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Founding Supporters of SIRI

Early support for the Sustainable Investing Research Initiative (SIRI) has been provided in part by generous donations and guidance from Michael Brandmeyer/Goldman Sachs Gives, Tanvir Ghani/The Osiris Group, and Steve Lydenberg. A heartfelt thank you to the founding donors of SIRI!

Mike Brandmeyer
Michael Brandmeyer

Mike is global co-head and co-chief investment officer of the External Investing Group (XIG) within Asset and Wealth Management at Goldman Sachs. XIG invests in leading private equity, hedge fund, real estate, credit, public market and ESG managers as a limited partner, secondary-market investor, co-investor or management company partner. Mike also serves on the group's investment committees across private equity, real estate, hedge fund and impact investment strategies. Mike earned a BA in International Affairs from the University of California, Davis, an MBA from Columbia Business School and an MIA from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He is a CFA charter holder.

Tanvir Ghani
Tanvir Ghani

Tanvir Ghani is the President and co-founder of Tybourne Capital Management, a multi billion dollar investment management (hedge and private equity) firm based out of Hong Kong. Prior to that Tanvir was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs specializing in alternative assets. He graduated from SIPA in 2001 concentrating in Finance and Business. He lives between London and Hong Kong. Tanvir spends a quality amount of time private equity investing in his home country of Bangladesh.

Steve Lydenberg
Steve Lydenberg

Steve Lydenberg is Partner, Strategic Vision for Domini Impact Investments LLC, Founder and Chairman of The Investment Integration Project (TIIP), and Founding Director of the Initiative for Responsible Investment. For over four decades he has been active in responsible investment with the Council on Economic Priorities, Trillium Asset Management and KLD Research & Analytics. He is author of numerous articles on responsible investment including, “Reason, Rationality and Fiduciary Duty” and “On Materiality and Sustainability: The Value of Disclosure in the Capital Markets”. He is also author of several books on responsible investment including 21 st Century Investing: Redirecting Financial Strategies to Drive Systems Change (Berrett-Koehler, co-author William Burckart); Corporations and the Public Interest (Berrett-Koehler) and Dilemmas in Responsible Investment (Greenleaf, co-author Céline Louche). He holds a BA from Columbia College and an MFA in Theater from Cornell University and CFA Charter designation.

Individual and Corporate Engagement with SIRI

We welcome you to engage with us! The Sustainable Investing Research Initiative consists of five key pillars:

  1. the development of better measures to track progress toward the mitigation of system-level challenges;
  2. the fostering of academic scholarship;
  3. improving dialogue by convening and hosting leaders from academia, policy, the public and private sector;
  4. the development of new courses and other educational activities to educate the next generation of leaders in policy and business; and
  5. executive education to inform and train investment and management professionals, including leaders from policy, business, and NGOs.

Whether you are a Columbia affiliate (student, alumni, staff, faculty), interested non-affiliated individual, or organization, we would be delighted to hear from you and get you engaged in SIRI’s various activities—along any of the five pillars. Contact us ([email protected]) to explore potential avenues of engagement and collaboration.

Giving to the Sustainable Investing Research Initiative

The Sustainable Investing Research Initiative is well positioned to serve as a leading international hub for scholarship, education, and dialogue on system-level investing. Indeed, SIPA and the broader Columbia academic and professional community are uniquely qualified and committed to undertake rigorous and impactful research, provide high-quality education, and engage in dialogue bringing together leaders from academia, policy, the public and private sector.

To achieve our mission, public and private support is crucial. To make a tax-deductible gift to the Sustainable Investing Research Initiative, please contact:

Beth L. Mauro
Associate Dean
SIPA Office of Alumni & Development
[email protected]

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