PETER FUSARO

Chairman, Global Change Associates

Mr. Fusaro is a best selling author, keynote speaker and thought leader on emerging energy and environmental financial markets. Peter is Chairman of Global Change Associates, a financial services advisory in New York City, and is the best selling author of What Went Wrong at Enron as well as 15 other books on energy and the environmental financial markets. He has been on the forefront of energy and environmental change for over 40 years focusing on how to use energy more efficiently and in an environmentally benign manner. His current focus is on environmental financial market acceleration to the goal of the low carbon economy through sustainable finance in renewable energy, clean technology, and carbon finance. Peter was a partner in Energy & Environment Capital Partners, a cleantech venture capital fund in 2002-2003. His focus today is on renewable energy development and energy efficiency deployment.

Mr. Fusaro’s latest book was published in May 2010 by Oxford University Press on Energy and Environmental Project Finance Law and Taxation: New Investment Techniques, and he has been selected for Who’s Who in America for 2007-2017 and Who’s Who in the World for 2009-2017. He coined the term “Green Trading” and holds the annual Wall Street Green Summit in New York XVI each spring (www.wsgts.com) which focuses on energy efficiency, renewable energy, clean technology and impact investing.

Mr. Fusaro graduated with an MA in international relations from Tufts University and a BA from Carnegie-Mellon University. He has been an adjunct professor at Columbia University where he taught a renewable energy project development and finance course each fall semester. He is on the advisory board of Bard College’s MBA in Sustainability and was on the External Advisory Board of the ERB Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan for 8 years.

Peter is advisor to several cleantech startups as well as a judge in the Northeast Cleantech Open. He is on a member of the advisory board of Clean Energy Advisors (PV solar finance), Terra Global Solutions, CleanAir Technology, SJF Expert Network (cleantech vc), and AtmosAir (indoor air quality appliance).