Climate Restoration Opportunities in India

Date and Time
Thursday, April 29, 2021
8:30pm— 9:30pm
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This event is hosted by the Climate Restoration Affinity Group at the Wharton Club of National Capital Region (WCNCR). The Wharton Club of NJ has been invited to cohost the event.

Date and Time: Thursday, April 29, 2021, 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm EDT on Zoom

Logistics: Upon receiving your registration we will email you the Zoom details 24-48 hours prior to the event. Registration will close at 12 noon on April 29, 2021.

Ticket Pricing:

$5 for Supporting Member*
$10 for Basic Member**
$10 for All Other Guests 

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A recent study, published in Nature “alarmingly asserts that the world is already past a point of no return for global warming and that the only way to halt the catastrophic damage caused by greenhouse emissions is to extract enormous amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere." Join Dr. Soumitra Das WG03 and the Healthy Climate Initiative (HCI) interns for an interactive and informal discussion on climate restoration market opportunities in India.

You will learn:

  1. What is climate restoration and why is it essential to save humanity?
  2. Leading climate restoration solutions
  3. A detailed business plan for one of the solutions to execute in India.

HCI, a non-profit organization founded by Dr. Soumitra Das, WG03, has been exploring market-based solutions to extract greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. The HCI engaged these young interns to investigate climate restoration solutions for the Indian market under the guidance of Dr. Soumitra Das.


Aash Mukerji
Junior at Boston University





Arna Banerjee
Sophomore at Walter Johnson High School, Bethesda, MD





Soham Sarkar

Junior at Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL





Joaquim Das

Junior at Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA





Teymur Zavar

Senior at Langley High School, Langley, VA





Moderator: Dr. Soumitra Das

Dr. Soumitra Das is the founder and president of the Healthy Climate Initiative. Currently, he works in an advisory role in the US Federal Government. He also worked in several Fortune 500 companies such as Motorola, Corning, Lucent Technologies, Philips Electronics, and AT&T in different capacities. Dr. Das chaired several working groups in 3GPP2, an international industry consortium with over 75 companies that developed global standards for telecommunications. He is experienced in collaborating with R&D, Engineering, Government Affairs, and Business Development teams to drive the development of new technologies/products and the adoption of favorable public policies. He has published numerous papers and spoken in many academic and industry conferences. Dr. Das holds an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from George Mason University. His motto in life, "leave this world a little better than you found it''. He is settled in the Washington, DC metro area, USA.


*A SUPPORTING (Dues-Paying) WCNJ MEMBER: Any Wharton or University of Penn alum who is a dues-paying member of the Wharton Club of NJ in one of the following categories:

  • New Graduate (1st Year after Graduation) or Current Student
    • Young Alum (between 1 and 5 years after Graduation)
    • Standard 1-Year Member
    • Dual WCNJ-Penn Metro Club of NJ Member
    • Dual WCNJ-Wharton Health Care Management Alumni Association Member

**A BASIC WCNJ MEMBER:Any Wharton or University of Penn alum living or working in New Jersey who is a non-dues-paying member.

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