Richard L. Sandor, CEO of Environmental Financial Products, will give the talk, "Financial Innovation: The Convergence of Environmental and Financial Markets.” Sandor also is Aaron Director Lecturer in Law and Economics, University of Chicago Law School.
Markets in emissions and "rights-to-use" have been used to address environmental problems and have created enormous investment opportunities. They achieved this by commoditizing and pricing "externalities.” The convergence of the environment and finance is here to stay, and the market-based applications in sulfur dioxide and carbon emissions are only the beginning. This new asset class holds enormous promise in fields such as water quality and quantity and for countries like China and India.
Sandor will share his views from his most recent book, Sustainable Investing and Environmental Markets: Opportunities in a New Asset Class (World Scientific) on what it takes to build markets in these areas; and the opportunities and trends in this new asset class.
Sponsored by the Oberlin Financial Lecture Series.
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