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Peter Ellsworth

Peter is responsible for strengthening and expanding the participation of asset owners and asset managers in INCR, the investor group committed to more rigorous sustainability policies and practices, including improved management of water and energy resources and green house gas emissions.
Peter Ellsworth

Senior Manager, Investor Programs

Peter is responsible for strengthening and expanding the participation of asset owners and asset managers in INCR, the investor group committed to more rigorous sustainability policies and practices, including improved management of water and energy resources and green house gas emissions.

Peter brings to Ceres more than twenty years in the Capital Markets, working with investors, asset managers and corporations designing investment structures and risk management solutions.

His most recent roles were with KLD and the FTSE KLD index partnership, where he was Managing Director of business development and index licensing for the full suite of both firms’ ESG indexes, encompassing environmental, sustainable, faith-based, climate change and fixed income strategies.  Prior to KLD he was principally focused on derivatives solutions in the foreign exchange and fixed income markets, including roles with BankBoston, where he was Managing Director of Foreign Exchange with a special focus on the emerging markets and on the bank’s business opportunities with its investment bank Robertson Stevens; with Deutsche Bank in New York, where he headed the special products group and managed the firm’s currency options portfolio; and with Goldman Sachs at a time when the growth of international investing by institutional investors was introducing new risks into their portfolios.

He was educated at Franklin & Marshall College and the University of Brussels and holds an M.A. from the University of Chicago.

Recent Blog Posts

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How Green is that Bond?

by Peter Ellsworth, Senior Manager, Investor Programs Ceres Posted on Mar 23, 2015

On Friday, March 13, the Wall Street Journal published an article that noted how a university parking garage in Massachusetts was financed by a bond that was labeled “green.” The reporter wondered how that could be considered a proper “green” project. He wasn’t the only one.