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.

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