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Finance & Sustainability Colloquium: ennifer von Bismarck (MBA ’99), Founding Partner & CEO at Galway Sustainable Credit Event Logo

Finance & Sustainability Colloquium: ennifer von Bismarck (MBA '99), Founding Partner & CEO at Galway Sustainable Credit

by Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise (CSGE)


Tue, Apr 13, 2021

6 PM – 7:15 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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NBA 6380: Finance & Sustainability Colloquium was launched 10 years ago to provide students the opportunity to hear in-depth presentations and engage with leaders from the private, public, and non-profit sectors who are on the cutting edge of the finance-sustainability domain. As sustainability (the simultaneous consideration and management of economic, social, and environmental outcomes) has become a dominant theme in the business community over the past 30 years, the course offers students the chance to develop deeper understanding of its impact on the finance profession and the impact the profession is having on companies to address sustainability goals. Cornell Tech MBA students interested in registering for the course should directly email the instructor, Mark Milstein, at with their name, program, student ID number, and NetID. Sessions are held Tuesdays, 6-7:15p. The class is a 1 credit hour, S/U course. This term’s speakers include:


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Jennifer von Bismarck

Founding Partner & CEO

Galway Sustainable Credit

Jennifer von Bismarck is a founding partner and CEO of Galway Sustainable Credit (“GSC”) where she co-leads the Company’s efforts to originate and underwrite transactions in sustainable credit, serves on the boards of portfolio companies, raises corporate capital, and oversees day-to-day operations of the Company. Prior to forming GSC, Ms. Von Bismarck served as an investment partner in Galway II, III and IV, as well as affiliated entities, TowPath Partners and ARENA Investments (collectively the “Galway Companies”). These prior investment enterprises served to originate, underwrite and acquire niche non-correlated assets in structured credit as well as sustainability.


Ms. von Bismarck served on the investment committee of these entities, helped lead the acquisition of $2 billion in financial assets, including a portfolio of commercial energy efficiency assets, and oversaw the issuance of over $1 billion in debt and private placements. One such placement won the US Asset-Backed Securities Deal of the Year Award. Prior to her work with the Galway Companies, Ms. von Bismarck served as the second team member hired to manage the personal net worth of Microsoft chairman Bill Gates. Ms. von Bismarck serves on the board of Partnership for Responsible Growth, a non-profit organization working to establish a regulated price on carbon. She holds a BA from Mount Holyoke and an MBA from Cornell University.

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