Category: Events

Project Syndicate’s Sustainability Comes of Age – September 24, 2019 – New York, NY

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Scientific findings show that climate change is already wreaking havoc not just on vulnerable ecosystems and communities, but also on global supply chains, critical infrastructure, and commodity, labor, and insurance markets around the world.

For businesses and investors, tackling climate change can no longer fall under “corporate social responsibility.” It is a bottom-line issue, and the successful companies of the future will be those equipped to grapple with its complexities and navigate the intersection of public policy, technology, and markets. Barron’s Group and Project Syndicate, the leading voices in global investment and economy, are convening a group of experts of the highest caliber to shed light on how companies can reorient their business models around environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors to maintain sustainable investment, and to highlight the market opportunities awaiting those who embrace the challenge. This event is a production of Project Syndicate and Barron’s Group Custom Studio, a commercial affiliate of Barron’s

Susteainability Comes of Age

Date: Tuesday, September 24th

Time: 1-4pm, followed by a short reception


Asia Society
725 Park Avenue

Upper East Side

New York, NY 10021


Panel Schedule:

Timing is still tentative, but your panel discussion is scheduled from 2:45-3:40pm.

Tentative Event Agenda

I. (1pm-1:10pm) Welcome Remarks

Alexander Friedman, former CEO of GAM Investments and Chairman of the Project Syndicate Advisory Board

II. (1:10pm– 1:25pm) Keynote – Kevin Rudd, a former prime minister of

Australia, is President of the Asia Society Policy Institute in New York and Chair of the Independent Commission on Multilateralism.


III. (1:30pm-2:25pm) Panel One – All Aboard?

Though President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Paris climate accord has dominated the spotlight, the Trump administration is not the only hurdle to meeting – and going beyond – the Paris targets. How can governments accelerate progress toward sustainability, given the distributional conflicts green policies often engender?

CHAIR: Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and Professor at Columbia University

Lynn Scarlett, Vice President for Policy and Government Relations at The Nature Conservancy

Laurence Tubiana, CEO of the European Climate Foundation

Richenda Van Leeuwen, Managing Director of The Rocky Mountain Institute


IV. (2:20pm-2:25pm) Break

V. (2:30pm-2:45pm) Keynote

Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank

VI. (2:45pm-3:40pm) Panel Two

Reckoning with the Risks: From far-reaching effects on supply chains to looming dead-weight losses implied by past investments in fossil fuels, the business and financial risks associated with climate change are almost too numerous and complex to grapple with. Where should companies, investors, and other market participants direct their focus as we move from abstract notions of risk to real-world balance sheets?

CHAIR: Nouriel Roubini, Professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business and CEO of Roubini Macro Associates

Graciela Chichilnisky, Professor of Economics at Columbia University and co- founder and CEO of Global Thermostat

Rémy Rioux, CEO of Agence Française de Développement, Chair IDFC

Stephen S. Roach, faculty member at Yale University and former Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia

VII. (3:40pm-4pm) Closing Remarks

Christiana Figueres, former executive secretary of the UN Framework

Convention on Climate Change, is Convener of the global climate initiative Mission 2020.


VIII. (4pm-4:30pm) Drinks Reception

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TRANSITION FORUM Shifting Towards Sustainable Lifestyles

Graciela Chichilnisky, Speaker

When: Wednesday, June. 26th, 2019 – Thursday, June. 27th, 2019

Where: Fairmont Monte Carlo, Monaco


TRANSITION Forum aims to accelerate the shift to a low-carbon future by mobilizing a global community of stakeholders to catalyze concrete solutions for humans to prosper while preserving our planet.

The Forum is an exclusive annual gathering of global influencers in business, government and civil society, investors, innovators, top experts and startups who share a commitment to a cleaner, greener future. Participants can expect high-level exchanges as well as exclusive opportunities to network and forge valuable partnerships.

August 7th 2018 – United States Energy Association Briefing – Washington, DC

Chichilnisky Presents on Global Thermostat’s Flexible Carbon Capture Technology

Global Thermostat’s patented breakthrough technology removes CO2 from various sources utilizing readily available, low-cost process heat. That CO2 is then used profitably in multiple industrial processes, meeting the needs of a > $1 Trillion annual market. With its great flexibility and scalable implementations, GT plants can be of any size and can stand alone, or be integrated with: legacy coal power plants; renewable energy plants; and manufacturing facilities. This briefing will highlight this revolutionary technology, with a discussion on viable CO2 markets as well as the status of the two existing plants in Silicon Valley, and a third commercial plant on the way at Huntsville, Alabama.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 – 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Executive Conference Room
United States Energy Association
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 550
Washington, DC 20004
United States

EarthX Energy Done Right

Screening of Carbon Negative

When: Friday, April 20 – Saturday, April 21, 2018

Where: Dallas, Texas

XXVII European Workshop on General Equilibrium Theory

Graciela Chichilnisky, Speaker

When: Thursday, June 27 – Friday, June 29, 2018

Where: University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne & Paris School of Economics

In honor of the 65th birthday of Nicholas Yannelis. The European Workshop on General Equilibrium Theory (EWGET) has been held each year since 1991. The first workshop was hosted by the University of Geneva. Dr. Chichilinsky will be presenting her paper, The Topology of Quantum Theory and Social Choice


212 678-1148

335 Riverside Drive
NYC NY 10025