Stuart Braman is the Founder and Chairman of Fossil Free Indexes. Working as an Adjunct Associate Research Scientist at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory on climate change adaptation, arsenic in drinking water and water conservation issue, he heard Bill McKibben speak in November 2012 about fossil fuel divestment. As index investors, he and his wife went home to find some fossil free indexes to invest in. Two months later they were still looking and Fossil Free Indexes was born. Stuart’s financial services career spans 24+ years at Standard & Poor’s, DRI/McGraw-Hill and Mediant Communications. With assignments primarily in marketing, new product development, business development and strategic partnerships, Stuart retired from Standard & Poor’s as a Managing Director in the Risk Solutions Group. In his most recent financial services position with Mediant Communications he served as the Director of Investment Company Services. Stuart earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Geography (now Earth and Environmental Sciences) from Columbia University.