Past Event

Capitalism in an Era of Climate Change

Tue, Apr 12 2011 - 6:30pm

Capitalism in an Era of Climate Change

L. Hunter Lovins, President and Founder, Natural Capitalism Solutions; Author, Climate Capitalism: Capitalism in the Age of Climate Change
David Chen, CEO and Founder, Equilibrium Capital Group
Bruce Klafter, Managing Director for Environmental, Health, and Safety at Applied Materials Inc.
Joel Makower, Chairman and Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group Inc. - Moderator

The time when businesses could operate without regard for their environmental impact is long past. Many companies now calculate their carbon footprint, minimize their packaging, switch to efficient energy sources wherever possible, and some even purchase carbon offsets. The U.S. is no longer in a race to the bottom with Asian manufacturing giants, but a race to sustainability and efficiency. Innovative companies are looking beyond the costs of climate change and toward business strategies that capitalize on new opportunities, innovate and spur economic growth. Time Magazine Hero of the Planet Lovins argues that moving aggressively to solve global warming, peak oil and weaknesses in our energy infrastructure will give us a stronger economy and higher quality of life. Get the inside scoop on sustainable approaches and what corporations of the present and future will need to do to remain competitive.

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 6 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. book signing/networking reception
Cost: $20 standard, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Buy the Book: Buy Hunter Lovins' Climate Capitalism: Capitalism in the Age of Climate Change, from The Commonwealth Club's online bookstore. Purchase it fewer than 5 days before the event and it will be available for you to pick it up at The Commonwealth Club offices on the day of the event. If you purchase it more than 5 days before the event, the book will be sent to your address.
Also know: In association with the Asia Society