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Friday, May 17, 2024
12:00am – 11:59pm

Scaling Sustainability Innovation

This conference seeks to bring together leading academic scholars, sustainability-focused entrepreneurs [aka ecopreneurs] and business leaders working on and interested in scaling sustainability innovation to share their perspectives and experiences.
Open to
Faculty
Staff
Students
Stanford Community
Alumni
Public
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The Stanford Initiative on Business and Environmental Sustainability Research Conference Series is hosted by Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability.

Stanford Graduate School of Business

Agenda

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Stanford Ecopreneurship Programs, a partnership between Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and Doerr School of Sustainability, is pleased to host a conference on the subject of Scaling Sustainability Innovation.

This conference seeks to bring together leading academic scholars, sustainability-focused entrepreneurs [aka ecopreneurs] and business leaders working on and interested in scaling sustainability innovation to share their perspectives and experiences. This knowledge-sharing aims to generate new holistic understanding about effective strategies and practice when scaling sustainability innovation in a variety of contexts, to accelerate a multi-trillion dollar transition to address current global climate and sustainability challenges and create a future where humans and nature thrive in concert and in perpetuity.

Key themes of discussion include (but are not limited to):

  • Various pathways to scale sustainability innovation, spanning startups, established for-profit corporations, nonprofits, governments, universities, etc.
  • The role that people/leadership development has in scaling sustainability-focused innovations/organizations
  • The role that various forms of capital play at different stages of scaling sustainability innovation
  • The role that various forms of partnerships play at different stages of scaling sustainability
  • How entrepreneurs and business owners navigate their relationship with government at different stages of scaling
  • How to identify the unique “scaling risks” for your particular sustainability-focused innovation.

Conference Organizers

Stefanos Zenios
The Investment Group of Santa Barbara Professor of Entrepreneurship and Professor of Operations, Information & Technology, Stanford University
Faculty Photo Yi Cui
Fortinet Founders Professor, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, of Energy Science and Engineering, of Photon Science, Senior Fellow at Woods and Professor, by courtesy, of Chemistry, Stanford University