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Ground Zero for Climate Change

Antarctic iceberg. Courtesy Zach Scheel.

Antarctica may very well be the last 'virgin' continent, yet in a cruel irony it's also one of the most affected by humanity's impact on the climate.  This past December, Zach Scheel (Joint MBA-MS 2013) and twenty students from the Graduate School of Business accompanied Dean Garth Saloner and  a group of business and environmental professionals as they traveled to the Ground Zero of climate change for a 360-degree exploration of the subject: how we got to our  current, precarious climate situation; what needs to be done moving forward; and how business leaders can work with governments and social sector organizations to tackle the challenges of transforming economies and energy systems around the world. The trip was organized with help through Stanford's Center for Social Innovation and Public Management Program.