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Carbon Finance 2008

Edited by Bryan Garcia and Eric Roberts of the Center for Business and the Environment at Yale, this book presents the opinions and trend-setting experiences of leading practitioners in global carbon markets and finance on the business of climate change.

(May 8, 2008 at 4:30 p.m. in Bowers Auditorium at 205 Prospect Street)

This conversation will help us understand what is happening in the cleantech space in terms of venture capital and entrepreneurial start-ups.

A reception with Cleantech in Connecticut will take place following the event at 116 Crown at 6:30.

(April 14, 2008 at 4:30 p.m. in the GM Room at 55 Hillhouse Avenue)

Join Mark Fulton, Climate Change Strategist of Deutsche Bank to help us understand how four themes frame their analytical approach to climate change investing including government regulation, carbon prices, new technologies and competitive and reputational factors.

This special addition to the "Carbon Finance Speaker Series" is made possible by the Yale Office of Sustainability.

(April 2, 2008 at 4:30 p.m. in the GM Room at 55 Hillhouse Avenue)

Learn how carbon liabilities are being evaluated as the US moves closer to carbon regulation. Innovest's Carbon Beta analytical platform is a tool to value stock prices of large companies in light of carbon risk.

(March 27, 2008 at 4:30 in the GM Room at 55 Hillhouse Avenue)

As part of the "Carbon Finance Speaker Series at Yale," this private equity panel will help us understand the various investments being pursued by several of the leading private equity investors in clean energy and climate change.

A reception with Cleantech in Connecticut will take place following the event at Thali restaurant.

(March 6, 2008 at 4:30 in the GM Room at 55 Hillhouse Avenue)

Andrew Aulisi, Director of the Markets and Enterprise Program for the World Resources Institute, will give a presentation on how carbon price signals will have significant impacts in the forest sector at various points in the value chain of an industry, with important implications for investment, capital expenditures and strategic positioning.

(February 28, 2008 at 4:30 in the GM Room)

Ralph Mucerino, President of AIG Global Marine & Energy, will discuss the impact of climate change on insurance and related financial products and services.

(Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at 4:30 in the GM Room at 55 Hillhouse)

This program brings together the leading funders within the philanthropic community that are funding solutions to climate change - Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, Henry P. Kendall Foundation, and Rockefeller Brothers Fund.  Moderated by James Gustave Speth, Dean of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

(Wednesday, February 6, 2008 in Luce Hall with a reception to follow at Thali Restaurant)

As Director of Morgan Stanley's Office of the Environment, Jim Butcher is responsible for coordinating internal efforts and engaging with external stakeholders and working with clients on the environment.

(January 30, 2008 at 5:30 at the Delamar Hotel in Greenwich, CT)

The Connecticut Hedge Fund Association together with the Center for Business and the Environment at Yale, Connecticut Departments of Environmental Protection, Insurance, Treasury, and Clean Air - Cool Planet have organized a winter symposium of insurance and investment management leaders to explore risks and opportunities as well as the new Green Exchange trading platform established by a NYMEX-led consortium of leading financial institutions.

(December 5, 2007 at 6:30 at the Omni Hotel in the College Room)

Theodore Roosevelt IV, Chairman of the Lehman Brothers Council on Global Climate Change and Managing Director, Investment Banking, Lehman Brothers, will discuss the opportunities to advance climate change and conservation solutions via financial markets and mechanisms for greenhouse gas emissions.

(November 6, 2007 at 2:30 pm in the Steinbach Lounge at 52 Hillhouse Avenue)

Peter Sweatman, managing director of client operations in Southern Europe and Latin America for UK-based investment bank Climate Change Capital, will deliver the talk, â'A Pot of Gold for Renewable Energy? Funding RE Projects with Carbon Finance."

(October 31, 2007 at 3:30 pm in Luce Hall at 34 Hillhouse Avenue)

Abyd Karmali, Managing Director and Global Head of Carbon Emissions at investment bank Merrill Lynch, will present his talk, "Investment Banks Jump on Board: Mining the Opportunities in Global Carbon Markets."

(October 24, 2007 at 4:30 pm in Luce Hall at 34 Hillhouse Avenue)

The Environmental Markets Network (EMN) is a new initiative of Environmental Defense to build support in the financial community for market-based solutions to climate change and other environmental problems.  EMN was formerly led by Jon A. Anda, former Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley and current Executive in Residence at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.

(September 13, 2007 at 4:30 pm in Luce Hall at 34 Hillhouse Avenue)

Based on research from the book The Origins of Value: The Financial Innovations that Created Modern Capital Markets, Professors William Goetzmann and K. Geert Rouwenhorst will discuss the 4,000 year evolution of finance.