2017 PANELISTS

Bruce Usher is a Professor of Practice and Faculty Director of the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School. Professor Usher teaches MBA students on the intersection of finance, social and environmental issues. Prior to his work at Columbia, Professor Usher was CEO of EcoSecurities Group plc, which developed more than 400 greenhouse gas emission reduction projects in 36 countries. EcoSecurities completed an IPO in 2005, and was acquired by JP Morgan in 2009. Usher was previously the co-founder and CEO of TreasuryConnect LLC, which provided electronic trading solutions to banks and was acquired in 2001. Prior to that, he worked in financial services for twelve years in New York and Tokyo. Professor Usher is an active investor and advisor to entrepreneurial ventures focused on climate change and clean energy (UsherWorks.com). He is a board member of Community Energy Inc., OptiRTC Inc, the United Nations Fund for International Partnerships, and is Chair of the Tamer Fund for Social Ventures.

Bruce Usher

Professor of Practice &

Faculty Director

Tamer Center for Social Enterprise

Columbia Business School