Alexandra (Ali) Golden

Alexandra (Ali) Golden
Yale College, B.A., 2017 Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Master of Environmental Management, 2019

Ali Golden graduated with a Masters of Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies in 2019, where she studies corporate sustainability management. She worked with Yale School of Management Professor Todd Cort to develop a case study for his course, Natural Capital: Risks and Opportunities in Global Resource Systems. Ali was also a participant in CBEY’s Blockchain for Supply Chains workshop. Previously, Ali interned at Good Vision, a corporate social responsibility (CSR) consultancy in Tel Aviv, where she worked with clients in a variety of sectors, including consumer goods, aviation, and financial services, on CSR reporting and strategy. Most recently, she was the senior sustainability intern at Thermo Fisher Scientific’s corporate headquarters in Waltham, MA. Ali has also interned in the Markets Transformation department at the Rainforest Alliance in New York City, where she supported efforts to develop sustainable sourcing policies and practices for consumer goods companies operating in Latin America.


Ali received a B.A. in Environmental Studies in 2017 from Yale University and was the recipient of the Gaylord Donnelley Prize for her senior thesis about climate change adaptation policy in the National Park Service. As an undergraduate, she worked at Yale’s Office of Sustainability for three years and wrote for the Conservation Finance Network.

Authored Articles
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Investors Weigh in on Integrating Green Bonds

Investors and bond issuers must improve communication in order to meet each other’s needs as the green-bond market expands rapidly. Green bonds have the potential to enhance transparency, mitigate risk, and stimulate the market toward reaching a low-carbon economy. The green-bond market is estimated to total $150 billion in 2017. This is an 85 percent increase above 2016, according to data from Climate Bonds Initiative.
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San Francisco’s Certified Bond Paves Way for Green Infrastructure

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission issued the world’s first bond certified to the Water Climate Bond Standard last May. Market demand for third-party certified green bonds seems to be rising – and now, municipalities have a model. The $240-million bond will fund various wastewater and stormwater management projects in the commission’s Sewer System Improvement Program.