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Bruce Usher

Bruce Usher

Keynote Speaker: Columbia Business School Professor; Former CEO of EcoSecurities Group

Bruce Usher Biography

Bruce Usher is a Professor of Professional Practice and the Elizabeth B. Strickler '86 and Mark T. Gallogly '86 Faculty Director of the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School. The Tamer Center educates on the use business knowledge, entrepreneurial skills, and management tools to address social and environmental challenges. Usher teaches courses on climate change, finance and business, and is a recipient of the Singhvi Prize for Scholarship in the Classroom, the Lear Award, and the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence.

Usher is also on the Columbia Climate School faculty, and on the Executive Committee of the Earth Institute. He chairs Columbia University’s Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing, advising the university trustees on ethical and social issues that arise in the management of investments in the university’s endowment. In 2016, Usher established the Columbia University Scholarship for Displaced Students, providing an opportunity for refugees to complete their higher education. This scholarship program is now managed by the Columbia Global Centers.

In 2019, Usher published "Renewable Energy: A Primer for the Twenty-First Century," the first in the Earth Institute’s sustainability series of books. His latest book, "Investing in the Era of Climate Change" (Columbia University Press), was published in 2022. Usher has written numerous cases for use in business school courses, with a primary focus on climate change and business.

Prior to joining Columbia University, Usher was CEO of EcoSecurities Group plc, which developed greenhouse gas emission reduction projects in developing countries. EcoSecurities completed an IPO in 2005 and was acquired by JPMorgan in 2009. He was previously the co-founder 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 twelve years in New York and Tokyo. Usher is an active investor and advisor to entrepreneurial ventures focused on climate change and clean energy, and is Chair of the Tamer Fund for Social Ventures. He earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Bruce Usher Videos

Bruce Usher on Investing in the Era of Climate Change
Investing in the Era of Climate Change
Bruce Usher on Investing in the Era of Climate Change

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What topics does Bruce Usher speak about?

Bruce Usher is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Business Ethics, Sustainability, Climate Change, Environmental Policy, Energy, Conservation, Earth Day, Environment, Business, Finance, Business Growth, Science, Business Leadership, Ethics & Integrity and Corporate Strategy.

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Bruce Usher generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Bruce Usher is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Business Ethics, Sustainability and Climate Change. The estimated speaking fee range to book Bruce Usher for live events is Below $10,000. Please contact us for virtual event fees. Bruce Usher generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Joan Michelson, Chris Turner and Joel Makower. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Bruce Usher for an upcoming event.

Bruce Usher Videos

Bruce Usher on Investing in the Era of Climate Change
Investing in the Era of Climate Change
Bruce Usher on Investing in the Era of Climate Change
CBS Leadership Speaker Series: Bruce Usher in Conversation w/ Mark Gallogly
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