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March 17, 2009, Volume 55, No. 25

Integrative Thinking About Life Cycle Analysis:  Promises & Limitations 

The second annual Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership’s Annual Conference-Workshop on Business and the Environment will be held on March 26-28, 2009.

The Annual Conference-Workshop on Business and the Environment is designed to address leading environmental issues facing business from different academic, practical and policy-oriented perspectives. The distinctive format of this conference is to encourage “workshop-style” interactions to promote rigorous in-depth discussion and engagement on issues among different stakeholders including representatives of non-governmental organizations and government as well as business and academia. The aim of the conference is to promote a neutral forum and an intellectually rigorous environment for learning and education for everyone involved. Scheduled formal presentations will be strictly limited to a “Davos rule” of a 15-minute, 5-slide maximum for each contribution. 

Participation in the conference will be by invitation only (though members of the Penn community including students interested in attending a session may contact Joanne Spigonardo at  environment@wharton.upenn.edu or call her at (215) 746-3878.

The aim of the conference-workshop, which will be held at The Hub at the Cira Center, is to promote a neutral and intellectually rigorous environment for learning and mutual education on major selected issues. Identification of topics and problems deserving continued research or revisiting at future conferences will also be another goal of the deliberations.

Panels will focus on: Life Cycle Analysis: History and Current Practices; Valuing Water in Life Cycle Analysis; Best Business Practices and Current Challenges in Life Cycle Analysis; and Life Cycle Information and Policy Implications.

Related: Penn’s Green Institutional, Academic Initiatives Highlighted

Almanac - March 17, 2009, Volume 55, No. 25