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Putting Classroom Knowledge Into Practice: An MBA Student’s Perspective on COP26

Attending a sustainability conference was at the top of my business school bucket list and I was ecstatic when received the opportunity to attend the climate conference: I spent four fantastic days at the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow. The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference gathered world leaders and countless nonprofits/NGOs as many believed this to be the world’s last chance to get climate change under control. I had imagined that COP26 would have been more of a turning point in the fight against climate change. However, my hopes for ambitious climate change commitments at COP26 were minimal, given a lackluster G20 meeting that was held in Rome right before the summit. Regardless, it was energizing to be at the conference in person, given the pivotal point this decade is.