Clean Tech Month at Columbia Business School
February 2010
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Clean Tech Month is an event series running in February 2009, jointly sponsored by Columbia Business School 's Green Business Club and Energy Club. It aims to provide the many members of our clubs interested in the clean tech and renewables space with opportunities for in-depth learning and industry exposure.

Schedule of Events

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January 25th, Monday 6 - 8pm Uris 140, Discussion with Mark Fulton, Chief Climate Change Strategist, Deutsche Bank Climate Change Advisors - Deutsche Bank Asset Management

January 26th, Tuesday 6pm - 8pm, Happy Hour at Havana Central for membership of Green Business Club and Energy Club

February 2nd, Tuesday 12:30pm - 2pm Uris 331, Cleantech Venture Capital Panel

The discussion will focus on 21 Ventures's investment in Lightwave Power, a start-up which develops novel solar energy products and was founded in January 2008.

  • David Anthony, Founder and Managing Partner, 21Ventures
  • Dr. Lawrence Kaufman , Co-Founder , Lightwave Power, Inc.
  • Professor Murray Low, Columbia Business School

February 8th, Monday 6:30 - 9pm, Uris 301, Industry Networking Series - New Energy Opportunities: Investing in the Renewables Value Chain 

Featuring a panel conversation with:

  • Mark Cox '92, CEO, New Energy Fund LP
  • Daniel Bernstein '06, Vice President, HSH Nordbank
  • Chris Huntington Vice President, SkyFuel
  • Ron Mincy '07 Associate, GE Energy Financial Services
Moderated by Professor Geoffrey Heal

Networking reception to follow panel

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February 15th, Monday 6-7pm, Uris 141, The Green Collar Economy: A Discussion with Van Jones, Obama's former Special Advisor for Green Jobs.

Limited Space Available - Register Here

February 16th, Tuesday 5:45pm - 8pm, Warren 310, The Evolution of a Smart Grid

  • Jeffrey Katz, CTO, Energy and Utilities Industry, IBM
  • Chelle Izzi '04, Vice President of National Accounts and Vertical Markets, CPower
  • Reza Ghafurian Central Engineering, Con Edison
  • Jim Gallagher Senior VP for Energy Policy, NYC Economic Development Corporation
February 17th, Wednesday 8:30 - 10pm, Hepburn Lounge, Dinner and Discussion with Chris Hunter '07, Vice President Carbon Finance, Climate Change Capital

February 18th, Thursday 12:30 - 2pm, Lehman Lounge, Mock Carbon Trading Game with Adam Raphaely, TFS Energy

Students will learn about Cap and Trade through hands-on, fast-paced, open outcry trading under rules inspired by the EU Emissions Trading Scheme.

February 23rd, Tuesday 12:30 - 2pm, Uris 141, Sustainable Investing Case Study with Cary Krosinsky, Vice President of North America, TruCost

February 24th, Wednesday 6 - 7:30pm, Uris 142, Defining the Next Standard for Sustainable Transportation

Featuring a panel conversation with:

  • Louis Barreto, VP Asset Development and Projects, fuelNJ
  • Joanna Underwood, President, Energy Vision
Questions? Contact Andrew Russakoff


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