Sustainable Finance and Impact Investing Manager, William K. Bowes, Jr. Fellow, EDF+Business
Dakota develops and integrates sustainable finance strategies across EDF’s core program areas of Climate & Energy, Oceans, Ecosystems, and Health. Drawing from his background in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) data analysis and integration, sustainability management, and stakeholder engagement, he has designed tools for investors to improve their capacity to engage with companies on environmental performance.
He works directly with EDF project managers to identify opportunities for leveraging the private capital markets to accelerate progress against EDF’s Blueprint 2020 goals.
Prior to joining EDF, and as a member of CDP’s Investor Initiative team (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project), Dakota worked with North American investors to improve their capacity to integrate ESG data into the investment decision-making progress. During his time at CDP, he developed a suite of tools for investors to improve their corporate ESG engagement efforts and analyzed the carbon riskiness of investor members’ portfolios.
Dakota has a M.Sc. in Sustainability Management from Columbia University and a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Binghamton University (SUNY). He is also a 2018 Level III candidate in the CFA program and a Fundamentals of Sustainable Accounting (FSA) Credential Level II candidate.