAbility, Jeff spent 14 years at Mobil Oil and ExxonMobil Corporation, where he was responsible for projects and programs in multiple engineering specialties and across a broad range of environmental, health, and safety issues. He also spent five years in commercial real estate development.

    Jeff is a sustainability leader with expertise and experience working with numerous industries, including healthcare, electric utilities, oil and gas, automotive, chemicals, information and communications technology, retail, and food. He has been a key advisor to numerous senior corporate leaders and has broad knowledge of the wide range of sustainability issues and business challenges facing major industries. Jeff has deep expertise in developing sustainable business strategy, articulating the business implications of global climate change and water scarcity, facilitating senior executive discussions and decision-making, and designing and facilitating engagements with external stakeholders.

    Jeff is a graduate of Bucknell University with a BS in civil engineering. He is a professional engineer licensed in Virginia.

    When and Where:

    The DC Wharton Club's Green Business Forum, will hold its upcoming program on Thursday, July 10, 2014.

    Early reservations are advised, both for lower prices (for Members of the Wharton Club and other participating groups) and because capacity at each location is limited. 

    • LUNCHEON will be held from 11:45 am - 1:30 pm, (Please arrive no later than 12:00 Noon to get your lunch), including time for networking
    • Schedule:
        • 11:45am-12:15 pm, Networking,  lunch  
        • 1215 - 12:45pm: Presentation
        • 12:45-1:15 pm: Q&A
        • 1:15-1:30 pm:  Further networking
      • Where: Oppenheimer & Co., Inc., 2000 K Street, N.W. 8th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20006 (Tele: 202-261-0704)(Please note that this is not our usual location; thanks to Clem Dinsmore and Oppenheimer for hosting!)
      • Luncheon:
        • Wharton Club, and Strategic Partner Members (e.g., SACC-WDC, WNG, PCW, Penn Club DC) and up to 3 guests: $23 per Person through Noon, three days prior (this Monday, July 7) (includes lunch, program, networking)
        • Non-Members, at all times, and members after 4 days prior, and all walk-ins: $36/person.

    With the renowned speaker, we expect this event to sell out early for both time slots!!

    Click here to reserve your place(s)!!

    The DC Wharton Club's Green Business Forum meets periodically, usually for either breakfast or lunch (and occasionally, as this demonstrates, in the evening, where the topic or speaker warrant that timing. )