Our ImpactVest Board of Advisors
Peter Fusaro is a New York Times best selling author, thought leader and leading international authority on sustainability, renewable energy, and the transition to the low carbon economy. For over 47 years, he is focused on the intersection of technology, finance and academia in Sustainability, ESG and Impact Investing. He has been selected for Who’s Who in America Lifetime Achievement Award.
Peter helped get the lead out of gasoline with the US EPA it the 1970s, created New York City’s first energy efficiency programs with its 2 utilities in the 1980s, and worked with the Toyota Prius development team in the 1990s. He has run the Wall Street Green Summit, the oldest sustainable finance event in North America for 21 years, and coined the terms Green Trading, Green Finance, and Green Exchanges almost 30 years ago.
Peter launched the Global Change Foundation focused on environmental education and projects and held its first Green Jobs Summit with over 350 people in March 2010. The foundation also ran 26 Green Salons where performing artists entertained and environmental experts spoke on their expertise.
Peter was a professor at Columbia University where he taught a course on renewable energy project development and finance to second year grad students. He was on board of the board of the University of Michigan’s Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise for 8 years and Bard College’s MBA in Sustainability for 5 years. Today, he is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence for Columbia University Tech Ventures mentoring early stage cleantech companies in New York.
He has authored 17 books and including the New York Times best selling ‘What Went Wrong at Enron,” His last book with Oxford University Press was “Energy and Environmental Project Finance Law and Taxation.” He is noted for his Tedx “The New Green Business Model for Sustainable Finance.”
Linda MacDonald Glenn, J.D., LL.M. is a fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. She is a bioethicist, healthcare educator, lecturer, consultant and attorney. Her extensive experience and passion for the issues facing the legal, nursing, and healthcare professions make her a compelling and thought-provoking lecturer.
Formerly a fellow with the Institute of Ethics of the American Medical Association (AMA), and current Women’s Bioethics Project Scholar, her research encompasses the legal, ethical, and social impact of emerging technologies and evolving notions of personhood.
Linda currently holds faculty appointments at the University Of Vermont College Of Nursing and Health Sciences, Department of Medical Laboratory and Radiation Sciences, and the University of Sciences in Philadelphia, Department of Biomedical Writing. An active lecturer, Linda has spoken at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Loyola University at Chicago, and the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical School and various law schools. She has also addressed numerous public and professional groups internationally. In addition, Linda is an active member of the Converging Technologies Bar Association and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Evolution and Technology.
Prior to returning to an academic setting, she consulted and practiced as a trial attorney with an emphasis in patient advocacy, bioethical and biotechnology issues, end of life decision-making, reproductive rights, genetics, neuroethics, parental/biological issues (aka nature vs. nurture), and animal rights. She was the lead attorney in several precedent-setting bioethics legal cases.
Linda has advised governmental leaders and agencies, and published numerous articles in professional journals. Her articles include Lessons from other codes: is it the journey or the destination? in The American Journal of Bioethics, The Dark Side of Collaboration: When Good Technology Goes Bad in GPSolo Magazine (American Bar Association publication), Ethical Issues in Genetic Engineering and Transgenics in Actionbioscience.org, When Pigs Fly? Legal and Ethical Issues in Transgenics and the Creation of Chimeras in The Physiologist, and Keeping an Open Mind: What Legal Safeguards are Needed? in The American Journal of Bioethics.
In addition to her current educational, lecture and consultation work, Linda is writing several articles regarding evolving notions of personhood and maintains an ongoing blog at Women’s Bioethics Blog. Listen to her talk at the Human Rights for the 21st Century conference about Challenges to the Idea of Human Identity.
Dr. Etienne Krieger is an Affiliate Professor at HEC Paris. He is academic co-director of the HEC Startup Studio program as well as of the ESA_LAB@HEC "Exploring the Future of Space Economy" applied research chair created by ArianeGroup, the European Space Agency (ESA) and HEC.
Etienne is a graduate of HEC Paris and holds a Ph.D. in management science from Paris Dauphine University. He has advised more than 800 innovative companies. He is member of the Paris Saclay Seed Fund investment committee. He is also cofounder and/or advisor of several innovative companies and he was a board member of Xiring, a leading security solutions provider for electronic transactions, from its IPO until its friendly takeover by Ingenico. He authored numerous books, papers, financial and business tools for entrepreneurs.
Dr. Krieger mainly teaches entrepreneurial finance. He launched a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) jointly developed by HEC and Ecole Polytechnique about technology-based start-up creation and development. This MOOC provided by Coursera has been followed by more than 56 000 students worldwide. He also designed the online course on Entrepreneurial Finance in HEC's Executive MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Prior to starting his business activities, Dr. Krieger was the Director of the HEC Start-Up Institute and cofounder of the Challenge+ program at HEC Paris, France's leading business school. In this capacity, Mr. Krieger has developed and taught various programs on entrepreneurship and finance and advised numerous tech start-ups. He also participated in international meetings on innovation, notably the High Technology Small Firms Conference (The Netherlands), the International Conference on Small Business (San Francisco), the National Summit on Innovation (Malaysia), and the International Finance Conference (Tunisia).
Dr. Krieger is founder and President of the Challenge+ alumni association and member of several committees selecting high tech new ventures. His is also co-founder and member of the board of the French Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He has been consulted by the French government and several administrations about various mechanisms intended to favor innovation in small companies.
Listed below is a list of Dr. Krieger's publications:
Paul is a nationally recognized expert on sustainable investing, and the host of the popular Sustainable Finance Podcast, a weekly program featuring conversations with thought leaders in the field. His guests include cleantech entrepreneurs and VC investors; CEOs leading the low-carbon economy transition; creators of the ESG indices and analytics platforms everyone is using; and NGO executives bridging the public/private partnership funding chasm through digital banking and blockchain-based technologies.
In addition to his podcast series, Paul works with both individual advisors and large investment firms to integrate ESG investing into their portfolio strategies and practice management systems. Incorporating his knowledge of current investor trends, the most robust ESG analytics, and the latest technology trading solutions, Paul helps his clients capitalize on the growing business opportunities in the transition to a low-carbon economy.
The Sustainable Finance Podcast (SFP): https://www.brighttalk.com/channel/16923/