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The Business of Climate Change 2020

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Due to recent developments related to coronavirus/COVID-19, Brandeis International Business School has canceled the March 29 Business of Climate Change keynote event featuring Thomas L. Friedman ’75, H’88. 

Unless otherwise noted, classes will be held online as scheduled.

How will business respond to climate change?

How we organize our economy, finance investments and manage innovation will change dramatically in the coming decades, as the world responds to climate change. The Asper Center for Global Entrepreneurship at Brandeis International Business School is hosting a week-long exploration of the business risks and opportunities posed by the climate challenge. Classes will examine business, economics and finance issues using case studies, specialized readings and guest speakers. Our goal is to help young leaders understand the business of climate change and empower them to explore innovative solutions and responses to the problem.


A Conversation About Climate Change with Thomas L. Friedman ’75, H’88

Keynote: Thomas L. Friedman '75, H'88, best-selling author and New York Times columnist
Moderator: Amy Harder, Axios energy and climate change reporter
Brandeis Alumni Entrepreneurship Award: Michael Burtov '02, founder and CEO of GeoOrbital

Classes on the challenges of climate change

Faculty will focus on risks and opportunities posed by climate change in special classes.
Open to current Brandeis students, faculty and staff without registration. All others, please RSVP.
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Event Details

Brandeis University
Waltham, Massachusetts

Please contact Barbara Cassidy if you have any questions:

Keynote Speaker

Thomas L. Friedman

Thomas L. Friedman '75, H'88

Brandeis alumnus Thomas L. Friedman is an internationally renowned author, reporter and columnist; recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes; and author of seven best-selling books. His foreign affairs column in The New York Times, which he has written since 1995, reports on U.S. domestic politics and foreign policy, Middle East conflicts, international economics, environment, biodiversity and energy. Read full bio.

Our Partners

NEIBC New England - Israel Business Council
NECEC: Your Partner in the Clean Energy Economy
Clean Tech Open
Sustainability Brandeis

Climate Spotlight


Revisiting the social contract

Prof. Ben Gomes-Casseres examines the social contract in the context of climate change and inequality.

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Podcast: Protecting our rainforests

Prof. Andy Molinsky interviews Atossa Soltani, founder and board president of Amazon Watch.

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Green bonds may be our best hope

Prof. Daniel Bergstresser outlines the environmental and financial benefits of green bonds.

Galen Karlan-Mason

The perfect incubator

Sustainability app founder Galen Karlan-Mason ’16, MBA ’17, is converting his passion into reality.

About The Asper Center for Global Entrepreneurship

The Asper Center for Global Entrepreneurship at Brandeis International Business School serves as a platform to examine and understand the key trends affecting entrepreneurship across cultures and borders.

The center was established by Leonard J. Asper '86, the current CEO of Anthem Media Group and the former president of CanWest Global Communications, Canada's largest media conglomerate.