|Employer||Columbia University School of International & Public Affairs|
Peter Fusaro is an adjunct professor at Columbia University School of International & Public Affairs.
He founded Global Change Associates in 1991, a consultancy and research firm focused on the synergies and convergence of energy and environmental markets. He is the author of "What Went Wrong at Enron" and is a speaker, consultant and investor in the environmental markets space.
With more than 30 years experience in the global energy industry, Fusaro is considered one of the pioneers in the the environmental markets space and is credited with coining the term "green trading." He is author of 12 books including "Cut Carbon, Grow Profits" in 2007.
Fusaro has extensive experience in energy consulting and carbon and emissions trading, clean technology, renewable energy project finance, venture capital, LNG market developments, coal trading and hedge funds.
He worked for the Environmental Protection Agency and was head of energy consulting at ABB Financial Services where he was responsible for business strategy, due diligence and IT solutions. Former employers include Petroleos de Venezuela, US Department of Energy and New York City Mayor's Energy & Telecommunications Office. He worked with the Deloitte Touche Capital Markets group as consultant's consultant in New York in the mid 1990s. He was partner in an energy venture fund, Energy & Environment Capital Partners in 2002-2003.
He is also on several advisory boards including RAD LLC, SCI LLC and a member of Professional Risk Management International Association (PRMIA), the Energy Institute in London, Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP), New York Academy of Sciences (Environmental Section), and the Museum of Modern Art. He has been active with Carnegie-Mellon University 's Steinbrenner Institute on the Environmental Education and Research for over 10 years. He was New York Chapter president of the United States Association for Energy Economics (USAEE). In the spring of 2005, he launched the Forum on Energy and Environment which is focused on accelerating knowledge transfer to students, academics and the business community in New York City. He also organizes the Wall Street Green Trading Summit, an annual event focused on environmental markets.
He has appeared on CNBC, NHK, New Delhi TV, Chinese Satellite Phoenix TV, Canadian TV and NPR and is often cited by The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, New York Times, Business Week, the Nikkei, Bloomberg, Reuters, Dow Jones Newswires, Washington Post, Houston Chronicle as well as many energy trade publications including Platts, Energy Argus, PIW, and PIW.
- MA, International Relations, Tufts University
- BA, Carnegie-Mellon University
- What Went Wrong at Enron: Everyone's Guide to the Largest Bankruptcy in U.S. History, (Wiley: 2002) ISBN 978-0471265740