Come learn about the intersection of energy from a policy, start-up, and finance perspective. Food will be provided!

About our panelists:

Sam Ori currently serves as the Executive Director at the Becker Friedman Institute for Economics and the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago. He has previously served as the director of the Securing America’s Future Energy and The Electrification Coalition and in the US State Department at the US Embassy in New Delhi, India. Sam completed his Masters in Public Policy at the University of Chicago.

Raymond Lodato is a professor of Environmental Studies and Public Policy at the University of Chicago. He was also a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 1st Congressional District of Illinois. Ray has a PhD in Political Science and Government from the University of Chicago.

William Colegrove runs the Edwardson Social Entrepreneurship Program at Chicago Booth’s Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation. Previously, he worked at Ekistic ventures, a Chicago-based early stage venture firm that seeks to improve urban life. Prior to that, he spent several years in the New York City government and managed the successful reelection campaign of New York State Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh. Will completed his Masters in Public Administration, Urban Policy at Columbia University.

About your hosts:

Promontory Investment Research (PIR): We are a student-run publication at UChicago with a threefold mission: to democratize knowledge about investment research, to promote an intellectual approach for investing, and to equip our members with a strong analytical toolkit.

University of Chicago Impact Investing Group (UCIIG): The UChicago Impact Investing Group is a leading college impact investing organization with an annual member education program, seminar series, and professional partnership opportunities. Our analysts become well-versed in impact investing and are placed onto teams delivering real-world impact valuations for nonprofits and corporations across the United States.

Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC): EPIC is confronting the global energy challenge by working to ensure that energy markets provide access to reliable, affordable energy, while limiting environmental and social damages. We do this using a unique interdisciplinary approach that translates robust, data-driven research into real-world impacts through strategic outreach and training for the next generation of global energy leaders.