Peter Gutman (Co-Chair, EPIC Advisory Group) (MBA ’90) serves on the investment committee at Equator, an African climate tech fund, is a senior advisor to Blue Bear Capital, a US digital energy venture fund and is an active angel investor in the climate area. Peter has over 30 years of global business experience and has worked in the energy sector for the last 15 years. He was a founding member of Gore Street Capital’s Energy Storage Fund, ran the energy investing business at Standard Chartered Bank, and prior to that, was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs working across communications, media & Tech, the firm’s principal investment area. Peter has an engineering degree from the University of Michigan, an MBA the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business (1990) and an MSc from the London School of Economics.
“As an alumnus of the business school, I appreciate the depth of expertise Chicago has in the power of markets and the broad applicability of economic principles to solve a range of policy issues. Given the importance of pricing the externality of carbon to the energy transition, I think we all feel Chicago can play an important role in the evolution of [energy/climate] policy and carbon markets. As part of our leadership of EPIC advisory board, we plan to strengthen the school’s access to, and engagement with, the energy industry and relevant financial [actors] to ensure EPIC initiatives are robust and as actionable as possible.”