Richard Sandor

Dr. Richard Sandor is chairman and CEO of Environmental Financial Products, the predecessor company and incubator to the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), the European Climate Exchange (ECX) and the Chicago Climate Futures Exchange (CCFE). He is the Aaron Director Lecturer in Law and Economics at the University of Chicago Law School. Dr. Sandor was honored by the City of Chicago for his universal recognition as the “father of financial futures.” He was named as one of TIME Magazine’s “Heroes of the Environment” for his work as the “Father of Carbon Trading.” In October 2013, Dr. Sandor was awarded the French Legion of Honor for his accomplishments in the field of environmental finance and carbon trading. He holds an honorary degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and served as Distinguished Professor of Environmental Finance at Guanghua School of Management at Peking University. He is also the author of “Good Derivatives: A Story of Financial and Environmental Innovation,” also published in Chinese by People’s Oriental Press; and the lead author of  “Sustainable Investing and Environmental Markets: Opportunities in A New Asset Class”, published by World Scientific.