Richard Branson to Speak with Students

April 13, 2010 Sir Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson, founder and chairman of the Virgin Group and co-founder of the Carbon War Room, a non-profit organization that harnesses the power of entrepreneurs to implement market-driven solutions to climate change, will speak in a closed session with students from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business on Wednesday, April 21.

A “Conversation with Richard Branson” will take place in Lohrfink Auditorium from 11:40 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. RSVP online.

Branson is a successful international entrepreneur and founder and chairman of the Virgin Group. Virgin is one of the world’s most recognized and respected brands and has expanded into everything from air and group travel to telecommunications, health, space travel, and renewable energy through more than 200 companies worldwide, employing approximately 50,000 people in 29 countries.

He will be on campus to participate in the Creating Climate Wealth conference. Presented by the Carbon War Room and Earth Day Network, Creating Climate Wealth will convene respected entrepreneurs for two days in Washington, D.C., jointly with a selected group of Intrapreneurs from the government, non-profit, and corporate communities to provide their insights and expertise on the policies, market frameworks, and programs that will clear the barriers to deliver these emission reductions and promote job creation. Learn more at