Institute at Brown for Environment and Society

IBES Open House and Panel Discussion

Exploring frontiers in private sector climate action

Saturday, October 14, 9:30 am – noon, 85 Waterman Street

“Frontiers in Private Sector Climate Action”

This Family Weekend, join the Institute for Environment and Society (IBES) to explore the private sector's role in fighting the climate crisis and celebrate the official launch of the new IBES Alumni & Family Network.

Get ready to:

🗣️ Gain insights from climate visionaries
💡 Learn about the new IBES Alumni & Family Network, connecting generations of environmental leaders
🌱 Explore cutting-edge climate solutions
🏢 Tour the fourth floor greenhouse
🧪 Discover IBES' interdisciplinary coursework and research opportunities

Event details:

Following introductory remarks by IBES Director Dr. Kim Cobb, hear from distinguished Brown alumni working at the forefront of innovative climate solutions in a panel discussion moderated by a student and followed by a Q&A session. Participants include:

  • Zoe Kemper ’24, Panel Moderator and Co-President of Brown’s FSIcon

  • Andrew Bernstein ’85, Founder and Managing Partner of Kearsarge Energy, L.P.

  • Merrill Feather ’05, Co-Founder of The Regenerates

  • Sarang Mani ’21, Sustainable Growth Equity Investor at JPMorgan

Plus, learn about the IBES Alumni & Family Network: a new platform to bring together the global community of passionate, environmentally focused Brunonians to share information, build connections, support the career development of Brown’s students, and stay up to date on IBES’ latest developments. You can express interest in joining the network by filling out this form.

Faculty and students from IBES’ Environmental Studies and Sciences concentration will be on hand with information about courses, research opportunities, and internships. 

Before you leave, be sure to join a guided tour of the vibrant fourth floor greenhouse at 11:10 or 11:30 a.m. or explore on your own. It will be open to the public until 3 p.m.

Light refreshments will be provided.

A livestream will be available for those who wish to join the panel discussion remotely.