Richard L. Sandor discusses economic underpinnings for existing environmental asset classes and opportunities in new markets such as water. He also explains mandatory and voluntary emissions markets in addition to environmental ratings and methods to value corporate sustainability.

About the Speaker(s)

Richard L. Sandor PhD

Richard L. Sandor is CEO at Environmental Financial Products (EFP), which specializes in inventing, designing, and developing new financial markets. EFP was the predecessor company and incubator to the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), the European Climate Exchange (ECX), and the Chicago Climate Futures Exchange (CCFE). He has been honored by the city of Chicago for his recognition as the "father of financial futures" and by TIME magazine as one of the "heroes of the environment" for his work in carbon trading. Dr. Sandor is also the recipient of the World Federation of Exchanges Award for Excellence and was named a chevalier in the French Legion of Honour. He is a lecturer in law and economics at the University of Chicago, a visiting fellow at the Smith School at the University of Oxford, and a distinguished professor of environmental finance at Guanghua School of Management at Peking University. Dr. Sandor is also the author of Good Derivatives: A Story of Financial and Environmental Innovation.

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