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The Green Economy:
Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Jobs

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room 481
Arizona State University at the Tempe campus

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The term “green economy” has become something of an incantation, a promise of future jobs and prosperity, technological advances that will lead to benign ways of generating wealth and lessen the effects of climate change, and a way of sustainably conducting business.

Join us for a discussion of the challenges and opportunities presented by the green economy, as panelists address these questions:

  • How accurately can we gauge the size and scope of the “green economy”?
  • How can we gauge the quantity and quality of “green” invention and technological innovation?
  • How can we illuminate the pathway from green invention/innovation to job creation and prosperity via entrepreneurship?


  • Rob Melnick, Executive Dean, Global Institute of Sustainability


  • Jonathan Rothwell, Brookings Institution
  • Rick Clayton, Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Deborah Strumsky, Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, UNC-Charlotte
  • Kevin Stolarick, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
  • Carlo Jaeger, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
  • Dennis Hoffman, W.P. Carey School of Business, ASU

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.