Brattle principal Peter Fox-Penner has been invited to participate on a panel at the 14th Annual Harvard Social Enterprise Conference, taking place February 9-10, 2013 in Boston, MA.
The conference is one of the world’s leading forums to explore the intersection of business and social impact. It is an entirely student-run program jointly hosted by students from the Harvard Business School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. The conference aims to encourage better solutions to the world’s most pressing social problems by showcasing cutting edge ideas, trends, and people in social enterprise; connecting aspiring and experienced social entrepreneurs with networks and partnerships to accelerate social change; and discussing challenges, strengthens, and advances in the social enterprise field.
The most powerful argument for corporate social responsibility, that sustainability can enhance profitably, is more difficult to apply to the commodity-based energy sector and under the current profit model, selling more electricity at a price that covers costs drives profits. Dr. Fox-Penner will participate on a panel that will address innovative models to better align sustainability and the electric power sector. The 75-minute panel will be moderated by William W. Hogan, Raymond Plank Professor of Global Energy Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, and will include other eminent panelists.