Virtual Middlebury

Open to the Public

Finance and Climate documentary featuring Midd Alum Elsa Palanza ‘01 – First major US online Screening at Middlebury with Q&A

Franklin Environmental Center at Hilcrest invites you to an online screening of the film “Our Planet: Too Big To Fail,” a story that anyone interested in finance needs to hear. Inspired by the original Netflix “Our Planet” series and created by Emmy® Award-winning Silverback Films and WWF, “Our Planet: Too Big To Fail” explores the risks of inaction, the impact of investing-as-usual, and the critical role the finance sector can play in the fight for our world.

The (online) screening will be followed with a Q&A in Presence of:
Elsa Palanza ‘01, Global Head of Sustainability and ESG at Barclays Plc.
Bill McKibben, Author and Schumann distinguished scholar at Middlebury
Ray Dhirani, Head of Sustainable Finance at WWF-UK
Frank Van Gansbeke, Professor of the Practice at Middlebury, moderator

Register here to receive Zoom link.

Don’t have time to attend the entire event? Screen the movie here on your own, and then tune in for the Q&A session.

Event timeline:
10:00 -10:05a – Intro by Churchill Franklin ’71, CEO at Bread Loaf View Farm, Cornwall, VT
10:05 -10:45a – Movie screening (42 min)
10:45am -11:45a – Q&A session

Sponsored by Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest, Program in Environmental Studies, and Climate Action Capacity Project

Sponsored by:
Environmental Studies

Contact Organizer

Wiseman, Janet
(802) 443 - 5710