Environment Energy

penguin in antartica
June 25, 2013
On a trip to the continent, students and business leaders explore the impact of warming, and potential solutions.
Polar Bears!
June 7, 2013
A professor of organizational behavior argues that "human sustainability" may pay off too.
The Financial Times -
February 13, 2013
Dean Garth Saloner and Stanford MBA students travel to Antarctica to investigate the business issues surrounding climate change.
workers installing a solar panel
December 13, 2012
Sunrun's Ed Fenster discusses his business and the economics of solar power.
Slate.com -
November 29, 2012
Jeff Ball, a Stanford scholar-in-residence, explores why U.S. entrepreneurs are looking to China for coal-burning technology.
Brenden Millstein
September 25, 2012
How Brenden Millstein's Carbon Lighthouse helps businesses conserve more energy.
Stanford Program on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship -
August 10, 2012
Gathering at the Stanford GSB, scholars and industry leaders discuss the future of the green city.
Tainan, Taiwan, sunset
July 24, 2012
A key player in creating Taiwan's semiconductor industry explains the role of technology in improving energy efficiency.
China Shale Gas Line
July 16, 2012
Former U.S. Defense Secretary William Perry joins the head of the U.S-China Energy Forum to explain why shale gas “has the potential to change everything.”
YouTube -
June 26, 2012
Saudi Aramco CEO Khalid A. Al-Falih discusses the oil company, its position in the global energy industry and in Saudi Arabia, and the value of long-term investment.
penguin in antartica
June 25, 2013
On a trip to the continent, students and business leaders explore the impact of warming, and potential solutions.
Polar Bears!
June 7, 2013
A professor of organizational behavior argues that "human sustainability" may pay off too.
workers installing a solar panel
December 13, 2012
Sunrun's Ed Fenster discusses his business and the economics of solar power.
Brenden Millstein
September 25, 2012
How Brenden Millstein's Carbon Lighthouse helps businesses conserve more energy.
Tainan, Taiwan, sunset
July 24, 2012
A key player in creating Taiwan's semiconductor industry explains the role of technology in improving energy efficiency.
China Shale Gas Line
July 16, 2012
Former U.S. Defense Secretary William Perry joins the head of the U.S-China Energy Forum to explain why shale gas “has the potential to change everything.”
photo of lab tech making solar panel
June 6, 2012
A conversation with Stefan Reichelstein on the economics of solar power.
photo of solar panel installer
May 24, 2012
Jeffrey Ball, at the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, says it’s time for the world’s approach to renewables to “grow up.”
image of recycling bins
April 20, 2012
A social scientist says the key may be in the messaging. 
Jennifer Aaker photo
March 26, 2012
GSB Marketing Professor Jennifer Aaker says social media can help  for-profits, nonprofits,  and government organizations  address a deficit of trust in our current culture.
Kenneth Singleton
September 15, 2011
The 2008 turmoil in world oil prices was not caused by an imbalance of supply and demand, argues Professor Kenneth Singleton of the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Instead there was an "economically and statistically significant effect of investor flows on futures prices."
September 8, 2010
Stanford experts have concluded that in the event of a nuclear detonation, people in large metropolitan areas are better off sheltering-in-place in basements for 12-24 hours than trying to evacuate immediately, unless a lengthy warning period is provided.
June 1, 2010
Consumer and environmental groups, angry over the spreading oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, are calling for a boycott of BP, the oil giant that owns the well gushing oil onto beaches and marshes. According to research by Phillip Leslie and Larry Chavis, boycotts do in fact work and they're something businesses should be concerned about.
October 1, 2009
The financial impact of regulating coal-fired power plants that produce carbon dioxide emissions under a cap-and-trade system will be much less than previously projected according to research by Professor Stefan Reichelstein and doctoral student Ozge Islegen.