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Distinguished Citi Fellow Mindy Lubber of Ceres Challenges Students to Change the World

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Capital markets need logical price signals in the energy sector. – Mindy Lubber

Distinguished Citi Fellow in Leadership & Ethics Mindy S. Lubber, president and founding board member of Ceres, a nonprofit organization that advocates for sustainable business and investment practices, spoke candidly with MBA and undergraduate students this fall.

“Go out and fix the problems of the world,” charged Lubber. Looking ahead, she predicts that solutions to the world’s most intractable issues will come from capital markets. She also underscored the importance of integrating sustainability into corporate strategy and performance metrics.

Turning specifically to the topic of energy, Lubber emphasized the need for an international approach and regulations that “level the playing field.” According to Lubber, “Capital markets need logical price signals in the energy sector.”

Reflecting on her career, including an appointment to regional administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under President Clinton, Lubber stressed an important lesson learned – humility and a willingness to listen and learn is key to finding and achieving sustainable solutions.

As part of her fellowship, Lubber will keynote the Citi Program’s annual conference for Stern students and alumni, and throughout the academic year, she will interact informally with faculty and students.

Learn more about Mindy Lubber’s appointment as NYU Stern-Citi Leadership & Ethics Distinguished Fellow