Ian Monroe

President and Chief Investment Officer at Etho Capital
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I'm a Lecturer for the Earth Systems Program at Stanford University, as well as the founding President of Etho Capital, the founding CEO of Oroeco, and a few other hats. My primary purpose for existence is helping scale solutions to climate change. I believe the combination of supply chain sustainability science, information technology, "climate-efficiency" finance, corporate responsibility, and citizen engagement has tremendous potential to reengineer our global economy for sustainability. I work to bridge knowledge gaps across disciplines, align decisions with the best available science, and put information and incentives in the right places to drive systemic change.

I've worked for more than 15 years implementing sustainability solutions in policies and supply chains in over two dozen countries throughout Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. I got started with MS and BS degrees in Earth Systems from Stanford, along with a minor in International Relations focused on development economics, and I continue to learn wherever I can.

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  • Family offices and ultra-high-net-worth individuals have been on the leading edge of climate investing. Core equity exposures so focused on cost and tracking error have been a deterrent to allocators taking a more climate-focused investment approach.

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