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Vermont Law Review Presents: "Balancing  Corporate and Activist Interests: Clean Energy, Wildlife Protection, and Land Use Reform"

5 Nov 2021

Vermont Law Review Presents: "Balancing  Corporate and Activist Interests: Clean Energy, Wildlife Protection, and Land Use Reform"

9:30am - 4:45pm

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The Vermont Law Review Presents its 20th Annual Symposium on Friday, November 5th, 2021, from 9:30am–4:45pm. The event will be virtual with a live stream on the VLS Livestream Events Page

Environmental activists and corporations often find themselves at odds. This is especially true within the context of clean energy, wildlife protection, and land use. This Symposium will explore challenges and commonalities between these often diverging groups, ultimately forecasting how environmental and business interests might be balanced and mutually supportive.

Bruce Kahn
Keynote Speaker - Bruce Kahn
Columbia University lecturer and investment analyst, strategist and portfolio manager

Bruce Kahn is a seasoned investment analyst, strategist and portfolio manager. Currently, Kahn is responsible for delivering technical advice to investors on MSCI’s Climate Solutions tools and data sets for investment decision making, risk management, reporting and engagement. His previous work experience includes climate change investment research, institutional portfolio management and wealth management, as well as E&S risk assessments at firms such as Citibank, Deutsche Bank, Macquarie and SICM. He also serves as chair of the finance committee of the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation.

Kahn earned a PhD in Land Resources from University of Wisconsin, Madison, an MS in Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures from Auburn University, and a BA in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Connecticut. Kahn served as an agriculture extension agent in the United States Peace Corps in the Republic of Cameroon, (1989-1993), as a Fulbright Scholar in Israel from 1999-2001 and has been teaching courses in Sustainable Finance, Statistics and Agriculture as an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s Earth Institute since 2012.



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