Relevant Environmental Links:

Shell - 3 Hard Truths (PDF)

Cleantech Venture Capital:
How Public Policy Has Stimulated Private Investment

Cleantech Venture Capital:
2007 Full Report

Cleantech Venture Capital:
2007 Executive Summary

CalStep Action Plan (PDF)

Integrated Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Tradeoffs (InVEST) (PDF)

Green Jobs (PDF)

FAO - State of the World Forests (PDF)

Harvard - Climate Change Futures (PDF)

Tandberg - Environmental Survey Report (PDF)

Carbon Trends (PDF)

McKensy Report - Reducing Emissions (PDF)

WWF - Payments for Environmental Services (PDF)


Climate change presents a unique challenge for economics: it is the greatest and widest-ranging market failure ever seen.
Stern Review of the Economics of Climate Change

Scripps Institution of Oceanography has invited Lee Stein to be Keynote Speaker at its Climate Change and Business Conference, a two-day course co-sponsored by UCSD's RADY School of Management. Lee is a key participant in Scripp's efforts to demystify scientific conclusions as they relate to business risks and investing opportunities.

green box Scripps/RADY Program Schedule (PDF)
green box Scripps/RADY Program Website

Lee Stein (bio) is Managing Partner of Virtual Group, LLC. In addition to a passion for philanthropy and protecting the environment, Lee has successfully implemented ventures in the following areas:

Venture Capital
Managing Partner of Virtual Group, LLC, a VC firm investing in early stage companies;
Founder of Prize Capital, an innovative venture financing model that capitalizes global competitions for finding solutions to health, scientific, and technological problems;
Real Estate Financing and Development
President of Seaport Village, an entertainment retailing complex in San Diego;
Co-founder of firm that developed Ramada Maingate at Disneyland, a 467-room hotel next to Disneyland, CA;
Internet Commerce
Inventor (3 patents), co-founder of First Virtual, Chairman and CEO at the time of its IPO, developed a secure online payment system, his IP subsequently acquired by eBay/Paypal;
Entertainment Finance
Co-founder of Stein & Stein, a management and advisory company for high net worth individuals primarily in the entertainment industry.

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Links to

lee's bio
lee's personal page
lee's publications
Virtual Group, LLC
Prize Capital


E2 Prize Capital