Sustainable Finance

  • Founded
    2016
  • Seminar Number
    783

The transition to a sustainable economic system looms as one of the key challenges of the present generation. This seminar brings together academically-minded practitioners and practically-oriented academics to explore how the financial sector can play an essential and constructive role in funding this transition. The seminar touches on a variety of topics including social impact investing, the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into analysis, the financing of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, and financial system integrity. It also explores the limits to sustainable development policies.


Co-Chairs
Dr. Satyajit Bose
sgb2@columbia.edu

Dr. Stephen Freedman
st_freedman@hotmail.com

Rapporteur
Chaarvi Amit Badani
cab2313@columbia.edu

Welcome

Meetings

10/01/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
The Financial Ecosystem: The Role of Finance in Achieving Sustainability
Anne Simpson, CalPERS

Dong Guo, Columbia University

Satyajit Bose, Columbia University

Abstract

10/22/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
IndexAmericas, a regional ESG/Development Index
Matias Bendersky,

Discussant TBD,



11/19/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
The Ethical Underpinnings of Sustainable Finance
Adela Gondek,

Discussant TBD,



12/17/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Babcock Ranch: A Milestone in Planned Sustainable Living
Sydney Kitson,

Discussant TBD,



01/28/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Energy Efficiency Securitizations
Bert Hunter,

Discussant TBD,



02/25/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM

Upmanu Lall,

Discussant TBD,



Notes: Joint meeting with the Seminar on Water in America
03/25/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM

Don Melnick,

Discussant TBD,



04/22/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Financing Sustainable Agriculture
Jeffrey Potent,

Steve Fondiller, Local Farms Fund

Kevin Egolf, Local Farms Fund

Discussants TBD,

05/13/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM

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