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Leaving No One Behind? How Development Finance Can Better Reduce Poverty

Investment projects often promise to reduce poverty, but they can have the opposite effect. To improve outcomes, communities need more support and information.

by Erin Kitchell and Sam Szoke-Burke |October 26, 2021

Alumni Spotlight: Donald Wissell Fuses Finance and Sustainability

According to Wissell, sustainability and finance require the same skills, including innovative thinking, problem solving, and public education. 

by |September 1, 2020

The Role of Finance in Achieving Sustainability

Last month, the Earth Institute celebrated the publication of a new book and heard from panelists on the role of harnessing financial acumen to achieve long-run sustainability.

by |April 17, 2020

A Renewable Resource-Based Economy Requires Public-Private Partnership

What we’re missing is an activist federal government working hand in hand with the finance industry to incentivize green finance at a massive, national scale.

by |March 9, 2020

Student Spotlight: A Shift From Education to Environmental Science and Policy

Pivoting from a career in high school science education, Sid Tulsiani hopes to engage with issues of climate change and energy.

by |November 12, 2018

Ethics for Sustainability Management and Finance

The redesigned course focuses on the ethical challenges, pathways, and practices of sustainability in its intersections with the financial sector.

by |July 20, 2018

Accounting, Finance, and Modeling of Sustainable Investments

In Fall 2018, this course will examine traditional and emerging financial and cost accounting practices, non-financial sustainability performance metrics, and more.

by |July 12, 2018

Collaborative Ecosystems in Sustainable Finance: Harnessing the Wisdom of Crowds

Financial markets are the primary directors of economic activity in a capitalist global society, but they also have an important societal role in encouraging investments that are beneficial to natural and human ecosystems.

by |May 11, 2018

Steering Wealth Towards Sustainable Investing

Sustainability Management student Dazzle Bhujwala has over 15 years of global Wealth Management experience with leading international banks. He believes financial institutions need to incorporate sustainable investing.

by |June 29, 2017

Patient Capital: Financing Nonprofits

Nonprofit organizations face pressures to focus spending on external operations and pull back on central administrative costs, but this emphasis can undermine the ability of the organization to effectively deliver its services. The concept of “patient capital” offers another point of view.

by |February 15, 2017