How Harvard’s Endowment is Thinking about Climate
The Harvard Business School's Business and Environment Initiative hosts a conversation with Colin Butterfield, Head of Natural Resources, Harvard Management Company, on the impact of climate change on investment selections and portfolio management decisions. The discussion will be moderated by HBS Professor George Serafeim and will include questions from the audience.
Colin Butterfield is currently the head of natural resources at Harvard Management Company. Butterfield was most recently the CEO of Radar S.A., a $2.2 billion Brazilian farmland investment management joint venture between TIAA and Cosan S.A. In this role, Butterfield expanded Radar’s portfolio of investments, improved the company’s risk profile, and increased profitability. He was also a member of TIAA’s Global Agriculture Fund investment committee. Butterfield was president of Cosan Alimentos from 2010 to 2013 and served as COO and CIO at Bracor SA from 2007 to 2010. He was a director at Cargill from 2004 to 2007, where he established business development and merger and acquisition plans to enter the Brazilian sugar and ethanol market. Butterfield holds an MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business and a BS in manufacturing engineering from Boston University.