Scott I. Schwartz

MBA, School of Management, 2017

Scott is currently completing the final semester of his MBA at the Yale School of Management. He is passionate about energy diversification and economic security - as well as market-driven solutions to environmental and social problems. At Yale, Scott has participated in numerous renewable-energy-focused case competitions, advised a Brazilian education start-up on its market expansion plan, and received honors or high honors in eleven courses. He also completed the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy, a one-year seminar that evaluates the creation and execution of long-term national-security policy.

Scott is currently helping write a case study about the success of the Connecticut Green Bank and analyzing how its model could be applied to national-level infrastructure banks. He is also conducting independent research into South American solar-investment opportunities. Scott completed MBA internships at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the U.S. development finance institution, and at Cypress Creek Renewables, a leading utility-scale solar developer. Prior to graduate school, Scott worked as strategy and risk management consultant, where he advised energy, utility, and agribusiness clients on matters related to strategic, operational and financial risk. He graduated with honors from the University of Southern California with a B.A. in International Relations.

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Fifth Water Hot Springs, Utah

Real Asset Impact Investing Fuels Sustainability

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), $3.5 trillion USD of clean energy investments is needed each year through 2050 to offset the rise in carbon emissions. At the same time, an underinvestment in global infrastructure has restricted reliable access to key resources such as energy, sanitation and water. A recent study, “The Financial Performance of Real Assets Impact Investments,” conducted by Cambridge Associates (CA) and Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), shows that investments in real asset impact funds can profitably address both of these issues and help improve the livelihoods of billions of people.