Rubicon and Wharton IGEL to Host Conference in San Francisco

Theme is “Exploring the Value of Sustainable Infrastructure.” Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed among speakers.

ATLANTA – Rubicon and the Wharton Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL) will host a conference at Wharton San Francisco on Tuesday, Oct. 18. The conference theme is “Exploring the Value of Sustainable Infrastructure.” Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is among the speakers scheduled to participate.

The conference will investigate macro- and microeconomic solutions to sustainable business and highlight trailblazing municipalities. Disruptive business leaders, entrepreneurs and government officials will gather to discuss market-based solutions to some of the world’s most pressing social and environmental challenges. Key themes will include: resiliency of smart cities, supply chain innovation through technology and the future of the circular economy.

“We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with Wharton IGEL and bring this event to San Francisco,” said Rubicon founder and CEO Nate Morris. “Rubicon is disrupting one of the world’s toughest industries – garbage – and we’re excited to hear from other innovative leaders in business and government who are tackling big challenges.” 

In addition to Mayor Reed, speakers will include representatives from IBM Smart Cities, CHEP North America, the Environmental Defense Fund, Council on Foreign Relations, Rubicon and other innovative leaders in technology and sustainability.

RUBICON & WHARTON IGEL 2016 CONFERENCE

Exploring the Value of Sustainable Infrastructure

Location: Wharton San Francisco, University of Pennsylvania, 2 Harrison Street, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016

Time: 8:30 a.m. PT – 2:00 p.m.

Registration details and the most up-to-date agenda is available online here: https://igel.wharton.upenn.edu/event/rubicon-global-wharton-igel-2016-conference/

SCHEDULE

Registration & Breakfast (8:30 a.m. PT – 9:15 a.m.)

Welcoming Remarks (9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.)

Emcee: Michael Coren, Reporter, Quartz 

Opening Remarks on Smart Cities (9:30 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.)

Mayor Kasim Reed, City of Atlanta

Trailblazing Municipalities: Applying Technology to Solve Society’s Environmental Challenges of Tomorrow (9:50 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.)

Michael Allegretti, Director of Policy, Rubicon

Dr. Jeannette Garcia, IBM Research, IBM Smart Cities

Dr. Varun Sivaram, Fellow and Acting Director, Council on Foreign Relations; Strategic Advisor, Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

Break (10:40 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.)

The New Circular Economy and the Role of Business in Society (11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.)

Joe Madden, Co-founder & CEO, EOS Climate

Kim Rumph, President, CHEP North America

Elizabeth V. Sturcken, Managing Partner, Environmental Defense Fund

Disruptive Technology Companies Changing the World for Good (11:50 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.) 

Closing Remarks (12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

Nate Morris, Founder & CEO, Rubicon

Networking Lunch (12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.)

About Rubicon

Rubicon is the worldwide leader in sustainable, cloud-based waste and recycling solutions. Using its proprietary technology-enabled platform, the company provides comprehensive waste stream solutions that enable companies to reduce operating expenses and implement recycling programs. Rubicon’s goal is to create a more sustainable solution for businesses and the planet. Learn more at www.rubiconglobal.com.

Press Coverage

State Farm Arena and Rubicon Team Up to Achieve First Zero-Waste NBA All-Star Event

State Farm Arena and Rubicon have delivered the first-ever zero-waste NBA All-Star Game. The 2021 All-Star Game marked the 70th event and, for the first time ever, held four events in a single day. As a common practice across the industry, if an event has… Keep Reading...

NBA All-Star Game Touts Zero-Waste at State Farm Arena

State Farm Arena, home of the Atlanta Hawks, delivered what it is calling the “first-ever zero-waste NBA All-Star Game,” diverting more than 97% of waste from landfill. State Farm Arena worked with Rubicon to use the technology company’s software and equipment for collecting and hauling… Keep Reading...

Hawks Say All-Star Weekend Events Were Zero-Waste for First Time Ever

The Hawks and State Farm Arena said Thursday the NBA All-Star Events from last weekend became the first-ever zero-waste NBA All-Star Game. According to the Hawks, the team and arena “successfully diverted 97 percent of fan-generated waste with the help of Rubicon, a software platform… Keep Reading...

Press Releases

Speaker Series: Rubicon Speaking at Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo

WHO: Conor Riffle, Vice President of Smart Cities at Rubicon (Twitter, LinkedIn) Michael Allegretti, Chief Strategy Officer at Rubicon (Twitter, LinkedIn) WHAT: Accelerating Digital Transformation with Municipal Fleets (Rubicon Panel) Throughout 2020’s public health, economic, social and environmental crises, the last year has demonstrated the… Keep Reading...

Rubicon Named to Fast Company’s Annual List of the World’s Most Innovative Companies

Rubicon among top-ranked in the Enterprise category New York, NY (March 9, 2021) — Rubicon® today announced that it has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2021. The list honors the businesses that have not only… Keep Reading...

Rubicon’s Elizabeth Montoya Awarded Waste360’s 40 Under 40 Honor

New York, NY (March 8, 2021) — Rubicon® today announced that the company’s Chief of Protocol and Investor Relations, Elizabeth Montoya, has been named to Waste360’s 2021 40 Under 40 awards list, which showcases the next generation of leaders in the waste and recycling space… Keep Reading...