Executive in Residence | Adjunct Instructor | Circular Economy and Sustainable Business
University of Chicago
Alessia Falsarone is a practitioner faculty at the University of Chicago leading the Circular Economy and Sustainable Business Management program. She previously spent fifteen years as Managing Director, head of sustainable investing, portfolio strategy and risk for a global asset manager based in New York, and also held investment leadership roles with AIG and Citigroup. Alessia serves as independent director in public and private corporate boards in Europe and the UK, and is part of high-level advisory groups promoting environmental and climate finance including the International Sustainability Standards Board. In recognition of her innovative vision for business and society, she received the Honoree Award from the Women’s Venture Fund and the NACD 100 for boardroom governance. She has contributed to initiatives on the topic at the Society of Corporate Compliance, the Swiss Sustainable Finance Initiative, the United Nations, the World Bank, and USAID, including delivering roadmaps on climate risk management and green finance development on behalf of the UK PACT Green Recovery Fund and Carbon Trust. An award-winning author, she is a graduate of Stanford University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Univ. Bocconi.