Episode 11: Persuasive Leaders in Sustainability Needed!
October 5, 2020
In this short episode that continues a focus on sustainability, guest Phil Valko and our hosts dig deeper into the necessity of sustainability leaders and how they are defining the industries around them. Also discussed is the necessity of environmental sustainability, creating generational wealth to improve society, and the need for influential leaders to spearhead collaboration. Phil Valko, Associate Vice Chancellor for Sustainability at Washington University in St. Louis. Phil works with an extensive group of faculty, staff, and students to advance operational sustainability for WashU and to foster the next generation of sustainability/climate leaders. Phil also leads and participates in a number of national and regional partnerships to accelerate climate action and sustainable practice, including serving as the program chair for the Midwest Climate Summit, serving on the University Climate Change Coalition Steering Committee, and co-chairing a St. Louis regional energy & emissions working group. In addition, Phil teaches an interdisciplinary community-engaged course on renewable energy and de-carbonizing the electric grid and regularly guest lectures on a range of topics. Thank you for listening and check out the graduate degrees at www.claremontlincoln.edu