After more than two decades in consulting, Jurgen Weiss joined the Harvard Business School faculty in 2020 as a member of the Business, Government, and the International Economy Unit. He currently teaches the first year BGIE core course and is developing an energy focused second year elective course. His research and consulting work focus on the fundamental transformation of the energy industry in light of rapid technological change and climate change-related pressures. Professor Weiss is a faculty affiliate of BEI.

In this interview with Rebekah Emanuel, Professor Weiss outlines his decision to join HBS, his plans for the classroom, and the major changes he anticipates across the energy industry to confront climate change. Emanuel is Director of Social Entrepreneurship at Harvard’s Innovation Lab and the host of the third season of BEI’s Climate Rising podcast, to be released this spring.