Peter C. Fusaro, prolific author, keynote speaker and respected thought leader, possesses unique expertise on emerging energy and environmental financial markets. He is Chairman of Global Change Associates, a financial services advisory in New York City.
His New York Times best seller, What Went Wrong at Enron, is one of the 16 books he’s written on energy and the environmental financial markets. Peter Fusaro’s latest book was published by Oxford University Press, and is entitled Energy and Environmental Project Finance Law and Taxation: New Investment Techniques. Early on in the field, he coined the term “Green Trading.” His innovative Wall Street Green Trading Summit in New York each spring invites experts from all over the world to share their pool of knowledge on ESG, energy and related issues.
Peter has been on the forefront of energy and environmental change for over 40 years, defining ways to use energy more efficiently and in an environmentally benign manner. His current focus: environmental financial market acceleration for carbon trading and finance, cleantech, and renewable energy markets. Peter is an advisor on carbon trading and finance to financial services companies worldwide. Ever the entrepreneur, Peter co-founded the Energy Hedge Fund Center LLC in 2004, which tracks energy and environmental hedge funds, and published the first “Green Hedge Fund Directory” in January 2009. He sold that enterprise in 2011.
Inspiring to green MBA students and faculty alike, Peter was invited to membership on the Advisory Board of the ERB Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan as well as Bard College’s Advisory Board for its MBA in Sustainability. He has lectured at MIT, Stanford, Wharton, Yale, Northwestern, London School of Business, Columbia and Baruch among leading educational institutions. Peter has taught a popular Renewable Energy Project Development at Columbia for the past 3 years. He is also a well-known expert on Asia Pacific energy and environmental financial markets. He was selected for Who’s Who in America for 2007-2015 and Who’s Who in the World for 2009-2015. Peter graduated with an MA in international relations from Tufts University and a BA from Carnegie-Mellon University
Peter is an advisor to several cleantech companies and investment funds including Terra Prima Partners LLC, GeoInvestors Infrastructure Fund, and Atmos Air. He is very active in the world of impact investing for private equity and hedge funds.