The 2nd Columbia University Earth Summit, Driving Collaborative Solutions, will bring business and social leaders together with academics and students to foster the new leadership required by today’s complex world.
This one-day event will take place on Friday, March 29, 2013, at the iconic Columbia University Faculty House in New York City. We are honored to open the day with the renowned economist and senior UN advisor, Jeffrey Sachs, who will give a sobering account of the challenges that face humanity, followed by panel discussions with leaders and distinguished Columbia faculty. This year’s Earth Summit also features dynamic and interactive sessions, such as an Idea Lab and a Social Venture Challenge hosted by The Resolution Project in collaboration with The Earth Institute’s Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development, and will end with a networking reception.
At this year’s Earth Summit, 300 participants will exchange insights, mobilize solutions, and collaborate on future risks and opportunities. Especially in light of the recent destruction wreaked by Hurricane Sandy, this year’s Earth Summit will focus on driving collaborative solutions that reach across traditional barriers to form inspiring partnerships. It is no longer enough to merely discuss the challenges confronting us; March 29 will be a day to showcase the human ingenuity happening at Columbia University and throughout New York City.