The Rockefeller Institute of Government and New York State hosted “Energy Finance: Strategies for Using Investment Dollars to Navigate the Risks of Climate Change & Opportunities in the Clean Energy Economy” on April 18 at the Rockefeller Institute in Albany.
As New York State leaders consider decarbonizing New York’s major investment, pension, college endowment, and other funds, the conference brought together leading experts in finance, energy, and labor to discuss how to responsibly move portfolios away from fossil fuel investments and toward clean energy and sustainable assets.
The panelists included:
PANEL ONE: Deleveraging Portfolios away from Fossil Fuel Investments to a Clean Energy and Sustainability Portfolio — Why Now?
+ Host and Moderator: Jim Malatras, President, Rockefeller Institute of Government
+ Gerry Watson, Vice President for Finance and Operations, Rockefeller Brothers Fund
+ Jameela Pedicini, Executive Director, Asset Management, Perella Weinberg Partners
+ Henrik Jeppesen, Head of Investor Outreach, North America, Carbon Tracker Initiative
+ Alicia Barton, President and CEO, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
PANEL TWO: Moving from Fossil Fuels to Clean Energy Investing — New Opportunities to Grow a Sustainable Portfolio while De-Risking
+ Moderator: Katie Zuber, Executive Director, Center for Law & Policy Solutions, Assistant Director of Policy Research, Rockefeller Institute of Government
+ Peter Davidson, Co-Founder, CEO and Board Member, Aligned Intermediary
+ Alfred Griffin, President, NY Green Bank
+ Kevin Hannel, Chief of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, New York State Department of Labor
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