Category: Corporate Sustainability
Published: Thursday, 15 January 2015 21:38
Written by Rod Kirk
A Recorded Talk by Stefan Heck
Please join us to listen, comment, and discuss a recorded talk first presented at the Stanford Energy Seminar and recorded on Monday, October 27, 2014 The rapid rise over the next two decades of a new 2.5-billion-person urban middle class will generate global economic and environmental challenges for energy and material resources. Stefan Heck will make the case that we are on the cusp of a new industrial revolution - the Resource Revolution. We can meet soaring demand in a sustainable way by transforming how companies and societies prosper. The combination of information technology, nanoscale materials, and biotech with traditional industrial technology can unleash a step-change in resource productivity and generate enormous new profit pools. However, capturing these business opportunities and avoiding the disruption they bring will require an entirely new approach to management. This talk on Resource Revolution explores how companies from GE to Cree are meeting this 21st century productivity imperative and offers practical steps to guide managers in any industry.
Thursday Morning Meeting, January 22, 2015 8:00am - 9:30am
Free, No reservations required.
Saratoga Federated Church, Richards Hall, 20390 Park Place, Saratoga, CA 95070
Enter on west side, corner of Oak Place and Saratoga-Los Gatos Rd (Hiway 9).
About the Video Presenter
Stefan Heck is a consulting professor at the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University, teaching courses and conducting research on innovation, energy, and resource economics. At the Steyer-Taylor Center, Stefan will link the most compelling opportunities for transformational change articulated in his new book Resource Revolution: How to Capture the Biggest Business Opportunity in a Century to long-term investors, including proposing designs for new investment vehicles and modification of existing ones. Stephan was a Director at McKinsey and he co-founded the Cleantech and Sustainability Transformations practices. He has worked with Fortune and Global 100 technology, industrial, infrastructure, building systems, retail, utility and energy companies.