The economics of climate change

Masterclass | Limited seating | Zurich
When 5 October 2023 at 18:30 (CEST)
Where Switzerland/Zurich
Duration 3 hours 15 minutes

Open programs & EMBA | Masterclass | Zurich

Experience IMD education with this free masterclass led by Professor Karl Schmedders. Limited seating.

Navigating the climate dilemma: An IMD masterclass on economic solutions

Join us for live, in-person learning in Zurich! Explore the critical connection between economics and climate change in this insightful masterclass. Grasp how human activity impacts our planet and glean actionable insights to shape a sustainable future.

Why does human activity cause climate change? In this session, we will study several intuitive explanations offered by the field of economics. Once we understand these causes for climate change, we can examine whether and how economic tools can help us to address climate change. The session concludes with concrete advice for business leaders.

If you are a professional eager to understand the economic forces that shape our environmental realities or simply want a taste of the IMD learning experience, this masterclass is tailored for you.

Guided by the expertise of Professor Karl Schmedders, an esteemed faculty member at IMD, delve into the intricate world of climate economics. Professor Schmedders brings a wealth of knowledge and practical experience, ensuring an engaging and thought-provoking discussion.

Here’s a glimpse of what awaits you in this enlightening masterclass:

  • Grasp the underlying economic reasons contributing to human-induced climate change.
  • Investigate how economic instruments can be deployed to address and combat climate change.
  • Receive tangible guidance for you, as a business leader, to navigate this evolving landscape.
  • Get insight into IMD’s analytical and pragmatic approach to learning at the intersection of economics and the environment.

Following the masterclass, connect directly with our Program Advisors, who will offer:

  • A comprehensive breakdown of IMD’s diverse program offerings.
  • Expertise on which of IMD’s programs could align with your career goals and strategic business objectives.
  • Answers to all your queries related to our wide range of executive education programs.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Please be advised, this event will not be recorded. Seize this unique occasion to immerse yourself in IMD’s enriching learning journey in real-time.

About the event

The economics of climate change

When:  05 October 2023 at 18:30 CEST

Where: Park Hyatt Zurich – Beethoven-Strasse 21, 8002 Zurich, Switzerland


  • 18:30 – 19:00: Registration & welcome
  • 19:00 – 20:00: Masterclass with Professor Karl Schmedders – “The economics of climate change”
  • 20:00 – 20:45: Presentation of the IMD program portfolio including EMBA, leadership, digital transformation, general management programs and Q&A with EMBA alumni
  • 20:45 – 21:45: Networking cocktail


Register: Registration is required. Limited seats available

Preview the IMD classroom experience
  • Enjoy a stimulating hour of teaching with top faculty
  • Get new tools and frameworks to apply to your own business
  • Experience fun ways to learn with IMD’s stimulating teaching methods
Get all your questions answered

Program Advisors will answer your individual questions:

  • EMBA, leadership, digital transformation, general management and more
  • Personalized program recommendations
  • Career impact
  • Getting started: dates & payment options
  • 18:30 – 19:00: Registration & welcome
  • 19:00 – 20:00: Masterclass with Professor Karl Schmedders – “The economics of climate change”
  • 20:00 – 20:45: Presentation of the IMD program portfolio
  • 20:45 – 21:45: Networking cocktail
Register now!

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You will receive session details and a reminder shortly before the event.

Our events are attended by professionals from around the world and offer the possibility of having enriching discussions around the programs and your career aspirations. IMD Program Advisors look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have.

Karin Ahlner & Viktor Lolev

Head of Executive Development Services & EMBA Recruitment & Admissions Senior Manager

Our experienced team look forward to meeting you during this session. Feel free to ask any questions you have so they can guide you towards the best program experience.