Sloan sustainable finance Feb10

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1 Cornell Global Sustainable Enterprise 11 February 2010 Financing Sustainability Maximizing financial, social or environmental returns; Is Sustainable Finance sustainable?? J. Alexander Sloan
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2 Agenda I. My background and perspective II. Pop quiz III. Sustainability’s sponsors IV. Measuring return V. Examples VI. Discussion
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3 My Experience and Perspective 1992 - 1993: U.S. Agency for International Development 1993 - 1996: The Vietnam Fund Limited 1996 - 1998: Cornell MBA 1999 - 2002: Hambrecht & Quist, merged into J.P. Morgan Partners Invested in many younger private technology companies 2004 - 2006: Founding Partner, Blackwolf Partners Early stage venture Clean Technology venture fund 2006 - 2009: Principal, Expansion Capital Partners Expansion stage, Clean Technology venture fund o Advisory Council, Cornell Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise o Chairman, Excelerate Foundation, private grant making foundation
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4 Let’s Take a Quick Poll Want some of your career to take place in or be focused on developing countries? expect a career that is primarily in an NGO, government, public sector, university, or research organization? Dream job? want your career to have a direct positive effect on environmental and/or social issues (health/wellness, poverty, expanded access to opportunities, etc.)? think that a profit can be made by working on environmental and social issues? think that a profit should be made by working on environmental and social issues? How many of you… expect a career directly involved with developing new technologies? expect a career that is primarily in a larger international corporation? expect a career that is primarily in a smaller entrepreneurial enterprise? expect a career that is primarily in a finance (banking, venture, etc.) shop?
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5 It runs on its conventional gasoline-powered engine until it senses guilt, then it switches over to battery power. Increasing Consumer Awareness
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Drive for solutions in Sustainability is clear and wide – Market opportunity in established and new markets. – Drivers: make money, new customers, innovation, climate change, development, poverty alleviation. – Technology, espec. Cleantech is a key means to that end: create efficiencies, access to info/power/ water, health. 6
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7 Growing Awareness of our collective “Health”
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8 Growing Awareness of Climate Change
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Or far more seriously… 9
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10 Growing Awareness of our collective “Health” Concern and interest are growing over pollution, waste, the environment, health & wellness, consumption of resources, and the need for a new approach “Sustainability” is a good rubric for this new approach.
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11 Paul Hawkin's book, The Ecology of Commerce "Sustainability is an economic state where the demands placed upon the environment by people and commerce can be met without reducing the capacity of the environment to provide for future generations .
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