Satyajit Bose, Ph.D.
Mr. Bose is a lecturer in discipline at Columbia University where he teaches a variety of courses integrating microeconomics and sustainability, as well as green accounting.
He is also the co-founder and Chief Financial Officer of Venti Risk Management, a company that provides data-driven weather risk management.
Some of his research interests include discounting, intergenerational equity and the relationship between economic performance metrics and environmental well-being. His dissertation research focused on the linkages between financial option valuation and the assessment of trade-offs in long-horizon environmental problems such as global warming.
Mr. Bose has developed extensive expertise in investment banking, asset management and financial restructuring. Among other positions, he was head of quantitative strategies at a convertible arbitrage hedge fund. He also worked as an investment banker in the mergers and acquisitions boutique of James D. Wolfensohn Inc.
He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University (2006).
Mr. Falk is the Sustainability Manager at the Related Companies. His responsibilities include enhancing the energy performance of new and existing buildings, benchmarking, monitoring and verification, and the incorporation of innovative technologies. Prior to joining Related, Mr. Falk was a Project Manager for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).
Mr. Falk is also an adjunct member of the faculty of Columbia University’s Master of Science in Sustainability Management program. He has also taught at The Cooper Union.
Mr. Falk was the Chair of BuildingEnergy09, the annual conference of the North East Sustainable Energy Association. He was a member of both the national working group that developed the ENERGY STAR label for multifamily high-rise construction and the LEED for Homes Midrise-Pilot technical subcommittee during the development of that program.
He holds a BA from The Colorado College and a Master of Urban Planning (MUP) from NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.
Mr. Riccio is a lecturer in management in the Department of International and Public Affairs and at the School of Engineering and Applied Science. He is also partner and senior vice president of Urbitran Associates, an engineering architecture and planning firm in New York City. His research and teaching interests are in urban affairs, with a focus on transportation, sanitation, criminal justice, and housing.
Previously he served as a managing director for Douglas Elliman and as a special consultant to American Express’s new ventures group. From 1979 through 1993, Dr. Riccio served in a variety of government positions including commissioner of New York City’s Department of Transportation, board member of the MTA, and a staff member of the President’s Commission on Productivity. He has also taught at Lehigh, George Washington, and New York University. He has published extensively and served on the editorial board of the Operations Research Journal.
He was the recipient of the ORSA (now INFORMS) President’s Award for lifetime achievement in OR/MS and the March of Dimes Service to Humanity Award. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Metropolitan Golf Association and Metrocommute Inc.
He received his BSIE from Lehigh University in 1969, from where he also received an MSIE in 1970, and a PhD in 1973.