Sara Rosner

Sara Rosner is particularly focused on working with investors to understand and leverage environmental, social and governance (ESG) impacts in order to create value and ensure long-term growth.

Sara’s strengths include delivering innovative results surrounding strategic investor and stakeholder engagement, ESG research and data analysis, corporate sustainability and project management.

Sara’s interest in sustainable investing and ESG issues stems from several years of experience covering project finance and capital markets in the Americas for Euromoney Institutional Investor.

She led global teams to produce compelling content and data on multi-billion dollar firms and transactions. She also managed awards and rankings, recognizing excellence in fiscal and monetary policy, asset management, investment and commercial banking and corporate finance.

In the course of her professional duties, Sara often observed the challenges faced by investors in addressing ESG risk with their clients and activities and this inspired her to enroll in Columbia University’s Master degree program in Sustainability Management. Her coursework has included Sustainable Investing & Economic Growth, ESG & Responsible Investing Practices, Economics of Sustainability and Decision Models & Management.

In addition to her studies, Sara works with the Governance & Accountability Institute to perform data analysis on CSR trends and to conduct research related to the Global Reporting Initiative and the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Sara also interns with the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, where she is working with a European development banking client to identify solutions for increasing renewable energy development and financing in the extractive industry.

Sara holds a B.S. in International Studies, magna cum laude, from Pepperdine University and is an avid surfer.

(Update: February 2018)

When they were collaborating with G&A Institute:

Sara Rosner is earning her Master in Science in Sustainability Management at Columbia University. She is particularly focused on working with investors and corporations to identify, measure and mitigate ESG risks as a means to create value and ensure long-term growth. Her interest stems from several years of experience covering financial and capital markets in the Americas for Euromoney Institutional Investor, where she often observed the challenges face by firms in addressing sustainability issues with their clients and investments. She recently worked with meal kit company Blue Apron to create their debut sustainability report using the Global Reporting Initiative framework and also completed an internship with Columbia University’s Earth Institute. Recent coursework includes ESG & Responsible Investing Practices, Economics of Sustainability, Corporate Sustainability Strategy & Reporting and Sustainable Operations.

Sihui (Olivia) Wang

Sara Rosner
Honor Roll 2017

Email: sar2191@columbia.edu

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