Sustainable Investing

ESG Research

Data-Driven Strategy

Todd Arthur Bridges, Ph.D.

Over the last 10+ years I have led award-winning teams on projects in finance, technology, and governance. My experiences in startups, academia, think-tanks, and investment management have allowed me to acquired a diverse set of relational skills (led cross-functional teams, built strategic partnerships, advised executive leadership) and analytical tools (ESG integration, financial modeling, quantitative + qualitative research programs). My formal training and postdocs were completed at top-tier research universities in the United States and Europe. Currently helping State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) further develop a world-class ESG research and portfolio management team, and focused on aligning our institutional clients’ portfolios with their values, fiduciary responsibilities, and long-term financial goals. 

 

I have previously helped build a venture-backed startup to bring sustainable + responsible investing mainstream through technology, data analytics, and user-centered design. We implemented Nobel Prize winning strategies to create customized portfolios of responsible, low-cost investments based on your financial goals, risk preferences, and personal values.

 

I have previous experience developing strategy, managing operations, and building teams at research institutes. For example, working with an international team of research scientists, we built a proprietary database and conducted empirical analysis on sustainable economic growth in global technology ecosystems--which included quantitative data on 1500+ technology companies and qualitative data from meetings with 50+ founders, venture capitalists, angel investors, and government officials.

 

During my doctorate and post doctoral fellowships, I focused on the changing structure of global financial markets and the emerging governance structures in the alternative investment industry. Alternative investments have become essential for modern financial capitalism by providing new sources of capital and credit. The central concern, however, is that the organizations that operate in this market are "lightly" regulated or unregulated--which have the potential to cause systemic risk. My work included building strategic relationships with 40+ hedge fund managers and CIOs, and conducting 4 years of economic research.

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