- Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is looking for the next wave of innovative cleantech entrepreneurs.
- The Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute has completed a report for that examines the impact climate change is likely to have on Alberta's ecosystems. Alberta's boreal forest may transition to aspen forest and grasslands as a result of changing climate conditions.
- The Climate Bonds Initiative has issued proposed eligibility criteria for solar assets under the Climate Bond Standard and Certification Scheme.
- Climate change combined with rapid population increases, economic growth and land subsidence could lead to a more than 9-fold increase in the global risk of floods in large port cities between now and 2050
- The sun is finally rising on the global solar business, with growing demand in developing regions helping to ignite the first increase in industry wide capital spending in three years in 2014
Vice President, Stern Brothers & Co., USA
James opened the firm's Seattle office in 2010. He brings a unique perspective to real estate and project finance, having participated as an investment banker, an affordable housing developer, and an equity sponsor deploying institutional capital in highly structured real estate investments.
As an investment banker, his transactions have included fixed and variable rate bond transactions for multifamily housing, CCRCs, and non-profit facilities using a variety of credit enhancement products. James has helped structure and close new market tax credit financings for mixed-use projects and community facilities. He has also worked on subordinate financings employing program-related investments and other below market rate investments that provide gap funding to worthy but hard-to-finance projects.
James earned his Masters of Public Administration from the Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington, where he focused on environmental policy and finance. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Claremont McKenna College.