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Alumni Webinar Panel: Financing the Future - Will Markets and/or Government Lead the Way to Sustainability?

October 6, 2010, 4:00 pm–5:15 pm EDT

WHEN: Wednesday, Oct 6th, 2010 at 12:00pm-1:15pm EDT WHERE: Online webinar COST: Free REGISTER HERE - Space is limited, reserve your webinar seat today! OVERVIEW: Join us for the second Yale SOM Alumni Webinar. Finance plays a critical role in supporting energy, water, and infrastructure projects, but private markets allocate capital within a framework set by governments. How much are recent government actions shaping investment? How has the current economy affected activity? What sorts of policy or market changes could have the greatest impact on financing sustainable development? The Yale SOM Office of Alumni Relations and Qn magazine will host the discussion . Each panelist will present briefly then the event will be opened to questions and comments from the audience, the discussion will be moderated by Yale SOM Professor Arthur Campbell. PANELISTS: Bradley Abelow '89, Chief Operating Officer, MF Global Inc. Bradley Abelow is Chief Operating Officer of MF Global Inc. MF is a leading cash and derivatives broker delivering access to products, solutions and insights across the world's financial markets. Prior to joining MF, Brad was a Founding Partner of NewWorld Capital Group, a private equity firm investing in businesses active in Environmental Opportunities (alternative energy, energy efficiency, waste and water treatment and environmental services). Before co-founding NewWorld, he was Chief of Staff to Jon Corzine, Governor of the State of New Jersey. Prior to that he served as Treasurer of the State of New Jersey. Before New Jersey State Government, Brad was a Partner and Managing Director of The Goldman Sachs Group where he managed Goldman's Operations Division, which was responsible for the global processing and corporate services functions of the firm. Earlier, Brad was responsible for Goldman Sachs Operations, Technology, Risk and Finance functions in Asia, based in Hong Kong. Brad joined Goldman Sachs in 1989 in the Investment Banking Division's Corporate Finance Department. In 2005, he led the effort to create an Environmental Policy Framework for Goldman Sachs. The framework led to the creation of the Goldman Sachs Center for Environmental Markets. Brad serves as Chairman of the Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental Finance Advisory Board. He is also a trustee of The Century Foundation and Just Vision. Brad holds a bachelors degree in Political Science from Northwestern University and a Masters in Public and Private Management from the Yale School of Management. Stuart Staley '95, Managing Director & Head of Global Commodities, Citigroup Stuart is Managing Director, Head of Citi's Global Commodities Group, and President of Citigroup Energy Inc. Based in London, he is responsible for Citi's activities in physical and financial commodity products serving the firm's global client base. Stuart joined Citi in May 2004 to help lead the build out of Citi's client-facing commodities business. Prior to being named Head in January 2010, Stuart had served as Deputy Co-Head of the global business from July 2008 and prior to that was Head of Citi's North American commodities business. Before joining Citi, Stuart spent 2 years with AEP Energy Services Ltd. in London where he served as CEO and was responsible for the company's European generation, trading and marketing businesses. Prior to this role, Stuart spent 6 years with Enron where he held various positions in the company's US electricity trading business before building Enron's international coal and freight trading business out of London. Stuart graduated from Williams College in 1988 with a B.A. with Honors in Chemistry, and he received an MBA and a Master's degree in Environmental Studies from Yale University in 1995. MODERATOR Arthur Campbell, Assistant Professor of Economics, Yale School of Management Professor Campbell joined Yale School of Management in 2009 after completing his PhD at MIT. His research interests include industrial organization, economic theory, and energy/environmental economics. His most recent work studies government policies for promoting long-term changes in the mix of technologies used to produce electricity. In particular this work focuses on the impact of the intermittent nature of renewable technologies such as wind and solar power and how this effects the effectiveness of various policy alternatives for addressing climate change. His other work includes the strategic pricing and advertising behavior of firms when consumers engage in word of mouth communication, the establishment of trust in social networks and decision making in committees. This year he will teach Competitive Strategy and Energy Market Strategy.

Additional Information

  • Contact

    Chris Galvin 203 436 2385 christopher.galvin@yale.edu
  • Location

    Online webinar ,