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The Field of Sustainable Finance: Foundations and Future Growth

Date

Feb 04, 2015 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Location

Columbia Club, 15 W. 43rd St., New York, NY, Room James Madison, 2 fl

At the nexus of sustainability and management is the growing field of Sustainable Finance –an interdisciplinary field with elements of corporate sustainability and financial principles including green accounting and carbon accounting, environmental markets, project finance, asset management and sustainable investment, and the impacts of environmental issues on capital markets. This panel discussion will focus on major emerging trends and tools in sustainable finance. A mix of academics and practitioners will discuss how sustainable finance has developed and evolved as a field. They’ll debate what we mean by “sustainable finance” itself and explore the key players and drivers, as well as what it will look like in the future.

Welcome: Steven Cohen, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, The Earth Institute, Columbia University;
Introduction; Satyajit Bose, Lecturer in the Discipline of Economics, Columbia University;
Moderator: Travis Bradford, Director, Energy and Environment Concentration, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University.

This event is free and open to the public. Dress code is business casual. RSVP required.

Reception to follow.

Speakers

Frank Barbarino, Vice President, Goldman Sachs;
Michael Davis, Director, Institutional Client Relationships, Calvert Investments;
Sonal Mahida, US Network Manager, the Principles for UN Responsible Investment Initiative;
Haran Narulla, Partner, Blue Wolf Capital Partners;
Kevin Parker, CEO, Sustainable Insight Capital Management;
Amy Springsteel, Director of Corporate Responsibility, Voya Financial.