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Powering the Energy Transition: A Tale of Two Hemispheres | Part IV: Skills & Development in Business Education


Tuesday 29 August

10:00 – 11:30 EDT/ 16:00 – 17:30 CEST


Hosted on Zoom.


Julie LaBelle, jlabelle@gbsn.org

Powering the Energy Transition: A Tale of Two Hemispheres Home Page

General Information

Join the GBSN for Energy Transition Impact Community in the next installment of Powering the Energy Transition: A Tale of Two Hemispheres, a multi-part series exploring key elements of the energy transition journey through the lenses of different contexts across the global north and global south. 

In Part IV: Skills and Development in Business Education, experts from academia and industry will explore the critical talent needs of a sustainable and low carbon energy economy, as well as the role of business schools in supporting a transitioning workforce. We’ll explore questions such as: 

  • What new roles are emerging and where are the greatest gaps in availability of talent to fill these new roles? 
  • What specific knowledge and skills enable individuals trained in traditional disciplines like finance, marketing, and strategy, to be better prepared for careers in this sector? 
  • What is the current state of the leadership pipeline for the energy sector, at both local and multinational levels? 
  • How can business schools best support the workforce development, entrepreneurial ecosystem, and organizational strategy insights needed to power the energy transition and sustain economic growth and development?

Date & Time

Tuesday, 29 August at 10:00am EDT – 11:30am EDT/16:00 CEST – 17:30 CEST

Co-Hosted By:

  • Bauer College of Business, University of Houston
  • Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
  • Wits Business School, University of Witwatersrand


  • Kelly Collins

    Senior Director of Graduate & Alumni Career Services
    C.T. Bauer College of Business, University of Houston
  • Sherwat Elwan Ibrahim

    Associate Professor of Operations Management & Chair at UN PRME Chapter Africa
    American University in Cairo
  • Mpho Mookapele

    Chief Executive Officer
    Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (EWSETA)
    South Africa
  • Diana E. Páez

    Senior Director, Energy & Mobility
    William Davidson Institute, University of Michigan