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Alex Murray

Alex Murray

Associate
  • Climate-Aligned Finance

Alex is an associate with RMI’s Center for Climate-Aligned Finance. As a member of the Center team, Alex is working to help transition the financial sector toward a decarbonized, climate-aligned future through enabling financial institutions to align their investing and lending decisions with climate goals.

Background

Prior to joining RMI full time, Alex spent the summer of 2021 as an intern in RMI’s Center for Climate-Aligned Finance, leading the team’s analysis and research on financial regulation and its impact for climate alignment. Before RMI, Alex attended graduate school at University College Dublin as a 2021 Mitchell Scholar. His other professional experiences include financial, political, tech, and nonprofit work, including leading economic research on land conservation policy with The Nature Conservancy.

Education

BSc, Finance, University of Kansas
BGS, Environmental Studies, University of Kansas
MSc, Renewable Energy & Environmental Finance, University College Dublin

Location

New York

Authored Works
A conference room equipped by modern laptops in a modern panoramic office in New York.
Blog

We Read a 130-Page Report on Climate Regulation So You Don’t Have To

In October 2021, the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC)—an oversight body for federal financial regulators—chimed in on the climate conversation by way of a dense, 133-page report. The FSOC Report on Climate-Related Financial Risks examines how US regulators are already addressing climate-related financial risks, discusses ongoing challenges…

A conference room equipped by modern laptops in a modern panoramic office in New York.
Blog

Financing 1.5°C: In a Booming ESG market, the SEC Has Some Questions

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently made headlines by launching a formal investigation into ESG (environmental, social, and governance) investment products offered by DWS Group, Deutsche Bank AG’s asset management division. The investigation sent DWS shares tumbling more than 12 percent, demonstrating the real-world consequences of a…