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Bruce Usher

Columbia Business School Professor; Former CEO of EcoSecurities Group

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Bruce Usher Biography

Bruce Usher is a Professor of Professional Practice and the Elizabeth B. Strickler '86 and Mark T. Gallogly '86 Faculty Director of the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School. The Tamer Center educates on the use business knowledge, entrepreneurial skills, and management tools to address social and environmental challenges. Usher teaches courses on climate change, finance and business, and is a recipient of the Singhvi Prize for Scholarship in the Classroom, the Lear Award, and the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence.

Usher is also on the Columbia Climate School faculty, and on the Executive Committee of the Earth Institute. He chairs Columbia University’s Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing, advising the university trustees on ethical and social issues that arise in the management of investments in the university’s endowment. In 2016, Usher established the Columbia University Scholarship for Displaced Students, providing an opportunity for refugees to complete their higher education. This scholarship program is now managed by the Columbia Global Centers.

In 2019, Usher published "Renewable Energy: A Primer for the Twenty-First Century," the first in the Earth Institute’s sustainability series of books. His latest book, "Investing in the Era of Climate Change" (Columbia University Press), was published in 2022. Usher has written numerous cases for use in business school courses, with a primary focus on climate change and business.

Prior to joining Columbia University, Usher was CEO of EcoSecurities Group plc, which developed greenhouse gas emission reduction projects in developing countries. EcoSecurities completed an IPO in 2005 and was acquired by JPMorgan in 2009. He was previously the co-founder and CEO of TreasuryConnect, which provided electronic trading solutions to banks and was acquired in 2001. Prior to that, he worked in financial services for twelve years in New York and Tokyo. Usher is an active investor and advisor to entrepreneurial ventures focused on climate change and clean energy, and is Chair of the Tamer Fund for Social Ventures. He earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Investing in the Era of Climate Change

Investing in the Era of Climate Change

Renewable Energy: A Primer for the Twenty-First Century (Columbia University Earth Institute Sustainability Primers)

Renewable Energy: A Primer for the Twenty-First Century (Columbia University Earth Institute Sustainability Primers)

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Bruce Usher for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Bruce Usher, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Bruce Usher or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Bruce Usher?

    Speaking fees for Bruce Usher, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Bruce Usher charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Bruce Usher, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Bruce Usher?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Bruce Usher for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Bruce Usher for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Bruce Usher or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Bruce Usher or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Columbia Business School Professor; Former CEO of EcoSecurities Group

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Bruce Usher Biography

Bruce Usher is a Professor of Professional Practice and the Elizabeth B. Strickler '86 and Mark T. Gallogly '86 Faculty Director of the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School. The Tamer Center educates on the use business knowledge, entrepreneurial skills, and management tools to address social and environmental challenges. Usher teaches courses on climate change, finance and business, and is a recipient of the Singhvi Prize for Scholarship in the Classroom, the Lear Award, and the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence.

Usher is also on the Columbia Climate School faculty, and on the Executive Committee of the Earth Institute. He chairs Columbia University’s Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing, advising the university trustees on ethical and social issues that arise in the management of investments in the university’s endowment. In 2016, Usher established the Columbia University Scholarship for Displaced Students, providing an opportunity for refugees to complete their higher education. This scholarship program is now managed by the Columbia Global Centers.

In 2019, Usher published "Renewable Energy: A Primer for the Twenty-First Century," the first in the Earth Institute’s sustainability series of books. His latest book, "Investing in the Era of Climate Change" (Columbia University Press), was published in 2022. Usher has written numerous cases for use in business school courses, with a primary focus on climate change and business.

Prior to joining Columbia University, Usher was CEO of EcoSecurities Group plc, which developed greenhouse gas emission reduction projects in developing countries. EcoSecurities completed an IPO in 2005 and was acquired by JPMorgan in 2009. He was previously the co-founder and CEO of TreasuryConnect, which provided electronic trading solutions to banks and was acquired in 2001. Prior to that, he worked in financial services for twelve years in New York and Tokyo. Usher is an active investor and advisor to entrepreneurial ventures focused on climate change and clean energy, and is Chair of the Tamer Fund for Social Ventures. He earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Bruce Usher Videos

  • Bruce Usher on Investing in the Era of Climate Change
    As part of the Centennial Speaker Series at Fordham's Gabelli School of Business, Bruce Usher, Columbia Business School professor and author of the...
  • Investing in the Era of Climate Change
    Columbia Business School Professor Bruce Usher discusses his new book, which looks at the risks and opportunities for investors as the world tackles...
  • Bruce Usher on Investing in the Era of Climate Change
    A climate catastrophe can be avoided, but only with a rapid and sustained investment in companies and projects that reduce greenhouse gas...

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  • How to book Bruce Usher?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Bruce Usher for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Bruce Usher, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Bruce Usher or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Bruce Usher?

    Speaking fees for Bruce Usher, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Bruce Usher charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Bruce Usher, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Bruce Usher?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Bruce Usher for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Bruce Usher for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Bruce Usher or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Bruce Usher or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Bruce Usher is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Bruce Usher for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Bruce Usher generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Joan Michelson, Mike Wallace, Marty Metro, Chris Turner and Tensie Whelan. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Bruce Usher for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Bruce Usher Speaker Videos

  • Bruce Usher on Investing in the Era of Climate Change
    As part of the Centennial Speaker Series at Fordham's Gabelli School of Business, Bruce Usher, Columbia Business School professor and author of the book, Investing in the Era of Climate Change,...
    Investing in the Era of Climate Change
    Columbia Business School Professor Bruce Usher discusses his new book, which looks at the risks and opportunities for investors as the world tackles the challenge of climate change.
  • Bruce Usher on Investing in the Era of Climate Change
    A climate catastrophe can be avoided, but only with a rapid and sustained investment in companies and projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  To the surprise of many, this has already...
    CBS Leadership Speaker Series: Bruce Usher in Conversation w/ Mark Gallogly
    Join Board of Overseers member, Mark Gallogly '86 and Professor Bruce Usher, as they discuss Mark’s 30-year career in investing and finance and the role of business leaders in combatting climate...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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