Overview: New Business in Asia Driven by Climate-Tech and Sustainability


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Overview: New Business in Asia Driven by Climate-Tech and Sustainability

Thursday, Sep 29, 2022

05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

We hope you can join us, as we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of this seminar series (and our Center)!

Please join us for the first session in our 30th Anniversary series with US-ATMC Director Dr. Richard Dasher as he provides an overview on new businesses in Asia driven by climate-tech and sustainability. The session also includes a special feature: Dr. Amit Kapoor, Honorary Chairman of the Institute for Competitiveness, India, will join the session to present recent findings on the economic impact of sustainability.

Throughout the 9-week series, we’ll have guest speakers from industry and academia present examples of problem-driven innovation for environmental sustainability, climate change amelioration and mitigation, ESG reporting, SDG targeting, and related topics. Focus is on present-day developments in Asia business, technology, and investing, along with their implications for Silicon Valley and the U.S.

The series begins September 29, 2022 and continues weekly until December 1, 2022. Seminars will be held Thursdays, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Instructor: Richard Dasher <rdasher [at] stanford [dot] edu>

The series is available to Stanford students for credit; register for EASTASN 402A “Topics in International Technology Management,” also cross-listed as EE-402A and EALC-402A, 1 unit S/NC.


Our seminars are being offered in a hybrid format.

To attend online, please register in advance for the entire series at <https://stanford.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rd–vqzkvGdAJZ5KIFXD116WMknMIg-Z5>.  The same link will be used for all sessions.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting series.

To attend in-person, please register in advance at <https://www.eventbrite.com/e/overview-new-business-in-asia-driven-by-climate-tech-and-sustainability-tickets-420700686077>.  Public is welcome on a first come, first served basis.  Per university guidelines, face coverings will be required inside the auditorium.


  • Stanford University, Paul G. Allen Building, Allen 101X Auditorium, 330 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305 [Google Map]

Parking options:

  • Via Ortega Garage, 498 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA 94305 [Google Map]
  • Parking Structure 5, 295 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA 94305 [Google Map]
  • Please check parking signs carefully to ensure that permitted parking and metered spaces are free after 4:00 pm.

Session Recordings are typically posted within 3 business days after each session on our Youtube Channel and website.


Dr. Richard Dasher

Director, US-Asia Technology Management Center, and Adjunct Professor, Stanford University

Dr. Richard Dasher has been Director of the US-Asia Technology Management Center at Stanford University since 1994.  His research and teaching focus on innovation and entrepreneurship in different business cultures, the impact of new technologies on industry value chains, open innovation management, and the evolving role of sustainability and social inclusiveness in corporate strategy.  From 1998 – 2015, he concurrently served as Executive Director of Stanford’s industry-funded Center for Integrated Systems (CIS), widely regarded as one of the world’s most productive university-industry partnerships.  He was the first-ever non-Japanese person asked to participate in Japanese national university governance, serving as an outside Board Director and member of the Management Council of Tohoku University from 2004 – 2010.  He currently advises venture capital firms, accelerators, nonprofit organizations, and government S&T funding programs in the U.S., Canada, India, Japan, S. Korea, and Thailand.  He is fluent in Japanese.

Dr. Amit Kapoor

Honorary Chairman, Institute for Competitiveness, India and Lecturer, Stanford University

Dr. Amit Kapoor is Honorary Chairman at Institute for Competitiveness, India; and Editor-in-Chief of Thinkers. He is the chair for the Social Progress Imperative & Shared Value Initiative in India. He is an affiliate faculty for the Microeconomics of Competitiveness & Value Based Health Care Delivery courses of Institute of Strategy and Competitiveness, Harvard Business School. He is also a lecturer at Stanford University, team-teaching “Rebalancing Economic Systems” with Dr. Dasher in Winter Quarter.  Dr. Kapoor is the Principal Investigator for the India Competitiveness Project that is headed by Professor Michael E. Porter of Harvard Business School.  He is the author of bestsellers “Riding the Tiger” and “The Age of Awakening: The Story of the Indian Economy Since Independence” published by Penguin Random House. He has been inducted into the Competitiveness Hall of Fame which is administered by Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School.


Seminar Slides

Slides from the seminar are available in a variety of formats for you to download. Click the links below to open or download the slide files.


Seminar Video

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