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Charlie Donovan

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Charlie Donovan has dedicated his career to harnessing capital markets for a global shift towards clean energy, climate resilience, and nature-based solutions. He is a Senior Economic Advisor at Impax Asset Management, a firm dedicated to investing in opportunities that arise from the transition to a more sustainable global economy. At the same time, Charlie is a Visiting Professor of Sustainable Finance at the University of Washington in Seattle. Mr. Donovan has held several positions of leadership including as the Founding Director of the Centre for Climate Finance and Investment and Professor of Practice in the Department of Finance at Imperial College Business School, and as an Academic Co-Chair at the Coalition for Climate Resilient Investment.

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Are business schools blocking climate action?

On the back of news that John and Ann Doerr have given $1.1 billion to Stanford’s new School of Sustainability, public debate is returning to questions about the role of universities in tackling climate change. While big sums are being given by those in business, some big names who teach it are going in the opposite direction.

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