Hack The Climate, Business Unusual
The Oscar M. Lopez Center is pleased to invite members of the Lopez Group of Companies to Hack the Climate Business Unusual.
Long before climate change emerged as a defining challenge for global development, adaptability to change was already intrinsic to the DNA of the business sector. However, climate change has triggered a pace and scale thus far unprecedented, and the business sector is once again being challenged to be the pioneers in this case, by setting the agenda for climate-smart progress through innovation and social responsibility.
Across the globe, companies have already acknowledged that the inability to adapt to climate change and integrate it into their business models has the potential to undermine long-term business continuity and bring harm to the communities that rely on their success and longevity. So while climate change is seen as threat to most sectors, it also presents itself as an opportunity ripe for capturing!
With this in mind, the theme for the OML Center’s first hacathon is
“Responsible business adaptation and its benefits to community resilience.”
From September 16-18, 2016, hundreds of professionals and students from varying fields will work in teams to come up with out-of-the-box solutions and tools that will help promote responsible corporate adaptation.
In additional to holding the hack proper, the OML Center is also privileged to present notable speakers from various backgrounds-from the public and private sector to the academe and civil society-to discuss with participants the roles that adaptive solutions can play in their respective sectors.
We thus welcome interested members of the Lopez Group of Companies to observe the event proceedings. We believe this is a unique and timely opportunity to hear a novel take on the possibilities for business adaptation, presented by students and professionals who can look at the needs of the private sector with fresh eyes!