2015 New York Lecture

Featuring Jeremy Oppenheim
Program Director for the New Climate Economy project.

Jeremy Openheim - North Shore Land Alliance LectureOn Wednes­day, April 8 the Land Alliance held its sixth annual New York Lec­ture Series event at the Explor­ers Club in New York City. This year’s fea­tured speaker was Jeremy Oppen­heim, Pro­gram Direc­tor of the New Cli­mate Econ­omy Project.

Oppen­heim, a dis­tin­guished speaker on global resource pro­duc­tiv­ity and sus­tain­abil­ity and author of Resource Rev­o­lu­tion: Meet­ing the World’s Energy, Mate­ri­als, Food and Water Needs, led an engag­ing and impor­tant dis­cus­sion on how to com­bine eco­nomic growth with the pro­tec­tion of irre­place­able envi­ron­men­tal assets. Jeremy pre­sented an overview of The New Cli­mate Econ­omy Project which pro­vides inde­pen­dent and author­i­ta­tive evi­dence on the rela­tion­ship between actions which can strengthen eco­nomic per­for­mance and those which reduce the risk of dan­ger­ous cli­mate change.

For the last five years, Jeremy has led McK­in­sey & Co’s Sus­tain­abil­ity and Resource Pro­duc­tiv­ity Prac­tice. He is on sab­bat­i­cal from his role as a Direc­tor of McK­in­sey to head up his project. Jeremy has worked with a wide range of pri­vate, pub­lic and social sec­tor clients in many dif­fer­ent coun­tries. He has advised both devel­oped and devel­op­ing coun­tries on ways in which they can com­bine robust eco­nomic growth with the pro­tec­tion of irre­place­able envi­ron­men­tal assets, and has worked with lead­ing cor­po­ra­tions across the energy, min­ing, con­sumer goods, engi­neer­ing and finance sec­tors. Jeremy has also served many of the world’s pub­lic inter­na­tional insti­tu­tions, with a focus on their sus­tain­able devel­op­ment and resource pro­duc­tiv­ity strate­gies.

We thank Jeremy for com­ing to New York from the UK to talk to Land Alliance mem­bers and friends about this impor­tant topic. We also thank those who attended in sup­port of the Land Alliance!

 

About Jeremy Oppenheim

Jeremy Oppen­heim is Pro­grame Direc­tor for the New Cli­mate Econ­omy project. He has taken a sab­bat­i­cal from his role as a Direc­tor of McK­in­sey & Co to head up his project.

For the last five years, Jeremy has led McKinsey’s Sus­tain­abil­ity and Resource Pro­duc­tiv­ity Prac­tice. In this role he has worked with a wide range of pri­vate, pub­lic, and social sec­tor clients in many dif­fer­ent coun­tries. He has advised both devel­oped and devel­op­ing coun­tries on ways in which they can com­bine robust eco­nomic growth with the pro­tec­tion of irre­place­able envi­ron­men­tal assets, and has worked with lead­ing cor­po­ra­tions across the energy, min­ing, con­sumer goods, engi­neer­ing and finance sec­tors. Jeremy has also served many of the world’s pub­lic inter­na­tional insti­tu­tions, with a focus on their sus­tain­able devel­op­ment and resource pro­duc­tiv­ity strate­gies.

Prior to join­ing McK­in­sey in 1993, Jeremy was a senior econ­o­mist at the World Bank, where he spe­cial­ized in indus­trial restruc­tur­ing and tech­nol­ogy devel­op­ment. He is a reg­u­lar speaker at global resource pro­duc­tiv­ity and sus­tain­abil­ity events, and is lead author of Resource Rev­o­lu­tion: Meet­ing the World’s Energy, Mate­ri­als, Food and Water Needs (MGI, 2011).

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