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Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Biographical Sketches of Steering Committee and Speakers." National Research Council. 2014. Climate Change Education: Preparing Future and Current Business Leaders: A Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18813.
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Appendix D

Biographical Sketches of Steering Committee and Speakers

STEERING COMMITTEE

JANET PEACE (Chair) is the vice president of markets and business strategy at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions. In this role, she manages the center’s Business Environmental Leadership Council. In addition, she manages the center’s economics program and its analysis of market-based policy options. Previously, she held the same role at the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, and she was director of Offsets Development and Industry Relations at the Canadian nonprofit C3 (formerly Climate Change Center). She has taught environmental and natural resource economics at the University of Calgary, worked as a resource specialist with the U.S. General Accounting Office, and as a geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey. She is an expert member of the Climate Change Education Roundtable.

STEFAN HECK is director of sustainability and resource productivity at McKinsey & Company. He leads McKinsey’s work in clean technology. Prior to joining McKinsey, he helped develop Apple’s web presence; built a prototype satellite image-delivery system for NASA; founded the Stanford Solar Car Project, building two generations of solar-powered cars; developed expert systems for IBM; and developed pattern-recognition neural networks at Xerox PARC. He previously led McKinsey’s Semiconductor Practice.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Biographical Sketches of Steering Committee and Speakers." National Research Council. 2014. Climate Change Education: Preparing Future and Current Business Leaders: A Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18813.
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ANDY HOFFMAN is the Holcim (U.S.) professor of sustainable enterprise at the University of Michigan, a position that holds joint appointments at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and the School of Natural Resources & Environment. Within this role, he serves as director of the Frederick A. and Barbara M. Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise. His research uses a sociological perspective to understand the cultural and institutional aspects of environmental issues for organizations. He was a member of the National Research Council Panel on Addressing Climate Change Through the Behavioral and Social Sciences.

MARK PROEGLER is director of climate and transport energy policy at British Petroleum (BP). Prior to joining the Climate and Transport Energy Policy group, he worked in Australia with BP’s Corporate Environmental Policy team. He has also held a number of managerial, operational, marketing, and business development positions with BP and the former Amoco Corporation, including gas and power, chemicals, and marketing and refining.

BRUCE SCHLEIN joined Citigroup in 2006, where he now works as director of corporate sustainability. He leads an internal working group on energy efficiency financing. Previously, he worked as a sustainability specialist for Bechtel Corporation on petrochemical and civil projects in China and Romania, and for international development agencies including Save the Children, Catholic Relief Services in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and the U.S. Peace Corps in Papua New Guinea.

ANANT SUNDARAM is on the finance faculty at Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College. His areas of expertise are business valuation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and financial strategies for profitable growth. He has published widely in law, finance, and management journals, as well as in the popular press. Sundaram pioneered numerous MBA and executive education courses, including the first course on business and climate change at a leading U.S. business school. He created the Fossil Fuel Beta (FFß), a metric to measure the stock price impact of a company’s exposure to fossil fuel price changes and CO2 emission risks.

RICHARD VIETOR is the Paul Whiton Cherington professor of business administration at the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, and senior associate dean for the Asian Initiative. Before joining the business school in 1978, he held faculty appointments at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and the University of Missouri at Columbia. His research on business and government policy has been published in numerous

Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Biographical Sketches of Steering Committee and Speakers." National Research Council. 2014. Climate Change Education: Preparing Future and Current Business Leaders: A Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18813.
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journals and books. For his courses in business-government relations and environmental management, he has published more than 80 case studies. He has been a consultant to the Hudson Institute, the Energy Research and Development Administration, several corporations, and the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

WORKSHOP SPEAKERS

LAURA CLISE is the director of external communications at AREVA, responsible for external communications, stakeholder engagement, and corporate citizenship. She previously led AREVA North America’s Sustainable Development department. Before joining AREVA, her sustainability experience included work for the U.N. Global Compact, Intel Corporation, and Business for Social Responsibility. She began her career in brand management at General Mills and subsequently worked for McMaster-Carr Supply Company, where she led the international sales operations department.

ROBERT W. CORELL is a principal at the Global Environment Technology Foundation and leads its Center for Energy and Climate Solutions. He was appointed vice chancellor of the Academy of Science and Arts in 2012. He is founder and chair of the Global Climate Action Initiative and, in 2010, founded the nonprofit Global Science Associates. He led the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (2005) and a comprehensive study of governance issues in the circumpolar Arctic. He is actively engaged in research concerned with the sciences of global change and the interface between science and public policy.

ROBERT HANSEN is senior associate dean and Norman W. Martin 1925 professor of business administration at the Tuck School. He serves as faculty director of the Center for Business and Society and co-faculty director of the Business Bridge Program and the Master of Health Care Delivery Science Program at the college. His expertise is in microeconomics, with a focus on game theory, auction markets, and public policy. His teaching has been in the economics, public policy, and finance areas. He has written and published articles in the areas of auction theory, corporate finance and corporate policy, industrial organization, and law and economics.

ANJANI JAIN is senior associate dean at the Yale School of Management. Previously, he joined the faculty of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1986, where he served for 26 years. From 2000 to 2010, he served as vice dean and director of Wharton’s Graduate Division and from 2010 to 2012 as vice dean of Wharton’s MBA Program for Executives.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Biographical Sketches of Steering Committee and Speakers." National Research Council. 2014. Climate Change Education: Preparing Future and Current Business Leaders: A Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18813.
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He has published in the professional literature on telecommunications network design, and his more recent work has investigated the impact of growing product variety on the manufacture and design of families of products, especially in the automobile industry.

DAVID NAGEL has over 30 years’ experience in the global energy industry, with executive positions in international business, corporate finance, and government relations. Since July 2009, he has managed BP’s engagement with Washington stakeholders. His career began with Amoco International in Chicago, and he joined BP following the merger with Amoco in 1999. In 2012, Nagel and three faculty members from Duke Corporate Education co-authored The New CFOs: How Finance Teams and Their Leaders Can Revolutionize Modern Business.

ERIC ORTS is the Guardsmark professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a professor in the Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department with a joint appointment in the Management Department, and he directs the Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL) at Penn/Wharton. He serves also as an academic co-director of the certificate program for securities compliance and regulatory professionals. Prior to joining Wharton’s faculty in 1991, he practiced law at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York City and was a Chemical Bank fellow in corporate social responsibility at Columbia Law School.

JACOB PARK is associate professor of business strategy and sustainability at Green Mountain College in Vermont, specializing in the business of social and environmental innovation and entrepreneurship. He serves on the Renewable Energy and Adaptation to Climate Technologies Investment Sub-Committee of the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund and is the chair of the U.S. Sustainable and Responsible Investment Forum’s International Working Group Steering Committee.

MICHAEL PARR is senior manager of government affairs at DuPont, where he manages activities related to science, technology, sustainability, environment, bio-based materials, energy, and climate issues for DuPont. His responsibilities include managing these issues with the executive and legislative branches of the federal government, interaction with nongovernmental organizations and other external stakeholders, and contributing to DuPont’s global energy, environmental, and science policy process.

MELISSA PASCHALL is the director of the Business and Environment Initiative at Harvard Business School. Her experience includes sustain-

Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Biographical Sketches of Steering Committee and Speakers." National Research Council. 2014. Climate Change Education: Preparing Future and Current Business Leaders: A Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18813.
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ability consulting for large companies and nonprofits, case writing on topics related to corporate sustainability and mission-driven organizations, and the development of a climate change curriculum used by business students in several schools in Europe.

VALERIE PATRICK is sustainability coordinator for Bayer Corporation and Bayer Material Science, LLC. She develops strategy, and facilitates and tracks progress toward the focal points for Bayer’s regional North American strategy on sustainable development. She serves as a board member of the Association of Climate Change Officers.

DAN REICHER is executive director of the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance at Stanford University. He has served three U.S. presidents, including as an assistant secretary of energy during the Clinton administration and as a member of President Obama’s transition team. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences Board on Energy and Environmental Systems and co-chairman of the board of the American Council on Renewable Energy.

CAMILLA SETH serves as executive director in JPMorgan Chase’s Office of Environmental Affairs. She has advised leading commercial and investment banks on sustainability strategy formulation, environmental and social risk management, identification of environmentally superior investment opportunities, and stakeholder engagement. She has also worked in philanthropy for Citigroup and the Surdna Foundation. She was the founding director of Programs and Operations at the Global Impact Investing Network.

VALERIE SUSLOW is associate dean for graduate programs, professor of business economics and public policy, and Louis and Myrtle Moskowitz research professor of business and law at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. She joined the faculty in 1984 and served as faculty director of the Evening MBA Program from 1995-1999 and associate dean for degree programs from 2007 to 2010. Her research focuses on the economics of price fixing, the duration and organizational features of cartels, the impact of international cartels on developing countries and on international trade more generally, and related antitrust policies.

DANIEL VERMEER directs Duke University’s Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment. In this role, he teaches graduate classes at the Fuqua School of Business and Nicholas School of the Environment, directs research projects, and consults with leading companies

Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Biographical Sketches of Steering Committee and Speakers." National Research Council. 2014. Climate Change Education: Preparing Future and Current Business Leaders: A Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18813.
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and organizations. He is also a lead partner in Duke’s Corporate Sustainability Initiative. Vermeer is the founder and chief architect of the Global Water Challenge, a multipartner organization for innovative water and sanitation initiatives, coauthor of the CEO Water Mandate, and lead contributor to several policy documents.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Biographical Sketches of Steering Committee and Speakers." National Research Council. 2014. Climate Change Education: Preparing Future and Current Business Leaders: A Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18813.
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Climate change poses challenges as well as opportunities for businesses and, broadly speaking for the entire economy. Businesses will be challenged to provide services or products with less harmful influence on the climate; respond to a changing policy, regulatory, and market environment; and provide new services and products to help address the challenges of a changing climate. Many businesses are beginning to see climate change as another context within which they need to consider their core functions of strategy, finance, operations, marketing, and their regulatory environments, a context that poses both risks and opportunities.

Climate Change Education: Preparing Current and Future Business Leaders is the summary of a workshop hosted by the National Research Council's Board on Science Education in March 2013 to explore issues associated with teaching climate change-related topics in business schools. The workshop focused on major gaps in understanding of climate and sustainability education in postsecondary professional schools of business. The workshop also connected the topic of climate education for current and future business leaders with a broader discussion on climate change education and how they influence and can benefit each other. This report discusses the role that business schools could play in preparing future corporate leaders for the challenges and opportunities that climate change poses.

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