Bruce Usher

Professor of Professional Practice , Columbia Business School

Professor of Professional Practice in the Faculty of Climate, Columbia Climate School

Elizabeth B. Strickler '86 and Mark T. Gallogly '86 Faculty Director, Tamer Center for Social Enterprise, Columbia Business School

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 as well as Professor of Professional Practice in the Faculty of Climate at the Columbia Climate School. Professor Usher teaches courses on climate change, finance and business, and is a recipient of multiple teaching awards. He also 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. Prior to his work at Columbia, Professor Usher was CEO of EcoSecurities Group plc, which developed greenhouse gas emission reduction projects in developing countries and was acquired by JP Morgan in 2009. Professor Usher was previously the co-founder and CEO of TreasuryConnect LLC, 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. Professor 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. Usher earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.