Doug Cogan is Director of Climate Change Research for RiskMetrics Group, a firm that specializes in analysis of portfolio, governance and accounting risk. Mr. Cogan has 25 years of experience as a researcher and advisor to institutional investors, corporations and government agencies, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He is the author of several books and many articles on energy and environmental topics, and serves a spokesman for RiskMetrics on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. Mr. Cogan’s research on climate change dates back 20 years. In conjunction with the Investor Network on Climate Risk, he has developed a Climate Change Governance Index to evaluate how some of the world’s biggest carbon-emitting companies and financial firms are factoring climate change in their business strategies and risk management practices. He is the author of a series of reports on Corporate Governance and Climate Change, profiling widely held corporations in more than 10 industry sectors. He is also the co-author of the 2007 Carbon Disclosure Project Report on S&P500 companies. Mr. Cogan is a graduate of Williams College, where he graduated cum laude and received highest honors in political economics. Contact: email@example.com.