Staff | John Hodges
Director, Financial Services | New York
With 20 years of sustainable finance experience, John leads BSR's financial services practice, which assists banks, investment managers, insurance companies, private equity firms, and financial information and technology companies to improve the sustainability of their corporate operations, implement new approaches to socially responsible investing, and manage environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks.
Before joining BSR, John served as the founder and president of SunOne Solutions, a leading carbon project developer. He managed the company's staff across five offices in North and South America and led the company's efforts to assist corporate clients in becoming more environmentally sustainable. John also has worked as a staff member in the World Bank's Sustainable Development Group, where he managed energy, transport, and environmental infrastructure projects in Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America. During his time at the World Bank, John also managed the vice president for sustainable development's front office and served as the infrastructure advisor in the World Bank's Thailand and Kosovo country offices. He has also held positions with a private infrastructure project developer in Santiago, Chile, and an impact investing fund in Sofia, Bulgaria. John has authored several publications on infrastructure development, competition policy, and ESG issues.
John holds an M.P.A. from Harvard University, an International M.B.A. from the University of South Carolina, and a B.S. in International Trade and Finance from Louisiana State University.
- Blog: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Private Equity’s Sustainability Progress
- Blog: Is Executive Compensation Capturing ‘Total Stakeholder Value’?
- Blog: Equator Principles III: What Do Energy and Extractives Companies Need to Know?
- Blog: Equator Principles III: What Do Financial Services Companies Need to Know?
- Blog: What Cerberus’ Firearm Divestment Says About Private Equity and Social Responsibility