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Climate Change Controversy Creates Investment Opportunities

Chicago, IL • April 15, 2008

The controversial concept of global climate change is creating new investment niches. Richard L. Sandor, CEO and Chairman of the Chicago Climate Exchange will share his views on the new investment ...

Tuesday, April 15, 2008 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT

Chicago Yacht Club
400 E Monroe St
400 E. Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60601

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The controversial concept of global climate change is creating new investment niches. Richard L. Sandor, CEO and Chairman of the Chicago Climate Exchange will share his views on the new investment opportunities being created by policies to foster environmentally safe business solutions. This event co-sponsored by 100 Women in Hedge Funds and 85 Broads.

Date: April 16, 2008
Time: 5 PM Registration.
We will begin promptly at 5:30 PM; please arrive early.
Networking and cocktails prior to session
Location: Chicago Yacht Club
Monroe Street Station, 400 E. Monroe Street, Chicago, IL


Admission is free, but there is a $25 charge if you register and do not attend, even if you cancel in advance. No-show proceeds will be donated to our 2008 beneficiary in the area of women’s health.

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Richard L. Sandor, CEO and Chairman, Chicago Climate Exchange
Richard L. Sandor is chairman and CEO of the Chicago Climate Exchange, the world’s first and North America’s only voluntary, legally binding integrated greenhouse gas emissions reduction, registry and trading system. Dr. Sandor is also a research professor at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a Member of the International Advisory Council of Guanghua School of Management at Peking University. While on sabbatical from the University of California, Berkeley in the early 1970s he served as Vice President and chief economist of the Chicago Board of Trade. It was at that time that he earned the reputation as the principal architect of the interest-rate futures market. Richard L. Sandor was honored by the City of Chicago and the Chicago Board of Trade for his contribution to the creation of financial futures and his universal recognition as the “father of financial futures”. In October 2007, Dr. Sandor was honored as one of TIME Magazine’s “Heroes of the Environment” for his work as the “Father of Carbon of Trading.”

In August 2002 Dr. Sandor was first chosen by Time magazine as one of its “Heroes for the Planet” for his work as the founder of the Chicago Climate Exchange. In November 2004, Dr. Sandor was the recipient of an honorary degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) of Zurich, Switzerland for his pioneer work in the design and implementation of innovative and flexible market-based mechanisms to address environmental concerns. In May 2005, Dr. Sandor was named by “Treasury and Risk Management” magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential People in Finance”.

During 1997 and 1998 Dr. Sandor served as Second Vice Chairman – Strategy for the Chicago Board of Trade. His responsibilities included both electronic trading and new products. Richard Sandor is currently a director of ICE Futures, American Electric Power and Bear Stearns Financial Products Inc. and Bear Stearns Trading Risk Management Inc. He is also a member of the design committee of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Prior to the creation of the Chicago Climate Exchange, Dr. Sandor held senior executive positions in the financial services industry. He was a senior financial markets executive with Kidder Peabody, Banque Indosuez and Drexel Burnham Lambert.

James D. Brusslan, Head of Environmental Law, Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC
James D. Brusslan is head of Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC’s Environmental Law Practice Group. He has extensive experience prosecuting environmental lawsuits, including actions to clean the Chicago River, recovery of cleanup costs involving hazardous substances and environmental class actions. He has practiced with the Chicago office of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and currently counsels and litigates environmental matters for real estate and other clients. He is the Chairman of the Firm’s Environmental Task Force and serves on its Green Development Initiative. Mr. Brusslan has authored several articles on citizen suit litigation, trading of pollution rights, and other environmental issues, including how companies can go green. He has appeared on ABA panels on citizen suits and corporate sustainability. He earned his J.D. from University of California at Los Angeles and his B.S. from Tufts University.

Formed in 1999, Levenfeld Pearlstein (LP) is a model of inspiration and dedication in a world where many young law firms struggle to find their niche and path to success. It took an attempt at being different to create LP, and it has taken effective leadership to guide the firm to where it is today.

LP is the first Chicago-based law firm and third law firm in the world to join the Chicago Climate Exchange and offset its greenhouse gas emissions. LP is also the first law firm in the country to adopt the American Bar Association Model Sustainability Policy and Implementation Guidelines, which implements specific steps for economical prosperity while at the same time caring about its employees, helping the community and preserving the earth’s resources.
LP continues has evolved into a well-respected Midwestern law firm with both national and international exposure and abilities. In its seventh year, the firm is comprised of more than 150 employees, including 75 attorneys.

About 100 Women in Hedge Funds (
100 Women in Hedge Funds serves over 8,000 alternative investment management investors and practitioners through unique educational, professional development and philanthropic initiatives. Since its first session in 2002, 100 Women in Hedge Funds has hosted more than 150 events globally, connected more than 150 senior women through Peer Advisory Councils and raised in excess of $13 million for philanthropic causes in the areas of women’s health, education and mentoring.

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