“Climate change is a wicked problem. What happens in energy affects water; what happens in water affects food; what happens in food affects biodiversity.… It is a very complex issue which you cannot neatly break down into simple things.”
Dean Arun Majumdar of the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability shared his vision for the collaboration between Stanford GSB and the new school. “This is the time that we have to reimagine academia.”
A talk offered to returning alumni ranged from a detailed description of the school’s goals to frank assessments of what will be necessary to arrest climate change featured Dean Majumdar, Stanford GSB Dean Jonathan Levin, and venture capitalist and philanthropist John Doerr, who along with his wife, Ann, donated $1.1 billion to establish the new school.
Doerr discussed his recent book Speed and Scale, which provides an action plan with measurable objectives and key results, to solve the climate crisis. The book, while useful for people …