Business, Health and Climate: Join the Conversation

Celebrate Climate Week NYC 2014 with the University of Wisconsin-Madison. “Business, Health and Climate: Join the Conversation” begins at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22, 2014, with a reception, followed by a panel discussion.

If you will be in the New York area and are interested in attending, please contact Julie Snyder or Kim Santiago.


Dr. Jonathan Patz, director of the UW-Madison Global Health Institute, and Alumnus Dr. Jeff Thompson, CEO of Gundersen Health System, will explore how going green benefits your triple—social, economic and environmental—bottom line. Kizzy Charles-Guzman, former director of the Climate and Health Program at the New York City Department of Health, will moderate the discussion. Dr. Carlos Dora, WHO lead for “Health in a Green Economy,” analyzing health co-benefits from climate mitigation, will join our three speakers to discuss joint partnership between university research and international agency efforts.

Panelists will share fresh perspectives from the Civil Society Event if Action in Climate Change and Health. Patz, who shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, is internationally recognized for his work in environment and health. Thompson, a health care industry leader recognized for his environmental stewardship, was named by the White House as one of eleven 2011 Champions of Change in public health and climate. Charles-Guzman, urban conservation policy director for the Nature Conservancy, was also recognized as a White House Champion of Change for her work to develop and implement strategies to prepare for and respond to climate-related health impacts.