George P. Shultz is the Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He was sworn in on July 16, 1982, as the sixtieth US secretary of state and served until January 20, 1989. In January 1989, he rejoined Stanford University as the Jack Steele Parker Professor of International Economics at the Graduate School of Business and as a distinguished fellow at the Hoover Institution. Shultz will speak about the challenge of climate change, and the opportunities in the business, policy and energy sectors to address it. He has worked on energy policy for several years. In 2010 he and prominent investor Tom Steyer led the successful campaign to defeat Proposition 23, a California ballot initiative to suspend the state's ambitious law to curb greenhouse gases. In addition to leading the Hoover Institution's Shultz-Stephenson Task Force on Energy Policy, Shultz chairs the advisory boards of two energy research umbrella organizations: Stanford's Precourt Institute for Energy and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Energy Initiative. He also leads a group that recently proposed a revenue-neutral federal tax on carbon to slash U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and oil consumption.
This event is part of the Stanford Graduate School of Business ClimateWeek, an initiative planned by GSB students aimed at launching a discussion around climate issues, including how people and businesses can act on the opportunities and challenges climate change presents today and in the future. More information here: http://gsbclimateweek.weebly.com/
The talk is free and open to the public.