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The Stanford Global Projects Center is located at the Yang & Yamazaki Energy & Environment (Y2E2) building at Stanford University. We research new ways to finance, develop, and invest in critical infrastructure worldwide.

This past April (of 2020), GPC's Executive Ashby Monk, Ph.D and Research Engineer Dane Rook, Ph.D released their book THE TECHNOLOGICAL INVESTOR: INNOVATION THROUGH REORIENTATION. Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt stated that it is "a detailed, cogent road map for organizations such as pension funds to harness technology and truly invest for the long-term."

In March 2019, Governor Newsom spoke at GPC's Opportunity Zone Investment Summit. 

GITOS at Stanford

During May 2019, Global Projects Center held its annual Global Investment Operations and Technology Symposium with AustralianSuper.

GPC held its 3rd Annual Disruptive Technology & Digital Cities Summit at the Arrillaga Alumni Center in June 2019.

Addressing urban infrastructure needs in the United States, GPC's Michael Bennon, Julie Kim, and Professor Raymond Levitt take a look at impediments to the adoption of new models for urban infrastructure development and finance.


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Recent News

January 11, 2021

This article, published in the January edition of the OECD development policy papers series, dicusses new opportunities for collaboration between institutional investors and multilateral finance institutions. Financing from institutional investors will be critical to achieving the sustainable development goals and curbing climate change.

December 17, 2020

Please read GPC's most recent survey, Institutional Investors Find Alpha in Climate Risk Matrices: Global Survey Finds, in collaboration with the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation (University of Waterloo) and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). This global survey consisting of 13 institutional investors from North America, Australia and Europe managing

December 14, 2020

Dr. Soh Young In and Dr. Ashby Monk recently published their study addressing the significant widening of the valley of death in the clean energy domain. This study demonstrates that an organizational approach can address investment barriers by showing how greater coordination among investors can effectively promote sustainable energy innovation. In the clean energy space, it is a mistake to think of this sector in terms of early-stage investors (e.g., VC/PE funds) and late-stage investors (e.g., corporate investors, banks and public market).

December 7, 2020

Please read the insightful policy brief for Day One Project written by GPC's Ashby Monk, Dane Rook, and Rajiv Sharma. The team takes a look at how poor transparency on portfolio attributes, such as costs and sustainability, prevents beneficial investment organizations from actually benefiting their stakeholders and America.

September 17, 2020

The Sustainable Finance and Investment seminar, led by Soh Young In, aims to equip the Stanford community with the knowledge and networks required to undertake significant future work on sustainable finance and investment. It will explore multiple disciplines of sustainable finance, featuring talks by Stanford faculty and guest speakers.