Vince Tenorio

Yale School of Management, MBA, 2019 Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Master of Environmental Management, 2019

Vincent is a third year joint MBA/MEM candidate at SOM and FES with a focus in sustainable infrastructure finance and climate change.

At Yale, he is the Student Program Manager for the Conservation Finance Network and a member of the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management. Previously, Vincent spent five years working in water quality analysis and environmental management for the City of Dallas and EA Engineering, an environmental consulting firm.

In the summer of 2017, Vincent interned in corporate strategy at Land O’Lakes and evaluated opportunities for the cooperative’s newly-created SUSTAIN business unit. He spent his second summer in investment banking at Guggenheim Partners, working across diverse industries, including cybersecurity, manufacturing, insurance, and power, where he supported the sale of a portfolio of generation assets in PJM as well as a capital raise for a renewable energy construction firm.

Vincent holds a Bachelor of Arts in environmental analysis from Pomona College, where he focused on water quality issues. His favorite activity is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, in which he both competes and coaches.

Authored Articles

Water-Financing Innovation Is Increasingly Local

The 2016 Aspen-Nicholas Water Forum, hosted by Aspen Institute and Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, showed the role of impact investing in bridging the financing gap in the water sector. The resulting report, “Conservation Finance & Impact Investing for U.S. Water,” offers case studies and analyses of new tools and models that are taking root in the industry. This Q&A with Martin Doyle, one of the authors of the report, dives into the realities of funding water infrastructure in the current political and economic environment.

John Tobin Advises Bridging the Rift between Banks and NGOs

Environmental NGOs and banks are both increasingly interested in conservation as a business opportunity. However, in the past, they have sometimes had an adversarial relationship. Their approaches to financing have also differed. In this interview, John Tobin-de la Puente, former managing director and global head of sustainability at Credit Suisse, said that partnerships between banks and NGOs are evolving toward mutual exploration of business opportunities. However, a substantial rift remains between these two types of organizations. The divide is political, pragmatic and programmatic. To reach large-scale solutions, Tobin said, NGOs must work with profit-motivated businesspeople.