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Wednesday, November 9, 2022
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM EST

How will private and public sector entities actually achieve ambitious climate goals over the coming decades? At the 13th annual Duke University Energy Conference, we’ll take an honest look at what’s necessary to realize climate commitments. We invite industry professionals to join students and faculty from Duke and other Research Triangle universities in this exploration, which will feature insights from thought leaders in the public and private sectors.

Current Duke University undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff are invited to learn and network in-person at the Conference by joining us at the Fuqua School of Business—even if you can only come for part of the time! Lunch and a light breakfast will be provided for you to enjoy outside the Fox Center.  Industry professionals and university students and faculty across the world are invited to join us virtually for these exciting conversations. 


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Jeffrey Ubben
Founder and Managing Partner, Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager, Inclusive Capital Partners

Jeffrey W. Ubben is a Founder, Managing Partner, member of the Management Committee, Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager of Inclusive Capital Partners. Mr. Ubben is a retired Founder of ValueAct Capital, where he was Chief Executive Officer, member of the Management Committee, Chief Investment Officer, and Portfolio Manager. Mr. Ubben is a director of The Exxon Mobil Corporation, AppHarvest, Enviva Partners, LP, and Nikola Corporation. He is a former director of The AES Corporation, former chairman and director of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc., and a former director of Catalina Marketing Corp., Gartner Group, Inc., Mentor Corporation, Misys plc, Sara Lee Corp., Twenty-First Century Fox Inc., Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Willis Towers Watson plc, and several other public and private companies.

In addition, Mr. Ubben serves on the boards of Duke University and the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, and formerly served as Chair of the National Board of the Posse Foundation for nine years. Mr. Ubben has a B.A. from Duke University and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Fireside Chats

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Transition Plans, Projects, and Pathways

10:30 - 11:15 AM

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Renewable Transportation

2:15 - 3:00 PM

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Investing in Climate-Tech Solutions

3:15 - 4:00 PM

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