News & Updates


December 3, 2018

Financial innovator Dr. Richard Sandor is known as the “father” of financial futures and carbon trading. He discusses the unheralded and significant environmental progress being made on the local level in the U.S., plus his latest innovation, an alternative to LIBOR, the troubled global interest rate benchmark. It’s the American Financial Exchange, an electronic exchange for direct interbank and financial institution lending and borrowing. It’s up and running and he considers it his “best idea yet.”

Click Here published on November 30 2018

Chinese Leadership in Global Clean Energy Investment, Green Finance, and Sustainable Infrastructure Development

November 26, 2018

China has experienced enormous health benefits from introducing pollution-control measures in some of its large cities, but there is still more work to be done, both in China and in the many countries where it has current and future development plans.
Speakers: Michael Greenstone, Deborah Lehr, Pin Ni, Richard L. Sandor; Facilitator: Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

Click Here published on November 12 2018

Is there a market-based solution to Southeast Asia’s haze problem?

November 7, 2018

Click Here published on Wednesday, November 7 2018

CCX Paula and The Pope

July 10, 2018

Paula DiPerna, Special Advisor to CDP, who as President of the Joyce Foundation helped spearhead the formation of the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), was invited to the Vatican in July this year to a meeting of global environmental leaders to discuss how to advance the message of the Pope’s landmark 2015 Encyclical on climate change , Laudato Si. The Pope thanked the group for their work and restated his own commitment to the urgency of addressing climate change. He called for a major “paradigm shift” in the workings of financial institutions to better align with the need to stem disruptions to the earth’s climate systems and the social injustice being caused.