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Financing a Sustainable Future: Next-Generation Investing

January 27, 2020 @ 12:00 am EST

“The sustainability revolution, coupled with the technology revolution, will be the most significant event in economic history.”

– David Blood

How can we harness capitalism for good? Can new investment strategies prioritize planet and yield higher returns? And how can we best finance a net zero economy?

We’re honored to welcome leaders across sectors to the University of Michigan to dig into financing change. Our keynote will be delivered by David Blood, co-founder and Senior Partner of Generation Investment Management. Since its founding in 2004, Generation has played an integral role in the development of sustainable investing and in demonstrating the long-term commercial and societal benefits of this approach.

Following his keynote, David Blood will be joined on stage by a set of panelists who bring additional real-world experience leveraging a market economy to create sustainable change. Joining on stage will be:

  • Liesl Clark, Director, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy
  • Michael Dorsey, Partner, IberSun Solar & Member, Club of Rome
  • Jennifer Haverkamp, Graham Family Director
  • Chad Spitler, Founder and CEO, Third Economy



January 27, 2020
12:00 am EST