The Wall Street Journal will present an executive-level conference from March 12-14, 2008 in Santa Barbara, California entitled "ECO:nomics – Creating Environmental Capital" that focuses on the challenges and opportunities in the green business market. Examples of some of the event’s sessions include:
- Green Deals: The Environmental Factor in Corporate Investments
Venture capitalists are pouring huge amounts of money into "greentech" companies. What’s the payoff likely to be?
– John Doerr – Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers
- Green Giants: The Rapid Rise of Big Renewable-Energy Players
The price of producing electricity from solar and wind power keeps declining. Here’s a look at some major global players and their successes to date.
– Miles George – CEO, Babcock & Brown Wind Partners
– Dr. Zhengrong Shi – Chairman of the Board and CEO, Suntech Power Holdings
In the press release announcing this event, Alan Murray, executive editor of Wall Street Journal Online, said, "In the last year, there has been a sea change in the way the environment is viewed in the C-suites of large corporations. We created this conference to bring the Journal’s level of thinking and analysis to this issue, and help companies understand how to both maximize the economic opportunities created by this heightened environmental consciousness, and minimize any economic pain."
For more information on this conference, including registration details, please visit the ECO:nomics – Creating Environmental Capital event website.