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Capitalizing the Green Dream: Defining Challenges, Opportunities

Capitalizing the Green Dream: Defining Challenges, Opportunities

At the Governors’ Global Climate Summit 3 in November 2010, Dean Currall led a panel discussion on commercializing clean technology with three thought leaders.

  • Seethapathy Chander, Chair of the Energy Committee, Asian Development Bank
  • Craig Cogut, Managing Partner, Pegasus Capital Advisors, R20 Financial Advisor
  • Ambassador Richard Jones, Deputy Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, Paris, France

To avoid the worst effects of climate change, the world must shift to a clean energy economy within the space of only a few decades. Policymakers around the world are rolling out economic stimulus packages that promote green investment, but longer term, comprehensive policies are still needed. Most experts agree that annual investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency, carbon capture and storage need to reach half a trillion dollars by 2030. Public money alone will not be enough. It is vital for policymakers to engage the private sector to invest in low-carbon technologies and infrastructure. What are the opportunities and challenges of investing in cleantech? How can policymakers and the private sector engage to “Capitalize the Green Dream”?

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UC Davis Graduate School of Management partners with Lawrence Livermore and Sandia National Labs to drive technologies from lab to market

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(Davis, Calif.) – With a joint goal of speeding the transfer of new technologies from the laboratory to the commercial marketplace, the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories have announced a new partnership for researchers to develop their entrepreneurial skills.

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Vickie Sherman MBA 13 Finds Her Passion, Her Career—and Herself

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What opportunities, decisions, events have shaped your professional life?

My career path has been a climb across a jungle gym rather than a tangent up a corporate ladder. As a child, I used to thumb through the three-inch JCPenney catalogue, picking out the professional women who I would grow to be. I wanted to rule the world from a corner office in a suit and heels. I wanted to shed my humble origins and become Corporate Barbie.

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MBA Student Consultants Make an IMPACT
Projects Put Business Needs Front and Center

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Agilent Technologies’ Electronic Measurement Group is a $3.6 billion business that over the past decade has seen a dramatic shift in its customer base from U.S., and Western European customers to predominantly Asia-based customers. Today, the majority of the division’s revenues are generated outside of the U.S., with an increasing concentration in China.

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UC Davis Part-Time MBA in Top 8%, Full-Time MBA in Top 9%
U.S. News & World Report’s latest rankings: This marks the 19th consecutive year our MBA program has been ranked among the best in the nation.

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(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s full-time MBA program has been ranked among the top six percent of AACSB International-accredited programs nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released today.