Program

INNOVATION IN ENERGY
Bruce Usher
Elizabeth B. Strickler ’86 and Mark T. Gallogly ’86 Faculty Director of the Social Enterprise Program

 

A recipient of the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence, Bruce Usher focuses his teaching on the intersection of financial, social, and environmental issues. Professor Usher is an active investor in entrepreneurial ventures with investments in more than 20 companies, including seven clean energy businesses. He is on the board of Community Energy, a US solar project development company, and the United Nations Fund for International Partnerships.

Professor Usher previously served as CEO of EcoSecurities Group, which he built into the world’s largest carbon-credit company. EcoSecurities developed more than 400 projects in 36 countries, representing approximately 10 percent of all projects approved by the United Nations under the Kyoto Protocol. Professor Usher led EcoSecurities through an IPO and the sale of the company to JP Morgan in 2009.

Prior to EcoSecurities, Professor Usher was cofounder and CEO of TreasuryConnect, which provided electronic trading solutions to banks and was acquired in 2001. Prior to that, he worked in financial services for 12 years in New York and Tokyo.