Leadership

Richard L. Sandor

Richard L. Sandor, Ph.D., Dr., Sc.h.c.

Richard L. Sandor is chairman and chief executive officer of Environmental Financial Products LLC, which specializes in inventing, designing, and developing new financial markets with a special emphasis on investment advisory services. EFP was established in 1998 and was the predecessor company and incubator to the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), the European Climate Exchange (ECX) and the Chicago Climate Futures Exchange (CCFE). Dr. Sandor is the author of Good Derivatives: A Story of Financial and Environmental Innovation, published in 2012, and the lead author of Sustainable Investing and Environmental Markets: Opportunities in a New Asset Class, published in 2015 (by World Scientific).

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Ed Berko

Ed Berko

Ed Berko is managing director of Finance and Operations. Ed has more than 25 years of C-suite experience in the financial services industry. He has worked at financial services companies, and companies that provide consulting services and technology solutions to the financial services industry. These companies include: Centre Financial Products Limited, a joint venture with Zurich Insurance; MetLife, Inc.; Protective Life Corporation; Economical Mutual Insurance Company; PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; SunGard Financial Software Solutions & Services; and IQ Financial Systems,
a wholly owned subsidiary of Bankers Trust.

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Rafael L. Marques

Rafael L. Marques

Rafael Marques is Managing Director of Environmental Financial Products. Prior to this position Marques served as Senior Vice President of the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) where he was actively involved in all phases of the feasibility and design phases of the Chicago Climate Exchange and worked on the program’s membership outreach and expansion into Latin America . He also worked in research relating to business opportunities in carbon sequestration and sustainable forestry management.

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