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Impact Investing and Clean Energy Innovation: Two Speakers, Two Great Events in April

We are excited to welcome back to campus Andy Kaufman of Community Capital Management (Finance 04') to speak about his 10+ years on Wall Street and his transition to the rapidly growing field of impact investing. "Impact investing" is the term given to investments made into companies, organizations, and funds with the intention of generating market-rate returns while and positive social and environmental impact. It is a quickly growing area of finance with engagement from start-up funds to major players like Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and BlackRock.

Participants will learn:

  • how impact investing actually works to produce market-rate returns and social impact

  • how to get a job working in impact investing

  • how finance can increase economic opportunity and environmental conservation

  • what changes are taking place in capital markets and the finance industry

Register for Andy!


We are excited to welcome entreprenuer and energy pioneer Claire Broido Johnson, Founder & President of CBJ Energy, to the Smeal College of Business. Her talk will explore:

  • disruptive innovation in the energy industry brought about by distributed clean energy, the internet of things and big data

  • the unique experience of women working in the energy industry

  • her successful entrepreneurship experiences and secrets to success

  • tips on getting a job in energy and clean tech

Register for Claire!

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