The Wharton Energy Network maintains an active collaboration with the Wharton Business, Climate, and Environment Lab.
The Business, Climate, and Environment Lab supports cutting edge research, provides thought leadership, and brings together stakeholders from academia, government, communities, and the private sector to design smart public and private sector policies related to topics such as climate change, renewable energy, air and water pollution, waste disposal, biodiversity, and deforestation.
Arthur A. van Benthem, Associate Professor of Business Economics & Public Policy, and Sarah E. Light, Associate Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics, are the faculty members responsible for leading the Business, Climate, and Environment Lab.
Recent Thought Leadership:
A Climate Resilience Roadmap for the Next Administration (2020), by Carolyn Kousky, Executive Director, Wharton Risk Center
How the Biden Administration Could Tackle Climate Change (2020), Knowledge@Wharton interview with Brian Berkey, Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics
Making a Case for Climate Change Adaptation (2020), Wharton Magazine piece highlighting how business leaders are considering the effects of climate change on their bottom lines and long-term financial health.
When Going Green Doesn’t Go as Planned (2020), Wharton Magazine featurette titled “At the Whiteboard With Arthur van Benthem”
What the COVID-19 Curve Can Teach Us about Climate Change (2020), Knowledge@Wharton interview with Howard Kunreuther, James G. Dinan Professor Emeritus of Operations, Information and Decisions; Co-Director, Wharton Risk Center
Curbing Climate Change: 30 Solutions That Could Make an Impact (2019), profiling a report developed by the Wharton Risk Center, the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, the Penn Program on Regulation, and the Penn Faculty Senate
BCE Lab Contributing Wharton Scholars:
Arthur van Benthem - Faculty Lead
Associate Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy
Research Areas: Energy Policy; Environmental Policy; Transportation Policy
Sarah E. Light - Faculty Lead
Associate Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics
Research Areas: Climate Law & Policy; Environmental Law & Policy; Private Environmental Governance
Rowan Family Foundation Associate Professor of Real Estate
Research Areas: Property Markets; Housing Markets; Mortgage Markets
Co-Director, Wharton Risk Management Center
Research Areas: Disaster Insurance; Communication of Climate Risks; Climate Change Policy
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Wharton Risk Management Center
Research Areas: Natural Disaster Impacts & Policy; Environmental Policy