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The Business of Climate Change 2022

How will business respond to climate change?

Join us as we explore the risks and opportunities posed by climate change. How we organize our economy, finance investments and manage innovation will change dramatically in the coming decades. Our goal is to help young leaders understand the business of climate change and empower them to explore innovative solutions. This annual program is sponsored by the Asper Center for Global Entrepreneurship at Brandeis International Business School.


Climate Change Investment: Is ESG Accounting Correct?

April 8, 2022 - 10 A.M. EDT

Join Robert S. Kaplan, senior fellow and Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development at the Harvard Business School, and Bonnie Wongtrakool, global head of ESG investments and portfolio manager at Western Asset Management, for a conversation about ESG reporting and accounting for climate change. The fireside chat will discuss Kaplan and Karthik Ramanna’s December 2021 article in the Harvard Business Review.

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2022 Perlmutter Award
2022 Perlmutter Award for Excellence in Global Business Leadership

April 14, 2022 - 12-1 P.M. EDT

Celebrate the 2022 Perlmutter Award for Excellence in Global Business Leadership with recipient Sir Ronald Cohen, a pioneering philanthropist, venture capitalist, private equity investor and social innovator.

This event is sponsored by the Office of the President.

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Sustainability Week 2022 presented by the Boston Globe
Business Must Pivot To Address The Climate Challenge: Policy, Finance, And Activism

April 22, 2022 - 10 - 11 A.M. EDT

The climate crisis demands that businesses restructure the way they operate – from what energy they use to how they deal with waste. What forces will drive change in business practices? This panel will consider the roles of government policy, financial markets, and business activism, with views from experienced leaders in each field.

This event is in partnership with the Boston Globe Sustainability Week.

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Climate Change in the Classroom

Faculty at Brandeis International Business School will explore the impact of climate change on business, finance and economics using case studies, specialized readings and guest speakers. Many classes are open to the public through registration.

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Learn about the entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers and professors making a difference as the world grapples with climate change.

Climate Spotlight

Michael Burtov ’02, top left, Steph Speirs, bottom left, and Paris Smalls, bottom right, discussed the changing face of climate innovation in a panel, moderated by Barbara Clarke, MA’91, top right, as part of our second annual Business of Climate Change program.

Changing the face of climate innovation

Environmental entrepreneurs discuss evolving industry, Michael Burtov ’02 receives alumni award.

Climate Innovation in the Northeast, 2000-2020

Seven insights from Brandeis’ new Climate Innovation report

Research team at the International Business School presents new data on startups across Northeast region.

Deval L. Patrick

Thinking beyond the next quarter

Asper Award winner Deval L. Patrick reflects on the future of capitalism, expanding access for diverse entrepreneurs.

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A financial 'lifeline' for clean energy startups

Prof. Tibor Toth is the architect of an innovative investment program for Massachusetts companies impacted by COVID-19.

Galen Karlan-Mason

The perfect incubator

With a boost from Brandeis, sustainability app founder Galen Karlen-Mason ’16, MA’17 is converting his passion into reality.

Prof. Ben Gomes-Casseres hosted a panel with ESG investors Rob Brown ’88, MA ’89 and Carly Greenberg ’11, MA ’12.

Holding companies accountable with ESG investing

Rob Brown ’88, MA’89 and Carly Greenberg ’11, MA’12 share their expertise through the Business of Climate Change initiative.

Carol Lue, MBA'03, on a farm in Jamaica

She helps Jamaica's resorts go green

‘Every challenge is an opportunity,’ says Carol Lue, MBA’03, who honed her entrepreneurial instincts at Brandeis.

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, B.A., L.L.B., L.L.D, president, CEO and majority shareholder of Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp., a media company that owns and operates content platforms targeting distinct communities in areas including music, combat sports, sports gaming, e-sports and hunting and fishing.

Mr. Asper is vice co-chair of Brandeis International Business School's Board of Advisors. In 2004, he led efforts to create the Asper Forum and the Asper Award for Global Entrepreneurship, presented to an entrepreneur who achieves outstanding success in the global marketplace through creative marketing and business strategies.

Our Partners

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


For more information, please contact Kimberly Airasian, Assistant Director, Events & External Relations.