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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

March 25, 2021

Please join the GPC in congratulating Ashby Monk and Dane Rook! The Technologized Investor has won silver in the Business Technology category of the Axiom Business Book Awards!

March 15, 2021

New research published in Sustainabilityby GPC's Herman Donner and Mike Steep dissects the monitization of the IoT revolution. They discuss how new data convergence creates context-based-intelligence, which enables a shift from using consumer profiles to individualized offers and pricing. The required depth of both consumer data and understanding of context will require collaborative efforts between companies. Please find further insights and a link to download the paper here.

March 4, 2021

Stanford's GPC is pleased to release new research by Ashby Monk, Dane Rook, and Rajiv Sharma titled, Transparency and Innovation in Institutional Investing: How To Unlock Beneficial Investment Organizations’ Capital for Society’s Critical Projects. This policy paper outlines how Beneficial investment organizations (BIOs) can deploy capital at the scale needed to provide relief funding for critical public infrastructure and help prepare for climate disruptions.

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