MY PROFILE

I am a voice for more sustainable models of energy infrastructure, efficiency, and resiliency finance.  As a consultant, I lead capacity building efforts in finance departments, both public and private.  Former clients include major world capitals, corporate, and institutional property owners, including London, Seoul, Chicago, Philadelphia, Empire Realty Trust, and GE Real Estate.  Recent work with the city of Boston has won praise from the Boston Green Ribbon Commission and others for the successful implementation of a more sustainable model of public finance known as Renew Boston Trust.

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Previously, I co-founded 15-time EPA Energy Star Partner-of-the-Year Award winner, Servidyne; led the Energy Efficiency Building Retrofit Program of the Clinton Climate Initiative; was a member of the ASHRAE Technical Subcommittee on High Performance Building Metrics; an advisor to the NRDC/IMT City Energy Project; and chairman of the C40 Cities Sustainable Infrastructure Finance Network.  My teaching includes both the fundamentals of corporate finance and a course in business environment and public policy; and I am currently a member of the research team in the Sustainable Solutions Lab at U. Mass Boston, investigating climate resiliency finance mechanisms.

EDUCATION

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Private Building Efficiency Finance

Where do financial officers find a reliable source of funds to pay for the sustainable, "green," net-zero-energy building vision that we've created, without competing with more strategic uses of their organization's capital?

Harvard Business School

MBA

Municipal Building Efficiency Finance

How can we create a more sustainable model of public finance that sparks an order of magnitude expansion of capital flows to municipal building stocks in need of improvement without limiting a jurisdiction's other financial options?

Energy Infrastructure Resiliency Finance

How can we exploit the interplay between efficiency and resiliency to simultaneously address both aspects of climate change, mitigation and adaptation? 

Infrastructure Project Readiness & Bankability

What standards do sustainable infrastructure projects need to meet in order to attract investors? 

Vanderbilt University

Political Science

PUBLICATIONS &

PRESENTATIONS

 ... people who work in infrastructure development often bemoan a ‘funding gap.’ But as Bertrand Badre, CFO of the World Bank, points out, there is plenty of capital in the world. There is not a funding gap; there is a project gap. Infrastructure projects are not up to investment standards. 

- Harvard Business School 2014

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