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July 6th, 2011

2041 REE Alumni member, Erik Breen receives Corporate Governance Award from Yale

Per the press release at www.robeco.com R.E.E. 2041 Team Member Erik Breen, Head Responsible Investing Robeco, has received the ‘Millstein Center Rising Star Governance’ award 2011.

“The award has been set up by the Millstein Center of Corporate Governance and Performance of Yale School of Management to stimulate young professionals in the field of Corporate Governance. Members of the governance community made their selection out of a large, with regards to both discipline and region, group of candidates based on their contribution to corporate governance, thought leadership, current projects and reputation.

The Millstein Center Rising Star of Corporate Governance was awarded to Erik Breen and ten other worldwide corporate governance professionals on 15 June 2011 (US) during the sixth annual Yale Governance Forum.

The Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance at the Yale School of Management is a leading global resource for testing, challenging and advancing the premise that corporations should and can serve society. The Center focuses on the inter-relationship of management, the board of directors, shareholders, and stakeholders in creating long-term corporate shareholder value in today’s complex and competitive economy, while at the same time meeting the heightened expectations of society.”

2041 and Robert Swan would like to congratulate Erik on this achievement and we look forward to your future accomplishments as we know we will see many to come.

Erik Breen takes in the beauty of Antarctica

Erik Breen takes in the beauty of Antarctica

June 29th, 2011

Rob speaks at the Majid Society in Saudi Arabia

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On June 5th Rob made his way to Saudi Arabia to do a lecture for the Majid Society, “Strengthening Sustainability through Building Partnerships” at the second Societal Development Forum 2011. While there he was included as a speaker on the discussion panel with the Clinton Initiative and Gates Foundation.

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June 10th, 2011

Robert Swan in Singapore at the Vitol Industry Speaker Series

This past May, Robert Swan made his journey to Singapore where he spoke at The Vitol Industry Speaker Series to raise awareness of the 2041 movement. Over 400 people attended the talk held in Singapore, with backgrounds ranging from government officials, business leaders and students. He had a chance to meet up with recent 2041 IAE 2011 Team Member Spencer Yong where they joined on stage to share their individual Antarctica experience as well as spread the message of the importance for young leaders to step up to make changes, and be the role model to champion the cause of sustainability in our everyday lives.

Robert Swan inspiring at Vitol Lecture

Robert Swan speaking at Vitol

Spencer Yong, IAE 2011 Member speaking to  fellow peers at Vitol

Spencer Yong, IAE 2011 Member speaking to fellow peers at Vitol


June 7th, 2011

Robert Swan to speak in Washington D.C.

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Please join Robert Swan in Washington D.C. next week where he will be giving two free public presentations. If you are in the area or know someone that is, we hope you will be able to attend one or both of these events.
“Robert will tell his extraordinary life story of how he experienced first-hand the life-threatening effects of climate change as he became the first person to walk to both the North and South Poles. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the discovery of the South Pole, learn how he has galvanized people around the planet to take small steps to reduce carbon footprints and generate demand for renewable energy.”

World Resource Institute Presentation
Monday, 13th of June at 12:00- 1:30 P.M.
Brown Bag Lunch
The World Resources Institute
10 G Street NE
8th floor

Resources for the Future Presentation
Wednesday, 15th of June, 5:30 -7 P.M.
R.S.V.P. required but all are welcome.
Reception to follow
Resources for the Future
First Floor Conference Center
1616 P Street N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036

June 12th, 2010

Robert Visits the Green Sheikh in the UAE

Rob and Green Sheikh

IAE 2010 Alumni Sheikh Abdul Aziz Bin Ali Al Nuaimi hosted Robert Swan in Dubai for the Seventh CSR Summit. Sheikh Abdul Aziz, also known as the Green Sheikh, has helped to launch an official campaign to lobby the Ajman government to join 48 other countries in the signing of the Antarctic Treaty. If the campaign is successful, the UAE will be the first nation in the Middle East to sign the 50-year-old treaty. To read more about this landmark campaign, and Robert’s time in the UAE, view the news coverage below:

Campaign begins in UAE for unspoilt Antarctica


Explorer in town to lobby for Antarctic treaty


‘Green Shaikh’ says it’s time for Ajman to make changes

  • 2041 REE Alumni member, Erik Breen receives Corporate Governance Award from Yale
  • Rob speaks at the Majid Society in Saudi Arabia
  • Robert Swan in Singapore at the Vitol Industry Speaker Series
  • Robert Swan to speak in Washington D.C.
  • Robert Visits the Green Sheikh in the UAE