UNC to Host Future of Environmental Finance Forum
Forum will discuss strategies for financing current and future environmental challenges
On May 5, the UNC Environmental Finance Center will host "The Future of Environmental Finance," a public forum to share promising strategies for financing current and future environmental challenges. This public forum will feature engaging presentations from prominent environmental finance experts and innovators from a variety of perspectives that cut across sectors and issues. This event will foster discussion and identify emerging trends, strategies, and ideas that will help answer the basic "how will we pay" questions at the heart of successful environmental protection. The forum is free and open to the public. Live Web streaming of the forum will also be available.
Forum speakers will include:
- Lynn Broaddus, Director, Environment Program, The Johnson Foundation
- Mitch Gillespie, Assistant Secretary for the Environment, North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources
- Alfred Griffin, President, New York Green Bank
- Karen Massey, Director, Missouri Environmental Improvement and Energy Resources Authority
- Nancy McFarlane, Mayor, City of Raleigh, N.C.
- Stan Meiburg, Deputy Regional Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4
- Paul Meyer, Executive Director, NC League of Municipalities
- Andrew Sawyers, Director, EPA Office of Wastewater Management
- Valerie Smith, Director of Corporate Sustainability, Citi
- Rich Thorsten, Director of International Programs, Water.org
- Hawley Truax, Program Officer for Environment, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation