Claudio
Vescovo


Vescovo
Italy Investment Manager Glennmont Partners Adjunct
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BIO

Claudio has extensive experience in the renewable energy sector, having operated as both an equity investor (start-ups and acquisitions) and a project financier. At Glennmont he covers private equity investments across four different technologies (wind, solar photovoltaic, biomass and small scale hydro) throughout Europe. In the last years, he has managed circa €500 million in investments in Italy, France, UK, Ireland and Portugal. Prior to joining the foundation, he worked in the project finance division of BNP Paribas, covering renewable energy and conventional power projects in Western and Eastern Europe. Claudio joined the bank through the international program for high potentials, which led him to work in several departments of the group (strategy and business development, risk, and principal investments) in the UK, Belgium, Italy, and the Netherlands. Claudio began his career at KPMG Advisory in Milan, where he advised financial institutions in strategic decisions and risk management interventions.

Claudio is a recurrent lecturer at several business schools in the UK (Imperial College and Oxford Said Business School) and gives courses on energy markets and investments for the Italian Financial Market Association AssiomForex. Claudio sits in the Scientific Committee of the Master in Management of Energy and Renewable Sources of Sole 24 Ore Business School. Claudio holds an Master in Business Administration from the University of Venice and has worked for one year as a research assistant in Corporate Finance at the University of Trieste.

COURSES

The purpose of this course is to initiate a debate around the role and functioning of modern corporations as sustainability challenges, opportunities and solutions emerge. In particular, the objective is to detail and disentangle the links between corporate strategy, sustainability, and performance measurement systems as a means to translate sustainable strategies into effective outcomes and, at the same time, to provide investors and external stakeholders with a set of metrics that appropriately identify a company’s sustainable value and competitiveness.

Within this perspective, four major learning outcomes are expected:

  • To allow students to gain a solid and robust understanding of: (i) what a corporate performance measurement system is; (ii) how it can be developed and used; (iii) how it supports the formulation and implementation of a sustainable business strategy;
  • To allow students to understand key approaches and frameworks for measuring, assessing and reporting sustainability and corporate social responsibility;
  • To equip students with the necessary tools and techniques to evaluate green investments from both a financial and non-financial perspective;
  • To allow students to understand the key drivers behind the consistent and continuous growth of renewable energy as an industrial sector globally, and how policy, technology and capital interact together creating its backbone.