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Category: Podcast

Investing in an Era of Climate Change with Bruce Usher

  • Renewables
  • 58 min listen

Climate Change is the dominant investment theme of the next 30 years. To decarbonize the planet while managing and mitigating the risks of a more volatile climate will require trillions of dollars, creating immense opportunities and risks for investors. Our guest is Bruce Usher, author of the recently published book Investing in the Era of Climate Change – a clear-eyed handbook on the investing strategies, risks, terminologies and the controversies, from divestment to ESG. What products are available now and what might the future hold? Usher takes us step-by-step through the investment world’s response to this global threat. 

Bruce Usher is professor of professional practice and the Elizabeth B. Strickler ’86 and Mark T. Gallogly ’86 Faculty Director of the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School, where he teaches on the intersection of financial, social, and environmental issues. He was previously an entrepreneur and worked in financial services in New York and Tokyo. Usher is also the author of Renewable Energy: A Primer for the Twenty-First Century (Columbia, 2019).