Carol Elliott | January 19, 2017
Ten Years Hence, the annual spring lecture series of the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, will focus on the topic of the “Climate of Opportunity,” considering the implications of climate change for innovators, designers and entrepreneurs.
The Ten Years Hence speaker series explores issues, ideas and trends likely to affect business and society over the next decade. Students, faculty and the community use guest speaker comments as a springboard for structured speculation about emerging issues and the next decade.
The series, which takes place on select Fridays from 10:40 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. in Mendoza’s Jordan Auditorium, kicks off Friday (Jan. 20) with a talk by Notre Dame engineering professor Frank Incropera. Incropera has authored or co-authored more than 200 journal articles and 15 books in energy science, including the recently published “Climate Change: A Wicked Problem.”
“’Climate of Opportunity’ begins with an assessment of our current status of climate change to create an understanding of the science, policy and business forces in play,” said Samuel Miller, director of the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurship at the Mendoza College of Business. “Then we will explore for emerging opportunities across a wide range of sectors including water, architecture, energy and business management. The speaker series will create an awareness and dialogue around climate change as on opportunity for innovation, challenging our next generation of leaders to unleash their creativity as a force for good for the future.”