The Economist’s Climate Risk Virtual Week convenes thought leaders, investors, regulators, policy makers, sustainability professionals and scientists to delve deep into conversations about the impact that climate-related risks will have on businesses and how management can respond.
They will assess the best ways of measuring the exposure to physical and transition risk and how to improve disclosure and how to mitigate the threats from climate change litigation. They will put scenario analysis in practice so you can understand the implications of climate change for your business. The flip side of risk is opportunity – identifying opportunities to enhance and develop new products and services based on a better understanding of climate risk will play a big part.
Over three days, they discuss the case for speedy action on climate risk.
On Day 1 we look at climate change risk management within the financial services, Day 2 tackles the impact of climate change on high-impact sectors and Day 3 puts scenario analysis in practice, as well as highlighting some of the climate change market opportunities you can tap into.
People have made use of geothermal energy in the form of heat for hundreds of years, but it wasn’t until 1904 that the first geothermal power generator was developed. Since then, geothermal systems have rapidly developed, but traditionally have been restricted to locations with specific subsurface conditions. Geothermal energy storage technologies use natural subsurface heat to generate and storage energy. Unlike other energy storage solutions, think of batteries, thermal and solar storage, geothermal energy storage systems store energy in subsurface water several hundred feet deep.
Traditional open-loop geothermal systems are location restricted, or require fracking to be feasible. Closed-loop systems on the other hand have the potential to operate in many locations and are a promising solution that enables growth of the geothermal industry. The advantage of utilizing closed-loop geothermal systems as an energy storage solution is their integration with intermittent renewable energy systems. Closed-loop geothermal systems are able to provide a baseload form of clean energy, whilst also being dispatchable in response to intermittent renewables, such as solar and wind, ensuring a stable and reliable grid.
This webinar will take a deep dive into emerging geothermal storage technologies that don’t use fracking and operate as an innovative closed-loop system. Featured speakers include Eavor Senior Business Development Officer Neil Ethier, Rutgers University’s Professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department Kimberly Cook Chennault and Boundless Impact Research Analyst Andreas van Giezen.
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
Ross School of Business RSB Sixth Floor, Tauber Colloquium - 1 DayTuesday
B+I to Bring over 30 U-M Impact Groups to Ross to Build Awareness
Ross School of Business
RSB Sixth Floor, Tauber Colloquium
Welcome new and returning students! We hope your summer was empowering and invigorating, because we have a lot of opportunities coming up for you. As part of our mission to make students aware of impact opportunities across campus, we welcome students to our second annual Business+Impact Showcase on Sept. 14 from 3-5 pm at Ross. Students will have a chance to meet with over 30 organizations and map out their U-M impact journeys.
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm EST
The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a light on the criticality of building resilient health systems, supported by strong supply chains that provide frontline health workers with access to the medicines, healthcare commodities and equipment they need to fight health emergencies. Now, we face the monumental task of not only rebuilding our health systems — but also ensuring they are better prepared and equipped to withstand future crises.
On Tuesday, Sept. 14, Devex will host an ecosystem event on the sidelines of the 76th annual United Nations General Assembly. This event, convened by the United Nations World Food Programme, the International Atomic Energy Agency and the United Nations Population Fund in partnership with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, will share experiences from the agencies’ COVID-19 responses in order to highlight ways the international development community can seize this window of opportunity to future-proof health systems for people everywhere and to strengthen supply chains.
*This online event will be captioned
Time: 12 PM ET | 6 PM CET
Open Source can help drive down costs while improving quality, can save valuable time and might just get more word-of-mouth around your product or idea. So are you already taking advantage of using or publishing open source materials, or has something been holding you back?
Tune in on September 14th to part one of this two-part webinar series and hear directly from open source innovators, adopters, and donors about their experience with open sourcing in the energy access sector. You’ll hear about:
– Real-world examples about how open source has benefited companies in the energy access industry space – How adopters of open source tools can build on top of open source successfully
– The challenges of adopting an open source strategy and how to address them
– An informative Q&A with the webinar panelists
About the Panelists:
Dimitris Mentis is a Senior Energy Geographer with the World Resources Institute. Dimitris focuses on the development and application of open source, dynamic, geospatial platforms and analytical tools (such as the Energy Access Explorer) to support governments, private companies, donors and other development-oriented institutions in identifying high priority areas where access to energy should be expanded for socio-economic development.
Annette Mumbi is an Investment Associate at CrossBoundary Energy Access (CBEA), where she is involved in raising capital, structuring mini-grid transactions and managing portfolios of mini-grid assets across Africa.
Bryan Silverthorn is the CTO at Angaza. Angaza creates software for selling life-changing products in underserved markets. They work with off-grid distribution companies to enable financing of solar devices, DC appliances, and other durable goods.
This webinar is hosted by The EnAccess Foundation with support from the Alliance for Rural Electrification.
Time: 8:55 AM – 10:05 AM EDT