Vijay Vaitheeswaran

The Economist

Global Energy and Climate Innovation Editor

Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran is the Global Energy & Climate Innovation Editor of The Economist and host of its podcast on climate change, “To a Lesser Degree.” His editorial responsibilities range from business and finance to technology and innovation, and he has produced numerous cover stories and won awards for his reporting. He is also the author of three well-received books on sustainability and innovation as well as an accomplished public speaker. The Financial Times has declared him to be “a writer to whom it is worth paying attention.” His latest book is “Need, Speed and Greed: How the New Rules of Innovation Can Transform Businesses, Propel Nations to Greatness, and Tame the World’s Most Wicked Problems". Kirkus Reviews declares it to be “a perfect primer for the post-industrial age” and Amazon named it a Selection of the Month. His previous books have also created a stir, with accolades ranging from lengthy reviews in The New Yorker to shortlisting for the McKinsey/ Financial Times Business Book of the Year prize. Vijay is a Life Member at America’s Council on Foreign Relations and a Member of the Economic Club of New York. He is currently a Visiting Lecturer at Northwestern University. Previously, he created and taught the first interdisciplinary class on energy & environment offered at NYU Stern School of Business. He has also served as an advisor on sustainability and innovation to the World Economic Forum/Davos. Vijay is a graduate of Harvard Business School and MIT.

Sessions With Vijay Vaitheeswaran

Tuesday, 8 March

Wednesday, 9 March