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WSB Joins Nelson Institute to Offer “The Business of Renewable Energy” Virtual Lecture

By Wisconsin School of Business

March 24, 2020

This week, the Wisconsin School of Business joins the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in offering “The Business of Renewable Energy,” a virtual lecture that explores the financial and environmental benefits of renewable energy. Though originally scheduled as an in-person seminar, the presenting partners have quickly pivoted to present this content in an online forum amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

The lecture, scheduled for March 26 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., is part of the institute’s Sustainable Success Lecture Series. Topics will range from solar and wind to geothermal and hydropower, why businesses such as Wells Fargo and Company are investing in the development of new sources of renewable energy, and how these investments are leading to reduced carbon emissions and increased resiliency.

RENEW Wisconsin will share information about its efforts to expand renewable energy through advocacy, education, and collaboration with businesses, government leaders, and Wisconsin citizens.

The event will include a discussion with two invited speakers:

  • Andrew Kho, Managing Director, Renewable Energy and Environmental Finance (REEF) Team, Wells Fargo
  • Heather Allen, Interim Executive Director, RENEW Wisconsin

“Businesses need energy to survive, and that energy is increasingly provided by renewable sources,” says Jake Dean, director of the Grainger Center for Supply Chain Management at the Wisconsin School of Business. “I’m really excited to learn from our panelists how renewable energy projects are developed and funded, and how the benefits compare to the costs.”

The virtual lecture is free and open to the public. Register here. (Note: The virtual lecture will not be recorded).

Presenting partners:

University of Wisconsin–Madison

Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment

Grainger Center for Supply Chain Management, Wisconsin School of Business

Nicholas Center for Corporate Finance and Investment Banking, Wisconsin School of Business