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Adam Phillips Joins CGEP as Non-Resident Fellow and Visiting Lecturer

The Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) is pleased to announce that Adam Phillips will be joining our team of scholars as a Non-Resident Fellow and Visiting Lecturer. Phillips is an expert in the fields of sustainable finance and energy transition, and brings over 20 years of experience in investment banking, strategic portfolio management, and economic research.

In his new role, Phillips will engage in research and provide lectures, drawing upon his deep insights into emerging markets and international political economy. His focus will be on shaping and advancing the discourse around energy transition.

Phillips holds a long academic and professional track record, underpinned by his Master’s degree in International Economics and Finance from Columbia University’s SIPA. His career has been marked by notable achievements in various domains including sustainable finance, multi-asset investment, and global economic policies. This diverse expertise positions him uniquely to contribute to the Center’s mission of advancing understanding and improving policy making in the area of global energy policy.

Previously, Phillips has held various roles, including Managing Director at Newport Advisory Partners, where he leads initiatives in Energy Transition and AI/Quantum Computing verticals. Before that, he served as the Head of Americas Sustainable Finance at Citigroup and led sustainable investing at the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund’s Office of Investment Management. These roles underscore his extensive understanding of sustainable investment practices and his ability to integrate them into mainstream financial strategies.

Beyond his professional career, Phillips is a committed educator and thought leader. He has contributed to sustainable investment knowledge as the Chair of the CFA Society of New York Sustainable Investment Thought Leadership Group and has been an active member of the Economic Club of New York. His involvement with international projects and community services, including his roles in USAID projects and transitional economics research focused on China and Russia, add a global perspective to his profile.

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