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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.

GITOS at Stanford

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

On June 3-4, GPC held its 3rd Annual Disruptive Technology & Digital Cities Summit at the Arrillaga Alumni Center at Stanford.

Our book, Reframing Finance, listed among the best business books in 2017 by the Business Editor of The Economist.

GPC's book, Reframing Finance: New Models of Long Term Investment Management, was listed among the best business books in 2017 by the Business Editor of The Economist.

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.

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

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Recent News

August 12, 2019

An article co-written by Dr. Ashby Monk, GPC's Executive Director, was published today by PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America). Read "Race influences professional investors' financial judgments" here.

July 24, 2019

Soh Young In, the Sustainable Finance Lead at Stanford GPC, published a working paper on “When Do Firms Oversell or Undersell Environmental Sustainability?: An Empirical Analysis of Sustainability Communications.” This paper proposes an empirically testable framework to catalogue the broad range of corporate sustainability communications, and investigates when and how a firm oversells or undersells its environmental sustainability.

July 22, 2019
While Dr. Caroline Nowacki was still a Ph.D. candidate at Stanford and working with GPC, she and Executive Director Ashby Monk worked with CDC International Capital and wrote a series of articles to present Sovereign Wealth Funds and Sovereign Investors in simple terms and to address questions about SWFs that led to many misunderstandings and myths in politics.
July 16, 2019
Today, the volume of alternative data is exponentially increasing with technological innovation and growing interest from investors. Investors are now seeking innovative ways to draw meaningful insight from the flood of data and to increase value for sustainable investment. The team of Stanford GPC scholars who specialize in alternative data and environmental social and governance (ESG) investment have written this article that discusses the definition of “alternative ESG data” and how we evaluate its quality.