2022 Wharton Climate Prof event sets the tone for the school’s new ESG Initiative

Bridge through trees next to a river

In a format inspired by Iron Chef and Wharton’s own Iron Prof events, nine Wharton faculty members with expertise spanning from philosophy to accounting came together Wednesday, October 12 to share their research on climate and business to about 100 attendees at the Wharton Climate Prof event. Hosted as a part of Penn’s Climate Week and as one of the Wharton Climate Center’s first events under its new home, the recently established ESG Initiative at the Wharton School, it drew a packed house of curious students, alumni, faculty, and staff.Read More

How Republicans Are ‘Weaponizing’ Public Office Against Climate Action

(Outlet: The New York Times) Nearly two dozen Republican state treasurers around the country are working to thwart climate action on state and federal levels, fighting regulations that would make clear the economic risks posed by a warming world, lobbying against climate-minded nominees to key federal posts and using the tax dollars they control to punish companies that want to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.Read More