On Feb. 25, Meeta Kothare hosted the KTG Webinar “50 Shades of Green: Sustainability and Sustainable Finance.” The webinar covered sustainability and the impact syndrome, 21st century trends, and how to manage, measure, and report sustainability. Watch it here!

Meeta Kothare is adjunct professor in the McCombs School of Business, where she is the inaugural Managing Director of the Social Innovation Initiative. Kothare also holds a faculty appointment at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. She teaches popular classes in Financial Innovation for Social Impact, Impact Investing, and Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Previously she founded Neeva Solutions, a management consulting firm assisting nonprofits and for-profit organizations dedicated to social impact.

Kothare has over 25 years of academic, business, and social sector experience. She began her career in sales and marketing before pursuing graduate studies in business. After completing her doctorate, she joined the finance faculty at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, where she has taught in the MBA, Business Honors and Executive Education programs. Her research on corporate finance, corporate governance, and securities markets has appeared in leading academic finance journals.

Kothare’s current interests include social innovation and the use of financial tools for social impact and sustainability. Her areas of expertise include: impact and sustainable investing, impact measurement, social entrepreneurship and innovation. She is also actively engaged in community service, philanthropy and impact investing, and mentoring social changemakers on campus and beyond.

Kothare holds a Ph.D. in Finance and an M.S. in Applied Economics from the University of Rochester, and an MBA from the University of Georgia, where she was the class valedictorian.