Alexandra Wright-Gladstein - Founder & CEO of Sphere (Fossil Fuel Free 401(k)s)

Climate Finance Podcast

17-01-2022 • 36 mins

Alexandra Wright-Gladstein is the Founder and CEO of Sphere. Sphere is a public benefit corporation that is amplifying a social movement to get 401(k) retirement savings money out of fossil fuel companies. Sphere has two ‘first of its kind’ products: i) Sphere 500 Fossil Fuel Free Index (SPFFXI) which tracks the S&P500 excluding the fossil fuel companies, and ii) Sphere 500 Fossil Fuel Mutual Fund which tracks SPFFXI. Prior to Sphere, Alex co-founded Ayar Labs, a tech startup that produces power efficient optical input-output solutions, in 2015. Ayar Labs has raised over $60 million from the likes of Founders Fund, Intel Capital, and Lockheed Martin Ventures. She previously studied Economics and Political Science at Tufts University, worked at Enel X North America, and obtained her MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Check out the Climate Finance Podcast website for more information.

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Note: This podcast is for informational purposes only and should not be considered as investment advice. The interview took place on 4th January 2022.