Managing Director, Stanford Sustainable Finance Initiative
Alicia Seiger is a lecturer at Stanford Law School and leads sustainable and energy finance initiatives at Stanford Law, Graduate School of Business and the Precourt Institute for Energy. Her work focuses on business and financial innovations to catalyze a rapid decarbonization of the global economy. In 2014, she created Investing in a New Climate, an investor workshop series that aims to help asset owners manage climate risk and capitalize on innovation opportunities. She co-founded Stanford Professionals in Energy (SPIE) and Aligned Intermediary, a financial platform connecting long-term investors to climate solutions.
A serial entrepreneur and pioneer of new business models, Alicia has been designing and executing climate and energy strategies for businesses, foundations, investors, and NGOs since 2004. She has served on the management teams of multiple startups, including at TerraPass, a pioneer of the US carbon offset market, and Flycast Communications, one of the world’s first web advertising networks.
In 2018, Alicia was appointed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli to serve on the first-ever Decarbonization Advisory Panel for the $209 billion New York State Common Retirement Fund. She also serves on the boards of Ceres and PRIME Coalition and as an advisor to Cyclotron Road.
Alicia holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she also worked as a case writer for the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, and a BA in Environmental Policy and Cultural Anthropology from Duke University. A native of Silicon Valley, Alicia lives in Menlo Park with her husband and two daughters.