Cary Krosinsky


Cary Krosinsky is Co-founder of the Sustainable Finance Institute (SFI), a global education think tank based in New York, USA and a well-regarded author, educator, senior adviser and entrepreneur focused on corporate and investment sustainability strategy.     His ongoing teaching includes:

  • Lecturer, Sustainable Finance at the Yale School of Management
  • Lecturer teaching the Theory and Practice of Sustainable Investing at Brown University, which is taught with the Brown Investment Office, helping support their Sustainable Investment Fund within Brown's $3.5B endowment
  • Lecturer on Corporate and Investment Sustainability Strategy at the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business and Concordia University in Montreal, and adviser to Columbia University’s Earth Institute, where he helped lead and design the RFK Sustainable Investing Certificate Program helping investment professionals representing $15T of assets develop and implement actionable strategies

His first book Sustainable Investing: The Art of Long Term Performance (Routledge, 2008) was a best seller recently translated into Simplified Chinese by Dongbei University Press in April 2017, and his most recent book Sustainable Investing: Revolutions in Theory and Practice (Routledge, 2017) provides clear guidance on how to succeed in an age of growing environmental and societal risks and opportunities.

Investing now requires a thoughtful sustainability focus, and at the same time, desired outcomes require a business case. A Mandarin translation will be available April 2018 from China Financial Publishing House on the request of the Dr. Ma Jun, Chief Economist of the People’s Bank of China, which is seeking to encourage just this sort of culture and thinking among the country’s local investors.

His 5th book, Sustainable Innovation and Impact will be out in June 2018, detailing examples of the many strategies needed in this modern age of rapid change.     

He is also Co-founder and Director of the Carbon Tracker Initiative and Real Impact Tracker, Principal at NPV Associates and Editor of the Journal of Environmental Investing (JEI) whose recent issue on the State of ESG Data and a symposium was hosted at Yale during September 2017.

He has also recently advised on projects that include leading a working group in 2015 for the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) developing Climate Change Asset Owner Strategy for some of PRI’s largest signatories, advising the UNEP Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System including papers on the Value of Everything and its final recommendations, and most recently representing New York at G7 meetings on the development of cities as ecosystems of sustainable finance. 

He has also taught or advised in recent years with the University of Cambridge, KPMG and Kering, and his ongoing research includes establishing new disciplines on climate risk reporting, on Value Drivers and Systems Finance.