We are thrilled to be expanding our teaching team in sustainable finance, ESG and impact investing, with three new faculty members joining Haas this Fall.
Co-teaching our Sustainable Investment Fund course, John Goldstein is the Head of the Sustainable Finance Group (SFG) at Goldman Sachs. In 2007, John co-founded Imprint Capital Advisors, an impact investing firm which was then acquired by Goldman Sachs in 2015. Today John is responsible for institutionalizing impact and ESG investing (for environment, social and governance) across Goldman’s $1.5 trillion in assets under management, by increasing knowledge and capabilities related to inclusive growth and the climate transition. John brings to Haas a deep knowledge and experience of integrating ESG across a range of asset classes.
Anne Simpson from CalPERS will be joining John as an instructor for the Sustainable Investment Fund. Anne is the Managing Investment Director for Board Governance & Sustainability at CalPERS where she heads strategic initiatives such as Climate Action 100+, the Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance, and the UN Secretary General’s Global Investors for Sustainable Development. In 2019, she was named as one of the 15 women leading the global fight against climate change by Time Magazine and in 2020, she was named one of the 100 Most Influential Women in US Finance by Dow Jones. Anne previously taught at the Yale School of Management and has published “The Financial Ecosystem: The Role of Finance in Achieving Sustainability” with Satyajit Bose and Dong Guo of Columbia University
David Chen, the CEO and Chairman of Equilibrium Capital, will be teaching our landscape course, Impact Investing, ESG & Sustainable Finance this Fall. At Equilibrium Capital, a sustainability-driven asset management firm he co-founded in 2008, David leads growth, strategy, and investment product development. David also teaches as an Adjunct Professor of Finance at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and previously served on the faculty at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University on the topic of sustainability finance and impact investing
All three bring deep and diverse experience in sustainable finance and impact investing and we are excited to welcome them to Haas in the Fall.