Day 1 | November 17, 2015 | Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue, Columbia University, New York City
Day 2 | November 18, 2015 | Faculty House, 64 Morningside Drive, Columbia University, New York City

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On November 17-18, 2015, Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and Xyntéo convened a two-day meeting of global leaders from business, government, academia, and the non-profit sector. The Global Projects Exchange addressed ways in which businesses and policymakers can work together to accelerate growth in a way that is fit for the resource, climate, financial and demographic realities of the 21st century.

Speakers at the Exchange included:

  • Felipe Calderón, Chair of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate;
  • Lisa Jackson, Vice President, environmental, policy and social initiatives, Apple;
  • Jeffery Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University; 
  • Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate and University Professor, Columbia University
  • Hans-Ole Jochumsen, President, Nasdaq
  • Glen Moreno, Chairman, Pearson
  • Jason Bordoff, Director, Columbia SIPA Center on Global Energy Policy
  • Per Heggenes, CEO, IKEA Foundation
  • Remi Eriksen, CEO, DNV GL
  • Peter Coleman, CEO, Woodside Energy

The Global Projects Exchange also focused on developing projects to enable the low-carbon energy transition; to encourage and reward long-term investing (over short-term returns); and to equip the next generation workforce with the skills they need to prosper in a rapidly evolving global economy.

Merit E. Janow
Dean, SIPA, Columbia University

The School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) is pleased to welcome you to Columbia University for this year’s Global Projects Exchange. The Exchange is a unique and important gathering, bringing together leaders from business, academia and civil society to identify ways to support a new international agenda for global growth. This is the first time this meeting will be hosted in partnership with an academic institution, pairing the deep knowledge and intellectual leadership of SIPA’s world-renowned faculty with the worldwide reach, action orientation, and experience of Xyntéo and its many partners.

Osvald Bjelland
Chairman and CEO, XYNTÉO

I am delighted to be co-hosting the Global Projects Exchange with such a world-renowned partner. Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs has, for nearly 70 years, been equipping future leaders with the skills, knowledge and intellectual curiosity to solve the world’s most critical public policy challenges.