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Weissman School of Arts and Sciences presents "We Are Climate Action"

Climate Change: Resilience and Opportunities A New Administration in Washington
Inspires Bold Interdisciplinary Engagement

Thursday, March 11
4:30PM - 6:00PM


The panel discussion will focus on interdisciplinary climate engagement and the anticipated impact of the new Biden Administration's climate initiatives.

Panel Moderator and Experts:
Professor Lin Peng, Panel Moderator, is Krell Chair of Finance, Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, City University of New York. Professor Peng's expertise is in asset pricing, behavioral finance, market microstructure, and corporate governance. Professor Peng teaches doctoral, masters and undergraduates in investment analysis, fixed income analysis, market microstructure, and financial market friction.
Leonardo Martinez-Diaz is the former Global Director of the Sustainable Finance Center of the World Resources Institute. At WRI, Mr. Martinez-Diaz engaged public and private finance to support critical environmental activities including worldwide climate adaptation and mitigation strategies. He is author with Alice C. Hill of 'Building a Resilient Tomorrow: How to Prepare for the Coming Climate Disruption'.
Sara Menker is the founder and CEO of Gro Intelligence, a software company that uses artificial intelligence and predictive modeling to forecast global agriculture. Ms. Menker began her career in commodities risk management. Ms. Menker was named a Global Young Leader by the World Economic Forum and is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative of the Aspen Institute.
Robert Litterman is the Chairman of the Risk Committee of the World Wildlife Fund and leads the Climate-Related Market Risk Subcommittee of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Mr. Litterman is founding partner of Kepos Capital, a New York City based systematic global macro firm. Prior to Kepos, Mr. Litterman was partner at Goldman, Sachs & Co., with expertise in research and risk management.