This virtual panel, held on Friday, October 23rd, 2020, will explore ways to harness private capital to promote climate action and innovation that not only benefits our environment, but also invests in communities getting left behind.
Former Tennessee governor Phil Bredesen will offer opening remarks, and Dr. Daniel Carter, professor of Environmental Studies at Sewanee, will moderate the discussion. Rockridge joins co-sponsors Yale Center for Business and the Environment, Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale (Tsai CITY), Sewanee Office of Civic Engagement, and Sewanee Integrated Program in the Environment in putting the spotlight on environmental innovation in the Appalachian region.
Green Innovation in Coal Country is part of Yale’s Climate Innovator Spotlight Series, a program featuring innovators who are working to address the climate crisis through policy, technology, finance, and more. Event information and free registration can be accessed here.
About Yale Center for Business and Environment
The Yale Center for Business and the Environment educates and inspires interdisciplinary leaders through business solutions to systemic environmental problems. They build and provide world-class resources to address pressing global issues.
About Rockridge Venture Law®
RVL® was launched in 2017 to become the preeminent intellectual property and technology firm across the Appalachian Innovation Corridor. We now have offices in Chattanooga, Durham, Jackson and Nashville, and represent clients and interests globally. Our services include all aspects of intellectual property, litigation, M&A, privacy, technology transactions, and ventures.
In 2018 and 2019, we were recognized as B Corp Best for the World for our commitment to triple bottom line business practices. Our pioneering environmental and social impact programs attract top-notch legal talent and assure our clients of missional alignment with their corporate values.
Rockridge uniquely addresses two modern profit drivers: innovation (uptake and development), and corporate social responsibility. We’re Building Today’s Company for Tomorrow’s Economy® by leading clients through the dizzying array of information controls, by helping them to develop and monetize proprietary assets, and by enabling their impactful products, programs, and principles.