Professor Cary Krosinsky
Yale & Brown University
Considered a leading educator, author and senior advisor on sustainable finance, Cary Krosinsky teaches popular courses on the subject at Brown, NYU and Yale. He was a member of the NY State Common Decarbonization Advisory Panel appointed by Comptroller DiNapoli which informed the fund’s June 2019 Climate Action Plan, now actively implementing his suggestion of minimum standards while increasing their sustainable investments to $20B, and he regularly convenes and advises large global asset owners on related topics. His earlier books on sustainable finance are considered seminal, helping steer what used to be known as socially responsible investing from negative to more positive approaches starting in the mid-2000s and his most recent, 7th book, Modern China, calls for better relations between China and the West for the sake of solving sustainability challenges, produced with the Sustainable Finance Institute (SFI) where he is co-founder and President. Other recent SFI projects include publishing case studies for the World Bank on sustainability and pension funds, repeating Spring 2023, as well as creating and delivering the Certified Sustainable Financial Analyst (CSFA) designation. In 2021, SFI created the Clean Energy theme for the GlIN and worked with major index provider CSI on a better ESG framework for Asia. In 2019, SFI hosted the Future of Sustainable Finance event in China at Peking University on the back of a similarly successful event at Yale in 2017 suggesting we had the ESG conversation backwards, whereby better outcomes are needed from developing scalable case studies, which was featured at these events, as opposed to creating ESG data and then trying to figure out what to do with such information. He is also author of numerous papers on the intersection of finance, capital and the low carbon transition, is co-founder of Real Impact Tracker and the Carbon Tracker Initiative and independently advises a variety of investors and other actors on sustainability strategy.