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Investing In A New Climate

How Family Offices Can Capitalize On Climate Investment Opportunities And Risks
Wednesday, February 25 2015, 8:00 am
Knight Management Center Stanford Graduate School of Business

To succeed in a changing climate, investors need to understand their exposure to climate risk and the investment opportunities that will arise during the transition to a more sustainable global economy.  The Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance – a joint initiative of the Stanford Law School and Graduate School of Business – is launching a new program to help investors develop a climate-wise portfolio management strategy by engaging Stanford faculty and best-in-class practitioners in a fact-based, action-oriented conversation.

Participating family office investors will get up to speed on climate science and technological innovation, become familiar with current tools to assess portfolio climate risk, map the landscape of investment opportunities, and build a community that will support the resilience of their investments to climate change.

This program is targeted at family office investors.  Future programs in the Investing In A New Climate series will feature a similar agenda and convene university endowments and pension, insurance, and sovereign wealth funds.

Confirmed faculty and content experts (more to be announced in January)


  • Noah Diffenbaugh, Associate Professor, Environmental Earth System Science, Stanford University
  • Michelle Edkins, Managing Director, BlackRock
  • Stefan Heck, Consulting Professor, Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University
  • Thomas C. Heller, Executive Director, Climate Policy Initiative, Professor Emeritus, Stanford University
  • Susan Mac Cormac, Partner, Morrison & Foerster
  • Stefan Reichelstein,  William R. Timken Professor of Accounting, Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • Dan Reicher, Executive Director, Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, Stanford University
  • Sarah Stein, President, Hall Capital Partners, LLC
  • Michael Wara, Associate Professor of Law, Stanford University
  • Brian Wuebbles, Executive Vice President and CFO, SunEdison  
  • Cathy Zoi, Consulting Professor, Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University
Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy & Finance