Lecture: Mark Campanale, founder of Carbon Tracker Initiative: “Climate at the Crossroads: The Investor Role in Achieving a Low-Carbon Future”
Date and time: Sunday, Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. (lecture), and Monday, Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. (response panel)
Location: Goshen College Church-Chapel
Cost: Free and open to the public
Sponsored by: Goshen College, Everence and Mennonite Education Association
Mark Campanale, founder of the Carbon Tracker Initiative, will present a public lecture, titled “Climate at the Crossroads: The Investor Role in Achieving a Low-Carbon Future,” on Sunday, Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Goshen College Church-Chapel, with a follow-up panel convocation on Monday, Oct. 3 at 10 a.m.
Campanale leads a team of financial, energy and legal experts at Carbontracker.org, an independent financial think tank which provides in-depth analysis on the impact of climate change on capital markets and investment in fossil fuels, mapping risk, opportunity and the route to a low carbon future.
Founder of the ‘unburnable carbon’ capital markets thesis, Campanale commissioned and was editor of ‘Unburnable Carbon, are markets carrying a carbon bubble’ report. He is responsible for management strategy, board matters and developing capital markets framework analysis. Prior to forming Carbon Tracker, Campanale worked for twenty-five years in sustainable financial markets.
Campanale is a co-founder of some of the first responsible investment funds at Jupiter Asset Management in 1989, NPI, AMP Capital and Henderson Global Investors. He served on the World Business Council for Sustainable Development working group on capital markets leading up to the 1992 Earth Summit; was a Member of the steering committee of UNEP Financial Sector Initiative (1999-2003), and continues to advise a number of investment funds. He was a founding director of the UK Sustainable and Responsible Investment Forum (UKSIF), 1990-2006, is a member of the Advisory Council of ImpactBase.org and the UNEP-WRI working group on greenhouse gas emissions and the financial sector. He is the Treasurer of The Rainforest Foundation UK Chairman of Emerald BioEnergy.